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Oct 28, 2013 04:18 PM

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.

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  1. 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. For WLA, definitely Nijiya >> Mitsuwa/Marukai (tied)

      1. Sushi:

        1) Nijaya Sawtelle
        2) Marukai Bundy
        3) Mitsuwa CC

        Cooked Food:

        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.


        2 Replies
        1. re: Dommy

          Where in Koreatown do they make sushi? If so lo quality I don't know why Marukai makes them.

          1. re: laxfoodfeedback

            There are several Koreantown places that make Sushi. Personally, I haven't gone to any of them, when I spoke of cheapish japanese food under the heading of cooked food, I mean more like cooked homestyle stuff like Curries... I don't mind paying $$$ for Sushi.


        2. 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.

          1. Some of these places get their stuff from the main store and are not made on site.