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You may like Hiko Sushi

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hiko-sushi-los-angeles-2
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Talking about sushi.

Revolving belt sushi places suck but .... Kula Revolving Sushi in Little Tokyo ain't half bad.
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asanebo if you want creative house specials
mori if you want exotic ridiculously fresh and excellent fish
sushi sushi if you want trad sushi done its best
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

asanebo if you want creative house specials
mori if you want exotic ridiculously fresh and excellent fish
sushi sushi if you want trad sushi done its best

I had such a great time at Asanebo recently.
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I had one of the best and most fun meals of my life last night at Asanebo. The chefs are buddies with the friends I went with, so they treated us really well. We didn't order, they just kept bringing stuff out. Courses I remember:

while we were waiting for the bar they brought us a bunch of different pickled things, hot ginko nuts, edamame, shishito
kumamotos with uni and caviar
chawanmushi with mushrooms and other stuff
halibut sashimi and spiny lobster sashimi with black truffles
some eggplant ginger thing
mushroom tempura stuffed with fish
seared kobe with miso
skate wing with tofu and shutto
conch + mushroom soup served in shell with a quail egg cooking in it
bunch of really amazing sushi
eel spine, dried, tied in a knot, and fried

Sake:

Ken
Gensai
Kyokusen
post #1700 of 2244
asanebo is amazing if you sit at the bar and are nice to them, buy them a round etc and just have them create masterpieces for you
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I've been real happy with Kiwami in Studio City lately
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Mori Sushi hit the spot thank you! I did the sushi omakase and had a little sashimi and a shrimp soup before. The sashimi was out of this world and the sushi a delight. They're all very pleasant.

My only critique is the whole DIY vibe to the decor and dishes; sometimes DIY is just bad.
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love all the homemade pottery, his rice is phenomenal

glad you enjoyed it, that shit costs a pretty penny when I went last time
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My bill came to about $125 with taxes. I had edamame and sparkling water on top of the omakase (have a cold so no sake for me). I liked the pottery particularly some of tea mugs but couldn't get into the wood.
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Has anybody tried Shibuchu on Beverly south of Silver Lake? I've been meaning to go.
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Has anybody tried Shibuchu on Beverly south of Silver Lake? I've been meaning to go.

it's very good, but not life-changing good the way it was expressed to me. i think the shitty neighborhood makes it seem like much more of a gem.
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So here are the results of my LA sushi bender:

  • Mori Sushi (Pico) -- artful, tastefully done sushi. Very fresh fish, Tokyo style. Mori is retired but tends the bar occasionally; his protege is just as good if not a bit better. They fresh slice the fish and grate the wasabi in front of you. There's a reason they used to have a Michelin star; it's a classier restaurant experience all around. Least variety of fish
  • Sasabune (Wilshire) -- extremely tasty, melt-in-your mouth fish. They have their thing, and they do it well, but don't change it up much. They use fresh wasabi but its in a paste form, which somehow works very well. The sushi rice is warm and tasty, very much of the Osaka school (or so I've been told). I find it more delicious than Mori but not as sophisticated. The crowd seems to cater to more business clientele. The blue-crab hand roll is a standout. It's almost like fast-food, high-end sushi
  • Sushi Zo (National) -- couldn't resist this place. Most exotic, and varied types of fish. Melt-in-your mouth delicious. They're schtick is very small pieces of sushi, so expect about 20 to even begin to fill satiated (they're half the size of Mori's). They use more ponzu sauces and truffle salts than straight up soy sauce. Ending is a Toro hand roll, but I highly recommend requesting a blue-crab hand roll too. Out of this world delicious! They have Asahi on tap. You need to talk to the servers and chefs to warm them up, otherwise, it can come off as severe


Yes, I'm glowing from the Mercury.
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Mori least variety? Sasabune more tasty? I haven't been, neither zo and the idea of tiny pieces is not appetizing.

Mori had the most variety of fish I ever had, probably had at least a dozen we've never seen anywhere else. Barracuda is fucking excellent both seared and raw, one of my favorites.

Really want some sushi this weekend, may check out nana san (sp?) if I'm in oc otherwise will go to one of those in la.
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I'm a fan of Nana San. It's a little less spendy than it's LA counterparts also FWIW.
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Not to detract from the dining part of this thread, but want to highlight you can get a lot of shopping done now in DTLA. Kapsoul, Lab3, Wander Boutique, Suburban Riot (opening Spring), Pria Boutique, Buttons & Bows, you name it, all found within a 2 block area in the historic core of DTLA. Come check out the little guys when you guys get the chance!

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