I know, if the sushi is bad, it could cause the flight to be disastrous! But, I've had enough good sushi experiences to have some faith.
That being said, any good sushi joints close to or not far from LAX (coming from Santa Monica area)? Looking to try something new, and better yet, looking for any sushi joints with happy hour "deals" or "specials"? Here's where I've tried, that certainly aren't out of question, though some are DEFINITELY out of price range:
Echigo (pricey when not there for the awesome lunch special).
Sushi Sasabune (didn't win the lotto - can't go tonight).
Hide Sushi (good price for me, but bf prefers "credit card accepted").
U-Zen (not too bad, not too pricey, but didn't love it).
What about any sushi joints in MDR or Venice? Can anyone vouch for them? We're not sushi purists, so rolls are always an option, but nothing quite compares to amazing quality, melt-in-your-mouth sushi!
Thanks for any opinions and bits of feedback!