Los Angeles, CA
Imagine you're one of the most beloved sushi chefs in LA: you've had a restaurant for two decades, you helped bring raw fish to a city that's embraced it, and, now that you've hit retirement age, you want to slow down. You pass your restaurant, Sushi Ike, on to your disciples, and take a deserved break... until everyone realizes that your disciples just aren't making mouth-orgasms the way you were, and convince you to open this tiny, hole-in-the-wall, absolutely incredible omakase joint, where you can once again serve up your signature seared salmon ("Do not put the rice down! Put it right in your mouth! Now!"), your unbelievably textured octopus, and the freshest... uh... everything from the sea that you can get your hands on. You've imagined Sushi Kamagure Ike aka mecca. Yes, it's that good.