Sushi Gen

Restaurants, Seafood Little Tokyo
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Sushi Gen
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Sushi Gen

Nestled in Downtown's Little Tokyo neighborhood since 1980, Sushi Gen has turned into a cult favorite for LA's sushi aficionados. The main draw: a $17 sashimi lunch special. Glut your taste buds on fresh halibut, fatty tuna, sea urchin, scallops, oysters at this top-notch sushi spot, but be prepared to wait: the lines are massive, and reservations scarce.


Venue name: Sushi Gen
Address: 422 E 2nd St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 5:30-9:30pm Mon-Fri; 5-9:30pm Sat
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Honestly if you love sushi and you have not been to Sushi Gen you are missing out.  The best lunch special in all of LA.  The freshest most melt in your mouth fish you will find.  The lines are sometimes long, so I recommend if you want to snag a seat for the lunch special you get there around 11/11:30.  The sashimi lunch special is always my go to, as well as the uni box though the uni box has gotten a little on the expensive side lately. The service is always impeccable and most people have worked there for 20 plus years.  

I have also sat at the bar once and ordered a la carte, this is pretty expensive but the fish is just amazing.  The toro especially is one of my favorites!