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K-ZO

4.3
810 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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About

Owner/Chef, Keizo Ishiba, is classically trained in both Japanese and French cuisine, Keizo has been honing his skills for over thirty years. From his training in Osaka to his acclaimed work in Kyoto, Hawaii, and Los Angeles, Keizo's creativity and innovation bring a fresh interpretation to classical cooking styles. His award-winning sushi is at the heart of his technique, but his repertoire extends into a full range of small plate selections, allowing him to create a unique and varied dining experience. Restaurant K-ZO is Keizo's premier venture as chef-owner and presents a true expression of his culinary vision. His knowledge of European cuisine fused with his traditional Japanese roots exalts passion straight from the kitchen to the table.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45am - 2:30pm / Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 202-8890
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Keizo Ishiba
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Private party facilities
There is one private table available for the party of 4 to 7 people.
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Private party contact
Vicky Yamamoto: (310) 202-8890
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Catering
K-ZO offers catering for private party & special event. Depends on your needs, they will cater the food or provide chefs to cook on the site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Venice
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Parking details
K-ZO is attached to the public parking structure. 2 hours free parking available without validation.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLeeS38 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

I haven't had Sushi in California for almost 10 years... Since I live in Boca Raton, and was visiting Culver City, I decided to look on open table and see which restaurant looked interesting and inviting.
I really didn't get lucky since this restaurant had some great reviews. It was every bit as good as I anticipated. There were exceptional appetizers that really were so great. I particularly loved the filet mignon appetizer. All the sushi was amazing with the freshest seaweed paper I have ever had. Yum. It really was a great dinner. Next time back in Culver City, I would be sure to return.

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odysseyperson (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

K-Zo is a superb place to eat--the japanese american fusion specialties are great. Moreover, the ambience is conducive to conversation and a classy experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

K-Zo is imo one of LA's finest sushi options. I am always happy to have an opportunity to dine there and tell people about it frequently

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vipjpro (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a birthday dinner here. The venue is nice to look at and the service was good and friendly. The waitress was knowledgeable and helped with our Sake questions.

For the price, the sushi is not up to par. The toro was the biggest disappointment as it came off fishy. When paying $10 a piece, you expect better from this cut. The venue ended up taking it off our bill after we could not even finish it. The rest of the sushi and rolls were mediocre. Not worth the price.

That said, i have friends who swear by this place. Perhaps we went on an off night.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent sushi. Amazing menu with salads and hot entrees as well. You can never go wrong visiting K-ZO!

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vipIdoL (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We tried it, since they had great reviews. The food is good, it is extremely busy and it is also very noisy. It is good to go there once in a while, but I do have more favorable Japanese restaurants to go to.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Very unassuming from the outside. I've passed this place many a times but never went in. The quality of fish is superb. Lots of great choices. Wine and beer only though.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was horrible. They served us old smelly fish that we sent back. The lotus root chips was stale and seemed days old. I heard the hostess tell our waitress to hurry up our meal because they needed our table after we were only seated for 20 minutes. The tables are so close together and over packed that the wait staff is constantly carrying food over our heads. This place is a disgrace!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Great sushi! Fresh, fresh, fresh. Great service. Sushi was tasty, not overly "sauced" as with many other places.

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BeAboveIt (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

K-Zo is always fresh and the service is always amazing!!

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vipoutandabout (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Frankly got a lot of recommendations for this place but was not that good. Compared to other places it's really lacking in Los Angeles

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Food offered some innovative treatments of Japanese take non-Asian dish (Tuna capaccio), wonder flavors! 6-taste appetiser was really a great treat. Risotto was okay, but I wanted a bit stronger flavor.
Steak was great.
Sake pricing was very welcoming.

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Samb (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

This is a regular place for us but it wasnt up to par this last time. The service was not very attentive and slow. Portion sizes were smaller than normal. We ordered a cooked yellowtail which was inedible, very fishy, poorly seasoned and poorly cooked. The spicy calamri we normally get was rubbery. while the sushi was fine and as good as usual everything else was subpar. Maybe they were just having a bad night but it was disappointing.

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vipReddoor (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Good delicious presentation beautiful. It was my friend's birthday which I had informed them when

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vipreview (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Had lunch with sister and my husband here. We tried the DineLA menu, all the food we picked were delicious. Our server was very nice and friendly. It was a little crowded but it was lunch time in a very good restaurant. Overall would eat here again.

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