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Fresh Sushi/Montebello Area

jmeranus Oct 23, 2013 04:48 PM

Am in the Montebello area. Does anyone have a recommendation of really good/fresh sushi anywhere near here? Thank you.

  1. ipsedixit Nov 2, 2013 07:38 PM

    Go to Little Tokyo.

    Either Enya or Toshi.

    Or Aburiya Toranoko for something a bit more eclectic.

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      Ernie Oct 28, 2013 04:08 PM

      Taihei in Monterey Park near border of Montebello is good


      1. TonyC Oct 23, 2013 04:55 PM


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          cfylong Oct 25, 2013 10:39 PM

          They have gone down in quality and service really really fast. Will no longer recommend.

          1. re: cfylong
            TonyC Oct 28, 2013 12:50 PM


            What's the alternative, then? Osho? Niko niko? Tozai? Hungry strike?

            1. re: TonyC
              barryc Oct 28, 2013 04:06 PM

              IIRC there's a small japanese supermarket off potrero grande that serves takeout sushi that apparently gets a lot of japanese customers buying it. i tried it once based on a post by ipsedixit since i happened to had an errand that took me that way. i wouldn't drive that far to get it but if i were in montebello it might be worth it if you didn't want to drive very far. otherwise, i'd drive the 20 minutes it would probably take to go to some place like Z. but there really isn't a lot of very good sushi in the SGV.

              1. re: barryc
                ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 06:24 PM

                Do you mean Tozai?

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  barryc Oct 29, 2013 02:31 AM

                  yes, thanks; i tried looking for that thread but couldn't find it.

                  1. re: barryc
                    barryc Nov 2, 2013 09:52 PM

                    they actually have a website: http://www.tozaifoodsmarket.com/

              2. re: TonyC
                cfylong Nov 2, 2013 02:44 AM

                Taihei in MPK is good for cooked foods. Sushi not so much.

                1. re: cfylong
                  Ernie Nov 2, 2013 08:58 AM

                  What place in the OP's area do you recommend for sushi, cfylong?

                  1. re: cfylong
                    barryc Nov 2, 2013 11:42 AM

                    as a general rule, i don't expect good sushi from a place that serves a wide range of the non sushi portion of japanese cuisine. few places can afford to have expert chefs in the kitchen as well as behind the sushi bar.

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