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About Izakaya M Sushi

Izakaya M Sushi is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that specializes in seafood and grilled meat dishes. The restaurant's interior is sleek and modern. It features a large central sushi bar, table seating and pop art on the walls. Izakaya M also offers a wide range of drinks, including imported bottled beer, draught beer, red and white wines and an extensive list of sake and soju.

The menu at Izakaya M offers a variety of salad, soup, sushi, sashimi and omakase options for guests to choose from. The menu also features a varied selection of tapas, robata skewers, noodles and entrées. Dishes and skewers feature a wide range of meats and vegetables, including chicken, lamb, duck, cherry stone clam, Chilean seabass, salmon, jumbo shrimp, diver sea scallop and more. Vegetables include portabella mushroom, zucchini, shishito pepper, asparagus, kabocha squash, truffle butter corn and more.

13573 Ventura Blvd
0
Sherman Oaks, 91423-3825
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

Lunch: Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dinner: M-Th 3:00pm-12:00am

Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-1:00am

Dinner: Su 3:00pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:

Website:
http://www.izakayam.com/

Entertainment:
We feature a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:30pm.

We also offer a late night happy hour Monday through Saturday night from 10pm until closing.

Parking Details:
There is both valet service and street parking available.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Izakaya M Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (113)
Fit for Foodies (86)
Good for Groups (57)
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Late-night Find (49)
Great for Lunch (42)
Hot Spot (41)
Kid-friendly (28)
Special Occasion (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Romantic (13)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Love the sushi chefs

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2016

I was expecting better quality... Heck, all you can eat places have better fish than this place!!

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food1
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service4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Loved this restaurant. We've been here a couple of times and will come back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Good surprise find. We loved the food and everything was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

This is definitely our new favorite sushi restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2016

The food was decent however the service was terrible. The two female, Japanese servers were inattentive and only stopped if I requested attention. The restaurant was not even half full. I will not be dining here again.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Whenever I travel in from the East Coast I try to book an omikase meal with sushi chef Jun.
The sushi is incredibly fresh and the inventiveness of the chef is amazing. A must go for me

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2016

I thought the staff was very attentive and the food was really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We love this place. We had a great dinner and sake to go with it. Each dish was superb. We have been here numerous times and love returning. Great food..great service...very nice people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2016

The Crispy Rice dish is by far the best item on the menu... wished I had ordered two plates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2016

Never a bad meal. Best service. Always energetic. Best neighborhood go to grub

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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2016

I loved the sliders. The food was fresh and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Let me start off by saying that there are no problems with the food. In fact, I got the sense they have top of the line sushi chefs that are a cut above the competition. Also, they had a very large selection on the menu for a place this size.

That being said, here are the cons. Maybe it was just bad timing on my part:

- Tons of loud kids. At almost every table. Never seen that many families with kids in a place like this, especially on a weekend evening. It was extremely annoying and I felt like I was at a Chuck-e-Cheese. Like I said, maybe bad timing, but it seems to be a popular spot for families to bring their children for some odd reason

- Overpriced. I eat sushi twice a week on average, been to just about every high end sushi place in the valley and the west side, and for some reason this place is more expensive across the board.

- Staff was scrambling to service all the tables. They hung in there and luckily because of the size of the establishment it's hard for them to miss you if you're needing water or something specific, but they need more staff to give better overall service.

All in all, this place is not the right fit for me (I typically go alone or with a date), but if you want to take your kids and have a wide selection on the menu as well as premium sushi for yourself then it's a good spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Always great service
Consistently good food
Great portions for HH

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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 22, 2016

The food is so delicious, the manager is terrific. The servers are very friendly, but they are a little slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2016

I have been going to Izakaya for a couple years. I go several times a month and sometimes several times a week.
The food, staff, and service is excellent.
The only consistent complaint is the valet service that handles the parking behind the restaurant. This service also serves La Cava and the Coffee Roaster in the same block. I try to avoid this valet is specially but Street parking is often a problem and so occasionally I have to use them. They are the worst, they are heavy smokers and while they probably don't smoke in the cars the time they spend in the cars makes the car smell like smoke because their clothing reeks of smoke. In addition I just get a general uneasy feeling with them. The restaurant is good enough that I sometimes walk three blocks from where I'm able to find a parking space. It would however be best if they got a quality valet service.

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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2016

We have been to this restaurant at least a dozen times and have found the food quantities and price to be very good, the service attentive and gracious. But they seemed to have a problem with Open Table reservations not making it on to their system and this has happened to us twice. So calling the day before to reconfirm is a definite must if you want to be sure your reservation made on Open Table will be honored. Happy hour is a real, great bargain here. Sushi and sashimi very low priced. An item of note is that the sashimi portions are generous but the fish is cut way too thick for sashimi. The chefs would find that the plate looks more filled if the fish slices were more like 1/4 or less inch thick rather than closer to 1/3 inch thick.

This may seem picky, but sashimi that is cut so thick is usually fish the seller is trying to rid itself of. Why not give six thinner slices rather than three thick slices? It will last a little longer, look larger on the plate and make the dish seem like an even greater deal.

Tags: Late-night Find
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food3
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service4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2016

I've been to much better Japanese restaurants.
Parking is also very difficult

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food3
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service1
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Always good service. Always good food. Tried the salmon wings n was sweet moist n delish

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2015

Never a bad experience
Never a bad dish
Never a bad crowd
Fun ppl come here

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2015

The seaweed salad was completely saturated with oil and did not taste fresh. I saw the sushi chef pull it out of a large plastic bag before he plopped it on the serving plate - who knows how many days prior the mass quantity had been made! The rest of our dinner was made up of mediocre sushi and the bill was much higher than we expected, considering we go out for sushi at least once a month and ordered our usual amount of food and wine. We are not going back to this place anytime soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2015

First time there. Defenetly going to come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Amazing sushi. Fresh fish and a huge selection of rolls.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 14, 2015

We frequent many different sushi restaurants, and this is one of our favorites. There is a large selection of items on the sushi menu and the quality of the fish is noticeably better and thus delicious. We sat at a table and our server was attentive without being intrusive and our sushi items were served quickly and presented beautifully. There is an extensive wine and sake list which we also appreciate. I also like that the restaurant is spacious and the tables are not crowded together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Greatness!!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2015

Wow, very good and fresh sushi! Great deals for happy hr and again fresh! Good quality! Also friendless was great, specially to my kids!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2015

We went on a weeknight ... Not very busy. Great service. The menu offered great options from sushi, to rolls, to special dishes. Really liked the spicy tuna over crispy rice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Service was great. We came a little earlier than our reservation and were seated right away. We came during happy hour. We ordered a crazy roll, albacore sashimi, sashimi sampler, shrimp tempura roll, California hand roll, baked mussels, salmon collar, and robata sampler. The seafood was much better than the robata. I would pass on that next time. The seafood was really good and prices were great during HH.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2015

Consistently good food. Consistently good service. Energetic ambiance even if u r the only one in the place. Just a happy, fun vibe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Amazing food! The fact that they had chawanmushi on the menu was a huge perk for me, it seriously tasted the way my grandma made it, Japanese comfort food at its finest! Everything we ordered was delicious, their albacore sushi was so fresh and buttery soft. The sugar daddy roll was my personal favorite! Must order again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on July 25, 2015

I was impressed with how nicely the restaurant' decor was and the bar.... More impressed was the service and the f greta menu......I have more then one trip to Japan and the food here was comparable to any high end restaurant in Japan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Delicious food. Love the salmon skewers and the crispy rice with tuna is the BEST!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2015

Service is slow and most times orders are wrong. It's good if you're craving sushi and can't get in anywhere else at the last minute.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2015

We took our friends here and she got a small piece of glass in her oyster shooter!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2015

I love going here for their happy hour, which starts at 10... Love their food and drink menu. We always get a pitcher of beer and pig out late night. Probably not good for my diet, but it's delicious. One of the best happy hour menus ever. The ambiance is hip, trendy and young but the noise level isn't too loud and crazy, which I love. I go here at least once every week or two weeks just to hang out, enjoy the food and catch up with friends. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for a cool hangout spot in the Sherman Oaks area. No need to go all the way to Los Angeles. This place is a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Delicious/fresh fish is served at this friendly Japsnese pub! You can't go wrong with their cooked food (robata skewers, udon and other noodle soups, rice bowls, apps, etc.) or their sushi. Will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 9, 2015

It was lunch time and there were only 4 tables occupied, yet the staff was overwhelmed. One waitress asked if we had any questions. I asked whether the grill was working for lunch (they have Robata). She didn't understand. I repeated. She still didn't understand and didn't make any effort to have a colleague help. The rice that comes with a bento box was forgotten. Twice. Finally brought when we were almost finished. A sea urchin sushi came when we were ready to leave, after asking about it many times. I suspect it took so long because they had to defrost it (in spite of the waitress' assurance that it was fresh) and it didn't taste very fresh - we couldn't eat it. To their credit, they didn't charge us for it. The rolls were delicious, though the slices were so large that they were difficult to eat elegantly. The Robata pork belly was also very good though really heavy on salt. It was also very dark and chilly inside, on a lovely early afternoon. All in all, a disappointment ; the food was original and the rolls good but service and ambience really ruined it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2015

This is a great place with great food and excellent quality fish.
One problem is parking. May have to park a block or more away on Ventura. Avoid valet parking, very unprofessional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Staffs are friendly...
Food is excellent, Robata, Sashimi are the best.
Lots of drink list, Wine, Sake, and Soju.
Quiet but will be more noisy when its get packed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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