WHY Because the chefs are impeccable, the fish is fresh, and the location is…neither of those.
WHAT Smooshed in a sleazy Hollywood strip mall, Sushi Ike is not a place to go for a posh night of extravagant nigiri and imported sake. This place is all about the fish, so if you’re into molecular gastronomy or anything modern, you’re better off at Katsuya down the street. This place hires only the best sushi chefs who take their sashimi seriously. Order off the minimal menu or ask for something else, but expect whatever you choose to blow you away.
WHO You, and maybe a couple dudes talking about their startup over toro and Sapporo.