Sushi Gen Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 422 E Second St

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Map & Directions
  • 213-617-0552

About Sushi Gen Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 5pm-9:30pm

Food

Food
More choices in Los Angeles:
Resultset_next

Hiko Sushi

11275 National Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Resultset_next

Sushi Mon Japanese Restaurant

8562 W 3RD St Los Angeles, CA

5 49
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Sushi Gen Restaurant was?
Write a Review
.

Just love this place. So tasty and authentic. It is all I dream that a little Tokyo sushi shop should be. I bring friends here all the time. Tip: Lunch is a bargain!!

3
★★★★★

Just love this place. So tasty and authentic. It is all I dream that a little Tokyo sushi shop should be. I bring friends here all the time. Tip: Lunch is a bargain!!

.

Grumpy service but amazing fish

3
★★★★★

Grumpy service but amazing fish

.

had great time with all my friends at the Sushi Gen. We all loved the variety of choices. The staff its very friendly and proffesional. And prices are great!

3
★★★★★

had great time with all my friends at the Sushi Gen. We all loved the variety of choices. The staff its very friendly and proffesional. And prices are great!

.

Today was a disappointment. We had a party of 5, but my brother in-law was pulling into the parking lot and we 4 of us sat first. They notice we were missing one of 5 and said, we can't sit you. We were already sat down and he gave us a

3
★★★★★

Today was a disappointment. We had a party of 5, but my brother in-law was pulling into the parking lot and we 4 of us sat first. They notice we were missing one of 5 and said, we can't sit you. We were already sat down and he gave us a

.

I go to all the "best" sushi restaurants in town often: Nozawa, Sasabune, Zo, Mori, etc....

Gen is straightforward. The fish is fresh and they give you a nice hunk of fish.

3
★★★★★

I go to all the "best" sushi restaurants in town often: Nozawa, Sasabune, Zo, Mori, etc....

Gen is straightforward. The fish is fresh and they give you a nice hunk of fish.

.

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

3
★★★★★

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

.

Bes
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

3
★★★★★

Bes
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

.

Omakase Orgasm!

When you become a sushi snob, omakase is a must at Sushi-Gen.

Sushi Master Masa started us out with a seaweed soup that we slurped up in delight. I loved the daikon flavoring contrasting with the cool slippery

3
★★★★★

Omakase Orgasm!

When you become a sushi snob, omakase is a must at Sushi-Gen.

Sushi Master Masa started us out with a seaweed soup that we slurped up in delight. I loved the daikon flavoring contrasting with the cool slippery

Pros: fresh fish

Cons: slow, bad service

.

This food is a little pricey for what it is, however, if you are feeling sushi tonight and you are in LA, there is no better place

3
★★★★★

This food is a little pricey for what it is, however, if you are feeling sushi tonight and you are in LA, there is no better place

Pros: Great food

Cons: The wait

.

Hands down my favorite sushi restaurant to go to. Freshest and best quality sushi in the LA area. Try to go for dinner as the lines for lunch are ridiculous.

3
★★★★★

Hands down my favorite sushi restaurant to go to. Freshest and best quality sushi in the LA area. Try to go for dinner as the lines for lunch are ridiculous.

.

The sushi is always fresh here and the service is good. I always enjoy sitting at the sushi bar bc I know I will be well taken care of.

The Chirashi bowl lunch special is worth the trip to dtla! But come before it open or after the

3
★★★★★

The sushi is always fresh here and the service is good. I always enjoy sitting at the sushi bar bc I know I will be well taken care of.

The Chirashi bowl lunch special is worth the trip to dtla! But come before it open or after the

Pros: fresh sushi, good service

Cons: long wait

.

I love downtown...they always have restaurants that have good quick lunch specials...but if you're ever in the hollywood area...Club Sushi is a good place too.

3
★★★★★

I love downtown...they always have restaurants that have good quick lunch specials...but if you're ever in the hollywood area...Club Sushi is a good place too.

.

The food here is terrific and the service is usually pretty good. I've been here with my friends quite a few times and they all loved it. The only downside is the long wait during dinner hours and the atmosphere is only mediocre. Sushi Gen

3
★★★★★

The food here is terrific and the service is usually pretty good. I've been here with my friends quite a few times and they all loved it. The only downside is the long wait during dinner hours and the atmosphere is only mediocre. Sushi Gen

Pros: great food

Cons: long wait

.

I lived in Japan for 14 years, and almost gave up that there is no Sushi that came close to what I use to eat in Japan. Many Sushi place ran by Korean people here in SoCal. (I'm not being racst, i'm Korean) But Sushi men at Korean owned

3
★★★★★

I lived in Japan for 14 years, and almost gave up that there is no Sushi that came close to what I use to eat in Japan. Many Sushi place ran by Korean people here in SoCal. (I'm not being racst, i'm Korean) But Sushi men at Korean owned

Pros: Best Sushi close to Real Japanese Sushi so far (i have tried many many places)

Cons: Wish it was more affordable

.

My boy mentioned this place to me a few times and finally took me there. It was his first time going there too. It was a week night and the place was crowded. They sat us immediately at the sushi bar as we had requested. We got "Omakase

3
★★★★★

My boy mentioned this place to me a few times and finally took me there. It was his first time going there too. It was a week night and the place was crowded. They sat us immediately at the sushi bar as we had requested. We got "Omakase

Pros: Parking, Service, Delicious and Fresh sushi

.

We finally tried this hidden jewel in Little Tokyo. When we arrived, there was a long wait, but we were told it was always like that. Once we sat for dinner, everything was smooth sailing. Everything we had was amazing besides the miso

3
★★★★★

We finally tried this hidden jewel in Little Tokyo. When we arrived, there was a long wait, but we were told it was always like that. Once we sat for dinner, everything was smooth sailing. Everything we had was amazing besides the miso

Pros: fresh fish, solid food

Cons: long wait

.

The best service, food and fish in all of Los Angeles. This is the way to experience Sushi. Sit at the Sushi Bar and ask them to take care of you and you will not be disappointed.

3
★★★★★

The best service, food and fish in all of Los Angeles. This is the way to experience Sushi. Sit at the Sushi Bar and ask them to take care of you and you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Great Fish

.

Consistently good sushi. Service is so-so, and the wait is always long, but that's what you deal with when the sushi's good. I've never had a bad sushi experience there, but I'll admit that if you go there for the terriyaki, you may

3
★★★★★

Consistently good sushi. Service is so-so, and the wait is always long, but that's what you deal with when the sushi's good. I've never had a bad sushi experience there, but I'll admit that if you go there for the terriyaki, you may

Pros: Fresh Sushi

Cons: Line to get seated...always

.

Been to Sushi Gen more than 5 times, and never feel even a bit disappointed.\r
Though on the pricey side, the quality of the fish does worth every dime you pay for.\r
If you are an experienced Sushi fan, definitely should go for the Sushi

3
★★★★★

Been to Sushi Gen more than 5 times, and never feel even a bit disappointed.\r
Though on the pricey side, the quality of the fish does worth every dime you pay for.\r
If you are an experienced Sushi fan, definitely should go for the Sushi

Pros: Fresh fresh fresh fish quality; what's not to love if you are there for Sushi

Cons: always crowded.. sushi bar seating might be a better bet

.

So somehow I ended up in Little Tokyo one Saturday afternoon. By 1:30 I was hungry and Sushi Gen was right there so I stepped inside. There were not that many customers so I just sat myself at the bar. The staff was attentive. The

3
★★★★★

So somehow I ended up in Little Tokyo one Saturday afternoon. By 1:30 I was hungry and Sushi Gen was right there so I stepped inside. There were not that many customers so I just sat myself at the bar. The staff was attentive. The

Pros: Fantastic sushi, fresh

.

Sushi Gen is famous for its sushis and sashimis. This place has the freshest fishes for the sashimi, definitely a MUST GO if you are a raw fish lover.\r
\r
The sushi rolls are also excellent such as the spider roll, spicy tuna, california

3
★★★★★

Sushi Gen is famous for its sushis and sashimis. This place has the freshest fishes for the sashimi, definitely a MUST GO if you are a raw fish lover.\r
\r
The sushi rolls are also excellent such as the spider roll, spicy tuna, california

.

Best SUSHI EVER!!!! ALWAYS FRESH!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! MUST MUST GO check it out!!!!! Once you try the best, you're hooked!!! Must go!! Reasonable price in town!!!

3
★★★★★

Best SUSHI EVER!!!! ALWAYS FRESH!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! MUST MUST GO check it out!!!!! Once you try the best, you're hooked!!! Must go!! Reasonable price in town!!!

Pros: Fresh fish

Cons: always crowded

.

The food was amazing. The service was great. I have nothing but great things to say about Sushi Gen. The Sashimi deluxe (that comes with tempura), and the Sushi Deluxe is generous enough that you can share it with two people. The seafood

3
★★★★★

The food was amazing. The service was great. I have nothing but great things to say about Sushi Gen. The Sashimi deluxe (that comes with tempura), and the Sushi Deluxe is generous enough that you can share it with two people. The seafood

Pros: amazing sushi ! lovely simple atmosphere. attentive service

Cons: not romantic, little pricey

.

This sushi place is THE best in LA by far. I am really picky with sushi as I was born and raised in Japan where fresh sushi is available any where all the time. Everything they offer is fresh and tasty. The place is always packed so

3
★★★★★

This sushi place is THE best in LA by far. I am really picky with sushi as I was born and raised in Japan where fresh sushi is available any where all the time. Everything they offer is fresh and tasty. The place is always packed so

Pros: Everything on the menu is great

Cons: Always busy

.

This is the best place for sushi. Their fish is very fresh and you can never find another better one in the whole area. Its a bit expensive but worths it. Highly recommend trying Uni sushi/ Yellowtail Toro/Monk fish Liver appetizer (they

3
★★★★★

This is the best place for sushi. Their fish is very fresh and you can never find another better one in the whole area. Its a bit expensive but worths it. Highly recommend trying Uni sushi/ Yellowtail Toro/Monk fish Liver appetizer (they

Pros: Very fresh fish, best sushi in LA

Cons: Very long wait..

.

I just went yesterday and I was apprehensive at first because I love sashimi and I wanted something that I knew would satisfy me. We ordered the Japanese mackerel, fresh water eel, albacore, oysters, spicy tuna, yellowtail and they did

3
★★★★★

I just went yesterday and I was apprehensive at first because I love sashimi and I wanted something that I knew would satisfy me. We ordered the Japanese mackerel, fresh water eel, albacore, oysters, spicy tuna, yellowtail and they did

Pros: fresh sashimi, friendly staff

.

Hands down best sushi I have had in LA. Nothing has lived up to the quality of fish and taste of the toro, yellowtail, unagi sushi, and the sashimi deluxe dinner. I have been to a lot of places, and always recommend Sushi Gen first.

3
★★★★★

Hands down best sushi I have had in LA. Nothing has lived up to the quality of fish and taste of the toro, yellowtail, unagi sushi, and the sashimi deluxe dinner. I have been to a lot of places, and always recommend Sushi Gen first.

Pros: Best Sushi in LA, quality, traditional, sashimi dinner

Cons: ability to make reservations, wait for a table, a little pricey but worth it!

.

The best sushi I have found is at Sushi Sasabune, but I thought I would give Sushi Gen a try for a change since I had heard so many good things about it. It was not bad quality but it wasn't anything close to Sushi Sasabune.

3
★★★★★

The best sushi I have found is at Sushi Sasabune, but I thought I would give Sushi Gen a try for a change since I had heard so many good things about it. It was not bad quality but it wasn't anything close to Sushi Sasabune.

Pros: Not overpriced

.

My co-workers finally dragged me down to Little Tokyo to try this place and I'm glad they did. They recommended the Sashimi special and it was great! The fish was fresh and they give you a lot. I will definately go back for this. But the

3
★★★★★

My co-workers finally dragged me down to Little Tokyo to try this place and I'm glad they did. They recommended the Sashimi special and it was great! The fish was fresh and they give you a lot. I will definately go back for this. But the

Pros: Sashimi!

Cons: Way too long of a wait.

.

My husband and I stopped at Sushi Gen on a whim for lunch while out in Little Tokyo. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a seat, but judging by the crowd that was waiting when we left, you could definitely expect to wait much longer.

3
★★★★★

My husband and I stopped at Sushi Gen on a whim for lunch while out in Little Tokyo. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a seat, but judging by the crowd that was waiting when we left, you could definitely expect to wait much longer.

Pros: Good sushi. Fair prices. Friendly waitstaff.

Cons: Parking. Can be a long wait.

.

Yes, I know that it is crowded and often frustrating to wait long periods of time, but the value and quality are absolutely outstanding AND WORTH THE WAIT. My personal favorite is the sashimi dinner with tempura. The sashimi is fresh,

3
★★★★★

Yes, I know that it is crowded and often frustrating to wait long periods of time, but the value and quality are absolutely outstanding AND WORTH THE WAIT. My personal favorite is the sashimi dinner with tempura. The sashimi is fresh,

Pros: Great food at outstanding portions.

Cons: The wait is long, and you have to pay for parking.

.

I am 50+ year old Japanese American. Needless to say that I have eaten Japanese food all my life and I also cook it at home. I have been going to this small restaurant for years. It is always busy. I have eaten at the sushi bar and the

3
★★★★★

I am 50+ year old Japanese American. Needless to say that I have eaten Japanese food all my life and I also cook it at home. I have been going to this small restaurant for years. It is always busy. I have eaten at the sushi bar and the

Pros: good food, fair price. great sushi.

Cons: limited space, long waits if you come at the wrong time, lousy parking.

.

I've eaten at every sushi restaurant downtown and this is by far the best. Better than Matsuhisa at a fraction of the price. Also the kind of place where they really reward you for frequenting. I don't know what else to say other than

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at every sushi restaurant downtown and this is by far the best. Better than Matsuhisa at a fraction of the price. Also the kind of place where they really reward you for frequenting. I don't know what else to say other than

.

this place is one of the best sushi restaurant in LA. After matsuhisa, this place had the best sushi in town. Also their salmon dinner is good. Only thing they lack is good spicy tuna(i'm a sucka for spicy tuna), other than that, A+

3
★★★★★

this place is one of the best sushi restaurant in LA. After matsuhisa, this place had the best sushi in town. Also their salmon dinner is good. Only thing they lack is good spicy tuna(i'm a sucka for spicy tuna), other than that, A+

.

really good quilty sashimi restaurant, never feel tired to go there over and over again!! if you are in little tokyo, this is a must go place!

3
★★★★★

really good quilty sashimi restaurant, never feel tired to go there over and over again!! if you are in little tokyo, this is a must go place!

Pros: n/a

Cons: na

.

I went to lunch today with my mom at Sushi Gen for the very first time. I absolutely adore Little Tokyo and have been to most of the japanese restaurants in the area, and I must say that we truly enjoyed our experience today. We decided to

3
★★★★★

I went to lunch today with my mom at Sushi Gen for the very first time. I absolutely adore Little Tokyo and have been to most of the japanese restaurants in the area, and I must say that we truly enjoyed our experience today. We decided to

Pros: great sushi

.

I LOVE sushi and was really excited about trying this sushi place after a friend's recommendation and reading all the reviews. I took other's advice and made a reservation on Saturday night; which was a good thing because the wait would

3
★★★★★

I LOVE sushi and was really excited about trying this sushi place after a friend's recommendation and reading all the reviews. I took other's advice and made a reservation on Saturday night; which was a good thing because the wait would

Cons: Restaurant does not valiate parking.

.

This place was recommended to me so I checked it out during lunch with some co-worker. I have to say I as pleasently surpised. THe lunch combo's come with a lot of food and you get your moneies worth. I took my friend who was visisting

3
★★★★★

This place was recommended to me so I checked it out during lunch with some co-worker. I have to say I as pleasently surpised. THe lunch combo's come with a lot of food and you get your moneies worth. I took my friend who was visisting

.

I have been to this restaurant many many times because they DO offer good sushi. HOWEVER during my visits to the restaurant we have always had issues with the HOST (bald skinny Japanese man with glasses). He is just plain rude, during a

3
★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant many many times because they DO offer good sushi. HOWEVER during my visits to the restaurant we have always had issues with the HOST (bald skinny Japanese man with glasses). He is just plain rude, during a

Pros: Good quality sushi

Cons: Paying a high price for nasty service

.

we had a party of 10 went to the restaurant on thursday night, was not even that crowed, the Manager told us impossible for them to get a table for 10 ppl, then we ask them that we can sit in 2 diff table, manager said then you guys need

3
★★★★★

we had a party of 10 went to the restaurant on thursday night, was not even that crowed, the Manager told us impossible for them to get a table for 10 ppl, then we ask them that we can sit in 2 diff table, manager said then you guys need

.

This place gets a bit busy for dinner. If you are going there with another friend, I recommend sitting at the sushi bar where you get faster service and can see the sushi chefs make sushi. Their sushi melts in your mouth!

3
★★★★★

This place gets a bit busy for dinner. If you are going there with another friend, I recommend sitting at the sushi bar where you get faster service and can see the sushi chefs make sushi. Their sushi melts in your mouth!

Pros: Sushi

Cons: Can get loud

.

Great SUSHI!!! MUST HAVES...toro, salmon, spicy tuna roll, unagi, and much, much, MORE!!! Sometimes the sushi chefs try to push you to order more, hence, a larger bill, but don't feel obligated. Fri/Sat nights...long waiting periods.

3
★★★★★

Great SUSHI!!! MUST HAVES...toro, salmon, spicy tuna roll, unagi, and much, much, MORE!!! Sometimes the sushi chefs try to push you to order more, hence, a larger bill, but don't feel obligated. Fri/Sat nights...long waiting periods.

Pros: Authentic Sushi

Cons: Limited seating

.

My parents took me to this restaurant for lunch several years ago. Ever since, I've been going there with my wife. WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! There is no other place we will go for sushi. We use to go to Komasa a block away, but not

3
★★★★★

My parents took me to this restaurant for lunch several years ago. Ever since, I've been going there with my wife. WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! There is no other place we will go for sushi. We use to go to Komasa a block away, but not

Pros: Great fish

Cons: Ruins the standard for all other sushi restaurants

.

Sushi Gen is my favorite Sushi restaurant in LA hands down. The quality of the fish is excellent and prices are very reasonable depending on what you order.\r
For lunch: Sashimi Lunch plate is the best Sushi deal for only $12 dollars and a

3
★★★★★

Sushi Gen is my favorite Sushi restaurant in LA hands down. The quality of the fish is excellent and prices are very reasonable depending on what you order.\r
For lunch: Sashimi Lunch plate is the best Sushi deal for only $12 dollars and a

Pros: fresh fish, good portions, parking

Cons: long wait if you don't have a reservation

.

The lunch combination platter for $15 is a great value. It includes a soup, side, rice, and a variety of sashimi. The portions are big enough for someone with a big apetite. Sushi tastes fresh.
Get there early to beat the line!

5
★★★★★

The lunch combination platter for $15 is a great value. It includes a soup, side, rice, and a variety of sashimi. The portions are big enough for someone with a big apetite. Sushi tastes fresh.
Get there early to beat the line!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

A very good place to have lunch. While the variety is not as broad as other sushi palces, the quality is excellent. I really like their unagi and yellowtail. Some of their handrolls are really good as well.

4
★★★★☆

A very good place to have lunch. While the variety is not as broad as other sushi palces, the quality is excellent. I really like their unagi and yellowtail. Some of their handrolls are really good as well.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Excellent and authentic Japanese. Very fresh fish and quite an eclectic menu.

5
★★★★★

Excellent and authentic Japanese. Very fresh fish and quite an eclectic menu.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Really good quality sushi for the price. My favorite in Japantown.

4
★★★★☆

Really good quality sushi for the price. My favorite in Japantown.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Very good deal. Especially the sashimi lunch.

4
★★★★☆

Very good deal. Especially the sashimi lunch.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

Editorial from

If the number of dining options in Little Tokyo overwhelms you, this conveniently located sushi bar is a great place to know about. Its sushi chefs are highly skilled and friendly, and for those who don't want to sit at the long lacquered…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Sushi Gen Restaurant, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review