Blackship

4.4
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian

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Blackship blends two of the world’s most beloved culinary cultures – Italian and Japanese – for a menu of visually innovative individual and shared items, including daily house-made pasta. Chef Keiichi Kurobe, formerly the executive sous chef of Hinoki & the Bird, draws inspiration from his personal heritage and extensive global travels–brilliantly combining Italian influences with Japanese techniques and ingredients.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Valentine’s Day FAIL.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The single worst restaurant experience. A man claiming to be a manager started screaming and yelling at us. We were never seated our reservation was for 8:45 and at 9:40 we were still not seated. The staff was so unhappy this so called manager is an actual disgrace. If they are still open when you read this don’t go it’s a horrible place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disastrous Valentine’s Day. Slow service. Uninspired food. Weak ambiance. Everything really was a let down

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herrinreport
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It took over 45 minutes to get our cocktails. We only saw our server twice through the whole meal. If a restaurant is going to automatically add 20% for gratuity, the service should be at a high level. We got our check before we were offered a desert menu simply because the night was too long. Was my second time there. Unlikely I will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Our server and the food were both excellent. The reviews note how great the specialty cocktails are but the drinks mentioned on their Website were no longer being made and the ones they offered were limited and not very appealing. They also had just one bartender so the drinks were super slow. We were there to celebrate a birthday and we had eaten our entire meal before we received our second drink. I love patronizing my neighborhood spots but for the high price we paid, they really need to improve. I hope they do better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just, yessssssss.

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KatherineR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The drinks were fantastic and individual food dishes were good but the actual fusion dishes missed the mark. Our server seemed uncomfortable and wasn’t good at walking us through the experience. I would come back for the bartender and the cocktails though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but very expensive considering the portion size. Service was terrible. Multiple wrong and forgotten orders for both drinks and food.

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vipAndrewH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really inventive food with an interesting cocktail menu. Service was attentive but not all the knowledgeable about the wine pairing. Would definitely recommend as the menu was courses out very well and most of the dishes were outstanding.

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vipGuyT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Loved the cocktails. We ordered two appetizers (tuna tartar and meatballs) and two mains (lamb chop and Branzino). Every dish was great, excellent flavor and well presented. Wines by the glass were good and reasonably priced for a nice restaurant.

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TeresaT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the presentation and creativity of all the dishes we tried. We also did not know about happy hour offerings prior to coming and were blown away by the value! Service was wonderful and the intimate setting gave opportunity to enjoy our meal and conversation. Can’t wait to go back

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vipChrisC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unique meal -- didn't eat a single thing that we could've gotten somewhere else. They do a lovely job of creating a secluded vibe even though they're on a busy corner, and the service was strong and attentive. I'll definitely come back.

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vipAndrewH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great experience. The service was great, food was outstanding, and value was good. Will be back for sure.

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vipJordanaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an absolute delight for our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Each dish was very unique and the flavors blended together to create something delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant was also very enjoyable. Great for a Friday night.

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Emilie
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The pop music was banging a little too loud for a 7o clock intimate dinner with not that many costumers, but it felt more more appropriate later in the evening when the place was packed and you have had a couple of cocktails. The service was amazing, everyone was so sweet, but the food lacked in taste unfortunately.

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ClayK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great! Do not pass this restaurant up!

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vipFrankC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s great! Innovative!

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vipFoodMonster
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We'd never been to Blackship before, so we were excited to try it. The menu had lots of things we were interested in trying, so we were lucky that the WeHo dine week was happening. The menu was a great value - the portions were large and everything was really delicious! Our server kind of disappeared, but the lovely hostess and other staff took care of us in her absence. We sat outside in a truly adorable space. Great night - we'll definitely go back!

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vipslugdoc
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service could tone it down. It was somewhat overbearing. The branding was well conceived but over salted.

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vipKatyC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The squash blossoms and ramen were fantastic! The mushrooms were not quite for me but my husband loved them. Such a cute neighborhood restaurant with exceptional service. I will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty fusion of flavors

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vipJeremyG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great fusion idea. Great service too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing creative food and great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service which

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LeslieM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the food was spectacular but the service was slow despite the restaurant not being very busy on a weeknight . Patio is lovely but not well lit so you cant fully appreciate how wonderful the food and the presentation is. Everyone was very nice so it wasn't an attitude issue maybe just short handed . I will definitely go back and recommend. .

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vipDoorah
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant. We ordered an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert and they were all excellent. We also had the Commodore cocktail which was refreshing. The prices weren't outrages either. After having read some of the previous reviews, I was ready for the service to be off. Don't know if they read them or not and made adjustments to the service but it couldn't be better the night we went. We definitely plan on eating here again.

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vipRobertoV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Sam was phenomenal. The food is a fantastic fusion of Italian and Japanese. I wish they had a wider selection of sakes! we will be back.

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vipScott
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Interesting menu and the food was good. Service a little inconstant. Don’t sit near the busing area where they place their speaker so it’s blasting in your ear. I’d go back and sit somewhere else.

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vipDavidA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and a menu that will satisfy anyone looking for traditional Italian, plus those intrigued by the subtle Japanese influences.

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vipLolavia1022
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was my third time at Black Ship - the first two times were fabulous! this past time was disappointing.
The service was not as good, the food came out in weird intervals and it was so loud that we couldn't hear our own conversation. But I would give it another chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very interesting fusion. I never had Japanese and Italian combined before. My favorite was the mushroom dish followed by the pork chop. The cabonara was a quite boring. It was just ramen noodles with cabonara sauce

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vipOutstanding
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - creative menu. Beautifully presented. Tasted even better.
Excellent service.
Will return asap.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service. This is a must try for foodies.

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vipJohndonahue2
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Brought a friend from out of town and had a really great experience. Food was not conventional and tasted great. The space is really cool too. Derive was stellar and I’ll def be back.

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vipJonathonM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. I forgot how good it is here. We loved the hamachi bolognese, crudo and the branzino.
A really nice indoor/outdoor ambiance too.

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vipYukaI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really awesome wine list. Had a great time and highly recommend!

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Ryan
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service is bad and the tip is automatic 20%.

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vipdivamel100
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very yummy, small menu though.

FAQs

Blackship does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Blackship is rated 4.4 stars by 39 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.