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Need not-awesome and not-pricey sushi tonight - SM/Venice

  • Wayno Nov 8, 2013 04:09 PM
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All of this board's considerable discussions of the cadre of fine sushi joints won't really help. 13 year old son just arrived and says he'd like sushi tonight - which, for him, means we need a nice variety of rolls. So, we just need a rec for good quality, but needn't be inspiring, sushi place with good rolls in the Santa Monica, WLA (west of Bundy - not going back to my old hood by Sawtelle tonight) or northern Venice. Time be of the essence. Thanks yo.

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  1. U-Zen http://www.japaneserestaurantinfo.com... for one

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    1. re: Servorg

      Echigo http://www.yelp.com/biz/echigo-los-an... for another.

      1. re: Servorg

        I say Echi-don't-go.

    2. Ninjin on Colorado in Santa Monica

      1. Sushi King, on Wilshire, near 14th St. I believe.

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        1. re: J.L.

          respectfully disagree with the recommendation of Sushi King

          1. re: westsidegal

            Someday, wsg, I'm going to say something so offensive to your culinary compass, you're going to say "disrespectfully disagree ..."

            1. re: ipsedixit

              although i may be incited to say that someday, somehow i don't think it will be in response to any of your recommendations!

              1. re: westsidegal

                Filet-o-fish and and warm decarbonated Coke.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  respectfully disagree
                  it must be a vanilla shake

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Dang - that's a nice combo.

          2. re: J.L.

            I think Sushi King is great for a kid.

          3. If you don't mind the din, Hara Sushi would probably fit the bill, and it's just barely in your preferred area...

            1. Rolls for a 13 yo
              Oops! Sushi - Gatway @ Barrington
              http://www.oopssushi.com/?page_id=14

              Or Hamakase Washington Bl near Costco
              http://www.hamakazevenice.com

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              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                Maybe Costco even has a tray!

              2. If not too late kula on sawtelle. He'll like the conveyer belt. But that's on sawtelle. But it's new too.

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                1. re: jessejames

                  I bet my 9 year (and I) will love this. CA roll is his go to roll!

                  1. re: Scotty

                    Yes!

                    I will look for your report!

                2. tsukiji sushi sen... think it's kind of new. Very friendly, good fish.

                  http://www.eatsushisen.com/

                  1. Have you tried Pearl Dragon yet? They make decent sushi.

                    1. So? Where did you go, Wayno?

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                      1. re: liu

                        We wound up at Sushi King, per JL's rec (and before WSG's "respectful disagreement"). It worked fine. Had to wait about 30 mins for a table, but the 3 of us were happy. Nothing too adventurous or awe-inspiring. Crab rolls and salmon rolls were fine. I thought the structural integrity of the rolls was a bit weak, and the tomago was too dense; but the sunomono with shrimp was great. DirtyWEO, I thought about Pearl Dragon, since, as you know, it's in our 'hood, but we've go there a few times already and I wanted something different and maybe less pricey. Topping off the evening - because the kid is obsessed with apple pie - we hit up Apple Pan for dessert. Per the board's recs, I had the banana cream pie, and it was awesome! Kid really liked his apple pie, so it was all good.

                        1. re: Wayno

                          sounds like, all told, it worked out very well.
                          thanks for reporting back.

                          1. re: Wayno

                            Apple Pan sounds good!

                            I'm glad your dinner was good, Wayno. Next time, as jessejames recommended, try Kula on Sawtelle. It's conveyer belt sushi and fun with any sushi-loving kids...but go early to avoid the wait.

                            1. re: Wayno

                              Thanks for reporting back! And sorry to hear about your not-awesome wait.