Japanese >Sushi Go 55
333 S Alameda St Ste 317, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001334.045423 -118.238298
Monday - Friday: 11:15am-2:15pm
Monday - Friday:
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday - Sunday:
Neighborhoods: Wholesale District / Skid Row, Central LA, Downtown
So if you're too impatient to bear the lines over at community favorite Sushi Gen, Sushi Go 55, located on the 3rd floor of the Little Toyko mall is a great alternative -- both for the sake of your wallet and patience. The chirashi bowl, which is two-layered and topped with a delicious assortment of raw fish, is an instant crowd pleaser.
Favorite Sushi Restaurant in LA – Sushi Go 55 consistently has the freshest and best-tasting fish I've had in LA. This is a traditionalist's sushi place - if you're looking for out-of-the-box bizarro rolls, go somewhere else. But for straightforward, high-quality sushi and sashimi, you can't go wrong here. I'm shocked to read stories about sub-par service - my experience is that the service is attentive without being oppressive. But it all comes down to the fish, which is where Sushi Go 55 really shines.
Over rated! – Well ? I think this place is totally over rated.
I don't want to stop by again or sugest for someone.
We are the #1 longest running family owned sushi restaurant in America. Our family helped bring sushi over to America and we take pride in the quality of our sushi.
Our chefs are highly trained and experienced. We have won several awards in Sushi for Best Sushi in two different publications and a historical Sushi Pioneer award.
If you are seeking a place with 30 fusiony rolls with creative names, this is not for you but if you truly like Japanese style sushi then our variety is unmatched with over two dozen different types of fish and seafood daily.
This is one of the best sushi bars that Little Tokyo has to offer. – I say that because I been going to Little Tokyo snice 1976 when its was all Japanese.. Not to many americans.. Sushi Go Go has fresh fish but most american don't know about fish being in season, so sometime your not going to get something your looking to eat, which is good because any other Sushi bar will give it to you. As being a customer your, Sushi Chef will always remember what you like to eat so he will tell you if its to your taste or will not serve it to you. .. To all of you who eat Sushi try everything this way you can enjoy the drifferent taste of fish and don't be be afraid to ask your Chef what the taste is. To the guy who order lunch to go just remember that Tempera when its put in a to go box its going to get soft because of heat that is trapped inside. Sushi Go Go is one place that I like to go to and yes Hamakawa is sorely missed, and Sushi Gen is great but small cuts if its your first time. So the next time you come to Sushi Go Go say to Tomoko she is the owner who is a good friend.
average-schmaverage...... – Well.. I have been to my fair share of japense/seafood/sushi places from coast to coast (La, Denver, Green Bay) So let me sum this up, best as I can. The location....not bad actually, It was my first time going there so I was a little nervous since its downtown but there is a parking garage that has the 1st hour free!! and hey, in LA who passes up free parking??.. Which was great because I was on lunch, and another perk is that they let you order ahead... Makes it easy for an in and out transaction.
The actualy restaurant itself. Well, its small, Unique in its own way. First thing I noticed was the smell. Well, maybe "smell" isn't the correct word. It was more of a scent. Each sushi restaurant has its own scent, but this one was a little strong. Felt rather humid in the restaurant which was odd. Nevertheless it didn't bother me that much.
My take out sushi was ready to go when I got there waiting at the front desk, easy transaction. In and out i probably spent less than a minute in the restaurant.
The food.. Was.. Well.. for the price I paid.. pretty much average.. But overall very tasty. I think the tempura could have fried a little longer, it was more limp than crispy and they only offer a few different rolls with the lunch special. I'm personally not a HUGE fan of california rolls, their a little bland to me.
Overall.. how do I feel after eating the food?.. well I'm out $12.50 - but I can honestly say, a meal well spent. Would I go back to sushi go 55. Most def. Hopefully the tempura will be better next time. I say this restaurant is perfect for those on the go or wanting quick sushi take out.
Worst sushi dining experience ever – When I saw that this restaurant had five stars and such low prices, I thought "Wow, this must be one of those super cool holes in the wall that you only stumble upon by accident or have to hear about through your friends," but I was wrong. The sushi was sub average at best (I could get the same quality at any higher end supermarket for much less money) and the service was absolutely abysmal. It was extremely frustrating gaining the attention of the servers, though I frequently called for them making pleading eye gestures, waving, even calling out to them directly, all to no avail. Even as the servers passed by me and made eye contact, they kept moving on. We had to ask for our bill three times and only got it after complaining that we had asked so many times and had been waiting up to half an hour. I will definitely never come here again.
Forgive us, there is no excuse for poor service. You came on a night where we were short one sushi chef and one waitress and it was a busier than normal night.
The ambience is like if you stepped into a sushi bar in Tokyo with wood architecture and stones on the floor. The lighting may be brighter than Americanized restaurants.
I can understand your frustration any maybe your anger masked the great taste and quality of the food. To bash our food is unnecessary because it is untrue and even on an off night is better than 80% of the sushi restaurants out there.
You may have not had fresh not frozen fish before or fresh wasabi versus green horseradish powder and that it is different just like people make the transition from black pepper from a can to freshly ground pepper. It is different.
This is not a fusion rolls place with LA ambience, this is an authentic high quality sushi restaurant with an ambience as if you stepped into a sushi bar in Japan.
Consistantly Good. Fresh Fish. Good service. Good Value. – Been to this place a couple of times now and each time has been a good experience. The sushi/sashimi always seems fresh, the service is good and you get good value for your money. There are some really tasty dishes on the appetizer/specials menu in addition to good sushi. This is one of the better places in the Little Tokyo area. I can't say it's the best because I haven't been to every one of them yet. I will definitely be back again.
L.A. sushi veterans bring Japanese regional classics like beef tempura with homemade sauce and exotic specialties (think grilled conch served in its shell) to Little Tokyo. – In Short
A long pale sushi bar made of prized Japanese Cypress dominates the minimalist, blond wood and white bento box of a room. The chefs each have 25 years' experience, and the savvy crowd knows it. Homemade soy, ponzu and eel sauces belie the care devoted to the daily fresh fish from Japan. Beyond sushi, other specialties include grilled conch served in its shell, sliced lotus root with beef tempura, deep fried hama hama oysters, and fugu (blowfish skin) with ponzu.
Best sushi place ever!! – Just went to Sushi Go 55 again for the thousandth time. Alway a favorite. Everytime I have a craving for sushi, I always end up here. We've tried other sushi places, but this one remains on top of the list. Their fishes are fresh, the staff is polite and very knowledgeable. Don't know what to order? Ask the sushi chefs and they'll lead you in the right direction. I highly recommend the anago (grilled freshwater eel sushi. Sounds strange, but tastes grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!) I love this place and would recommend it to everyone.
Great place for sushi – Don't go here if you are looking for seaweed salad. You would be better off going to the grocery store downstairs. But, if you let the chef guide you to what is most fresh, you should have a great meal.
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