Best sushi deal?
Looking to take my father who'll be visiting this weekend for some really good sushi. Definitely want top quality but something not too pricey. We usually go to Iroha in Studio City which does the trick, but looking to branch out. Been to Katsu-ya, Kiwami and Chiba as well. All good, but all a little on the pricey side.
I know SugarFish has their DineLA deal going on. Is the deal any good? Do you get enough sushi for dinner for $35?
Also just read about Yama Seafood in SGV. Thinking of possibly giving that a try and picking some up to go.
Any affordable omakase meals?
Just looking for the best sushi available for the cheapest price. Somewhere that we'll be impressed by the quality and impressed by how much money is left in our wallets.
If lunch, and if willing to travel to Westside, Kiriko.
They do have a dineLA deal right now, but I'd go with one of two options:
The cheaper option: $14.50 for 3 hand roll set. Comes with miso soup and salad. Blue crab hand roll (normally $8 by itself) can be had for a $1 up-charge.
Again, these are only available at lunch.
The more expensive option: $40 lunch sushi omakase. Comes with miso soup and salad. 9 pieces of nigiri (usually has at least once piece of chutoro, one or two more "premium" fish like kinmedai), and 1 blue crab hand roll.
Thanks PeterCC...that lunch omakase at Kiriko sounds pretty good.
Should have said that we're probably looking for less roll-type sushi and more nigiri or sashimi. We especially like chirashi.
Also, are there any really good places in Little Tokyo? I always end up having some sort of noodle down there...haven't sampled the sushi.
I know Mako isn't as cheap as Gen, but ~$50 gets you a well-endowed sushi/sashimi combo.
And they treat you nicely there, which is worth at least $10 to me vs the Gen Zoo.
Also, Toshi Sushi's omakase is $48
Yama is... better than TJ sushi, better than H-mart fot sure. But the selection is limited, and service can be freaking painful, and there's a good chance you'll be supporting Moonies. If I'm desperate and don't want to sit down, sure. Otherwise, I prefer Tozai and maybe even Gatten over it.
<< want top quality but something not too pricey>>
the worldwide price of fish has been skyrocketing for some time.
basically the majority of "top quailty" fish in the world is being flown to japan and none of it can be characterized as "not too pricey."
how much do you want to spend? when we know this, we can help you figure out the best place at your price level.
re: my personal opinion about sugarfish.
i wouldn't eat there if someone paid ME to eat their stuff. . ..
+1. You won't necessarily be impressed by how much cash is left in your wallet, but you should be pleased w/ the price/quality ratio.
Another option are the Midori-type places (or is MIdori the only one?) that do AYCE in 1 hr for $27 (or so). No sashimi. The quality is decent enough to scratch the itch.
Also agree w/ WSG that good quality sushi is usually mutually exclusive w/ inexpensive, unfortunately....