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Q

4.4
4.4
379 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Q resumes welcoming guests June 16, 2020. Lunch service begins June 23. Smaller capacity has allowed Chef Hiro to provide an enhanced omakase experience that begins with ingredients sourced almost exclusively from Japan. Please take a moment to review new information on menu pricing, reservations, and considerations for fellow patrons.

Current conditions unfortunately will not allow us to accommodate walk-in guests. Evening reservations can be made for either 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. seatings. Because guests are not presently permitted to wait inside the restaurant, we kindly request that patrons joining for the early seating be mindful that other guests might be arriving at 8:15 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cancellation policy
Dinner reservations cancelled within 48 hours will be charged $150 per person.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 225-6285

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hiroyuki Naruke

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between Grand and Olive

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently closed.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent but as a red wine drinker they only offered 2 cabs by the bottle and no red wine by the glass.
  2. TJ

    TonyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience. Service and food was perfect.
  3. G

    Graham

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Q! Without question we had some of the best sushi of our lives, if not one of the best meals of our lives period! Chef Hiro does bravura work - it is a treat to watch a master work, and his wife, Kyoko, is incredibly attentive and polite in her service. The fish is all from Japan and the 18 courses are diverse, well-balanced, and chosen incredibly thoughtfully. This is not an establishment where they are going to drown the fish in sauces. But when Chef does use sauce, it is exceptionally well prepared and complements the dish perfectly. The speed and volume of the meal was spot-on - leaving us full but totally comfortable. And the sake recommended by chef paired wonderfully with the entire meal. The ambience of the restaurant is excellent and put us in the perfect relaxed headspace for enjoying Chef’s meal. There is a lovely warmth, intimacy, and elegance to the design and decor of the space that feels totally upscale and completely unobtrusive. It is quiet but with enough classical music audible to not feel “flat”. The spacing between patrons/groups was very comfortable and it was very easy to have a conversation and shift about in my seat without feeling like I was intruding on anyone else’s experience. After a stressful day, it was absolutely perfect! While I understand that some folks might never think it is justified to spend $300 per person (before drinks), we felt the price point fairly reflected the meal and attention to detail given — and is well in-line with comparable establishments throughout Los Angeles. If you are looking for a traditional Omakase that is focused on quality fish and technique, and not gold leaf and bone-marrow (though there’s certainly a time and a place for that haha), you would be hard-pressed to find a better meal in Los Angeles. Highly recommended and definitely plan on returning in the future!
  4. NS

    NoelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The design of the front door already catches your eye before you even step in. The interior was well designed and fit the overall aesthetic of rustic Japanese with the sushi bar as the focal point with Chef Hiro at the helm. Fresh fish with Amazing, complementary flavors, well deserving of it's Michellin star. The soy was just the right amount of saltiness for my pallete. You could even eat the wasabi and ginger on it's own. Kyoko's service was on point. My wife and I were not left wanting after leaving the restaurant.
  5. L

    Lovesushi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it’s a very intimate setting, the food is amazing. I won’t spoil it but it worth a try!
  6. M

    Mocha615

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first date with my husband after second baby’s delivery. Food was very fresh, great service and very private.
  7. J

    Johnson

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Two of us paid $200 for the two bottles of wine. Ended up paying $1200+ including tip After 2 hours were were asked to leave out seats for the following seatings We still had our wine left so we sat by the table and paid extra tips for sitting there. Chef and one server, minimal communication, just said the word for the name of fish, sometimes hard to understand. The Hokkaido uni was not fresh so I didn’t eat, no word no compensation. When I paid this much, I would like to have a complete package, good service, interaction and discussion about the food. No tea, no drinks. Not recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is the first restaurant review and also the first negative review I have ever written. It was impossible to imagine a restaurant like this even was considered for a Michelin star. Marketed as one of the best in LA (on Eater), my husband and I eagerly paid a $100 Uber ride during peak traffic to get to this small hole in the wall Omakase in downtown. Upon entering, the decor was dreary with vases and masks that looked like it came out of an alleyway antique shop. The one and only sushi chef had less than zero personality robotically churning out the names of the fish. The fish line was impressive (all overnighted from Japan) but was either paired with an underwhelming sauce or overwhelmed by the red vinegar rice. The giant squid, one of my favorite dish, was mealy due to poor knifing skills but even if cut right, it would have still been overpowered by the edomae rice (browned in red vinegar). Did the chef suffer from Covid after-effects of compromised olfactory senses? This was not a $300 per person experience with a total bill of $1200. Left the restaurant with a severely sour taste in our mouths but it wasn’t just the vinegar.
  9. S

    Shaggy

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I came to Q with my girlfriend for our anniversary to experience high-quality sushi and a unique experience since I had found the restaurant on the Michelin guide. I spent almost $1,000 on a dinner for two and we both left hungry. The chef needs to add more dishes to the course! The sushi rice had way too much vinegar and was overpowering all the dishes. Although I believe the service was ok, not great. They add an automatic 20% gratuity charge which I did not believe was fair. Dinner Omakase was falsely advertised at $300 per person but with the added gratuity it was actually $360 plus tax per person. The dinner was very awkward since the chef wouldn't talk to anyone, he was just servicing the dishes, explaining what they were briefly, and after would retreat to preparing the next dish. Whoever gave this place a Michelin star was smoking crack that day. I definitely will not be returning and would rather take my business to a more casual sushi restaurant since at least there I can spend a fraction of what was charged and not leave hungry.
  10. TC

    TomC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. The omakase was really good, as well as the service, and watching the chef work was a pleasure.
  11. TW

    TaeWooKoo

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Nice food, but overpriced for this quality. Should have better quality neta and better tasting shari if it's a price like 200, 400 when they include the gratitude fee which I don't want to pay for because the server is extremely rude and didn't do anything to earn the service fee. Doesn't mean that the food is terrible; it's good but overpriced and should be better.
  12. g

    globalhungryman

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for stylized food presentation this is not for you. It is a minimalist approach to food, for people who just want a good old authentic excellent fresh fish as sushi and/or sashimi.
  13. DZ

    DavidZ

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! One of the most traditional and fresh Omakase experiences in the country! Yum!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love chef Q and his assistant amazing service and food
  15. HN

    HollyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought that the dishes should have been served in the reverse order. For me, the highlights were definitely the beginning dishes, not the final ones. That’s MY individual preference. Would I pay (with tax and included gratuity) $400 again for it, no, I would not. Having said that, the food was prepared beautifully and the chef was amazing to watch and interact with. Also, the others in the restaurant were EXTREMELY happy with their food! In the end, I loved the experience, just not all of the dishes and I think it just comes down to personal preference.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in LA 🖤 Highly recommend
  17. FD

    FritzieD

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! Arigato goziamasu !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Fish was okay, flavoring was more on the plain side but service was awesome.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience
  20. M

    Maximus

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and overall dining experience. Che Hiro did a wonderful job.
  21. MC

    MadisonC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience I’ll probably ever have in my life
  22. AL

    AL786

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, excellent service from Chef Hiro and Mrs. K, thank you very much! A must try for sushi purists.
  23. K

    Klayton

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, the pairing of Japanese fish and domestic fish was very insightful.
  24. GS

    GSSSSSSSSS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Q sushi. The sushi chef and his wife are amazing. The sushi is delicious and changes with what is in season.
  25. SV

    SammieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals ive ever had period. quiet and intimate.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most exquisite omakase experiences.
  27. k

    kevin

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Food was OK but definitely not worth the price There are numerous other sushi restaurants with the same quality with a fraction of the cost Will not suggest it to anyone
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    For $300/PP, this has to be the most boring and bland omakase I’ve ever had in my life on this Earth! Spent the money and 90 minutes watching a chef just cutting fish. absolutely nothing special. Worst value.
  29. MA

    MARKM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We found this to be a completely underwhelming experience. The fish was too cold to have any flavor. Many bites were over sauced. The parking is impossible. The staff was great and we did have to hurry through our meal to make it to the theater, but only one or two dishes would I recommend or want again. I would not recommend this with so many other top notch sushi places downtown.
  30. SV

    SVdtla

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi! Chef Hero is truly a mater at crafting an amazing culinary sushi experience
  31. MK

    MonicaK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hiro is a master sushi chef. This omakase course is divine. It's the most spoiled I have felt for many years. I hope t return soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of my life. Thank you chef. Life treat.
  33. LS

    LeahS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a classy place with authentic sushi. This is for a true sushi lover and not someone who wants mayo and eel sauce on a crab roll. The cost is high, but it makes sense considering its location and its high quality.
  34. a

    archiechoe

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Had high expectations and we were ready to spend the $$$$ for good sushi. But both me and my boyfriend left the restaurant not even feeling full after the tiniest pieces of food.
  35. CM

    CullinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing experience for any sushi lover
  36. FI

    FoodIsLife

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant is run by an older generation Japanese man who does not care about the health risks that COVID brings on. Very rude over the phone and in person. Would not recommend this establishment to anyone.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal, the sushi rice was exceptional👌
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  39. AL

    AL786

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always, thank you Chef Hiro and mrs. K. Super fresh ingredients, watching a master at his work. A+!
  40. a

    asdf

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 5th time at Q. Is it expensive? No doubt. Is it one of the best restaurants in the world? Without question. Chef Hiro is a master. Love this place.

FAQs

Q is rated 4.4 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Q

521 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Grand and Olive

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently closed.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hiroyuki Naruke

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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