Friday, February 26, 2010

Little Tokyo: Sushi-Gen

Last Saturday the gang took me out for a late birthday dinner at Sushi-Gen in Little Tokyo. It really is a hotspot and a staple in LA. People have high expectations when they go to Little Tokyo for Japanese food and many disappoint but never Sushi-Gen. Whenever I pass by this place there's always a line out the door, sushi bar filled with patrons, dining room filled with people from all sorts of life: businessman, families, college students... Because of the crowd, you can say that their sushi and sashimi will always be fresh. LA's very picking with sushi since we have such a wide selection and when a restaurant has been gathering crowds like Sushi-Gen for as long as they have, you know they are doing something right.

422 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sorry for the weird purple tint haha.

Chopsticks holder! Thanks Diana haha.

Some picked veggies

Their sunomono, means vinegared dish in English. Pickles, noodles, and kelp. Very simple and delicious.

Sashimi dinner set. Comes with akami, toro, maguro, hamachi, ika, tako, whitefish, spicy tuna, crab, and konjac. Oh man it doesn't look like much but it also comes with a big bowl of rice and fried tempura. So much about Japanese food is about presentation. Beautiful.

Spicy Tuna. Holy... this is the best spicy tuna ever. They add salmon roe to it!!

Had to get a good shot of the fatty toro... too good.

Tempura. Shrimp, eggplant, potato, and zucchini. Fried perfectly and the batter isn't overly thick.

Salmon shioyaki dinner set. Only one didn't order the sashimi dinner set and got this instead. Salmon was lighly salted then broiled.

I also got the yellowtail collar but I was SO excited when I saw it that I totally forgot to take a picture of it and just dove into it :[ So delicious... and yellowtail collar when compared to other fish collar's is extra meaty. Next time! And gotta save some money to try the omakase!


Tiffany said...

omgoodness duke, that spicy tuna made my mouth water!!