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Teru Sushi
Teru Sushi

Teru Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terusushi.com
  • Phone: (818) 763-6201
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laurel Canyon
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Teru Sushi
Teru Sushi in Studio City was created in 1979 and opened to rave reviews at the beginning of the sushi craze in LA, It was the first in the Valley to combine fine Japanese cuisine with a warm and lively ambiance and is widely known for a consistently high quality of food and friendly efficient service.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had the worse server I've ever had at any restaurant! We waited for 20 minutes for water before I went to the hostess and asked for water from her. And it took even longer for food. The manager even had to bring us out check because our waiter was MIA."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is a friends favorite, but my husband and I didn't care for it. It seemed like all the rolls had either fried onion or tempura jalapeño. Not very inspired and took away from the fresh fish. All the servings seemed small and expensive!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "if you are looking for a studio city spot for sushi without going to the name brand ones or all you can eat come here. Great fresh rolls and throw in hot sake and cold beer and you are in for a good night. Its next door to some good bars so its easy to go out after."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Teru Sushi is our favorite sushi restaurant in LA, close to home and always delicious. It's a 10!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The sushi didn't taste as fresh as it does at other sushi spots close by like Kiwami and Katsu ya. My wife sent back her albacore because it tasted fishy. Not likely to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great sushi , great service, outdoor patio is great."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good sushi at one of Los Angeles 1st sushi restraunts on sushi row. Lively, lots of rolls along with traditional sushi, nice outdoor patio. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant many times about 20 years ago. I loved it then and it's still just as great! The sushi is always very fresh and the menu is so varied, so much to choose from. I highly recommend this restaurant and will contnue coming back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Second time here in a month. Great service, comfortable big tables. Hot towel, the whole nine yards. Bizarre sized glasses for beverages. More like tubes. Good selection of rolls, sashimi, and single fish sushi. Nothing too way out there. Same stuff with some different names. Good non sushi menu as well. Price can get up there, but a lot of that has to do with what/how much you order."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We sat at the bar great chefs and quality fish. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I really like this place. Ambience is great and and customers seem to be having fun. Food is outstanding I had an opportunity to speak with the owner and he was very nice and very accommodative. One thing that I really enjoyed about this place that you dont see a lot of riffraff people going there. I would definitely recommend it for couples or families."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Much sushi such wow. Very kind wait staff 10/10 would eat again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was very good once seated. But we were told to arrive early which we did, and then we had to wait almost an hour before being seated, and no one made any attempt to offer anything while we waited. ON VALENTINE'S DAY! Someone should have at least said that there was a longer wait and offer an apology. I would recommend this restaurant for service, food was good, but not worth the wait."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the complete chaos in at the parking valet to the disappointing sushi, Teru did not meet my expectations. While the wait staff was attentive, the overall quality of the sushi was a little mushy and over sauced. I much prefer Asenebo across the street, although their prices are very high."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have been here a number of times. The food is consistent and good. Ambiance has a nice relaxed vibe, and the restaurant is largely small booths...very comfy relative to most Japanese places. This time, they sat us in the back, which means you catch the cigarette smoke drifting in from their back patio and smoking area. That made it unpleasant for us, but it's the first time we had this problem. The service is hit or miss though, and tends to be poor when it's busy (weekends). Overall, a good Sushi option."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Quick and easy reservations made online... prompt seating and thorough and courteous waitstaff."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Go ahead and save yourself the extra step of making a reservation. Upon checking in at the hostess stand and telling them you have a reservation, you'll simply be thrown to the side with the other "walk in" diners. Then, after 40 minutes of waiting, they'll seat you at the busy sushi bar where you'll have to turn awkwardly to talk to your date. Save yourself the time and simply walk in and wait or better yet, don't go to dinner here on a weekend night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, except for the fact that we ordered soup first, which they served but immediately after they brought the main courses so they had to sit while we were having the soup so it wouldn't get cold (in the meantime, the mains cooled off)."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We were so disappointed with the food. First time and will not be back. The quality was below par from the tea to the edamame, tempura and worst of all the sushi platter. Having been around since 1979, we just cannot believe it. If they want to charge the high end price, they should step up on the quality."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Nice back patio-good for a large group. Beware though- they allow smoking in the back patio. Although, we were not bothered by the smokers- it could be bothersome if they are sitting close. Service was slow and not very friendly. Food was fair to good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Always a good time at Teru Sushi. Great, great happy hour!!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Consistently delicious, great service, worth the Saturday night wait. Even the parking attendant/Valet is a friendly fellow."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Been coming here for years, and it's still a blast. Nice vibe, nice energy, tables of different sizes, good for a comfy romantic date. Still the coolest place for date night sushi on Ventura."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Fabulous menu with lots of choices and the freshest sushi in town. Everyone was extremely welcoming. Absolutely loved it, and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Once this was the happening sushi restaurant where lunch required a reservation...that was then, now, no service. Best feature is valet person who's been there for years."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Sat at sushi bar and never got water or drink refills Soup took over 20 mins to come Sushi chef was not helpful with ordering never told us what rolls he was serving Told owner who didnt seem to care instead brought wine in a shot glass"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "Incredible sushi, some of the best in LA! I'd skip the carrot-ginger soup--suggest they find a different recipe, something in keeping with the lightness of sushi, it was too thick, and not much ginger. But otherwise, everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Great night, excellent suchi and fun at the susci bar!"
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Over charge for things that we never order And the cashier lady was very loud and rood Trying to prove her self right end up paying the bill After waiting hours outside for waitress!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Parking is tough so I would recommend using their valet service. It is easy to is for 1st timers, so keep your eye open. The sushi was really good. It was my 1st time at Teru Sushi and I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "I have been a big fan of Teru Sushi since I first started coming here in the mid 1990's. The sushi bar has the best seats in the house. And the chefs are friendly and offer great suggestions if you're tired of the "usual"."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Restaurant has been here for a 20 years and hasn't changed much. Nice outdoor seating area in back with Koi pond made for nice date ambience. Sushi good but nothing special. Service good except brought me check for another table. Good thing I checked it. Overall would recommend."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "its the best Sushi in the Valley with a great Staff and creative dishes."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "Always big fresh rolls! We go for our Anniversary and Valentines Day!"
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "This place has been in business for years, and there's a reason it's lasted. Great sushi for the money, great atmosphere, and friendly service. I'm so glad it's around the corner from me!"
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Went based on rave reviews and enjoyed the overall expereince."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Amazing food and amazing Service! Best Sushi in Town!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "It was nice to know that a place I have been to hundreds of times can maintain such a consistent quality over 20+ years! Thank you Richard for making it amazing each time we bring new friends. Thank you to the wait staff for always serving with a smile. And thank you to the hosts for always accommodating what each group needs."
    Dined on 3/20/2013
  • "We went on a saturday night..last minute..thank god I made an online reservation with Open Table. Do not even think about going there on a weekend without one. We walked in and it was wall to wall people and a surprising amount of children. That is a Studio City thing..bringing kids to sushi restaurants at 8pm.. I first got turned off by that. It took almost 20 minutes to get a table and I had to wrangle the hostess' a few times. They are overworked and there seems to be no real manager. Frie The service was slow but the waitress was just slammed..Ordered an appletini (not with real vodka)..do not get it. Ordered the "latino roll."..get it..Ordered california and shrimp tempura roll...very good. Ordered chicken teriyaki..good. Fried"
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "Our favorite sushi and sushi chefs by far, Richard is da man! Sashimi platter was fantastic as were the kumomoto oysters and the amazing lobster hand roll! oh yea and the OMG (oh-my-gad!) roll!"
    Dined on 3/15/2013