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“Forget about this place”
Review of Iroha

Iroha
Ranked #496 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
Reviewed April 17, 2009

I love sushi and have for most of my life. I eat it at least (3) times per week. I've passed this place and its always crowded. I decided to give it a try. What a terrible mistake!

The lady that seated us was totally not-charming and treated us without any civility.

The sushi chef had absolutely no personality. We were just a number.

Before trying the fish I always test a sushi restaurant by sampling a California Roll with masago.. Their was so marginal that it barely was edible. It had an aweful aftertaste. I am not kidding when I tell you that I've had much better California Rolls at the Ralph's supermarket in Westwood Village.

We ordered a catapillar roll that was decent but not terriffic. I was brave (my wife had enough at this point and didn't want to risk eating any more) and had a hamachi and marguro both of which were marginal at their best. We had a cucumber sunomono that was inedible. We didn't bother ordering drinks of any kind.

This place prices their sushi at a level almost as high as a Matsuhisa or Nozawa but this restaurant is no where near the league of those two restaurants. I have no problem paying $90 per/person for a great meal at Matsuhisa but I think that $60 (for the meal that I just discribed) was a total rip off.

All I can say is that this place is for people that don't know and can't tell a good sushi place from a terrible one. I can't understand how it could possibly always be crowded??? It was aweful!

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed March 20, 2009

Excellent place for sushi in Studio City. If you can't get in to Katsuya, this is just as good.

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Reviewed March 9, 2009

awesome small sushi spot. very fresh!! very very good!!! great place to take a date and chat the whole night away over sushi!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 14, 2008

very good fresh sushi with a great, cozy atmosphere. a little hidden from the street but well worth the find.

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Reviewed August 5, 2008

High class sushi place. Good Sushi, but Ahi next door has better sushi.

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