Sunday, December 5, 2010

LA spots: sushi


there are not too many foods you can eat constantly without feeling an overkill. sushi is certainly at the top of this list. ...everything from the way that it is presented to its bite size portions, eclectic variety, and most of all the fact that it does not put you in a dreadful food coma afterwards. in LA, there are as many sushi spots as nail salons and starbucks. of course, katana and katsuya are safe choices for food and ambiance, the following options steer away from the pretentious vibe and are more sensitive on the wallet. here are the ones that made it to the top of LA spots: sushi edition.

tatsuki - spicy tuna heaven. one of the first sushi establishments in the san fernando valley, this quaint spot will have you craving for all things spicy tuna. must try: spicy tuna cut roll (not your typical), gorgeous roll

shibuya - this calabasas spot that has about a mere 20 seats does not take reservations and is always packed. although i have only been once, it is clear to see what the hype is about. must try: albacore sushi. melts in your mouth.

chiba - dont be alarmed by the location. this hidden gem tucked away in a shopping center near saticoy and coldwater canyon is known for its unbeatable quality. been around for years, once you discover this place, you become a fan. must try: kb2 roll, salmon roe with quail egg

fat fish - extended happy hour is an added bonus at this west hollywood sushi spot that is always sure to be packed with locals and after-work groups. must try: tuna tar tar, baked salmon hand roll

miru - located in a strip mall in beverly hills, miru offers happy hour until 9:30 and has an extensive sushi menu with a long list of specialty rolls. must try: bently, chanel, prada. yes, this place is different.

yen - two words: mushroom poppers.

11 comments:

  1. i miss LA - my fave place to eat was Ketchup xxxx

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  2. I also love love love sushi and could eat it all the time:) Hugs and kisses, my dear

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  3. I adore sushi, if I could eat nothing but (the only thing holding me back is my budget :)), I would do so!

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  4. love sushi, you've stimulated my appetite! Great blog!

    d e g a i n e

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  5. i looooove sushi! my favorite thing to go out for! i am moving to la soon and can't wait to try out these places! yum!

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  6. Great blog!

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  7. i miss the sushi in LA.
    visit my giveaway!

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  8. great thought - sushi is an incredible food in everyway: presentation, flavor, and of course nutrionally... xo bb

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  9. Love sushi! Definitely will have to keep your picks in mind if/when I get to LA :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  10. These sound great! I just bookmarked for when I'm in LA next (:

    Drop by and enter the two giveaways I'm hosting right now here & here.

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