Irori Sushi
Irori Sushi

Irori Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irorisushi.com/
  • Phone: 3108223700x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mindanao Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Irori Sushi
Irori is located in the seaside city of Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles. While the neighborhood is home to many sushi restaurants, customer praise for Irori’s attentive service, unique selection of fish, and creative innovation to traditional Japanese interior design are main features of Irori Sushi. Thoughtful touches, such as a tatami floor, a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms, shoe drawer for a no-shoes policy, and embroidered pillows on wooden floors that simulate the traditional sushi experience, set Irori apart from its peers. You can try Japanese style cuisine at its very best with a huge selection of fresh and delicious sashimi, sushi and rolls. With incredible daily lunch special deals, you can get great prices any day of the week. Irori has a selection from a variety of elaborate and flavorful Chef Special Rolls allowing you to try different flavors throughout your dining experience.
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Irori Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (36)good for groups (17)great for lunch (17)special occasion (13)kid-friendly (11)romantic (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Outstanding Japanese restaurant
    JapaneseLover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food and one of the best price/value relationships I have ever experienced in a Japanese restaurant
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food Excellent Experience
    astar
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was an excellent way to kick-off our honeymoon date. We'd highly recommend this location for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    NupeSugarRayVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went here on a recommenation. Food was great. Service was great. Price is just right. This is a go-to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Middle of the Road
    DinearoundVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sushi was average, but menu prices were way above average.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot for a date, great tables
    Rosepetal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love the food!!! Fresh, creative, as well as great service!!! I love this spot...This spot is a hidden gem. Energetic, friendly local spot. I would recommend this spot in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uuggghhhhhhhhhhVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Its been 2 yrs since I've been back to this place, notice new staff and management. Our waitress (Nancy) did not tell us we were over-ordering and when the 3 rolls came along with 2 set dinner came. It was enough to feed 6 ppl and there was only 2 of us. The food was poor quality and the special for the day was mediocre fish. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Additionally train for staff is a must, the only pleasant staff was the runners for the waitress, they would come and fill the teacup without asking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My go to favorite
    SCeater
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Traditional look and feel inside with good solid Japanese food. The combo meals have plenty of food. Easy parking
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Fav
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is our goto place for sushi with our three kids. The decor is fun. Everyone has to remove their shoes and sit floor level. Luckily for parents with stiff knees there are holes underneath the tables so you don't have to get a cramp sitting crisscross Indian style. The price also doesn't break the bank. As for the food, the fish in the nigiri sushi is generous in size and fresh. The rolls are yummy. The baked Lobster roll is a kid favorite. Go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Japanese
    NupeSugarRayVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very pleasant and traditional (take your shoes off!) and the food is amazing. Had a great first visit. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in the neighborhood
    Natmdl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food and good menu selection. And the place is really nice and cozy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trip to Japan by dining in MDR
    SueB
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Love this hidden gem of a place. Outside its a dark storefront in a shopping mall, but step in and you feel as if you're in Japan. Leave your shoes in cubicle, at the entrance (wear or bring socks!) and be seated at the Sushi bar or sit at well-like tables, ( not for the elderly as they're not easy to climb out of once in) and get ready for a very unique food experience. The menu has delicious sushi fare as well as the most exotic offerings one could ever imagine. Picture worthy towers of delectable combinations are on this amazing menu. All told, its a fabulous and unusual dining experience. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cannot go wrong
    ruvy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've eaten at Irori dozens of times over the past several years and we always have a fabulous meal. Most recently we took our family there to celebrate a birthday, and the food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Cool
    LatinFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I enjoyed this more traditional way of eating. It was my first time at this location and loved it. Will be back! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always fun at "shoes off sushi" per our 6 yr old grand daughter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good, pricey
    jr2231
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Tried just about everything on the menu that sounded good. We found some real gems, but some other things are really not worth trying (bluefin burrata). Felt like a japanese place made to feel authentic for americans. Seems gross that you're placing your feet in holes in the ground. Wonder how well they are cleaned. Left content but probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi
    JMW12
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great Sushi and good value with a traditional Japanese flair!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If there is one roll you should try it's the Salmon Blue Crab. Also the shrimp heads were tasty! Authentic, you have to take your shoes off.. and don't worry they provide sandals if you need to go to the restroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi on a Sunday night
    Bellabina
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As LA sushi lovers know most really great authentic sushi places are closed on Sunday. This happy fact brought me to Inori which I had heard about for years but had not made it to. We sat at the sushi bar and the service and food was amazing. The sashimi was fantastic and I loved the sunken tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best family sushi restaurant
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Irori is hands down our favorite Japanese restaurant to go as a family! The sushi is fresh; the dishes out of the kitchen are delicious. Sitting with shoes off on the floor is fun. Lucky for the floor cut outs under the tables... The parents don't get stiff legs! The prices are also reasonable for a Westside sushi restaurant. We can bring 3 big eating teen and kids! Love it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and slow service
    LAvisitorVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We waited 45 minutes to get our table. Why use Open Table and make my family rush over there just to stand and wait. There is absolutely no place to wait. I have been going to this restaurant for years. You really need to have the whole night free for dinner. Getting seated and getting out is a very slow process. Service is EXTREMELY S-L-O-W.
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  • Good first time experience
    Blxcnbella
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I went with a friend who was just stopping briefly into town for some sushi. We both had never been before and we found the experience of taking your shoes off to be fun. It caught us off guard at first but we both welcomed the experience including sitting on the floor. I will also add that for sitting on the floor we were both very comfortable. This sushi restaurant is suitable for able bodied people so if you are: in a wheel chair, it's difficult for you to get up after sitting on the floor, you are just not that mobile and/or it's difficult I wouldn't recommend this place on that basis. If you don't have good knees you might not have the most fun at least when you first sit down and then when you have to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodhunter89
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    excellent food, friendly service, but the sitting is most uncomfortable...that is because it is traditional Japanese style we frequent this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    JeffinMDR
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Even though the place has changed a little bit since the new owners took over about a year ago, the quality of the food seems to have been maintained. I do miss my favorite sushi chef "Justin", but the current chefs do a great job as well! My favorite sushi place in my neighborhood, and quite possibly Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Irori Sushi reviews archive.
  • Irori
    dibsy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Irori. What a fun surprise to have to take off our shoes! And the service was excellent! As well as the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Japanese in MDR
    Digifood
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Had some clients in town and suggested Irori from all the nice comments! It's a hit! Great food, ambience, service and style!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something has happened
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Very poor service. They seemed overwhelmed on a Tuesday. The staff maybe did the best they could, but not what it used to be. We'll be back one more time- if it hasn't changed, we'll move on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meehteeheeVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Blue Crab and Salmon Roll is the best sushi roll I have ever tasted! I will certainly go back in the near future!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KevinVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Very interesting setting with shoe off and "down to earth seating"; food quality is good and traditional while the service is attentive; we did have some trouble finding the place due to its hinding behind a large CVS store (first timer)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good atmosphere average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Quality of food, in regards to sashimi and rolls, here is average. Quality and presentation doesn't justify the higher prices, but I understand being in Costa Mesa may play a factor. Service and ambience here were excellent. We arrived an hour prior to reservations and still got seated within a reasonable time given it was Mothers Day. The one complaint I have is that we (guests) have to remove shoes while the servers are wearing thier crocs in and out of the kitchen and onto the floor we are bare feet on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Sushi
    Amylynn
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Irori is hands down my favorite sushi place. The quality of the fish is outstanding. It isn't a fancy/frilly/trendy place by any means, just amazing, delicious, high-quality fish. Ryan, one of the sushi chefs is awesome too! He invented a few rolls for my boyfriend and always remembers the off-menu specialty items that I am sure no one else orders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Party
    BeachBarry
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We went there with a friend and my two kids for dinner. They were cool with the kids and got them fed first. They also brought surprise dessert for the birthday girl - and did not charge us. The kids like it because you take off your shoes and sit on the floor. The food is wonderful also.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy, Noisy, Fresh
    NM123
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The fish was fresh and the special were creative. The no shoes, inverted seating is fun. This particular Saturday night must have been family night because the place was jammed with noisy, energetic kids. Go early Saturday if you have kids; go later if you don't think kids are cute when you're spending a lot of money on sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go To Sushi
    FoxHillsForever
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food is good, but nothing to get excited about. The fish is fresh and wonderful, as you would expect. Really, it's about the ambiance. Irori feels more Japanese than the rest, starting from taking off your shoes, then on to the floor level tables with cut out wells for you feet. I guess I go here and bring guests just for that Japanese feeling. Wait staff keeps that up too. I work in Marina Del Rey and have dropped by for a few business lunches. Perfect place for lunch in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    From it's hidden location in a strip mall I was initially dubious. But from the moment I walked in I was charmed. With its fun intimate atmosphere combined with super fresh excellent grade sushi this small restaurant a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful
    Hopie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My husband and I live in the area and have passed by many times and kept saying we should check it out. Boy were we surprised when we entered the restaurant. Traditional Japanese restaurant - tables and bar you sit on the floor. They provide cushions and a back if you want it. We had the Blue Crab roll wth salmon and truffle and it was fabulous. Second time back last Saturday we had to have the same roll but also had the Zen roll and the Turo Trio which knocked our socks off. This is a great place, great find and I highly recommended to all who love sushi. Next time we will try something different. Given that we ordered the most expensive things on the menu, the prices are reasonable. Service is very good. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service lacking but adequate
    pverduVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Overall, everything was fine but it got a tad tiring to have to ask for certain things twice. Water, drinks, etc., and getting them to come back to the table to order more sushi as well as the final bill several times. Still, could of been worse, but really could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This will definitely be my new place for sushi! Not interested in getting all of the spicy California rolls or overpriced, tiny, pieces of fish? This will definitely be the spot for you. Can't wait to go back and try some new varieties and cuts of sashimi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for kids
    MDRdiner
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our daughter loves taking off our shoes and sitting at the sunken tables (although they are a bit harder for us older folks to get in and out of). They serve lots of foods that kids will eat, such as meat teriyaki and tempura. For us sushi lovers, the sushi is fine, although I'd choose a different restaurant if good sushi is all you are looking for. They don't have a full bar so we usually get saki, and they have a nice assortment. It's always crowded, so go early or be prepared for a wait if you don't book ahead of time. We had no problem booking through Open Table for 7 pm on a Saturday nite, but by the time we left there was line out the door.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still good years later
    katk
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I haven't been to Irori in a long time - several years given it's distance from my residence. While a whole plaza has built around it, it's still a great little restaurant that has changed very little. You'll have to take off your shoes, so don't wear embarrassing socks. Busy on a Friday night so glad I made the reservation. We drank draft beer and a bottle of sake. Ate seaweed salad, sashimi, and agedashi tofu. Solid food and attentive service. I'll try to make it out this way more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but eat quickly
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food is typical Japanese and is quite good. But, you really feel that the servers want to kick you out as soon as you are done eating because there are people waiting for a table. I don't think someone should sit at a table for 2 hours for dinner. At least 4 different servers came to my dining companion to ask if she was done. I know there were people waiting -- but again, we had not even been sitting for 40 minutes and you can tell the servers want you out. It just felt like we were in a fast food restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.