I apologize ahead of time for the repetition because there are already a jillion sushi threads on chowhound. So many that it is confusing hence I am posting.
Can anyone suggest a place in LA proper that is not *too* fancy and expensive but a notch or two above places like Noshi and Hide? My mother is coming to town and would like me to take her out for sushi. Her tastes are not particularly adventurous; she usually likes to order the same thing no matter where she is (which means a flexible place is needed - not places like Sasabune where one is limited to "chef's daily pick"). Nevertheless, she appreciates good quality.
Preferably the place will have some vegetarian options.
I have read 'hounders comments on Echigo and am intrigued. How is it for dinner and what prices are we looking at? Also am curious about Sushi Mori and Hirozen.