We usually avoid anything we read in the LA Times for at least 6 months, so finally made it to Mia Sushi last night and were easily able to get two seats at the bar. DH and I are pretty much purists - we like straightforward sushi and sashimi, not so much the rolls and other fancy creations. We weren't ravenous, just had a few orders each - hamachi, albacore, scallop, Spanish mackerel and bluefin tuna.
We saw other orders - rolls and such - coming out, and everything looked delicious and beautifully presented.
The good news - the fish was about the best I've had anywhere, perfectly fresh, incredibly rich and tasty. Price was not cheap, but fair for the quality we were getting. The downside - $5.00 for a small Sapporo, $7.50 for nondescript unoaked Chardonnay. C'mon, folks, that's just greedy! I know whenever someone says it's not about the money, it's about the money - but honestly, it's the principal.
If we go back, we'll probably have a drink at home first and stick to tea with our meal - just on principal!