Sushi Tsujita

[West L.A.]

Sawtelle doesn’t need another sushi bar or another Tsujita enterprise (the company has two ramen shops on the street), yet here we are with Sushi Tsujita. Not that we’re complaining. How could we when presented with Shigeru Kato’s fastidiously prepared edomae-style sushi, sashimi, and seasonal dishes like the aromatic dobin mushi—a teapot of scorching matsutaki broth that cooks morsels of eel and fresh gingko nuts. Wasabi is hand grated; those ginger cubes are house pickled. The price is on par with the strip’s other seafood shrines (omakase ranges from $120 to $180), but the vibe is a little looser—you may even coax a giggle out of the waitress. » 2006 Sawtelle Blvd., 310-231-1177 or