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Jun 11, 2008 07:45 PM

Sushi Gen - downhill?

Had lunch at Sushi Gen today, sat at the bar. Fair to bad, actually...I was very surprised.
I took a client, we ordered the standards (sushi): Salmon, Tuna, Yellowtail, Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, Salmon Roe, etc. I haven't been here in maybe 6 months, anyone else suffered the same experience?

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  1. We went about 2 months ago for dinner and the fish was fresh and good. We ordered mostly sashimi though, not much sushi.

    So what was wrong? Fish, rice?

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    1. re: notmartha

      Rice was fine, fish was "off". Salmon was mushy, yellowtail was bland. Tuna was decent, albacore & mackerel were "fishy". Cuts were very small, almost stringy & "chewy" (salmon, yellowtail, albacore)
      I've eaten here many times, over 10+ years, was way off what I remember.

    2. not very specific...

      1. I've had some great meals at Sushi Gen, but I have also gone when they have been "off". Most of the time, they are "on."

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        1. re: WHills

          My first experience with Sushi Gen was mediocre as well, but because of the effusive praise on this board I eventually gave it another shot several years later. In that time it has become my favorite sushi place for good fish at a fair price*

          * Fair price qualifier excludes sushi bar-- lunch specials only!

          Mr Taster

          1. re: WHills

            While never extraordinary I've had great meals at Sushi Gen. The last one, when I sat at a table for the first time, was about average on my scale of sushi rector ratings. Sushi bar it is...

          2. We were at GEN last week. Seated at the bar , everything was perfect as usual.

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            1. re: russkar

              I seem to remember that you adore Sasabune. I'm coming to abhor that place. Had a meal there last week (remembering our discussion months back) on an expense account and had to keep myself from getting rambunctious. We spent a lot and had to pretend it was pleasurable. It is a very pale comparison to the old Sasabune.

              Sushi Gen is considerably better, imho.

              1. re: epop

                We normally have a very good experience sitting at the Sushi Bar in front of NOBI and having the Chef's Omakase. Haven't been for a while.

            2. I used to go to this place with my dad a long, long, long, long time ago. Back then it was good, but been there a couple of times during the past 2 years.....not so great. I think the place went downhill after they remodeled. Emphasis seems to be on quantity/speed over quality. I would not recommend this place.