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Let's Do Lunch: Miyako Sushi

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There are some great lunches to be had in this town, and we want to celebrate the midday meal. So, let's do lunch, shall we?

I suffer from the mixed blessing of being a sushi snob; my fussiness with where I'll belly up to the sushi bar and what I order means I skip places whose star menu items include gobs of imitation krab and deep fried rolls the size of your arm, and I might give you a bit of narrowed glare if you mash your wasabi in your bowl of soy sauce and drape your pickled ginger over your bite of nigiri. But I also crave sushi with a regularity that rules out the five-star high end big time sushi eating I wish I could do all the time (hey, I've had that once-in-a-lifetime epic dinner at Urasawa) which means I've had to find an affordable sushi place that has high-quality fish without a lot of bull.

I've been going to Miyako Sushi in North Hollywood for a few years now, but I've mostly kept it my secret because, well, every food writer has that one spot they don't want to share with readers. They have (don't freak out!) an all-you-can-eat lunch deal that is well-priced ($19.90) and offers a respectable selection of really good sushi.