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Cho Oishi

4.2
29 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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Cross street
Highland Ave.
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 4 days ago

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!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

So good I was changed forever!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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!

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on October 30, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We were seated outside.

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2.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2017

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 😡🤢

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Fun experience cooking your food. Good ingredients and fresh

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Took a long time for the server to get to the table. Food was ok, decent price, pretty good sushi. We had a popular Thai boy band next to us, which was pretty cool.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Water for Shabu Shabu broth is just plain wrong. It should be a dash of Kombu and Bonita Flake. Shame on you.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Took my Daughter here pre-theater.
A Little hard to find, but very enjoyable.
Food was very good, very tasty but too much a'la carte
We did over order a bit but we are both Sushi Lovers and so had very little left over.
2 of us had
Miso each
Seaweed Salad shared
Sunomono shared
Tofu Appetiser shared
4 full rolls shared
Tea
DID NOT have room for dessert.
We picked apart 3 last slices of rolls, but were just doing it for the taste, not hunger
Less than $100 with tax. Tip was extra.
RIGHT in compleX of theater so a short walk settled tummies

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2016

This place was Great. Im from out of town visiting family and happened to see this place on Open Table.

I went and tried something new, which was Shabu Shabu. One of the best experiences I've had. The food, service and general experience was fantastic.

I hope it remains so if you follow this review.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2013

Service was hectic as in, saw many servers going back and forth but barely came to our table. Food was good, a bit pricey though.
I miss Kojis, this was my first visit but it falls behind Koji standards. Will try it again.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2013

I'm so pleased to have a restaurant that again serves Shabu Shabu. While I haven't tried anything but that dish, the rest of the menu is extensive and looks very appetizing. There are Sushi chefs behind the huge bar who greet all as they enter. The staff provide a warm and comfortable dining experience.

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