marukai bundy vs nijiya/mitsuwa sushi (&cooked food)?
Has anyone tried? How is the quality vs nijiya, mitsuwa. In the past cooked food didn't look good.
I've had sushi & cooked food from all three locations. They are varying degrees of mediocre to wretched. I'd rather pay a couple more bucks and get something from the mitsuwa food court or several bucks more and get something better from one of the many restaurants on sawtelle.
1) Nijaya Sawtelle
2) Marukai Bundy
3) Mitsuwa CC
1) Granda Market Sawtelle (I love their Spam Fried Rice and Cooked Japanese Eggplant)
2) Nijaya Sawtelle (I like their cooked veggies and buns)
In the grand scheme of things, I would much perfer to actually to get Food from the Mitsuwa food court (either a curry bowl or Santouka). Or have lunch at a place off sawtelle (right now, I'm going a lot to Hayatemaru for their varied menu.)
Honestly though, I'm getting a lot of my cheapish Japanese fix in Koreatown. Cheapish Japanese places like Yamayada are starting to skimp on things like rice... ugh.
Haven't tried cooked food, but the fish at Nijiya and Mitsuwa is better.
But I stopped going a year ago or so. Doubt it's changed.
Vegetables looked find at Marukai.
The sushi is alright at all of them but its nothing spectacular. If you're looking for something to eat later than they're serviceable, but if you're gonna eat right away it'd be better to just go to one of the conveyor belt sushi places.
As for prepped food, friends that worked at Mitsuwa advised me to stay away, and Marukai's is terrible. They're nowhere near as good as convenience store food from Japan.
If we're talking just relative to each other, and not to restaurants (or Mitsuwa's food court), then Nijiya is definitely better than the other two for sushi.