521 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014Neighborhood:
SushiPrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.qsushila.com/
- Phone: (213) 225-6285
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm
- 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
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 techniqueContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Q reviews from OpenTable diners
- Great for a special meal!JanieWasHereDined on 11/15/20144 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not worth to goEdwardDined on 9/27/2014The 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.
- OMGRiveraVIPDined on 9/27/2014This 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 pricesSpecial Features:
- For the price, expected morejb2bVIPDined on 8/22/2014It'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.Special Features:
- Q SushicindyDined on 8/18/2014While 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.
- Traditional quality sushiRosecitySlickerDined on 7/19/2014Q'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- billchinVIPDined on 7/18/2014we 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:
- Dining in JapanGaryVIPDined on 7/16/2014Enjoyed 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:
- Sushi Heaven, but at Great Cost!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/16/2014Fantastic 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!SocalmamaDined on 7/12/2014Food was amazing. Best sushi and sake ever. Terrific service. Incredible Japanese sushi chef. Just know it is very expensive. Worth it though!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Freshest fish in town!OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/11/2014Awesome experience. Chef explained each fish in detail before eating.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/8/2014Some of the best sushi we've ever had in Los Angeles, want to go back for dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/2/2014The 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?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Like being in TokyoMalibugalVIPDined on 6/12/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Review of QdiscerningdinerDined on 5/16/2014We 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:
- Too ExpensiveOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 5/15/2014I 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.
- The best of Tokyo moves to LA!!PattyQDined on 5/2/2014Celebrated 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- KarendockbgVIPDined on 4/26/2014I 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.
- Authentic Japanese SushiSteveYDined on 4/24/2014Chef 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:
- Wonderful RestaurantChristyVoltronVIPDined on 3/7/2014My 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.Special Features:
- Better options at this price pointthxlaVIPDined on 2/22/2014Went 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.Special Features:
- Q sushiarchieDined on 2/11/2014Elegant 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Aside from the Red SnapperRavenOnEarthVIPDined on 2/11/2014Aside from the Red Snapper (1st course selection) the remaining dishes were from very good to excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Absolutely wonderful sushi-MaryShanVIPDined on 1/9/2014Absolutely 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingarxtechDined on 12/27/2013Chef 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Absolutely Amazing!!!!izzylDined on 12/10/2013Chef 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!!!!Special Features:
- Great but OuchKDadDined on 11/22/2013This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.