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S.F. Valley Sushi Favorites (a little long)

MattS | Oct 21, 200303:51 PM     9

Spurred by the First Date rec.’s of various sushi bars in Studio City I ask for Chowhounds in the San Fernando Valley, and visitors too, to spill. No more secrets. Where’s your homecourt sushi bar? Where do you think of when you think sushi and why? And I mean your real favorite, not the ones you casually throw up on the board. Share, we'll all be the better for it.

I’ll start. My constant steady sushi bar is Sushi Hirosuke in Encino. It has been my favorite for years upon years now. And I always liked to sit in font of Hiro when they were at Kabuki in Northridge for years before Hirosuke opened. It is not for the traditionalists. When I think of the menu I think about, in no particular order, the old standby Baked Scallop California Roll (the BSC), the Whitefish Tempura Special, the Sunset Roll, the Oh My God Roll, a nice Spicy Scallop Handroll, the Stuffed Squid, and the Albacore in any shape or form. My mouth waters with the thoughts. A quite filling dinner for a sushi fan is in the $35ish range without drinks. It gets real crowded Friday-Sunday 7pm-9:30pm, no reservations. Closed on Wednesday.

As I am attached to my favorite it takes a lot for me to venture forth. But tempt me, I'm willing to experiment but only backed by your shared knowledge. Please save the detractions of my favorite or anybody else’s for another list. I just want to read your passionate recommendations.

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