11301 W Olympic Blvd 2nd Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Daichan Kaiten-Sushi

Neighborhoods: West Los Angeles
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Lunch

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Comfortable and delicious kaiten(conveyor belt) sushi joint

Sigh I have to let the cat out of the bag now since everyone will see this place on Man vs Food when Adam Richman films there for his show all day this friday.

I am a huge sushi fan and love Hide sushi and Sushi Gen because they are good yet well priced. However, it can get pricey even at these places, so it’s Daichen Kaiten-Sushi near Westwood to the rescue when the craving hits for all types of creative rolls with lots of fish.

The restaurant itself is in an odd faux marble Persian mansion style mall with twisted staircases, big plants and lots of wasted space. I am surprised that they don’t house a bellydancing middle eastern hookah joint in the mall. Instead, it houses 2 japanese restaurants, go figure. But when you step into this place, it is a cheerful, clean, nicely lighted(not blindingly bright) place with friendly and very helpful staff. The sushi chefs are very friendly and accommodating. It’s even a good place for a date since it’s nicely decorated.

They have new rolls at times and so you will usually have new things to try. These are very well constructed rolls with good balance between the ingredients and usually with the right amount of fish and other seafood in balance with the rice. Surprisingly their $2.50 nigiri sushi(plain fish and rice) are usually as delicious which makes me wonder why I don’t go there more for nigiri. But I think Hide and Sushi Gen specialize more in this type of sushi and do it fresher and better.

They also have full menus of regular food such as teriyaki chicken and beef. They have fried items such soft shelled crabs and tango ball which are balls of fish, squid, and batter that is very popular. The tango balls are so scrumptious and light that I could eat plates of them but I don’t since there are many other dishes to try. Always make sure they are fresh! I didn’t like the soft shelled crabs as much, too greasy and bland.

They have all the array of the usual nigiri sushi including Uni(sea urchin) and a variety of rolls for all tastes. Their salmon skin hand roll is very well done with crispy salmon skins, I prefer it over the one at Sushi Gen.

One of the best part of this type of a restaurant is that you can sit and start eating without any pause. The chef told me that a couple ate $110 worth of food in 10 mins and that’s a lot of food there. But the plates do stack up without effort while you are there. This restaurant offers something for everyone and do it pretty well. It’s at Sushi Mac price range if you stick to yellow/blue/orange plates and there are also higher priced rolls available on the red and red/gold plates. Try to avoid the high volume time since you’ll have to wait longer for the sushi to come around and try to sit closer to the inside of the restaurant where the dishes come out. They have validated free parking.

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Mon-Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:30PM - 10:30PM
Sun 12:30PM - 09:30PM
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