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General Info
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.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

TollFree: (877) 571-9887

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Location
Yaohan Plz
Neighborhoods
Historic Cultural, Little Tokyo, Central LA
Categories
Sushi Bars, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Bar & Grills, 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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DavisFamily99

06/17/2012

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Overall
Editorial review from Citysearch

The food is tasty, and the ambiance is pleasing but the buck should stop there. Unfortunately, you will spend several bucks just to tease your appetite. Go if your into paying a lot to 'fit in and be coool'.

bebocobo

07/28/2011

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Overall
AMAZING!!

Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Portions were good.

scottflin

07/07/2011

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Overall
Best food in town

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived

trlandreau

04/12/2010

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Overall
Best i ever had

Will go back again, the staff was great, the Sushi melted in my mouth !! Had there famous Chirashi! Best in LA it was great !! Great price !!

Upperhouse

12/30/2009

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Overall
Cashier Ruined Our Visit

After having a good meal, we told the cashier that we needed our check in a hurry, because we had an appointment to rush off to, but the cashier kept ignoring us, and after asking him for the check 4 times, he finally brought the check 30 minutes later, which made us miss our appointment.

This poor service, and disrespect from the cashier was enough to make us decide never to return to this restaurant again.

osakagirl

03/27/2009

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Overall
Super Fresh Fish! Better than Japan!

Wow! Better than I've had in Japan and that's where the fish is coming from. How's that possible?

Started with the King Crab Sunomono appetizer is fantastic it had the sea salt flavor from the sea.

Their uni is so sweet and fresh. Love their live sweet shrimp. Most times I get the heads fried like popcorn shrimp. Their spanish mackerel is soooooo good with grated ginger and ponzu sauce.

It's on par if not better with the best sushi bars on westside which I normally pay $100+ pp at 70-80% of the price.

The owner, Tomoko dressed in blue is super friendly and is knowledgeable about food.

TrealTalk

03/26/2009

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Overall
THIS place is great

I came here ready to eat everything on the menu! And the food was great but i could have ate more, as fat as that sounds...I like this place just as much as i like Club Sushi

vivaciousdivah

03/25/2009

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Overall
Love Love!

This is a really good sushi spot. Very family-oriented. Good for groups too...but if you want a nice young professional type of place...Club Sushi is the spot with wonderful prices.

tatumharris

03/25/2009

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Overall
Super good sashimi!

The sashimi is outa control! You're at the right place if you want great sushi and sashimi. But if you're looking for good sushi and a place to drink after you should check out Ike Sushi. Sushi Go 55 is da SPOT!

losfelizslim

01/19/2009

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Overall
Favorite Sushi Restaurant in LA

Sushi Go 55 consistently has the freshest and best-tasting fish I've had in LA. This is a traditionalist's sushi place - if you're looking for out-of-the-box bizarro rolls, go somewhere else. But for straightforward, high-quality sushi and sashimi, you can't go wrong here. I'm shocked to read stories about sub-par service - my experience is that the service is attentive without being oppressive. But it all comes down to the fish, which is where Sushi Go 55 really shines.

SUSHIGANG

05/20/2008

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Overall
Over rated!

Well ? I think this place is totally over rated.
I don't want to stop by again or sugest for someone.

geo119r

04/29/2008

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Overall
This is one of the best sushi bars that Little Tokyo has to offer.

I say that because I been going to Little Tokyo snice 1976 when its was all Japanese.. Not to many americans.. Sushi Go Go has fresh fish but most american don't know about fish being in season, so sometime your not going to get something your looking to eat, which is good because any other Sushi bar will give it to you. As being a customer your, Sushi Chef will always remember what you like to eat so he will tell you if its to your taste or will not serve it to you. .. To all of you who eat Sushi try everything this way you can enjoy the drifferent taste of fish and don't be be afraid to ask your Chef what the taste is. To the guy who order lunch to go just remember that Tempera when its put in a to go box its going to get soft because of heat that is trapped inside. Sushi Go Go is one place that I like to go to and yes Hamakawa is sorely missed, and Sushi Gen is great but small cuts if its your first time. So the next time you come to Sushi Go Go say to Tomoko she is the owner who is a good friend.

imurdarlinangel

04/24/2008

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Overall
average-schmaverage......

Well.. I have been to my fair share of japense/seafood/sushi places from coast to coast (La, Denver, Green Bay) So let me sum this up, best as I can. The location....not bad actually, It was my first time going there so I was a little nervous since its downtown but there is a parking garage that has the 1st hour free!! and hey, in LA who passes up free parking??.. Which was great because I was on lunch, and another perk is that they let you order ahead... Makes it easy for an in and out transaction.

The actualy restaurant itself. Well, its small, Unique in its own way. First thing I noticed was the smell. Well, maybe ""smell"" isn't the correct word. It was more of a scent. Each sushi restaurant has its own scent, but this one was a little strong. Felt rather humid in the restaurant which was odd. Nevertheless it didn't bother me that much.

My take out sushi was ready to go when I got there waiting at the front desk, easy transaction. In and out i probably spent less than a minute in the restaurant.

The food.. Was.. Well.. for the price I paid.. pretty much average.. But overall very tasty. I think the tempura could have fried a little longer, it was more limp than crispy and they only offer a few different rolls with the lunch special. I'm personally not a HUGE fan of california rolls, their a little bland to me.

Overall.. how do I feel after eating the food?.. well I'm out $12.50 - but I can honestly say, a meal well spent. Would I go back to sushi go 55. Most def. Hopefully the tempura will be better next time. I say this restaurant is perfect for those on the go or wanting quick sushi take out.


italyindiagunther

03/31/2008

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Overall
Worst sushi dining experience ever

When I saw that this restaurant had five stars and such low prices, I thought ""Wow, this must be one of those super cool holes in the wall that you only stumble upon by accident or have to hear about through your friends,"" but I was wrong. The sushi was sub average at best (I could get the same quality at any higher end supermarket for much less money) and the service was absolutely abysmal. It was extremely frustrating gaining the attention of the servers, though I frequently called for them making pleading eye gestures, waving, even calling out to them directly, all to no avail. Even as the servers passed by me and made eye contact, they kept moving on. We had to ask for our bill three times and only got it after complaining that we had asked so many times and had been waiting up to half an hour. I will definitely never come here again.

wandernn1

03/27/2008

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Overall
Consistantly Good. Fresh Fish. Good service. Good Value.

Been to this place a couple of times now and each time has been a good experience. The sushi/sashimi always seems fresh, the service is good and you get good value for your money. There are some really tasty dishes on the appetizer/specials menu in addition to good sushi. This is one of the better places in the Little Tokyo area. I can't say it's the best because I haven't been to every one of them yet. I will definitely be back again.

4pinki

02/22/2008

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Overall
Best sushi place ever!!

Just went to Sushi Go 55 again for the thousandth time. Alway a favorite. Everytime I have a craving for sushi, I always end up here. We've tried other sushi places, but this one remains on top of the list. Their fishes are fresh, the staff is polite and very knowledgeable. Don't know what to order? Ask the sushi chefs and they'll lead you in the right direction. I highly recommend the anago (grilled freshwater eel sushi. Sounds strange, but tastes grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!) I love this place and would recommend it to everyone.

i_know_la

02/02/2008

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Overall
Great place for sushi

Don't go here if you are looking for seaweed salad. You would be better off going to the grocery store downstairs. But, if you let the chef guide you to what is most fresh, you should have a great meal.

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