Robata JINYA

4.7
328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Modern Japanese-Izakaya style restaurant on 3rd Street.
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BA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The ultimate issue is noise. Why does a restaurant attempting to generate a sense of nourishment, over stimulate the senses with a pounding sound?

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Smaller portions so you can try more variety of different things. Staff was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor front house hostess service. Fine food and wait staff service.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I made a reservation for two and when we got there the host let me know that there were no available tables and the wait would be 30 minutes. This restaurant shouldn’t take reservations if they’re not actually going to reserve tables? Food was OK and the server was kind. But the host was rude and terribly unhelpful. Don’t rely on reservations here, folks.

WD
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent. The service is great. Our waiter, Bobby went out of his way to make sure everyone was happy.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really fresh fish. Great robata. It gets a little packed and noisy though.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Host made us wait a lot, when finally seated and eating we got a message from Open Table stating the restaurant had confirmed we didn’t show up. Food is always amazing and servers very friendly.

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and servers were great. The hostess gave us attitude from the start which made our whole party uncomfortable. Not sure why but there was an argument that came out of nowhere regarding her attitude. She later apologized which is find but a few members from the party were in a bad mood during half of their meal.

R
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

I showed up to the reservation to be told by the hostess that we had to sit at the bar because no tables were available. I looked over and saw three 2-seater open tables that were available. She explained that they had a lot of walk-in customers, to which I said yes but I have a reservation. Begrudging after making us wait 15 minutes finally gave us a table.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always great, service is good, noise level is very high.

RR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great experience. Every dish was made meticulously and had tremendous flavor.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome.

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great happy hour and our host was very accommodating to a last minute change in our party as well as a request to sit at a table instead of at the counter.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Quite noisy guests though. Everything else was great

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is always good but hostess had an attitude privkem

JN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I frequent Robata for their amazing happy hour prices and the fact that they have really great quality of fish!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

This used to be our local favorite restaurant, but it's not what it used to be. The food is still good, but not as spectacular as in the past. More importantly, what used to be a neighborhood gem has turned into a trendy factory-like spot. In the past, it was pleasant and unpretentious, but that seems to have changed.

We recently had dinner there and the music was so loud, we couldn't hear each other speak (nor could our server hear our order). We politely asked the server and then the manager if they could turn the music down just a bit and his response was so incredibly smug and obnoxious, we were shocked. I understand if our request cannot be accommodated, but there's no reason to be so unbelievably rude in response to a completely polite and perfectly reasonable request. My family and i have probably dined there a hundred times since it opened, so this was so disappointing. It also took about an hour for our food to come out (which never used to happen), so he must not be doing such a great job managing...

KR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is good, but they just ignored our reservation. When we arrived we were told, extremely rudely, that we could either sit at the bar, or wait "a long time." We had a reservation for a table specifically, but were told that they were full and didn't know what their wait would be. There was another family (of 4) waiting as well for their table, and had already been waiting 30 min when we arrived. We were told the issue was that they had a party of 10 coming in, and needed to save tables for them. By the time we ate and left (about an hour and change) this 10 top had not arrived, and they had sat other people at tables that had opened up.

Now, I know sometimes things don't go as planned, but had the hostess just said, "we're sorry we are running behind on tables, would it be okay to seat you at the bar" or something to that extent, it would not have been a big deal. Instead, we were treated rudely, and told "you can either sit at the bar or wait a good long time." When we said that we had a reservation for a table, the hostess said "yeah, other people do too, I don't have a table so you can sit at the bar, wait, or whatever you want." We were really taken aback by her attitude.

Not sure if this is typical here or not, but my impression is that they are too disorganized to maintain their reservation list.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Super noisy, but OH SO DELICIOUS! Attentive and friendly staff, great food. Definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We reserved a table for 2 for a birthday dinner, yet the host sat us at the sushi bar and did not even tell our server it was a birthday so we were not even offered dessert. (Also, our server did not come to our table once not even to intro herself or ask if we needed anything, the dinner entrees came out before the appetizers, and it was a very slow empty night.) When we told the host all of this after we got the check, she said “what do you want me to do about it now?” So we asked for the managers, who just gave us as excuse that the kitchen was busy and told us to have a good night! It was shocking, definitely 1/5 star service!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, great food, nice atmo!

ME
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Noisy, cold, with decent food but not great food.

j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's always a treat to eat on the patio here so tasty!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was fantastic.
Chef Francisco one of the best.
Our night was fantastic.
Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here was just great, and we had excellent service. As a group of ladies over 50 trying to have a celebratory dinner, the loud booming music was a turn off.

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was not as amazing as I thought it would be. Server's seemed like they were new and were just mediocre. Had to ask for a refill on a hot water three times, one time they even took the cup but never brought it back.

JD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robata is my favorite sushi restaurant in town! Delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just a quick note to mention that the music was unusually LOUD this visit. They may want to tone it down a couple of notches. I was having a hard time hearing my date. Other than that, food was excellent, per usual. Great value, too. Thanks!

GS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great. Music is a little too loud

ME
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect thank you

U
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place...Eat here once a week...That's all!!!

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I love Jinya!!! One of my favorite places... My only negative comment is on regards of the music level.. way high to me. Everything else is just perfect.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

the hostess at the reception was not really smiling and kind it was very cold in the restaurant the food is against always very good !

C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is our favorite. They always serve delicious food and their service is friendly!
We recommend this restaurant to anyone!

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in LA. Every time, we have an amazing experience. The food is ridiculously good and the service is always on point.

c
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

LOVE Robata Jinya! YUM! Happy Hour is just the best value.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

They messed up our order after multiple times of trying to correct them and did not even apologize

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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