Sushi

Akatora

302 Rosecrans ave., Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

310-802-1131

The Sushi Roku founder and former Matsuhisa GM (as well as Lazy Ox Canteen owner) has transformed the struggling Katsu Sushi into this funky izakaya

Website: http://akatorala.com/

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Catch

Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-581-5533

Aside from its location, off the hotel’s lobby bar, the new restaurant at Casa del Mar bears no resemblance to the old one…

Website: http://hotelcasadelmar.com

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K-Zo

9240 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-202-8890

Talk about location: This mod spot is next to Trader Joe’s and a parking lot and is a stone’s throw from the Pacific Culver theaters…

Website: http://k-zo.com

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Kantaro Sushi

1542 W. Carson St., Los Angeles, CA, 90501

310-320-0200

A remote control wrapped in plastic sits on the counter. Boxes of nori and beer are stacked by the wall…

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Katsu-Ya

11680 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-985-6976

You’d never guess it from the nail salons and the pet stores, but Ventura Boulevard east of Laurel Canyon is home to the highest concentration of…

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Kiriko Sushi

11301 Olympic Blvd., Ste. 102, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-478-7769

Diminutive Kiriko looks like one more sushi spot, but it is among the best.

Website: http://kirikosushi.com

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Kiwami

11920 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

(818) 763-3910

When sushi chef Katsuya Uechi joined with SBE to open Katsu-ya, some die-hard fans were disappointed.

Website: http://www.katsu-yagroup.com

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Mori Sushi

11500 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-479-3939

A simple menu, a rigorous devotion to freshness, and a laser-beam focus on every aspect of dining are the trademarks of Morihiro Onodera…

Website: http://morisushi.org

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Q

521 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014

213-261-3479

Lumping this 26-seat downtown sushi bar with the rest of the city’s high-priced omakase specialists would be easy.

Website: http://qsushila.com/home.php

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Sakura

4545 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90066

310-822-7790

Drop by Sakura just about any evening around 7:30 and you’ll find yourself standing against a wall with a beer in yur hand and your name on a list…

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Shibucho

3114 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90057

213-387-8498

Tiny, clubby and with a knocked-about patina, Shibucho is unique…

Website: http://shibucho-la.com

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Sugarfish

600 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90017

213-627-3000

This downtown sequel from sushi master Kazunori Nozawa honors the Sugarfish originals (Brentwood, Marina del Rey) with a California-roll-free menu of affordable, swiftly dispensed omakase menus (the famous Trust Me’s)…

Website: http://www.sugarfishsushi.com

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Sugarfish

4722 1/4 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90292

310-306-6300

You’ve heard of Sushi Nozawa—home of the “Sushi Nazi,” Kazunori Nozawa—where the wrong order can get you thrown out on your ear with a “Too many California roll!”…

Website: http://sugarfishsushi.com

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Sushi Gen

422 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-617-0552

The oysters are piled in he glass case, the foil-wrapped rolls of ankimo—monkfish liver—are stacked like artillery shells…

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Sushi Ike

6051 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-856-9972

The setting of Sushi Ike is classic Los Angeles. Directions to this Hollywood standby require saying: “It’s across from the Pep Boys on Gower”…

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Sushi Katsu-ya

11680 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-985-6976

A compact storefront adjoining a pet shop, the original Katsu-ya represents the everyday brilliance of Valley sushi.

Website: http://sushikatsu-ya.com

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Sushi Masu

1911 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-446-4368

Aside from a stentorian chef from the school of culinary acrobatics and his succulent sushi, you’ll find bento boxes…

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Sushi Roku

1401 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 904001

310-458-4771

There are fresh bamboo accents inside and out, black linens, and a waterfall providing white noise and lucky feng shui…

Website: http://sushiroku.com

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