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Robata JINYA

4.7
195 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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Modern Japanese-Izakaya style restaurant on 3rd Street.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday || 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday || 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Saturday || 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday || 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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Phone number
(323) 653-8877
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 195 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great good stuff

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

We dine a lot and we like the place. It was the worst service the other day. We were waiting on the dish and asked the waiter for the status. He came back to us saying the chef says it already should be served, Did you really not having it.
He made us feel like we are telling the lie or something.
Not cool.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was good but the food was OUTSTANDING!!!
The Shrimp Toast, Brussels Sprouts Tempura and a lot of other dishes just to name a few. Delicious...

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I have visited this restaurant in the past. I have to say I liked to old menu better with fresh vegetables and special meals. This time it was OK. I like the variety of the skewered proteins they have but I wish it was marinated better.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Robata Jinya was one of my go-to izakaya places on the westside. Consistent high-quality skewers, creative Asian fusion cuisine and a good selection of drinks. I tried the lobster ramen for the first time and the whole group liked it. It was seasoned slightly strong to my taste but everyone else appreciated the flavorfulness.

My favorite dishes were garlic edamame, grilled corn, and miso cod.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Not quite sure why this restaurant gets top reviews as our experience was totally average. As a frequent traveler to Japan, I'm quite familiar with good robata and izakaya and this fell short. The warm tofu was very nice served table side as was the garlic edamame. The robata was okay nothing special. It was a cool night and the windows were left wide open which meant the restaurant was chilly and food that was meant to be eaten warm or hot got cold really quickly. A yuzutini we ordered had cucumbers and some pepper flakes in it and did not taste of yuzu at all. When we pointed out that yuzu was a citrus, we were told "that's how we make our yuzutini here". Expected much more.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My sister and I went last night for my birthday. The crossing bread pudding was pretty good. The fat from the chashu melted in our mouths and had a nice char on it. Our favorite was the beef tongue which was served on a flaming rock.

Personally I didn’t think the fois gras skewer was worth the price. I think I just prefer it like a pate. The wagyu beef was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience Toro sashimi and sushi simply perfect

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was really tasteful and well served.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This food is absolutely amazing and they are so good at accommodating dietary restrictions. Great service and great happy hour!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very delicious food. Service was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is delicious. We tried ramen and the skewers. The water service was very attentive but for condiments and other drinks we had to wave down staff. The tables are all really close together so it's not the most romantic place as everyone is kind of in one big conversation. I recommend it for lunch/or dinner but plan on going somewhere else from drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food was great but the server needs to step up his game so he doesn’t forget 3 different things in 1 same table.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Amazing as always!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I like the sushi and ramen, but music is too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sit at the sushi/grill counter. The skewers were the highlight, especially the black cod and premium tongue served on a hot rock.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Such unique flavors!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always very good and reasonable - especially during happy hour. One of our go to places.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My girlfriend and I frequent Jinya almost every week. We live just down the street so it's a very convenient walk down the street to get some of the best ramen we have ever had. We always get the Spicy Tonkatsu. I definitely recommend adding the seasoned egg, it makes all the difference. It's a very energetic atmosphere with great seating at the sushi bar.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Best happy hour robata in LA. From 5:00- 6:30 every day. Even weekends. Sapporo drafts 3.00
Great tempura brussel sprouts, great Ramen. All the izakaya is amazing. Our local favorite!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food 👌🏼

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I had wanted to eat some real japanesn style dinner like "Izakaya" in Japan. This restaurant served many japanese foods which difinitely tastes like real ones. The shef was such a kind man. Thanks!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was great. Would definitely come back to this establishment.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food, every dish ordered was absolutely delicious. We loved how all items are tapa-style where everyone in your party could try a little bit of everything. I’d highly recommend the Chilean sea bass, miso Black cod and the wagyu on lava stone grill! Ambience was great. We can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is amazing and service is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Kind of loud place. But, incredible food! The innocuously named “sashimi sampler” was an amazing staircase of fresh fish. Try it.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I’m never disappointed going here. Food is always very delicious and great prices.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

just an all around great place for fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

It's now on my must go list ! The atmosphere's great, service is good, and most importantly the food is amazing. I love the happy hour which is until 7pm weekly. I've tried a few items on the regular menu and they were amazing! each skewer is on point with juiciness and it just melts in your mouth.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Casual sushi spot... the uni was great. Super fresh. A bit saucy for me in general but overall good experience and nice servers

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We love Robata. It's accessible to us by foot and is our go-to for sushi. The food is great and so is the service.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The service and food has really declined. This used to be my favorite restaurant until they changed all the management and employees.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, make a reservation because it is small inside. Food was good, the chickpeas are a must, but the eggplant miso was tough and we were not fans so we sent it back- the kitchen was accommodating with our request. Overall great, we will be back!

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything was great! I’ve been her a handful of times before. our sake and sauces came almost half way through the meal, which wasn’t a huge deal.
We sat at the counter and there is an awful fruit fly problem. It was rather gross. We told the waiter about it. Hopefully the problem gets fixed. It did detour us from having more food and sticking around longer

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Awesome!
It was great!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Love this spot! Aweomse authentic Japanese ambiance and amazing food! Great selection of both sushi and cooked plats including ramen. I'd definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun place with great food! We tried 3 of their specialties. Wagu with truffle tacos - my favorite.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Management has been steadily deteriorating for the last two years but somehow the food is still great.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food. Chicken thigh oysters is a must! Also enjoyed the chicken meatballs.

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