11275 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
I LOVE HIKO SUSHI. It is among the freshest sashimi I have ever had outside of Japan (and believe me I've had some pretty damn fresh sashim/sushi in Japan). It's excellent and chef's choice is just great--you can kick back and have the chef choose the freshest fish from the day for you. Highly relaxing! The sushi chef there can come across as a little grumpy, but that's probably because he's just very particular about his craft--and he is VERY good at what he does. It's reflected in the awesome sushi and sashimi he prepares! \r
A word to the negative review about dietary restrictions. Look, in America it's ok to have dietary restrictions and be picky about food. Americans tolerate it, but in other countries this is just not the case. In fact it's downright insulting--get over it! If you can't eat everything on a menu then don't go to that restaurant!
3705 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
I started going to Tantra just to hang out at their lounge/bar area, which is actually quite nice. It has great ambiance and is perfect for stepping out with friends for drinks. However, recently I decided to try their food and it was awful. It had to be one of the worst Indian dining experiences I ever had. So essentially, keep to the lounge/bar are, and you can't go wrong.