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Fishlips Sushi Truck ~ Short review + pics

lvgoodfood Jun 20, 2009 12:58 AM

Today we ate at FishLips Sushi Truck. They were located in Little Tokyo, near downtown.
When I first heard of a truck selling sushi, I was somewhat skeptical, but I am glad I decided to give it a try. It was so good, every bit of it. They use high quality and very fresh ingredients. Their rolls were very good, and the tamari balls practically melt in your mouth.
Their truck is impeccable, very clean, and very well equipped. They are also very well organized, in every way. Imagine that you are eating at a sushi bar, and practically you can see everything that is going on. (no seats available)
Our sushi was prepared to order, but it was ready quite fast.
There is one window where you place your order and pay, and another for pick up.
I highly recommend them.
You can find them on Twitter:

photos: http://tinyurl.com/fishlipssushi

  1. blackbookali Jun 20, 2009 05:55 PM

    Thanks for this. Looking forward to trying it out.

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    1. re: blackbookali
      lvgoodfood Jun 21, 2009 12:35 PM

      You are welcome! It is a great Sushi Truck! Enjoy!

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      darrenk Jul 1, 2009 01:33 AM

      Been to the truck twice now... Great sushi at a fair price.


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      1. re: darrenk
        lvgoodfood Jul 1, 2009 10:12 AM

        Glad you like it.

      2. lvgoodfood Jul 4, 2009 05:44 PM

        I have been to Fishlips Sushi about 3 times now, and still it's as good as the first time, last night they were in Venice for First Friday, the sushi chefs were extremely busy, but they still had that friendly smile on their faces. They had a big crowd of customers, and everyone was very happy, and just raving about the sushi.

        One more picture here:

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        1. re: lvgoodfood
          Foodandwine Jul 6, 2009 11:46 AM

          Just picked up a Small California Set for $5.95. And Subway is selling footlongs for $5.00
          Good bye Subway hello Fish Lips. They are parked today from 11:00-1:00 p.m. on a service road adjacent to Imperial about 2 blocks West of Sepulveda on the South Side of the street. You can see the truck when driving on Imperial ( its not at 1700 as the site said). Wow these guys are so nice and the fish is very fresh. Westsidegal, go check them out. You are the Ivan Bosky of sushi :), so if you write them up well they will have a fleet of trucks in no time soon. Very Very Clean, Fresh and again Wonderful people. Check out the site and and they do Twitter as well. Just love the concept..

          1. re: Foodandwine
            lvgoodfood Jul 6, 2009 02:24 PM

            Glad to read your review! Yes, they are some of the nicest people, their sushi is good and they use very fresh ingredients.
            I will try to catch up with them again this coming weekend.


        2. lotta_cox Jul 6, 2009 06:54 PM

          thank you for the review. i have been wanting to try it.

          1. soniabegonia Jul 8, 2009 12:55 PM

            the truck is at Overland & Pico right now (on Pico, north side of street). Just picked up a large spicy tuna set.. very good and reasonably priced. the temari balls are tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp & eel. not too shabby. I like this truck..

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            1. re: soniabegonia
              ZoeZ Jul 8, 2009 01:02 PM

              Mme Zoe and I are on our way and will report back.

              1. re: soniabegonia
                ZoeZ Jul 9, 2009 03:58 PM

                We zipped right down to stated location and parked right behind the truck! There we enjoyed the food feast in the car - large tuna set and temari balls - really delicious and we really liked the crispy rice. Charming people - really sweet and they are available for catering and is that ever a fun thing to think about - sushi in the park. They are very appreciative of the business of being recommended.

              2. liu Jul 8, 2009 05:53 PM

                I'm very interested!
                The answer might be obvious, but not to me. Do they have a posted schedule, or are you just bumping into them in the various neighborhoods?

                It would be a dream-come-true if they became the modern day ice cream truck: ding-a-ling...it's the Fishlips truck coming down our street!

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                1. re: liu
                  Foodandwine Jul 8, 2009 10:19 PM

                  see my post above with the link to the website.. they do have a weekly route thats changing each week and twitter too..

                  1. re: Foodandwine
                    liu Jul 8, 2009 10:38 PM

                    Whoops...I missed it.
                    Thanks, Foodandwine! I'll check out the link!

                  2. re: liu
                    lvgoodfood Jul 8, 2009 10:44 PM

                    Tomorrow night (Thursday) they are planing to be at the the Downtown Art Walk, and Friday they said that they already have a spot to park in Venice, Abbot Kinney. They will be twitting their location, should be close to Intelligentsia Coffee, or you can check their website.
                    Today, I tried their Spicy Tuna Hot Roll, which was very good, already craving for more.


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                    thehungryghostkid Jul 14, 2009 09:48 PM

                    Lvgoodfood, those are beautiful photos!

                    For what it's worth, here's my take on Fishlips, which I tried earlier today:


                    Big Ghost

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