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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” (56 reviews)
“omakase” (16 reviews)
“fresh fish” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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422 E 2nd St, Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great sushi restaurant in little Tokyo. Very busy at lunch so be prepared to wait unless you sit at the sushi bar. Great sushi with nice large servings.

Thank elijahbowman229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business dinner to organize, so I asked LA area Japanese friends what they would suggest in the Little Tokyo area. Sushi Gen was consistently recommended, much to my surprise. I had gone here over 20 years ago and remember enjoying a fairly...More

1  Thank mt188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We signed in with the host at 1830 hours and were told a 45 minutes wait. Looking at the waiting crowd, we expected that and started to line up outside in the cold, they don’t have a inside waiting area! I did check after about...More

1  Thank 322guntherl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The freshest cut sushi in Los Angeles!! Go where the Sushi Chefs go!! I recommend this location to every family member and friend visiting. Trust me the line is worth it. Go at lunch time during the week day for the best deals. Keep your...More

Thank tiffany a
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I've been going to Sushi Gen for sometime now. The lines and wait times are definitely long for dinner on weekends which is when i go. The sushi is authentic and they have a nice selection of more exotic fish (which is becoming more and...More

Thank Msaber79
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Was most definitely the best sashmi ever eaten. Little bit of a wait but probably no worse than anywhere else and worth it! Miso soup was spot on as well. Our wait staff was very courteous and accommodating.

Thank LoLoPromo
Reviewed 1 January 2018

People wait so long for this place that I feel the staff has become arrogant. Yes, the sashimi is fresh, and the creations are great, but you can get similar quality at Komasa, without the high prices and crowd. I felt the service was rushed,...More

Thank tychieng
Reviewed 23 December 2017

So freaking good, you're going to enjoy it. Stopped in for a quick bite, stayed for an hour. Food was fresh and tasty

Thank vlshine
Reviewed 22 December 2017

You always need to wait in a long queue to have this lunch special time. Even in the weekday noon. But it's worth waiting. Quite delicious and fresh.

Thank HDONG-coh
Reviewed 4 December 2017

this is one of the best Restaurants i've ever been to.. the owner is personally involved in selections, really know what he is doing, is a pleasure to chat with. it's nice not to be in thrall to the chains

Thank EdwardMBreckenridge
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:15 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:15 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:15 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:15 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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