East Side Sushi Reviews

March 20, 2020
East Side Sushi is a warm story about cultural identity and really good food.
February 4, 2020
This is a delightful light drama about how everyone deserves an opportunity no matter who they are or where they are from.
September 26, 2017
Digestible cross-cultural food film.
August 23, 2016
A good movie to watch on your spare-time. [Full review in Spanish]
August 15, 2016
A simple, family-friendly film with a solid message. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
The film is well intentioned, but it's poorly executed. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
A small, effective and plentiful film for the whole family. [Full review in Spanish]
November 12, 2015
"East Side Sushi" is a charming little picture.
November 12, 2015
So while it's entirely predictable, full of follow-your-dreams sentiment, Anthony Lucero's sincere little indie does provide an exemplary heroine.
November 12, 2015
Lucero compensates for ... missteps with subtly persuasive visual choices and narrative restraint.
September 25, 2015
East Side Sushi captures the grind and pleasure of the food industry as Juana shifts from numbing routine to a challenging cuisine.
September 24, 2015
"East Side Sushi" writer-director Anthony Lucero shows that subtle differences between cultures can be presented with great respect and concern.
September 21, 2015
Anthony Lucero's delectable debut feature has its share of on-the-nose writing and Cinderella-story contrivances, but for the most part folds its cross-cultural insights into a pleasing underdog narrative.
September 21, 2015
A rather humanist tone infuses "East Side Sushi," offering a sense of hope as characters choose to come together rather than be pulled apart.
September 21, 2015
Endearing performances, accomplished low-budget filmmaking and a distinctive urban setting all add up to an appetizing offering.
September 19, 2015
Though the film has trappings of a crowd-pleaser like Jon Favreau's "Chef," writer-director Anthony Lucero has left much thematically to unpack.
September 17, 2015
Anthony Lucero's terrific East Side Sushi is hardcore sushi porn, but it's also funny and uplifting.
September 17, 2015
As with that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that puts a personal twist on old classics, "Sushi" is locally made and sustainable, and feels good going down.
September 4, 2015
Though the story is straightforward, Torres' fierce performance gives it passion and energy. It's perfectly counterpointed by that of Yutaka Takeuchi, who shines as quiet but supportive co-worker Aki.
August 22, 2015
A terminally charming movie about ambition, family values, and raw fish.