Yojisan
Yojisan

Yojisan

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yojisan.com/
  • Phone: (424) 245-3799
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday -Friday 12:00 -3:00
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:30
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30-11:00
    Sunday: 5:00-10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Yoji Tajima
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beverly Dr and Dayton Way
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Yojisan
Yojisan Sushi deftly encompasses both the modern and the traditional with contemporary Japanese cuisine, situated behind a sleek façade on Beverly Drive. Created by well-known chef and restaurateur Giacomino Drago with his trusted partner, Chef Yoji Tajima, it promises the exacting standards present at sister restaurant SHU with some unique surprises in store.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Yojisan reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (6)special occasion (5)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Our Favorite Japanese Restaurant
    GoinOutVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This is place for us is OUTSTANDING. Fish always good. Interesting seasonal fish available. Very inventive in dishes. HIghly recommend any salad, Sear albacore/tuna with heirloom tomatoes and chile sauce is off the charts good. And, the staff really enjoys being with you during dinner. We go there two or three times for dinner and a couple of times for lunch each month. Yojisan, Kensan, Jeffrey, Haney(sp) adn rest of staff are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    BuzzyVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Pleasantly surprised. Vibrant decor, good service and top notch fish. Pricier than our regular sushi spot but you get whar you pay for.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is gorgeous inside and the best service I have ever had anywhere. I can't believe how quickly our food came to us and how attentive they were to all our needs. My husband loved his lobster dish and sushi. I mostly enjoyed my food as well. And the decor was awesome. A mix of modern and stylish. I saw several families there as well as couples. The restaurant isn't huge but felt comfortable and nice.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Absolutely fabulous!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I L-O-V-E Yojisan because the food is always fresh and outstanding with a gourmet twist. And, the service is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • keeperVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Can sushi take your breathe away? YES! Every detail of this place is well taken care of! Details!! They got it! Fab experience!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We're from Hawaii - where we get some of the finest sushi around and our amazing sushi restaurants. This was our second visit to Yojisan, and we believe it to be equal to some of the best sushi we have experienced, anywhere!! Chef Ken is a delight and super-creative - and it's just fun to dine at the sushi bar and go omakase and enjoy! You won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Form & Function
    Lucky13VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent design both in the room and the food. Menu was filled with many interesting sushi variations. Went with a simple sashimi lunch special which included a nice little salad and excellent miso soup. Fish was extremely fresh and perfectly repaired. Just a very pleasant experience all the way around.
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    great for lunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Yojisan reviews archive.
  • Rather underwhelming
    Ponydoc
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Dine LA enticed us to try a menu that was Japanese-Italian fusion, or so we thought. The salmon-salad was reasonably good - the lobster salad rather bland, and overwhelmed by the dressing. The sushi didn't seem all that fresh - salmon, tuna, bonita, etc., all tasted about the same, with a curiously soft consistency. The lychee panna cotta was runny and tasteless, but the green tea chocolate lava cake did perk things up at the end. The ambiance was pretty pedestrian and somewhat austere - mostly wooden benches with some bright pillows. Drink menu pretty underwhelming, too. Service was slow, even though the place was half full. Took 20 minutes to get the check. Certainly nothing special, and, even with Dine LA, not inexpensive.
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  • yummy fusion
    NomNom
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When I first arrived my reservation was ready for me right away, I loved that they take reservations so seriously,so many restaurants make you wait even with a reservation. We sat down and ordered the dine LA menu with the sushi and hand roll combo.My sushi tasted very fresh, my favorite was the hamachi. My least favorite was the salmon, the sesame and seaweed was too overpowering for the salmon. Fordessert we got the greentea lava cake with salted caramel gelato, which was fantastic. Overall the experiencewas great, though it was nothing too special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it-
    luv2eatout888VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was delicious! The service was great too. We had such a great experience the first time and we're looking forward to coming back again weekly.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • renee
    renee
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Exceptional food and friendly service. Interesting decor. A real treat.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Worst place ever
    nikkiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My fish was not fresh at all. I actually had to spit it out for two different dishes and they did not even offer to give me something else. Worst food ever! No wonder why nobody was eating there
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  • Had no idea...
    GreenemanVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    i love Shu & googled best Japanese in Beverly Hills because i didn't feel like driving up the hill to Shu & had no idea Shu's sister restaurant was in BH I will definitely become a regular - there prices are even a bit more reasonable - it is pricey - but like Spago's you can never go wrong with a meal here!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    berdanVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    the fish is super fresh and super delicious! I come here at least once a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Pricey but Worth It
    PegabooooVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    First time eating at Yojisan. Had a great meal accompanied by exceptional service. Highly recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi Dining
    Barry
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very cool design. Good menu. Pretty small. There were several tables with kids, so its more of a family cool hip place rather then a sexy date night place. But, in all fairness, it could have just been that night. The lighting makes it a bit brighter, but all in all a great place. The owner from the Drago chain always serves a great meal. We've been big fans for a long time.
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    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yojisan is one of my top favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Their Sushi quality is always great. Yojisan mainly creates beautiful Italian fusion dish but he can also make amazing traditional Japanese style dish as well. I love the head chef, Yojisan because of his professional skills and his open minded customer service. He truly cares about his customers. Their food is definitely for foodies! You can go there for date, casual friends get together, or even with whole family. Great food quality, great service and clean designed restaurant interior. I will always recommend Yojisan to Sushi Lovers.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Love this place
    IrinaBVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Thank you Yojison and team for the amazing AA quality fish, variety , and presentation. Thank you for the very warm service and great atmosphere !!! It's always a pleasure to come to your place and enjoy it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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  • Service was great! Fish was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Service was great! Fish was very fresh and atmosphere was very cool. I would definetely reccomend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceedingly average
    cawineguyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Yojisan is good, but nothing special. Service is slow and inconsistent; two dishes ordered never appeared (they were not on the bill either). The food is good, but not memorable. The three kinds of salmon nigiri was the most interesting dish; everything else can be easily had elsewhere at a better price. Nothing wrong with Yojisan, just no reason to seek it out.
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  • Excellent fish!
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was fantastic and I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was Valentine's Day so it was a bit crowded, but not overly noisy. There is a nice outdoor area. The ambiance is not overly romantic; it has more of a trendy, modern feel.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    WolfgangTravelsVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Very friendly team. Great service. Delicious food. Quiet place.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great sushi and unique
    ValleyBoyVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Always great sushi and unique presentation. Service is wonderful and only surpassed by the food !!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An incredibly fantastic place
    PlantJoshVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This place was amazing. We went there after our preferred place was closed and Im so grateful. The service is superb, intuitive and absolutely perfect. Our waitress was attentive but not excessively so. She knew the wine and sake list very well and offered multiple tastes to find the perfect drink for us. Her menu suggestions were spot-on and the food...oh the food is brilliant! All the sushi was very well-done and delicious. Having spent a bit of time in Japan and working closely with many Japanese colleagues, i've been exposed to quite a lot of Japanese fine dining. I would rate this place as among the best I've ever experienced. Definitely go for dinner and ask for suggestions. I know you'll enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Will be back again and again
    AgaKulczyk
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I've been to this place about 6-7 times now and food has been consistently outstanding !!! I also had a very large to go order ( for 20) that was handled amazingly ..let me say my bel air house party was a success thanks to yojisan sushi !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Fresh Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Reasonably priced, fresh sushi. Recommend the albacore roll - a winner!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing But the Best
    Bellboy
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This is a great restaurant with quality food, Japanese culinary expertise, and a varied menu. No, its not just sushi and sashimi. How often fo you find short ribs on a Japanese menu? Reasonably priced with gracious but not haughty service, this is the best new Asian restaurant I've been to in a couple of years. We will be back because the prices are quite reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their semi-contemporary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Love their semi-contemporary interior for a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant. I thought heir menu selections had more variety and were excellent.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing short of amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Yojisan is a true gem. My wife and I were so happy to find it. The staff is extremely friendly and accomodating, and the food is both innovative and traditional. Yoji is without a doubt one of the best sushi chefs in LA. He is extremely in tune with seasonal flavors and his attention to detail and quality is unrivaled. I highly recommend the Omakase if you are adventurous and are tired of your same old routine when going out for sushi. He always makes sure to provide a unique and delicious experience!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi in Beverly Hills
    Lewie
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Finally a really good, comfortable Japanese sushi bar in Beverly Hills. This spot has been many different sushi bars, but Yojisan has out shined them all. Burrata with yellowtail...a Drago influenced dish...delicious. Friendly, unpretentious and grateful depict this dining experience. A place to have a business dinner or lunch, we just treat ourselves. Only have had dinner but we keep coming back because the food is so fresh, good and they make us feel so special.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Worthy of its Top 10 Listing
    badbruceVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I found this lovely Japanese / Sushi Restaurant using Yelp - Top 10 List. Chef Yoji-San and his staff served us an Omakase meal to remember! From the hostess in they are quiet, helpful and unobtrusive. Never a serving dish left sitting nor drinks left unfilled - no feeling of rush or 'in your space.' Wonderful. We loved it all.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night
    KitkatVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Good unique food and great service. Must come back again. I wish I knew about the valet parking ahead of time, public parking in BH on a Thursday night can be a little crazy, not worth saving $2.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service.
    gusto
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Very attentive staff, fantastic service with excellent teamwork among the servers and amazing attention to details. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Good
    DubaiVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Quiet trendy and centrally located in Beverly Hills. Friendly staff.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Fresh and creative but always with a nod to tradition mixed with contemporary sensibilities. . Chef Yojisan is a star. The staff is uniformly lovely. Decor is hip but inviting. Weveatbthere often and. It never misses.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIP SUSHI PLACE
    zerreitugar
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    went here last Friday with 2 girlfriends for dineLA. Awesome food, service and ambiance. Our server, Hanny, was very attentive. The food was superb! truffle and burrata on sashimi?!!!! YUM!! the interior was hip, vibrant and classy. I love the minimalist decor. Will definitely come back!
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    special occasion
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  • Average
    YummySushi
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    My review is based on the food. If you are looking for a traditional sushi experience and good fresh sushi. Yojisan is not the place for it. The menu items are expensive. The set menu for DineLA is definitely not worth the $45 tag price on it. I would recommend sugarfish's Nozawa for $40 . The server is very attentive and that's the only reason this reataurant got a 3 star reviews.
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  • Awesome
    LADinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Yojisan is a unique sushi restaurant with an eclectic menu, outstanding fish, warm service and a fun atmosphere. The restaurant has some of the most innovative sushi dishes anywhere and the quality of the food is tremendous. Highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you're in BH and need Japanese..
    tummytickleVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The food was generally pretty good, though portions were relatively small, and prices were Beverly Hill prices... but if you're in Beverly Hills and in need of Japanese food, then it's a good place to go...
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  • good choice for dine LA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Came here for DineLA and they were able to substitute some items for my wife who could not eat some of the items on the preset menu. Service was outstanding and prompt. Food quality is not bad for DineLA, although my sushi course was not quite as good as I had expected, considering the reputation. I've been to their sister store SHU and i think that was a little bit better.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.