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Sushi Sasabune? or something else close to Sushi Zo?

jcc813 | Feb 17, 2012 02:05 PM

Last time we were in LA we went to Mori based on recs from this board. While we enjoyed our meal, for whatever reason it fell a bit short for me in comparison to my best sushi experiences (Yasuda, Kanoyma, NAOE, Tsukiji). Could've just been an off night.

In any case, we'll be back in LA next week and I'm on the hunt for sushi again. Preferably want to try a different place this time.

We'll likely be coming from the airport and heading to Arcadia after dinner, so location wise would prefer someplace that wouldn't be too far off that path.

Have been doing some research here and it seems that Sushi Zo pretty much fits the bill in terms of what I'm looking for food-wise: Traditional, varied, sushi/sashimi-focused

However, the general consensus around service, attitude, pacing, and the fact that it's omakase ONLY, are putting me off.

What's the next best option?

I thought Sushi Sasabune might be a good option, but it seems to have a bad rep on this board (haven't been able to find specific reviews as to why...just general negative references...seems to be related to their oversaucing?). I was thinking maybe if we stuck to ordering a la carte rather than going w/ omakase, maybe we'd avoid the sauce issue and also keep costs down a bit?

Kiriko might be my runner up.

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