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Lucky Mizu at Level 8, Los Angeles, CA

Lucky Mizu at Level 8

4.0
4
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Experience Japanese culinary tradition at Lucky Mizu, a restaurant that feels like dining in a music box. Beneath a 40-foot Earth Harp that envelops the space in sound, guests will indulge in a selection of sushi and sashimi and explore the art of cooking with water - featuring shabu-shabu (boil) and seiro-mushi (steam), featuring the world’s finest meats, seafood, and fresh produce, all beautifully presented.

The ethereal space is lined with cherry blossoms, good luck charms, and butterfly infinity mirrors. When performers play the Earth Harp and drums at the center of the room, the entire restaurant turns into an enormous, immersive musical instrument.

Please note that we are an Adults Only (21+) restaurant after 9:00 PM.

For parties of 7 guests and more, please email reservations@level8dtla.com.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Shabu-shabu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 789-7853
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Hisae Stuck
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    W. Pico Blvd and S. Figueroa Street.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Innovative

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Innovative

48 Reviews
  1. ParkerGreen

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was most certainly one of my worst dining experiences of ALL TIME. Despite having a reservation, it took OVER an hour and a half to actually be seated. It took fifteen minutes just for a host to even speak with us while waiting. After being told to wait to be seated, it took asking multiple times and an EXTREMELY rude hostess saying there’s other people that need to be seated (after having already waited an hour WITH a reservation at that point) to finally get a seat. The service remained slow, the food average, and the prices exorbitant. Top it off with AUTO 20% gratuity and a payment screen that auto selects 20% for ADDITIONAL gratuity, and I can’t say I left with a pleasant taste in my mouth in ANY WAY. I will NOT be returning to Lucky Mizu, and I ABSOLUTELY do NOT recommend visiting.

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  2. LauraHeartsOfPalmer

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Massively disappointed in the experience and communication. I was so excited to try this place out. My husband and I have worked in hotels and upscale bars in our past and travel the world to upscale and super fun establishments all of the time. I had been dying to come to Level 8. Mainly I wanted sushi, oysters or shabu shabu and wanted the most to go to sinners and santos. lucky Mizu was the only place available when i looked it up. We love sushi. And wanted to try Shabu Shabu together. We normally dislike pre fixed meals. I dont like truffle or tempura. But love all vegetables seafood and wagu. I had also been dying to see sinners and santos. I asked multiple times in text, on open table, on answering machines and live calls- if the only way we could order was prefixed. They said yes. I asked if that guaranteed choice of Shabu Shabu with sashimi. We don’t like prefixe. I like sushi. I would pay prefixe if we got to try and cook ourselves and the fee got us entrance into sinners and santos. They said yes over and over. We would get sushi and our choice of shabu shabu. And get in to sinners and santos. We went. Other people got out of prefixe. Our meal was late and expensive and not what we wanted. The second course came before our drinks. I hate truffles and dislike tempura. And we left hungry. Watching other people order what we thought we could. And sinners and santos wasn’t even open. I was livid. The staff was wonderful (seriously) just totally clueless to what we paid for. But we were MASSIVELY disappointed. Also the bathrooms were dirty and trashy and halls dirty. We are in love and still going home happy with each other. But Worst use of money we’ve paid in so long.

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  3. LLS12

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the ambiance and performances were entertaining our experience at Lucky Mizu was very disappointing. It took over 15 minutes to get our order in. We received our hot pot meat 10 minutes before our vegetables and our sides (rice, sauces, noodles). We asked Chris another waiter who was working near us if we could call our waiter to receive the rest of our hot pot items so we can eat. Instead of “yes” or “I’ll find out what’s going on with your order”. He rudely replied “Didn’t you just get your meat right now?” When we replied “no” he became even more rude and decided to say “Ohh really, that’s odd.” And proceeded to walk away after. We waited another 30 minutes to get our check. They automatically charged 20% gratuity on our check. No wonder the workers here feel entitled to treat their customers poorly. They don’t have to provide the customer service worthy of a 20% gratuity. I have worked as a waitress for over 6 years and understand how hard being a waiter can be. But our experience was disappointing.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you want over priced mid sushi 🍣 come here. Drinks were good, there was entertainment as well. Service was decent, but not to be automatically charged 20%!!! Thought this was complete unfair when it was only two of us. We had 5 items and 3 drinks and total was almost $300 including the 20% service charge. Not to mention the $12 table that I was unaware of. Apparently it was Evian water, when it was being refilled from a pitcher. CRAZY!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was poor and the serving size was very small with very high prices. We did not get utensils until we were almost done and my friend ordered a second drink that never came. They also added a 20 percent tip which I would not have left. Only thing that saved it was ambience.

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  6. Azzizammimi

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very stinky place you smell a horrible fish smell mix with meat from the moment you enter the place not even the restaurant loud very loud we had to leave as soon as we walked in

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  7. okkkk

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced and not much food for the price. I think the menu is pretty vague as well.

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  8. Amber

    Chicago

    336 reviews

    2.0

    336 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The fish quality and overall food quality is not good. So many other places to go for sushi in LA. Being here is all about the vibe and performance if you’re looking for dinner in a club atmosphere. This is not something people who care about food would dine.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a bar where they serve sushi, and Ramen . The food was delicious, but is not to be considered a place where you go for dinner it's more a night club setting that serving sushi and drinks. The concept is interesting and I would recommend it to anyone

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first level 8 experience was at Lucky Mizu. Overall it was a very average experience for us. The highlight of the restaurant is the ambiance and look of everything, quirky and polished at the same time. Where it needs improvement is the quality of the food and guest experience. For such a polished place the staff, quality of ingredients and food, did not seem to meet that level. Aside from the decor and music, nothing to write home about.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    incredible!!!! lucky mizu and all of level 8 is a must. sit at the bar for the hot pot to avoid sharing a pot if you want your own (2 per table vs 1 per seat at the bar) and to better see the harp! incredible staff, experience and food. 10/10

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had really high expectations for Lucky Mizu since quite a few people told me they had enjoyable experiences here. Unfortunately, my fiancè and I didn’t feel the same. Immediately upon entering the speak easy style restaurant you are smacked in the face with a pungent fishy smell. We were seated at the bar and ordered the sushi and seafood hotpot. I advise getting a table because the for some reason the hot pot station is an awkward distance away from where you’re sitting. I found myself stretching to eat from the pot. All the seafood arrived raw as expected but when cooked it was obvious that it was not fresh seafood! The decor is cute but we found it to be overpriced and quite literally funky☹️

    1 person found this helpful

  13. MarleneM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Mizu was so awesome to us being first timers with Shabu Shabu…. Particularly Aliyah our waitress, the chef Hisae who walked us thru it, and bartender Harvey who made us some killer lychee martinis. Definitely coming back!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. LAGirlie

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre. Room/Venue design was nice. Entertainment was unique but the poor layout and the staff/kitchen noise made it hard to enjoy.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Hgn1kork

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi and shabu shabu were great, particularly the ribeye. The service was good, but the food arrived before our drinks. Definitely will go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty empty place when we went. Felt very nicely put together. It was fun to walk through several doors to get the restaurant. They acknowledged our reservation and immediately were led to be seated. Also made good on the special request and special occasion for the evening. Food was pretty but pricey. I'd probably do some apps and split a shabu rather than individual portions. Cocktails were awesome. Wine and sake list was huge. Service was super friendly and fun. A very energetic and funny server who was very attentive.

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  17. ChrisD

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and Harvey/staff were magnificent. Beautiful quaint space. Had a harp performance before us. Definitely a place to check out. The food was great order Kobe sushi rolls, bluefin and other items. All with very nice presentation and better taste. Will for sure head back again.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible service. Had to wait 30 mins before getting seated and we had a reservation. Our server never came to check on us or ask if we wanted more drinks or food. Never even received a dessert menu. Had to ask another server for utensils and bowls.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool experience and the food was actually good. Drinks were unique and the entertainment there was as well. A little on the pricey side but overall good experience

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  20. Rose

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sensory overload with the high volume of sound and music. Hardly able to chat with my friends eating there. Two of my friends actually cannot handle the amount of noise and had to leave early due to that. Food was good, expected better for the price range. Interesting experience with the string harp performance. This is the kind of place that I'll only go once for the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. MahnazP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Its a good lace for parties up to 4 otherwise you need to sit at the bar and can barely speak with others

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For the price, it’s not worth the just-fine experience

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Bill

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for sushi, shabu shabu and sashimi. Service was great. The hostesses, the wait staff and the sushi preparers were all very helpful. I really appreciated the bald man with the beard who provided and explained to me the differences between Scotch whiskeys and turned me on to Oban 14. 5 stars for customer service.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Luv2dineout

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot. The sauces were delicious, vegetables and seafood fresh, and great service. Fun atmosphere and loved the bar at check-in. A little tricky to find - very speakeasy - but worth it!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was awful and so slow. It took 3 times for our check to be corrected. We were overcharged by about $60. Make sure you check your receipt when you pay!

    2 people found this helpful

  26. Kawasaki

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavor of the food was absolutely amazing. However, that is probably where the amazingness ended. The service from the staff was definitely subpar. Sometimes going 20-30+ minutes for the staff to make rounds and refill an empty glass of water. Portions were small. Spent 1 1/2 hours there and still left hungry.
    Lucky Mizu at Level 8Responded on November 5, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize for our service not meeting your needs. Please know we take this to heart and will ensure improvements. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. EdwardT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky Mizu in downtown LA is a delightful gem. Their delicious cuisine paired with early harp music creates a unique, elegant dining experience. Attentive staff and a wide menu selection make it a must-visit spot for a memorable evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious but the service was what makes this place truly shine. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s nice to have an upscale shabu shabu experience in LA.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience, our first waiter kinda slacked but another lovely black queen ended up picking up the slack so I gave her a heft tip

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and decor! I wish we would have gotten a tutorial on how to eat our meal so we could enjoy it more. But then again the mystery might have added to our experience. The food, especially the sauces were delicious .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the presentation. The stone cooked wagu with the hot stone served was my favorite. Go on the weekend for live music

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my wife and I‘s first time eating at a hot pot location. I think we may have been spoiled by it. We both ordered the meats and chose to cook our own food in the hot pot and what an experience that was for us . I barely eat any vegetables, let alone mushrooms when we were finish there was nothing left in any plate. All food was eaten mushrooms cabbage everything again generally not my cup of tea, but this time it sure was. I actually want to go back and eat there again it was that good . Now the ambience was just as good the floor at the AC hotel. Simply amazing everything there was beautiful. Do you have a chance to check it out? You might want to do so, but make sure you make reservations.

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  33. FabianaR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, the food, and ambiance were extraordinary!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very disappointing. Ambience nice and service nice.
    Lucky Mizu at Level 8Responded on November 5, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. Please feel free to reach out with more details so we can make it right.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Imagine being Asian and told about how to eat Asian food. In the most condescending manner possible. And then when you ask if a drink can be made with a different liquor (tequila) you’re told that it really doesn’t matter how many liquors you drink, it’s about the volume and number of drinks. Then get yelled at bc you’re done and leave through the same hallway you entered through. Take it with a grain of salt. This place is terrible and just TikTok famous.
    Lucky Mizu at Level 8Responded on November 5, 2023
    Thank you for being candid about your visit. We're disheartened to know we fell short, and in such ways that are almost unforgivable, but we're committed to making things right. We hope you’ll consider dining with us again so we can showcase the experience we strive to provide.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So amazing the staff is great and so sweet and accommodating! I love the ambiance and there was love music!!!!

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  37. AngelaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a memorable experience. Service and food quality were exceptional.

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  38. JesseS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere and the staff was amazing the price was great for the presentation and food was on point

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service by Harvey. We had the latest reservation time but Harvey still welcomed us with an incredible energy. Very informative of the menu and just an exceptional service. Food was authentic and delicious. Host of the hotel was very accommodating as well. We had a wonderful experience overall. Will be back often!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great immersive experience from the time you arrive!!! Our server Joshua was great!!! He guided us through the food experience and all was top notch!!! The live harp playing and drums was one of a kind!!! Definitely will be back!!!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Lucky Mizu at Level 8 is rated 4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Lucky Mizu at Level 8

1254 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W. Pico Blvd and S. Figueroa Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Shabu-shabu
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hisae Stuck
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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