Cheapest Sushi in LA?
Where are the cheapest sushi joints in town? As a broke college kid, quality isn't as important for me. Two places I go to:
1. Fat Fish (Happy Hour all plates 1/2 off, and after 8pm $2 all plates)
2. Sushi Mac (All sushi plates $3)
3300 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
8474 W 3rd St Ste 106, Los Angeles, CA 90048
There's nothing wrong with cheap sushi, because all the fish except tuna comes out of a freezer. As long as the restaurant has cold storage, a band saw, and bowls of revitalizing warm water, it should be street legal and ready for business. Of course, so was the Edsel, but the kid said he didn't care about quality.
I think most sushi fans know all that. If you want details, send small children from the room and read: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/nyr...
I'm REALLY leery of "bargain sushi", and particularly AAYE sushi, but, Gen's table-service lunch special (get there early, and expect to wait if you don't) and Noshi are the only "sushi bargains" that I trust consistently, though I note that Octopus (downtown) has a "50% off" weekday sushi lunch list...
Lighthouse Buffet in Santa Monica (Arizona @ 2nd) used to be AYCE for around $20, which included sushi. I haven't been there for six or eight years, though, so the price has probably gone up a bit.
I only mention it because you said, "quality isn't as important for me". Fair warning.
201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
You Hounds are pretty funny!
Seriously -- for just a moment -- some good sushi can be found at certain markets. Look for the stores that make it fresh every day. Bristol Farms is quite good and not too expensive for the quality. Also, there is a Ralph's Fresh Fare supermarket in Westlake Village (I can vouch only for that particular store, but perhaps others make it fresh as well) that has really good boxed sushi at good prices; it can be made to order or you can purchase it from their fresh case. Gelson's sushi is good, too!