SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

4.8
335 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Sushi
Nestled in the canyons of Bel Air, SHU is a dining experience like no other - a fusion of Japanese, Italian and Latin flavors and influences. The menu features traditional dishes as well as signature offerings, inspired by Giacomino Drago’s love of blending Japanese, Italian and Latin cuisines. SHU’s environment is well-suited to singles, couples and families. The bar seats up to ten people and there is a special booth that seats six people. Private dinning room is available to accommodate up to 12 guests. Signature dishes included halibut carpaccio with sun-dried tomato, Kobe Beef sashimi and albacore sashimi with shaved truffles.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED for lunch. DINNER: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(310) 474-2740
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Giacomino Drago & Kenny Yamada
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
off of Beverly Glen
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking for 2 hours.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 335 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was not great. We went there after not being there in a very long time. We always go to Nobu or Katsuya. A crab leg roll took 35 minutes to come to our table. Everyone around us was getting their food when we had ordered the crab roll prior to them. Another roll came incorrectly. They were cool about taking a dish off the check that was not great at all. It was a salad that was over dressed and not very crisp. The hearts of palm salad. It just was not something we liked. Unfortunately I think possibly complaining about the salad might have been what made the service bad toward us since this was not our regular spot. That is a shame since we were spending $200. On dinner for 2 adults and a 12 year old without drinks. I think they would have made more of an effort. Because clearly we don’t mind spending money on a regular night out just grabbing some sushi and we live 5 min away. In any event for us its worth the drive to Nobu, Matsuhisa or Katsuya for great sushi, Japanese specials and Rolls. We would rather give our money to them. But that is just our opinion.

Report
Helpful
YK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was awful and the food was mediocre. Too hot inside as well. Will not come back.

Report
Helpful
HC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good , but service is pretty slow and I had to ask a busboy to get our waitress so we can at least place basic orders.

Report
Helpful
G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shu remains a superb dining experience. I have eaten there several times over a period of years and it never disappoints. Friendly, attentive and relaxed staff while still taking very good care of you. The black cod I had the other night was perfectly cooked.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s just say my fiancé and I don’t go anywhere else for sushi. We are here once a week.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great creative sushi. Michelin Star type place but reasonably priced for the quality.

Report
Helpful
OT
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my #1 fav place to order amazing sushi.

Report
Helpful
MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really love this place. My local go-to for some of the best sushi, etc in LA. Omakase is always spot on, and there are always some wonderful specials. I'm comfortable dropping in solo for a quick bite after work, or bringing a group of any size for a special dining experience.

Report
Helpful
LO
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat a lot of sushi and often. Last night’s meal was the absolute best sushi we have ever had start to finish. Every piece was absolutely delicious.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite family restaurant!

Report
Helpful
j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great meeting! Yummy sushi. Nice presentation. Worth the drive up the hill to meet a buddy.

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE. FOOD WAS GOOD. THEY NEED TO HIRE MORE WAITERS.

Report
Helpful
P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shu is our go to restaurant in LA for any occasion. Love it!

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good with fantastic Waite staff. A neighborhood gem.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Totally unmatched.

Report
Helpful
AS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our home for Thursday nights! The food is always excellent and fresh.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at the restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite la sushi restaurant. We go weekly with the teens as a family dinner. Everyone loves it. We also do special occasions here with extended family -birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc

Report
Helpful
LO
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Shu frequently but last night's sushi was over-the-top fantastic! The best sushi bar ever!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Was great but really warm in there we were sweating throughout dinner

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Rude waiter, never got our shishito peppers but were charged for them. Horrible service.

Report
Helpful
LO
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite sushi place of all time. We travel a lot and have sushi wherever we go and while there are good spots, none of them compare to the quality and consistency of SHU! The staff is super accommodating to our every need. Highly recommended!!

Report
Helpful
p
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and our server was delightful. Food arrived a little slowly but it appeared that much of the restaurant was seated about the same time as we did. Nevertheless, the experience was wonderful a per usual!

Report
Helpful
C
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss the special friend oysters with Yuzu, truffle and black sea salt. We ordered them twice.

All the menu items blend flavors so delicately. A real gourmet experience.

Report
Helpful
DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but great quality and staff

Report
Helpful
HS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual SHU was great, always a little pricey, but the sushi is the best. If you have a 7PM reservation, you get your table at 7, I love that.

Report
Helpful
P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and helpful.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

Report
Helpful
M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fresh delicious sushi

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and service.

Report
Helpful
CK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a very fresh presentation with friendly servers. Gets crowded early in the day and reservations are a must but worth the effort. The freshest fish in town.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and customer service like nowhere else....love this place

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Super noisy. Like hurts your ears noisy. Forget about talking across the table unless you’re used to shouting.

Fish is super fresh and delicious!

Report
Helpful
DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

nice place, if a little pricey for what you get. i suppose that has to do with the fact that it's in Bel-Air, so the only option for sushi in that particular neck of the woods. service was attentive, food was good but not mind-blowing.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shu is by far my favorite go to restaurants, always superb and the Waite staff is like family.

Report
Helpful
AC
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Service was very slow. My wife was done eating when my entree arrived. Tables that were seated after we ordered where served ahead of us.

Something was off this evening because our prior visit was perfect in every way.

Report
Helpful
MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful sushi restaurant. Food, service top notch. Manager Noriku is great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb and the best wait staff imaginable, especially Chidori

Report
Helpful
F
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to so many sushi places all over the world I have to say I enjoyed this place to the max and it definitely made its mark. The food was AMAZING! Can't wait to go there again !

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
9