Sushi Gen

Sushi, Japanese
$ $ $
422 E 2nd St (btw Central & Alameda St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-0552
11:15am - 2:00pm
11:15am - 2:00pm
11:15am - 2:00pm
11:15am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 9:30pm



  • An iconic L.A. sushi restaurant, this small spot in Little Tokyo is constantly filled to the brim, with a unbelievable lunch sashimi special packing the crowds in.
  • Sashimi lunch special. $15
  • Put your name on the list, and go have a drink at Bar C while you wait. Let the host know, and they'll come over and let you know when your table is ready.
  • Sushi spot in Little Tokyo. Decent sushi always crowded. -Francine, The Real L Word
  • There's a fat wait for this place... Get here early!
  • Toro is the bum!
  • uni with quail egg was very fresh n yummy we had unagi don, sashimi deluxe, n awesome toro!!!! really really nice sushi place in LA!
  • Hamachi collar
  • This place is worth everything second they make you wait. Hands down, the best sushi spot in LA
  • Definitely make reservations ahead of time! Almost always packed for lunch and dinner.
  • You can get a free refill of rice if you get the lunch special.
  • They've raised the price of their sashimi lunch special, but it's still pretty good.
  • Trust the chefs at the bar. The toro and Japanese snapper are particularly awesome, but everything here is great. Prices aren't transparent and omakase can get expensive (but the fish is worth it!).
  • Sushi special $15--- so. Much. Good. Food.
  • Gem in the heart of LA.
  • Host with glasses has a *major* attitude problem. Might actually speak to the manager about this clown, rudest service I've ever had. Wait staff is great though.
  • Best sushi in LA period
  • Guaranteed seating as long as you're on the list before 2pm.
  • If you can sit at the bar in front of Masa, it's a whole different/the best experience.
  • The guy checking waiting parties to tables here is rude as hell. If it weren't for the awesome sushi chefs and the over the top quality in food I wouldn't come back again.

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