Seaweed Hand Roll Bar

4.8
38 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
We offer a variety of the freshest fish on the market. These include our specialty authentic Handrolls, mouthwatering Nigiri, and Gunkan. Our appetizers range from fried delights to our delectable Uni Spoons and Wild Mushroom Seaweed Soup!
At Seaweed, we use the highest quality Nori on the planet! Most of our fish comes straight from Japan that is complemented with our Truffle imported from Italy and our Russian Black Caviar!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 38 people are saying
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steven
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

If you are concerned about getting Covid you may not feel comfortable here as people are sat very close to each other.

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EstherY
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The music is waaay too loud and clubby. I think the overall experience would’ve been a lot better with quieter music.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Was able to make a reservation on a Thursday night. Were seated promptly but had to flag down multiple people to get out drink orders in. The food quality is good, the toro was delicious. However no ginger / wasabi etc was served, had to also flag down people for that as well. The music was extremely loud, which might just be the ambiance the restaurant is going for. In the end, the bill was extremely pricey, which just for the food quality wasn’t worth it in my opinion. COVID may have a part to play, but unless things change I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. A great place to meet up with friends, date. They only have booths around the bar great location in Glendale very hip place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

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vipjillb
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular. Service was wonderful. The acoustics were loud and prices were expensive but quality was fantastic.

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viprocky
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our former haunt for great, authentic sushi and sashimi was sold by the star chef there and he has moved on. We had almost given up hope when we saw an instagram posting for this place. We made the trip and are very glad that we did. Fantastic food, beautifully presented, skillfully prepared and nuanced tastes. Substantial variety of daily special fish, focused on fresh, rare and authentic sashimi and suchi experiences. Some robatayaki selections too...loved the bacon wrapped asparagus and the chicken karaage was as good as one gets in Ginza District. Attentive and gracious service, busy but nice spacing between seats at the horseshoe shaped bar which is the only dining option. Music was loud, not unbearably. Very expensive, but in light of what we got, well worth it. Valet parking is pricey ($15 without gratuity) right in front. If you can walk a block or two public parking is much less. Definitely our new go to place for Japanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff was fantastic! It’s on the pricey side for sure but a great place to treat yourself to some VERY DELICIOUS sushi and handrolls.

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Dustin
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Quick Summary: Very fresh and good food. On the pricier side and catered more towards non-asians.

Restaurant overall leans more toward American and catered toward the demographic that's less familiar with Asian/Japanese cuisine. There are many elements that hold to authentic Japanese food and vibes, but there are some fusion elements.

Interior is pretty basic, all stools/bar seating around the chefs. There are some cool decorations, the big fish at the back actually doubles as a coat rack. Ambiance is what you would expect in Glendale, kind of more hip/modern with an oriental twist. Music appears to be slightly older top hits from the radio, energetic vibe. It fits, but with the layout and attention to food, plating, and etc, I feel there are 2 elements clashing rather than harmonizing.

The dishware is beautiful, the setup is wonderful, and the chefs put a lot of attention and care into the food. 10/10

The servers could work a few things out. It took quite a long time to get checks and to place orders after finishing our plates. The service was very attentive in the beginning but slowed down toward the end. We had to ask for the check twice and overall it took around 10 minutes. What was odd was that, there were many servers present but many looked to be idling or were doing random tasks that were very low priority. I haven't been a server and I don't know if there was a huge dinner rush and they were taking a break so I don't want to be too harsh but I felt there could have been slight improvements here.

Our server, I felt, was too close to us when taking our order or explaining the menu. A few times when she was present, she was more or less in contact with us physically. And this is maybe just me being overly nitpicky, but hearing the names of the dishes being pronunciated incorrectly bothered me (we didn't correct but we would repeat the names in the correct pronunciation); on top of being explained the very basics of sushi related dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my kids birthday, and they treated us right! Food was exceptional, as was the service. Everyone was very kind. Great spot.

NT
vipNarineTV
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Way overpriced even for our standards. Have had better. Food wasn’t bad, but nothing special that will draw me back at that price. Sorry.

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vipBedros
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced, slow service…. Not my cup of tea…

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Juliette
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this place only a week and a half ago and I’ve been back four times. I cannot stress how amazing the quality of their sushi is and how fantastic their staff and chef service is. Can’t wait for my next visit!

AV
AndrewV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a restaurant for people who admire high quality, fresh fish and are willing to pay for it. You might get more "bang for your buck" at other restaurants, but you get what you pay for. The sushi prepared for us at this restaurant was the closest thing to authentic sushi I've had in the states, and was worth every penny to me!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the omakaze experience. Fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place that is so unique! Virginia, the owner and Christian the sushi chef couldn’t have been more hospitable! Best sushi, so fresh and exotic. Not your typical sushi restaurant with delicious plates. Very excited to go back and try more. Definitely a must try place if you want only the best! Wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there but everything was just perfect
Food was delicious and well prepared
Staff were all great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Searing is around the bar and

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LeaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the omakase for 2 special through open table ❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing! Obsessed with seaweed

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VehikG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. There was a fly around our area which disgusted us. I wanted a specific dish and the waiter was not familiar with it, even when I showed her the dish that had smoke under the glass dome.

MY
MeriY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing. Best sushi hands down. The fish is extremely fresh, the flavors blend so well together. I highly recommend the salmon, toro, and truffle nigiris, and the spicy lobster, spicy scallop, and crab handrolls. I also trust the chefs here and oftentimes ask the wait staff to just bring the chef’s specials. They have never steered me wrong.

The price is reflective of the quality and freshness of the sushi. The prices are available on the menu and there is an 18% service charge, so there are never any surprises.

I cannot wait to be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trin was the best! She made our dinner amazing. We’ll definitely be back

MS
vipMarrietteS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous date night! Delicious fresh sushi and tempura. Superb service and fun international music. A must place to dine at.

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vipMary
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

It’s a small sushi place, nice staff and great design! It is extremely overpriced for a sushi newbie and you walk out hungry having paid 90$. Would never recommend! For us, it was a complete waste of money, especially the nigiri specials (acquired taste and tiny nigiri). Might be a good place if you want to get a specific fish; also a bit concerning the amount of photo shooting - seems to be more about getting online promotion and hype rather than value for the customers.

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vipDiner78722
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Solid sushi options and fun upgrades available

EL
vipEmilyL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was beyond expectations - we were there for lunch so it was quiet and lovely.
Everything was perfect, service was excellent and chef Jesse is unbelievable.

Cannot recommend this highly enough - GO and enjoy!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality sushi in California

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is absolutely amazing. Wont be disappointed what so ever. Will be back most definitely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh sushi! Great service

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vipCiara
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! And great sake choices. A fun lively atmosphere with friendly staff. Second time I’ve been there and the food is so good. I will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Hands down best sushi ever. Service was amazing food was amazing atmosphere amazing !! Def recommend

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vipYourebay
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the food here was incredible!! So so good. The salmon skin and the special hand roll were amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow if you want the best sushi this is the place!!!

AC
AngelaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

After we gave checked in sat down at the sushi bar a woman came over and rudely asked if we did indeed have a reservation and asked for our names.

The only drinks available are only bottles of sake that start around $100 or a choice of two beers.

The bar is so packed you’re literally seated inches away from the next diner.(We are still Covid times so not within regulations)

The food is good but not exceptional.

The Armenian rap music is so loud you can’t have a conversation.

And finally when the bill came 18% was added on for the “staff in the back and front” but this did not include gratuities.
This was not only written on the bill but we were told this twice verbally.

So many better quality places in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. We got the omakase and chef Haga just blew us away! We might go back again today for round 2! Highly recommend

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FloraK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. This our second time going and we will go again and again. Sooo worth it!!!!

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vipluizam
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am an armenian but the music choice wasn’t my favorite (armenian songs ) lol . Everything else was great . Food was amazing! My favorite is the red snapper !.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Not saying it’s bad, because it isn’t. The sushi is quite good. However, it is way too overpriced considering the quality, location and all else. I shouldn’t have a $350 bill for two people with the type of sushi and service they’re providing. Sugarfish offers better sushi for half the price. I’ll skip this place next time and try somewhere else.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Seaweed Hand Roll Bar using the Order Online button. Seaweed Hand Roll Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Seaweed Hand Roll Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 484-8841.

Seaweed Hand Roll Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Seaweed Hand Roll Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/seaweed-sushi-bar-glendale/giftcards.

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.