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May 26, 2013 12:25 PM

Sushi Yuzu in Toluca Lake...YES!

I have never seen Sushi Yuzu in Toluca Lake mentioned here. We have had dinner at the sushi bar twice, and each time the entire experience was remarkable.

The decor is clean and bright with white walls, modern spot lighting and polished light wood. They seem to do a nice neighborhood business because both times we were there the place was filled; the staff greeted many regulars.

The atmosphere is very relaxed, yet the sushi is quite serious -- if you order straight nigiri or sashimi. I loved that our sushi (seared saba, tai, scallop, eel) was topped with all the favorites: yuzu, freshly shaved pink salt, painted on soy with bonito, lemon slivers, glass seaweed, and others. For a small extra price, you can get fresh wasabi; the root is displayed on the counter. The presentation was always beautiful and the quality of the sushi was very good. With appreciative "oohs and aahs," our chef/owner understood us quickly and never disappointed.

There are many rolls and other dishes here. We shared a lemon roll filled with spicy tuna; it was fresh with a delicious lemon sauce.

We plan to return soon.

Sushi Yuzu
10118 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake

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  1. I second that emotion!

    As you guessed, Sushi Yuzu is a favorite among us locals.

    Shhhh, don't tell...!

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    1. re: susiequeue

      "I second that emotion!"
      _ _ _

      Yes, I am happy when the sushi is very good!
      I am glad to read of your confirmation, susiequeue.

      1. re: ns1

        ns1, I think it is a good value. Two of us ate until very satisfied last night and our total with one hot tea and one iced green tea was $55 before gratuity and tax. We enjoyed a mix of nigiri and rolls.

          1. re: ns1

            Total bill for both of us.

            We did not eat a huge amount -- two rolls and maybe four orders of nigiri/2 pieces each -- and only tea to drink (the tea was very good). However, the pacing was not rushed, the food was beautifully plated and we were very satisfied.

            If one orders sashimi and the pricier nigiri items, I can see that the bill easily might be much more. If one is very hungry, the bill can easily soar, and if one enjoys a beverage stronger than tea, the total will quickly reflect that as well. However, for us it was the perfect "Summer" dinner.

            1. re: liu

              thanks. I live right around the corner and figured it was marketed towards the area. if y'kno what i mean.

              1. re: ns1

                i had one of the lunch specials there. seemed a goodly amount of food for the money.

                1. re: linus

                  never been, but I'm always looking for decent lunches in the area. any insight on the lunch specials you can share?

                  1. re: Bert

                    man, it was a while ago. let me think. i think i had a chirashi bowl, and it was maybe 13 bucks or so. the miso soup was fine, the salad was a tad gloppy.
                    the fish was of pretty good quality and seemed plentiful for the price. i don't remember the rice, but it don't remember it being offensive.

                    anyway, i think i recall it was a pretty good deal and tasted good. sorry i can't be more help.

                    1. re: linus

                      they have told us enough!~

                2. re: ns1

                  Hi, ns1.

                  I think you can enjoy lunch or dinner here!

        1. Thank you for posting. We'll check that out.

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