Last time I went to Joy Mart, I tried their Ahi Sashimi, with ponzu sauce, which was pretty good. This time, I decided to try their nigiri sushi plate ($21.50) since I didn’t have any nigiri sushi last time.
As you can see from the picture above, you don’t get a lot for your money. That’s okay. But what’s not okay is the way this was made. Instead of it being hand made, which is what you would expect from a sushi place, it’s made using those molds that they use for the grocery store sushi packs. You don’t expect to see that at a sushi restaurant in Little Tokyo. In all fairness, just remember that this place is mostly for drinking.
By the way, I took this picture with my LG Voyager cell phone instead of my Sony digital camera, so it looks a little blurry.
But I digress.
The sushi was fresh and the spicy tuna (closest in the picture) was really good. It’s just that I don’t want to pay hand-made prices at a restaurant for what I could get at Ralphs for less money.
Well at least the hot green tea was free and the service was good. There’s that. So, come here for the rolls, not the nigiri sushi. Or better still, come here for the drinks.
Joy Mart Restaurant
Sake bar and sushi
137 Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012