Sushi in Los Angeles
People always ask me where to get sushi while in Los Angeles. I always go to one of two places. Noshi and Hide. Noshi is located on Beverly Blvd. and is between Normandie and Western Avenues on the South side of the street. Hide is located in Little Tokyo on the West side. There are two Little Tokyos, one in Downtown, and a new one is forming on Sawtelle Blvd. There are a couple of ramen shops and the two Giant Robot stores are located there. Both restaurants take cash only, and there's always a wait there.
These photos are from Noshi, fresh fish, thick green tea, warm sake. By the way, my aunt once told me that Sushi chefs were only men because their palms are cooler than women's, which would cook the fish. I'm not sure if that's true, but interesting information.
$15-$20 a person w/o drinks. Never drink white wine with raw fish because the tanins in the wine emphasizes the fishy taste. Also, drink Sake or beer with Sushi.
If you are financially stable, try R23, located in the Art District. You get to sit on Frank Gehry chairs and pour cold sake from a very unsual sake flask that keeps ice. Another great Sushi place is Hirozen, located on Beverly Blvd., close to Beverly Center. I think the cross street is Orlando Street.