Gin Sushi Gin Sushi
3589 E. Colorado Blvd. (Lotus Ave.)
Pasadena, CA 91107
Cuisine: Japanese / Sushi
Neighborhood sushi bar overseen by a fun-loving chef/proprietor offering nearly 50 rolls.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Gin Sushi Restaurant Review:

East Pasadenans are drawn to this roomy, nondescript Japanese eatery with its three-sided blonde-wood sushi bar. It's almost impossible not to like Gin, the boisterous, fun-loving chef/owner, but his suburban hangout is best suited for an impromptu local sushi fix and will disappoint those who take their sushi seriously. However, if you're one of the many Angelenos who mistakenly associate a selection of zany rolls with good sushi, you'll be pleased to see nearly 50 on the menu, like the namesake Gin roll (crab and avocado inside, baked salmon on the outside). In addition, there are favorites like salmon skin salad, lobster dynamite, teriyaki plates, oysters on the half shell, and deep-fried jalapeños stuffed with spicy tuna in a zingy cream sauce. Tempura-fried green tea ice cream even makes an appearance for dessert, if one is in need of a little extra indulgence.

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