Robata JINYA

4.8
368 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Modern Japanese-Izakaya style restaurant on 3rd Street.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 368 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdiscerning
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour with beer pitchers and real menu food items.
Tsucune (chicken meatball skewers) are the best!
Would prefer other than the ‘techno music’
Super value!

JF
vipJeremylovesFood
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience in one of LA’s hidden in plain sight gems.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great experience! Came at 9 pm on Saturday and the place was packed. The service was the best and the food was amazing. Exceptional all the way around.

FS
vipFSsyd
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, service and atmosphere - ramen was too salty

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vipGina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour and delicious sushi

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Their new menu is a bit different from their older one, but they were still able to make some of the ingredients from the older menu. Yellowtail tradito isn’t on your the menu but I asked, and they made it. The chicken thigh oyster is the bomb. The Robata and ramen actually is all great and you can find some great specialty rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband and I went to Robata-JINYA a few weeks ago and we made reservations. Upon arrival, we were seated outside without being asked if we would prefer a table inside and it looked like there were plenty available. It was a cold evening and although they had heaters, we were still cold with our jackets on. The service was very slow and our food came out at SIGNIFICANTLY different times. We ordered the Yakitori which came out first, followed quickly by my sushi, and then around 25 minutes after we had finished eating my husbands ramen came out. We saw other tables who had ordered after us get bowls of ramen before we did. I wanted to order the sake sampler but after our original order was taken, we did not see our waitress again until we were finished eating (other people dropped off our food). Overall, the restaurant is a nice place and our food was mostly good (my sushi and the ramen were delicious). I’ll blame it on a bad experience, but I don’t think I’ll come back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

They were out of their best sellers on Valentine’s Day by 9pm. Unfortunate

LJ
LaurenJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is amazing as always. The vibe is really warm and always a good time there !

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ALocalGuy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Delicious food, reasonable prices, loud but cool ambiance. Service wasn't great (host and servers didn't exude much friendliness), but overall a great meal.

JF
vipJillF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

music too loud but good is fantastic

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arirahbar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I great food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best dishes and great service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently one of the best restaurants in LA and the HH is such a great deal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Everything you order will be delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. Will be coming back soon!

BT
BethT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

music too loud, maybe it's the bass. food was excellent, service was meh. if we don't order alcoholic drink feel like we get treated differently

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We arrived literally 6 minimum late due to the lack of Valet parking. The host claimed they had given our table away, even though they had several open seats. I had to talk to manager who came to our rescue and gave us a table.

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vipPatarask
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lobster roll special. Best creamy shrimp tempura in LA. Bread pudding surprisingly good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite regular spots if we’re craving both for Ramen & Sushi. It’s great every time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved their service,the food was great and fresh.We got a pudding for dessert and it was so good.As i put a note on my reservation they surprised my friend with a candle.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I would recommend getting the cold sake shots, also the salmon belly sashimi, maybe steak skewer (it came from the kitchen on fire, literally 🔥). The sushi rolls were amazing as well. Definitely will be coming back!

CM
CamillaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is fantastic...sushi and ramen too. Great experience.

JG
vipJuliaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional. Service was amazing but please turn the music down!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fresh food! Service was quick.

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Snowbirds
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu is somewhat intimidating, with a wide variety of choices, happy hour options, and daily specials, so the overall impression is something like tapas, Japanese style. We especially enjoyed the ramen and the Cali sunset roll. It gets pretty lively inside, so if you are taking someone you want to talk with, I'd recommend the outdoor seating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there a couple mins late but they still helped us and was very accommodating. Great food and service. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

my reservation was at 6pm. when I got there it was 5:45. They said I had to wait for there was no empty table. But while I was waiting, I saw that they had people who didn't make reservations. the reservation systems are not professional at all.

AP
AlexaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered off the happy hour menu... it was all delicious!
The chicken wings and pork chashu are my favorites...along with crispy rice and spicy tuna and Sapporo on tap... perfection!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

This is one of our favorite and regular restaurants we go to. Our experience this time was awful. The girl waiting on us made us feel like we we’re taking a test while she was taking our order. We had to ask other people for anything additional she checked on us once and the one time I asked her to put in an order for something else she told me to wait one second she did not seem to be very busy and we were very unhappy with our evening last night. We wanted to order dessert but she took so long to attend to us that we wanted to get out of the restaurant as quick as possible it was not a pleasant experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

One waitress and 3 food runners, service was very lazy. When the food runner dropped off the plate, they would either just leave it on the corner of the table or put it in front of the wrong person. Bad, loud club music playing the whole time. And the food was exceptionally bland for all dishes on all fronts. Must be under new Mgmt/chef; I won’t be back

HA
HelenaA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food and service are amazing.

JL
JosephL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dropped from A to B on California health rating.

OM
OlaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The rolls were made loosely and would fall apart easily. The rolls were also too sweet.

JB
JeremyB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Everything was super high quality and fresh, and very tasty. The house cold sake was a good value and very smooth and light. Overall I would visit again, the service was excellent and we had a fantastic time. I recommend reservations, it got busy!

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vipvardaa
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

They have the best Ramen I have ever tasted! The sashimi is great and I enjoyed the Nigori Sake as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour had a good variety and was super tasty. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Always love coming here when I’m in the area!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

After so many years of dining at this restaurant, it never disappoints!!

J
Joel
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dining experience mid week here. It was a nice summer night so we did the outdoor seating for two. The waiter suggested a sake flight (3 kinds) which I wasn't planning on doing but it was a really great addition to the dining experience. The food was really great, will definitely be going back. We tried about 6-7 different small plates and really, they all were excellent.

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BabakA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a very nice restaurant very good server and I enjoyed the food the portions are quite small but their noodle dish was nice and the sushi is fresh I will come back and I would’ve come into friendThey sat us on time and very good customer service noise level was perfect and outdoor was very nice and warm

FAQs

Robata JINYA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Robata JINYA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 653-8877.

Robata JINYA is rated 4.8 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.