Photos Via (Clockwise from left): Eyaki, Eyaki, Koykawa, Omi
Your wallet won't suffer at this Silver Lake local hotspot. Chef Saito doles out plates of sublimely innovative sushi that are still affordable — what a win-win!
Saito's Sushi, 4339 West Sunset Boulevard (At Fountain Avenue); 323-663-8890.
Right in WeHo, near all of the normal go-tos, this resto offers up one of the more unique experiences on this list. Fill your belly with unexpected seasonings like black truffles and pesto, thanks to Wa's ever-eclectic menu.
Wa Sushi & Bistro, 1106 North La Cienega Boulevard (Near Holloway Drive); 310-854-7285.
Even though it's on Sunset, Sushi Park is more unassuming than the flashy restos it sits between. It's not for the faint of heart (or wallet) though, as it's Omakase-only and comes with a hefty bill. Still, when the chef walks you through each dish as it melts in your mouth, you'll believe that the experience is 100 percent worth every penny!
Sushi Park, 8539 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 20 (Near Alta Loma Road); 310-652-0523.
If you're going for dinner, definitely make a ressie, as this spot is uber-popular with sea-farers! But we highly recommend you hit Sushi Gen for lunch, when you'll only have to throw down 15 bucks for rice, miso, and a sampling of sumptuous little plates.
Sushi Gen, 422 East 2nd Street (Near South Alameda Street); 213-617-0552.
There's a smattering of highly lauded sushi restaurants on Sawtelle, but this one will blow you away. They stick to some pretty stiff rules, but there's no need for bells and whistles here (or arse-kissing staff, for that matter) — the food truly speaks for itself.
Hiko Sushi, 11275 National Boulevard (Near Sawtelle Boulevard); 310-463-7688.
Sure, it's in a strip mall, but this Studio City gem has a Michelin star, so be prepared for some pricey fishies! We personally recommend the Miso Chilean Sea Bass With Daikon in a butter lettuce cup, Roasted Gingko Nuts in sea salt, and the Halibut Sashimi with black truffle. But really, pretty much every plate will send you to the moon!
Asanebo, 11941 Ventura Boulevard (At Colfax Avenue); 818-760-3348.
Omi, 8163 Santa Monica Boulevard (Near Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-654-1056.
Kiyokawa, 265 South Robertson Avenue (Near Gregory Way); 310-358-1900.
Sushi Eyaki, 5040 Wilshire Boulevard (Near South Highland Avenue); 323-930-2636.
Jinpachi, 8711 Santa Monica Boulevard (Near Huntley Drive); 310-358-9134.
Hide Sushi 2040 Sawtelle Boulevard (Near La Grange Avenue); 310-477-7242.
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