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Best (Inexpensive) Sushi in LA?

Thanks everyone for your recommendations! As it turns out, it was totally unplanned, but we happened to be shopping in the Beverly Hills area on Thursday, and passed by Minori Sushi on S. Robertson Blvd. (between W. Olympic Blvd, and W. Pico Blvd.). We decided to try it, and it was really good! I ate their tuna rolls and California rolls--both under $5 each (for 6-piece rolls), if I recall correctly (my dad payed the bill...). XD The California rolls I thought were especially good, and surprisingly, they were made of the imitation stick kind, which I said I didn't like! It sure didn't taste like "imitation" though. It might have been a mixture of real crab and the stick kind, I'm not sure. My parents had some sushi and combination lunch boxes. I also had miso soup and a green salad. Everything was superb. We ordered so much food--the waiter thought it was necessary to remind us how much we had ordered and politely asked if we could eat all that food. We said we would take home any leftovers, but guess what? We actually ate all the food and ordered 2 extra orders of California rolls to take home. Including this takeout, we came out paying only $76 (no alcohol). Not bad! We will definitely try some of your suggestions in the near future. Our first try at a sushi restaurant left us hunkering for more!

Sep 30, 2006
Junasai777 in Los Angeles Area

Best (Inexpensive) Sushi in LA?

My parents are taking me out for my birthday this weekend and we decided to get some sushi. We live in Pasadena, and anywhere under an hour's drive (Pasadena, Downtown, Hollywood/Beverly Hills, Torrance, etc.) and under $100 for the three of us would be great. Our favorites include anything with maguro (tuna) and California handrolls (with real crab, not the imitation stick kind). Unbelievable though it may seem, we've never gone to a restaurant specializing in sushi yet, although we are Japanese and have lived here for over 20 years. We are thinking of maybe trying Sushi Go55 in Little Tokyo.

Taking this opportunity, I'd also like to ask if anyone knows of a good cake shop in the LA area. My favorite currently is Italian Tomato in Mitsuwa in Little Tokyo--the Chocolate Marron Cake is really good! (Part of the reason we are thinking of trying Sushi Go55 is because it is also in the Mitsuwa building.) We like cakes that aren't too sweet and are on the light side.

Sep 27, 2006
Junasai777 in Los Angeles Area