INN ANN

4.5
12 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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 Taro Araki, Executive Chef for the Consul-General of Japan in Los Angeles.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 677-5557
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AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 12 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.8
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4.2
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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 23, 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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MT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 12, 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 9, 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 8, 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 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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