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There's plenty of sushi restaurants in Santa Monica but this almost-beachfront (it's on Ocean Ave., across the street from the Santa Monica Pier) can dish out some mean rolls, and the crispy rice i... read more
It feels like a speakeasy, only the highlight here is sushi. Weirdly, it's a secret sushi restaurant in the back room of an existing sushi restaurant but with its own chef, Osamu Fujita. There's on... read more
Veteran Chef Takayuki Morishita drops his latest venture right into the heart of West Los Angeles, offering up this izakaya-style (Japanese watering hole) spot in a casual setting. The menu is tapa... read more
This sleek, modern restaurant dishes up contemporary Japanese fare and sushi in a simple, yet elegant space. Duck under the leafy plants that hang over the entrance, stop to admire the wall simulat... read more
The former Sai Sai Asian Cuisine restaurant in the base of the downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel has revamped itself into this fun, casual noodle bar. Bright colors, free wifi, flat screen TVs, ... read more
The eclectic menu at this Little Tokyo joint meshes better than one might think on first glance. From mini corn dogs made with Japanese sausages to pasta with salt cod roe and pork cutlet curry, ... read more
A robata is a Japanese charcoal grill, and this tidy eatery on Third Street makes makes ample use of theirs. In addition to sizzling skewers of meat and veggies, Jinya serves sushi, sashimi, and al... read more
Dip your meat here! Your platter of beef and chicken, that is, dunked into the pot of boiling water at the center of the table. Very DIY. Shabu shabu is the simpler version, and sukiyaki involves m... read more
Uechi-san's latest endeavor sends him back to his original Studio City stomping grounds. Opening quietly (eclipsed in coverage by the new Katsuya at L.A. Live) on Ventura Boulevard, this one is the... read more
Good, fresh fish in wacky Western styles beside beautiful traditional cuts. Menu by Master Uechi - Katsuya, that is. As in L.A.'s most well known master of fish. Stylish plates, house cocktails, an... read more
Perhaps there's a skewer craze in L.A. Love us some meat on a stick. Especially Japanese. Sawtelle is covered with Japanese restaurants, but we'll gladly take another. Has the foodies swooning. The... read more
Relatively new, and going to have to work hard to play with the big boys. Studio City is the center of sushi in LA. Mostly nondescript little strip mall joints with endless fishy pleasures tucked w... read more
Good, fresh fish in wacky Western styles beside beautiful traditional cuts. Menu by Master Uechi. Stylish plates, house cocktails, and clean-lined Starck room of neon white. It's Glendale, but it l... read more
Nobu Matsuhisa has once again paired up with investor Robert DeNiro and designer David Rockwell for yet another outpost of their empire. You know the drill if you're part of the deep-pocket set wil... read more
The view is great. Literally looking down upon the pools of loft-dwellers is good for a cheap thrill. Food less thrilling, more expensive, but not too crazy. Fusion, pan-Asian, call it what you wil... read more
Drum roll please! Sleek, sexy and instantly fabulous, Bond Street is a slice of the Big Apple in the heart of Beverly Hills. One of Manhattan's most popular sushi establishments run by Jonathan Mo... read more
We're led to understand that ordering what you want is frowned upon here. Perhaps asking if uni is in season is allowed, but requesting a spider roll will probably lead to your expulsion. Sitting a... read more
The city's second Katsuya has turned out just as successful as its first in Brentwood. The SBE team serves up a relatively traditional sushi restaurant with an adjoining bar offers up a special coc... read more
The Other Greenspan raises our interest rate in the Miracle Mile movement of passionate gourmets pushing real food in artful directions far beyond freshness and form. French wine pairings and techn... read more
Hoping to build on the success of Baco Mercat, chef Josef Centeno b...
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
We love things that are retro like Reebok Pumps and telephones, so ...
This restaurant in Beverly Hills is so casual, there's no need to p...
This trendy spot by celebrity chef Michael Cimarusti may serve the ...