Kihon

4.7
34 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese

Kihon is a Japanese sushi restaurant located on Naples Island, Long Beach, California. Positioned right next to a host of other traditional restaurants, Kihon aims to provide a fusion of traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist, focusing more on core ingredients such as fish and rice rather than sauces.

The restaurant specializes in ramen, tapas, soups, salads and specialty rolls. Sushi dinner platters are also available along with teriyaki chicken, beef and shrimp. Among the most popular dishes is the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, smoked octopus carpaccio, ceviche and calamari tempura. Kihon is open every day from 5:00PM to 9:30PM, with weekends extending the closing time to 10:30PM.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kihon is a must for sushi in the Naples/Belmont Shore/Heights area. The fish exceptionally fresh, the preparation superb, service great and not intrusive, restaurant provides a clean, simple and step above neighborhood restaurant experience. We eat there weekly and friends come from outside the LB area to enjoy great sushi at a great price. Thanks!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service, but timing on when the food came out was a little bit annoying. All of my food came out before my girlfriends and it took another 16 minutes for them to get her food out.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better each time! This is the best Japanese restaurant around...the Best!

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty good tonkatsu ramen, shishito peppers were quite good, the octopus was just ok. The service was pleasant but slow and the restaurant is very loud so hard to have a conversation. I’d try it again sometime on a less busy night.

C
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has friendly and efficient staff. We visited on a Tuesday evening. I highly recommend making a reservation.

The food was fresh/good. The “Dude” was good. A friend had a spinach dish which all 4 of us liked a lot.

Parking was provided right in front of the restaurant and is off street parking.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Super fresh delicious fish in the sushi. Great place!

W
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood sushi experience. TVs make it easy to come in alone for the sushi bar or dine at tables with friends. Nice mix of specials and dependable sushi. Overall, quite good near Naples.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This place is amazing. I was in Long Beach for the weekend and went on Thursday night. The sushi was incredible - they had an amazing selection and talented chefs. Chef Peter took excellent care of us. I have dined at many 1 to 3 star Michelin sushi restaurants around the world (25+ of them), and while this was a very different dining experience, the value was incredible. The nigiri, handrolls, gyoza, and the spicy tuna crispy rice were our favorites. Highly recommend this spot. Top notch food at unbeatable prices.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food.

m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day

W
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good sushi, nice variety and TV to watch sports.

MJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent New Year's Eve. at Kihon and were so happy that we chose this restaurant. Great food, friendly service, nice ambiance , great bar menu and great sushi bar.

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, the service and food are the best.
Peter you are a Super Star.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great service. A little pricey for a quick bite.

IC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go omakase and we really had a good time! Our chef Koji San was awesome. He informed us about what we were having each time he presented an item to us. Every plate tasted good but my favorite was the seared toro! Melts in your mouth kind of goodness! Would definitely recommend this place! Excellent food, excellent service.

f
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve finally found a good local sushi spot! After moving from LA to Seal Beach we’ve been searching out quality meals and after too many strike outs it’s nice to see a restaurant that actually has their isht together. The chefs made us special requests of both adult and kid friendly sushi. Thanks Kihon!

KD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best sushi in town! We love this place. Wish it was open for lunch too

TP
Los Angeles
160 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The loudest restaurant I have ever been to! The service was fair at best and it’s expensive for what you get! Don’t think we are going back!

O
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best sushi and sashimi in Long Beach. Absolutely fabulous. Great service, too. Only negative is acoustics are bad so it is very noisy. This will be our go-to sushi restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Kihon with 3 generations in our group, including teenage son. We are able to order everything from the most unique sushi (teenager favorite), to dumplings to teriyaki and tempura platter. Softshell crab sushi is a favorite. Reservations recommended since the restaurant is small but popular.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi across the board. Fantastic service. We are very particular and this was fantastic and will come again next time we’re down in Long Beach

H
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, I told my Japanese sushi chef friend about the selection of fish that Kihon had available and he was impressed as well as my friend who dined with me, visiting from Japan. We were lucky to get seats at the sushi bar, I was told. I had requested sushi bar seats thru Open Table but the restaurant said it was first-come, first-serve only for the sushi bar

SO
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I guess I'm spoiled... everything was very good but a definite miss on the details. (service, wait staff, food)

S
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First and last time I go to this place. Food was not that great.
It's too expensive for the quality

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time. The miso eggplant appetizer was delicious, and sushi was spectacular.

MM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Kihon. Service is always great and food it delicious. This is our go to neighborhood spot for sushi. And their Ramen is pretty spectacular.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

基本の基本。
美味しかったです。ありがとうございました。
日本の居酒屋そのものでした。

また、獺祭磨き50でしたが、当時で45ドルは結構安く感じました。良心的な価格だと思います。
また、ロサンゼルスに行く時は是非行きたいお店になりました。

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately when we arrived for our reservation they hadn't checked Open Table and didn't know we made a reservation. Something about "weren't notified by Open Table" and they had given our table to another party. Luckily there was just a 10-15 minute wait and we were able to sit down. Food is very good and prices are fair. The acoustics need some help so it's very loud.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time at the Sushi. Ken and his team at the sushi do a great job!

TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. Everyone is really nice including other customers. Peter, the sushi chef, is awesome!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and it was affordable!

A
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For authentic and traditional sushi, with the option of some creative and unique menu options, Kihon is a great choice. I am lucky to live close by and come here very often. While the interior decor is somewhat basic and casual, the food is the main focus here. It also does not have a ton of seating space, so its a little more intimate. I highly recommend Kihon to anyone, but especially those who appreciate well made, high quality sushi.

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a 9:15 pm reservation for which we were seated promptly, ignored for a short time , ordered one thing plus beer/sake, then ignored some more (busy talking up regulars) and then suddenly told LAST Call! The sushi was amazing but we were forced to shove it down our throats and make immediate decisions about what to order. Please don't take late reservations late if you can't provide a proper complete meal service, or please be more attentive from the minute we are seated---more communicative about when the kitchen closes, when the sushi bar closes. Thank you.