Location: 2130 Sawtelle Blvd #111, Los Angeles, CA 90025. (310) 597-4490
Date: September 7, 2017
Cuisine: Revolving Sushi
Rating: Great deal
This revolving sushi place over in the older, taller mini-mall on Sawtelle has long been on my list to try — despite being a sushi snob — just because it’s so popular.
I went this time because it was 11:30 and figured there wouldn’t be much of a line, but it had already filled up!
They have most of the regular sushi items.
For those of you not familiar with “revolving sushi” much of the food floats around the restaurant on a conveyor belt. You can pull a plate out from any of those domes at any time.
Or also browse through the entire menu on your own personal ipad and order ala carte — it will be made rapidly and scooted too you on a separate semi-automated conveyor deck!
All the plates are a staggeringly low $2.50 (yeah and for 2 sushi pieces!) They don’t even have to count them because each seat has its own individual plate “disposal” slot that counts for you.
Seared salmon sushi with Japanese mayo.
Toro. This one comes with only one piece, but it’s still just $2.50. Down the street at Tsujita Sushi, they are $15 each!
Tuna Yukhoe. Battleship tuna with egg. Never actually had this before — at least in this format. Maybe I’ve had it with raw egg.
Spicy scallop handroll. Special order. Didn’t like the sauce at all.
Sweet shrimp. This was one of the few that just wasn’t good. It was way too fishy and I only ate half of one piece.
Tamago (egg omelet). Boring packed tamago, but certainly edible.
My over the top one person lunch count.
Still, even going nuts the bill didn’t exactly break the bank for sushi!
Special orders come on the upper conveyor. It’s very cool to watch.
This wasn’t good sushi. Just a bit better than supermarket — although at least it’s been made in the last few minutes and not sitting for hours. Plus, if you want you could order everything ala cart and it would be fresh made. That’s not to say the fish would be super fresh. It’s fine, but a bit fishy and so best to stay away from aggressive items like sweet shrimp. Still, some of it wasn’t too bad and at $1.25 a piece ($2.50 for every plate) it’s staggeringly cheap.
Plus the format was very interesting with the individual ipads, the conveyor delivery, the plate counter and all that. Don’t try to come here with a bunch of people though because it’s super crowded.
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