Los Angeles

A solid sushi and shabu-shabu spot is already a precious find, but Lotus adds hookah into the mix for a relaxed and satisfying meal that won't break the bank. As USC students tend to flock to this low-lit, crimson colored Exposition Park spot for it's daily happy hour deal (half-off sushi rolls, two-for-one sake shots, and $15 hookah), weekends here tend to be crowded, so consider swinging by during the week for a more mellow experience.