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Cold beer and good sushi are the main staples at this casual Silver Lake spot. Although housed in a tiny stripmall space, it's somehow not cramped. Standouts on the simple menu include salmon orang... 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
This fast, customizable sushi spot first debuted to success in Austin in 2008, and is now trying out its concept on Angelenos. Choose your wrap (seaweed, soy, brown or white rice), then your veggie... 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
A formerly North African-themed bar now offers Korean BBQ...of Tokyo. Whatever. They're having fun with it. There's a bar with lots of bright lights and a robot serves as decoration. Towards the ba... 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
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
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
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
General Katsuya's Japanese innovation breaks through Brentwood's Italian front. Non-native cool countered by delicate sushi and open robatayaki bar. Good, fresh fish in wacky Western styles beside ... read more
This is a chain, to be sure, but still: points for style. Very sleek. Very shiny. Oh, and in the right neighborhood. The food is mostly grill-your-own. Go with a group. A group you love. With simil... read more
It was a Frederick's of Hollywood, and some of that vibe still remains. Lots of skinny chicks in very little clothing. Be sure to check out the original Art Deco decor, too. Four or so different ar... read more
Encino lucked out with this one. The chef is kind of famous, see. And rightfully so. All the traditional stuff, plus fancy, artsy plates with crispy rice, confetti shrimp, what have you. This north... read more
Best fish you'll find for quite a few miles. Incredible freshness and beauty for sushi lovers...in a mini-mall, of course! Traditional looks, peaceful, easy kind of feeling. Wild salmon, shiso-glaz... read more
Blink and you'll miss this strip-mall sushi joint, which is followed by a small and dedicated crowd of in-the-know locals, such as Jessica Alba. The menu is huge, leaving us wondering: where do the... read more
Nobu defectors shine brightly, striking out on their own with sushi better than Roku. Cooked dishes like lobster tempura show power. Cuts are fresher off-the-boat than that cool kid sitting next to... read more
Couldn't be tasiter in a ponzu sauce-mayo-fried everything kind of way. Nothing particularly authentic about this Korean sushi joint, but plenty of it. Bibimbap and jap dae for Korean cuisine lover... read more
Studio City is famous far and wide for the Japanese restaurants here: sometimes the best, always the priciest. Katsu-ya hasn't been around the longest, but it is an elder statesman of raw fish. The... read more
Don't turn back now, oh very young one. Look beyond this squalid lot and find sushi glory. Secret society of sashimi lovers gather for the real deal. Soft shell crab and caviar roll, albacore, and ... 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...
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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 ...