Robata JINYA

4.7
262 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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 262 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for a casual dinner.

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WD
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of Japanese street food and wonderful service keep making me go back.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Been coming here for over a decade and it is one of the best Robatas in town. Great selection of all things Japanese from sushi, sashimi, noodles, veggies, etc

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ramen here is incredible! The Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen is my favorite. It is also really nice that they have two sizes depending on how hungry you are. I also like to order a plate of the Spicy Creamy Shrimp Tempura that is really tasty as well!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Japaness food, great prices especially during happy hour!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The oily, oily, vegetables ruined an otherwise good meal

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TK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The ambiance is questionable with too much high volume noice

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good service and ambience. Environment was vibe-y and recommend for a date. Food was pretty good, but it can definitely be better. Go there for drinks and small tappas for chat.

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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It’s very dark can’t even see the menu and the tables are very close. Good thing is the price is acceptable.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was incredible. Music was too loud.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We went for happy hour and got very excited by the hh menu options. All the tables were full but it didn’t feel too packed. However, the service was unenjoyable slow and we waited over a half hour for one grilled veggie dish and a sushi roll. We’ve been before and never experienced such a delay. It made the whole experience less than stellar.

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NP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed Robata JINYA. Service was great. Food was delicious. A must try!

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C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is always wonderful to dine at this restaurant. Their food is always delicious and service is always nice and friendly

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ML
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, price, and ambiance.

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w
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good little bites! Try everything! Plates do not all come out at the same time, so gauge your order accordingly. Parking is hard, but they have valet. There is neighborhood parking, but check permit zones. Service is a little slow, and it is very busy and little noisy at times.

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DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food. Music a little too loud and space is small.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the first time going, and still 3 years later Robata Jinya is my go-to place for Japanese cuisine. Great Happy Hour prices includes starters, sushi, sashimi, and more. I'm not a vegan, but the Spicy Vegan Ramen is to die for! You must try it! The staff is always friendly, courteous, and best of all, they remember you and always greet you with a smile.

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DC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Japanese restaurant in LA. The portions are perfect of you don't like the huge plates offered at other places. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a good Japanese restaurant when in LA.

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JH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I wouldn't go to Robota Jinya unless it was for Happy Hour, otherwise it costs too much $ for the quality.

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AC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food..sushi quite good, robata is the best..vegetables, seafood, meatballs, way guy and of course the shrimp toast....noise level is outrageously high...bring ear plugs...

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a brilliant restaurant. Staff are on point in spite of a hectic environment with dishes going everywhere. Food is delicious - keep it up!

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K
Oxford
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, rude waiter (supervisor). The music too high.

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d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service! I highly recommend the Happy Hour menu

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KM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Happy Hour Menu. It is a great casual place with reasonable price and good quality food. Inside is too noisy.

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DA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food a little loud for me but overall good spot

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J
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

first time there. great place, great vide, great food.
I will definitely go back.

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TK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food came out all at once ... was like a bombardment

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OH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Server was not paying attention to the tables all the time. They let bunch of 2-5 yrs old at patio seat and ruined the scene.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good quality sushi and yakitori at great prices. Happy hour is an amazing value.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and outstanding food / service. I highly recommend, try the wagyu steak.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly, kindly fed quickly, will go more then three times a week if I can!

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TS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come almost every week for their ramen. It has to be some of the best I’ve ever had.

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FA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed with Robata Jinya. We are frequent diners to this restaurant for special occasions or just for everyday dining. However, the service significantly declined, we had to call the attention and remind our server a few times to follow up on our orders, from the meals to the drinks. The appetizer and another roll we ordered came towards the end of the meal and their excuse was that the waiter delivered our orders to another table, so who's gonna pay for that order? The menu has also changed, servings are relatively smaller, like the california roll for example, 8 tiny pieces cut to about less than an inch, what happened to the contents of the roll? where's the avocado, crab meat and the other ingredients that makes up a california roll? They were so minute that you'd think they were from a kids meal. The meat on their tapa/skewers also shrank in size and quantity. A simple miso soup order arrived in a tiny-tiny bowl compared to previous times we would order this soup. What happened to the Robata quality? No wonder there were so many available seats open.

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KY
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I usually like to sit outside because the inside is a bit dark/loud. Food is very good. Happy hour dishes are good deals.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

service was good everything but the sushi was amazing

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a
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best yakitori places! Everything we ordered was delicious! Fun energy and attentive service - we will be back for more!

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GK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My friends and I have ordered from Robata Jinya plenty of times for dinner delivery and never been disappointed (food comes well-packaged, flavors are on-point, overall delicious). This was our first time going to the restaurant in person, and unfortunately we will not be coming back and instead stick to ordering. We ordered a lot of favorites - and were served old meat (the foie grois was particularly unappetizing), sashimi that was poorly cut and not fresh, very undercooked miso eggplant that had little flavor, the list goes on. The service was also not exactly on par for the night either. It was just disappointing overall - especially given how much we enjoy delivery from Robata.

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MR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and enjoy seating on the patio. I come here about once a month and have always enjoyed the food. One complaint is that the owner insists on playing loud music all the time and it makes it difficult to talk. Patio is quieter, but still too annoyingly loud. The food is good enough to put up with the noise, but would go more often if quieter.

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