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Sep 1, 2012 08:51 PM

Looking for good quality supermarket sushi? Go to Tozai Market (SGV)

Good quality supermarket sushi? Oxymoron, you say?

Well maybe, but it's all relative, right?

So if you want something better than Whole Foods, Ralphs or Pavilions, and you are in the SGV, then I urge you to try Tozai Market.

It's a little mom-and-pop operation that's half market, half deli and pretty much all Japanese.

Prices are fair and portions are generous and the fish is fresh, and the service is warm and generous.

But let's be clear. This *is* supermarket sushi. So don't go there and start comparing and complaining that it's not Zo or Mori or Shunji or whatever.

Tozai Market
1326 Potrero Grande Drive
(626) 288-5124

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  1. it's not bad for the price. 6 pieces of battera for $4.75. (mackerel/konbu only) $5.75 for 6 pieces, 2 each mackerel/konbu, salmon and what looked like unagi.

    more significantly, (for me anyway) i note that it was lunchtime, and 3 japanese ahead of me in line all got sushi.

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    1. re: barryc

      Again, one has to keep in mind that this is supermarket sushi. So, with that context in mind, I think it is very very good.

    2. Would Sushi Boy be included in this as they are mostly located in Super Markets like Marukai?

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      1. re: flylice2x

        Sure, but I think Tozai is better than Sushi Boy.