If the stellar ramen's been any indication, Tsujita's surely batting two for two on Sawtelle. Next up: Sushi Tsujita, which takes over the old Orris/Soba Sojibo space with high-end Edo-style omakase sushi, reports The Offalo. Previously slated to become Tsujita Villa, the place opens tomorrow with an edgy interior and nearly out-of-place chandelier that dominates the decor. Owner Takehiro Tsujita is partnering with veteran sushi chef Shigeru Kato, who has over 35 years of experience in Japan.
The Offalo invariably mentions a few other Edo-style sushi spots in town, such as Q, though Kato will take a slightly different approach from the newer Downtown omakase spot. Prices will run about $120, with 10 nigiri, appetizers, sashimi, soup, and dessert. With this new addition to L.A.'s high end sushi canon, Tsujita is looking to elevate the entire scene once again, as he accomplished with the two ramen joints down the block.
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