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Sushi Chef Los Angeles

Echigo: Memorable L.A. Sushi Experience in Simple Environment

In case you haven’t noticed, people are very particular about their sushi. Part of it is the cult of personality that these (sometimes) meticulous chefs are able to cultivate, either by reputation or forged...

Interview: Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb

In “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” director David Gelb documents Jiro Ono, the chef-owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a subterranean, 10-seat Tokyo restaurant that narrowed its options over the years, now serving nothing but sushi. Jiro...
Sashimi Los Angeles

Kiriko: Showcasing Sushi via Tokyo on Sawtelle

It started with a list. My five picks for the Top L.A. Japanese restaurants appeared on NBC’s bygone Feast website in March, 2011, and included places like Urasawa, Torihei and Otafuku. Tokyo-born Tomo Kurokawa...
Sushi Los Angeles

Sushi Gen: Making it Rain Uni in Little Tokyo

Bookend tidal waves frame the sign for Sushi Gen, which proprietor Toshiaki Toyoshima opened in a Little Tokyo plaza in March, 1981. The Japanese restaurant has earned a reputation for market-fresh fish and bringing...
Sushi Los Angeles

sugarFISH by Sushi Nozawa: Making Chef-Driven Sushi Accessible

“Cult of Personality” isn’t just a song by Living Colour. It’s also the basis for the success of many premium sushi establishments. Masa Takayama used to charge hundreds of dollars per person for the...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Sushi on Sunset: It’s Not All Glamour [CLOSED]

Restaurants along L.A.’s glamorous Sunset Strip tend to always stay hip–with that exact theme–all glamour but no individuality, emphasis on the current vogue rather than that distinct, delicious bite. Such was the misconception with...