INN ANN

4.4
28 reviews
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The modern kaiseki restaurant presented by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will feature a rotating series of Michelin-starred chefs and highly revered masters, starting with Mori Onodera, Executive Chef with Michelin star rating.

The restaurant will be closed from Fri. 2/22 - Sun. 2/24 (due to Academy Awards) AND on Wed. 2/27 (for a private event).
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CJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our family time here . Each course was amazing . We all had the 8 course meal . Wagyu with Uni was to die for. Especially loved the desert. Will make return visits for sure.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. The only downturn occurred before our last course of the $130 kaiseki menu. The A5 wagyu took close to 20min to come out, and in my opinion was a bit overdone. It was a flank cut, very thinly sliced, I would have expected a hint of pink in the meat. It was fully full brown. It was still completely edible, and tasted good, but it wasn’t the expected finish of the rest of the fine meal. I would definitely go back.

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RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mori is great . Loved seeing him again thanks to Yoshi Sano who convinced Mori to work for Japan House that yoshi now manages

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d
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. one of the finest dining experiences I've ever had. loved it.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They closed Japan house for a private event and didn’t notify anyone with reservations.

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AL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very attentive; food was very fresh and authentic kaiseki experience! Can’t wait to go back again!

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HA
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Three of us were there to celebrate our birthdays, a much-anticipated event because we’d been waiting for months for Inn Ann to open. We are knowledgeable about Japanese cuisine: I grew up in Japan and visit regularly, while one friend is Japanese and the other has traveled there extensively. Unfortunately, our waitress knew nothing about Japan, Japanese cuisine, or even how to wait tables. She spoke very softly in a thick Eastern European accent that was barely intelligible, yet she interrupted our conversation throughout the meal to ask how things were while managing never to be there when we needed something. One essential element of Japanese service is the refilling of sake cups—it’s considered rude to do it for yourself—yet she consistently failed to do it, despite my pointedly asking. This led to my friend spilling sake all over the table and my having to flag her down to clean it up. How was the food? Excellent, especially the Hokkaido uni (served both with wagyu shabu shabu and in sushi) which was the best I’ve ever had. All the dishes were beautifully made, delicious and served on beautifully ceramics and lacquerware, but the service was so aggressively bad that it ruined our meal. Afterwards when I complained to the Japanese manager (in Japanese), he said, “I know.” So why didn’t he intervene, instead of spending the entire evening tapping on his computer and lurking at the door in hopes of walk-ins who never came? There were only ten of us in at Inn Ann that night, yet we couldn’t get decent service, let alone the superb service that $100 a head (minus drinks, tax and tip) kaiseki demands. Days later, I’m still angry about it. Does the Gaimushou (Japanese Foreign Ministry), which created Japan house to promote Japanese culture abroad, realize that Inn Ann is having the opposite effect?

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G
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very exclusive Japanese dining with great Hollywood views and excellent service. Went with a friend who had lived in Japan. Many of the dishes we enjoyed were the best she had ever tasted. Nice touch with the gold flecks atop the ice cream and the candle set in wasabi for my birthday :)

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w
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inn Ann restaurant offers two set menus according to the number of dishes you wish to have. The food is very authentic Japanese fare served by a well-trained and courteous staff. This is not a typical sushi bar with a limited choice of dishes. The plates come to the table beautifully presented and everything is explained by the server.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had very high expectations therefore I guess I was expecting more. Overall it was very good.

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DT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I say this knowing knowing that a year from now this place will be much harder to get into, as it is truly a gem in LA. Unexpected serenity and refinement amidst the generic over saturation of Hollywood and Highland. Omakase was exceptional, quality of fish was Japanese grade. Presentation and service were on point. I have yet to find a Japanese restaurant of this caliber in CA. Yes, it is expensive, and yes, it is worth the experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Transported us back to Japan with this phenomenal seven-course meal! Wonderful service and beautiful, delicious food in a setting that will instantly make you forget you’re in the literal worst place in town (Hollywood & Highland)

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The appetizers were delicious. The beef should have been cooked rare-not well.
If your going to serve good quality its a waste to cook well. The saki selection was very nice. We
enjoyed a sparkling saki to start with oysters. The main disappointment was the quality of the sushi.
Expecting a much higher quality for the price. Otherwise a really lovely evening. Will come back to
try again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. Mori-san has worked his magic yet again in this really novel location. Inn Ann is a secret hideaway but it’s no secret that this is food that transcends being incredible Japanese cuisine, rather it is simply genius food that lingers as a permanent taste memories.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were incredibly disappointed by our experience at Inn Ann.

The room is attractive and most of the serving vessels were very pretty.

The food basically was that of an AYCE sushi restaurant, nothing exceptional or particularly interesting.
The sushi rice was cold which is ridiculous for a restaurant supposedly of a high level.
There was a $30.00 upgrade option for premium meat which we chose, the meat was fine but
completely overcooked.

The evening was really ruined by the poor service. Our waitress, although pleasant, had no idea what she was doing. We had to ask at every course what was being served, she never figured out to ask the kitchen before placing the food in front of us. We continually had to ask for our glasses to be refilled. When presented with a dish of multiple pieces of food, a small bowl of salt and a dipping sauce, we asked if there was an order to how it should be eaten, she again had no idea. The dessert menu had sorbets listed and when we asked what were the flavors, she could not answer, we suggested she go back to the kitchen and ask. This is completely the fault of the management, they should never send
out someone so unprepared to serve, it placed her in a terrible position and made us uncomfortable.

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LY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality of food is very nice. The staffs are friendly. The location is hard to find as its name. However, the course comes so slow that makes me feel kind of wasting time.

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Japanese food. They flew in top chefs from Japan. Reasonable priced, but sublime flavors, highest quality. Get the tasting menu and try the $6 sake.

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant on our visit to LA. The waiter was terrific. Knowledgeable and patient to chat. Food was eye opening with a paper bowl as the vessel for the hot pot (very traditional Japanese apparently!)

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LC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the quieter restaurant I've been. It's good quality food and a great experience, but not for everyone. It's definitely worth a try, but not sure it's a place worth repeat experience.

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CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of the food especially the appetizers.

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A
Chicago
256 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The fish just wasn't at the level that I would expect of a restaurant run by the Japanese government.

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MT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Japanese Kaiseki dinner with excellent service just like you would find it
in Kyoto. Next level up is actually going to Japan to experience art of dining.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The ambiance, the music and the cuisine by the inaugural chef are wonderful.

The general manager Mr, Hatakeyama is attentive and great.

The staff need improvement. The service by the staff is not consistent, and many of them seem inexperienced for a fine dining restaurant like this - the service should be at a higher and more professional level.

It would be better for everyone working at Inn Ann to be educated and trained better to serve and deal with the customers in the Japanese style - customer service in Japan. We would have a higher expectation for a restaurant by the Japan House.

Since the restaurant has just opened, we would like to return to Inn Ann and see how it improves, especially, in the area of service by the restaurant staff at all levels.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a relatively new restaurant that has Michelin star caliber Japanese kaiseki. The room is beautiful with comfortable banquets and chairs with plenty of space in between to allow for great conversation with your fellow diners. Also amazing view of Hollywood. The kaiseki appetizer is authentic as our Japanese guests were most impressed. Wagyu from japan was phenomenal. I believe the rice is from Japan. It's perfectly cooked. Also miso soup! This is a real miso soup with seasonal flavor rarely served outside of authentic kaiseki restaurant in japan. Can't wait to see how the food and fantastic Sake and Japanese whiskey collection will evolve if they are starting at this high level. Highly recommend.

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GW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Inn Ann at Japan House in the Hollywood Highland center was one of the best meals I've ever had. The several-course Kaiseke dinner was beautifully presented and every dish was delicious. Our server clearly explained each dish and was very helpful in suggesting what sake we might like. The setting, an exquisite hidden away room on the 5th floor overlooking Hollywood Boulevard, was a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Highland. I'm looking forward to coming back again soon.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exquisite delivery of flavor and creativity in the course by chef Araki and his team. We attended an evening during their soft opening and instantly knew we were lucky to enjoy the experience before word of mouth spreads about how delightful Inn Ann at Japan House is. The food was delicious, the service was so courteous and we were blissful for the entire experience. We are very grateful and will definitely be back to enjoy the food at Inn Ann as well as the cultural learning activities at Japan House!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated space, great views, very comfortable seating, actually quiet enough for conversation. Chose the vegetarian prix fixe, and was VERY satisfied with the quality, refinement, and variety. They’ve only been open one week, and there are still some small adjustments needed. But, expend the effort to find this small jewel and you will be rewarded.

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RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Wonderful kaiseki. Awesome view. Elegant. Great friendly service.

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