Boyfriend and I found ourselves in LA during lunchtime on a weekday. It was the perfect opportunity for us to visit Sushi Gen, a place I'd be wanting to visit for a long time. Sushi Gen is a small sushi joint that is quite popular. Even at 1:30 on a weekday there was a wait.
I was surprised that the staff was mostly not japanese. The restaurant has a long sushi bar, and then some small tables. I didn't have my camera on me, so we had to rely on camera phones.
During lunch, they have a sashimi special. For $15, you get a plate of
various sashimi, soup, cucumber salad, a tofu appetizer, and rice. $15!
I couldn't believe it. Where can you get something like that in San
Diego? So I chose to get the sashimi special.
I really liked the tofu. It was warm and had a light soy sauce based sauce. The fish pieces were served on a bed of edible cooked seaweed pieces. There was even toro included.There was also some cooked squid and a piece of grilled salmon.
Boyfriend ordered the sashimi deluxe. This seemed more appropriate for a dinner, but it was something I had read about that I knew he would like and since we had come so far, it was one of the few opportunities we would have to try it. The Sashimi delux is $30, and has quite a few items not included in the lunch special such as clams, octopus, anchovies, salmon and some other fish I don't remember which ones.
Now I know why this place is so popular. I wish we had something like this in San Diego.