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LA Mag's Gone Fishin' for the City's Best Sushi

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We're beginning to feel a deep kinship with the food folks over at Los Angeles Magazine. Recently they've raised our eyebrows with the "Best of L.A." issue, and before that it was their "Cheap Eats" feature that got our tongues wagging. Now they've gone so near and dear to our heart that we can't help but mention it here. In their September issue, LA Mag is talking sushi-- and if there's anything we love to eat, it's sushi. Writer Patric Kuh shares his own list of the 15 best sushi spots in the city, but he reminds us that it's "not the ultimate list--that list is yours." So we don't feel so bad that we've only tried one spot on his list. We do feel better knowing that Kuh endorses some places like Tama, Sushi Ike, Sushi Tenn, and Sushi Gen that we've been wanting to try, and for giving us even more places to get to. (By the way, does anyone want to contribute to the "Send an LAist to Urasawa" fund? It's only $250 a seat!) So what's on LA Mag's list, you ask?

In alphabetical order, links when available (to review and info sites; most of these places don't have their own sites!):

Asanebo
11941 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
818-760-3348

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The Hump
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica
310-313-0977

Kantaro Sushi
1542 West Carson Street, Torrance
310-320-0200

Katsu-Ya
11680 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
818-985-6976

Matsuhisa
129 North La Cienega Boulevard, LA
310-659-9639

Mori Sushi

11500 West Pico Boulevard, West LA
310-479-3939

Nishimura
8684 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
310-659-4770

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Sakura (no link available)
4545 South Centinela Avenue, LA
310-822-7790

Shibucho
3114 Beverly Boulevard, LA
213-387-8498

Sushi Gen
422 East 2nd Strett, LA
213-617-0552

Sushi Ike
6051 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 103, Hollywood
323-856-9972

Sushi Tenn
2004 Sawtelle Boulevard, West LA
310-473-2388

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Tama Sushi
11920 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
818-760-4585

Urasawa
Two Rodeo, 218 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
310-247-8939

Wa Sushi & Bistro
1106 North La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 201, West Hollywood
310-854-7285