Sushi Gen has fast become our favorite restaurant in downtown LA. It’s a sushi joint in a strip mall in Little Tokyo that has the best, most satisfying sushi combination box I’ve ever had in my life (and it’ll only set you back $20). The tuna and fatty tuna sushi is particularly noteworthy, and completely melts in your mouth.
On top of the food, going to Sushi Gen is always a special experience – the restaurant looks like a beautiful bento box inside.
The only caveat is that there’s usually around a 30 minute to 1hr wait to get in, but there are plenty of bars nearby to keep you busy. I really like the One Eye’d Gypsy, though it’s a bit of a trek.
If this short little review didn’t convince you to give it a try- LAist ranked it as one of the best affordable sushi places in LA.
Sushi Gen, 422 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Closed Sundays