Restaurant Review: Ginpachi

Details: Located at 33-41 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358. I couldn’t find an official site so here’s their Yelp page:

I was looking for some good omakase in Queens, preferably under $100, with mostly no luck. A friend then recommended Ginapachi and I decided to give it a go. Considering the price, it was okay.

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Restaurant Review: Sushistop

Details: Located at 5917 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. The official site is

I first heard of Sushistop from the following video:

At the time, I didn’t think I’d be in Los Angeles at any time in the near future. I was wrong. And since I was in LA, I figured I should come give this place a try.

Sushistop is the ultimate compromise between cheap and good quality sushi. The majority of things on the menu are all $2.95. Around thirty to forty percent of the menu are priced higher, but just a few dollars more. In my opinion, it’s a good deal.

I ordered three things: the tuna special for that day (a piece of tuna, blue finned tuna, and third kind of tuna I can’t recall in nigiri form, costs $7.00), the baked mussels (four open shell baked mussels covered in a mayo sauce that they call “dynamite sauce,” costs $2.95), and the baked salmon roll (California roll topped with baked salmon and dynamite sauce, costs $2.95).

The nigiri was good, especially the blue finned tuna which was very fatty. The mussels were all right. My favorite thing, in addition to the blue finned tuna nigiri, was the baked salmon roll. It’s not particularly complex, but hot, sizzling salmon with that dynamite sauce was really good.

The interior was simple, but comfortable enough. All the waiters were very nice.

Overall, for around thirteen dollars, this was a good meal. I’d recommend it to anyone in the area who is in the mood for cheap sushi.

Score: 6.7/10