SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

4.8
499 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
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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klaryp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service as well.
Love this place!

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DonnaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic…a little too crowded in Covid time. I’ll probably wait until this surge has passed to return. But I’ll definitely be back.

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Sloopy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality is always the same - very good. Dailys are always a good choice. Have not been disappointed yet- recommend :)

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FoodC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Way over crowded. They check your vaccine card, but they are in all the violations of covid rules.
The restaurant is packed more than capacity. This need to be reported to the fire department.
It is so packed that the waitress can not go around the tables. Horrible service, will not go back.

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brianp
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve 2021!
Wonderful experience start to finish.
Friendly attentive staff,good service great food nice ambience,highly recommended!

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EL2019
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food and service! Restaurant setting is a little too cramped, especially during a pandemic. Up next to/touching other table next to us as if we're at one joint table. Barely enough space for waiters to walk through the aisle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food!

JB
JonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Not a good place if you want good service. I had a reservation but it still took 30 minutes to be seated. It's a crowded space in the front yet patrons were standing there waiting and not wearing masks. People walking out were also not wearing masks as they left. We were seated basically right next to another table such that our elbows touched. We were freezing the entire time as the door kept opening and cold air kept coming in. The menu given to us was only the specials for the night but we were not informed that there was a regular menu that we could have ordered from. Other tables had a QR code to get to the menu but ours did not. The service was extremely poor -- they were way overbooked. Our waiter did not come by vey often -- it took about 30 minutes before we could even order food. They were out of multiple items that we ordered but we weren't informed that until after we started eating. And they didn't give us everything we ordered - we had to remind them.

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vipKBizzle
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shidori!!!

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vipdannyr
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good food and very well presented. Very safe feeling inside.

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MAAmaz
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was seriously the most incredible dining experience I've ever had. My partner and I ordered omakase, and we were so floored by how amazing the experience was that we order drinks for the incredibly talented chefs. All the way from the flavors to presentation we were so happy with the entire experience. Thank you thank you!

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Penny
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is special and the service is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, great service. All the food is delicious But could’ve skipped out on the mixed ceviche. Get the truffle caviar pasta.

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SteveK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sushi is beyond great. They’re daily special menu contains types of fish I’ve never heard of and I’ve been around awhile….

It was my wife’s birthday and we always go there for a special Sushi Dinner. I would be remiss if I didn’t say it’s quite pricey though. However, well worth the experience once in awhile.

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Fussy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

More expemsive than prior visits.
Service a bit dragging and no smiles.

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vipBevHills
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and delicious food. Also, amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is really good and unique compared to other sushi restaurants and they also offer Wagyu and truffles but the service is really slow since they are under staffed.

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vipYachtTravels
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Omagase is not the typical cookie-cutter variety as some of the more famous places like, Asanebo, Note and Brothers. I've been doing omagase at Shu five weeks in a row, and I never got the same things since the chef picks the best and in season seafood for you.

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vipSnaan
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service!

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luvgr8food
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went on a Saturday night so it was busy, the tables were full and are close so the noise level was high making it a little difficult for conversation with 4 people. But its a nice spot with complimentary valet parking. Good food and we enjoyed ourselves. Although there were a couple of older men sitting outside the restaurant on a bench smoking cigars and the smell was invading us while we were eating, not much anyone could do but I didn't enjoy that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, everything was sooo good

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vipLindaC
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our salmon sashimi was AMAZING but not better than our server. Will be vaj!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Can’t wait to come back!

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markY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in the city. The daily specials will blow you away, let alone the regular menu.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Soup could be more improved by adding green onions and more spices

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vipSnaan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever

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viplg12
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Small inside space Very noisey

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Melts in your mouth kind of sushi experience, great quality

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vipPenny
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. The food is fabulous and sushi is always fresh. The service is warm and inviting.

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bkdale
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

excellent quality, many unique dishes, nicely presented very busy and "don't leave home without it"

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AnnaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were the 2nd party to arrive after opening. Was quiet. Food took long to come to the table but was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience

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asaasa
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The service was good but I believe we did not get 7 courses omakase menu.
I was asked if it is a special occasion and I requested a special desert for our anniversary. But it seemed the request did not go through.

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Regenae
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

After finally getting a reservation, we enjoyed our food and will go again.

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vipLORRAINEB
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SHU is the most consistent sushi bar I know.
Every time we go we are blown away by the quality of their fish. The chefs and serving staff are all excellent.

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vipmelodyb
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite sushi spots….consistently great food! Love love love!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi place in town, I’ve been going there for years and feel at home when I am there. The food is amazing, the service is top notch, and the personnel is outstanding. If I could give 10 star I would.

Maurice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Shu once a week! Food is extremely fresh and tasty and the service is great! Highly recommend this place. The best sushi in LA!

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vipSknm
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always! Good service.
Due to pandemic, it Feels the tables are too close for comfort, even though there exists a glass barrier separating the adjacent tables.
It Would have been even better if their landlord would have allowed them to use part of the outdoor area, similar to what it was several months ago!

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Rake
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ultimately came away with an average sort of feeling here. The menu is lengthy and almost overwhelming, but they do have a lot of specialty items which is nice. The food was largely very good, but definitely costly compared to similar places. The place was busy, but there are plastic dividers everywhere giving it a cramped feel (perhaps not entirely their fault really). The service was good. By the time we left it was packed.

Still, almost $200 out the door for 2 people is pretty high - yes that includes tip and $60+ in alcohol, but still, you can find comparable meals with better atmosphere on the whole for less. I wouldn't rule out going back, but it certainly doesn't get put in the must-do category either. Good but just too pricy for a usual night out but probably not truly special enough for a special occasion either. Idk.

FAQs

SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 474-2740.

SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air is rated 4.8 stars by 499 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.