120 Japanese Village Plz Mall, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001234.049189 -118.239746
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Civic Center / Little Tokyo, Central LA
Best Sushi in LA...Period – Has been a loyal customer of FF for over 16 years. My three daughters would take FF over a happy meal anyday. Do not follow any of the negative reviews. See for yourself.
Love it, Love it, Love it – I've been coming here for a few years now and can't seem to stay away. This past weekend I brought some out of state friends to the place I'm always talking about and they immediately agreed. The food is amazing, the service is just the same, along with the atmosphere. & on a personal and possibly a "tmi" moment, the new chef is a real cutie ; ]...yet another reason to return!
Editorial Review by Ali Dubrow – Take your pick: This affordable, revolving sushi bar features rolls that range from the traditional to the unusual. Chefs cook in the middle of a conveyor belt while diners scan and scoop up their dishes of choice.
WORST SUSHI AND BAD SERVICE – has man eating sushi since i was a kid,this place is pretty bad fish is not fresh!the service very slow!no woonder the place was near empty!
NOT FRESH SUSHI! – While the frying fish is cheap,i know the reason the sushi is not fresh!also service is very slow it took our waiter 30 minutes to get our drinks the place was near empty,worst sushi i've ever had in my life!
Best sushi with great atmosphere – Been going here for over twenty five years. Always bring friends from out of town and they always want to come back "to the Japanese place with the sushi floating by with the funny name" place whenever they come back. Not just because of the sushi floating by but because the sushi is some of the best most of them have ever had or ever will have. I had a friend who from New York who really knows his stuff about sushi. Way beyond me. I decided to take him to Frying Fish more for the fun of the conveyor belt, while knowing he'll get a solid meal, maybe not as exotic as he was used to but great. He gets there and after watching what the chefs had to work with ordered something exotic, way beyond my knowledge. He smiled with expectation as he popped it into his mouth. I watched as the smile turned to a very wide grin. "Great" was all he said as he threw a five dollar bill into the Chef's tip basket. The chef smiled, knowing my friend knew his stuff. We stayed for another two hours. He goes back every time he's in town.
Best inexpensive sushi in Los Angeles – I've eaten here more times than I can count. The sushi is always good and the service is always fast. Depending on who's working, the chefs can be a little surly, but for me that has become part of the charm. This is fast-food sushi, so there's not much flair, but the quality and price are unbeatable. The spider roll and dynamite are particularly good.
Pros: Quality, service, price, parking, location
Cons: Small, tight seating, can get quite busy for diner/lunch.
Advice: If it's packed for lunch, get a bento box to go (comes up pretty fast), a drink at the market next door, and eat at the picnic tables across the street by the Japanese-American center.
The best Spider Rolls in town – I have been to so many Japanese restaurants, and i have to say that Frying Fish has the best of my favorite of all the places, Spider Rolls. My next favorite is Black Dragon. Try this place first if you are first time sushi person so you can compare what's good what's not the next time you go somewhere else.
in little Tokyo – I live in Utah, but every time I go to LA I try to stop here to eat. In fact, I just ate there tonight. The prices are good. The albacore just melted in my mouth. Someone wrote they only take cash, They do take credit cards because I used one tonight. Service is attentive, They constantly kept my tea cup full. Sure there are fancier places to go, but for the money this is a good deal. I like this style of service. It's fun and quick and my fish tonight was fresh off the boat
Fun little sushi bar – This place is worth going based on atmosphere alone. Frying fish is one of the more unique restaurants in L.A. The uniqueness comes in form of a conveyer belt. At frying fish you dont have to order your food through a waitress/waiter, you simply pick off your desired dish through a conveyer belt that circulates around the bar. Once you finish, the bill is tallied based on the color dish you chose. On the wall of the restaurant is a poster which serves as the key to the price structure of the dishes.
This place may not have the best sushi in the area, try sushi go 55 for that, or the least expensive dishes, but its uniquness is worth a visit. Definitely try for lunch if you work around the area.
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