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paranoid123
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Joined: Dec 13, 2002
Posts: 377
From: New York City
Posted: 2004-03-11 03:43 am   Permalink

Hi Guys,

I personally stay far far away from citysearch. Just look at their rankings for top Chinese restaurants in LA. About 7 out of 10 places are seriously gringo Chinese restraunts and the rest of them are just plain mainstream. C'mon what about all the Chinese restaurants in the *real* Chinatown, the San Gabriel Valley? I think most of the reviewers never go east of the 110 fwy.

Anyway, Humuhumu, if you're not busy, drive along Ventura Blvd in Studio city, there's probably 3 sushi restaurant on each block. This does include the previously mentioned Sushi Nozawa. I believe Nozawa san is the one with the reputation of the "sushi nazi" and have thrown people out for ordering untradtional stuff like California Rolls. I've been here a couple of times, just sit at the bar, and accept his omakazi (chef's choice), which is will probably include tuna sashimi with ponzu and some spring onions.

I haven't settled on my own personal favorite, but previously it was a place called Tsukasa on the third floor of the Mitzwa Plaza in J-Town. The master there, Kawasaki san was a very excellent and graceful host. Often I would ask him to simply prepare me something unique. Tsukasa has changed names last year, and I haven't stepped in to see if Kawasaki san is still the owner.

I've been told that Z Sushi in Alhambra on the corners of Atlantic, Garfield, and Huntington is a real gem, if you're ever in that neck of the woods. I haven't sampled it myself.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-03-11 4:59 pm   Permalink

Humuhumu,
Whenever you are in Beverly Hills, check this place out.
Expensive, but worth a visit.

http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/11288761/?cslink=cs_boc_lw_2_4

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2965
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-03-24 1:55 pm   Permalink

for the geneology of chopsticks:

http://www.cultdeadcow.com/cDc_files/cDc-0383/cDc-0383.html

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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-03-24 3:38 pm   Permalink

Hey I ate at Matsuhisa! I was on a shoot in LA. Emeril was sitting at the next table, and Chevy Chase was eating there too.

I must have gone on an off night!


 
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