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Best Sushi Restaurants for a Date

January 23, 2014 1:05 PM

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(credit: Binh T./Yelp)

(credit: Binh T./Yelp)

(credit: Michelle L./Yelp)

(credit: Michelle L./Yelp)

Nothing says date night quite like sushi. Small bites, plenty of time to linger, and diverse flavor options make it the perfect way to share an evening together. Not all sushi is created equal; here are some great sushi restaurants for date night in and around Los Angeles.

(credit: Elizabeth Daniels Photography/BluenC Sushi)

(credit: Elizabeth Daniels Photography/BluenC Sushi)

Blue C Sushi
6374 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 391-2241
www.bluecsushi.comThe first installment of this respected Pacific Northwest chain is definitely buzz-worthy. Inspired by the Tokyo subway lines, your visit to Blue C Sushi will transport date night to a laid back, bright, colorful, far away land full of a wide variety of tasty favorites and chef inspired specialties like spicy tuna tacos, a loaded baked potato roll, and BLT sushi. A must try is their specialty beverages and desserts, including the to die for crème puff. End your date with a trip next door to browse vintage LPs at Amoeba Records or catch a show at the adjacent ArcLight Cinema.

(credit: Binh T./Yelp)

(credit: Binh T./Yelp)

Sushi Roku
1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 458-4771
www.innovativedining.comStart your sushi date night at Sushi Roku with a sunset stroll along Ocean Avenue’s Palisade’s Park. After the sun sets, head into Sushi Roku for some of the area’s best tasting sushi, with plenty of unique flavor opportunities for the adventurous. The Popcorn Shrimp Tempura with Jalepeno Roll is a crowd favorite, and if you are seeking something a bit more substantial, they serve a full menu with prime rib, chicken, and kobe and wagyu beef. Finish your evening with a tour through 3rd Street Promenade or a walk along the Santa Monica Pier.

(credit: Julius T./Yelp)

(credit: Julius T./Yelp)

Yamashiro
1999 N. Sycamore Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 466-5125
www.yamashirohollywood.comWith some of the absolute best views in Hollywood, Yamashiro is a LA favorite for date nights. The grounds, which were built 100 years ago in 1914, stand 250 feet above Hollywood Blvd. The Pistachio Salmon and Reclining Buddha Roll, as well as a wide variety of options, including numerous vegetarian plates, are some of the tastiest sushi in town. Located within walking distance of the Hollywood and Highland hub, there are plenty of after dinner options for continuing your date.

(credit:Takami Sushi)

(credit: Takami Sushi)

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
811 Wilshire Blvd #2100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 236-9600
www.takamisushi.comTake date night to new heights as you ride to the 21st floor high above LA’s financial district for an evening of culinary adventures at Takami Sushi. Enjoy the stunning views from indoors or on the outdoor patio while you sample a wide variety of tasty drinks, robata and sushi specialties, and specialty dishes. If you get an early start to your date, be sure to browse the stacks of Japanese literature at LA’s Central Library nearby. After dinner, head to the adjacent Elevate Lounge for a sophisticated way to end your evening.

(credit: Ayaka H./Yelp)

(credit: Ayaka H./Yelp)

Urasawa
218 N Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-8939For the ultimate date splurge, head to Urasawa in Beverly Hills. You won’t need to plan any additional activities pre or post date on this one as your meal is a rare work of (very expensive) art itself. The hefty price tag is matched only by its amazing accolades as you enjoy a changing chef-inspired menu, including some dishes to savor over, and some that must be consumed within 10 seconds of arrival at your table. Head here to create a date experience that is not easily outdone.

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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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