Kaiju Sushi

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$30 and under
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Kaiju Sushi Restaurant serves Japanese food made with an original approach and a unique emphasis on aspects of culinary creation absent in your typical restaurant. The Kaiju experience is one of unparalleled emphasis on freshness, flavor and felt intimacy between the patron and the men at the knife, who transfer their own understanding and interpretation of Japanese tradition through the food they prepare.
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Mark
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the wow the fish was so fresh! The albacore melts in your mouth, can’t wait to come back

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vipAlexR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time but we were never seated. This is not the first time we've struggled with them honoring a reservation, but they don't seem to actually reference the reservations people make at all. It's still whoever walks through the door.

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VigenP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The negative.. even though we had a reservation we still ended up waiting for 30 min until a tabled cleared..

Th positive.. the food was very good, a lot better then what I expected, the waitress that was waiting on us was a superstar! She was on top of her game. I believe her name was Emeline.. other then the wait getting a table everything else was super fast and great..

Definitely recommend this spot if you are willing to wait a little extra..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Restaurant was noisy, food wasn’t that exceptional, and it was hard to get somebody to serve us.

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TimL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Underwhelming experience. Food was poor to average and service was lacking overall. For this price point, expected much more.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Felt rushed to leave the restaurant as they were closing

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vipUyenN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance—beautiful decorations, not too loud, just-right lighting. Ryan was our chef, and we enjoyed his creative and thoughtful dishes. The staff was also friendly. Kaiju is now one of our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was not fresh and oily and just not good!

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vipsweetslove
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the omakase. They're super creative about what goes into the experience, and the food is great.

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DavidS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

3 person experience, went on Saturday about 6:30pm not to busy seated quickly. We have had dinner here in the past and thought fish was fresh. This time it was not a bit gummy and not very tasty. Service was great but unfortunately sushi was not. We had a rainbow roll (good), halibut with ponzu (very old wife spat out), capacitó salmon and tuna, both not fresh, garlic edamame (good). A few pieces of shrimp sushi (cooked so decent). Maybe they had an off night.

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HungryForFood
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food isn't great, the fish is not great quality. The only thing that was half decent was the Toro. My wife and I had the Sushi Omakase and nothing tasted good, which is unfortunate. I will definitely not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved it but they sang happy birthday to two tables while we were there, asking the whole restaurant to help, and it felt like a tacky chain restaurant.

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1SushiLover
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

KAIJU is a great sushi restaurant that I frequent often. Fish is always fresh and delicious and the chefs are friendly and fast!

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darryl22
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good neighborhood sushi spot. Will be back

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LaurenLoves13
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place is nice - free valet, at least when we were there at 6pm. The staff is nice as well. The fish tastes good but most of the special sushi descriptions start with crab, and many of them seem like the same elements in a different order, so not much variety.

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CantGetEnough
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi is pretty good. Server recommended portobello mushroom appetizer, it was great. Food came out fast. Valet parking is free.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time here and sitting at the bar. Emily is fantastic and our sushi chef is outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible especially for the price. Had some more unique menu items too. Definitely will return!

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Gabriel
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and attention was incredible! Thank you for having us and I look forward to trying out all of your other great rolls.

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vipBarryB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and drink. The items that the server suggested were absolutely amazing and fresh. Very accommodating and attentive hosts. Like Arnold said, I’ll be back!

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vipronac
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. It is cozy and great service. A bit pricey but worth it.

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ElenaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and extensive menu! Artistic and very creative food presentation along with good service! Thank you!

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DrewT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's all around a good experience. Not the cheapest place around but the sushi is fresh, good service, and good ambiance for a date. I do wish the tables were a little further apart though.

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vipcadwiz
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed the food and ambiance. We had a great time and will definitely be coming back.

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vipAkeeks
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible. It took a time to get their attention to get a check, sit down, order food etc.... The worst was the desert. Who will serve the mochi ice cream by MISO SOUP CUP ?! It’s ridiculous. Very ROUGH service.
I won’t go this restaurant anymore.

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vipElizabethS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!

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vipBrianG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon arrival we asked for a booth. There were several open however, the hostess said they were only for larger parties it was 8:30pm and the restaurant was half empty. I doubt there was going to big a big rush of large parties. I have dined here before and they happily gave us a booth every time. I thought it was really lame and a horrible way to treat customers. We decided to go somewhere else for dinner and the hostess could have cared less. I will never done at this place again. I will also encourage my friends to not dine there as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Emily is awesome. She always gives great service with a smile!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
52 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo good!! They also have happy hour which was fun. The parking is on tips which is really nice. Might just be one of my top three sushi spots!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for dinner- saw it had four stars on yelp, should honestly be 2-2.5. Service was horrible and took way too long to get the food. Asked for ponzu sauce and was given bbq sauce how does that even happen. Servers seemed to have no experience. Food was average, maybe even below average.

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vipMelanieG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible experience. From the moment we walked in the restaurant had this funky smell. We came here with my family for an early dinner right when they opened. The restaurant was empty and yet the service was AWFUL. Our waiter had no idea what he was doing and was just inexperienced. The sushi was also not good at all. The fish didn't taste fresh and we were extremely disappointed. It was also super EXPENSIVE considering the food and service were bad. Oh and they also automatically added a 20% service charge which they absolutely didn't deserve.
Will NOT be coming back.

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DavidS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place, we were seated immediately but opted to go to the bar. The chefs were nice and fish is fresh, only negative was they did not have some of the items on the list but hey can’t have everything. We will go back and just let the chef pick what we eat.

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vipritah
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sushi is very good and fresh. Don't love the size of their rolls. They are hard to eat because they are so large.

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vipliv2dine
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch was great! We asked for very little rice and they were very accommodating. There were only s few other diners , that was surprising as the food , service, and
bathroom were very clean. Priceless we’re very fair too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

We were there for Mother’s Day .. the service was pretty bad they weren’t even busy . Almost broke my tooth because there was something hard and sharp in my spicy scallop hand roll . Overall, the food was just not good

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Kenzo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was quite slow.

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vipritah
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good sushi there. The fresh sushi is very good - I even eat Uni there.

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YvetteM
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I've had in years! Super-fresh, delicious...can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AWESOME!!!

FAQs

Kaiju Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Kaiju Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 990-9939.

Kaiju Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.