Asuka

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Japanese

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We adhere to the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese cuisine. Chef Kenkichi Yamamoto handpicks the freshest ingredients of the season, using them to inspire the creation of all his dishes. Our kaiseki prix fixe menu has traditional Japanese flavors mixed with french elements featuring shun (seasonal) ingredients. The 9 courses range from the chef's interpretation of sashimi to unique steamed, boiled and grilled dishes. We have seasonal fish and fish offerings traditionally found in Japanese cuisine as well as other dishes to order a la carte. The menu is set for you to experience a dinning experience like no other. Feast with your eyes and stomach! Enjoy!
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6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had. We love Chef Kenkichi and all of the attentive staff!

BG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waitress ordered the wrong beef dish for my wife. She pointed to the "Japanese Beef" @ $15. She brought Waygu beef but never said anything. @ $65. Clearly their mistake. Their retort was "you ate it so you must pay for it"! My wife thought it was good but never knew it was Waygu. Manager kept arguing with us but finally relented to reduce the charge. Handled so poorly by waitress and manager. Will never go back after that treatment.

ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. The sushi is incredible

I
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent sushi, high quality fish and always consistent.

m
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asuka is a fantastic dining experience, if you are new you receive a tutorial of the food and origin. They make you feel special in full house..... the quality of the Sushi is next to none.... you will know the difference immediately, the first bite will let you know you have arrived!!!

n
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Fish was delicious and service was excellent. Portions were small and menu was pricey. Ambiance plain and unimaginative. Management engaging and upbeat.

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asuka has returned from 20 years ago! The entire meal was Fabulous. The quality of food was of the highest , very fresh as if straight from the sea and was presented beautifully. The menu is extensive with traditional Japanese offerings and many more unusual selections.
The ambiance is sophisticated and yet welcoming. The owner is a delight especially since he retains his graciousness we remembered from so long ago!

I
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant, the sushi was very good, the waygu beef was delicious. Service was very attentive. Looking forward to going again

E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was terrible . The worst part was costing for the two of us ~$500.

C
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the Sushi bar. Food was incredible. Fish and presentation were impeccable. We will definitely be back.

l
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went there for years, before they moved......used to be a consistent, neighborhood sushi spot, with quality food. Sadly........it isn't anymore. Food was mediocre at best. Tuna sashimi had sauce on it???? Hand rolls looked like they were half full, only dish OK was the rock shrimp. Tempura was 4 pieces with no shrimp, we were informed that it would be too expensive to have shrimp in their tempura at any price. Too pricey for what it is.

RB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. I LOVE SUSHI. If you do too, you will not be disappointed on any level. Very fresh, assorted and wonderful.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say at the bar and not in the dining room as it was a bit too dimly lit for my liking. Ordered the omikaze and it was all delicious. The service was extremely friendly and attentive and a nice part of the good experience. It’s not cheap, but a really enjoyable dining experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth spending money there. Don't be afraid spending there. Trust their recommendation.

MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respect. Food was superior and the service was outstanding for our party of 7.

g
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish was fresh and delicious!

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best sushi restaurants in town at
A reasonable price. Most of their fish is imported from Japan and you only find it at the finest sushi restaurants.

BT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible; the service was impeccable. We did one of the fixed price meals and it was superb in every way. The sushi was some of the best ever, and the visit and description by the owner made it very special. If you haven't been here and love fresh, authentic sushi and Japanese food, you simply must try it!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Ken san never disappoints !!!

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BH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sushi was great! (I would avoid the cooked salmon...a bit too dry.)

P
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The most expensive meal we have ever had at a sushi bar...& it was just lunch!
We returned the octopus that was more salt than octopus.
We will never return

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent was a great host and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Sushi was AMAZING!!!

AP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We wanted something different to celebrate a family event. This Japanese restaurant got very good ratings, including for the Chef’s “special meals”. We ordered the medium priced one, and were not disappointed — we had at least a dozen small courses including, but not limited to, shellfish, sashimi, sushi, duck, tofu. miso, and an adaptive green tea tiramisu. of course they have a la carte entrees as well, but it was fun having the manager choose for us and explain each dish as it arrived. Definitely recommend!

T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing tofu! Must try it yourself words aren’t good enough to describe the excellent food.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the finest fresh fish, all of which is delicious. All in our party were delighted with the food and service. Highly recommended.

SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is astonishingly good. Very old school Japanese. I never see my foodie boyfriend feel so satisfying about the food like in this restaurant. Definitely will come back again to try other things on the menu!

A
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality. One of the few places that have REAL wasabi. Owner works the door and is very involved- been running the operation since 1974. Recently moved locations

SA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Sushi, great service and a beautiful restaurant. It was an excellent evening. Felt like we got our money's worth. This is the same restaurant that was next to the Crest Theater but turned up to 11. Had a great visit with Vincent (the original owner of Asuka). We can't recommend this restaurant any more. It's a must try.

S
Los Angeles
285 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty variety of Japanese dishes and excellent sashimi.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Unbearable loud. I read the reviews and didn’t think it would be an issue but boy was I wrong

CN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfectly wonderful..excellent service...great food and good ambiance

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with delicious and fresh seafood/sushi. The only problem is, the service was so slow.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unfortunately I couldn’t understand the waitress. Her English could be better

S
Los Angeles
285 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This gourmet Japanese restaurant is excellent. Not much in the way of usual Japanese dining but what there is is unusual and delicious. Well prepared and tasty. A bit on the pricey side but worth it.

A
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

When arriving to the restaurant, the hostesses advised they did not accept reservations. I said I booked on Opentable and they said they would put us on the waiting list. They couldn’t have cared less. Service was sub-par.

m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding evening. Delicious sushi and great service.

MJ
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the Prix fix dinner for $80 per person. This was the middle option. The lowest was $65 and the highest was $150 each. It had an appetizer, sashimi, sushi and dessert. While the food was fresh and delicious, although it sounds like a lot, we were still a little bit hungry when we left. The portions were small. I think one more cut sushi roll or one more small entre would be great. Or even a bowl of rice may have made a difference. I will probably comeback and try lunch but I will order ala carte. The owner was nice. He came and said hello.

NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The lighting was terrible. The noise was unbearable. But the food was fantastic. I would want to try sitting at the sushi bar if I went back. I would never sit in the dining room again. A shame as the food was pretty good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best sushi I’ve had in my life. Authentic, simple, absolutely fantastic. The owner Vincent is truly incredible.