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120 Japanese Village Plaza (San Pedro St.) Send to Phone
213-680-0567 | Menu
What you can’t find on the conveyor belt at this Little Tokyo eatery, the sushi chefs will make to order.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Frying Fish Restaurant Review

: The owner of this compact sushi bar claims his was the first in L.A. to feature a conveyor belt transporting the sushi around the room and is the only such spot in Little Tokyo. The practice, called zaiten-zushi in Japan, emphasizes speed and value, and Frying Fish is therefore one of the area's more popular sushi bars. The crowd skews young and the sushi is fine, but this is no Matsuhisa. Nonetheless, we have enjoyed several of the specials. New Zealand green mussels, for instance, are baked to a golden sheen under a blanket of rich Japanese mayonnaise. We also like the Palm Springs roll, with scallops, eel, avocado and cucumber, as well as some of the other eclectic rolls. Even with a glass of saké and some mango ice cream, this is one of those rare places where sushi is still a bargain. P.S.: What you can’t find on the conveyor belt, the sushi chefs are happy to make to order.

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