Sushi isn't my first choice, so I'm not really an expert, although not totally new to sushi. I have some friends visiting (from Ohio) and they want to try some Sushi.
We are planning to be in Santa Monica (they want to go in the ocean, too cold for me the Californian, I'll be watching) but I thought we would find someplace in Santa Monica for a Sushi lunch.
Ideally it would be a casual place (we will be in beachy clothes although thats not unusual for Santa Monica :) and relatively inexpensive--maybe someplace with a good lunch special. Something where my friends could try a couple things (and certainly not just the California roll that you can get anywhere.)
Also any suggestions for things to try or suggest for newbie yet adventorus eaters.
Thanks in advance