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Q

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.qsushila.com/
  • Phone: (213) 225-6285
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm
    Lunch
    Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Hiroyuki Naruke
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Grand and Olive
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, Parking Structure, Valet Parking is $8 Available starting at 7:00 PM
A word from Q
Taking purity and simplicity as its manifesto, Q provides an unsurpassed omakase dining experience. Q features Chef Hiroyuki Naruke's expression of Edomae cuisine, a historical preparation dating to the Edo-period of Japan that was the first to combine raw sashimi-style fish with vinegar-seasoned rice. Q offers a refined and intimate opportunity for guests to savor and celebrate uncompromised Tokyo-style sushi here in Los Angeles. Our 26-seat dining room matches the care, creativity, and craft of Chef Hiro's cuisine, melding Japanese tradition and striking modernity. Lighting sets the scene, featuring hundreds of glowing orbs that converge above the sushi bar and direct focus to Chef Hiro and his culinary artworks. From the undulating ceiling to the bar itself, the dining space reflects the deep Japanese appreciation for wood in its relaxing natural form. Furnishings include contemporary interpretations of Japanese Zaisu chairs, and tables that feature centuries-old joinery technique
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Q reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great for a special meal!
    JanieWasHere
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    4 of us dined at the sushi bar for the most incredible sushi experience. Our chef Rui was the perfect host. He explained each piece and answered all of our abundant questions. You must be an adventurous sushi eater...no california rolls here, this is authentic fresh raw fish at is best. The artistry of each dish along with the outstanding combination of flavors made this a meal to never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth to go
    Edward
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The fish is fresh; however, the taste the Chef made was not matching with the fish itself. Most of the combinations are having similar taste and they haven't been made in much diverse in terms of the combinations. The chef tried to prepare the courses from light to heavy tasting in which to provide a contrast. But the soy sauce itself was not preserved as well as it was in Japan if they tried to copy how it was doing in Japan. The envrionment and service are okay. Similar restaurant like Nobu will definitely have more surprises than this restaurant.
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  • OMG
    RiveraVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was a great experience amazing food and service but we almost fell over when we got the check - be prepared - it was $450 for 2 people - Thats a bit steep - not sure we will be going back anytime soon - as the restaurant was pretty empty on a Sat night - prob due to the prices
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    fit for foodies
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  • For the price, expected more
    jb2bVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's great that a sushi restaurant attempts such a glamorous, graceful ambience. Kudos for that. But for the price, they should offer something more special than merely the same boring tuna, salmon, hamachi and uni. The fish selection, while certainly fresh, is just boring and lame. Not worth the price.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Q Sushi
    cindy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    While the sushi at Q is of an extremely high quality, the price is through the roof. Also, the calls and email confirming the reservation are a bit much. We made the reservation, we'll be there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Traditional quality sushi
    RosecitySlicker
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Q's Omakase menu offered us a variety of fresh presentations and quality fish in old Japanese style. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Knowledgable about Sake selections and wine made it that much more fun. A beautifully appointed establishment with some amazing Japanese antiques. This place is a lovely balance of old world Sushi meets new world atmosphere. Savor each bite, as it is prepared with great care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • billchinVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    we were there at 6 AM and the restaurant was very quiet. the service was truly outstanding. Attentive and an educational for us. expensive omakasa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining in Japan
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed the evening at Q very much. We felt like we were having a nice sushi dinner in Japan at half of what it costs for similar sushi dinner in Japan. Everything at Q was authentic Japanese sushi dinner. Will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi Heaven, but at Great Cost!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Fantastic sushi for foodie's seeking a different experience. Great place for a special occassion, is overall very dark and quiet. The fish and intimate experience is excellent however portions are very small and the omakase (Chef's choice) menu will leave the average customer hungry. Additional items may be ordered, at additional cost however. The lunch menu is the best value as the dinner version does not seem worth the mark up. Do not be confused, the sushi and unique preparation is top grade but the high cost will deter repeat customers. Stick to lunch to make signing the check more palatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Socalmama
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was amazing. Best sushi and sake ever. Terrific service. Incredible Japanese sushi chef. Just know it is very expensive. Worth it though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest fish in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Awesome experience. Chef explained each fish in detail before eating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Some of the best sushi we've ever had in Los Angeles, want to go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The sushi was delicious, but not quite enough for lunch. I left hungry. I did appreciate the amazing rice and fish. However, one more bite would have been nice. Maybe a piece of fruit at the end?
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being in Tokyo
    MalibugalVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We loved our meal at Q. The atmosphere was serene. The service was always attentive but never intrusive. Most importantly though, the sushi was pristine, traditional, and very delicious. It was as close to the feeling and quality of a Tokyo sushi bar as I've found in LA.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of Q
    discerningdiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were excited to try this new sushi restaurant, but were disappointed. The fish was fresh but not flavorful. The homemade soy sauce and wasabi had no taste. The tiny pieces of sushi for $165 were too light and there was no dessert -not even a piece of fruit !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Too Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I love sushi. I everything about the tradition. 490 dollars for two people is a little offensive. Then add tip to that. Hiro you are in LA not Ginza You better knock my socks off and it did not. I have been to Jiros for less money. No clam No crab No awabi nothing special for $165 per pre fixe menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best of Tokyo moves to LA!!
    PattyQ
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Celebrated our daughter's graduation from Med School and we were blown away by the food! The best sushi I have ever had! We were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our event. Then came the 20 courses, with each portion expertly explained by Fabrizzio - who did an excellent job at describing the origin and preparation of the fish, but also suggesting great sakes and Japanese beers, quite surprising and unique in flavor. The fish selected from the best around the world and local, was an experience to remember forever! It came to a point that we would place a piece of sushi in our mouth, and we would close our eyes just to keep the moment going to the max! Grand finale - a photo with Chef Hiro! memorable celebration!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    dockbgVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I thought the food was beautifully prepared and there were a few standout dishes. Overall, I did not think the dinner was worth $175 per person.
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  • Authentic Japanese Sushi
    SteveY
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Chef Hiro has superb technique and sensibility. One of the best Sushi experiences in L.A.. Price is high, but comparable to dine in Tokyo.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    ChristyVoltronVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My husband and I went to Q for the first time on Friday night and it was a magical experience. The food was excellent and innovative and we enjoyed every single bite. The restaurant itself is amazingly gorgeous. And the service is so excellent that you order something and it almost instantaneously appears. Other reviews list the details of the meal but I would say if you don't like raw fish this is not the restaurant for you. But if you do, it was a definite do over -- but we'll have to save our money first -- it is not cheap -- but on the other hand we felt that we definitely got our money's worth. A memorable experience to be sure.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Better options at this price point
    thxlaVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went on a Friday night. The food (most dishes) was very good as was the service. Restaurant was very quiet. There should have been more courses for the price. It's supposed to be 18-20, but it seemed more like 15. Also, at this price point in Downtown LA, Sushi Zo has better sushi and more courses.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Q sushi
    archie
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Elegant presentation of quality sushi. This is not your corner sushi spot. You must enjoy find dining and the price tag to appreciate Q.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aside from the Red Snapper
    RavenOnEarthVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Aside from the Red Snapper (1st course selection) the remaining dishes were from very good to excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful sushi-
    MaryShanVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Absolutely wonderful sushi- loved being able to just sit and have the chef select my menu. Sushi bar is small, quiet and elegant. Wonderful to watch the 3 sushi chefs at work. Service is efficient and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    arxtech
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Chef Hiro and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and meticulous with their craft, food and service. Inquiring constantly for feedback about your experience with each dish. I also asked him many questions about the seafoods' origin, how it that was prepared, etc... I am always impressed when anyone takes the utmost care of their craft. Server had satisfactory knowledge about the sakes served in terms of flavor and aromas, but lacked regional knowledge of each sake. One of the sake's I tried was from Nambu, Iwate Prefecture; a place with iron rich soil and hence the famous Nambu ironware from that region. I'm guessing the iron-rich soil contributes somewhat to the water quality and the extra smooth texture of the sake.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing!!!!
    izzyl
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Chef Hiroyuki Naruke is perfection. This was my first omakase experience, and I am beyond thrilled that we came to Q. From the service, to the sushi to the ambiance, I really would not change a thing (maybe dim the lights a little). The sake selection was wonderful and we ended our 20-course meal with a taste of the saikyo uni (pure deliciousness), which I definitely recommend. Overall, the fish was fresh (halibut, toro, monk fish, uni were among my favs). I would go there again and again and never fret about the cost of the meal. The experience was worth a lot more. Thank you!!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but Ouch
    KDad
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This is a real gourmet sushi restaurant if there ever was one. Attentive service people, beautifully prepared meals, delicicious variations. It is a must for any one who loves sushi. There are 20 courses, each one prepared beautifully and served with care and pride. Unfortunately, the evening ends with the check and the check is anything but subtle. Dinner for two, with two glasses of white wine will set you back over $400.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.