If you are reading this and have a passing interest in sushi, you have heard of Katsu-Ya. With locations from LA Live to Dubai, Katsu-Ya has become the universal symbol of “see and be seen” sushi. But despite its somewhat smothering presence throughout LA, its original location in Studio City is still a must for all sushi enthusiasts. Crowds are intense, but you can keep your stilettos and sugar daddies at home here. This is the stripped-down holy grail of one of the biggest names in the game.
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Black Market Liquor Bar
Black Market Liquor is a bar/restaurant on Ventura with good cocktails, a big craft beer list, and delicious small plates.
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Joon Shabu Shabu
Joon is a very good shabu shabu joint in Glendale, and your move when you feeling like cooking meat yourself tonight.
Santa Monica’s KazuNori is a handroll-only sushi option from the people behind Sugarfish. Expect the same quality without the crazy wait.
Silverlake serves some of the best ramen in town, but thanks to perpetual lines, we endorse getting it for takeout.
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One of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any level sushi eater can walk away thrilled.
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