UMEDA

4.6
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
UMEDA IS OPENING FOR DINE-IN & OPEN-AIR PATIO WITH HEATERS!
5:30pm-9:30pm, 7days a week. Take out and Postmates also available as usual.
-Please wear a mask except when eating.
We are taking proactive measures to keep the restaurant clean for our customers health and safety and making sure you feel comfortable when visiting us.

Authentic Japanese Restaurant (combine traditional technique with modern idea) , complete with fresh sushi bar, restaurant and private room.
The chef hand picks all the finest fish, seafood and produce daily. We also serve many special seasonal dishes.
On top of that, we have 2 kinds of popular Omakase courses at $105 and $125.
What 78 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh, simple sushi that is very delicious. No gimmicks or sauces to mask anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure it is fair to say when restaurant is not at its norm as it is still period of the pandemic. Restaurant was very clean. Everything was fine but nothing outstanding or memorable that makes me want to go every week or even month.

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vipLAFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is super quiet with only a few tables inside, the food is really amazing and the fish absolutely fresh and delicious. Amazing dinner, ideal for friends dinner

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PaulS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is not your ordinary "sushi" restaurant, but a top-notch gourmet site of Japanese delicacies. Forget about large American overstuffed sushi rolls with fancy names. Instead experiment with a wide array of food from dumplings to oyster shooters. The place is small but not too small - simple but elegant. It made for a great experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious and fresh fish and the nicest people. Go pay them a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

So we love it here, but unfortunately I think their service has gone down, quality is not as good as it used to be, they dont have as many choices which I understand because of the pandemic they had to down size, but their pricing went up. Not only that, again not their fault but really bad amount of homeless outside the patio coughing, smoking, drinking, swearing...car after car since its a main busy street. It just wasn’t enjoyable esp when your bill is so expensive I want better service. We were the only people there and it took forever to get our food and the waitress/hostess was very rushed and kinda rude. May not be going back.

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vipJonathanL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quality sushi open for outdoor dining since it’s on melrose can be a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not open for dining as indicated. Ordered to go. Average at best. Expensive for what you get.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food 10/10. Came Monday night to an empty restaurant where I thought there might be the possibility of us not receiving the best care. I was incredibly wrong. Very fresh fish and the server was AMAZING and super sweet. Great experience.

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vipZenman
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very overpriced for the portion size and quality.

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vipSFAM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Overall it was fine. The food was good but the portions were so small and the prices were really high.
Service was great and the wait staff was wonderful. Just too expensive for what you get. Spent over $220 for two of us and left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed open for us. Service was very good and food was delicious!

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richards
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

outdoor dining on busy melrose. Limited sushi just OK. Prices very high for what you get

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mama
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food tasted good but portions were fairly small. I have an allergy to gluten and asked in advance which items were GF. Sadly I had allergic reactions for the rest of the the evening and through the night. I love the food and ambiance here but it's not worth it for me to come back and suffer through another allergic reaction. =(

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LaurenAshleigh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Too expensive for the quality of food. I’m assuming this is a “pay for the ambience & vibe” kind of spot but we went on a day where inside dining was closed. The service was great but the food was not that great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite sushi place in LA

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haroldb
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quiet restaurant with fabulous food and great service. A must go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED our recent dinner at Umeda. The restaurant is modern and pleasant and the food is amazing. A perfect blend of traditional Japanese cuisine and innovative flavors. A real gem in the neighborhood!

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Flobocop
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food, bad service. If you're willing to wait for your food, definitely go here. Also, they ran out of an item we ordered and didn't tell us until the end of the dinner.

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NATASA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Gracious Wife took me out for my Birthday Dinner as she previously researched many restaurant. We have both agreed on UMEDA as our Final Choice and there is absolutely nothing to regret.
From the moment we walked in we were warmly greeted by our server/bartender David and the team of three chefs masterfully lead by Head Chef and Owner Mr. Takuya Umeda himself.
The atmosphere is very pleasant, quite romantic I could say, with dimmed spot light, a modern design and high quality jazz music played at an adequate level so it won't overpower your conversation or force you to scream to be heard.
The open kitchen concept is absolutely astounding with the whole spectacle happening right in front of your eyes (nothing to hide).
Expected pure traditional classic and rafinated Japanese Cuisine in a very charming atmosphere. And the cocktails are not astray from that.
Close to the end of what I can call one of the best Birthday presents ever, I've asked David to present our Compliments to the Chefs.
On the way out I had the Honor to conversate and shake hands with The Master Chef Mr. Takuya Umeda whom wanted to thank us in person for visiting his amazing restaurant. A true gem of this city that could not be located any better than Melrose Street.
ARIGATO GOZAIMASU !!!

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vipBrianZen
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Undiscovered Gem! The $100 Omakase is worth at least 50% more. Easy to get a reservation for now... don't know how long that will last. In my book, equal to the best Japanese restaurants in the city, and I've been to all of them (Shunji, Asanebo, Zo, Q, etc.)

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vipLeov
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, attentive service. Excellent value for money.

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Mediocre
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We waited 45 minutes for our food. The cut rolls were very mediocre but the sushi pieces were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was fantastic. Everything prepared with care and beauty. Simply delicious.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sushi was remarkably average to bad. This is a place for rich people who just want to be at the right place on a Friday night but know nothing about sushi.

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craigers
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Umeda creates flavor sensations out of what would seem to be standard sashimi and sushi ingredients. Now that it's fall, his omakase can include a delicious matsutake mushroom soup, recently he included a delicious crab miso soup as well. Even his small desserts (small is good, after all the course before them!) are each an explosion of flavors that are both familiar and taken up a notch (peach cobbler, chocolate mousse, and lychee sorbet.). You definitely get your money's worth!

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vipAdamF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, delicious food and made a very special Birthday dinner even more special. Thank you!

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vipZ007
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fresh, delicious, and expertly made. The staff is super friendly and will help make modifications if you have any allergies. The ambiance is terrific as well.

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banjochef
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. Every dish was expertly prepared, beautiful to look at and scruptious. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. I highly recommend UMEDA.

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matthewk
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Had sushi wagyu Black cod miso Tempura everything was outstanding. This restaurant is on par with the very best in Los Angeles Japanese restaurants. The quality of the fish is as good as it gets the wagyu was fantastic real Japanese beef Nice space good service excellent sake selection. Absolutely loved it can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There were only 3 tables occupied at the restaurant. It was essentially empty, yet the service was ridiculously slow. It took 30 minutes to get soup, and only after reminding the waiter. Overall the experience was tense, as the order kept getting messed up. The fish was very fresh, but portions were tiny for the price.
Would not come back, nor recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... one of my favorite sushi place now

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KayC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent, but a little expensive. Beautiful. Not overcrowded yet.

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vipBurt
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, friendly, and certainly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The prices were extremely high. The quality didn’t match the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best sushi in all of LA. Super fresh and so so good!

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vipJohnnyMo
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

28 mini bento box at lunch is a jewel box of amazing. Cannot understand how there is a line out the door for sushi spots at lunch and this place is 1/2 empty. This is my 4th time there and I keep being blown away!! Amazing.

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ShaniceC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend took me here as an early celebration for my birthday. Firstly, our waiter was extremely courteous - telling us we could request switching a course in the dinner to something we see on the menu if desired and customizing my cocktail orders according to my taste. I always like trying something new so he was also helpful in that department when asking questions about foods or drinks (I also got 1 free birthday drink). Secondly, the bf and I both ordered from the Omakase Dinner Menu which features 3 choices, each with 8 courses. He got the Sushi no crazy decorations or ingredients that could take away from the authenticity of the food. I experienced a lot of "umami" flavors throughout my meal and the uni and wagyu just melted across my tongue. To describe the flavors I experienced here would do this place a disservice as I do not have the right vocabulary to do it justice. I highly recommend coming here for your next romantic meal (and if my bf having a dream about the wagyu days later doesn't peak your interest, then I suggest moving on}.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing spot! the service was great and the food even better! the bathrooms were a high light :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles!

FAQs

UMEDA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. UMEDA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 965-8010.

UMEDA is rated 4.6 stars by 78 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.