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

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  1. Traditional or Fusion?

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    1. re: russkar

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

      1. re: xoxohh

        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

        1. re: russkar

          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.

        2. re: xoxohh

          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.

          1. re: killersmile

            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.

            1. re: xoxohh

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

              1. re: russkar

                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. 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

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

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          1. re: xoxohh

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

            1. re: killersmile

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

              1. re: xoxohh

                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.

                1. re: curiousgeo

                  I agree.

                2. re: xoxohh

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

                  1. re: xoxohh

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