Kazu Sushi is located in Studio City on Ventura Boulevard just west of Tujunga Avenue. Locals say that Kazu has the best sushi outside of Tokyo. Located in an unassuming strip mall surrounded by local Valley businesses, the fresh fish is soft and buttery, especially the ones on the menu labeled "flown in from Japan." Recommended menu items include the omakase, the kobi beef sushi and the blue crab handroll. All the other favorites, such as yellowtail, halibut and salmon, will melt in your mouth. The restaurant's master sushi chef takes his work seriously.