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xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 11:49 AM

Staying at the Kahala with a car. Where is the best sushi? Thanks!

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  1. russkar RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 11:58 AM

    Traditional or Fusion?

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      xoxohh RE: russkar Sep 13, 2013 01:10 PM

      Most interested in traditional. A great Omakase would be welcome too I've been reading a lot about Sushi Sasabune.

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        russkar RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 01:35 PM

        Sasabune is a regular stop for us and is more toward Traditional Style.
        We also like Gaku (one block away) a lot.
        Mitch's by the Airport is a favorite.
        Sushi ii does a nice job also across from Walmart.
        Kona Kai is closer than the above and is very good.

        At dinner time it's easy to spend $100+ in any of these places.

        For a more mid range experience. Imanas Tei, Yangi , Alakasa

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          killersmile RE: russkar Sep 13, 2013 01:48 PM

          Sorry russkar, just gonna correct the name typos so the OP doesn't get confused trying to search for places that don't exist. In the midrange list, he means Yanagi Sushi and Akasaka.

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          killersmile RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 01:44 PM

          Since it seems you are from LA, i'm not sure if the sushi places here would match up to the best there. Anyways, for the best here, I suggest you check out Sasabune, Sushi Izakaya Gaku, Sushi ii, or Mitch's. The most impressive white board is at Sushi ii if you like trying lots of different neta.

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            xoxohh RE: killersmile Sep 13, 2013 02:04 PM

            You are correct, I live in L.A., but sushi is a favorite meal of ours, so I'd love a great sushi meal. Price is not a factor, just wonderful eats.

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              russkar RE: xoxohh Sep 14, 2013 10:33 AM

              I'm originally from LA also.
              My all time favorite there is Urasawa.

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                xoxohh RE: russkar Sep 14, 2013 06:42 PM

                Yep...been to Urasawa 3 times (lucky me). To me, Urasawa is more about the experience. Truthfully, while the sushi is wonderful, I have had better sushi elsewhere....Yamakase for one.

      2. KaimukiMan RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 01:01 PM

        Believe it or not the Kahala Zippy's has a quite decent sushi bar. "Best Sushi" is a controvercial subject. You might start by checking out these threads and ask questions from there:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/850656
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/846289

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          xoxohh RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 03:31 PM

          Has anyone been to Sushi Izakaya Gaku? It sounds top notch.

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            killersmile RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 04:02 PM

            Yes, it is a favorite of many on the board and was recommended above by russkar and myself.

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              xoxohh RE: killersmile Sep 13, 2013 04:04 PM

              So....do I try Gaku or Sasabune?....sorry for being so anal, but well, you know.....

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                curiousgeo RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 04:15 PM

                Depends. I'd say Sasabune if you are looking primarily for sushi. Gaku has a varied menu of well prepared izakaya food as well as sushi. Can't go wrong either way.

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                  killersmile RE: curiousgeo Sep 13, 2013 04:53 PM

                  I agree.

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                  kathryn RE: xoxohh Sep 13, 2013 04:30 PM

                  Gaku is wonderful and worth a try even for a non-sushi meal. Make reservations. My report here:
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/885453

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                    russkar RE: xoxohh Sep 14, 2013 10:34 AM

                    You have a Sasabune in LA so Gaku or Mitch's would be my choice.

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