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Eye Nosh: Omakase Dinner at Toshi Sushi

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Some of us have a longstanding love affair with sushi. For many that means loyal repeat visits to a beloved spot, and for others its a never-ending quest to taste and try new places. One favorite way to enjoy a sushi meal is to hand yourself over to the chef and to say "omakase," which translates into "it's up to you." This is how LAist Featured Photos pool contributor djjewelz approached a recent dinner at Sushi Toshi in Little Tokyo. He left us some images to ogle, and we had to follow up with him to learn more about what appeared to be a beautiful meal. He explains:

In a world where you are constantly faced with making decisions, it's nice to not always be in control. Sushi Toshi's Chef Toshihiko Seki is a chef that you can entrust your dining experience with. He's created an omakase dinner that is simple, fresh, abundant, and affordable. Chef Toshi-san is committed to quality and value and at $44.50 for 10 courses, this is one of the best bang for your buck locations in the city for omakase.

For sushi enthusiasts, and adventurers who can afford to give omakase a try, the photos of some of the courses from the meal might just seal the deal. But our photog cautions those who associate sushi with the flash and dazzle of the nouveau wave of Katsu-yas popping up all over town: "Don't come to Sushi Toshi expecting to be impressed by the location (seats less than thirty) or the staff of three, go for the food and the value, and you'll leave impressed...and full."

Toshi Sushi
357 E 1st Street, Little Tokyo / (213) 680-4166