In everyone's private arsenal of restaurants (the spot you like to go for breakfast in the neighborhood, the best burger place, the celebration restaurant where the owners always remember your name and favorite table), there should be a favorite sushi place. In L.A. I loved Sushi Gen, which wasn't particularly convenient, as it was way over on the east side in Japantown (which is now, I note, breathtakingly close to Disney Hall). But since it was in a mini-mall, you could usually find a place to park; it was good-sized, so you could usually find a place to sit; and its menu featured interesting cooked dishes (such as the steamed monkfish liver called ankimo, aka the "foie gras of the sea"; sea snails; even noodles if you were with a non-seafood-fancier), so you could always find... More >>>