Mikaza Sushi

4.2
31 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Welcome to MIKAZA NIKKEI SUSHI by Pablito... the first of its kind in Los A,ngeles featuring Nikkei Cuisine, a Japanese and Peruvian fusion.

sushi | ceviche | waygu steak | tapas | full eclectic bar | happy hour | outdoor dinning

MiKaza offers a unique mix that centers on sushi, yakitori, ceviche, alongside traditional Peruvian meat dishes offered in an Izakaya ‘tapas’ style. Guests will enjoy a selection of specialty cocktails featuring Japanese Whiskey and Pisco, along with Japanese and Peruvian craft beers. Happy Hour at MiKaza is one of DTLA’s most fun and exciting locations to explore. Just a stone’s throw away from the Arts District, and in the Historic Core, MiKaza is in the center of today's DTLA activity. And yes, there is lots of patio seating! Nestled in the Spring Arcade Building, the expansive outdoor seating area will be one of the largest in DTLA and hosts one of DTLA’s most popular murals, created by world renowned artist Robert Vargas.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cat200
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you like Peruvian ceviche and a nice cocktail and wonderful service this is your place.And that is a small part of the menu.

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vipMarkoohay
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful

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adrianav
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazing food!! I recommend the ceviche and the fried rice. Soooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a casual fun night out

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MiguelM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for innovative and delicious Japanese food! Don’t mind the strip mall look: the food and service are way better and superior to the ambience. Highly recommend!

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Lilla
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I love this place and their food unfortunately my last visit was very disappointing as they put to go orders as priority over dine in customers. We received a few of the appetizers and then waited at least 30 mins for the rest of the food only for the waiter to come and inform us that they are so backed up in the kitchen that it might take another 20 mins and he asked if we would just like to cancel the rest of the items ( pretty much our entire dinner) kind of sucked because their really weren’t that many people dining in at this point the place definitely was NOT packed but they had tons of to go orders sitting on the counter in the kitchen. I took my friend here for their first time and we ended up not even being able to have our dinner. I’ve dined before and actually waited a good 40mins before they brought the rest of our food. It’s kind of disappointing that they are not cutting off to go orders instead when this happens. They would’ve made more money off of our table than off of a to go order 100% I did the math and we were going to have a bill of almost $300 but instead we left paying $100 for 3 drinks and 3 appetizers. Not sure if I trust the service enough and their capacity to dine here again especially for a special occasion.

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vipTMon
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. It has everything I love about sushi: fresh fish, tasty spices, and an extensive menu selection. On top of the many creative dishes they serve, they also have all the typical sushi rolls as well.

Not only is the food fantastic, but the service has been super-duper incredible, every single time I’ve been there.

The ambiance at this place is perfect for any occasion. The patio lights outside give the restaurant a super seductive feel that is perfect for date night. But they also play great music over the speakers which gives the patio area a a fun celebratory feel that is perfect for catching up with friends.

I’ve ordered delivery a few times at this point (because I love love love their food so much) & the food arrives just as delicious to my home as it is at the restaurant! 10 out of 10 every single time!

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CXP2020
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We went on a Saturday night to celebrate out anniversary. What a disappointment, we got 2 rolls and causita sampler and it took over an hour and a half to get anything. The only things I could say was the drinks were good. We got the Lomo Saltado before the sushi. What a disaster! The table next to us just got up and left because they never got the food and they were there before us. The funny part was the guy who got to the restaurant after us got his caustias and another appetizer before us. We just ate the lomo and then left.

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Wesf
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

This was our second time at Mikaza after being thoroughly impressed our first outing but man something was off. The service was terrible. We had a party of seven and everyone was served at a different time over a 2 and a half hour period. The birthday girl was kept waiting 2 hours for her sushi. Our server told us that there are only 4 sushi chefs... that should be more than adequate to service the 50 or so people for dinner. I watched as the substantial serving staff ran around haphazardly delivering dishes in a seemingly random order to guests. Get it together, there is obviously something broken with your staff communication. It was frustrating to sit and watch our table’s steak get cold waiting while your sushi chefs moved at a snails pace.

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Martea
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all about the fusion! amazing! Food quality is great, taste - sensational. everything we ordered was delightful

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erict
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and great vibe. The Peruvian influences really pair well with traditional Japanese style.

I am looking forward to going back!

It’s a winner!

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LuisE
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was good, the service was poor as well as the drinks, over price for a not so well experience during this pandemic, a lot of cigarette smells around

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DerekL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Grilled octopus is so good, so does the volcano

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and always a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant, hands down one of my favorites

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neochu1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The service was good to average. The night that I had went - there were issues with timely food service due to unforeseen circumstances. Our waiter was very nice, he kept us up to date with what was happening and what was happening in the kitchen. It is not a great place for traditional sushi but does have good fusion type dishes. For the price, I would say that there are better choices but if you're really curious about japanese-peruvian fusion type of cuisine - it is probably worth a try. I would suggest going for early dinner to avoid the potential chaos during the later night hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

It was extremely loud. We were unable to have one word of conversation. It felt more of a bar feeling than dinner with music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food! Location is a bit dystopian on a weeknight - the downtown arcade location would normally be buzzing and full of energy, but with COVID, it’s a bit dreary. However the service was excellent and the food and drinks were excellent. The Entrana Buns are mind-blowing, and the sushi is extremely fresh and tasty. Who knew pisco, carne, sake, and sushi went together so well!

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vipAdelinaA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, owner was very gracious and hospitable. Overall I would totally recommend this place to my friends!

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madhourwithmo
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! Very attentive server and bussers. They knew the menu and what to recommend. The owner was very friendly and asked for feedback. He shared live music video performances with us. Definitely returning when they have live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Operating Partner Wayne was great he had excellent recommendations and definitely sold the place to us, a skill that I feel is rarely used now a days and I can appreciate that. Also the service was on top of it. For a place that’s opened up for only 3 weeks, they’ve really handled business the way businesses should during this time of Covid. The live music was great as well, I would just say maybe turn the music down just a tad bit, because it’s hard to hear yourself when you’re sat right next to them. Other than that we tried over 15 different items and all were great and nailed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the good food and was able to talk which was good..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sushi was subpar and the servers were not communicating. We asked for water no ice and on three separate occasions from different servers they brought us eight waters with ice lol. We waited for our drinks forever. The best thing about the restaurant was the blowtorch. 😫😫

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RendleM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The lomo soltado was out of this world, best I ever had and the Halibut Taritado Carpaccio was equally amazing. You can't go wrong with anything you get. From drinks to food, hands down you are in for a treat.

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Anonymous
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

They're only two weeks old but the big problem is they're trying to be too many things.

Food, food presentation, staff and service are great!

But they had a tuneless dj playing music way too loud and she occasionally did her own rapping with some awful audio f/x which may it sounds like she was screeching and yelling. Plus noise on the street from firetrucks to loud motorcycles created an unpleasant environment.

As it stands currently, the outdoor doesn't have any ambience. But once indoor seating opens up, it looks like it would be much better. This is not a good date spot while dining outside.

I really want to go back for the food though but not until the music part gets sorted. I hope they work that out soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! I had a great experience from the moment I was seated. I look forward to having more friends enjoy this hidden gem with me.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Even though the food is tasty and the presentation was nice the amount of fish they put in the sushi or the actual expensive ingredients in a dish we’re borderline downright cheap

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AGomez
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinning experience at Mikaza was incredible. The Mikaza team is friendly and knowledgeable about all their dishes and happy all the time. So happy to find a sushi place so near by and get quality fish and great ambiance as well.I’ve taken 3 friends on different occasions and got great reviews from each one. My advise , make a reservation

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ktownfoodie
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Came on a Wednesday. It smelled really badly of trash from the homeless people pulling bags of trash out of the garbage on the street. Decided not to stay very long but ordered a couple of yakitori items and a couple of beers to be polite.

Chicken yakitori essentially came out well seasoned but raw. Vegetable yakitori was uneventful. However, during our meal, a few homeless people came to say hello and ask for change as we were sitting on the edge of their "patio."

Service seemed a little inexperienced. Wouldn't go again.

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sooz28
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although they just opened, Wayne and team (yes we are on a first name basis with the owner now) are superb. Great service, food is INSANE and cocktails great too. Any little kinks will be worked out in time. We truly had no idea they had only been open a week. Can't wait to go back.

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HugoR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best nikkei food in town very friendly staff and the drinks are amazing had the tiradito de lenguado con yuyo excellent i totally recommend it and las Conchitas a la parmesana are a must had a great time will be back pretty soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Peruvian Nikkei concept is one of a kind and only one in This area. Loved the drinks too and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This new place have potential but the service was bad. We did not got food for 2 hours. We ordered 4 plates only got 1 and cold. The drinks were really good.

FAQs

Mikaza Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 466-2820.

Mikaza Sushi is rated 4.2 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.