last night, i went to sushisushi on beverly drive, sat at a table, and was served mediocre (including an almost inedible, fishy piece of yellowtail) sushi prepared by what appeared to be the sushi apprentice. the sushi being prepared by the sushi master (i assume, he was on the corner) seemed much better.
at take sushi on sunset, if you are served by nobu, the sushi is great. if you sit at the tables or in front of the apprentice, it is average/mediocre.
how do insure being served by the sushi master? it seems that there are two different restaurants within the same space, and they are both charging the same price.
also, what sushi bars don't have this heirarchy??? which ones do you need to sit with the master to get a good meal?