Canal Club
Canal Club

Canal Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.canalclubvenice.com/
  • Phone: (310) 823-3878
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday: 5 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Latin American, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your upcoming celebration or event with us! Visit us online at canalclubvenice.com/private-dining to start planning your party now.
  • Private Party Contact: Quiller McCurry 3108235396x
  • Entertainment: Friday and Saturday: Canal Club Lounge with rotating DJs from 9pm-1:30am (No Cover Charge).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Venice
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is also available.
A word from Canal Club
Canal Club is SoHo by the beach in Venice! Artists, locals and filmmakers meet nightly to chow down great steaks, seafood, and more...
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Canal Club reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (1)hot spot (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • fave place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Love, love Solomon. We always ask to sit at his section. The best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun. Great happy hour too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I came here with my wife for happy hour. It was great, we ended up staying for awhile afterwards. Cool ambiance, attentive service, lots of choices for food on the menu and happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food2.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Canal Club reviews archive.
  • The sushi was awful
    rizno
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had high hopes but realistic expectations. The sushi was awful. Some seemed pre made and the fish was try. I had toro sashimi for a high price as a daily special and it wasn't toro at all... Any hole in the wall sushi place in LA has better sushi. If you're just coming for other food or just drinks during happy hour it could be a great hangout. I took a date for sushi and it was a complete bust.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic menu---
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It has an eclectic menu. Since I see it as sushi, I just can't do the mexican, carne, etc. Sushi and sashimi with a flair. It's not standard so enjoy. Even tried a roll and enjoyed that too! All our food was way tasty. Certainly come back again for the food. Service is professional, prompt and pleasant. Certainly return again for the good service. Decor style is eclectic, modern and Venice-ie. The only complaint is how fast bus-help clears plates and glasses. Several times throughout the meal, I had to tell bussers to leave the plate (I'm still picking at the crumbs) and not through with my ice tea so leave the glass too. Not much of a complaint huh!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place!
    AquilleyVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I went out for a late dinner one night to Canal Club. Food was amazing and the drinks were spectacular. Could not have been happier with
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ugh
    DilloVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went on Valentines day.. Service was horrible. Took 15 min just to get a member if staff to Get us a menu. Ordered our drinks I got An iced tea and asked for sugar which never came and when the waiter realized he forgot brought me another iced tea cuz it was warm. And that's just how It Began.. Was looking forward to an amazing night and I was just completely disappointed..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service/No Music
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    First time here, awful service. When asking out waiter about the menu, he quickly seemed annoyed and told us that he and other stuff to do and he would come back. We felt rushed to order so we didn't really get to explore the menu. My date ordered the burger med-well, it came out almost moo-ing (rare-med). The music had been shut down for the dj, but it took the dj nearly 30min to set up, I had to get up to ask one of the servers if some music could be turned on since the ambiance was that of forks hitting plates and kitchen pans being tossed - awful that there was no vibe, radio silence for a restaurant in venice. The sashimi pizza was the only good thing i could enjoy. Not a pleasant first experience.
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  • not too good
    foodie
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Went Fri nite. Restaurent pretty empty. Menu items not that appetitizing. Thank goodness they are associated with James beach restaurent across the street. They brought us food from their kitchen. Don't have a lot of hope for this place.
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  • Good bar scene but low quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The decore is interesting and unique while I was ok with it, my wife hated it. The food was a real letdown. We know our sushi and this is not up to par with the LA sushi restaurants. Service was tolerable but it seemed to get slower as the evening progressed, we had to call several times to ask for the check.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time.....Solomon was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Great time.....Solomon was funny and recommended several dishes as it was our first time. I truly enjoyed the Volcano cocktail (drink serves 2-4) with a flame in center .....they must start selling the glass it's served in.. Super cool and unique.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is a Venice staple.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    This place is a Venice staple. Great happy hour. Good food. Relaxing Venice Beach atmosphere. Not pretentious. No complaints. It's a solid place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Drink & Service - NOT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The service was absolutely horrible & the food just as bad. We ordered only sushi & we weren't sharing it with the 3 of us. Yet what came out was everything for one person, then the next & then finally the last person. So we didn't even get to eat together. It took over an hour to get food to start coming & when the last person's food arrived, it was wrong. Can honestly say I will NEVER go to this place again. When we tried to get our waiter's attention, he would come over & we would ask him what was going on & then he would disappear. He wouldn't return to give us an update. The wine was awful, the mixed drinks even more awful - never a good sign when you keep adding water to your cocktail not because it is strong but instead gross.
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  • Always love Canal Club. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Always love Canal Club. Great food and very good service. Loved that they served their regular menu and happy hour on Valentines Day, as opposed to a handful of restaurants sticking you with a "special" menu for the night. Thanks for a really nice evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the Canal Club. Great
    Laugustine
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    I love the Canal Club. Great mojitos, great sushi, great atmosphere. My boyfriend and I love coming here for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was certainly good..but
    fmsmcclk
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    the food was certainly good..but not great..it was fresh..hot and smelled good..but flavors were nothing special,,,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in L.A.!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    By far the best sushi I have ever had in Los Angeles! I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing (again)!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Best sushi I have had in a long time, fabulous server and host! Always a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Service to the table for sushi was slow wven though they appeared well staffed and the crowd was not overwhelming
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Lived in the neighborhood for years & just went in to meet some friends there. the food was great-got some sushi rolls which are big & they are on the happy hour! The vibe of this place is fun & a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can get a rack of ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    You can get a rack of ribs and brown rice sushi at the same time...what's not to love! Service better during the week. Great Venice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time dining there.
    RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Second time dining there. This time the food and service was just average. We sat in the bar area becuase it seemed more lively. But our waiter seemed to forget about us there. We were there for my husban's birthday and they gladly surprised him with a dessert -- with candle and all. But they also charged us for it. I was kinda surprised, since it seems most places will do that gratis for someone's birthday. The key lime pie was outstanding however, so I had no reaso to complain.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No toro, though it was on
    ProfKen101VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    No toro, though it was on the menu. Spider roll (tempura-fried soft shell crab) was the skinniest I've ever had--and not particularly tasty. Uni sushi so-so. Great mojitos, though. Would only go back if my girlfriend insists on it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Great atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. Nice diversity on the menu, tried the sushi and grilled carne asada; both were exceptionally good. Good destination for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted a place with a vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    Wanted a place with a vibe and not to noisy to talk... This was perfect, the lively bar area is separated by the sushi bar, good layout!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Place to Take a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2012
    Great place to take a date. I came here with my boyfriend and we had an amazing experience. The service was top-notch and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend Canal Club to others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I had an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    My boyfriend and I had an over all lovely experience at the Canal Club Wood Grill and Sushi Bar. The food was excellent and was ready in no time. The drinks were eclectic and tasty. Unfortunately, our waiter seemed uninterested in us and proceeded to dote over the other couples surrounding us and pretty much ignoring us. He failed to clear our appetizer dishes till we were almost finished with our entrees and never asked us if we would like another round of drinks. Since the food and beverages were so good, along with the company, our waiters absence turned into a minor irritation that we joked about.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We stumbled into Canal Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We stumbled into Canal Club Wood Grill and Sushi Bar and had the BEST meal. I am a bit of a sushi freak, and the Rainbow Roll was one of the best I've ever had. My husband thought his tempura tasted like donuts -- never a bad thing! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    This is a wonderful restaurant with a variety on the menu, vegetarian friendly, and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Favorite In Venice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    This place is a local Venice hangout, quirky ambiance and a great staff. The food isn't up to five star standards, but we thought everything was very tasty and well presented. I'd never been there before, but I plan to go back. Low key and fun.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server, Solomon, was great.
    WeLove2Eat
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Our server, Solomon, was great. He took good care of us on this our first visit, but it won't be our last.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit restaurant
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    Try it if you have not had it yet. Amazing happy hour and the service is great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful! I go here
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    Always wonderful! I go here two to three times a week.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but waited 20 minutes
    ElliottVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Good food but waited 20 minutes for a drink order which is typically four tomes longer than any place I've been too. Our apps came out with our dinner so that also was a little annoying.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A venice must!
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2011
    I love this place! I go here several times a week and love it always! This goes for the other two restaurants that Danny and James own (Danny's & James Beach) both in Venice and delicious! Keep up the good work guys! Great happy hour too! -Jon G
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place but Skip the Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2011
    Even though "sushi bar" is in the title, I wouldn't eat here for the fish. It's convenience-store quality at best. But the bar scene seems pretty lively and the service was very good.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic sushi - and who
    joenet
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    Fantastic sushi - and who doesn't love a place where you can get fries and a burger with tuna sashimi!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    It took over 45 minutes for a waiter to come to my table - and I was sitting with a regular customer / patron. (We sat in the lounge). Not going back there in a hurry. Drinks were good though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Great place to eat. Great set up inside. Great service. Made my valentines day memorable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a blast. Our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    We had a blast. Our server was awesome... had tons of great ideas about sushi rolls we should order! Num!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was terrific!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2010
    This restaurant was terrific! The waitress was wonderful and helpful and the food great. We went on the third Thursday so were able to see a display of some local artists' work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate