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Sushi Tsujita Serving Lunch 7 Days a Week (A Photo Story)

TheOffalo | Feb 8, 201507:20 PM


It has been nearly a half-year since my dinner omakase at Sushi Tsujita. I haven’t been back for dinner since, but I have returned several times for lunch, where they have an assortment of chirashi/sashimi/donburi, raw fish and other ingredients, served on top of sushi rice.

Special for lunch, they have $15 Chirashi Bowl that includes a miso soup. It is limited to 15 servings a day, a not uncommon practice for certain specialty dishes at Japanese restaurants. The variety of fish changes daily but is always fresh and varied. The sushi rice, which I found a little inconsistent at my dinner omakase, works as a great base.

Chirashi & Miso Soup [$15] at Sushi Tsujita

If the $15 chirashi is sold out, the lowest priced regular lunch item was a Sashimi Bowl at $25 that included miso soup and chawanmushi, a savory steamed egg custard. Again, the fish vary daily and include more premium ingredients than the chirashi, e.g. slices of chutoro instead of akami.

A Sashimi Bowl [$25] at Sushi Tsujita

Cold Chawanmushi at Sushi Tsujita

Another Sashimi Bowl [$25] at Sushi Tsujita

However, within a few months, they revamped their lunch menu with some items between the $15 and $25 price points.

Sushi Tsujita Lunch Menu (Photo from One More Bite Blog)

So now, if you have more specific tastes, for $18, you can now get a Tuna Bowl or a Salmon & Ikura Bowl, with generous portions of fresh fish.

Salmon & Ikura Bowl [$18] at Sushi Tsujita

Tuna Bowl [$18] at Sushi Tsujita

While my wife loves raw salmon, she's not as enamored with its roe. Fortunately for her, Sushi Tsujita offers a Salmon & Uni Bowl for $25. While the sliced salmon dominates the toppings, they don't skimp on the sea urchin!

Salmon & Uni Bowl [$25] at Sushi Tsujita

All of these new lunch options also come with miso soup and chawanmushi! These really help make a full meal out of these dishes.

Hot Chawanmushi at Sushi Tsujita

Unlike most sushi restaurants, Sushi Tsujita is open 7 days a week. Even more rare is that they have lunch service every day, including on weekends! While I haven't explored anything beyond the rice bowls at lunch, they do offer nigiri and temaki sets, and even a lunchtime omakase at $80. It is a great way to try the place out before committing to the minimum $120 dinner omakase.


Sushi Tsujita
2006 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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