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“Patience is a virtue”
Review of Sushi Gen

Sushi Gen
Ranked #5 of 10,357 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Always plan to wait at least 30 mins to be seated.
Even the parking lot can be a challenge
The sushi lunch special is excellent value

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Thank honeylosangeles
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is authentic Japanese, prepared by Japanese chefs. The range is great, fresh and well made, but its not cheap for what it is. There are set menu or a la carte. its with a try.

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Thank Tweedie888
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Is not hard to spot this place... always packed front and inside the restaurant at lunch hour. Why? They offer one of the best lunch menu. Nothing crazy nothing fancy just solid good quality sushi that makes you come back for more... no wonder this place is over 20 (? Or more) years and still running strong !

Thank MALIAC88
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is absolutely the best place to get sushi in downtown LA. It's worth the long wait to sit at the sushi bar. Everything is amazing and the sushi chefs are fun to spend time with. Prices are great too, you can actually afford toro sashimi here.

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Thank CJLUVLA
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This isn't a high-end fusion sushi restaurant. It's a real sushi restaurant like the ones you see in Japan. The sushi chefs are also real sushi chefs who know about sushi more than you know about your own life.

The sushi they serve is really good. One of my favorite fishes is kohada (gizzard shad), and they made one of the best kohadas I've ever tasted. I also like chuutoro/otoro. The toro they have here tastes amazing (it should taste amazing anyway), but to be honest, it wasn't the best I've ever had. I tried aji and it was very nice too, which I recommend. The rest of the pieces were really great as well. If you want to have a real sushi experience (real albeit expensive), go there.

P.S. This may be the best sushi restaurant in LA, but put it in Japan and it's another story. If you really love sushi, I highly recommend going to Japan and try the good sushi there. It's gonna change your life.

Thank Abzollo
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