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What's the Sushi Gen alternative when the wait is too long?

Ciao Bob Dec 19, 2007 05:12 PM

I remember a few posts naming a very good spot near Gen that could be used by peeps not up for the wait -- anyone?

  1. Chowpatty Dec 19, 2007 05:28 PM

    I liked Takami a lot -- just down the street. Many on the board also like Sushi Go 55, in the indoor mall which is also nearby.

    Takumi Sushi Restaurant
    333 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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    1. re: Chowpatty
      Ciao Bob Dec 19, 2007 05:31 PM

      Thanks, CP.
      Gotta be downtown later 2nite and want Gen but not the wait.

    2. J.L. Dec 19, 2007 06:01 PM

      Sushi Go 55, in the mall on the corner of 3rd & Alameda, is actually better than Sushi Gen on many occasions.

      Sushi Go 55
      (213) 687-0777

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      1. re: J.L.
        brandnewuser Dec 19, 2007 06:11 PM

        Has anyone else noticed a strong bleach smell at Sushi Go 55?

        1. re: brandnewuser
          broncosaurus Dec 20, 2007 07:13 AM

          Never had such a problem there.

          1. re: brandnewuser
            Diana Dec 20, 2007 07:19 AM

            Didn't when I was there. But I gotta say, when I went, I felt somewhat deflated when I left. It was good Sushi, don't get me wrong, but I couls have gone to Asanebo or 4 on 6 near me and paid the same and had slightly better.

            But if you're in Little Tokyo, and Gen is too long a wait, Go 55 is a good option. Or walk down the street to Fugestsudo and fill up on moci instead!

        2. ipsedixit Dec 19, 2007 09:10 PM

          Sushi Komasa (352 East 2nd Street)

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            AquaW Dec 19, 2007 09:41 PM

            Sushi Go 55 or Oomasa or, if I'm not hell-bent on sushi, Izayoi. Though on any given night, Izayoi & Oomasa would have wait times too...


            1. Ciao Bob Dec 20, 2007 07:52 AM

              Thanks all.

              There was no wait at 8:30 at Gen.

              It remains 1/2 the price and every bit as good as Zo, Mori, Hump, Kiriko, Shibichu, etc.
              Cetainly less "flashy" with the rare fish, hand made sauces and other exotica that the others sport but a great meal anda great price.

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