Shig Chiba took over the restaurant bearing his surname “a long time ago.” Located in North Hollywood, Chiba Sushi restaurant was started by his late father in 1973, the year that Shig Chiba turned 11 and had just come from Japan with his family. He would later return to the country to train as a sushi chef. Prices at Chiba range from $3.50 for an appetizer up to $30 to $40 for deluxe dinners and sashimi. Customers seem to like the restaurant and how Shig Chiba operates it, as the review site Yelp gives Chiba a ranking of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 600 reviews. 


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