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Not Umami’s Sushi: The best sushi spots in the South Bay

April 20, 2016

With new sushi restaurants opening up around every corner it’s hard to figure out where the best deals are. Whether you’re looking for a place to take your date or relax with friends after a long week of school, these five sushi spots in the South Bay provide quality fish and atmosphere without taking a heavy toll on your wallet.

1. Gu Gu Sushi- 1121 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254- 4.1 Miles

Gu Gu Sushi: 911 Roll

A spicy tuna roll with cucumber and avocado on the inside and tuna, jalapeño pickle with hot sauce on the outside. $12.95

This family owned restaurant in the heart of Redondo Beach is an easy to miss spot that provides some of the freshest sushi in the area. At an affordable price, every roll comes packed with large amounts of quality fish that will leave you wanting more, even on a full stomach. The large selection of rolls is almost overwhelming so it is best to come with an idea of what you want to eat. With more bar seating than tables, you are able to experience the sushi being made in front of you and see the craftsmanship that is put into every order received. T

2. Hoka Hoka Sushi and Saki- 811 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277- 5.7 Miles

Hoka Hoka Sushi and Saki: Redondo Roll

A spicy tuna roll with avocado and cucumber, topped with mango and hot sauce.

Another sushi spot that’s close to the ocean, Hoka Hoka is a popular restaurant that brings a full house of people in during their happy hour. Their specialty rolls offer many choices that cannot be found anywhere else, including their Redondo roll. The happy hour offers half off on sushi and saki from 5p.m. to 7 p.m.. The portions served are more than enough to fill you up, or to share with your significant other.

3.Sushi Delight- 2117 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717- 7 Miles

Sushi Delight: Lomita Roll

A crab roll with avocado and cucumber, topped with baked salmon, tempura flakes, and eel sauce. $12.99

A sort of hidden gem tucked in the back of a shopping center along PCH, Sushi Delight will teach you to not judge a book by its cover. Although it doesn’t appear to be much on the outside, once you enter you the setting is much more eloquent than the exterior would let on. The sushi offers a wide range of rolls, although it does n a variety of specialty rolls. But where Sushi delight lacks in specialty rolls, it makes up for in the quality and quantity of the other rolls it has to offer. With any order on the menu, you are provided with a free plate of edamame that goes great with any sushi roll.

4. Flyin Fin Sushi- 1727 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277- 7.8 Miles

Wrapped with soy paper and shredded potato, this lightly fried roll is stuffed with spicy tuna, kanikama, avocado, and onion. $12.95

Wrapped with soy paper and shredded potato, this lightly fried roll is stuffed with spicy tuna, kanikama, avocado, and onion. $12.95

Nestled in the Riviera Village in Redondo, Flyin Fin is a quaint restaurant walking distance from the beach. What differentiates Flyin Fin from other places is the ability to serve quality tasting food that takes presentation to a whole new level. . The specialty rolls are meticulously crafted to create not just a delicious meal but also a work of art. The effort can be seen and tasted in every bite and one roll will leave you feeling stuffed. This place is great for a Sunday lunch date or just a quick bite before a run along the Redondo strand.

5. Jasmine Hana- 28150 S Western Ave, San Pedro, CA 90732- 13.6 Miles

Jasmine Hana: Blossom Yellowtail Roll

Spicy mixed fish withe cucumber on the inside and jalapeño, lemon peel and garlic chips on the outside topped with ponzu and spicy yuzu sauce.

Jasmine Hana is a smallWhile the selection of sushi is not as high as others on this list, Jasmine Hana makes up for it with the quality taste of every roll the offer. The specialty rolls all stand out and provide a unique taste that will require you to keep trying new rolls in order to experience every flavor they have to offer. Any roll topped with their signature spicy yuzu sauce will leave your mouth watering with every bite.

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