Sushi Ike

★★★★☆

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Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM

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I have been coming here for more than 10 years, and was proud of having in Hollywood one of the best Sushi places in LA...small, friendly and most important high quality Sushi.\r
Went yesterday for a very special occasion with my wife and

3
★★★★★

I have been coming here for more than 10 years, and was proud of having in Hollywood one of the best Sushi places in LA...small, friendly and most important high quality Sushi.\r
Went yesterday for a very special occasion with my wife and

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Every time I go to Ike Sushi the service is great and the sushi is excellent. The only reason that I wouldn't rate at 5 stars is because it is on the expensive side. I go here often, and refer this restaurant to all my friends and family

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★★★★☆

Every time I go to Ike Sushi the service is great and the sushi is excellent. The only reason that I wouldn't rate at 5 stars is because it is on the expensive side. I go here often, and refer this restaurant to all my friends and family

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Best food in town
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers

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★★★★★

Best food in town
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers

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The ambience is lousy. Our table was near the back and occassionally fishy odors wafted our way. Some of our sushi was good, most was average to mediocre. The toro was bad - not fresh. We told the waiter and a minute later head chef Ike called to our table (on the wall not at the bar), "What's wrong?" forcing me to make my complaint publicly. "The toro isn't fresh," I answered, as gently as I could. "What do mean?" Ike barked. What did he think I meant? "It doesn't taste fresh." Again: "What do you mean?" Really? A sushi chef doesn't know what not fresh means? I didn't want to shout it across the restaurant, but it tasted fishy, like day-old supermarket sushi. Ike snarled that nobody else complained and that was the end of it. No apologies, no offer of substitution, and no refund for $30 of uneaten toro.
I like a colorful character, but I don't like bad fish. If you're going to be a sushi nazi, you better deliver some great sushi. Otherwise you're just a jerk.

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★☆☆☆☆

The ambience is lousy. Our table was near the back and occassionally fishy odors wafted our way. Some of our sushi was good, most was average to mediocre. The toro was bad - not fresh. We told the waiter and a minute later head chef Ike called to our table (on the wall not at the bar), "What's wrong?" forcing me to make my complaint publicly. "The toro isn't fresh," I answered, as gently as I could. "What do mean?" Ike barked. What did he think I meant? "It doesn't taste fresh." Again: "What do you mean?" Really? A sushi chef doesn't know what not fresh means? I didn't want to shout it across the restaurant, but it tasted fishy, like day-old supermarket sushi. Ike snarled that nobody else complained and that was the end of it. No apologies, no offer of substitution, and no refund for $30 of uneaten toro.
I like a colorful character, but I don't like bad fish. If you're going to be a sushi nazi, you better deliver some great sushi. Otherwise you're just a jerk.

Pros: some of the fish was decent

Cons: some of it wasn't. also - rude chef, bad ambience.

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I love this little gem on Gower and Hollywood. Try the medium Toro tuna sushi. Mmmmm Good. It is run by the owner so you know it is clean and the fish is always fresh. Nice clean little restaurant. Try the Albacore with their custom sauce. Really nice treat.
Parking is a bit tight at times during lunch but at dinner it is never an issue.

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★★★★★

I love this little gem on Gower and Hollywood. Try the medium Toro tuna sushi. Mmmmm Good. It is run by the owner so you know it is clean and the fish is always fresh. Nice clean little restaurant. Try the Albacore with their custom sauce. Really nice treat.
Parking is a bit tight at times during lunch but at dinner it is never an issue.

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Used to be a huge fan of this place but recently had a horrible experience. The sushi is always great. However, I was charged $50 for one order of grilled octopus, one order of salmon sashimi, and one order of cut roll toro. I know the octopus is expensive but come on. I have been there many times and had twice as much for the same price. I didn't even order alcohol this time. It used to be a secret and now since the Hollywood Big shots go there, they are starting to overcharge. Vince Vaughn once took my table from me there! They also don't itemize their bills and get upset if you ask them to or ask for an explanation. Used to be a secret, now it has prices that rival Katana and Koi, except Ike has no atmosphere. It is a dump with no seating or parking. At least at the Beverly Hills joints you get some service and a bill with consistent prices. Be prepared to pay $50 per person. The golden days of this place are over.

2
★★★★★

Used to be a huge fan of this place but recently had a horrible experience. The sushi is always great. However, I was charged $50 for one order of grilled octopus, one order of salmon sashimi, and one order of cut roll toro. I know the octopus is expensive but come on. I have been there many times and had twice as much for the same price. I didn't even order alcohol this time. It used to be a secret and now since the Hollywood Big shots go there, they are starting to overcharge. Vince Vaughn once took my table from me there! They also don't itemize their bills and get upset if you ask them to or ask for an explanation. Used to be a secret, now it has prices that rival Katana and Koi, except Ike has no atmosphere. It is a dump with no seating or parking. At least at the Beverly Hills joints you get some service and a bill with consistent prices. Be prepared to pay $50 per person. The golden days of this place are over.

Pros: Great sushi

Cons: Overpriced, No parking, No seating, No ambiance, Dumpy Location, Sketchy Bill

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This restaurant is 'icky' on the outside but nice on the inside. The basic sushi was excellent, and our vegetable tempura was also fine. But, my personal favorite, the 'spicy tuna handroll' was about 1/2 the size of the usual serving and nothing special inside. Because it was so small and the same price as elsewhere, this became even more expensive sushi meal than usual for us. The only reason we went there was that it's close to the Pantages and we were in a hurry. Otherwise, I'd find another sushi place in the neighborhood.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant is 'icky' on the outside but nice on the inside. The basic sushi was excellent, and our vegetable tempura was also fine. But, my personal favorite, the 'spicy tuna handroll' was about 1/2 the size of the usual serving and nothing special inside. Because it was so small and the same price as elsewhere, this became even more expensive sushi meal than usual for us. The only reason we went there was that it's close to the Pantages and we were in a hurry. Otherwise, I'd find another sushi place in the neighborhood.

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And the food was good too :). But the likes of hollywood's elite Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys were spotted and were friendly too. I think the atmosphere helps with their comfort level

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★★★★★

And the food was good too :). But the likes of hollywood's elite Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys were spotted and were friendly too. I think the atmosphere helps with their comfort level

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UPRISE TV -Control Your Entertainment!

Pros: Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys

Cons: Price

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I have been going to ike now for about 3 year. If you go, please sit at the bar, even if you have to wait. Then order salmon two ways which is one seared and one fresh. the seared one must be eaten right away when given to you since it has to be consumed warm. AMAZING! my other favorites are the crab handrolls, kanpachi, tai and toro...

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★★★★★

I have been going to ike now for about 3 year. If you go, please sit at the bar, even if you have to wait. Then order salmon two ways which is one seared and one fresh. the seared one must be eaten right away when given to you since it has to be consumed warm. AMAZING! my other favorites are the crab handrolls, kanpachi, tai and toro...

Cons: parking can be tough to find...

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This place is my favorite sushi spot in LA. Its also about the most authentic. It is located in a strip mall in Hollywood, so I would have never expected to find a great sushi place there! But it is absolutely outstanding.

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★★★★★

This place is my favorite sushi spot in LA. Its also about the most authentic. It is located in a strip mall in Hollywood, so I would have never expected to find a great sushi place there! But it is absolutely outstanding.

Pros: Awesome, authentic sushi. Great service. Small restaurant feeling.

Cons: Parking can be a challenge. Be patient! Its worth it!

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I've been dining at Ike Sushi for close to twenty years, and in that time I've enjoyed some amazing Japanese cuisine and good times thanks to Ike's attention to craft and customer. But of late I must say that I agree with the author of "Rude Treatment". Ike's hospitality seems forced and his fellow sushi chefs apply an unspoken pressure to keep ordering or call for the check. What used to be nice about the "Ike" experience was not only an excellent meal, but some time and space to enjoy it in. Perhaps I feel that loyality earns a certain pace, but instead it seems the old adage of "time is money" dictates the flow now. Too bad, because I used to put Ike up against anyone's favorite.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been dining at Ike Sushi for close to twenty years, and in that time I've enjoyed some amazing Japanese cuisine and good times thanks to Ike's attention to craft and customer. But of late I must say that I agree with the author of "Rude Treatment". Ike's hospitality seems forced and his fellow sushi chefs apply an unspoken pressure to keep ordering or call for the check. What used to be nice about the "Ike" experience was not only an excellent meal, but some time and space to enjoy it in. Perhaps I feel that loyality earns a certain pace, but instead it seems the old adage of "time is money" dictates the flow now. Too bad, because I used to put Ike up against anyone's favorite.

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When my mom, who is very Japanese and a restaurant owner herself, told me that Ike Sushi was the best sushi restaurant in L.A., I was very anxious to try it. She told me that we had to get there around 5:30pm since it gets crowded quickly. When I saw that it was in a busy mini-mall in Hollywood, I was more than a little skeptical. The location isn't hip, trendy or anything you'd expect from "the best sushi in L.A.." Once inside, I immediately forgot about my negative impressions of the exterior and I was quickly swept back to the days when I was living in Tokyo. There is no other restaurant that reminds me of the authentic world class sushi I experienced in Japan. Everything from the melt in your mouth toro, exceptionally sweet uni to the fresh hamachi was delicious! But more than the ingredients was the way the sushi was prepared. I think this is what makes the difference. Ike-san not only uses the best quality ingredients but he is a master sushi chef with a gift.
He has created quite a name for himself amongst the Japanese community and those who know really good sushi. Since then, I have been there a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. Get there early if you can since it does get really crowded especially on the weekends.

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★★★★★

When my mom, who is very Japanese and a restaurant owner herself, told me that Ike Sushi was the best sushi restaurant in L.A., I was very anxious to try it. She told me that we had to get there around 5:30pm since it gets crowded quickly. When I saw that it was in a busy mini-mall in Hollywood, I was more than a little skeptical. The location isn't hip, trendy or anything you'd expect from "the best sushi in L.A.." Once inside, I immediately forgot about my negative impressions of the exterior and I was quickly swept back to the days when I was living in Tokyo. There is no other restaurant that reminds me of the authentic world class sushi I experienced in Japan. Everything from the melt in your mouth toro, exceptionally sweet uni to the fresh hamachi was delicious! But more than the ingredients was the way the sushi was prepared. I think this is what makes the difference. Ike-san not only uses the best quality ingredients but he is a master sushi chef with a gift.
He has created quite a name for himself amongst the Japanese community and those who know really good sushi. Since then, I have been there a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. Get there early if you can since it does get really crowded especially on the weekends.

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This is hands down my favorite place to eat. The sushi is amazing, tasty, and fresh. Everyone I have ever gone with has immediatley declared it there all time favorite Sushi Bar.

Ike is there every night and if he can't make it he will have the place closed. He is incredibly attentive to detail, service, food, and his clients. As another reviewer mentioned I truly feel like I am coming home when I head over to Ike's. He has such a warm smile and the world's fastest hands. (Seriously, watch him when he gets going... he works at the speed of 4 sushi chefs and creates beautifuly presented plates.)
He always cuts my sushi in half and leaves my boyfriends whole. =0) I love it. I have always thought to myself that sometimes a whole piece of sushi is a lot for one bite.
Another testiment to the Sushi and to Ike himself is the amazing number of regulars that flock to his restraunt and his ability to remember each and everyone. This is sorta a lame story but one evening i went in with my contacts, rather than glasses, and he was the first to comment on their absence.

Thank you for all of the great meals Ike!

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★★★★★

This is hands down my favorite place to eat. The sushi is amazing, tasty, and fresh. Everyone I have ever gone with has immediatley declared it there all time favorite Sushi Bar.

Ike is there every night and if he can't make it he will have the place closed. He is incredibly attentive to detail, service, food, and his clients. As another reviewer mentioned I truly feel like I am coming home when I head over to Ike's. He has such a warm smile and the world's fastest hands. (Seriously, watch him when he gets going... he works at the speed of 4 sushi chefs and creates beautifuly presented plates.)
He always cuts my sushi in half and leaves my boyfriends whole. =0) I love it. I have always thought to myself that sometimes a whole piece of sushi is a lot for one bite.
Another testiment to the Sushi and to Ike himself is the amazing number of regulars that flock to his restraunt and his ability to remember each and everyone. This is sorta a lame story but one evening i went in with my contacts, rather than glasses, and he was the first to comment on their absence.

Thank you for all of the great meals Ike!

Pros: Great atmosphere for a casual date or dinner with a good friend. Amazing sushi. Top Notch Chef.

Cons: Going Home. It's so good you wish you could eat and drink sake all night...

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This is one restaurant I will not be returning to. While the sushi is good, the owner has managed to treat me in such a way which prevents me from returning. At one point I was a regular customer who spent a fair amount there and was never tight on tipping. When dining alone, I do not enjoy having a table to myself, but do enjoy sitting a sushi bars where I don?t feel so obvious and can chat to other diners. One evening I was doing just that. I had already eaten a fair amount of sushi. I ordered another plate and told Ike that I was just going to my car to get something and would eat it upon my return. He told me that he would serve it, but I had to move to a table where a Japanese family of three were already seated as there were people waiting and the seat next to me was vacant. I looked at the family and realized that they would no more enjoy having an outsider sit next to them than I would enjoy sitting with a group of non-English speaking strangers. I had always felt that Ike?s friendliness was phony, but this concluded it. I asked for my bill and left, never to return.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one restaurant I will not be returning to. While the sushi is good, the owner has managed to treat me in such a way which prevents me from returning. At one point I was a regular customer who spent a fair amount there and was never tight on tipping. When dining alone, I do not enjoy having a table to myself, but do enjoy sitting a sushi bars where I don?t feel so obvious and can chat to other diners. One evening I was doing just that. I had already eaten a fair amount of sushi. I ordered another plate and told Ike that I was just going to my car to get something and would eat it upon my return. He told me that he would serve it, but I had to move to a table where a Japanese family of three were already seated as there were people waiting and the seat next to me was vacant. I looked at the family and realized that they would no more enjoy having an outsider sit next to them than I would enjoy sitting with a group of non-English speaking strangers. I had always felt that Ike?s friendliness was phony, but this concluded it. I asked for my bill and left, never to return.

Pros: Decent Sushi

Cons: Phony friendliness. No loyalty to regular customer.

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I've never posted a review on citysearch until now. I could not let the injustice of the last review by surething00 go unchallenged. Ike, who the reastaurant is named after, is one of the friendliest sushi chefs I have ever met. He would never ever yell at one of his valued customers like the last reviewer says he did. Ike is always very accomadating, constantly smiling, goes to lengths to make his guests feel very welcome, and is ALWAYS extremely gracefully grateful. I can't say that about other traditional, or semi-tradiotional, sushi restaurants in the neighboring areas.

If you're looking for fancy rolls covered in eel sauce, you should find another spot. This is a place where the modest menu doesn't rely on extravagance. The fish is amazing, always fresh, prepared with care, and served to you by chefs and waiters and waitresses that always aim to please. Part of what makes Ike Sushi special is it's unassuming location. Located in a strip mall where you would expect the food to be on par with the next door Domino's Pizza, it's anything but. I have yet to have sushi in the Hollywood area that matches what Ike brings to the table, Saito included.

Ike Sushi is truly a treasure that must be experienced by sushi lovers.

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★★★★★

I've never posted a review on citysearch until now. I could not let the injustice of the last review by surething00 go unchallenged. Ike, who the reastaurant is named after, is one of the friendliest sushi chefs I have ever met. He would never ever yell at one of his valued customers like the last reviewer says he did. Ike is always very accomadating, constantly smiling, goes to lengths to make his guests feel very welcome, and is ALWAYS extremely gracefully grateful. I can't say that about other traditional, or semi-tradiotional, sushi restaurants in the neighboring areas.

If you're looking for fancy rolls covered in eel sauce, you should find another spot. This is a place where the modest menu doesn't rely on extravagance. The fish is amazing, always fresh, prepared with care, and served to you by chefs and waiters and waitresses that always aim to please. Part of what makes Ike Sushi special is it's unassuming location. Located in a strip mall where you would expect the food to be on par with the next door Domino's Pizza, it's anything but. I have yet to have sushi in the Hollywood area that matches what Ike brings to the table, Saito included.

Ike Sushi is truly a treasure that must be experienced by sushi lovers.

Pros: Ike at the bar, fresh fish, modest pricing

Cons: haters like the last reviewer

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I have been eating at Ike for over 10 years. I eat sushi all over the world, been to all the best. Sushi Ike is very solid. His fish is fresh and they take care in preparing it and putting the fish away. I highly recommend anyone who wants a low key night out with sushi to try this place. It really is very good.

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★★★★☆

I have been eating at Ike for over 10 years. I eat sushi all over the world, been to all the best. Sushi Ike is very solid. His fish is fresh and they take care in preparing it and putting the fish away. I highly recommend anyone who wants a low key night out with sushi to try this place. It really is very good.

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I'm writing this because I want to warn people about this restaurant. My wife and I went to this restaurant the other night and we were served the worst piece of mackerel I've ever tasted. As soon as I put it in my mouth I gagged. I have sushi all the time and I know that some is just better and fresher than others but this was that rare piece that's just old, chewy and disgusting. It's simply food that no restaurant should serve. We politely asked the waitress to remove the mackerel from our table and our bill (we ordered 4 pieces initially) at which point she said something to the sushi chef who immediately started yelling at us from across the restaurant. We were totally shocked and I actually agreed to pay for the awful sushi just to get him to stop yelling. He stopped for a moment and then started again. It was seriously unbelievable. Any other restaurant in town would be EMBARRASSED to serve food that nasty. The sickness I experienced that night confirmed everything I feared about the fish they served. There are many really good sushi places in LA (Hirozen, Sasabune, Nozawa) but Ike Sushi is definitely not one of them. Avoid it for your own good.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm writing this because I want to warn people about this restaurant. My wife and I went to this restaurant the other night and we were served the worst piece of mackerel I've ever tasted. As soon as I put it in my mouth I gagged. I have sushi all the time and I know that some is just better and fresher than others but this was that rare piece that's just old, chewy and disgusting. It's simply food that no restaurant should serve. We politely asked the waitress to remove the mackerel from our table and our bill (we ordered 4 pieces initially) at which point she said something to the sushi chef who immediately started yelling at us from across the restaurant. We were totally shocked and I actually agreed to pay for the awful sushi just to get him to stop yelling. He stopped for a moment and then started again. It was seriously unbelievable. Any other restaurant in town would be EMBARRASSED to serve food that nasty. The sickness I experienced that night confirmed everything I feared about the fish they served. There are many really good sushi places in LA (Hirozen, Sasabune, Nozawa) but Ike Sushi is definitely not one of them. Avoid it for your own good.

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I'm writing this because I want to warn people about this restaurant. My wife and I went to this restaurant the other night and we were served the worst piece of mackerel I've ever tasted. As soon as I put it in my mouth I gagged. I have sushi all the time and I know that some is just better and fresher than others but this was that rare piece that's just old, chewy and disgusting. It's simply food that no restaurant should serve.

We politely asked the waitress to remove the mackerel from our table and our bill (we ordered 4 pieces initially) at which point she said something to the sushi chef who immediately started yelling at us from across the restaurant. We were totally shocked and I actually agreed to pay for the awful sushi just to get him to stop yelling. He stopped for a moment and then started again. It was seriously unbelievable. Any other restaurant in town would be EMBARRASSED to serve food that nasty. The sickness I experienced that night confirmed everything I feared about the fish they served.

There are many really good sushi places in LA (Hirozen, Sasabune, Nozawa) but Ike Sushi is definitely not one of them. Avoid it for your own good.

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★★★☆☆

I'm writing this because I want to warn people about this restaurant. My wife and I went to this restaurant the other night and we were served the worst piece of mackerel I've ever tasted. As soon as I put it in my mouth I gagged. I have sushi all the time and I know that some is just better and fresher than others but this was that rare piece that's just old, chewy and disgusting. It's simply food that no restaurant should serve.

We politely asked the waitress to remove the mackerel from our table and our bill (we ordered 4 pieces initially) at which point she said something to the sushi chef who immediately started yelling at us from across the restaurant. We were totally shocked and I actually agreed to pay for the awful sushi just to get him to stop yelling. He stopped for a moment and then started again. It was seriously unbelievable. Any other restaurant in town would be EMBARRASSED to serve food that nasty. The sickness I experienced that night confirmed everything I feared about the fish they served.

There are many really good sushi places in LA (Hirozen, Sasabune, Nozawa) but Ike Sushi is definitely not one of them. Avoid it for your own good.

Cons: food, service, entire experience

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I totally agree with max. It's common courtesy. Sushi Ike is incredible. The sushi melts in your mouth, amazingly good. High recommended to try.

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★★★★★

I totally agree with max. It's common courtesy. Sushi Ike is incredible. The sushi melts in your mouth, amazingly good. High recommended to try.

Pros: great sushi, great staff, good service

Cons: none

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I have heard many raves about Ike Sushi, including right here at Cityspace, that I can't wait to get over there. The person who reviewed on 9/16/06 clearly has no business crossing the threshold of a simple sushi venue. Stick to Sushi Dan (ugh!) for your "rolls" and your tempura (which does not travel well -- are you surprised?) If you acted as bratty, spoiled and rude in their establishment as you have done so on this site, then I would not be surprised if they gave you substandard food to dissuade you from returning. You ordered like a pleb; you got to eat like one, too.

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★★★★☆

I have heard many raves about Ike Sushi, including right here at Cityspace, that I can't wait to get over there. The person who reviewed on 9/16/06 clearly has no business crossing the threshold of a simple sushi venue. Stick to Sushi Dan (ugh!) for your "rolls" and your tempura (which does not travel well -- are you surprised?) If you acted as bratty, spoiled and rude in their establishment as you have done so on this site, then I would not be surprised if they gave you substandard food to dissuade you from returning. You ordered like a pleb; you got to eat like one, too.

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Yuck! Place smells bad. Tiny little aging dive in a cruddy strip mall, but okay, we'll try it. We start ordering food, miso soup, tempura, several rolls, etc., and only then the waitress tells us that we HAVE to order two orders of sushi per person. Doesn't matter that we're spending MORE money than four order of sushi would be, we have to follow their rules. So we just get the food to go, since we are starving and are not allowed to eat at a table. Get the stuff home, and okay, we weren't expecting anything great, but WOW, was it terrible!! Inedible, in fact. I've had WAY better sushi from a grocery store. We literally threw it out. Never again!

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★☆☆☆☆

Yuck! Place smells bad. Tiny little aging dive in a cruddy strip mall, but okay, we'll try it. We start ordering food, miso soup, tempura, several rolls, etc., and only then the waitress tells us that we HAVE to order two orders of sushi per person. Doesn't matter that we're spending MORE money than four order of sushi would be, we have to follow their rules. So we just get the food to go, since we are starving and are not allowed to eat at a table. Get the stuff home, and okay, we weren't expecting anything great, but WOW, was it terrible!! Inedible, in fact. I've had WAY better sushi from a grocery store. We literally threw it out. Never again!

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Ike is the best sushi in town. I recommend a spot at the bar so you can watch this master sushi chef at work. His hands are lightning quick and the sushi is always fresh. I especially love the albacore, yellowtail, and halibut. For something adventurous try the sea urchin. The raw oysters are great too, wash it down with some cold Sake.

One thing you can't get at Ike is the ultra lame American style sushi like Dynamite rolls, Caterpillar rolls or any other roll with cream cheese in it. If you want to look like an amateur, order the California Roll - the only non-Japanese item on the menu. Ike is real deal, simple, traditional Japanese sushi. The iced green tea is complimentary as are the warm towels.

It is so authentic that one of Ike's regular customers is Sho Kosugi - the ninja turned actor and star of all those awesome ninja movies of the 80's.

Trust me, if Sushi Ike is good enough for a real ninja it's good enough for you!

PS save room for the green tea or red bean ice cream!!!

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★★★★★

Ike is the best sushi in town. I recommend a spot at the bar so you can watch this master sushi chef at work. His hands are lightning quick and the sushi is always fresh. I especially love the albacore, yellowtail, and halibut. For something adventurous try the sea urchin. The raw oysters are great too, wash it down with some cold Sake.

One thing you can't get at Ike is the ultra lame American style sushi like Dynamite rolls, Caterpillar rolls or any other roll with cream cheese in it. If you want to look like an amateur, order the California Roll - the only non-Japanese item on the menu. Ike is real deal, simple, traditional Japanese sushi. The iced green tea is complimentary as are the warm towels.

It is so authentic that one of Ike's regular customers is Sho Kosugi - the ninja turned actor and star of all those awesome ninja movies of the 80's.

Trust me, if Sushi Ike is good enough for a real ninja it's good enough for you!

PS save room for the green tea or red bean ice cream!!!

Pros: Traditional authentic Japanese sushi

Cons: For me none

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This is a great place, with the sushi always crafted with such care. The fish pieces are so nicely cut with slight variation depending on the type of fish. Fresh and uncluttered. It is small, so don't bring large parties here, because it will be impossible. I think the most they reserve for is a party of 4 or something. Sit at the counter, the owner is often there and you can ask him to recommend what is good that day. The counter also offers a slightly seared samon sushi that they don't serve for the tables. The clam soup is also a nice touch to stray from the usual plain miso. You meal will end with a little slice of fruit that they give you.

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★★★★★

This is a great place, with the sushi always crafted with such care. The fish pieces are so nicely cut with slight variation depending on the type of fish. Fresh and uncluttered. It is small, so don't bring large parties here, because it will be impossible. I think the most they reserve for is a party of 4 or something. Sit at the counter, the owner is often there and you can ask him to recommend what is good that day. The counter also offers a slightly seared samon sushi that they don't serve for the tables. The clam soup is also a nice touch to stray from the usual plain miso. You meal will end with a little slice of fruit that they give you.

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In my enthusiasm and good will toward this restaurant, I *must* say this is a good sushi spot, but I'm greedy and don't want this place to become some new "hot spot" because low key, no pretension, fresh fish is tough to come by in this town. This is not fancy. No beautiful people here. No fusion either. Just good, fresh fish. For my taste - I couldn't ask for more.

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★★★★☆

In my enthusiasm and good will toward this restaurant, I *must* say this is a good sushi spot, but I'm greedy and don't want this place to become some new "hot spot" because low key, no pretension, fresh fish is tough to come by in this town. This is not fancy. No beautiful people here. No fusion either. Just good, fresh fish. For my taste - I couldn't ask for more.

Pros: fresh fish, service, the albacore...

Cons: the wait

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I was shocked to see such a negative review of Sushi Ike and felt compelled to post a quick response. I have been eating at Ike's since 1988 on average about twice a month. I have always felt welcome (in fact occasionally Ike greets guests with a very sincere "Welcome Home" when you sit down at the bar). The fish is always fresh and delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Ike is so concerned about the quality of your experience that you can?t order the seared salmon at a table, only at the bar because by the time it gets to your table it is not the same experience. This restaurant is not for people who like big over the top rolls and love to drown their fish in soy sauce and wasabe. The strength of the place is it?s simplicity and it?s astonishing quality. No matter what kind of day you've had if you like real sushi... Ike will make it better. If you are the type of sushi diner who needs to control every aspect of the meal... you should probably go elsewhere. If however you are adventurous and willing to trust the house choices then Ike is for you. It may be located in a little mini-mall but the service and the great fish make the place a

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★★★★★

I was shocked to see such a negative review of Sushi Ike and felt compelled to post a quick response. I have been eating at Ike's since 1988 on average about twice a month. I have always felt welcome (in fact occasionally Ike greets guests with a very sincere "Welcome Home" when you sit down at the bar). The fish is always fresh and delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Ike is so concerned about the quality of your experience that you can?t order the seared salmon at a table, only at the bar because by the time it gets to your table it is not the same experience. This restaurant is not for people who like big over the top rolls and love to drown their fish in soy sauce and wasabe. The strength of the place is it?s simplicity and it?s astonishing quality. No matter what kind of day you've had if you like real sushi... Ike will make it better. If you are the type of sushi diner who needs to control every aspect of the meal... you should probably go elsewhere. If however you are adventurous and willing to trust the house choices then Ike is for you. It may be located in a little mini-mall but the service and the great fish make the place a

Pros: Service, Great fresh fish

Cons: Parking

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Ike makes your dining experience fun and amusing. You feel welcome and well taken care of. One of the best sushi places in Southern Cal.

PROS: Great service!
CONS: Small location and parking availability.

5
★★★★★

Ike makes your dining experience fun and amusing. You feel welcome and well taken care of. One of the best sushi places in Southern Cal.

PROS: Great service!
CONS: Small location and parking availability.

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I have been to many a sushi bar for well over 20 years, even hitting the genuine deal in Little Tokyo where the shinto salt is poised right outside the door, but Ike's is hand'down the best ever. The master himself (Ike) is responsible for his trained underlings showing up at other sushi restauarants with a higher celebrity profile. His influence on L.A. sushi extends to places like Hama all because he had a hand in trainign the folks who ultimately work there.

Back to the sushi, Ike serves up the freshest most delictible sushi morsels you could hope to eat. I happen to like the omakase method, meaning entrusting him to make the selections because he's always on the money. From the yellowtail, toro, eel, sea urchin, to the exotic nato bean, everything he comes up with is delicious. Oh, and the sake is not bad either. The place is a tiny hole in the wall next to a Dominos pizza, but don't be put off. Inside, the lighting is calming as is the decor, very soft light wood.

PROS: consistently great sushi; Ike's fun sense of humor and wonderful hospitality
CONS: parking is a hassle in the mini-mall where the restaurant is located, so you might want to find street parking on Gower as an alternative

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★★★★★

I have been to many a sushi bar for well over 20 years, even hitting the genuine deal in Little Tokyo where the shinto salt is poised right outside the door, but Ike's is hand'down the best ever. The master himself (Ike) is responsible for his trained underlings showing up at other sushi restauarants with a higher celebrity profile. His influence on L.A. sushi extends to places like Hama all because he had a hand in trainign the folks who ultimately work there.

Back to the sushi, Ike serves up the freshest most delictible sushi morsels you could hope to eat. I happen to like the omakase method, meaning entrusting him to make the selections because he's always on the money. From the yellowtail, toro, eel, sea urchin, to the exotic nato bean, everything he comes up with is delicious. Oh, and the sake is not bad either. The place is a tiny hole in the wall next to a Dominos pizza, but don't be put off. Inside, the lighting is calming as is the decor, very soft light wood.

PROS: consistently great sushi; Ike's fun sense of humor and wonderful hospitality
CONS: parking is a hassle in the mini-mall where the restaurant is located, so you might want to find street parking on Gower as an alternative

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Truly the best sushi you will ever eat. Ike selects his own fish & has been a sushi chef for over 35 years. Delicious fresh fish and a lot of fun. Don't waste another sushi dollar anywhere else.

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Truly the best sushi you will ever eat. Ike selects his own fish & has been a sushi chef for over 35 years. Delicious fresh fish and a lot of fun. Don't waste another sushi dollar anywhere else.

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Ike serves what you called the "honest sushi" of Japan. It is nothing fancy, but good old traditional value driven sushi. They do use imitation crab in their cali-roll, but it is for the convenience of the non-regulars. Should you desire the real thing, the humorous Ike calls it the "Avocado and Kani (crab) Roll." One point worth mentioning is their tempura. The tempura chef is hispanic, but his skills are better than many of his Japanese rivals.

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★★★★★

Ike serves what you called the "honest sushi" of Japan. It is nothing fancy, but good old traditional value driven sushi. They do use imitation crab in their cali-roll, but it is for the convenience of the non-regulars. Should you desire the real thing, the humorous Ike calls it the "Avocado and Kani (crab) Roll." One point worth mentioning is their tempura. The tempura chef is hispanic, but his skills are better than many of his Japanese rivals.

Pros: Honest Sushi, Very good tempura, Ike is cool & funny

Cons: , so so location

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I will say the fish was fresh. However, there is no menu, it ws extremely difficult to communicated with the sushi chefs, the place is in a strip mall and I was caught off guard when I took my date there. I was a little embarrassed that this place is NOT a date night place to go.

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★★★☆☆

I will say the fish was fresh. However, there is no menu, it ws extremely difficult to communicated with the sushi chefs, the place is in a strip mall and I was caught off guard when I took my date there. I was a little embarrassed that this place is NOT a date night place to go.

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Best low key sushi bar in town, a real hidden gem. Plus the chefs are entertaining and I always leave with a smile and a full, warm belly of excellent fish cuts. Don't try ordering fancy rolls or edemame--they are traditional and the value is int he fresh cuts of fish. If you want California haute cuisine, go to West Hollywood. Arigato!!

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★★★★★

Best low key sushi bar in town, a real hidden gem. Plus the chefs are entertaining and I always leave with a smile and a full, warm belly of excellent fish cuts. Don't try ordering fancy rolls or edemame--they are traditional and the value is int he fresh cuts of fish. If you want California haute cuisine, go to West Hollywood. Arigato!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Fast Service, Fresh Food

Cons: Close Early, Crowded

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I'm a sushi devotee and have tried so many places around LA...but have stuck to a select few for years. Until I tried Ike, that is. I've been hearing about this place for years but never ventured over there to check it out. I'm sorry I waited so long. The quality of the fish here is incredible, the chefs and staff are really friendly and attentive, and it's just a low-key fun experience. The food and service are very traditional Japanese. Everyone knows each other and you can tell that most are regulars there. Ike is so sweet and did I mention that the fish is absolutely fresh and delicious? The best sushi & fish on the east side, hands down. I love Sushi Sasabune on Sawtelle too.

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★★★★★

I'm a sushi devotee and have tried so many places around LA...but have stuck to a select few for years. Until I tried Ike, that is. I've been hearing about this place for years but never ventured over there to check it out. I'm sorry I waited so long. The quality of the fish here is incredible, the chefs and staff are really friendly and attentive, and it's just a low-key fun experience. The food and service are very traditional Japanese. Everyone knows each other and you can tell that most are regulars there. Ike is so sweet and did I mention that the fish is absolutely fresh and delicious? The best sushi & fish on the east side, hands down. I love Sushi Sasabune on Sawtelle too.

Pros: fresh delicious fish, friendly staff, low-key atmosphere

Cons: might have to wait

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Oh Ike....how I love thee.

My fiance and I stumbled upon Sushi Ike when we moved to the neighborhood. What a pleasant surprise for a sushi bar right next to a Domino's Pizza. F-R-E-S-H fish and incredibly attentive service make this sushi bar one of our favorites.

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★★★★★

Oh Ike....how I love thee.

My fiance and I stumbled upon Sushi Ike when we moved to the neighborhood. What a pleasant surprise for a sushi bar right next to a Domino's Pizza. F-R-E-S-H fish and incredibly attentive service make this sushi bar one of our favorites.

Pros: food, service

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The freshest fish, the most devout regulars and perhaps the most charismatic sushi chef in L.A.

You'll find service with a smile but no silly sushi here- just the most traditional fare. Hardcore fans happily forgo table service for a seat at the bar at the expense of a 45 minute wait.

The gimmick here is there is no gimmick- no inside outs- no strange combinations - just fish, clean and simple, sliced with great skill. And rice - lightly seasoned and never overwhelming the fish. And a chef who loves his clientele as much as they love him (and sushi).

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★★★★★

The freshest fish, the most devout regulars and perhaps the most charismatic sushi chef in L.A.

You'll find service with a smile but no silly sushi here- just the most traditional fare. Hardcore fans happily forgo table service for a seat at the bar at the expense of a 45 minute wait.

The gimmick here is there is no gimmick- no inside outs- no strange combinations - just fish, clean and simple, sliced with great skill. And rice - lightly seasoned and never overwhelming the fish. And a chef who loves his clientele as much as they love him (and sushi).

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Ike is good sushi, but it's not a 10. Nowhere that serves imitation crab in their California Rolls can really earn a top score. If you are looking for some of the best tuna you'll ever try, this is the place. I'm not sure how they came to specialize in tuna, but that really is the best thing on the menu. There's not much else they make that I'm crazy about. Even the sake is not up to par with the quality I'm used to, but yes, the tuna is good. Therefore, I like Ike.

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★★★★☆

Ike is good sushi, but it's not a 10. Nowhere that serves imitation crab in their California Rolls can really earn a top score. If you are looking for some of the best tuna you'll ever try, this is the place. I'm not sure how they came to specialize in tuna, but that really is the best thing on the menu. There's not much else they make that I'm crazy about. Even the sake is not up to par with the quality I'm used to, but yes, the tuna is good. Therefore, I like Ike.

Pros: great tuna

Cons: sake quality so-so, imitation crab

 

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