Cho Oishi

3.7
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46 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Japanese Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Shabu-shabu
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Hours of operation
Sun-Thursday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30am- 11pm
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Phone number
(323) 464-0500
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highland Ave.
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3.7based on all time ratings
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food
3.6
service
3.6
ambience
3.4
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54% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing, very attentive and helpful!

BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were seated right away and the restaurant was the perfect location for dinner before a show at the Kodak. But the sushi was very mediocre—no better than you would find at a grocery store. Tempura and gyoza were fine, and there was a wide range of cocktails to choose from. Probably best for drinks and small bites.

CM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Located on top level of Hollywood Highland with excellent view, this restaurant is a wonderful celebration of Japanese art, culture and food.

Every item on display here is for sale - from kimonos and statues to bottles of saki, flowers and baskets.

As evidenced by an 8 page menu, there is a wide variety of food, including soup, salads, sashimi, baked Sushi, shabu shabu, tempura and California rolls.

Sushi here is fresh, as are California rolls; tempura is lightly battered with fresh vegetables and shrimp. Miso soup didn't have good taste, but had good aroma and texture.

Service here was okay. Server forgot what we ordered, and was a little slow; it was pretty slow when we arrived, so no need for delay. But, food was worth wait.

I am interested in returning to try shabu shabu.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food is not so well, we had a Shabu Shabu, actually it comes with noodles but the waiter did not notify us and let us order one more noodles.

KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Had a party of 7 that was very well taken care of! Love the experience of shabu shabu is always fun and delicious. Sharing broth with one other person I suggest a combo full size or one meat truck size if your trying to feel way too full. Add those shabu sides while your at it and apps will be an overkill. Enjoy.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambiance for adult conversation. The food and drinks were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were on a family vacation, the location is great. However, the food quality was somewhat below my expectation.

VM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic, atmosphere good, and staff was amazing. However, during our vistit, there was another group of 6 that came in right behind us with no reservation. They were rude, starting with, walking around everyone waiting in line and demanding a table to be sat at immediately. The hostess did not accommodate their immediate request, all the while being polite, and continued to seat those of us that were there with reservations. This outraged the other group. They then began walking around the restraunt, checking tables, yelling at staff, hovering over tables, etc, including the table we were sat at, saying "that should have been their table" and wouldn't move away as we were ordering and then trying to enjoy our meal. When I spoke to the manager about how completely rude these folks were to his staff and to other patrons, he "shushed" me as to not upset the group further. He was more concerned about whoever these people were than his staff or the other customers. Quite frankly, they should have been asked to leave. No one should behave so entitled. Very disapppointing. They disrupted the entire restaurant and the manager allowed it. Having said that, this was an isolated event and I'm sure doesn't happen often. However, the managers complete lack of concern for how his staff was being treated was disppointing.

l
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately out of uni. Soft shell crab roll was delicious. Fresh sushi!

C
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I was disappointed in the total lack of service. Our server never came to the table to check up on us and we had to flag down someone else to get our server to come to us when we needed something. I thought the food was nothing special and I didn't think it was worth the total bill. I will not be returning.

K
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and experience! No complaints!

p
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was just OK. The atmosphere was pretty nice tho.

CB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! Would definitely recommenced to all

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bon accueil et repas de bon goût

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MA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

It met the need and want...nothing special about it

MI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We picked this restaurant because we needed a quick dinner prior to a show at the adjacent Dolby Theater. The meal was a complete disappointment in every respect. We sat outdoors and quickly found ourselves crowded out by the groups of tourists milling about and looking at the menu. The service was fairly slow with our server seeming overwhelmed with many tables. Worst of all, the food was fair at best. The miso soup was literally cold but we couldn't find the server and were pressed for time so didn't try to send it back. The sushi rolls were about the same as you'd get at any order-at-the-counter Japanese fast food place in a mall. My Katsu Don main course was edible but not much more. The only condiment on the table was watery soy sauce so there was no spicing things up.

Will never go back to this restaurant. I can see now why it seems to be filled with tourists and no locals. It's a shame the Hollywood & Highland complex can't come up with some better dining options.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was fresh and nicely seasoned we had rolls. The waiter had too many tables he was slow

DS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Reserved through Open table but they did not give me my points. They said only the boss can do it and he was not there. Most of the staff did not speak English, making communication challenging. The miso soup was mediocre. The rolls were ok. Not going back!

WH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was awesome and the atmosphere was okay. The table wad a little stickey like it wasnt wiped properly. The bathrooms were also a little dirty.

AM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The table and bathroom floors all felt sticky and dirty. I didn't think it was a clean restaurant, which is especially yucky with raw seafood. We chose to eat cooked seafood instead. Even though the restaurant was almost empty and there were at least 2 waiters, we saw our dishes pile up on the kitchen counter and waited a long time for the waiter to deliver them to us. Too bad, because it's a convenient location.

PT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

With the restaurant half full we were amazed how long it took for our food - not cooked since it gets cooked at the Shabu-shabu table - to be brought out to the table when the server realizes they prepared the wrong portion. Wait staff was frazzled and apologetic from the kitchen delays.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good I was changed forever!

OT
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The venue is a lovely location especially being on the top level of the hollywood and highland center. The food was super tasty and the variety of options is fabulous. Perfect place for a meal before an event in the area. However allow time for service because it can be a little slow.

LA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Sushi was not "out of this world" but quite good, especially the salmon. Datff was friendly and the wait not too long for a single at the sushi bar. Lucked into parking which was not the easiest to get there. Good place to go for a late night sushi dinner or snack.

OT
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I chose Cho Oishi for a business meal prior to a movie premiere with our partners. It was a perfect casual meal al fresco. The sushi was fresh, wine was good, and service was spot on. We will be back!

CA
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Went to dinner here on a Friday night. Arrived early and the restaurant was not very crowded. Ordered drinks, edamame for an appetizer and two rolls. The drinks and edamame came quickly. After that service was non existent. People arrived after us, ordered full meals and received their food before we received our first roll. I had to flag down the waitress to inquire about our second roll. Refills on drinks were no existent. When it came paying the check, I opted to walk up to the register and pay the bill. We will not return to the restaurant.

M
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food is very poor I had teriyaki chicken and the chicken was like it had been cut up a week ago and rewarmed.

VV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was OK, but the food quality was VERY mediocre, perhaps aimed at tourists? Would not go there again...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

If I could give this restaurant no stars I would. The sushi was the worst I've ever had:(

OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The server was not friendly and would not explain a section of the menu that I wasn't understanding. Food wasn't that great and they took forever with my drinks. Wouldn't recommend the sushi it tasted old and NOT fresh.

V
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated outside.

CI
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not great. Sushi was fresh and selection was good but the rolls are small for the price. The host also didn't credit our OpenTable points despite the fact it wasn't busy at all when we dined at 2pm. Would not go back.

TT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Would not go there again. The ambiance is chaotic. The rolls were pretty bad and food court quality. The inside of the restaurant was freezing cold when it was actually a little too cool to sit outside.

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was the worst restaurant I've ever been in when I receive my food it was absolutely nasty spoke to the manager and left . Do not do not do not eat here 😡🤢

K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun experience cooking your food. Good ingredients and fresh

FB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waitress was very nice but service was slow. Space is large and good for groups. Don't eat Sushi, so I can't judge quality or price of that. I had beef teriyaki. Based on description thought it was going to be a steak, but it was sliced, small pieces of beef.

MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed in this restaurant's food. Great location but miso soup came out lukewarm and the overall presentation was not very appetizing. Flavor was so-so and just not something I'd want again. Tables were sticky and chairs rocked back and forth so seemed unstable. Will not be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We had made a reservation through OpenTable. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess checked a handwritten list of reservations, and could 't find ours. But, as the restaurant was relatively empty at the time, she seated us right away.

This is at best a tourist trap. As an Asian, I found the decor to be offensive - stylized attempts at "kanji" artwork on the wall. The food was meh - the sushi quality at the local supermarket is better, our tuna was slightly questionable.

They were slightly understaffed; but when they came, they were very nice. The best thing about this place is the location and proximity to the Dolby Theatre

DD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Really bad starting at the reception desk. They claimed I did not have a reservation, even when I showed them my reminder from Open Table on my phone. I felt like I had to convince them to serve us. Most UNwelcoming. Make no mistake - I was pleasant the whole time, in spite of their ineptitude. We were then taken to the very back of the restaurant and abandoned. Had to ask for beverage service three times. It took 20 minutes to get drinks (beer and water - nothing complicated), and another 40 minutes to get food. When the food was delivered, our server was a CHILD. He could not have been more than 8 or 9 years old. An adult server accompanied him. The final insult was a big, black hair on the bottom of my sashimi plate. When I called the manager over to show her, she apologized and offered to bring a replacement dish. I had lost my appetite by that point. Our friends paid the bill, and I believe the manager gave us a discount, which hardly made up for all the nonsense. This place is in the middle of a giant tourist attraction (Hollywood & Highland). It is clear that they do not care about repeat business, and we certainly are never going back. Just awful.

L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The host never checked us in via Open Table even after I asked him to. This made it look I was a "no show". Sushi was merely adequate for tourists. Best part was its location inside Hollywood and Highland where the Dolby is located. Otherwise, not worth it especially in a city with so many good Japanese restaurants around.