According to a survey by the Japan External Trade Organization, in 2018, the number of Japanese restaurants in State of New Jersey was 4,486.
Out of 4,468 Japanese restaurants, 1,470 are located in Los Angels area.
The city of Los Angeles has a relatively long history of sushi culture. There are many restaurants that continue the system of training under a sushi chef, leaving to start an independent restaurant, and after becoming successful, passing on the techniques to new trainees.
As well, in L.A. many sushi chefs are accustomed to handling fish. It’s interesting that in L.A. they use a generous amount of ingredients from California, somewhat like the traditionally large Edomae-sushi, so maybe we can call this kind of sushi “Los-mae”.