Izakaya M Sushi
Izakaya M Sushi

Izakaya M Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.izakayam.com/
  • Phone: 8189810078x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

    Lunch: Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm

    Dinner: M-Th 3:00pm-12:00am

    Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-1:00am

    Dinner: Su 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: We feature a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:30pm.

    We also offer a late night happy hour Monday through Saturday night from 10pm until closing.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is both valet service and street parking available.
A word from Izakaya M Sushi
Izakaya M has a full sushi bar, serves a wide variety of Japanese tapas, and has a full robata (japanese skewers) menu. Live seafood items are brought in regularly!

We also offer an extensive sake, wine and beer selection that rivals many restaurants in the area as well as great Happy Hour specials.

Don"t forgot to stop by and try one of our $8 lunch specials.

Stop in to eat and stay for the relaxed environment and great company!
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Izakaya M Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (8)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always great
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always great quality food & service. Consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood sushi bar
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Small, cozy and great bar, good food nice service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers 55th B-Day (party of 8)
    Chris
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My experience there was okay. My Sushi Rolls took a really long to be served, I had to ask our waitress twice to check on the food for us..and when the rolls came out, they came out one at a time, Literally. I ordered a total of about 8 rolls so none of us in the party were able to eat together at the same time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • $1.50 Oyster loss-leader-call first
    Champagne
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food is decent to good. Noise level too high. Music selection vapid and poor at best (but if you're under 25 I'm sure it's tolerable). Wine list not terribly appealing (even the Sauv. Blanc tastes like a Chard.). The night we did have the oysters, they were fresh and wonderful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is always fresh, service is excellent. In my opinion, one of the best Japanese restaurants in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour!
    Martus11782
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I recently took advantage of the happy hour here and had an amazing meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite local sushi bar!
    PamBaker91423VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding food! Lovely creations...great flavor! Fresh sushi...vibrant atmosphere. Only challenge --service is extremely slow. They need more servers!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good sushi. Very adequate menu. A little too trendy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Izakaya M Sushi reviews archive.
  • Wonderful time!
    foodyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We enjoyed this place so much. The food was delicious and nicely prepared and served. It was a reunion for the three of us and so much fun...a great place for friends to meet. We can't wait until the next time....sushi fans...don't hesitate to give this place a try! It is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    AquaGoddess
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Awesome evening, enjoying sushi, sake, and dessert. Service was excellent and friendly. Very lively! Will come ag sing to try the Live Uni since it is currently out if season. Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep Making Great Food
    JacBar
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food here is delicious, fresh, diverse. What the place lacks in looks it makes up for in food. Everytime I go there I wish it had windows, an opening to the outside, something. I think the look - from the outside and inside perspectives - is distracting to the good food they have - as it takes good reviews to get you to want to go in. Once you're in, you are satisfied and happy - just wishing for a glimpse of light or outside atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi Place
    Tiger
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Izakaya made our special occasion very pleasant. Food was very good and fresh. The chef went out of his way to make some special dishes as a token of his good will and to keep the special atmosphere going. The place had some children and families around but the restaurant is big enough and laid out in such a way that none of that interfered with our event. If requested the corner by the entrance could be very private.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Izakaya Saturday Night dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food quantity and quality has gone down a smidge. It's still good but they appear to be cutting back a bit on both. The nice thing is the late happy hour but the menu for that is very limited. Fun place, great music. I'd recommend for a late night bite and drinks.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good all around experience
    MattW
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I walked into this neighborhood restaurant and really enjoyed the overall experience. The food was good (which is not a bad thing), the service prompt and attentive, and it was reasonably priced for all the food we got. I recommend it, especially if you're looking to get a bunch of items to share with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food ad service is always
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The food ad service is always excellent. An excellent Sake list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive rolls
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Fresh and tasty. The server was very helpful. Some rolls were very inventive by combining fresh fruit with the rolls. A good neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation???
    indicindy
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We made our res for 8:00pm on Open Table and waited 40 minutes for a table for 4! This has never happened to us before, usually we are seated immediately when we book on Open Table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs work
    SushiSnobVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The server was a novice at best. The acoustics caused every noise in the place to be as loud as possible. Some of the food was good, but as an overall experience, I wouldn't want to repeat it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice spot
    Jane
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    we've been living in the area for 2 years and never been there...too close to home. But now ..as new parents in need of a break, we found it very convenient. It was a good experience overall, the only thing I didn't like was that even though we had reserved a table for a Thursday evening dinner, when we got there they had no table available for us....we had to sit at the bar. As for the rest, no complaint, food was excellent and we had a good time pros: good location, great food, good service, nice ambience cons: don't take reservations seriously
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy but tasty place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    The staff was very busy, but everything came right, the Asian cooks on the bar kind of rude but they are like that all the time, we reserve a table, they have open table, but they don't have a host, so one of the servers came and said: "seat wherever you like", so I don't see the reason to make a reservation, overall was ok.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pros: Amazing sushi. Fun,
    Yumyumfoodie
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Pros: Amazing sushi. Fun, delicious food, energetic experience. Reasonable prices. Con: service wasn't that good. It felt like they were rushing us to order like hurry Be done. Kinda made the experience awkward, other than this, my overall rating will be great to almost excellent. The food was amazing tho-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't even try Izakaya M Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The worst sushi restaurant I have ever tried. Service and food. It was a disaster. Waiter had absolutely no knowledge about the menu. It took forever to order something and about 40 min waiting for appetizers alone. Black Cod came full of bones and they wouldn't even admit that it was their fault. Terrible place to go out. It was our first and hopefully the last time there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love that Bibbenbop
    bippenbopforme
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Their Korean Bibbenbop and their Spicy tuna on Crispy rice get me there once a week! Divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious sushi
    Maya
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    We had one lunch special and many small plate every thing was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Stacy
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Food was average. Waitress couldn't answer any questions about the food, level of spiciness etc. Wrong orders brought to table. Our order brought elsewhere. Had 3 different people helping us. Sent something back that still ended up on the check. First and last time here. Too many other great sushi places nearby.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was horrible, no wonder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Service was horrible, no wonder we could get reservations during prime time Saturday night Chicken tasted like fish
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Jst4phun
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The sushi was very good. The service and prices were also great. The only thing that let the place down was the dark, uninspiring decor. The restaurant doesn't have any windows to speak of and gives the impression of being in a bomb shelter. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and quick service. Gets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Good food and quick service. Gets way too loud though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Great food but really, really, really loud and noisy….could be the acoustics. Difficult to have a conversation. The food was delicious, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok but awkward
    margo
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    food's pretty good but it's awkwardly quiet in there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Izakaya M Sushi !
    Jade
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    I love this place! Great sushi. The only thing I would not order is the four piece sushi on the Happy Hour. The pieces were small, but everything else was great. I love the crispy rice with spicy tuna. The portion was generous. The yellowtail jalepeno carpacio is yummy. Prices are reasonable and servers are nice. I wish they served the Green Tea Tempura fried ice cream for dessert. It would be perfect, but we took a walk two blocks to the partner restaurant Midori for dessert. The Green Tea Tempura fried ice cream was so good. Izakaya M Sushi is one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service, nice atmosphere
    Vail77VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Very good service, nice atmosphere and decent dishes.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great sushi spot
    MsCBee18VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The Shernan Oaks area has a plethora of great sushi options, and Izakaya M can certainly be added to the ever-growing list. The standards items (spicy tuna roll, edamame, sunomono salad...etc.) Were great and we were also impressed with the unique items on the menu. Hamachi "shooters or cubes" were delicious and fresh. We couldn't decide between a few different dessert items because they all looked excellent: we ordered 4. Polished off them all! The Robata was an unexpected surprise and will also serve as another reasson to return to Izakaya M.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I was surprised at the quality of the sushi. It was our second visit here as the first one was superb also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Unexpected find!
    CharlotteforfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I was walking by and stumbled upon Izakaya M. It looks like a whole in the wall. It is pretty dark and cozy in here. So it would make a good date night. And to top it off the food was great so I will be going again. You must try the Miso Salmon skewers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a neighborhood gem.
    PlayfulTastebudVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    This is a neighborhood gem. I hadn't been for a few months and took a friend that was in town. She loved it! Many new items on the menu that sounded great. Also, they have a late night Happy Hour from 10:00-11:00 pm. A short window, but good to know if you are craving sushi late night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent but overpriced
    Vail77VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Good sushi (not the best) and good service, albeit overpriced on certain rolls and $2 extra for brown rice. Really??
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still has work to do
    RonSVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We only had sushi. Attempts for very creative dishes but ended up being attractive in appearance but relatively tasteless. Disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refreshingly different dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Refreshingly different dishes as well as a different spin on some of the the same dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Secret hideout on Ventura Blvd
    Vail77VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Not the best Sushi that I have had but neither are the rest of Sushi houses in LA. The service is very good, unique setting and priced nicely. I like that they offer brown rice with their sushi. I would return to Izakaya.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic