Since coming to the United States from Tokyo in the 1960s (when the California Roll was born), sushi has been found everywhere from grocery stores and restaurants to convenience marts in all 50 states and popular culture. (Hell, even Tony and Carmela ate it in The Sopranos' final-season opener.)
And with sushi creations ranging from the seriously simple to gourmet goodness to just plain crazy and fun, picking the Valley's best depends on what you're in the mood for. That's why we've selected 11 of our favorite places for sushi -- in no particular order and tailored to a variety of tastes.
This strip-mall eatery in Glendale serves up pretty plates of sushi from a sizable selection. There are baked creations like scallop rolls, standard but flavorful spicy tuna rolls, and specialty creations like the Hotty Hamachi, a jalapeño-and-ponzu-infused yellowtail delight, and the mighty Coyotes Roll, made with salmon, eel, cream cheese, avocado and topped with orange tobiko. Solid service goes with the rolls.