INN ANN

4.7
55 reviews
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This modern Japanese restaurant presented by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles features a traditional, contemporary Japanese menu created by Michelin Executive Chef, Morihiro Onodera.

In order to secure your dinner reservation at our sushi counter, please call (323)-677-5557 for our next available seating.

Inn Ann is currently taking lunch reservations for parties of 10 or more. Please call (323)-677-5557 or email info@inn-ann.com a week prior to your preferred lunch date to secure a reservation.

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Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, elegant ambience. Very friendly and attentive service. Excellent food especially the vegetable bowl and tempura which was superb! Just like in Kyoto. The fact that Sandra, the manager, was so helpful in customizing a menu to accommodate my dietary restrictions makes the dining experience very enjoyable.

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KC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal and surprise setting. Don’t let the Hollywood and Highland energy trick you into thinking it’s going to be crazy or loud. It’s quiet, sophisticated and fun. We had the omakase with pairing and it was worth every dollar and minute. We were there 2 1/2 hours, never rushed out. We were treated so well. And the food was beautifully presented and delicious. I was so full when I left and I couldn’t stop thinking about our multi-course meal all weekend. Nothing was amiss. I can’t wait to go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place that feels like you are in Japan, despite being in the center of the most tourist part in LA. We ordered omakase with wine/sake pairing. Omakase is not just sushi and seafood as we were treated to a wide variety of dishes, ranging from seasonal vegetables, tempura, grilled seafood and meat and of course sushi! Allow 2.5 hours at least if you do!

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WS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this place on the recommendation of a colleague and had no idea this would turn out to be the best Japanese dining experience we've had in a lifetime.
Our experience here was nothing short of stellar.
The food, service, seating and view were all impeccable.
Definitely a go again as often as I can.
The ambiance is perfect for quiet dinner conversation, a welcome change from the noisy design of too many places these days.
I know an awesome dining experience when I am lucky enough to have one and this was it!

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Although the service and ambience were excellent, ultimately dining out is about the food.

All the dishes prior and following the sushi were excellent and thoughtful. There were unique, creative and beautiful presentations. Perhaps this made the sushi that followed that much more disappointing.

There was nothing exceptional about any of the sushi pieces. They were mediocre both in taste and presentation.

I would have preferred sashimi but the chef didn't even have hamachi (yellowtail), a fish commonly available.

The value of the meal fell short because the sushi was so poorly done.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond amazing. Chef Mori and staff are so gracious and kind. The food is beyond outstanding. Each piece is a better experience than the last and the very first one was mind blowing. And the ceramics. I’ll be honest I came for the ceramics knowing I was going to have a beyond amazing experience and be served amazing food that would exceed my expectations yet I was still blown away.

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BR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

Was very disappointed with the entire experience. Was so excited when I discovered Inn Ann. The photos and menu looked amazing. I booked the reservation through open table which showed their menu. Unfortunately the menu they have listed is severely under what the menu was the night we dined. Even though the prices were more than expected we opted for the Bima omakase which we were told was $200 but could be modified so it would be less- we opted out of the tempura dish and desert. Big mistake. We thought we were ordering a menu that focused on sushi and sashimi. That was a part of it but most of the fish in the courses was Japanese sardine (delicious but I don’t need 3 courses of it), clam, and uni. I love uni and it was delicious but again, 3 courses of it. My poor boyfriend absolutely hates uni and had to suffer through it. I believe the only other fish we got was one tuna course I they only had one piece which the chef gave to my bf. The quality was excellent but I wish it was more variety. The couple next to us got the 15 piece sushi and they got such a better variety. I am jealous of what they ate.

So our bill comes and they charged us $300 EACH!!! When we asked them about it they said the menu starts at $200- at NO point during the dinner did they say, now you’ve reached the $200 mark, would you like to continue? Luckily after we explained our confusion at the price they honored the $200 price. Still walked out of there paying well over $650 for a meal we were super disappointed in. I don’t mind paying for a great meal and experience but this was not worth it at all.

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MF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While the food and service at Inn Ann were excellent, I unfortunately dined there on a night when there was another party with two young boys who were noisy, crawled under the table, and ran through the restaurant. The kids' parents made little effort to get the boys settled, and the experience put a damper on what might have been a wonderful evening.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the adventure of finding it, through desert, this was special, memorable, delightful. One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INN ANN at Japan House is LA's best kept secrect! My husband I had one of the best meals out in long time in LA. INN ANN was the perfect combination of food, service and customer care. Tucked away in a corner on the 5th floor of the complex at Highland and Hollywood, one is immediately de-stressed by entering the quiet perfectly designed dinning space. The sushi was absolutely amazing...uber fresh, creative, delicious and Chef Mori Onodera's secret sushi rice unparelled. The personal touches, such as the use of plates made/designed by the chef and serving of sparkling sake from his hometown in Japan hightened the specialness of the meal.

INN ANN...Absolutely outstanding in all categories.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stunning meal. Food and presentation was a work of art. I loved every single thing about this restaurant.

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NB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A sublime experience. Every course was a moment worth savoring. The food, presentation, service and ambiance were all top notch and memorable.

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Want to eat Washoku/traditional Japanese cuisine expertly refined by a Guide Michelin chef? Then Chef Morihiro Onodera is the chef for you.

He has worked at essential L.A. Sushi restaurants such as Matsuhisa on La Cienega and trend setting Katsu on Hillhurst in the 1980's.

Of course, he presided over his eponymously named Mori Sushi until 2011. "Retired", he made exquisite ceramic dishes for many noted L.A. très hauts restaurants. Then a short stint at Shiki Beverly Hills.

Now Chef Onodera plies his art at contemplative, zen-like setting of 隠庵 Inn Ann meanIng "hidden hermitage" which is a restaurant that emphasizes all things Japanese.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heaven. Amazing food. No noise. Perfect scenery. Great experience

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y
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place if you want to have a talk without yelling across the table. Decent food with great ambiance. I was hoping that they can keep their old menu, which has some extent of customizability. The new menu is $100 for 7 courses. I was not a fan of the sea bass and sushi in my dinner.

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f
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extremely over-priced, insufficient quantity of average size sushi platter for an exorbitant price,
partially based on use of antique trays and high-end china. The $125 bill for an appetizer, 10 pieces
of sushi, no drinks left us starved.

Terrific service as there was only one other person seated at the sushi bar. Requires $$$$$$!!!!!!!

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CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very high quality and excellent. Inn Ann has become our new place for celebrations. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. The view from our table was very nice. The noise level got loud when the restaurant filled up, I think it’s due to the concrete wall next to our table. Some sound absorbing material should help with that.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great and interesting meal! I don't like tofu, but I tried there housemade tofu and it was really good. I have always been hesitant to try eel, but it came in the tempura course, and it was really good. Great sushi course. Best cucumber salad I have ever had. When the desert course is offered get the orange pudding, it is wonderful.! There were many other course that were delicious and beautifully presented. Finally, matcha salt. Yes, matcha salt. It came with the grilled fish and I want to put it on everything!

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LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Replicate an authentic unforgettable Japanese fine dining experience at Inn Ann without leaving LA. The hospitality. The exquisite food preparation and presentation. And the highest quality ingredients right down to the home made tofu and house made cherry blossom salt! Not to mention the most beautiful, comfortable, quiet dining room in LA with a magnificent view. Start at Japan House shop and museum on the 2nd floor and ask to be escorted to the dining room on the 5th floor. It’s tricky to find this hidden gem in the madness of the Hollywood Highland monstrosity. But entering the peaceful oasis after navigating through the chaos is part of the charm. Like finding your favorite sushi bar in the middle of Tokyo insanity. Since our last trip to Japan in August, we’ve been yearning for this exact experience. So grateful to have found it.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in the area and got lucky with a last minute reservation at Inn Ann. Enjoyed the Kaseiki courses and the lesson on wasabi root from Morisan. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed the experience a lot. Would love to return to try a la carte...

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointing. Not at the same level as other notable omakase dinners in Los Angeles (Yamakase, Urasawa, Ginza Sushi Onodera)... by a longshot.

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FF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Pricey but a good value compared to other high end sushi bars. Can't wait to return.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an incredible and intimate experience. The chef is mesmerizing to watch prepare your meal. We were able to enjoy each course while he explained where and how he prepared them. Tried new dishes and fish that i have never had (needle fish, baby barracuda and amberjack were a few).
Pictures do not do the restaurant justice. It is a small and intimate space with a few booths and 6 spots at the bar.
Highly recommend for a beautiful, tasty and memorable night out.

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HW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and beautifully delivered! Only complaint... the cost is high

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations after hearing chef Mori's interview on Good Food w/Evan Kleiman on KCRW that morning. We had the tasting menu with the best sushi and sashimi I've ever had. Overall, a superb dining experience, from the food, service, tableware and ambiance. The attention to detail was amazing from the food presentation to the cherry blossom salt. Highly recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time dining at Inn Ann. This is a very special dining experience in all respects - everything is wonderful - such a beautiful Japanese dining experience. Chef Onodera is fabulous - a wonderful person, artisan and cuisine master, as is everyone who serves the customers. We had a lovely time. We will definitely return to Inn Ann again and again. We are very glad and grateful that Inn Ann exists in Los Angeles. Thank you.

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SH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi in particular may be the best in the city. Each piece is prepared with care and flavor. The salmon roe was marinated to perfection. Can't wait to go back!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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
29 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
2 reviews
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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