Tsuji No Hana
4714 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292Add Hours
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01/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I finally tried Tsuji No Hana for the first time last night and really enjoyed ourselves. At 7PM on a Saturday night, there was no wait yet, so we were immediately seated at he sushi bar in front of sushi chef Suzuki. Being a bit of a sushi purist and snob, I was a bit weary that the food might be good since there was no wait. However, at about 8PM when we left, the place was pretty full.
The specials were written up on a chalk board behind the sushi bar and we ended up ordering most of them. We had salmon belly, albacore, red snapper, sea urchin sushi, all which were very good and cost us between $5 and $8 for an order of two generously sized sushi pieces. We even tried the spanish mackerel which is typically prepared cooked and terrible. Here they prepared it raw and it tasted very fresh. The jalapeno yellowtail carpaccio was $15 for about 6 pieces. It was also good but the peppers were a bit overpowering for me. The person dining us tried the oyster shooter which prompted us to do so as well. Quite tasty for only $6. To finish, we had a spicy tuna hand roll and a spicy shrimp hand roll, each for about $6 each.
Overall the food was good and fresh, and reminded us of a lot of the sushi places in Studio City. The best thing about the experience was that Chef Suzuki would steer us away from any selections that weren't good and recommend better choices. I think this makes a huge difference in your dining experience overall at sushi bars. All in all, we paid about $80 for the two of us, and left quite happy. Our favorite sushi place of all time is still Sushi Zo in Palms, but for the price, this place is quite good as a stop-gap close to home while we save up to splurge for Kazo-san's Omakase.
06/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Tsuji No Hana is my favorite sushi place in all of Los Angeles based off of a variety of factors. Sure you could go somewhere in Hollywood or Santa Monica and possibly get a larger selection, or a fancier arrangement, if you liek small portions, exorbitant prices, plus the hassle of combating traffic, paying for parking, etc.
I've been going to Tsuji No Hana since I was a student at Loyola Marymount University. It has the most EXCELLENT tasting sushi, always very fresh and tasty...and if you don't like fish, they have a Teriyaki Chicken roll which is DELICIOUS. Actually, I love to order a side dish of the teriyaki sauce and dip my other rolls in it. Parking is free and no-hassle. I never make reservations, as there is always spaceAlways parking, never have to pay, and there's a Penguin's Ice Cream right next door. Don't be fooled by the exterior..when you go inside, the restaurant is warmly lit, clean, friendly, and they haev TVs you can watch local sports games on wahoo! The staff are friendly and quick, they have GREAT martinis, and they give you SO much food for so little money!
I love this joint. It is perfect for a casual date or going to sushi with friends that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Low key and yet intimate and fancy at the same time. I just simply LOVE this place!
12/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is seriously one of the best places we have been to, and we have been to many (in Japan, NY, Berlin, Copenhagen, LA, etc.). The sushi here is excellent, fresh and delicious. The chef is very efficient and experienced in making the sushi after sitting at the bar watching him. The albacore tuna is especially good (almost melts in your mouth). This is the place you want to go if you want real deal sushi for a reasonable price with no-frills.
07/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Tried this place last night with my girlfriend after reading reviews that commented on its poor decor but good food. I was expecting bare-bones, but the interior and exterior were nice. From some angles you can get a little glimpse back into the kitchen area beyond the sushi bar, and I guess that's where the comments about flourescent lighting came in, but beyond that it was a fine interior, very clean and looked good...maybe they've remodeled recently? This place really has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood spot. We came right at dinner time and were able to get seated right away; we chose the sushi bar (but don't think it was empty, the place was over 3/4 full). There's a plain handwritten white-board behind the sushi bar with the specialties written on it - no fancy dry-ink marker drawings or anything, just a list of what they have and even a few word description here and there. The food was very good, I would say above average. We got a combination of straightforward sushi and and also got their special Canadian Roll (salmon, cucumber, and avocado) and a halibut sashimi dish served with Japanese peppers and sea salt. Maybe not the most incredible stuff I've ever had, but definitely GOOD. The salmon in particular was excellent, very buttery. The wait-staff was friendly and attentive and the sushi chef was always ready to take another order from us. We had beer AND sake AND we both got pleasantly full for a grand total of $71 including tip. This place instantly became my favorite ""regular"" sushi spot on the Westside and one of the best sushi bargains I've ever experienced. As a comparison, we went to Hama Sushi in Venice (which, admittedly, had EXCELLENT food) and paid almost double the amount.
04/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The Place is hidden away in a mini mall. The Sushi chefs seem like ordinary people that just learned how to make sushi. Their skill at making the food was below average. I sat at the bar and saw how they were preparing the food, what they used and i was left uninspired to ever go back. They used common house silverware to make things. Their rolls were poorly made and served. The sushi was served at almost room temperature and the taste was nothing to wow at. It was kinda bland. Prices are ok. The place, once inside is nice and they do give you a warm towel to clean your hands. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
10/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Growing up in Vancouver, I was used to eating sushi and having it as an affordable daily option, when I moved to MdR I was hard pressed to find the same quality for a good price. Of the places I've tried so far, this restaurant is the best sushi for the price.
02/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
To start, let me say that I grew up eating a lot of sushi and Japanese food in Hawaii. We had a lot of affordable, high quality, somewhat-traditional rolls and cuisine. None of this dragon-cowboy- flaming-octopus-warrior stuff that's full of western ingredients. I like the simplicity of sashimi and ingredients like daikon that to me define Japanese food.
I find that Tsuji no Hana has the best combination of quality and price that I've run into so far. All of the ingredients are very fresh and very well prepared, and for $20/person you get the perfect amount of food to stuff you without any waste. I would not go so far to say that Tsuji no Hana has the ""BEST JAPANESE IN LA"", but for what you pay you will not be disappointed. I'm a student, so I personally can not afford $10/piece ahi sashimi. Comparing the two is like a BMW versus a Bentley.
The staff is also awesome. Very friendly!
Highly recommended! Pay a visit sometime!