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07/07/2011Provided by Citysearch
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
12/30/2009Provided by Citysearch
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.
03/27/2009Provided by Citysearch
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.
01/19/2009Provided by Citysearch
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.
04/29/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
04/24/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
03/31/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
03/27/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
02/22/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
Phone: (213) 687-0777
Address: 333 S Alameda St Ste 317, Los Angeles, CA 90013
TollFree: (877) 571-9887
Parking: Garage, Validated
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Alcohol: Beer, Yes, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
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