Totoyama Sushi & Ramen

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$30 and under
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Japanese

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In Japanese, TOTO means “Fish” and YAMA means “Mountain” and it’s also part of the name of the owner and chef Yamamoto. The restaurant offers sushi and ramen sticking to carefully selected Ingredients, as well as sashimi, tempura, pork cutlets and more, a taste of real authentic Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices. We are located in the heart of Hollywood across from the W Hotel and one half block away from Pantages Theater. Please come join us for a taste of Japan. We offer 2 hour parking validation, we have a regular happy hour from 4-7pm and a late night happy hour 10pm – closing. Try our lunch specials available everyday. We offer to-go orders pick up or delivery by all food delivery companies.
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JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed eating here. The rolls are a bit different than what you get other places. We will be back . Also very convenient to the Pantages theater.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Small casual place located very close to the Pantages. My friend had a cooked fish dinner which had bones in it that she had to remove. Our soy sauce container was empty and we had to ask for it to be filled 3 times. Finally we borrowed the one from the table next to us. We had to ask to have our water refilled numerous times. Terrible service and if that wasn’t bad enough, we got charged 50 cents for a small side of siracha and 3.00 for extra ginger!!!

S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner was good and the location amazing, especially if attending a show at Pantages. However, I was very disappointed and turned off that I was charged .50 per person for ponzu instead of soy sauce.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theater night

MK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing quality fish! The food was excellent!!! Nice personnel.

F
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before seeing JC superstar at pantages. LOVE the ramen and Udon. We ordered one of each. Sake recommendation by server good too! Great service too.

AC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is one of our go-to restaurants when we watch a musical at the Pantages. They had a tuna sushi special that was delicious at our latest visit.

s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. This is a very authentic Japanese restaurant. Good service, too!

TA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish here is the best!

GL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations.
Waited for 20-min passed the reservation time.
Hostess was rude and would not look at us when she did talk to us.
Had to walk away after that...

HC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh! We enjoyed eating here before seeing a show at the Pantages... very convenient!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great sushi and ramen!!

BT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I was mostly very disappointed on their servers service. She wasn't very attentive.
We had miso soups to start with but entree comes with miso too. How come she didn't mention about it it. So we had double orders of very lukewarm miso soups that I couldn't even finish the first one.
The entree was just ok. I was very thirsty they may use MSG in their food. i am not complaining about it, because it was my fault I forgot to ask about it.
However, I drink lots of water, even my friends water to get over with my thist and we all had empty glasses but our server never came around asking If we were ok or need anything. Also, my friend needed a fork so we had to catch someone else bring it.
Only thing I was happy is that Sushi. It was the best, the ginger is so fresh too.
I am always 20 to 30% tiper and at this time I have left 25% on total cost which including tax, only because I didn't had any smaller change.

f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt rushed/ignored while other tables were greeted with smiles. Food was fine. On the small side for the sushi and way to big/poorly executed for the kitchen dishes.

DB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good value. Close to the Fonda before a concert. Accommodating for large groups.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi and amazing staff! Bluefin tuna sampler is to die for.

PP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only problem is that it's hard to read the menu due to the light and the white on black.

SG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was bad and waitress very unfriendly. Food was fair but overpriced

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Host:
Sneaky Host cancelled our Open Table reservation and told us we had to vacate the table in one (1) hour

Service:
The waitress only came by to take our order & drop off our food. We did not get water refills or even the bill! We had to walk up to the Host to pay the bill.

Food:
The water had gunk inside the cup. Gross! I ordered the Vegetarian Ramen. It was the worst. It tasted like canned minestrone soup with undercooked noodles and was lukewarm. If you have eaten Ramen before you know the noodles never clump together and the dish is served hot.

Advice:
Avoid this place

JO
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but service was SO slow! 1 hour from sitting down for my husband to get his meal. I got different pieces of sushi, so they came out as they were ready. Kind of ridiculous, especially since we had told the server that we had theatre tickets, and had given ourselves 90 minutes for dinner.

r
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the sashimi was top notch, and served beautifully.

TG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our experience was really good! The service was friendly and quick. The food was excellent. We’d go back.

TA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the fish here is outstanding.

JS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Disappointed in the place. Not worth the price. Our food was prepared incorrectly and when we advised the waiter and the hostess they insisted we ordered it the way they brought it. There was no consideration to correct their mistake. The price was not with the food. Sorry, won’t go there again.

YG
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great traditional Japanese food! Love it!

JF
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out new favorite Japanese restaurant in Hollywood. All of the sushi we tried, both nigiri and roll were excellent

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lightning fast service right before a Pantages show proves that the staff were on their game. Had the California Crunch Roll which was delicious as well as the mixed tempura. Food was on our table less than ten minutes after ordering! Highly recommend you make a reservation in advance to secure a table, especially from 5pm on. Would return in a heartbeat, in particular to try the ramen bowl the next time!

T
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit loud, but the food makes it worthwhile. I wish they would rewrite their menu. The print is way too small.

BW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We were very upset this time!! We have been coming to this restaurant almost every time we attended a Pantages play (we have season tickets) and we even introduced our granddaughters to this restaurant. However, last Saturday night we had a very different experience. I booked a reservation on open table and it indicated that our reservation was for 2 people and wouldn’t let me change the number to 4. I wrote in the comments that we wanted a table for 4 and no one contacted us saying we couldn’t have it. We arrived and were told we only had reserved a table for 2 and the manager said she did not read the comments or she would have called. Eventually they seated us with the condition that we needed to be done by 7:00 because they had another reservation!!! We will think twice about coming back to this restaurant.... it was embarrassing and left a bad taste in our mouths.

AD
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. The sushi wasn’t particularly special and completely overpriced. I will never return. I’d have given a zero star if I had the option.

JE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fresh and delicious. Service was great despite our coming in at the tail end of the theater rush. If your going to Pantages, a great place but go early to enjoy. If not going to the theater. Show up after the crowd leaves at 8pm to have a tasty neighborhood dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had reservations so that helped as it was busy at our arrival. The entire staff verbally welcomed guests and expressed thanks as people left. That was nice.

My husband ordered ramen and I had one of their avocado salmon bowls and an appetizer. The food was average to above average (B-). I don’t know if they were short staffed but my husband’s ramen came out first and almost 15 minutes later, the appetizer came out. After another 10 minutes where we had to ask where my meal was twice, my bowl finally came out. My husband doesn’t like to eat until everyone’s food has arrived so his bowl had already cooled significantly waiting for my meal. Another minute after, the miso soup and side salad arrived AFTER my meal. I expected that stuff earlier and completely forgot that it came with my meal.

We had a show to go to at the Pantages so we had to eat a little quickly. My husband had his iced tea refilled towards the end of the meal. Although he wasn’t wanting a refill while we waited, we typically get checked on more frequently. The food tasted like most Japanese restaurants. The salmon in my bowl tasted fresh, which was a plus. With slightly more than average tasting food and slow service, we don’t plan on returning there.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Sushi I've ever had. Originally thought this place was only for Ramen, but not the case! My husband had the Ramen, and he loved it. I love the atmosphere.. very calming and minimalistic.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great sushi. Highly recommend the sashimi specials with fresh fish from Japan!

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a very fine meal; very lucky to have this establishment in the neighborhood

GM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before heading to theater! Good food, great atmosphere, good prices!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was visiting my BFF in LA and we were craving sushi! We were staying just up the road so it was perfect.

KS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal before seeing a show at the Pantages. The fish quality was excellent and we enjoyed every dish. Servers were attentive and brought the food out very quickly. Will return again!

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Gorgeous food. The maki was so tasty and the ramen so flavoursome. Our waiter seemed rather short and impatient with us and was unwilling to recommend anything or explain what dishes were which was abit disappointing. Apart from that, amazing food.

MR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food is good. Service is also ok, however we always seemed to be waiting for something or asking two times for things (i.e. water refill, additional sushi).

And it is VERY loud.