Los Angeles, CA 90012
I’ve heard about the awesome sashimi lunch special at Sushi Gen for a long time. Unfortunately, since the lunch specials are only during the weekdays, and I don’t work anywhere near Little Tokyo, I’ve not had the chance to go until the recent 3 day weekend. Much of the hype is true – expect about an hour wait for lunch. It’s not because the restaurant has slow service; the restaurant is actually really efficient and fast in turning the tables. But there are just SO many people during lunch time! Parking is a bit tough in the Little Tokyo area, so go for one of the paid parking lots.
The store front
The lunch menu – page 1. The menu is very simple and does not contain much description…
Lunch menu – page 2
The appetizers that came with the sashimi lunch special: warm soy-sauce marinated tofu, and pickled vegetables. I loved the tofu! So soft and full of soybean flavor.
Miso soup also came with the sashimi lunch special
The star of our lunch! The sashimi lunch special has a variety of different sashimi on a plate – tuna, yellowtail, squid/ika, chopped tuna with scallions, crab meat and spicy tuna. There’s also a piece of grilled salmon and some braised eel. The sashimi are all really fresh, but my favorite was the spicy tuna – it had the right amount of kick and flavor! This is 1 order and comes with a heaping bowl of rice. $15