Hinoki & The Bird

4.7
420 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Hinoki & the Bird is a travel-inspired restaurant that pushes modern California cooking to vibrant new bounds. Taking cues from travels through the Silk Road, the restaurant serves as a colorful kaleidoscope where bright flavors, a healthful sensibility, and technique harmoniously collide. The Milo Garcia-designed indoor/outdoor space is housed on the ground floor of The Century condominium tower.

For parties of 7 or more, please call the restaurant directly at 310-552-1200.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pretty spot good food

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vipSarapopo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great date night and the food at Hinoki & the Bird is as good and innovative as it was when the store first opened! The only thing that wasn’t perfect was that after our server
dropped our bill and told us that he was clocking out and to take our time, he then came back and asked for a credit card. He said the manager was on him to end his shift within 6 hours. Not sure what that was about, but beyond that, it was a lovely evening and so nice to be back at an old favorite and see it doing well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the ambiance is fantastic for any gathering. This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty food! But expect to wait long time for it. Short on staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

So loud, super crowded - and not “outside”: the patio ceiling was covered - and understaffed. Average food. Would never return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The waitstaff was super rude and no sense of manners

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date. Cool ambience and very good food and drinks.

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vipRoc2
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off have to say one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at in a long time ! I’m craving it already ! Had several dishes and all were so spot on in taste and presentation ! Charming relaxing patio is where I was seated , we asked the waiter to take time bringing out dishes and he was amazing . It was truly a dining experience. He suggested the yam and so glad he did was so yummy . I had kale salad , octopus, bread , yam , black cod , and salmon . Of course sharing plates . Oh and the cocktails not to be missed !! Loved it .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went for a anniversary dinner on a Thursday. The venue and ambiance was beautiful. We ordered the shashimi and lobster roll got apps and they were really tasty and light. We also ordered the crispy chicken which was crispy but unfortunately was also very bland. I ordered the duck rice as my main and it was fresh and hot it also had a big portion so it could feed too. But again the duck itself was underseasoned. All of the seafood was amazing but I feel like they struggled with adequately seasoning my chicken and duck. The service was also not the greatest. We were seated outside and after we ordered our waiter barely checked on us throughout the evening. Overall it was still a pretty good experience and I would go back for a more informal meal instead of a “special occasional”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service and excellent food. The outdoor patio is gorgeous and the vibe makes you feel like you could be having dinner anywhere in the world. The manager and staff were so professional and welcoming. Perfect spot and delicious food for a date night, special event or just catching up with old friends!

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vipVickis
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday of a friend

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CrystalO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was poor. The servers tried their best, but the food arrived 2 hours late, drinks took 20 mins to get served. Food was expensive and the steak was tough. The ambiance and music was nice though

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vip4period
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Best on menu was fried chicken appetizer and lotus margarita. Balance of meal was a bit disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had more pictures of the place but the lighting was t dark and pictures came out blurry but overall beautiful place with wonderful food definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Don’t sleep on this place. It’s a complete hidden gem. Cocktails are fantastic. You will want to order everything on the menu.

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vipLauraO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Several large parties so pretty noisy for outdoors but great anyway

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vipRabbiMarkB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Hinoki and The Bird! Service is fantastic and food delicious;.;

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was extremely slow out of the kitchen. Everything was tasty, however. Only complaint was the wait. Took nearly an hour to get food out and salad and two sides never made it to the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love the food and ambience but our food came about 45 minutes after our friends'. No apology, although the waiter was very nice, did'nt say anything, water kept being refilled but no food. We said nothing but we should have.

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AndrewS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it cant wait to come back! food was great, service was great, vibe was great!

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vipKelleyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative food with bright and exciting flavors. Exceptional service and the patio has a romantic ambiance. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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vipRobertS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience....decor, flavors and service. I brought some international business visitors that said it was their best dinner in the past 3 weeks of touring the US. I'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the chef!! Every dish was top teir delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family went so well. Just had to get enough tables!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food is awesome

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vipHungry
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was above and beyond. We are hoping the miso cod will come back to the menu soon. Drinks were original and exotic. Try to lotus margarita for a treat We had the boar ribs which were fantastic and so crispy on the outside and delectable inside. The Japanese yam with creme fraiche was delectable as a side with the ribs. Don t miss the grilled avocado with toast so you can make avocado toast that is outstanding.
The deserts were also special. We had the cheesecake with fresh bananas and it was out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woderful ambiance, excellent food! The boar ribs were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place

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vipMaraV
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

I cannot quite understand the effusive reviews for this restaurant. While the ambiance is lovely, the food wavered between meh and horrible. The lobster roll was tiny, chewy and almost flavorless, the fried chicken and the ridiculously expensive yam were the best of the meal and let’s face it, it is fried chicken cutlets and a baked yam, pretty basic. The pork chop was inedible and I worried that it was significantly under-cooked. It was described as flavorless or actually bad by our group. It was definitely overpriced and over-hyped! Sorry to say we will not be returning and cannot recommend anyone visit.

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FoodFan
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice, but ordered more food than we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with 2 other couples on a Saturday and liked it so much we went back for a family dinner on Wednesday.
The location is a great blend of indoor/outdoor, very secluded hidden under high rise building in Century City. It’s a inviting beautiful setting and doesn’t feel crammed. The atmosphere is lively but not overly.
The Drinks from the menus were FANTASTIC.

The menus is limited but there is something for everyone. We pretty much ordered all the dishes including the deserts, all were presented well and tasted great.

Definite recommend
Enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you want to make sure you dine outside confirm it beforehand. my one issue was we were forced to sit inside

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - made the evening special with a few anniversary surprises!

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RayB
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining experience. Great vibes and wonderful service from Fi! We loved the food, cocktails, and dessert and will definitely be back again.

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vipterrik
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Returning after a long absence due to COVID and other, we were wowed by the food. Will definitely be back.

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vipjen8ch
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I found a pinbone in my sashimi and the crispy chicken was under seasoned. The food is average but the drinks and ambiance are really good.

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Jojo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Spanish octopus was really good! Looking forward to coming back.

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KAC13
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and incredible service. First time I went the food was incredible, the second time some dishes were amazing and others were just good. Regardless- highly recommend!

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Hinoki & The Bird does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Hinoki & The Bird is rated 4.7 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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