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Best Expensive Sushi in Los Angeles

February 12, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Sushi Sasabune)

(credit: Sushi Sasabune)

(credit: Galen M./Yelp)

(credit: Galen M./Yelp)


If you are a fan of sushi, you know how great it is to find a restaurant that offers your favorite creations. And although you might be budget conscious these days, “cheap” sushi never seems like a good idea. On the other end of the spectrum is expensive sushi, some of it more expensive than you’ll pay for any other meal in your life. Although these sushi restaurants are extremely pricey, the consensus remains the same: they are worth every penny. From pricey but delicious small bites to chef specific omakase, this is some of the best expensive sushi in LA. Start saving.

(credit: Ayaka H./Yelp)

(credit: Ayaka H./Yelp)


Urasawa
218 N Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-8939

The crème de la crème of expensive sushi, if it is okay to mix food metaphors, has to be Urasawa Restaurant in Beverly Hills. This exclusive, yet unassuming, restaurant on Wilshire is one of the country’s most expensive restaurants period. With sake bottles starting at $70 and sushi selections that can double or triple that price, patrons typically spend close to $1000/person while dining here. Don’t expect an Americanized version of sushi here either; at Urasawa, the food is as authentic as it comes. Advance reservations only, no walkups.

(credit: Anthony N./Yelp)

(credit: Anthony N./Yelp)


Matsuhisa
129 N La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 659-9639
www.nobumatsuhisa.com

Although individual sushi selections at Matsuhisa are not extraordinarily outrageous, the fine quality sushi does begin to add up for those with hearty appetites or a lingering dining experience. To make the most of your dining experience, order omakase style, where you leave your sushi selections up to the chef based on three price points starting at $100/person up to $200/person. Matsuhisa restaurant’s omakase menu features their best and most exotic seasonal, signature dishes; all you have to do is enjoy them.

(credit: Sushi Sasabune)

(credit: Sushi Sasabune)


Sushi Sasabune
West Los Angeles
11917 Wilshire Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90049.
(310) 478-3596

Beverly Hills
9162 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-3878
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With two Los Angeles locations to serve you, Sushi Sasabune serves up an amazing set of omakase style dinners, always ending with their specialty blue crab hand roll, an intensely flavored dish served without both rice or nori. Individual roll prices are very economical, but the omakase menu starts at about $85/person. Be sure to sit close to the chef, this is the best way to experience the great food you will enjoy.

(credit: Allison T./Yelp)

(credit: Allison T./Yelp)


Nobu
903 North La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 657-5711
www.noburestaurants.com

The beautifully designed Nobu Los Angeles Restaurant boasts not only a bar and lounge with amazing sushi happy hour specials, but also a full service, refined service in their main dining room, atrium, and terrace. Guests enjoy their signature dishes including local specials like Wagyu Tacos, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Kanpachi Sashimi with Baby Artichoke and Yuzu Dressing, all starting at about $25 for two pieces. Omakase offerings begin at $100/person. Reservations are recommended.

(credit: Lloyd B./Yelp)

(credit: Lloyd B./Yelp)


Sugarfish Sushi
Various Locations
Los Angeles, CA
www.sugarfishsushi.com

Consistently raved about, Sugarfish has made a name for itself, boasting five Los Angeles locations and a great variety of sushi for your tasting pleasure. Similar to omakase style menus, Sugarfish offers three varieties of “Trust Me” menus for lite eaters to diners seeking the best of the best (with a price range from $20-$40/person). No substitutions or additions of sauces or seasonings are allowed, and similar to many of the restaurants in this guide, food should be eaten promptly upon service for greatest taste and quality. No reservations.

(credit: Rob C./Yelp)

(credit: Rob C./Yelp)


Mori Sushi
11500 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 479-3939
www.morisushi.net

Reservations are recommended at Mori Sushi, where you will encounter a great variety of specialty dishes and sushi served in their omakase style dinners. Prices for sushi only omakase start at just over $100 and sushi and entree style begins at $180. The restaurant is famous for its unique dishes, so we recommend trying the latter for a full review of the restaurant’s offerings. The sushi selections are diverse and offer a wide variety of subtle and unique flavors; you’ll be able to experience each one as the meal is paced beautifully.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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