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Member Reviews (18)
- Sushi GenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 12, 2014
Come here for the lunch specials and come here early or prepared to wait!
Came on Saturday with a big party at 11:30 and first seating was already full (open sat 11:15)
Get the sashimi deluxe, it's perfect for 2. (If you eat a normal amount)
Overall Gen is good and well priced, but def would not wait an hour for it.
Also remember that parking is $2 for 2 hrs with validation during lunch. Be prepared to pay more if you have to wait longer!
- Sushi GenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 30, 2013
This is one of the best traditional sushi places in LA, it's also very much like the Apple Store because people will actually line up before they open in order to get in as soon as they open. The yellow tail is the best around and everything else is always solid.Recommended for:Foodies
- Sushi GenJan 11, 2013
Incredibly fresh sushi at very reasonable prices!
Sushi-Gen is, dollar-for-dollar, the best sushi I've had in LA. The prices are average, but the fish quality is through the roof. Don't expect anything fancy or creative here, it's about the fish and ONLY the fish.
Sat at the sushi bar and had the:
All were phenomenal. My favorites were the Toro (of course), Hamachi Belly, and Ankimo.
Extremely crowded and takes a while to get seated, but worth every minute.
- Sushi GenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 05, 2012
Did Sushi-Gen change their hours or something? I remember coming here and waiting in line until 11:30AM for them to open their doors. Now I see that they open at 11AM? Damn, I should have checked Yelp before eating here on Monday. I waited for 30 minutes for an open table. It was worth it for their $15 sashimi lunch though. I sat in my car and listened to music while other people braved the cold weather outside the small sushi restaurant.
I came here with my aunt and brother & we all got the same lunch special. Everything was pretty enjoyable and we even got a free 2012 calendar at the end of our meal!! I especially love their tofu side dish that comes with the lunch. And man, their bowl of rice seemed to have gotten bigger or something! This is a plus for me because I love rice even when I should be cutting back on it!
We got validation from the podium and paid $2 for parking. They used to comp parking for the first 90 min with validation, but times are tough so are now charging. I also didn't know this little tidbit before eating at Sushi-Gen again.
Oh yeah, they had a different host from the rude guy I dealt with the last time I ate here. Plus one star for that! This newer host is more...refined than the previous one. He doesn't seem stuck up at all. Yay!
A downer for me is that the sashimi lunch does not come with salmon sashimi. they give you a smaaaall piece of cooked salmon, but it's definitely not as good as salmon sashimi.
- Sushi GenSep 22, 2012
One thing that I didn't do, but I really should have done was to sit at the counter. This place is known to have a very long wait, so when we saw that a table was available, our hungry stomach went right for it... later regretted, but was too late...
When you go to a sushi restaurant and you expect good quality sushi. Sit at the counter. Trust me, it makes a huge difference when it comes to quality.
Anyway, counter or no counter, this place could be a little overrated. It's a little pricey for the quality. The way they cut the fish, texture and temperature of the sushi rice and the amount of vinegar in the rice was just not up to par. The fish quality however was not so bad.
Service was ok... once again, would've been better to sit at the counter. Next time I come here, I will sit at the counter and write a review again!
- Sushi GenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesSep 12, 2012
One of my favorite places to eat great quality sashimi! It's located in Little Tokyo off of 2nd and Alameda.
Sushi Gen's sushi is top notch, and people know it! They have a great deal for lunch, and there's always a line out the door for that sashimi deal!
- Sushi GenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 27, 2012
A great sushi place in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of LA. I've only ever been here for lunch and the reason is that they have a very good sashimi combo that hits the stomach, and wallet, just right. There is always a wait and parking in this neighborhood is difficult. You'll see lots of patrons sitting at the bar eating omakase. The staff are genial and welcoming.
- Sushi GenJul 05, 2012
I'm a regular loiterer of LA's Little Tokyo area. I use to live there, and more recently my sister lives there. And, even when I'm not visiting here, I somehow find myself in the neighborhood. Sushi Gen is the place to go for moderately priced sushi in LA. I usually prefer it for lunch over dinner and there's always a huge wait. So, be weary that people frequent it on lunch breaks. The thing to order is the sashimi lunch special, amazingly affordable for all you get. Some of the freshest fish you'll get around. Rumor has it the owner goes to the docks daily to personally pick out the freshest fish.