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Sushi Gen

422 E 2nd St, Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
+1 213-617-0552
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (51 reviews)
“omakase” (17 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
422 E 2nd St, Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a Mecca in the sushi world for at least 25 years. Theres’ ALWAYS a line especially for tables because the sushi or sashimi combos are the best deal in town. You wont find better anywhere

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with a critical sushi “gourmet” on a rare trip to DTLA from OC. We arrived early to avoid the crowd; timing is key. A line started forming 45 min. before lunch opening. At 11:25 when the door opened this Thursday, it’s like...More

Thank LnS2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was excellent! From the nigiri to the maki rolls, we loved everything! Highly recommended! Service was great too.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My sister suggested this place and it was well worth it! Fish was smooth and tasty and very fresh. Eel, Spanish mackerel and even the albacore was very very good. We’ve been to many sushi places and this is on top. A huge line at...More

Thank Josh79b
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We try menù a là carte, the must of this place is “fat tuna “ wonderful!! We Try also tempura and shashimi deluxe. I will sure come back before leaving L.A. Because it is so much fantastic the sushi. A must place if you will...More

Thank stefyCara
Reviewed August 10, 2018

good service and food are excellent and unique and the taste and flavor and how fresh the fish and shushi is the best in town

Thank rcncontroller
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Great little place with and authentic Japanese feel. The sushi was great and fresh. I would definitely return. One negative was the arrogant host who must actually believe that the place is so great because of his presence not the actual food or chefs...lol

Thank Jason R
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

After researching sushi in downtown L.A. for an hour I finally gave up on the fancy “Omakase” (chef’s menu) places and called Sushi Gen to make a reservation (no website to speak of). As soon as I walked in past the crowds I knew I...More

Thank Johnny D
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The sushi here is excellent. The tuna roll is very good. It is a very long wait to get in but it is worth it.

Thank ashleycantamo88765
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I have been going to Sushi Gen for about 20 years with parents, friends, and dates. First of all, the fish is very fresh. My favorite thing to do it sit at the sushi bar and order a platter of sashimi to share. Amazing quality...More

Thank Helen K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E 2nd St, Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-617-0552
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