Robata JINYA

4.8
289 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Modern Japanese-Izakaya style restaurant on 3rd Street.
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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great robata, highly recommend fish, veggies and also the rice balls.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, one of the best experiences ever. OpenTable gave us the chance to wait under 3 mins while they prepped our table.

Tristan was absolutely a gem! He was wonderful and recommended lots of goodies! The food was heaven. Best crispy rice spicy tuna ever!! :)

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. Considering going back for a second night in a row...

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles.

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d
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love this place. Service is great, you're not waiting long for your food, and the choices are great. One of our faves.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. We are neighborhood regulars!

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Looking forward to come back soon!
Great vibes, great decor, great food!

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CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food at a good price.

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I
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The menu is diverse, however the food was hit & miss. Steak & chicken skewers were chewy. Peppers were great excellent as was the bread pudding. Eelskewer was mushy.
Noise level of diners & added music makes conversation difficult.
Server was attentive and described food items very well. Wait for sushi items took a long time compared to other items.
The wait was long for table seating for 3 people even though we had a reservation.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour prices and their ramen and yakitori was outstanding!

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It's kind of underrated, and it shouldn't be. The food is very fresh and yummy. Only thing is the drinks are kind of expensive.

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j
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got there at 6:30 for 7:00 reservation but they sat us down right away. They also told us happy hour til 7:00pm. Great prices and food especially the chicken wings and the pork.
Only valet parking

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, food came quickly, got seated right away

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter was a tad attitudey. Other than that, great food.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great ramen at this place. Noodles cooked perfectly and the broth was delicious. I liked that they offer half orders because ramen is not really a good leftover if you don’t eat it the same day. Tried the croissant bread pudding for dessert with whip cream and ice cream and was delicious. Noise level high, tight space but met some cool people. Valet parking available - costs $8.

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j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was okay, although food came out quite slow, oddly. Quality of food was good, not great - however the price of each dish and portions didn’t justify the experience. Overall impression: Would not return. For better, less expensive, larger portions Japanese food - look to Little Tokyo.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!
Great food, ambience and friendly stuff!

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CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was not good at all. Food was good. Very noisy

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R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Its an cozy restaurant with great food. They had a great happy hour menu for food and cocktails. There is a big sushi bar and some open air seating. We tried many items on the menu and they were good. Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is down the street from where I love and it is always amazing. Never had a bad meal there, and will continue to go regularly. From the fresh sushi to the skewers to the ramen you can’t go wrong at all. Would recommend to anyone, anytime.

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CO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Heard the ramen was good and wanted to give it a try. Ramen was tasty and not a big of a portion as other ramen places, but filling and I had room to try some apps on the menu. Service was super attentive and we our meal was served quickly.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner after seeing Wicked. The food was delicious! From the skewers to the wagyu to the brussel sprouts. Definitely coming back.

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V
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Robata Jinya! The food is great, the atmosphere is very nice, although sometimes very loud.. The homemade tofu, foie gras crispy rice, oyster chicken are really good - you’ll see them as the highlights on the menu, and probably any review you read, but it really is because they are good! I waited to order them until my 4th visit (which is what I like to do to test a restaurants quality/ability etc) and regretted that I waited that long!

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t
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We’re regulars at this very good to sometimes excellent izikaya. The omakasa & dry miso selections are recommended & the robata offerings are excellent. My son loves & begs returns for the ramen which other Jin-locations are famous for. The service is friendly & a bit wanky ... every time we’ve dined here, some of our order is never put in ... confusing but funny.

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A
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for a casual dinner.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I am a regular diner at Robata, but this time the service was really bad. They forgot our food order after switching server shift. Then when the food finally came out, it was rushed with subpar quality.

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WD
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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 1, 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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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 19, 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 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The oily, oily, vegetables ruined an otherwise good meal

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TK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 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 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 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 24, 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 21, 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 21, 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 11, 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
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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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