You started with Sugarfish, graduated to the grown-up version at Sasabune, and have gone super-upscale with Q. Your next move is Shunji. Omakase here is around the $150 mark (although pop in for lunch and you might not have to sacrifice an entire cell phone bill), fish varieties are different, and they do some crazy things with vegetables. Once you’ve conquered the left-of-center Shunji, all that’s left is the paycheck-killing Urusawa.
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The Apple Pan
The Apple Pan is an LA institution serving up no-frills, old school burgers in the best space in town to eat them.
It might not be anything special, but Freddy Smalls is a solid “in the middle” spot for those crucial after-work drinks.
This third location of Sichuan Impression in West LA has the same great Chinese food as the original, with a bigger space.
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Sushi Don Sasabune
Sushi Don Sasabune is a more affordable - but still solid - version of Sushi Sasabune.
Matsuhisa is the Beverly Hills restaurant that launched the Nobu empire, and there’s no sushi place that feels more LA.
Sushi Ichiban Kan
Sushi Ichiban Kan is a massive spot in Woodland Hills that's perfect for a big group sushi outing in the Valley.
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In a town that certainly knows its sushi, Sushi Park in West Hollywood is operating on a completely different level.
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