LOS ANGELES | Sushi Gen is a Little Tokyo Japanese restaurant that’s built quite the reputation since opening in 1980 as serving some of the best sushi in Los Angeles, at prices that are very reasonable given the quality of the fish. After 37 years in the game, these guys know how to source some of the best quality, freshest fish in town.
For an unforgettable meal, head to the sushi bar for the full omakase experience, and talk to the chefs as they expertly prepare each piece of sushi before your eyes. If you’re not up for that, or simply want something less costly, line up for a seat in the separate dining room, where you can order things like the famous and super popular sushi platter. You get thick cuts of tuna, yellowtail, salmon, toro, squid, three varieties of chopped fish, a broiled fish, miso soup, cucumber salad, and soft tofu. At lunch, it’s one of the best bang-for-your-buck options around for $17.00, and at dinner, despite being more expensive, it’s still excellent value.
Just make sure that if you want to eat at Sushi Gen, you get there early. At lunch, for example, there’s already a line by midday. Reservations are available but are limited, so make sure you call at least a week in advance if you want to reserve a spot.
422 E 2nd Street
Telephone: 213 617 0552
Tue – Fri: 11:15am to 2:00pm; 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sat: 5:30pm to 9:30pm