HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food project? Get great advice
TELL US

SUSHI / JAPANESE TONIGHT?

m
markethej Apr 2, 2007 05:10 PM

Would like to find a good sushi place tonight that's not too expensive. Going with two small children and my Mom, so a place that's accomodating and that has a few other dishes avaiable. Based in Hollywood, so even Little Tokyo's a possibility. Alright Chowhounders, BRING IT ON!

  1. b
    bulavinaka Apr 2, 2007 06:23 PM

    Might West LA be a possibility as well? It's not too much further on the drive-time as long as the 10 is flowing...

    My kids - 7 and 5 - enjoy alot of places along Sawtelle - and of course there's places to grab snacks and desserts as well... lots of price points and variety all within walking distance of two to three blocks...

    3 Replies
    1. re: bulavinaka
      westsidegal Apr 2, 2007 06:46 PM

      which places would you recommend that would be open on a monday night?

      1. re: westsidegal
        b
        bulavinaka Apr 2, 2007 07:03 PM

        Sorry - that I wouldn't know - I'm usually a weekender... I'm guessing by your question that alot of them are closed on Mondays?

        1. re: bulavinaka
          westsidegal Apr 3, 2007 11:33 AM

          well hide is closed on mondays.
          after i looked on line at the menus of sushi karen and irori, i decided that the a la carte menu of sushi zo wasn't that much more expensive so we ended up at zo and ordered a la carte-- it came out to cost about half the price of the omakase.

          fantastic fish there, as always.

    2. m
      markethej Apr 3, 2007 07:51 AM

      Ended up doing having our first Sushi Gen experience and it was fantastic. One of the best Japananese meals I've had.

      10 Replies
      1. re: markethej
        r
        rickym13 Apr 3, 2007 10:32 AM

        did you set at the counter or table? what did you have and cost?

        1. re: rickym13
          m
          markethej Apr 3, 2007 11:21 AM

          I was with my wife, mother, and two small children so we sat at a table. We had pickles, edamame, and seaweed. Then a large order of tempura which was very generous. It had at least 4 large prawns. The we had 3 orders of the most expensive sushi combination. It comes with an awesome salmon skin salad and more of the seaweed with foamed yam. The combination was very classic. The tuna roll was amazing, melt in your mouth. Honestly, I couldn't finish, but somehow others at the table managed to pick. My wife had sake, my mother had a beer, and I had a green tea. All in the check came in at $105. I give this a very high value / price ratio! I've had meals that didn't measure up to this one, costing the same.

        2. re: markethej
          j
          jkao1817 Apr 3, 2007 11:22 AM

          That would have been my choice. My 4 year old loves their gindara. My 2 year old just likes Toyo-san.

          The other place that is particularlly good with kids is sushi-go-55. BUT they are much slower than at Sushi Gen.

          BTW, we always sit at the sushi bar with the kids....

          1. re: jkao1817
            m
            markethej Apr 3, 2007 11:56 AM

            It just felt that with 5 people, we'd be too spread out. what is Toyo-san?

            1. re: markethej
              j
              jkao1817 Apr 4, 2007 11:46 AM

              He is one of the chefs there.

            2. re: jkao1817
              c
              candee Apr 3, 2007 09:34 PM

              Where is Sushi Gen and are they open for lunch?

              1. re: candee
                m
                markethej Apr 3, 2007 10:43 PM

                Don't know, but would think they're open for lunch. They are in Honda Plaza at the corner of Central and 2nd street. There is a parking lot at the restaurant.

                1. re: markethej
                  eatdrinknbmerry Apr 4, 2007 10:42 AM

                  Markethej, glad you had a nice meal at Gen - one of my fave sushi restaurants in LA. I've never had a short wait there and i can understand why. fish is superfresh and the bar is a lot of fun to sit at. My gf and i always end up talking to people around us.

                2. re: candee
                  z
                  zack Apr 3, 2007 11:04 PM

                  lunch is only served on weekdays and be ready for a long wait unless you show up right at open (11am?)

                  1. re: zack
                    s
                    silverlakebodhisattva Apr 4, 2007 08:37 AM

                    Re: lunch at Gen: that should be a LOOOONG wait, if you're not there early. . We got there at 11:30 a couple of weeks ago, and the wait was 20-30 minutes for a table (10-15 for the bar); (the famous Gen lunch specials are available at tables only) when we finished at 12:45, the wait was up in the 50+ minute range...

                    but it's worth getting there early. Now, if I can only manage to score one of the Izayoi early bento specials one of these days...

            Show Hidden Posts