Back in the day, I used to go to Terried Sake House on Santa Monica Blvd. But over the years, I stopped going there but they had some authentic Japanese food for very reasonable prices.
Fast forward to July of this year and after 25 years, they closed and was replaced by B.A.D Sushi. After 25 years, the location was getting really dirty and the new owners cleaned up the whole place and it was a much needed facelift.
The basic setup with the sushi bar is still the same but the place looks less homey and more Asian fusion. Everyone at this place is so friendly, it almost seems like they might be on some kind of happy pill.
Basically, instead of the big menu of different Japanese dishes that used to be available back when this place was Terried, now it’s basically all sushi rolls. They have tons of them to compete against California Roll Factory which is 2 doors away.
Apparently, the owner of this place likes to be funny because who would call a sushi restaurant “B.A.D. Sushi”? Not very appealing. For $12, you can get a roll called “Bloody Friend.” That’s when you know the owner really is off the wall.
The quality of the sushi rolls are fine but nothing to write home about. There are tons of these sushi roll places. The pricing is a little high but it’s not crazy compared to some other places I have seen. The green tea is no longer free, which tells you how non-authentic this place is now.
If you liked the old Terried like me, this place is not for you. I guess sometimes you don’t miss a place until it’s long gone.
11617 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles