Sushi-Gen is on many sushi eaters’ top 10 list for the best sushi, and the sushi is top notch but I’ve had better. On this trip, I had the Nigiri sushi combination ($26). They also have some really crazy stuff on their menu, including something that looked like live lobster.
I’ve been here several times over the last 10 years or so and I’ve never had anything less than great sushi here. Having said that, I think you can find sushi that’s just as good for less money (e.g. Izayoi down the street).
If cost is no object, and you just want a great selection of traditional nigiri sushi at the sushi bar, this is the ticket for you. The service is friendly and very Japanese. Yes, they have free green tea, which as you know is a good indicator that they are a traditional Japanese sushi bar.
This place gets crazy busy on the weekends so come early or make reservations.
422 E 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:15am-2pm
Dinner Mon.-Fri. 5:30-10pm