We all had a great time there. We'
We all had a great time there.
We'll come back again!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the Chirashi Sushi,
I had the Chirashi Sushi, which is a very good combination of raw fish and octupus on top of a bed of rice and salad. There is a fried chicken appetizer (whose name I don't remember) that is amazing--basically chicken breasts with skin apparently fried at terrific heat to turn them into delicous chicken-flavored air. Unbelievably light.
The setting is very hip and attractive with Japanese grafitti and lots of exposed brick.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous izakaya bar Little Tokyo
Fabulous sushi and izakaya, expertly prepared. The staff is lovely, attentive and unobtrusive. We love this little restaurant!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove in from La Jolla
We drove in from La Jolla and were very pleasewd with the restaurant. Excellent "Happy Hour" values !
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best sushi ever!
The best sushi I've ever had! The specials menu is creative & beautifully executed.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went on a travel zoo special
Went on a travel zoo special 5 course meal. Very creative flavors and combinations. ALL of the seafood was amazing.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stylish Japanese Food
We ordered many dishes and they were all wonderful. We ended with the sweet potato dessert which was incredible!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Favorite Spot for Us
My wife and I were really in the mood for some great Japanese food but it was late in the afternoon on a Saturday so our usual choice Shojin (vegan Japanese) was all booked up. So we hunted online for about half an hour before deciding to try Aburiya. It was easy to find and parking was easy too. It was a *FUN* atmosphere but intimate too. It was really busy but we still got great service. They seated us in large wooden chairs at the sushi bar and we had our own sushi chef all night and also ordered from the kitchen. I was hungry and ordered seven items along with drinks. The food exceeded my expectations, everything was really good. It totally hit the spot. So now we've added Aburiya to our favorites list and we will be back soon.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another gem from Cardenas
What can I say that hasn't been said? Thank you for creating a great casual but fancy enough sushi spot without the over the top little Tokyo cookie cutter atmosphere. It's a sweet little spot for a date, friends, and neighborhood spot. Prices are decent, foods is fantastic and chefs are top rate. And above all they've got options!!! So you can bring the sushi shy person and they won't starve in fact they will be very happy o know there are plenty of meats on sticks that are yummy!
Thanks again MC you rock my man
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the BEST deals ever
One of the BEST deals ever for TravelZoo in Los Angeles. Apparently Wed nights are 50% off. Worth the trip downtown. Food amazing and prepared with care. Sashimi delish. Happy hour delights might be enough for those need early evening food and libations! Parking is metered until 8pm.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service
Fish carpaccio was our favorite, but everything was very good.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good. Went for lunch. I like the fact that Toranoko is bringing high Japanese standards of great food, knowledge, service, and atmosphere. I'll be back to try dinner and more drinks next time. I did not give it 5 stars just because there is always room and desire to improve.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the Chef's Choice
We enjoyed the Chef's Choice five course dinner at Aburiya Toranoko. The food was imaginative, fresh and impressive. The service was exceptional.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
a delightful find
the assorted fish carpaccio is so fresh and tasty we are coming back every week just for it:)
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Funky, Urban Japanese
I purchased a certificate on TravelZoo for a 5 course meal for two. This was an AMAZING deal. The food is DELICIOUS, flavorful, fresh, vibrant and it was a VERY generous portion. The staff was super friendly and attentive. It's also has super funky urban vibe but is pleasantly not too loud. I will be back and would DEFINITELY recommend it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our dinner at Toranoko. The fish was very good and the small plates for happy hour also. We will be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
had a great tasting dinner
had a great tasting dinner with Travelzoo certificate. The food was great, first time tasting homemade tofu, good and creamy, didn't recognized it as tofu. Service was attendive.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot. The food is very
Great spot. The food is very good with some Peruvian influences. Great flavors!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small establishment, but not that small. Perfect evening with our group. Very quiet inside. Not crowded at all, quality of the sushi was very good. Prices are moderate. Overall I was pleasantly surprised.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat at the sushi bar and asked chef Seiji for the omakase (chef's choice). The ingredients were amazingly delicious an fresh, probably one of the best sushi experiences I've had. Chef Seiji served sushi with homemade soy sauce, and just the right rice/fish ratio, it was perfect. Service was great as well.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place with syrprises
This restaurant is one that I consider a treat to go to. I have been there twice each time with very different specials than the previous. The seafood is wonderful and has a great quality to it. They have different dishes everyday and during seasons which makes the food really fresh. The service was amazing in both cases. The servers were very polite and helpful with advice on what is the unique thing to get that day. We met the owner our first time and he took care of most the decisions for our food. He did an amazing job with ordering for us. My girlfriend and I know our seafood and are very picky, but he was able to enlighten us with what was special to his restaurant that day which made our experience better than what we were thinking.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First let me just note that they have Supporo on tap case (awesome)! I went there on a date and the environment was claim and the advice was above my expectations. I would recommend this place for meet and greets and couples dates.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing. I sat at the sushi bar and Chef Seiji Nakano himself prepared the food. It was a truly wonderful experience. Chef Seiji Nakano is very detailed and has a great sense of humor. Loved every minute.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is out of this world. Service at the table was spotty and inconsistent. Waiter forgot several orders and would disappear although the restaurant was almost empty.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Fresh Fish
We did an Omakasi with head chef Seiji and it was wonderful. Everything was so fresh and tasty. Our first time here and will definitely be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a group of four and ordered the chirashi bowl, sashimi plate, kobe corn dogs. miso marinated cod, seared yellowtail and shrimp ceviche. Everything was really tasty. The only negative comment is that the ceviche was a bit oily and a very small portion for $5. it was listed on the happy hour menu, although it's the same price as on the regular menu. It was a bit slow for a Saturday night but we ended up getting great service from the wait staff. I've already recommended it to a friend and will go again soon.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very friendly place!
Very friendly place! No barrier between customers and sushi chefs makes for wonderful chatter about beautiful food. Excellent service!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM