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Taking purity and simplicity as its manifesto, Q provides an unsurpassed omakase dining experience. Q features Chef Hiroyuki Naruke's expression of Edomae cuisine, a historical preparation dating to the Edo-period of Japan that was the first to combine raw sashimi-style fish with vinegar-seasoned rice. Q offers a refined and intimate opportunity for guests to savor and celebrate uncompromised Tokyo-style sushi here in Los Angeles. Our 26-seat dining room matches the care, creativity, and craft of Chef Hiro's cuisine, melding Japanese tradition and striking modernity. Lighting sets the scene, featuring hundreds of glowing orbs that converge above the sushi bar and direct focus to Chef Hiro and his culinary artworks. From the undulating ceiling to the bar itself, the dining space reflects the deep Japanese appreciation for wood in its relaxing natural form. Furnishings include contemporary interpretations of Japanese Zaisu chairs, and tables that feature centuries-old joinery technique
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was one of the worse Sushi meals we have ever had. It compares unfavorably to many of the middle of the road sushi restaurants around LA, let alone amongst the several other popular high end prix-fix “omakase” only Sushi restaurants.

The rice was dry and a little chewy. Most of the fishes were tough and smelly. My first dish, was an oyster with a broken shell inside that I had to spit out. The food was prepared in an assembly like fashion for the 10 or so customers at the counter all at once rather than custom for each customer like it is customary for “omakase” meals. We kept waiting for the next dish to wow us but that moment never arrived. There was no personal interaction with the chef except at the moment he dropped the food in front of us and told us what each dish was. The meal ended abruptly with a steamed egg cake. Super average. Nothing was special about this experience. It felt like an absolute scam aimed at young tourists primarily. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone. We spent $720 in two people including the extremely average and overprized sake. I can think of at least 10 sushi restaurants around LA where my wife and I coukd have had a 10 times better meal for under $150. I’m not sure how this place is surviving. I should have known better based on how easy it was to get a reservation at the last minute.

Don’t waste the money. This is not the restaurant that supposedly had a Michelin star. It doesn’t even come close.

RC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sushi. I don't think there's a way to describe how good this was.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner a week before

BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Master class in sushi flown in fresh from Japan. While on the pricey side, sushi snobs will gladly pay the $200pp for such high end fare.

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was good experience overall. But waited too long between courses after a group of people joined the table. And chef needs more time to take care of other guests.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sushi, and have eaten it all over the world, also in Tokyo (1 star). This was the best I have ever had, and chef Hiro was such a humble and lovable persona.

SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience. Dinning room is intimate and tasteful. The only critique I would say is that while the variety and overall quality of fish was great, for $500+ for 2 people, I was underwhelmed by some of the fish courses served. Some fish seemed like they were fairly ordinary especially for high end sushi (i.e. I would have expected to be served at a $60 dinner, not a $200 per person omakase dinner). They did serve multiple courses of blue fin tuna (otoro, chutoro, and maguro), and opening dishes were nontraditional and unique. Overall outstanding meal and worth a visit if you are big sushi fan. Note, pace of dinner is slow 2 hours, but watching the chef is a show in itself, viewing a master in action.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

PY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

The sushi was fresh but nothing spectacular. The service was great but felt rushed. 20% service fee charged automatically which is fine but the service charge was also taxed. I’m sure it is legal but I didn’t think it was right. Overall, it was not worth the price and disappointing.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

SC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I read the description, and my expectation was really a Japanese style restaurant. Do not get me wrong: the food is superb quality, but ir misses in how you are treated im Japan when you have a meal. Reception was cold. Service was cold and without a soul. And the price is real high just for that. I have paid a higher price for an Omakase, but with a top service which leaves you totally satisfied. The description is not accurate in saying you feel like in Tokyo. I do miss that feeling.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Extraordinary sushi / sashimi ... extraordinary saki

d
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

phenomenal. divine quality of ingredients and preparation

s
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. One of the most memorable meals of my life. Best toro and best uni I’ve ever had. Expensive but worth it.

XX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent sushi. I can't wait to go back.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Chef Hiro is the best! Great experience! Excellent!

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish quality and diversity was excellent. The fish to rice ratio on the sushi was lacking. Service was excellent. Price was a little steep for quantity of fish. Ambiance was decent but could have been a little better.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was good but don’t think it was $200 worth

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for lunch, they have two lunch sets. They charged 20% service fee, so each person is around $165.
Don’t go there too early, they open right on the time.
The sushi is okay, but I prefer to have sashimi rather than sushi. They don’t allow to take photos there.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I had an amazing experience at Q! It truly lives up to its Michelin star accolade! The quality of the fish was wonderful,& the setup of the ambience was pleasant as well. We will definitely revisit in the future.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic eats, with cuisine that ensnares the senses and truly is something to be experienced, not simply eaten.

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We went for lunch and ordered $75 omakase. Everything is over seasoned and very salty,they put soy sauce on almost every piece all the way through and serve everything in 30 min. Waitress wasn't friendly either. Btw 20% tip will be added on ur bill so we ended up paying $200 total for two person. Honestly I'd rather spend more money going to Sushi Zo than coming back here. Idk why they even got a Michelin star.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I've eaten omakase 25+ times at several different places in several different cities. My frustration at Q motivated me to write this as my first food review ever.

I felt like the overall meal was rushed. This is mostly due to the sole chef serving 10 people at once (with no assistants). Although the ingredients were top-notch, this resulted in poor attention to detail in terms of the amount of wasabi applied, soy sauce that was put on and the overall construction of each piece. Multiple times, there were pieces that fell over when he went to rush putting it on someone's plate. Fish to rice ratio was inconsistent from person to person. He used a single brush of soy sauce for 10 pieces, resulting in the first piece getting most of it, and the last piece almost getting none. The wasabi was also smeared to 10 pieces in a straight line that was very inconsistently distributed.

The reality is, this is very good sushi. There is no doubt that the chef is great at what he does and all of these issues can easily be solved by having an assistant. But I have had much better attention to detail (due to having multiple people), equal quality fish and more attentive service all for much lower of a price point. For what comes out to be $260+ after tax and a service charge, I think it is reasonable to expect above-average food and service.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rice too salty. Stingy with fish, very small and thin fish piece on top of rice. Measly tiny piece of uni. Rude service. Did not refill tea until 30 minutes later. Does not allow photos (probably because they don't want proof of their small sushi). Several pieces were not fresh and had bad aftertaste and stringy texture.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Q is an amazing place and most likely will only be viewed as special if one truly appreciates an authentic Japanese Omakase experience. The seafood is the best quality and the chef prepares each dish enhancing and bringing out the best of each type of sushi he prepares. My favorite was the very first course, a single raw oyster prepared so perfectly with a delicate sauce; the flavors of the sea and the delicious sauce still linger on in my memory. Oh and the Uni and salmon roe sushi had a similar effect not only on myself but my boyfriend who has a very discerning palate. We were so pleased with our experience here. The ambiance at Q is simple and elegant, and the sushi is heavenly.

TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate Omakase in Tokyo 2 months before eating at Q and found this meal to be of higher quality and better taste.

It is by no means cheap but is the best sushi meal I’ve ever eaten anywhere.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A masterful experience. The chef’s dedication is artful.

DB
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you would expect from a true omotenashi experience. Setting was very intimate and chef Naruke was informative and engaging. It is expensive but no more so than any other traditional edo-style sushi service. They admire and expect proper sushi etiquette.

All in all one of my better experiences

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not worth for one star

w
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi in a very intimate setting. But it is pricey!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Completely overpriced for what it is.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at Q! Never disappoints! Thank you to Chef Hiro for the excellent dining experience!

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Fruit flies!!

RD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Q is simply the most authentic sushi experience LA has to offer! It is expensive but a truly unique experience.

t
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to eat at Q at least every 4-6 weeks. For me there is no better sushi in Los Angeles. The chef is beyond talented and the fish is so fresh and flavorful. It’s always an excellent experience with fish that takes you away to a whole other level! Love it!!

AL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Hiro never fails to impress. Quality, service, ambiance A+ Thank you for another amazing experience. Needlefish, beakfish and shima-aji to name some of the amazing pieces served and that Egg cake dessert! Thank you as always, until our next visit. Thank you Chef Hiro & Mrs. K.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Q never disappoints! We always leave very satisfied each time we go to Q. Chef is the best!

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of my best sushi experiences in LA. Q Sushi delivers a straight up Tokyo level sushi experience, my business partner and I loved every minute of it. We left the restaurant still hungry and headed to Grand Central Market for a taco, thus the 4 stars.

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