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Best Japanese Restaurants in Santa Monica

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A photo of Benihana - Santa Monica, CA restaurant
4.2
Awesome(3956)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 61 times today
Benihana in Santa Monica, CA, is an excellent choice for good Japanese cuisine. Customers appreciate the consistent quality of food, matching standards across the restaurant chain, and the entertaining experience provided by the servers and chefs. The reviews note that the food is "excellent" and "amazing", with special mentions given to the restaurant's filet mignon. Another highlight is the enjoyable atmosphere cultivated by the staff through their jokes, tricks, and overall friendly service. Despite occasional comments about long waiting times, guests find the experience worth the wait, and suggest that the Santa Monica location manages bookings efficiently. Furthermore, the restaurant is praised for its special treatment of birthdays and other celebrations.
A photo of Sushi Roku - Santa Monica restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1117)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 14 times today
Sushi Roku in Santa Monica is universally praised for its top-notch Japanese cuisine. Numerous reviews affirm the freshness and quality of its sushi, with some guests drawing attention to the distinctive flavor profiles of their sushi rolls and sashimi. The restaurant also offers a variety of other Japanese dishes, such as garlic edamame and Japanese Prime Rib. It is lauded for its exceptional service, and many reviews mention the supportive and attentive staff. Customers have spoken highly of their experiences, describing them as "outstanding," "special," and "amazing". The restaurant manager, Andrew, and the chef, Jason, were specifically mentioned for their roles in making these dining experiences memorable. Sushi Roku is a must-visit for anyone seeking authentic and high-quality Japanese cuisine in Santa Monica.
A photo of Kappo Miyabi Santa Monica restaurant
4.5
Awesome(39)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 5 times today
Kappo Miyabi in Santa Monica is highly commended for its outstanding Japanese cuisine. Customers are particularly drawn to the restaurant by the Dine LA menu and pricing, lauding the excellent food and service. The freshness of the fish and the delicious side dishes are noteworthy. Critics rave about the great value, and the abundant portions contribute to the overall positive dining experience. Additionally, must-try offerings include skewers and omakase, as well as a good selection of beer and wine. The restaurant may seem a bit pricey, but most customers find it worthwhile, especially for those who visit during the Dine LA event.
A photo of Wabi on Rose restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1238)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Venice
Booked 54 times today
Wabi on Rose, located in the heart of Venice, Los Angeles, is praised by patrons for its impeccable sushi cuisine. The restaurant has been described as delivering "mind-blowing" sushi dishes by its satisfied customers, and has been bestowed with the title of "best sushi on the Westside". The exceptional quality of the sushi is credited to the chef's creativity and skill, delighting diners with imaginative assortments of fish and inventive sushi rolls. Beyond the food, the restaurant's atmosphere captivates with a vibrant energy, beautiful decor, and lush outdoor seating, making it 'dining perfection'. Its service is also consistently lauded as attentive and accommodating, contributing to a holistic dining experience that keeps customers returning.
A photo of Belles Beach House restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(167)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Venice
Booked 65 times today
Owned by seasoned restauranteur Nick Mathers and Wish You Were Here Group, Belles Beach House aims to transport guests from Los Angeles to a tropical destination whilst staying in the heart of Venice Beach. An ode to the retro Tiki Bar and legendary artist Larry Bell, Belles Beach House exudes the laid back, island vibes of the 1970s serving Hawaiian-inspired dishes with Japanese influence, vibrant craft cocktails and a thoughtful wine list.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica restaurant
3.9
Excellent(179)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 20 times today
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Santa Monica is celebrated for its outstanding Japanese cuisine, specifically its acclaimed BBQ. This is demonstrated in the myriad of customer reviews that praise the restaurant's excellent food and overall experience. Many comment on the unique experience of grilling their own food, the authentic taste, and the accommodating service for those with dietary restrictions. The combination of quality food, fun dining experience, and excellent service make Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Santa Monica a must-visit for anyone seeking a delicious and authentic Japanese BBQ experience. The customers' contentment and appreciation for this restaurant testify to its high standards and adherence to traditional Japanese cuisine.
A photo of Katsuya & SBar – Brentwood – SBE restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2085)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Brentwood
Booked 54 times today
Katsuya & SBar in Brentwood offers an exemplary Japanese dining experience, praised for its high-quality seafood and innovative selection of comfort foods. This isn't just any traditional Japanese cuisine, but rather a unique twist, offering a variety of dishes to suit everyone's palate. Patrons laud the "beautiful presentation" of meals and appreciate the "consistently above average" service where promptness and attention to detail are key. The drink selection is also commendable, offering a wide range from Japanese whiskies to signature cocktails. The reviews speak for themselves, Katsuya & SBar is undeniably a must-visit restaurant for anyone seeking superior Japanese cuisine.
A photo of Hermanito restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(461)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • West Los Angeles
Booked 21 times today
Hermanito is a unique restaurant that creatively merges Japanese and Mexican culinary influences to create an unexpected yet delightful dining experience. It is highly praised for its interesting twists on Mexican food, with a pointer to the mushroom mulita appetizer and miso sturgeon as standout dishes. The restaurant's stunning ambiance, described as a rustic Mexican winery/farmhouse vibe, is another aspect that reviewers consistently appreciate. Its service has also been commended, with servers often being singled out for their attentiveness and helpful suggestions. Though situated in the Sawtelle neighborhood, Hermanito's vibrant fusion cuisine makes it stand out and is a definite recommendation for a refreshing gastronomic experience.
A photo of Blue Ribbon Sushi - Pacific Palisades restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(270)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Pacific Palisades
Booked 17 times today
Blue Ribbon Sushi - Pacific Palisades is lauded by many as the spot for some of the best sushi in town. A variety of rave reviews commend the restaurant for its fresh sushi and non-sushi items, like its famed fried chicken. The sashimi plate comes highly recommended for its ample, fresh, and delicious fish. One ex-resident of Tokyo even commends Blue Ribbon as having the highest quality sashimi they've enjoyed since returning to California. The restaurant is praised for its friendly, attentive staff and its safe, ambient outdoor dining space. Despite its upscale feel, the venue maintains a relaxed atmosphere that encourages patrons to enjoy sushi their way. With great food, fantastic staff, and a cozy atmosphere, Blue Ribbon Sushi is a must-visit in Pacific Palisades.
A photo of Planta Cocina - Marina del Rey restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(81)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Marina del Rey
Booked 6 times today
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