Little Island Sushi, Sherman Oaks Have had lunch here a few times (to the tune of $40+ for one) but it's one of the best-kept sushi secrets in L.A. Leagues above Matsuhisa. Upstairs, in a completely unassuming location (as it would be in Tokyo) in an upscale strip mall at 14622 Ventura Blvd. If you live in L.A. and love sushi, *rush* there. Sushi-meisters Eo and Yoshi will take care of you. Don't fail to order the beef tataki sashimi, the Spanish mackerel (flown in from Japan) or the spicy tuna poki. They also throw in at least 2 freebies during your lunch, so you will be sated upon leaving.