Let's be honest here, this place is mediocre. I went last night for the second time, and felt the same way I did after my first visit: it's not bad, it's not that expensive, it's not sceney, the fish isn't un-fresh, and in an area of L.A. with scant sushi options, I understand why it's popular.
But as much as it's not bad, it's just as equally not good. There is nothing exceptional about this place. It's pretty standard-issue. I don't understand how anyone could love this place and rave about it when there are so many better options around.
And the service sucks too.
In a word...Ehhhhhhhh.