LA is possibly the greatest sushi town in America, with everything from the rarefied high-end omakase to the the affordable conveyor belt kaiten variety. But right in the middle, somewhere below $100 per person after tax and tip (but before drinks), there’s a slew of affordable omakase places thanks to the great work of skilled chefs that want to make their craft more accessible. For the uninitiated, omakase is the Japanese word for “I’ll leave it to you.” That means leaving the meal, its order, progression, and ingredients, in the hands of the chef.
Oftentimes, the best sushi omakase deals come at lunch, such as the Michelin-starred Q in Downtown LA, which costs a pretty penny at dinner, but serves a 10-piece nigiri lunch for $75. Or even better, something like West LA’s celebrated Shunji, which costs around $200 a person for dinner, but just about $60 for lunch. Here now, where to eat sushi omakase for under $80 per person in LA.Read More