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About Canal Club

The Canal Club is a Venice landmark restaurant featuring famed designer Frank Gehry’s wondrous interior of colorfully lit onyx walls and tropically themed local art. Equal parts sushi bar and exotic wood grill with an emphasis on sustainable and local ingredients, Canal Club serves dishes inspired by beach cuisine from California and around the world. Guests put together small and shared plate odysseys that make the dining as interesting as the interior. Adding to the excitement are handcrafted cocktails and craft beers from some of the best local breweries. The nightly happy hour from 5 -7 pm has been rated one of the best in Los Angeles, by LaList, and is a local’s gathering spot.

2025 Pacific Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Grill, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5–10pm, Daily
Bar: 5-12pm, Su-Th
Late Night Lounge: 10pm-2am, Fri/Sat

Happy Hour from 5-7pm, Daily

Cross Street:
North Venice

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 823-3878

Website:
http://www.canalclubvenice.com/

Entertainment:
Late Night Lounge with rotating DJs from 10pm-2am (No Cover Charge).

Parking Details:
Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Hale

Private Party Facilities:
Host your upcoming celebration or event with us! Visit us online at canalclubvenice.com/events to start planning your party now.

Private Party Contact:
Quiller McCurry: (310) 823-5396

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
SUNDAY FOOTBALL in the Lounge every Sunday during Football season with early 1-5pm Happy Hour specials.

Canal Club Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
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Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was bad and overall expierence was bad. Took loog time to order and even longer to recieve food.
Waiter was more interested in the sports on the tv then waiting on us

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The sashimi and rolls were excellent. We were there on a Sunday night, things seemed a little less lively than I expected. I could see the location being a nice spot as you roll off the beach and stumble into great sushi and a really cool bar with crazy decor. Could have had more sake options.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 21, 2017

One of my favorite places. I visit often and my favorite server, Solomon, always takes great care of my party.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was okay, but way overpriced for the quality and the portions. Drinks were weak. Waiter was nice but acted bored. Not worth it, especially it was for Father's Day. Next year it's back to El Torito!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

My first time eating sushi, I was pleasantly surprised to find I like it! Short walk to Venice beach and public parking area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good times. Waiter was kind of a grouch with no petsonality

Tags: Fun, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The Canal Club was a good, casual place. A little away from heavily trafficked areas. Nothing particularly exceptional, but not a disappointment either.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to the Canal Club for Mother's Day. My husband does not like sushi but I do so the restaurant worked for both of us. I had an incredible sashimi plate and my husband had fajitas and eggs and we recommend both. It was quiet for a holiday - mostly because you don't think of it as a Mother's Day outing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The sangria was not good and the saki bombs didn't make sense. Happy hour pricing was okay, but the sushi was underwhelming. Our server was not very personable and didn't really seem to know much about the drinks. Would not go again.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The drinks : The drinks and ambiance were really delicious and cool

The Service: Started out attentive but as soon as the order was put in we didn't see our waiter unless we flagged him down. We asked other waiters occasionally to get things we needed since no one checked in on us. We didn't get waters until halfway through our meal despite asking for them first thing upon seating. We decided not to order second drinks based on how long it took to get served. The restaurant wasn't even busy... there were only 2 small other tables in our section.

The food: We ordered chicken tacos, but they were not tacos. It was basically half a chicken cut up with mostly bone and tortillas on the side. It was very dry on top of that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The perfect place for a first date!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Could not have been happier. This was just a friends get together but it was Valentine's Day so it was tricky to find the right spot. I wanted good food, not too expensive and in a casual setting and not a crazy holiday crowd. I wanted some Asian style food but not limited to that. And yet I still wanted a sense of occasion. Canal Club delivered on all fronts! The food was absolutely fabulous, the menu a sort of Japanese/Mexican/American smash up that works. I cannot say enough about the kitchen here. This may be a cool, historic bar in Venice Beach but someone here takes their kitchen very seriously and without any pretensions. AND, since we were early (6:00). we beat the "happening" crowd and had a lovely dinner in a booth where we could actually talk! Particulars: Appetizers- grape & brie quesadilla fab as advertised, special Valentine's Day sushi roll (shrimp & strawberry), mixed platter of skewers--all great. Entrees-2 salmon and one steak all top shelf-salmon delicious with miso glaze and roasted carrots and the steak was one of the tenderest and butteriest ever. A shared chocolate lava cake dessert finished us off delightedly. Oh, and the white sangria was delicious too! It ended up not being the cheapest night out because we ended up ordering from the top of the menu. There are a lot of lesser priced options as well as what we ordered and given the quality of what we had I'll bet they are all great. So, a casual yet classy, cool vibe spot with lots of character that everyone can enjoy. Go late if you want the scene but don't be afraid to go early to enjoy the place in a calmer fashion. It works!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My husband brought me to Canal Club almost 8 years ago & we keep going back. We were there celebrating his birthday this time & we still love it every time!!! Always brings back memories of our dating days!!! 😍💑❤💏💘💋

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

It took a ridiculous amount of time to get out sushi. It was unbareable almost.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Wayyyyyy too loud and service was very poor despite the restaurant being almost empty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Well this certainly turned out to be a "quick bite" and "great value".... canal club accepted our booking, sent us a charming confirmation email saying how much they were looking forward to our visit, then, after we trekked one mile from our accommodation on the dark, were... shut. So we were there just one moment and unable to spend a cent.
Disgusted that they had not blocked out their online reservations on a day they clearly planned to be closed.
And now they ask for feedback on our experience! The phrase starting with p*ss up and ending with brewery, springs to mind.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Definitely hit this place up for Happy Hour and bring the kids! They are super family friendly, have delicious cocktails and yummy sushi! My favs: Brie and grape quesadilla, crunchy rice spicy tuna roll (exact name?), California Rolls, tacos, pork ribs!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2016

I had forgotten about Canal Club - visited for Happy Hour, and have been back for dinner. Their staff is great, from the host to Solomon who took care of our table. Will be back. The fried calamari is FABULOUS. And so is the healthy food!! Ginger margaritas and martinis are super.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The atmosphere and service were pretty good. The food was only OK. The sushi did not taste fresh.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Unfortunatly really disapointing how bad the food was. The Guacamole was terrible, the spicy tuna was terrible. It is not that hard to make great food these days so it was really surprising to go there and it be this bad.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Good for happy hour. We went just for happy hour drinks and apps and it worked well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 20, 2016

We arrived promptly to dinner for our 8pm reservation. The hostess was busy chatting with someone who was not a customer and proceeded to ignore us for over 10 minutes. Finally she sat us down as if she was doing us a favor.

Then when it came time to order food, the waiter had no idea what where the ingredients in the food, and when I mentioned I needed to know because I have a food allergy, his response was: "OK, I'll come back later so you can decide what you want"....????? So...if he can't tell me what's in the food, and I have a food allergy, his job is to find out what's in the food and tell me, not have me guess! Otherwise I'd cook a dish at home for myself!

I ended having to order sushi since he was wholly incapable and unwilling to find out the ingredients in the dishes I asked him about.

In addition, my wife, who has no food allergies, ordered one of the fancy dishes. She thought the food was just OK, definitely nothing to write home about.

I would never go back there. I rarely write a review (positive or negative), but this was a terrible, uber-priced experience. I don't know why that place has such good ratings, the owners must have hired people to write good reviews.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2016

my fav place for years. Best happy hour with great appetizers and best margarita in town. Solomon is the best waiter as well. This place always makes for a great get together with friends. Have celebrated many special occasions here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2015

We had a great time, the service was great and everything was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2015

Great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2015

Great night.
Great food
Perfect service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2015

Variety menu, good service, great mojitos! Very pricey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Ordered a lot of plates including: rolls, appetizers, sashimi, and etc. All were tasty and came out well paced. Our server, who I cannot recall the name of, was very attentive and I noticed when he came by when I was in conversation with my date would come back at a later time to not disturb us. Outstanding service! I wish I could remember the name.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 2014

Went there with a friend visiting from out of town who likes sushi and the place wowed us! This is a real Venice place! We started with edamame and chips and salsa. I had the ginger martini and he had a killer magarita(s). Honestly best sushi in Venice.two friends joined us and we also had draft local beer and sake. Plus we had miso cod lettuce cups, wings and the best wood grilled burger (we all shared) we ever had. I usually come for happy hour but the regular prices are amazing for the quality. Get the lava cake too. Late nite on weekends is happening as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2014

Love, love Solomon. We always ask to sit at his section. The best.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2014

I came here with my wife for happy hour. It was great, we ended up staying for awhile afterwards. Cool ambiance, attentive service, lots of choices for food on the menu and happy hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2014

I had high hopes but realistic expectations. The sushi was awful. Some seemed pre made and the fish was try. I had toro sashimi for a high price as a daily special and it wasn't toro at all... Any hole in the wall sushi place in LA has better sushi. If you're just coming for other food or just drinks during happy hour it could be a great hangout. I took a date for sushi and it was a complete bust.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2014

It has an eclectic menu. Since I see it as sushi, I just can't do the mexican, carne, etc.
Sushi and sashimi with a flair. It's not standard so enjoy. Even tried a roll and enjoyed that too!
All our food was way tasty. Certainly come back again for the food.
Service is professional, prompt and pleasant.
Certainly return again for the good service.
Decor style is eclectic, modern and Venice-ie.

The only complaint is how fast bus-help clears plates and glasses. Several times throughout the meal, I had to tell bussers to leave the plate (I'm still picking at the crumbs) and not through with my ice tea so leave the glass too. Not much of a complaint huh!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I went out for a late dinner one night to Canal Club. Food was amazing and the drinks were spectacular. Could not have been happier with

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Went on Valentines day.. Service was horrible. Took 15 min just to get a member if staff to
Get us a menu. Ordered our drinks I got
An iced tea and asked for sugar which never came and when the waiter realized he forgot brought me another iced tea cuz it was warm. And that's just how
It
Began.. Was looking forward to an amazing night and I was just completely disappointed..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2014

First time here, awful service. When asking out waiter about the menu, he quickly seemed annoyed and told us that he and other stuff to do and he would come back. We felt rushed to order so we didn't really get to explore the menu. My date ordered the burger med-well, it came out almost moo-ing (rare-med).
The music had been shut down for the dj, but it took the dj nearly 30min to set up, I had to get up to ask one of the servers if some music could be turned on since the ambiance was that of forks hitting plates and kitchen pans being tossed - awful that there was no vibe, radio silence for a restaurant in venice.

The sashimi pizza was the only good thing i could enjoy. Not a pleasant first experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Went Fri nite. Restaurent pretty empty.
Menu items not that appetitizing.
Thank goodness they are associated with James beach restaurent across the street. They brought us food from their kitchen. Don't have a lot of hope for this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Solid menu + fun neighborhood bar and DJ

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2013

The decore is interesting and unique while I was ok with it, my wife hated it. The food was a real letdown. We know our sushi and this is not up to par with the LA sushi restaurants. Service was tolerable but it seemed to get slower as the evening progressed, we had to call several times to ask for the check.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 7, 2013

Great Happy Hour! Best in Venice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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