I decided to do something totally different and eat nothing but sushi for a week. I started with Sushi Ike in Hollywood, then did Sushi Zo in Culver City and today had lunch at Sushi Shibucho in Costa Mesa. (I've been in San Diego for a few days and I've posted on the California board about the sushi there, too.)
My faves included the toro at Ike and the monkfish liver at Zo. In fact, Zo had the best quality fish of all of them, and Shibucho was the best performer per unit dollar. And Chef Shibutani-san at Shibucho had by far the best knife skills displayed.
Next up is another visit to Hirozen on Beverly to see how it stacks up with this new perspective.
(I also hit up conveyor belt and Kabuki during lunch to keep my wallet from straining too much.)