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Discover the Best Sushi in Los Angeles

Sushi-loving Los Angeles features some of the most acclaimed restaurants for authentic Japanese cuisine outside Tokyo. Joining the purists are plenty of great sushi spots with a casual, California-influenced approach, making for a comprehensive culinary experience perfect for every type of aficionado. Enjoying the best sushi in Los Angeles might mean saving up paychecks for a spectacular omakase experience, or grabbing the lunch special at a tiny sushi joint in a nondescript strip-mall. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out our Tastemaker List, filled with memorable spots all promising some of the best sushi the city has to offer.

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Updated January 22, 2021
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Nobu Los Angeles

Cocktail Bar
West Hollywood
2850 reviews
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has expanded his empire, built on his celebrated Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, to over 40 restaurants across the world, among them Nobu Los Angeles on La Cienega Boulevard. Diners familiar with the Nobu brand might skim the lengthy menu for signature dishes like toro (bluefin) tartar with caviar, new-style sashimi, miso black cod, and Nobu-style tacos. Local specials for LA, including wagyu tacos, are also featured. The bar tapas menu includes hot and cold plates, snacks, and a small selection of sushi for those seeking a more casual version of the Nobu experience.

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Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

3022 reviews
The culinary focus of Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant is right there in the name: top-quality sushi and more substantial items seared on the robata grill. The restaurant's name (Takami means "height" in Japanese) also nods to its spectacular venue on the 21st floor of a downtown skyscraper, which allows for the only high-rise patio dining in LA. Vegetarian sushi-lovers are treated to a daily veggie sushi plate, among other options. The restaurant also offers a gluten-free menu, and hosts daily happy hours with great deals on food and drinks, including signature cocktails like lychee saketinis and yuzu Collins.

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SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

554 reviews
SHU, a stylish sushi house in the Beverly Glen Center, offers fine Japanese cuisine with hints of the Mediterranean. The menu features entrees and appetizers seasoned as often with lemon zest, capers, and shaved truffles as they are with yuzu, miso, and ponzu. Diners specifically seeking sushi also find a lot to love on the lengthy a la carte sushi menu, which features dozens upon dozens of sushi, sashimi, hand rolls, and more. Creative rolls, such as the signature S.H.U. roll with spicy tuna, snow crab, and asparagus, topped with albacore, toasted garlic, and apple ponzu, augment an ample assortment of classics.

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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

210 reviews
Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA is an offshoot of the popular original venue in the San Gabriel Valley. The vibe is contemporary and elegant, with a corner sushi bar along with dining room seating. The sushi and sashimi options are mostly traditional, and prepared using the freshest fish hand-selected daily. Among the comprehensive sushi list might be some unusual items like mirugai (giant clam), ankimo (monkfish liver), and engawa (halibut fin). A standout item is the crispy tuna, orbs of spicy tuna rolled in puffed rice before frying. Appetizers and entrees lean more modern. There are two omakase options at dinner, and the lunch specials are a great deal.

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Kombu Sushi & Sake

Silver Lake
39 reviews
Kombu Sushi and Sake in Silver Lake offers pet-friendly patio seating, a rarity among LA sushi spots. Its comprehensive menu features straightforward classics, specialty sashimi, creative rolls with global influences, and a decent number of vegetarian rolls. The restaurant also offers udon and soba menus, and small plates of Japanese comfort food like sweet potato fries with yuzu aiolo, agedashi tofu, gyoza, and tempura. Lunch specials include a nine-piece sashimi plate and a spicy sashimi salad bowl, both with miso soup and salad included.

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