Echigo

★★★★★
  • 12217 Santa Monica Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90025

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  • 310-820-9787

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Daily 12pm-2pm

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I had the Chef's Special at Echigo last night and it was so good. The fish was super fresh and tasted so clean. We had things like white fish, albacore, butter fish, baby tuna and blue crab. The server comes out and serves you each piece

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★★★★★

I had the Chef's Special at Echigo last night and it was so good. The fish was super fresh and tasted so clean. We had things like white fish, albacore, butter fish, baby tuna and blue crab. The server comes out and serves you each piece

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So there are a number of better looking places for sushi than Echigo but you won't find better fish. The chef's tasting menu is the way to go the first time around so you can get an idea of what you want more of. Don't be afraid to be

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★★★★★

So there are a number of better looking places for sushi than Echigo but you won't find better fish. The chef's tasting menu is the way to go the first time around so you can get an idea of what you want more of. Don't be afraid to be

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I don't normally write reviews, but I read the last post and I felt I had to say someting. I'm wondering if that person was describing the same restaurant. I've been to Echigo at least a dozen times, and the experience has been the

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★★★★★

I don't normally write reviews, but I read the last post and I felt I had to say someting. I'm wondering if that person was describing the same restaurant. I've been to Echigo at least a dozen times, and the experience has been the

Pros: Sublime yellowtail, warm rice, authenticity

Cons: No dynamite rolls (wait, that's a pro)

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This restaurant regrettably provided one of the worst dining experiences we've had in LA in a long time. My wife and I go out for sushi regularly, and had heard lots of hype about how good this place was. After going, I truly can't

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★★★★★

This restaurant regrettably provided one of the worst dining experiences we've had in LA in a long time. My wife and I go out for sushi regularly, and had heard lots of hype about how good this place was. After going, I truly can't

Pros: Fresh Grated Wasabi

Cons: Everything Else

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Echigo is for sushi heads who enjoy delicate servings of truly fresh and melt-in-your-mouth fish. 100 words.

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★★★★★

Echigo is for sushi heads who enjoy delicate servings of truly fresh and melt-in-your-mouth fish. 100 words.

Pros: Super fresh sushi

Cons: Omakase (not a place to go if you like your spicy tuna roll)

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It's ironic how the guy that worked at Nozawa left to open Sasabune and the guy who opened Echigo left Sasabune to open a business on his own. And guess what.....Nozawa is still best , then Sasabune and then Echigo. Master is always best

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★★★★★

It's ironic how the guy that worked at Nozawa left to open Sasabune and the guy who opened Echigo left Sasabune to open a business on his own. And guess what.....Nozawa is still best , then Sasabune and then Echigo. Master is always best

Pros: Open on Saturdays

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I took my parents here. Extremely BAD idea. They only serve nigiri sushi and handrolls. NOTHING ELSE. their sushi has a unique taste, and it may even be a truer Japanese taste (I don't know, I'm only really familiar with American

3
★★★★★

I took my parents here. Extremely BAD idea. They only serve nigiri sushi and handrolls. NOTHING ELSE. their sushi has a unique taste, and it may even be a truer Japanese taste (I don't know, I'm only really familiar with American

Pros: really casual

Cons: bad ambience, not particularly inexpensive,

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I have been to all of the expensive, shallow, LA sushi places in town. Not because of the hype, but wanting to find a great sushi place. I found it at Echigo. There's no comparison to any other sushi restaurants in this town. It's as

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★★★★★

I have been to all of the expensive, shallow, LA sushi places in town. Not because of the hype, but wanting to find a great sushi place. I found it at Echigo. There's no comparison to any other sushi restaurants in this town. It's as

Pros: The food

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I have been back about 5 times and everybody I have taken loves the sushi. The ambiance is quite poor, but the fish is incredible and worth it. Everything is very fresh, there are some interesting fish types I have never tried elsewhere,

3
★★★★★

I have been back about 5 times and everybody I have taken loves the sushi. The ambiance is quite poor, but the fish is incredible and worth it. Everything is very fresh, there are some interesting fish types I have never tried elsewhere,

Pros: Great food, reasonable price

Cons: ambience is pretty poor

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one of the best omakase sushi places on the westside. better than sasabune! the atmosphere could use an upgrade but the sushi is well worth it. the fish is always fresh and just melts in your mouth. the sushi rice is served warm (the way

3
★★★★★

one of the best omakase sushi places on the westside. better than sasabune! the atmosphere could use an upgrade but the sushi is well worth it. the fish is always fresh and just melts in your mouth. the sushi rice is served warm (the way

Pros: excellent sushi, great omakase selections, price

Cons: atmosphere could use some help

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ITS TRULY LAUGHABLE THAT THE SOME REVIEWERS COMPLAIN THAT THE CHEF IS CHEAP BECAUSE THE PIECES ARE TOO SMALL FOR THEM. IF HE WAS CHEAP HE WOULD BUY SUB PAR FISH AND SERVE YOU BIG SHOVEL FULLS OF IT. HE IS NOT CHEAP, HE BUYS THE BEST DAMN

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★★★★★

ITS TRULY LAUGHABLE THAT THE SOME REVIEWERS COMPLAIN THAT THE CHEF IS CHEAP BECAUSE THE PIECES ARE TOO SMALL FOR THEM. IF HE WAS CHEAP HE WOULD BUY SUB PAR FISH AND SERVE YOU BIG SHOVEL FULLS OF IT. HE IS NOT CHEAP, HE BUYS THE BEST DAMN

Pros: GREAT FOOD

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This is the worse sushi place I have ever been to. This place was highly recommended, but I don't see why. The pieces were the smallest and thinnest pieces I have ever been served. I couldn't even savor the fish itself because of the

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★★★★★

This is the worse sushi place I have ever been to. This place was highly recommended, but I don't see why. The pieces were the smallest and thinnest pieces I have ever been served. I couldn't even savor the fish itself because of the

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I initally read about this place on this website and it seemed like a good place to try. My wife and I love trying new sushi spots so we ventured over the hill from Studio City to try it out. When we got our first piece of single piece of

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★★★★★

I initally read about this place on this website and it seemed like a good place to try. My wife and I love trying new sushi spots so we ventured over the hill from Studio City to try it out. When we got our first piece of single piece of

Pros: Quality fish

Cons: Size of cuts is a joke

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I've been to Echigo three times, and each time I think it just gets better. The fish is phenomenal -- the best I've had in LA. It's unbelievably fresh, and the preparation is fantastic. (Not just plain fish and rice, but simple sauces,

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★★★★★

I've been to Echigo three times, and each time I think it just gets better. The fish is phenomenal -- the best I've had in LA. It's unbelievably fresh, and the preparation is fantastic. (Not just plain fish and rice, but simple sauces,

Pros: Absolutely amazing sushi -- best in town

Cons: Dingy, strip mall location

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The best sushi in LA. try the monk fish liver, unless you're morally opposed because of the claims of overfishing. The decor and ambiance is so so, but you're there to eat, not look at the walls. don't bring any friends who don't like

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★★★★★

The best sushi in LA. try the monk fish liver, unless you're morally opposed because of the claims of overfishing. The decor and ambiance is so so, but you're there to eat, not look at the walls. don't bring any friends who don't like

Pros: Best Sushi

Cons: Expensive

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i think this is one the of the best sushirestaurants out there! they don't even serve anything else but sushi! so don't expect any appetizers soups or salads or any sideorders whatsoever. they don't have anything cooked! but it's

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★★★★★

i think this is one the of the best sushirestaurants out there! they don't even serve anything else but sushi! so don't expect any appetizers soups or salads or any sideorders whatsoever. they don't have anything cooked! but it's

Cons: stinky garage underground

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One of my favorite places in all of LA, definitely my favorite sushi place! Only for sushi purists - you can't get rolls with cream cheese here, or even miso soup. It's just about high quality fish on top of amazing rice (the sushi rice

3
★★★★★

One of my favorite places in all of LA, definitely my favorite sushi place! Only for sushi purists - you can't get rolls with cream cheese here, or even miso soup. It's just about high quality fish on top of amazing rice (the sushi rice

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I went to this place after hearing good things from culinary trustworthy friends, and after learning that the chef was a student of the head chef from Sasabune. I can honestly say that the teacher bested the student. Before factoring in

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★★★★★

I went to this place after hearing good things from culinary trustworthy friends, and after learning that the chef was a student of the head chef from Sasabune. I can honestly say that the teacher bested the student. Before factoring in

Cons: too expensive for what we received, service

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been going to this place for years -- back when the only diners were my friends and i. boy, have things changed. sometimes, we have to actually wait to be seated. on to the food: i strongly recommend the blue crab rolls. it is true

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★★★★★

been going to this place for years -- back when the only diners were my friends and i. boy, have things changed. sometimes, we have to actually wait to be seated. on to the food: i strongly recommend the blue crab rolls. it is true

Pros: great sushi

Cons: service from servers could be spotty depending on who's on duty

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I'd say mediocre at best and the only way I ould come back would be to order a la carte. The chefs tasting was not worth the $100 (for two) price tag.\r
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After all the rave reveiws, I was quite disappointed in the experience at Echigo.

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I'd say mediocre at best and the only way I ould come back would be to order a la carte. The chefs tasting was not worth the $100 (for two) price tag.\r
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After all the rave reveiws, I was quite disappointed in the experience at Echigo.

Cons: very slow service.

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I love the sushi here. The kanpachi, scallop, yellowtail, tuna are the best. I have been going to Echigo for more than 2 years and it's just the best, freshest sushi I have had for the price. The only downside is that sometimes they get

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★★★★★

I love the sushi here. The kanpachi, scallop, yellowtail, tuna are the best. I have been going to Echigo for more than 2 years and it's just the best, freshest sushi I have had for the price. The only downside is that sometimes they get

Pros: Good Parking

Cons: Slivers of scallop

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The warm-rice sushi experience is quite different that the usual, and as such, it accents certain qualities but detracts from certain others. I found that lighter fish such as halibut was quite overpowered by the warm, vinegary rice ball.

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★★★★★

The warm-rice sushi experience is quite different that the usual, and as such, it accents certain qualities but detracts from certain others. I found that lighter fish such as halibut was quite overpowered by the warm, vinegary rice ball.

Pros: Great fish selection that is also VERY fresh (especially shellfish), friendly staff, FRESH and spicy wasabi!

Cons: Portions (single piece orders... some fish pieces small). Some people may not like warm rice.

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I've been going to Echigo since it opened several years ago and have recommended it to numerous friends and colleagues over the years. In fact I often run into people I know there because once you start going, it's difficult to stop. The

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★★★★★

I've been going to Echigo since it opened several years ago and have recommended it to numerous friends and colleagues over the years. In fact I often run into people I know there because once you start going, it's difficult to stop. The

Pros: Fresh, fabulous sushi, Good service

Cons: No ambience, no cocktails (only beer, sake and plum wine)

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I look forward to each visit I take to Echigo. You practically cannot go wrong with anything off of the menu. My gf and I try to check out one of the specials on the board everytime we go. We kinda went overboard the last time we went on

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★★★★★

I look forward to each visit I take to Echigo. You practically cannot go wrong with anything off of the menu. My gf and I try to check out one of the specials on the board everytime we go. We kinda went overboard the last time we went on

Pros: sushi, service

Cons: no dessert menu

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This is one classic example which I was completely misled by the reviews here! Went to Echigo after I read the raving reviews and a thumbs-up recommendation from a friend; I have to tell you, I was a little disappointed. While the

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★★★★★

This is one classic example which I was completely misled by the reviews here! Went to Echigo after I read the raving reviews and a thumbs-up recommendation from a friend; I have to tell you, I was a little disappointed. While the

Pros: Service

Cons: Rice

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I am no connoisseur of sushi, but this is by far the best I have ever tasted. Sitting at the bar for chef's choice is definitely the way to go; you will spend $30+ per, but you have the opportunity to watch a master at work. If you have

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★★★★★

I am no connoisseur of sushi, but this is by far the best I have ever tasted. Sitting at the bar for chef's choice is definitely the way to go; you will spend $30+ per, but you have the opportunity to watch a master at work. If you have

Pros: fresh seafood, courteous staff, quiet atmosphere

Cons: upstairs

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We've known Toshi for 13 years, and we feel very happy and proud on his accomplishment in bringing such high quality and service to the west side.

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★★★★★

We've known Toshi for 13 years, and we feel very happy and proud on his accomplishment in bringing such high quality and service to the west side.

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I agree with the last poster. echigo is my favorite sushi place by far. i love that everything is on little plates and everything tastes so fresh and delicious. i like the warm rice and i even like the quiet simple atmosphere. its a great

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★★★★★

I agree with the last poster. echigo is my favorite sushi place by far. i love that everything is on little plates and everything tastes so fresh and delicious. i like the warm rice and i even like the quiet simple atmosphere. its a great

Pros: good food

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I have to take issue with reviews by people who apparently know nothing of sushi. The wasabe is soft because it's fresh. The sushi is served one tray at a time because that's they way they serve it. It's warm-rice sushi and has some of the

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★★★★★

I have to take issue with reviews by people who apparently know nothing of sushi. The wasabe is soft because it's fresh. The sushi is served one tray at a time because that's they way they serve it. It's warm-rice sushi and has some of the

Pros: fantastic sushi, fresh wasabe

Cons: crowded at times, no ambiance, mixed service

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The fish is fresh, but it's a thin sliver on a large, over-vinegared ball of almost hot overcooked rice. It also made me feel uncomfortable that the waitress had to walk out each piece of sushi to me one at a time. I just felt bad for

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★★★★★

The fish is fresh, but it's a thin sliver on a large, over-vinegared ball of almost hot overcooked rice. It also made me feel uncomfortable that the waitress had to walk out each piece of sushi to me one at a time. I just felt bad for

Pros: cheap, good parking, not crowded at lunch

Cons: thin cuts of fish

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I've been here a couple of times, and every visit has been wonderful. If you don't want to spend crazy monies on omakases, this is the place for you, it comes out to less than $40/person. From the outside, it looks like any japanese rest.

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★★★★★

I've been here a couple of times, and every visit has been wonderful. If you don't want to spend crazy monies on omakases, this is the place for you, it comes out to less than $40/person. From the outside, it looks like any japanese rest.

Pros: Service, Great Sushi, Good Parking

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I'm not joking when i say this sushi melts in your mouth. It's THAT GOOD. Compared with sushi in Japan, this is neck & neck. Once you try this, you can kiss your favorite sushi restaurants goodbye!

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★★★★★

I'm not joking when i say this sushi melts in your mouth. It's THAT GOOD. Compared with sushi in Japan, this is neck & neck. Once you try this, you can kiss your favorite sushi restaurants goodbye!

Pros: SO FRESH, and SO CLEAN

Cons: Price, but you, get what you, pay for

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My wife, daughter and I have been to Echigo at least 50 times! I have NEVER experienced anything but the best sushi and superior service. It's a wonderful place to go if you realize that it's minimalist decor and menu are integral parts

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★★★★★

My wife, daughter and I have been to Echigo at least 50 times! I have NEVER experienced anything but the best sushi and superior service. It's a wonderful place to go if you realize that it's minimalist decor and menu are integral parts

Pros: quality of fook, helpful service, flexibility

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After reading all the positive reviews, I expected Echigo to be excellent. It wasn't. In fact, Echigo is below average compared to sushi restaurants in this price range. The wasabi was runny and weak. The soy sauce was watery, and the

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★★★★★

After reading all the positive reviews, I expected Echigo to be excellent. It wasn't. In fact, Echigo is below average compared to sushi restaurants in this price range. The wasabi was runny and weak. The soy sauce was watery, and the

Cons: Limited Menu, No Decor

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It has to be the best sushi in LA, maybe because it is a little different and VERY authentic, handrolls and sushi/sashimi only. The rice is warm and DIVINE but does fall apart, who cares though? Get the "chef's special" and you get to

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★★★★★

It has to be the best sushi in LA, maybe because it is a little different and VERY authentic, handrolls and sushi/sashimi only. The rice is warm and DIVINE but does fall apart, who cares though? Get the "chef's special" and you get to

Pros: best sushi, authentic, uncrowded

Cons: none, none, none

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If you are looking for Teriyaki Chicken or anything else from the kitchen; this is not the place for you. The establishment only serves sushi, sashimi, and a few rolls. If your in the mood for sushi, this is probably one of the best places

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★★★★★

If you are looking for Teriyaki Chicken or anything else from the kitchen; this is not the place for you. The establishment only serves sushi, sashimi, and a few rolls. If your in the mood for sushi, this is probably one of the best places

Pros: Sushi, Good Parking, Not crowded

Cons: Small portions, price, Nothing but sushi

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The sushi cuts were small and not particularly tasty, while the soy sauce and wasabi were terrible. I found the warm rice distracting from this fish.

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★★★★★

The sushi cuts were small and not particularly tasty, while the soy sauce and wasabi were terrible. I found the warm rice distracting from this fish.

Pros: quiet, quick

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Buttery fresh sushi that melts in your mouth. Utterly shocking. I was 2 hours early for a massage appt. across the way in the same dumpy complex and I literally accidentally stumbled into this ugly place on an early Monday night. It was

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★★★★★

Buttery fresh sushi that melts in your mouth. Utterly shocking. I was 2 hours early for a massage appt. across the way in the same dumpy complex and I literally accidentally stumbled into this ugly place on an early Monday night. It was

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the sushi is very good, but the service is horrible. the chef is rude and is one of the waitresses. also, the hours of operation are incorrect. they say that they close at 10 pm, but in reality they stop serving at 9:30.

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★★★★★

the sushi is very good, but the service is horrible. the chef is rude and is one of the waitresses. also, the hours of operation are incorrect. they say that they close at 10 pm, but in reality they stop serving at 9:30.

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went during the week for $10 lunch special. they only offer lunch special and a la carte. the sushi was melt in your mouth fresh. they only serve sushi + sashimi. there is no cooked items on the menu.

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★★★★★

went during the week for $10 lunch special. they only offer lunch special and a la carte. the sushi was melt in your mouth fresh. they only serve sushi + sashimi. there is no cooked items on the menu.

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On a weekend visit from NY, I checked Citysearch to find the best sushi in LA. I've had sushi in LA before and have been very unimpressed... Echigo blew my mind away! Every piece of sushi was rediculously good! I tried nearly every item

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★★★★★

On a weekend visit from NY, I checked Citysearch to find the best sushi in LA. I've had sushi in LA before and have been very unimpressed... Echigo blew my mind away! Every piece of sushi was rediculously good! I tried nearly every item

Pros: EVERYTHING

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Sushi almost identical to the equally excellent Sushi Sasabune. Great sushi, still on the pricey side, but better decor and less of a wait than Sasabune. Come during lunch for the affordable lunch special.

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★★★★★

Sushi almost identical to the equally excellent Sushi Sasabune. Great sushi, still on the pricey side, but better decor and less of a wait than Sasabune. Come during lunch for the affordable lunch special.

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I live just around the corner from Echigo and didn't discover this little piece of heaven until recently. I've been going multiple times a week when possible. The lunch special is the greatest deal. The quality is unbelievable, the

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★★★★★

I live just around the corner from Echigo and didn't discover this little piece of heaven until recently. I've been going multiple times a week when possible. The lunch special is the greatest deal. The quality is unbelievable, the

Pros: Quality of Food, Friendly Service, Unique

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Yellowtail and tuna that melts in your mouth. Serious quality upgrades on usual favorites...salmon with sweet sake kelp and a crab roll with REAL blue crab. Outstanding value, features a $10 lunch special that has no equal. New wait

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★★★★★

Yellowtail and tuna that melts in your mouth. Serious quality upgrades on usual favorites...salmon with sweet sake kelp and a crab roll with REAL blue crab. Outstanding value, features a $10 lunch special that has no equal. New wait

Pros: Freshest Fish, Low-key Environment, Traditional

Cons: , Strip-Mall Location, Parking (Strip Mall)

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Echigo has some of the best sushi I've had in L.A. or NYC. The people who are complaining about the rice falling apart don't understand that this is a different style of sushi. The rice is some of the most tasty I've ever had - I don't

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★★★★★

Echigo has some of the best sushi I've had in L.A. or NYC. The people who are complaining about the rice falling apart don't understand that this is a different style of sushi. The rice is some of the most tasty I've ever had - I don't

Pros: Best sushi and rice

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Anyone who has written a negative review about ECHIGO is just plain ignorant. Maybe they were mad because they couldn't order teriyaki Chicken! THe only other place in LA that has fish this excellent is Urusawa and you better be

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★★★★★

Anyone who has written a negative review about ECHIGO is just plain ignorant. Maybe they were mad because they couldn't order teriyaki Chicken! THe only other place in LA that has fish this excellent is Urusawa and you better be

Pros: GREAT SUSHI, EXCELLENT SAKE SELECTION, SUPREME QUALITY

Cons: Ignorant people sometimes come here and are unable to appreciate it.

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The quality of the sushi here is one of the best I have eaten - in LA, SF and NYC. The rice is warm and the wasabi is right off of the root. The sushi is very similar to that of Sasabune...the head chef used to work there. The blue crab

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★★★★★

The quality of the sushi here is one of the best I have eaten - in LA, SF and NYC. The rice is warm and the wasabi is right off of the root. The sushi is very similar to that of Sasabune...the head chef used to work there. The blue crab

Pros: Great sushi, Friendly Service

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the fish is fresh, the rice is warm, the ginger clear, and the price is right.

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★★★★★

the fish is fresh, the rice is warm, the ginger clear, and the price is right.

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Excellent sushi located in westside mini-mall - comparable to Sushi Sasabune but not crowded - get the chef's special.

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Excellent sushi located in westside mini-mall - comparable to Sushi Sasabune but not crowded - get the chef's special.

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This is exactly the kind of place a lot of picky sushi lovers would pass by without a second thought, given its generic signage and unflattering mini-mall location. That, however, would be a mistake, since this is a high-quality…

 

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