Sushi Gen: Los Angeles

  Posted by - April 9, 2014 - Los Angeles, Restaurants

In the early evening, Sushi Gen re-opens at 5:30 p.m.

This is what you’ll see when you get there at 5:10 p.m.

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And if you’re lucky, the line will only extend past no more than five stores down.

I am a HUGE sushi fanatic…

No really, I eat it about 3 times a week.

And I can honestly say this place has some of the freshest sashimi I’ve seen in a while- so good that I came here twice in 3 days during my trip to LA.

I mean, pretty much EVERYTHING is good… everything except for the rude host standing behind the podium with these humorous signs. AS IF anyone would bring their laptop to dinner, light up a cig, and bring their own food… Anyways…

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Now back to the food. Check it out:

Chirashi bowl: It’s a chef’s selection of the day’s freshest sashimi over a bed of rice. This is a great option if you want to try different kinds of fish for only $21.

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Box of Sea Urchin (uni): I usually don’t like uni, ever. But I had it twice here and both times, I almost REALLY liked it. The taste was clean, creamy, sweet, and none of that awkward fishy smell. My friends say it was the freshest they’ve ever had.

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Our own sashimi platter: Hamachi, Kanpachi, Sake (salmon), O toro – 7 pieces per order. Everything you see in the picture below is super fresh- you can tell because good sushi should not be stringy, chewy, or tough. The O toro was my favorite here… it practically melts in your mouth.

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Fresh Hotate (scallops) on the shell– These were very sweet and super mouthwatering. It also came with FRESH wasabi, which complimented the scallops very well. I think I needed two more orders of this.

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Amaebi (Sweet shrimp): Not the best I’ve ever had and a little over priced. $20 for 3 pieces- Crazzy right? I wouldn’t recommend getting it here. Try Sushi Ota’s in San Diego if you ever get a chance.

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For $15 dollars (lunch special), you can get an assorted sashimi platter that comes with rice, miso, soft tofu, and some pickled cabbage. Now that’s a bang for your buck!

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  • KatlynT. April 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm Reply

    Wow that box of Uni!

  • Sushi lover April 10, 2014 - 6:06 pm Reply

    That line looks crazy. Was it worth the wait?

    • CynEats April 12, 2014 - 6:18 pm Reply

      We got there really early, so we got seated right when they opened. I think this is the 2nd best sushi spot I’ve had in So-Cal & everything here is very affordable too. Sushi Gen is definitely worth checking out, and if you can, go there early! If you’re ever down in San Diego, you HAVE to try Sushi Ota. They are the best in town! :)

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