California Roll Factory
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Member Reviews (9)
- California Roll FactoryJun 22, 2013
Men like sushi the same way they like their women:
cheap, tasty, and not fishy
Okay, that sounds a little bit wrong XD. So the reviews were consistently saying "cheap" and "tasty." So I decided to try this place out for lunch.
I ordered the bento box over the phone which includes chicken teriyaki, rice, salad, 4 pieces of tuna roll, and a miso soup. However, when I got there, I noticed the $10 card minimum. So, I decided to buy the "heart attack" which are 4 pieces of deep fried jalapenos. (pretty bomb). So the reason I gave this place 3 stars is the food doesn't really taste that fresh. The chicken and the rice were a little bit on the chewy side, and yes the sushi falls apart pretty quickly. The salad was okay (then again, who messes up salad).
Unfortunately, this place has no chairs or tables, so no restroom as well. As for the rolls, they aren't that cheap, I've had cheaper and better sushi at other sushi restaurants. Overall, its an okay place for lunch.
- California Roll FactoryMar 20, 2013
The sushi here is really fresh and the service was excellent! I was recommended to try this sushi place by a really close friend and I must say, I was definitely not disappointed with my experience here. There are so many different types of rolls you could choose from and many of them have really clever or interesting names. I ordered the Vizzy and Picasso during my first trip here. Each of Vizzy's pieces were enormous that it took me several bites to finish one. But my favorite has to be Picasso, it is so yummy!
- California Roll FactoryJan 08, 2013
I'd been driving by this place for years without giving it a second glance..... mostly because of the name. I'm sorry, but it isn't the best name. So glad that a girlfriend took me here and I finally gave it a chance! Sorry I judged you, CRF!
There are pages and pages of crazy rolls, plus your standard rolls, sushi, and sashimi. Not to mention the things white people order... teriyaki chicken, etc. Beer and sake too. It's a very small place, with not much going on for decor aside from the hand-drawn menu cards all over the walls, so it's best to be prepared to wait or to do takeout. Definitely not the place for large groups.
It can be tough to make a decision with all the unique and creatively-named rolls, but the fish is good quality and the portions are HUGE. Great prices for an LA sushi joint too.... most rolls were under $8. I also ordered some salmon sushi, as I can't go out for sushi without eating some raw salmon.... and the two pieces were topped with two huge, thick, generous cuts of salmon.
We ordered two glasses of plum wine each, which was served in large glasses with very generous pours. I hate it when sushi restaurants serve it in a glass full of ice, or a wine-tasting portion of a few ounces.
I was very happy with this place and I look forward to taking more friends.
- California Roll FactoryOct 20, 2012
I came here just last night, (Wednesday night around 7:45 pm) and it was PACKED! Mind you, this place is rather small, but my friend and I only had to wait for ten minutes to get a table.
As you can see by the name, this place has rolls, no sashimi (well, at least from what I am aware of), with lots of spunk and flavor. I already knew what I wanted and of course it was the...
PICASSO: soybean paper with shrimp, crab, smelt egg and eel sauce. What a master piece I tell you.. kind of like Picasso =P
SASHIMI TEMPURA: my usual deep fried dish with their special sauce. Tuna, yellowtail, white fish, salmon and asparagus and oh yeah.. NO RICE. YAY less carbs, even though this deep fried sucker just clotted up my arteries =P
VIZZY: four HUGE, GIGANTIC rolls of lots of baked salmon and crab, smelt egg and eel sauce and some rice. The pieces are so enormous that I can't fit it into my mouth in one bite. nom nom nom
LANA'S roll: I have no idea who Lana is, but it was a new dish that was on the wall of many other dishes. Tempura yellow tail, avocado with rice, topped with deep fried seaweed and eel sauce. Yummy and crunchy.
TEMPURA Ice Cream: green tea (only). The tempura was warm and crunchy but the green tea was okay. I think I've had better.
Overall, yummy food, generous portions that my friend and I didn't even finish it all, and awesome service with nice waitresses that always make sure you're okay. Now I miss living in LA again, but woo hoo for good food!
Btw: parking is in the back where you pay into a machine, or you can do street parking with meters. On weekdays, you don't have to pay with the meter after 8pm! :D And you can also walk across the street and park at Vons! There is a cross walk (without a stop light), so be careful :)