SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

4.8
368 reviews
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Nestled in the canyons of Bel Air, SHU is a dining experience like no other - a fusion of Japanese, Italian and Latin flavors and influences. The menu features traditional dishes as well as signature offerings, inspired by Giacomino Drago’s love of blending Japanese, Italian and Latin cuisines. SHU’s environment is well-suited to singles, couples and families. The bar seats up to ten people and there is a special booth that seats six people. Private dinning room is available to accommodate up to 12 guests. Signature dishes included halibut carpaccio with sun-dried tomato, Kobe Beef sashimi and albacore sashimi with shaved truffles.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every Sunday dinner

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DF
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is good and it is consistent. The fish is fresh and their preparations are delicious and artistic... Its not inexpensive but it is one of the better upscale sushi spots in town. The only minor negative is that it is a small space, so it is a bit loud and tables are close to eachother...

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a dear friend to Shu for his birthday. A side by side banquette table awaited us. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Our waitress was Shedara (sp) who is always a doll. Service was perfectly attentive.

The food as usual was fantastic. We especially enjoyed the soft shell crab, tempura oysters and artichoke hearts of palm salad.

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JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always have a great meal here.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant many times when it was much busier but, although the restaurant was less than half full, the service was impossible. We had to request water 3 times, the server took over 25 minute to come take our order, he was no where to be seen when we needed to have him fix the bill which had 2 items that we did not order.
Overall, a very frustrating meal.

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AM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi place in LA. Sea Bass hand roll is Amazing!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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G
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot nestled in a strip mall above the mansions of Hollywood. Convivial atmosphere and always really lovely food.

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c
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in LA and best service. Love going here and always leave satisfied.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Smells
Horrible venting
Especially when they stick the mayo covered rolls in an oven with no good over it

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j
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

As always, the food was wonderful. Very fresh sushi. Tonight, however, the service was slow. The waiter appeared confused and overwhelmed.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

For having a reservation a week in advance, we got the last table by the door. Not great. The restaurant was extremely loud. Food good though.

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place, anytime, any way. Great food and lovely people and service

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shu is the best Asian restaurant anywhere! The unique way they blend flavors and the incredibly fresh ingredients they use makes for a variety of delicious choices on their menu. It is always a treat to eat at Shu!!

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service- They need more staff. Slow to take order, deliver food, check, etc.

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K
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This sushi restaurant always pleases. The quality of the fish is high, and the preparations are excellent. It’s a fine neighborhood restaurant with elevated cuisine.

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful. Tables are all too close to other tables and diners.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When the table next to us was engaged in a loud argument, the staff quickly rescued us to a quiet table.

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BH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the sushi and the service. Love the quality of the sushi. The sauce on the most simple dish (albacore sashimi) was amazing!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was not on top of things !

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MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I arrived a bit late due to mad traffic and the quagmire at valet. Parking is nearly impossible at the peak dining times if you don’t valet, and the valet had at least 6 cars waiting when I arrived. But the food is amazing. They got one special order wrong, but I’m used to that being a picky eater - have to stress certain subs as it’s easy for them to revert to a norm. This is one of my go to spots in the area.

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NF
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went because of the reviews and the (convenient) location, but extremely overpriced & the food was very disappointing. ps Although there is a big free parking lot it's shared by 4 restaurants & other stores so plan to go very early or very late or be prepared to circle or wait for a space.

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RM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food. Always a good crowd. Unique dishes.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crunch roll is the best crunch roll I’ve ever had. It’s my number 1 go to dish!

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b
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love shu. The sushi is the best. It is also outrageously expensive but worth it. It’s fresh,delicious and unique

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The waitress never smiled and low energy for New Years Eve.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always LOVE this place. AmazIng sushi and the staff is superb.
Try it, you’ll love it!!!!

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RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sushi is grade A & the dishes are divine!

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has excellent seafood with uniquely plated dishes. With such a variety of seasonal and non-seasonal fare it is hard to not eat something raw.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and incredibly delicious

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options. The avocado roll is one of the most fresh and good I ever had.

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j
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We come here a lot. The food is always good. Tonight, the service was really off. Slow. Items not brought to us, but they were on our bill. Server corrected the bill, but really didn't seem to care.

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RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place with decent amount of options. Toro sashimi was exceptionally good. Parking can be tricky on a busy night.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was not great. We went there after not being there in a very long time. We always go to Nobu or Katsuya. A crab leg roll took 35 minutes to come to our table. Everyone around us was getting their food when we had ordered the crab roll prior to them. Another roll came incorrectly. They were cool about taking a dish off the check that was not great at all. It was a salad that was over dressed and not very crisp. The hearts of palm salad. It just was not something we liked. Unfortunately I think possibly complaining about the salad might have been what made the service bad toward us since this was not our regular spot. That is a shame since we were spending $200. On dinner for 2 adults and a 12 year old without drinks. I think they would have made more of an effort. Because clearly we don’t mind spending money on a regular night out just grabbing some sushi and we live 5 min away. In any event for us its worth the drive to Nobu, Matsuhisa or Katsuya for great sushi, Japanese specials and Rolls. We would rather give our money to them. But that is just our opinion.

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YK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was awful and the food was mediocre. Too hot inside as well. Will not come back.

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HC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good , but service is pretty slow and I had to ask a busboy to get our waitress so we can at least place basic orders.

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shu remains a superb dining experience. I have eaten there several times over a period of years and it never disappoints. Friendly, attentive and relaxed staff while still taking very good care of you. The black cod I had the other night was perfectly cooked.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s just say my fiancé and I don’t go anywhere else for sushi. We are here once a week.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great creative sushi. Michelin Star type place but reasonably priced for the quality.

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Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my #1 fav place to order amazing sushi.

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