Sushi Central



After Japanese chefs pick out their favorite seafood from the day’s freshest catch, Los Angeles sushi chefs get to be next in line with their choices. Home of the best sushi in America, the San Fernando Valley boasts “Sushi Row” a cluster of restaurants dedicated to serving only the most spectacular sushi found this side of the Pacific Ocean. Katsu-ya, Nozawa, and Asanebo are a sushi lover’s dream in terms of fantastic presentation, top reviews, and superior service from the waiters on up to the famous personable chefs. The hard to find, yet beautiful Japanese garden setting of Iroha tucked away on Ventura Boulevard transports you across the seas to a quaint town in Tokyo. Wander over to the Westside to sample the succulent sashimi offered by the long-established Sushi Zo, Mori Sushi, and Kiriko restaurants. Craving a sushi fix after a long day of designer shopping in Beverly Hills? Look no further than famed Chef Nobu’s Matsuhisa and the hidden gem, Urusawa. Steer away from the tried and true California rolls and splurge for the Omakase, Chef’s special selections, and your tickled pink taste buds will thank you.


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Restaurant Nishimura


 

Make your own discovery, as you walk through the ivy-covered unassuming entryway to taste some of the best sushi tucked away in the heart of West Hollywood. Sample the fresh oysters, revel in a variety of delicious sashimi, and leave room for...  Read More


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Kiriko Sushi


 

Chef Ken Namba named his restaurant after Edo Kiriko, a Japanese glass craft blended with Western and traditional influences. This philosophy extends to his masterful mixture of authentic dishes with modern faire. Opt for cuisine from the...  Read More


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Iroha Sushi


 

Hidden behind a parking lot and next to a Day's Inn, you would never know this sushi gem even existed right off busy Ventura Boulevard. The atmosphere is lovely, perfect indoor and outdoor seating reminiscent of a delightful Japanese tea room...  Read More


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Mori Sushi


 

Chef Mori Onodera established Mori Sushi in 2000, after working at some of the top sushi restaurants in LA, notably Katsu and Matsuhisa. His eponymous dining establishment has earned the prestigious Michelin star and rave reviews ever since....  Read More


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Urasawa
Photo courtesy of Case Simmons


 

Hiro Urasawa serves some of the top sushi in Beverly Hills, with prices to match. Only two chefs in America are licensed to serve Fugu (blowfish), and Urusawa is one of them. Prepare to be treated like royalty from start to finish, taking in the...  Read More


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Asanebo
Photo courtesy of Tofuprod


 

Tucked in a strip mall on Sushi Row between a Thai restaurant and an Argentinian Grill, the somewhat dingy location masks the incredibly sophisticated sushi dining paradise found within. Armed with the coveted 1 Star Michelin ranking, offers...  Read More


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Katsu-ya
Photo courtesy of Eric Chan


 

The first Katsu-Ya in Los Angeles situated in the heart of sushi row is still the best with mouth-watering sushi and incomparable prices. Expect a small wait, even with reservations and then settle into the quaint establishment to consume some...  Read More


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Tucked in a mini mall complex in Culver City, one would never guess that this restaurant serves what many hail as the best sushi in Los Angeles. What they are lacking in décor and space, they make up for in delicious food as each buttery piece...  Read More


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La Cienega Corridor


 

Chef Nobu puts his kokoro (Japanese for “heart”) into every dish he prepares, resulting in elevating this Beverly Hills establishment to the top of almost nearly every “Best' list. Reservations a must for both dinner and lunch, look no...  Read More


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West Los Angeles
En Sushi


 

En Sushi is the go-to destination for authentic Japanese sushi with sexy ambiance to boot. Candlelit booths and tables create an elegant, classy atmosphere perfect for dates. The full lunch, dinner and bar menus offer a wide selection of...  Read More


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Meet Sujata Day

Living in the land of perpetual sun, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous people has fueled Sujata Day’s creativity in myriad ways. Her short story “Forbidden Fate” won the WRITE STUFF competition...  More About Sujata

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