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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” (16 reviews)
“fresh fish” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
422 E 2nd St, Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Sushi. Recommend it.I especially loved the Blue Fin Tuna roll. And Also try the Sashimi. O. The service is great.

Thank sikazp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sushi Gen for dinner tonight after reading lots of good reviews from others. It’s either my expectation was too high or the service & food quality wasn’t good. We had to wait over 40 minutes to be seated. After we sat down it...More

1  Thank Handyndy
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

It’s strange because the sushi doesn’t look different than any one else’s. But, the taste is indescribable. It must just be the freshness, but it’s amazing. This is my favorite sushi restaurant in the US. If you want to be seen go to Nobu. If...More

Thank psbrad
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Was made to go by my daughter's, I was not disappointed. The sashimi set meals were excellent value for money and came with soup, pickles and tempura prawn and vegetables. If you are in Little Tokyo it's well worth a visit.

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 March 2018

delicious and affordable. the dishes are great and the atmosphere is nice. I went there with my boyfriend and he liked sushi. He usually doesn't :)

Thank gracecampbellwamp
Reviewed 12 February 2018

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 28 January 2018

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

2  Thank mt188
Reviewed 22 January 2018 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 14 January 2018

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 7 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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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