UMEDA

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Sushi
Modern Japanese restaurant, 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 4 kinds of popular Omakase courses starting at $100 and going to $120, $150 and $170.
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, attentive service. Excellent value for money.

M
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.

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

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

DS
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.

c
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!

AF
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!

Z
Los Angeles
1 review
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.

b
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.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

B
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, friendly, and certainly delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

OT
Dubai
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Los Angeles
32 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.

SC
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}.

GM
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 :)

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

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles!

R
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three person family reunion. We wanted: excellent food, attentive but discrete service, quiet ambiance, comfort and relaxed atmosphere. This restaurant delivers that great experience every time!!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Menu was eclectic, disorganized with prices written in over whiteout. Restaurant was 1/3 full on a Saturday evening. Service was good. Food average.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in LA!

KL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umeda is hands down the best sushi in Los Angeles.

j
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative and fresh food. Small charming very clean and modern. Service was spectacular. Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and incredible food!

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening. The good was stonishing.

DT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the counter which was fun, watching the chef work. Very fresh fish. We ordered a la carte but watched the prix fixe meals go out which looked wonderful and are priced well. Great sushi, sashimi and cooked food options.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Incredible

HG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh, original, and excellent. The is a menu just for vegetarians, making it much easier to bring a variety of friends.

EN
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Modern cool aesthetics, good food and ice atmosphere.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was prepared with the highest quality food.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD, great service, wonderful food, go elsewhere if you are price shopping sushi. Worth the price, you get what you pay for. Amazing

s
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative interpretation of high end modern Tokyo style sushi. Go for the omahase.

A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

All the dishes were too salty that covered the original flavor of the fish And meat. Also, the waiter didn’t ask us about allergy on food that makes a seafood restaurant seemed not that professional.

e
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Extremely fresh fish and lovely delicate sauces. Great presentation. Plan to go back often.

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and high quality sushi in a peaceful setting. worth the trip and price

s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It is entirely possible I ate here on an off day, and it is entirely possible that my tastes and expectations are different from others who have eaten here.

I really, really left disappointed. Despite being the first to arrive during lunch service, the restaurant slowly filled up around me and my dining companion and we had yet to place our order. There was only one server present and she seemed overwhelmed. It ended up that she took nearly every other table's order before she came back for us 30 minutes later.

We had to consistently flag her down to ask for a tea refill.

Our food came out slightly out of order (we both had a lunch combination).

My main course - jidori chicken with miso - was an abomination. Overcooked, cold, dry and bland. The sauce tasted like a haphazard combination of tabasco and yuzu.

The spicy tuna roll was nice but tiny.

The service was really the downfall of the dining experience, but the meal itself just wasn't memorable. I hope it was an off day, because I'd honestly rate this the most disappointing Japanese meal I've had in LA. There are so many other better options.

JO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly inspired food. Great experience. Go! Make sure to get the tasting. Everything was a amazing but a standout was the lobster in a creamy sauce and the hamachi.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst customer service. We did not receive any food after 55 minutes of waiting and decided to walk out finally. The server was clueless on how to take orders. Did not understand what items I tried to order. We did not get waters until 30 minutes after we were seated. Not once did a manager or someone come to ask us how things were. Strongly advise do not eat at this restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gem of a sushi place!