It’s Your Lucky Day! Luckyfish, Beverly Hills

Posted on 01 February 2009

Luckyfish in Beverly Hills is a contemporary styled Kaiten-Zushi restaurant where colorful, price coded “boats” of fresh sushi (with clear plastic covers for extra freshness) are placed on a rotating conveyor belt and glide through the restaurant moving past every table and counter seat. You can opt to request alcohol, hot meals and/or dessert from a separate menu but the main attraction is the simplicity and amusement of picking your own selections from the steady stream of sushi moving along the conveyor belt. Everyone loves vivid and newly made sushi so you might be wondering: what about certain plates that are neglected to be chosen in the rounds and end up continually moving around until the sushi loses its freshness? Fear not! The freshness of each and every plate of sushi is kept track of by a hardworking magical sushi fairy that lives underneath the conveyor belt and takes note of each and every sushi plate making sure that older plates are tossed out. Just kidding! Actually, Luckyfish is one of the rare technologically advanced kaiten sushi restaurants in the world that has “RFID” tags embedded on each plate. This system allows the sushi chef to discharge any plate that has been rotating for longer than 60 minutes. This guarantees that any plate that you choose on the belt will be as a fresh as a daisy!

The concept of Kaiten-Zushi style restaurants originated in Japan in the early 1960’s. While there are countless sushi restaurants in Beverly Hills and beyond, Luckyfish is only one of a limited number of Kaiten-Zushi style restaurants in the U.S. and only a handful in London with the technological advancement of “RFID” to insure freshness. One word to the wise: Make sure that you use both hands when picking up your selections off the conveyor belt. If you don’t pick up your plate with two hands, it could lead to the awkwardness of spilling sushi all over yourself as well as a dry cleaning bill.

The atmosphere in Luckyfish is casual, yet stylish and fun. Although located right smack dab in the center of Beverly Hills, the prices are reasonable and you won’t find any stiff attitudes here. The staff is above and beyond cordial and helpful and the dining crowd is often hip yet you can also bring your children here for a great time. The atmosphere lends to the lively and upbeat vibe at Luckyfish and it’s a great place to start your night before heading out for a night on the town.

Now let’s not forget about the delectable menu. There is the standard sushi & sashimi from albacore to toro to Spanish macarel which all go nice with a Japanese beer and sake. There are also creative sushi plates that veer away from “fish on rice” standards such as the unforgettable Whitefish Crudo, Tuna Tataki with garlic chips and the crispy rice topped with spicy tuna, Hanabi. There are so many good things on the menu and the specialty cocktails are delish such as the “Lucky Infusion”.

Luckyfish is open for lunch and dinner and even delivers! Fresh sushi, delicious, creative plates and enticing specialty drinks –it’s your lucky day!

Luckyfish
338 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-274-9800

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