Paper menus taped to a nondescript depot may suggest craft service on a movie set or pop-up given its location along a popular stretch of the Arts District, but newcomer Art & Fish is a fast casual Japanese lunch option conceptualized by California Fish. The wholesaler, which specializes in Japanese imports, recently converted underutilized warehouse space to include a kitchen and dining area that’s already drawing a crowd during its soft opening thanks to its chirashi bowl, sashimi, and salad offerings. Art & Fish, housed due north of Bar Mateo, features a rotating menu that changes daily with recent highlights including a premium bowl topped with tuna, salmon, halibut, negitoro, salmon roe, sweet shrimp, and uni served with miso soup. Salads start at $3, and a spicy tuna roll goes for $8.50, but the majority of Art & Fish’s dishes cost upwards of $15.
Art & Fish | 564 Mateo St. | Los Angeles, CA 90013