Japanese owned and operated family business. Owned by Morishita family, been in restaurant business in Little Tokyo for over 60 years. Prior to WWII, ran various food establishments in the early 1900's. Family moved back to Japan during WWII to avoid persecution. Started Eigiku restaurant in Little Tokyo in the 1950's and served the area thru 1987. In 1966, Eigiku restaurant opened the 2nd sushi bar in America. ( Kawafuku being the first ) During the 1980's, opened Seafood-Sushi Eigiku in Santa Monica Place across the street from the now Promenade. Currently we have two restaurants. Sushi Go 55 and Izakaya Haru Ulala ( a Japanese style tavern/pub where people eat small dishes and drink ) on 2nd Street near Central in Little Tokyo. Our highly skilled chefs all come from Japan with over 80 years of combined experience. They take pride in serving you real authentic sushi. We've taken the best chefs from top sushi restaurants and put them in Little Tokyo. Sushi chefs from Best of Citysearch winner Sushi Tenn and the former local favorite Hamakawa are now part of the Sushi Go 55 family.
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canaan7
canaan7

02/02/2007

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Great for Traditional Sushi!!!

One of the best for traditional japanese sushi!!! no creamy rolls that you get at some places... this is the spot if you love the raw fish taste!

The uni, hamachi, sake were excellent!!! Nice, big slices of sushi on rice...
The albacore was a bit disappointing, but everything else was grealty superior to many other sushi restaurants.

cokeca
cokeca

01/18/2007

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Very Authentic Japanese Sushi

We were there tonight for the first time and it's a fabulous restaurant. My girlfriend and I had the best sushi so far in LA. We're from San Francisco and SF has pretty high standard when it comes to sushi. Anyways, my girlfriend's favorite was the Japanese Aji sushi and mine was the spicy scallop sushi. Overall it's a great experience but a little pricey. But we'll return for sure.

le_kitsune
le_kitsune

12/30/2006

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STILL THE BEST

I saw two negative reviews and just had to respond. I consider myself a sushi conossieur. I was introduced to sushi only 9 years ago but in that time I not only have dined in the finest sushi restaurants in the United States and continue to try it when traveling abroad; I worked in one of the finer (though more Americanized) sushi restaurants in Chicago for a year which is where I began my more technical sushi education. Unfortunately I have yet to travel to Japan but it is there and only there that I suspect I will dine at a restaurant that surpasses the quality, selection and service of Sushi Go 55. My suspicion with those that give a negative review is that they are perhaps put off by the handwritten sign above the door, or the handwritten pages they hand you as the menu. Or perhaps Sushi Go 55 isn't as trendy or as dimly lit as they would like. Have no doubt, Sushi Go 55 is AUTHENTIC. They're fish is the freshest, tastiest and they have the best selection around. Ever heard of Kohada (It's divine!!). I have dined both lunch and dinner by myself and with friends and clients many many times since first learning of Sushi Go 55 a year ago (to the day in fact). How many times is many times? Let's say somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 times. In one year. I have sat at the tables but really prefer to sit at the beautiful Hinoki sushi bar where all the action is. I have had sushi prepared by every sushi chef who has worked there in the last year. Never, not once, has the unbelievable freshness and tastiness of Sushi Go 55's fish failed to impress myself or my guests. For this, Sushi Go 55 is quickly becoming legend amongst the people in the know. But hey, why am I telling you? Don't go.......then there's more for me. ;-)

motorpsycho67
motorpsycho67

11/07/2006

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Friendliest staff anywhere!! As fresh as it gets!!

The best sushi I've ever had. PERIOD. The bar has been set. The chefs here are friendly and their artistry is amazing to watch. The staff is very warm and friendly. I felt as if I were in their home for a private dinner party. The Tai and Aji are AMAZING! I have no intention of going anywhere else....... I'd feel like I were cheating! I defy anyone to be less than completely satisfied! Wonderful, exotic flavors await!!!!

icegurl
icegurl

11/03/2006

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Way too over-rated.

We went because of all the raving reviews, but I guess I expected too much. The sushi wasn't as fresh as I thought it would be. I was so disappointed with everything, especially the uni, my most favorite! You know how really fresh uni tastes like you've just had a taste of the sea? That fresh, clear, crisp, almost sweet taste... yeah, their uni didn't have that. It was so bland and tasteless. If you're a true sushi lover, I don't recommend this place at all.

chrissy4848
chrissy4848

11/02/2006

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Seems over-rated to me

Went for lunch expecting more. Sushi was ok but nothing great. Service was slow and they put us in the corner of the sushi bar, even though every seat but two was available.

pinays
pinays

10/16/2006

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a good lunch time deal

i had the chirashi sushi box for lunch. the service was fast and it was very good (surprisingly so especially because of the fast service). the price was reasonable given the types of fish offered. plus, parking was validated and there were ample spaces available. it was a very good lunch deal.

alalota
alalota

08/16/2006

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Great spicy tuna rolls!

The sushi was pretty good but be careful about going there at night. A lady's car was broken into in the parking structure and her radio was stolen. Otherwise, it was a great time.

nelidaroquet
nelidaroquet

06/30/2006

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fresh fresh fresh

i am always concern about sushi anywhere I go. Because my husband business, I visit new york at least six times a year. there the best is ""Bond"", well sushi go 55 is in my opinion 100% comparable with bond, this is how much i like their sushi!

ck416
ck416

06/17/2006

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The BEST!

I have been to Sushi Go 55 many times this year since learning of it on Citysearch and they have never failed to impress. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, they always have the freshest selection of fish, the choicest cuts and the best specials. Sushi Go 55 is one of the very few sushi restaurants that serve fresh unagi, VERY different than what Americans are accustomed to. They also regularly have other fish and a large selection of clams never seen at other sushi places. For saba lovers, try the kohada for an authentic taste of Japan. If you need to eat on the cheap, order a take or matsu dinner, unlike other restaurants, the chef's selection will not disappoint!

touche386
touche386

05/21/2006

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AMAZINGLY FRESH SUSHI

Try the TORO......it is sold at market price which can be a little bit more pricy than the other sushi but it is the most amazing thing ever, it practically melts in your mouth and is well worth at least trying. Me and my boyfriend ordered the shrimp tempura dinner to start things off, this comes with an array of little appetizers, the tempura was crisp and fresh. Next we had the yellowtail roll with onion and a spicy tuna roll, yellowtail, tuna, octopus and squid sushi and topped it all off with the incredible TORO :0)......everything was exceptionally fresh and was quickly prepared. I would have never thought sushi this good would be hiding in a little run down mall. We will definitely go back to this little ""diamond in the rough"".

thesailorscout
thesailorscout

05/12/2006

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Go Go Go !

I cannot say enough about this wonderful restaurant! Once I was introduced to this restaurant I returned weekly, (if not bi-weekly or more, sometimes twice in a day). The owner, staff, and chefs are always kind and welcoming - even during their busiest hours!
The fish is amazingly fresh, all their specials are a delicacy. I return all the time and bring the other sushi enthusiasts in my life. No one has ever been disappointed - and we are a tough crowd! Go Go Go Sushigo55! xxoo

weeegee
weeegee

05/11/2006

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Editorial review from Citysearch

I have been a sushi fan for years, always seeking out the freshest and most authentic sushi . I was recently introduced to Sushi Go 55 by a friend last Saturday. I have returned twice since ( in the same week ! ). I was overwhelmed by the friendly greeting I received upon entering the restaurant - by the owner as well as the entire staff. Once seated at the sushi bar, I was in for a treat - some of the freshest and most delicious sushi I have ever encountered. The specials were delectable, each one more enticing. The live sweet shrimp was scrumptious, the mackerel a total delight. I owe a great thanks to my dear friend for sharing her secret - Sushi Go 55 is gem !

rrowland_98
rrowland_98

05/11/2006

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This is the real deal!

I was down in LA last weekend for a company training and about 15 of us went to Sushi Go 55 on Saturday night. Not only was the food outstanding, but the staff was extremely helpful and friendly with our group. We had gone to another sushi place Friday night closer to the hotel (will remain nameless) but this one was worth the extra drive!! Highly recommended!!

wabuwabu
wabuwabu

05/10/2006

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Great sushi for great value!

I dine at this sushi restaurant almost on a weekly basis for lunch. Why? Because it is good and affordable. I usually order the ""take"" sushi which is a sushi combination plate. with about 8 (?) pieces of my favorite sushi plus a cucumber roll, and a variety of appetizers and miso soup. The fish is always fresh. I especially love their salmon and yellowtail. All of that for just $10! Can't beat this price. I always leave with a full stomach. I highly recommend this dish if you go there. Their Chirashi is also very good. Always beautifully crafted by their skillful sushi chefs. All the staff can speak English and Japanese, and are really friendly. I think it has the best sushi of the best value in Little Tokyo by far.

tvuong07
tvuong07

04/22/2006

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What a find!

It's definitely hard to find good sushi in LA. This was such a treat. We made reservations at the bar and were seated promptly by very kind Japanese hostesses. Their amaebi (sweet shrimp) was still alive before it was served! The mirugai (jumbo clam) was perfect in texture and flavor. The hamachi was so buttery. We could've gone on and on. The check was unbelievably reasonable. We will definitely be back.

chukan
chukan

04/20/2006

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User review by chukan

My wife and I have been going to Sushi Go 55 for many times now, the foods are good the service is above average. However, one thing bothers me is after you finish eating at the sushi bar, when the bill comes, it does not show what you have ordered. The bill only showed the total dollar amount for the food. I think it will be easier for everybody if the bill will come with a detail list of food ordered.

eauclaire
eauclaire

04/20/2006

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Wow

Such an unassuming location for such outstanding sushi. My wife and I have had sushi in many places from Washington D.C. to New York City to Salt Lake City. This is by far the best sushi we have ever had. Very fresh and very flavorful. We had the otoro, which was at market price and $14 for 2 pieces. Just perfect. We also had salmon, a spider roll, California roll, dragon roll, and spicy tuna. All well made with great presentation, and so fresh. The management and staff were extremely friendly and accomodating. If you're in Los Angeles and like sushi, do not miss this restaurant.

russkar
russkar

04/02/2006

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Very High Quality Sushi

Having eaten Sushi at all the Big Name local, valley, and westside it's easy to recognize very fresh fish and large portions at a fair price. Don't miss their Lunch Special the best deal in LA.

trojan_kim
trojan_kim

04/01/2006

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Exquisite Cuts of Sushi

Sit at the bar. Loved the toro sushi. Saw some really creative work by the sushi chef. Definetly worth it.

More Business Info

Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Extra Phones

TollFree: 877-571-9887

Payment method
amex, all major credit cards, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Location
Yaohan Plz
Neighborhoods
Historic Cultural, Little Tokyo, Central LA
Categories
Sushi Bars, Asian Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Japanese Restaurants, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Garage, Validated

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Take Out, Sushi, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Beer, Yes, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

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