INKO NITO Arts District

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
INKO NITO is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with Korean influences serving up sushi, skewers, sashimi, small plates, snacks and dishes from the robata grill. INKO NITO is the perfect destination to enjoy a unique dining experience in a fun and vibrant surrounding.

Grab your spot near the open-grill, with casual tables for communal dining, a plant-lined outdoor dining space, bar seats for those seeking innovative cocktails or joining us for Social Hour.

Conceived by Rainer Becker, and developed alongside executive chef Hamish Brown, INKO NITO is a standalone Japanese dining concept that launched in Los Angeles’ Art District. The interiors at the Downtown LA location create an elegant but approachable setting, incorporating custom glazed handmade tiles throughout, with an open Robata grill allowing customers to soak up the environment.

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Enjoy an amazing selection of whiskies from across the globe including Japan, Scotland, USA and other up and coming whisky countries! All starting at just $7, this is a great rotating whisky menu. Once the bottles gone it's gone!

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isabelled
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there on a Sunday evening and ordered the “Sunday Funday” special. Definitely a great value, there is a lot of food! One for two would have been enough, not sure they would let you share the special though. The food was quite delicious, although some of the items on the assortment plate were a bit cold. Service was friendly, I like the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was quiet, but it also wasn’t very crowded at the time we were there.

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JakeL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We showed up at 6:50 for a 7:00 pm rezi. We thought we would check in and grab a drink while we waited. Not sure if they had a bunch of buss people not show up but the host looked to be too busy running around clearing and setting tables to even bother checking the host station. We stood there waiting until after 7:00 before the host finally looked over to see a fairly large backup forming. When we told him our reservation time he just told us it would be about a twenty minute wait and went back to setting tables. Considering the fact that there were a bunch of tables open....we were more than a bit surprised. All of the above said....

They sat us at our table about 10 minutes late, but the friendly bartenders helped to take the edge off of what was looking to be a bad experience. The food was amazing (have the beef cheeks!!) and so was the waiter....Hence the 5 stars for service.

I was leaning toward blaming the host for the poor beginning, but over flowing wastebaskets in the restrooms, un-bussed tables on the patio seating probably indicates poor management.

Go for the food... be prepared for a wait.

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greatstaff
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid quality and good variety

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BreezzeS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were excellent. It is a great place for date night, or time with the girls or guys.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Night Dinner! Service was amazing and so was food! Great music and vibe. Definitely will be back!

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vipgino
Cincinnati
105 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

beautiful space. food was good but not remarkable, if it wasnt the molecular size of their maki roles it would have received a much higher rating. too many other amazing choices

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Sunday Funday was a great value! Food is not really Japanese, just Japanese-inspired. (I am Japanese).

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vipdine22jh
Jackson Hole
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best sushi I’ve had outside of Tokyo. Really a fine dining experience in a lovely little part of LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I made a reservation for my husbands birthday. I noted in my reservation it was for a birthday. When I checked into the restaurant I told the server it was for my husbands birthday. The restaurant did not offer us a dessert menu at the end nor did they bring out dessert. Instead they brought me the check. When I noted my disappointment the waitress said we don’t offer birthday desserts. Ridiculous because I didn’t even get an opportunity to order dessert. Never coming back. Food was mediocre and service was terrible even though the place wasn’t even full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had great experience. I wanted to try something new. The food was delicious. Shareable food and tapas vibe. The Drinks were excellent as well.

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vipLizzy
Los Angeles
205 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for groups! Happy hour lunch or dinner ! Great service awesome food 👏👏👏

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Expensive but very good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Dine LA: Presentation of plates was very nice; however, most of the food lacked flavor. The beef cheek was good, which actually had some flavor. The decor was nice and ambiance is pretty hip. I’m happy to have tried this restaurant; however, it is not for me.

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vipphoebes
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool place for drinks and small plates

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the DineLA fixed menu. It was good as well as the drinks. Valet was $12 though so I suggest finding street parking.

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viplorili123
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Scallop is excellent but the Branzino is a little salty. The Creme Brulee is one of the best.