Teru Sushi
Teru Sushi

Teru Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terusushi.com/
  • Phone: 8187636201
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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.
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Teru Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (8)kid-friendly (7)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • lovesashimi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have eaten here a lot over the years but this was the first disappointing meal. Fish portions were very meager and the roll we ordered was very disappointing. Maybe Sunday night is their off night? Not sure... May return, because we used to love it and will give them the benefit of the doubt, but if it's the same.. oh well!
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  • Very disappointed
    BUCKYVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had been going here for 20 years and found the sushi and sashimi to be top notch. However, I brought my family here on Saturday night around 6 p.m. and noticed that the quality of the fish was below average and the portions were much smaller than usual. We even noticed how empty the sushi bar was when it used to be livelier. Even the oranges for dessert were sour. I sadly will not be returning here.
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  • Best Sushi in town
    Dande
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great Sushi. Great roll selection. Nice ambiance. Loved sitting on back patio. This place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, delicious, and innovative!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent sushi and sashimi with many innovative combinations. Also, an extensive menu of cooked items for those who don't want to do the sushi thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service
    Lora
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
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  • Great food, fare value
    robatra
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    JonrobmomVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Teru Sushi is our favorite sushi restaurant in LA, close to home and always delicious. It's a 10!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sushi here was just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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  • Great sushi
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great sushi , great service, outdoor patio is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Teru Sushi reviews archive.
  • Sushi
    Johnnyshungry
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good sushi at one of Los Angeles 1st sushi restraunts on sushi row. Lively, lots of rolls along with traditional sushi, nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty darn good
    RobbiejayVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, best sushi
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We sat at the bar great chefs and quality fish. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite sushi place
    Snoopy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bueno
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Much sushi such wow. Very kind wait staff 10/10 would eat again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very good once
    Valentino
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • teru
    jbrownj
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Sushi Value
    Chowhound101
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place on Ventura Blvd
    PopTheCork
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Quick and easy reservations made online... prompt seating and thorough and courteous waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Save yourself time
    Cdhan79
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were so disappointed with
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
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  • Nice back patio-good for a
    hbb123
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi Ever
    k8thegr8VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Always a good time at Teru Sushi. Great, great happy hour!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious, great
    Stacy
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Consistently delicious, great service, worth the Saturday night wait. Even the parking attendant/Valet is a friendly fellow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Good After All These Years
    SushiSeeker
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummmmmmmmmmy!
    JandB
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't go home to eat again...
    UpChuck
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat at sushi bar and never
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    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
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  • Incredible sushi, some of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still on top of their game!
    DannVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Great night, excellent suchi and fun at the susci bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over charge for things that
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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!
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  • Parking is tough so I would
    SDietVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Teru is the BEST
    Ziggy
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor seating
    SilasVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teru
    drlippi
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    its the best Sushi in the Valley with a great Staff and creative dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Always big fresh rolls! We go for our Anniversary and Valentines Day!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went based on rave reviews
    cheers2U
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Went based on rave reviews and enjoyed the overall expereince.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic