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Okumura's Affordable Sushi in the SFV Has a Cult Following


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World-class sushi is not uncommon in Los Angeles — there's Sushi Zo, Urasawa, Mori, Q and Sushi Tsujita, to name a few — but for many of us, the cost of a full-blown dinner at one of these places can be equivalent to a week's salary. On the other hand, anyone who appreciates sushi will acknowledge that good sushi shouldn't be cheap. So what do we talk about when we talk about quality, affordable sushi? Okumura.  Inside its sparse, white-walled dining room, it's possible to order spicy tuna atop crispy rice, a few rolls filled with shrimp tempura and soft-shell crab and a bottle of Sapporo or two, and be completely content. The real excitement, however, can be found on the list of daily specials handed out with the menu. Read the L.A. Weekly review herePhotos by Anne Fishbein