Sea bream grilled over charcoal was delicious, as was the yaki-onigiri.
Absolutely incredible. Can’t wait to go back. The black sesame balls, pork dumplings, sake selection, green tea soft serve and ambience were amazing! Love this place
Excellent service and presentation. My partner and I went here for valentine's day, the ambiance was intimate yet lively in this small brick and mortar spot in LA. Although we have tried better versions of some of the Japanese dishes we ordered, I would go back to try other dishes and drinks. The Japanese IPA beer I tried was delicious. I already started to recommend to friends. Queer-friendly.
Fantastic. I brought a friend and he loved it. I will be back soon!
Inventive, beautiful food. Outstanding sake menu. Amazing, kind service. They were so accommodating and understanding of a gluten intolerance we had at the table. Highlight dish was the kinoko mushroom dish, the sashimi (can't remember if it was from the menu or a special but it was incredible), and kani chahan (duck fat fried rice). Nothing was too heavy / over-bearing. Definitely on the lighter side. Would definitely go back!
Definitely worth more than a couple visits. Wonderful menu. Best yakatori I tried in LA.
The food was exceptional.
The food and service was very good . I’m glad I found this gem right in my neighborhood .
We were seated 30 minutes late, despite a reservation, but the staff was very gracious and brought us a few free dishes. Overall, the food was excellent and we were very happy with the service.
The food was amazing especially with the sake. I recommend the abalone that was my favorite.
I live on the westside and hate traffic. So even though I am a foodie, if I didn’t have to be in Echo Park for an event, I probably would not have tried it. I enjoyed my meal for the most part. The sea bream appetizer was good. The croquettes were delicious. I was not wowed by the rice balls in the soup. And the meat in the NY steak uni special was so tough,both my friend and I had to gnaw with our teeth for what seemed like minutes to bite through it. And the toast was so buttery, it tasted greasy. We did point this out to the server seeing as it was $28 for two teeny pieces. And they did take it off the check. All in all, the meal was good but not great.
Super friendly and the food is so nice
Great food. Disappointed we had to sit at the bar. Service good. A bit loud. Very expensive.
Food was excellent but the portions were too small, even for a tapas style. The service was also slow.
The worse part was how bluntly they skimped on the alcohol: we ordered a $48- half bottle of sake. It was served in a pretty clay pot that only afforded two small shots. When we complained to the waitress, she said that she served what was left in the bottle, and that they only serve 1/3 of bottles not halves.
The two shots were not even a 1/3 of a bottle-We left her 10% tip, we should have left her even less.
Wow what a great restaurant. A lovey place to enjoy an authentic and approachable Japanese meal. The ambiance is fantastic, and service was on point. Started the night next door at Ototo for a glass of sake and snacky snacks (same ownership) which I recommend, then we went to our reservation for dinner. Everything was delicious. No misses. Especially loved the duck fat garlic fried rice and the chicken thigh oyster skewers. So good!
this might be the best restaurant in LA, but definitely the best on the east side. their attention to detail, service and of course the food was incredible. the dungeoness crab custard was a stand out, in addition to the braised short rib. great sake selection. everything was absolutely perfect.
i'll also add, that while dining there, an A++++ list celebrity tried to get a table without a reservation in the already fully-packed restaurant, and to my surprise, the restaurant did not punt a reservation to make it happen. the celeb very politely demurred and the restaurant kept their reservation.
more places should in los angeles have this much integrity. couldn't have loved it more.
I liked the short rib, turnips and steamed egg very much. The tuna, spanish octopus, beef/uni toast, crab fried rice were ok
One of the great restaurants in LA at the moment. Everything we ordered was delicious and there is wide variety on the menu.
Was delicious and special!
Way too expensive ; friendly staff and nice interior.
Third time at least as good as the first! Avoid the rice dishes and definitely get the short ribs.
Food is absolutely delicious! Enjoyed my visit and excited to come back again and try other dishes!
Every bite was extremely cared for and delicious. Why a thoughtful experience
Always a joy eating here.
just delicious and so interesting. I loved the sake menu, and I can hardly wait go back and try more dishes on the menu.
It was our wedding anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, but the service made the experience less than enjoyable.
Best food, exquisite
Tsubaki is my favorite restaurant in LA! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing ambiance. A must!!
Amazing coursed out dinner! Fried octopus was truly amazing and cooked to perfection. Awesome staff & service, we had a great date night here.
Over price food specially the pork belly. Rude Asian waitress
The ambiance is perfect for a date night. The food was delicious, especially the octopus tempura and the Uni toast. Great service and amazing food. I will definitely be going back.
Food is always outstanding. The short ribs are out of this world.
always my go to place for great food and sake/beverage and Courtney is the best
Amazing food and sake! Super impressed.
The rumors were right; it is a true gem in L A. The ONLY complaint I have is that the lighting is TOO DARK to see the menu and the food.
The food was fine. But there are far better Asian restaurants in LA for less of a cost. Not worth the hype.
We came here for dinner on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience. We felt so special and taken care of by the entire staff. The food is incredible — you must get the whole fish and the madai sashimi. We wanted to try everything, every dish was better than the last.
I love this restaurant. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was top notch! Definitely coming back!
Food and service was great! Thank you for the anniversary dessert after our meal.