As a major world city, Los Angeles has a number of culinary specialties, with none more impressive than its dedication and obsession with sushi, the Japanese specialty that first found its way into America in the 1960s. One of those original restaurants still operates in Little Tokyo, and since then there's been an a incredible proliferation of sushi and kaiseki places that range from approachable and everyday, to other-worldly and once-in-a-lifetime. With the confluence of excellent seafood available fresh from large wholesale markets and dedicated chefs who've trained in Japan or from local sushi masters, it's no surprise that sushi is so popular in this city. There are classic omakase experiences, experimental takes on sushi with non-traditional ingredients, and beautiful kaiseki menus that highlight pristine fish and seasonal produce. Updated and refreshed, here compiled is a guide to LA's best sushi restaurants.
3/13/12: Added: Shima, Yamakase, Ootoro, Sushi Go 55, Shunji, Nishimura, Kimagure, Noshi Sushi, Komasa. Dropped: Asanebo