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Yakuza Sushi Soft Opens in Silver Lake But Still Doesn't Have a Chef

From Craigslist ads to selling bluefin, in less than a week.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Just like that, Silver Lake’s Yakuza Sushi has gone from papered up to soft open. It’s a surprisingly fast turnaround for the long-dormant space, considering that just last week the restaurant was still in search of a head sushi chef on Craigslist.

Still, The Eastsider is reporting that that Yakuza is now in soft open mode. They point to a few lone Yelp reviews on the upcoming spot, complete with photos of anticipated dishes. One of the early Yelpers points to a few straightforward sushi options like bluefin tune (which is, you know, decided irresponsible to eat) and spicy tuna on crispy rice, then mentions a few dishes that sound a bit more off the rails. No word on who’s actually doing the cooking since, you know, they’re still on the hunt.

Daily hours at Yakuza Sushi show a lunch run from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a short closing to prep for dinner, which commences at 5 p.m. and runs to 10 p.m. most nights. No official word on when the doors will start opening for good, but swing by any night this week to see if staff will let you in for a bite. Then be sure to hit the comments below to dish on the meal.

Yakuza Sushi

, Los Angeles, CA (323) 741-8282