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Best Cheap Sushi in Downtown?

jdanto Apr 29, 2011 07:43 PM

Hey Chowhounders,

New to the board and newly working in downtown. I work in an office that likes to get catered lunch, we all want sushi but it's hard to find enough sushi to fit our $13 with tax budget. There are many excellent places downtown which serve sushi, are there any that could fit the price range I seek? I humbly challenge everyone with the experience and know of how downtown to help me come up with a solution. Thanks e'rybody.

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  1. Servorg RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 06:16 AM

    This thread is from 2008, so who knows what's happened with prices here since then, but you might just check to see: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567585

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      mc michael RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 08:52 AM

      $13 is cheap. Maybe East on First Street?

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        jdanto RE: mc michael May 1, 2011 10:56 PM

        Upon further research, East is now closed. Bummer because it looked to have potential!

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        sushigirlie RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 09:05 AM

        I two rolls or one roll + two pieces of nigiri sushi per person, along with edamame for the whole group, would be doable. Try Hama.

        1. ipsedixit RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 11:43 AM


          100 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

          1. Bob Brooks RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 12:40 PM

            Sushi Go 55 is the perfect solution. Five pieces of sushi and a crab hand roll for under 12 dollars.

            Very high quality for the price.

            Sushi Go 55
            333 S Alameda St Ste 317, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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              sushigirlie RE: Bob Brooks Apr 30, 2011 09:53 PM

              Good place.

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              Clyde RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 02:59 PM

              sushi go 55. avoid oomasa.

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                jdanto RE: Clyde May 1, 2011 11:12 PM

                After some research, Sushi Go does have two lunch deals under 12 dollars but its only sushi, no edamame or salad or etc. Oomasa on the other hand has a lunch special that is sushi, sashimi, salad and tempura for 11.70. Now that is a deal!

                Question becomes, why should I be avoiding Oomasa over sushi go 55? Is it a quality issue? quantity issue?

                100 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                  Clyde RE: jdanto May 2, 2011 10:02 AM

                  quality and service issue. my last experience there was awful. we were seated, then unseated when another party came in after they missed their name being called. when we were seated about 10 minutes later, annoyed mind you- the quality of the fish was the worst i've ever had there. i remember ordering something that never arrived. the fish didn't taste fresh and my sushi pieces were loaded with so much wasabi it was all i could taste.

              2. matikin9 RE: jdanto Apr 30, 2011 05:54 PM

                Hama has a $12 minimum per person, if I recall correctly. I don't know if that applies to take out orders. They are delicious and worth it though. :D

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                  valleygirl617 RE: jdanto May 2, 2011 04:38 PM

                  Tenno Sushi in Little Tokyo. They have a number of rolls and sushi for "half-price". I had a very good yellowtail roll and spicy scallop roll there last week.

                  Tenno Sushi
                  209 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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