Japanese Restaurants

108Fish in a Bottle Sushi & Grill (Cypress)

Address: 10205 Valley View St, Cypress, CA  90630   Make a Reservation
Fish in a Bottle Sushi & Grill (Cypress)
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We offer modern and Classical Sushi along with Fusion dishes influenced by Japanese/Western cuisine in a vibrant and upscale yet casual environment. Learn More »

106Nishimura

Address: 8684 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Nishimura
Sushi Chef Hiro Nishimura’s restaurant certainly lives up to his name. The atmosphere here is soothing and intimate; to get to the restaurant diners walk through a Japanese garden out front. Amid the minimally decorated dining room, the sushi shines, with Chef Nishimura’s master hand creating some of the best sushi and sashimi in Los Angeles. In addition to sushi, hot Japanese dishes are also served, although it is the raw creations particularly the succulent toro, that have built Nishimura’s flawless reputation. Learn More »

108Matsuhisa

Address: 129 North La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Matsuhisa
Matsuhisa located in Beverly Hills is a popular sushi restaurant among locals and celebrities. This sushi restaurant is owned by Executive Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who owns several other successful restaurants around the world. The menu offers more than 100 dishes, but most people order the omakase tasting menu, featuring the chef's choice of sushi. The chef creates unusual and interesting dishes by combining Japanese food with South American spices and salsas. Be sure to make a reservation a week in advance because Matsuhisa has a small dining room. Their signature dishes to try are the toro with caviar and the ... Learn More »

108Asanebo

Address: 11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  91604   Make a Reservation
Asanebo
Asanebo dishes gourmet Japanese cuisine to the crowds of Studio City. Tucked into a strip mall, the exterior of Asanebo mirrors the surplus of similar restaurants around town, yet hidden behind the window blinds awaits a luscious Japanese sushi experience. This classy and engaging restaurant differs vastly from other places, from its simple but creative food presentation, to its sophisticated décor. While the menu features signature pieces such as Seared Toro with Fresh Seaweed Sauce, and a selection of cooked and raw dishes, it is the Omakase option that makes Asanebo a top rated spot. This Japanese version of a ... Learn More »

106Park Grill

Address: 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA  90067   Make a Reservation
Park Grill
Offering an atmosphere of casual elegance and attentive service, The Park Grill, offers the French-inspired California cuisine, accompanied by an impressive wine selection. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in the dining room or in the Garden. Try a Belgian Waffle with Honey-Vanilla Poached Pears or the 8oz Flat Iron Steak with white truffle mac and cheese, glazed baby carrots and wild mushroom demi. Or come for lunch and try a Bento which includes ½ a soup, ½ salad, ½ a sandwich, and assorted mini pastries. Whether you’re just visiting or a local, try Park Grill for a relaxing and ... Learn More »

106Katana

Address: 8439 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Katana
Katana is a chic assault on the senses. Like an industrial, futuristic Zen temple, Katana’s steel and wood décor juxtaposes urban grit with delicate sophistication. Its staggering menu presents a delightfully daunting selection of treats, through which diners are free to sample with reckless abandon. Katana features two distinctive styles of Japanese cuisine: the familiar sushi bar, and the more novel robata bar, which features tapas-like Japanese barbeque. Food is sculpted skillfully with almost architectural heights, echoing the artistic details of the surrounding environment. With one of Los Angeles’ only sake sommeliers and a sake selection as distinguished as its ... Learn More »

106Ajisai

Address: 809 Palm Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Nestled in West Hollywood, Ajisai, is a quaint little sushi place, with a cozy atmosphere. The wooden décor is surrounded by artwork, as you walk further in, a yellow backdrop and a small sushi bar can be seen, tucked away in the back. The friendly staff and delicious food make you feel right at home. The head sushi chef prides himself on serving fresh fish, to create his scrumptious sushi rolls. Their menu offers the sushi dinner, bento box’s, or specialty rolls such as the #809 crunchy roll, which contains spicy albacore tempura roll Julian vegetable on top with ginger ... Learn More »

107Shogun

Address: 828 E. Avenue Q6, Palmdale, CA  93550   Make a Reservation
Shogun
Located in eastern Palmdale, Shogun delivers authentic Japanese cuisine in a small and intimate setting. Owner and Chef Masa San commutes to Los Angeles fish markets every day in search of only the freshest premium seafood to present to his guests. Menu selections include bento-style lunches and an array of distinct sushi and sashimi options. Locals adore the light and crispy tempuras and homemade floral wasabi. Another favorite is the creamy Spicy Tuna Roll, cut and mixed to order with the chef tasting each individual batch for perfection. Shogun is casual and family-owned, with the warm feeling of home. Relax ... Learn More »

109Urasawa

Address: 218 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Urasawa
Urasawa in Beverly Hills offers one of the most exclusive Japanese dining experiences in California. The tiny establishment, which seats about 10 people at a time, has no menu; rather diners are presented 29 courses of owner and Chef Hiroyuki Urasawa's triumphant Kaizeki preparations. The formal meal presents a succession of small and meticulous dishes, each carefully crafted to accentuate the natural flavors of seasonal ingredients, many of which have been flown in from Japan earlier in the day. Chef Urasawa’s attention to detail stretches beyond the plate, with 300-year old antique tableware and an exclusively French wine list. It ... Learn More »

105Takami Sushi and Robata Restaurant

Address: 811 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90017   Make a Reservation
Takami Sushi and Robata Restaurant
Trendy, chic, and elegant, Takami Sushi and Robata Restaurant is provides an elegant setting to dine for those in Downtown Los Angeles. The restaurant sits 21 floors in the air on the corner of Wilshire and 6th in Downtown Los Angeles’ Financial District. Enjoy selections from their sushi and robata menu for lunch and dinner. With signature cocktails and a wide variety of wines and beers, Takami offers a unique dining experienced with a patio view unlike any other. Learn More »

108Monsoon Cafe

Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Monsoon Cafe
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Dining at the Monsoon Café is a relaxing, spiritual experience provided by a unique atmosphere and fresh food. Even before diners walk through the door they are hypnotized by a pair of soothing yet intriguing eyes that adorn the front of the restaurant. The restaurant itself looks like a two story Eastern temple high ceilings and dazzling lighting fixtures, with lots of gold trim adorning columns and walls alike. There is plenty of seating in an open courtyard, with plenty of shade for even the sunniest days. Night is an exciting time at the Monsoon Café, with Salsa lessons and ... Learn More »

107Maison Akira

Address: 713 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Maison Akira
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Near the Playhouse, in one of the quaintest districts in Pasadena, a rare jewel sparkles in the Crown City—Maison Akira. Step off the bustling Green Street into the foyer door and find yourself halfway around the world in an elegant restaurant just off Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, France. Though distinctly French, a peaceful Zen-like esthetic pervades the atmosphere. That is because Maison Akira is home of the world-renowned chef Hirose Akira. His menu is like a symphony of truly beautiful French classics, made modern and dazzling with subtle Japanese influences, like his signature Miso-infused Chilean Sea Bass, which has made ... Learn More »

107Koi

Address: 730 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Koi
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Koi Restaurant group has claimed prime real estate in some of the trendiest cities in the world, from New York to Bangkok. The Los Angeles branch of Koi Restaurant, located in West Hollywood on Cienega Boulevard between Waring and Melrose, is the place to be for those who want to be seen. This chic restaurant and lounge serves ultra modern Japanese fusion plates in a modernly decorated atmosphere with a Zen sensibility. Food is arranged with the same aesthetic harmony, blending traditional Japanese ingredients with California style. Just order the Hamachi Fusion to understand this unification. Thin slices of yellowtail ... Learn More »

107Sushi Roku

Address: 8445 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
Sushi Roku
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In Mid-City West LA on 3rd Avenue and S Croft Avenue, patrons enter the rock-clad building of Sushi Roku to experience innovative Japanese preparations that utilize ingredients unusual for a sushi restaurant. Sushi Roku’s menu features traditional nigiri and sushi rolls, but selections like the Salmon Carpaccio in truffle soy vinaigrette will excite guests’ palates with generous flakes of shaved black truffle. Edamane Hummus and the Albacore Tacos are bite-sized tributes to the clash of cultures found in LA. For those adventurous guests, the Sushi chefs are always happy to prepare untraditional dishes like halibut with kumquats, or toasted scallops ... Learn More »

107Mori Sushi

Address: 11500 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90064   Make a Reservation
Mori Sushi
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Mori Sushi exudes an elegance and class that sums up the Los Angeles dining scene, but brings eastern culinary traditions to brilliant life with their selection of dishes. Serving up fresh, quality sushi daily, plus premium lunch specials based on traditional Japanese recipes. Mori Sushi also features a private dining venue for special events and private parties. Though sushi is plentiful in Los Angeles, Mori Sushi boasts a certain simplistic confidence and variety, all of which make this establishment unique. Learn More »

106Katsuya

Address: 11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90049   Make a Reservation
Katsuya
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Your senses may revel in the stunningly engaging décor and modern Japanese cuisine menu presented at Katsuya. Executive Chef Katsuya masterfully crafts traditional sushi rolls and distinctive specialty dishes to please more seasoned and fresh palates alike. Dishes like the Crispy Rice and Spicy Tuna and the Kobe Filet with Foie Gras have developed their own loyal following. Chef Katsuya’s artful menu is complemented and heightened by the truly innovative and equally satisfying décor of designer Philippe Starck. Striking contrasts of black and white capture snippets of moments for patrons to muse over as they dine in the appetizing “wooden ... Learn More »

107Sai Sai Restaurant

Address: 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90071   Make a Reservation
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Sai Sai’s menu is an exercise in culinary play. Tucked inside the Millenium Biltmore Hotel, this sophisticated restaurant stands out with its adventurous gastronomic creations, Zen-inspired décor, and eager staff. Chef David Bartnes has crafted a daring Asian fusion menu, seamlessly blending distinctive regional cuisines into a global pastiche that is both strikingly original and evocatively familiar. Exotic experiments like Kobe Short Ribs with Potato Gnocchi or the pairing of maguro sashimi with caramelized pear are surprising and satisfying. With noteworthy lunchtime bento boxes, prix fixe menus for theater goers, and in house infused sakes, Sai Sai supplies a variety ... Learn More »

106Zipangu

Address: 2930 Bristol St Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, CA  92626   Make a Reservation
Come and enjoy some of Costa Mesa's premium sushi at Zipangu. Complete with a lunch and dinnge menu, the restaurant even has a lounge and bar area. It's a great place to relax and grab some very authentic sushi or traditional Japanese dishes. And since it's located at The Lab Anti-mall you can enjoy a meal before or after a hard day of shopping. Learn More »

108Ozumo

Address: 393 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Ozumo
Ozumo is one of the few true contemporary Japanese restaurants in Santa Monica. Food is prepared on a traditional Japanese Robata Grill and includes the finest sushi and sashimi. The extraordinary interior concepts of Ozumo incorporate the four major materials found in Japanese design and architecture: wood, paper, steel and stone. Featuring a 22-seat sushibar, elegant dining room, an Izakaya lounge, as well as outdoor beer garden, Ozumo can cater any social or business event. The sake list at Ozumo is second to none, and features a large selection of the highest quality "ginjo" and "daiginjo" premium sakes. An extensive ... Learn More »

108Gonpachi

Address: 134 North La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Gonpachi
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Gonpachi is styled both in space and cuisine, bringing a traditional Japanese dining experience to the heart of Beverly Hills. A wide spacious dining room with two-story-high ceilings and the clean cut counter space at the sushi bar create a peaceful dining experience. Private rooms, each a different color, play on the comfort of a Japanese home. A chic black bar reflects a Japanese garden, allowing guests to wander through the terrace overlooking a serene pond. Fresh ingredients are flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, and fresh soba noodles are hand-made in the restaurant. Masterful Japanese meals are created and ... Learn More »