If you're dating a pescatarian, love fresh fish, eating healthy or trying to impress your date, this guide will help you do all that. Sushi/sashimi is considered a culinary art and unless you're in Japan and visiting Jiro Ono, these locations will be the closest to tasting fish heaven in your mouth.
Long wait for lunch and dinner but worth the hours because they have the freshest fish in town. Lunch sashimi plate with huge portions for ONLY $15.
Discovered this place because Sushi Gen always has a line and sometimes, I'm just too hungry to wait. Their quality of fish is just as good and not as pricey. Service is great and sitting at the bar is encouraged.
Among the other sushi places in Little Tokyo, I consider this place to come in 3rd. The wait is about 40 minutes on a weekend night and the fish is fresh and the prices are super reasonable. Nothing fancy, but gets the job done. Be sure to order the salmon skin salad.
High quality fish, not the best in LA but for the price and service, this place is awesome for the west side. I suggest getting the omakase, it's a good portion and the chef knows what's good for you.
Their cuts a smaller than "American" cuts, but the fish is fresh and the staff are very attentive. They only take cash and they have an ATM inside. It's consistent, cozy and reasonably priced. Try the monkfish liver, it's very yummy.
Reknowned chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa trained his sushi chefs very well, sometimes you will catch Chef Nobu himself. Valet is $5.50 and the price is steep for a meal, but it's a must try for people visiting or living in LA, at least once.
Hiding middle of industrial buildings in the Arts District of DTLA, presentation and their service is A+. Must order the Dungenous Crab Salad.
Very very expensive but this sushi place is probably the one place you want to eat before you die.
If you don't mind the $$$ the sushi is mouthwatering. The sushi chefs know exactly what they're doing and make sure you leave a happy camper.