About SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

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.

2932 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA 90077
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED for lunch. DINNER: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:30pm

Cross Street:
off of Beverly Glen

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 474-2740

Website:
http://www.shusushi.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking for 2 hours.

Executive Chef:
Giacomino Drago & Kenny Yamada

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious fish. Great service. Recommend Cucumber Sunomono Salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great. Setting was nicely done. Service a bit slow but still enjoyed the evening

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place. Wish it was closer to go more often

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve been to Shu on multiple occasions. It’s hands down the best sushi in the LA area!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always good food, good service and good times. Everything from the salad to the Lobster roll was spot on.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

What a gem of a neighborhood spot! Top food, great ambiance. Service was good although could have been more attentive. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Terrific Sushi restaurant. We always enjoy the food and service as do our children and grandchildren.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome as always! The staff is welcoming, the food is on the pricier side but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fresh good quality food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The sushi here is great and the outdoor dining is exceptional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service and staff are wonderful. The food fabulous.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always freshest!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This restaurant is very, very noisy. This restaurant is very, very noisy.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I Iove this place. It is one of my favorites and they have the best sushi in LA!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I think this takes over for the best sushi in LA. Prices are definitely up there. If you want amazing Toro or salmon especially, you found it. Make sure you have room on your cc though.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Just too loud for a first date. I even sat on same side of the table rather than across from her, but still loud and no feeling of intimacy or privacy.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable.

Food good but pricey

Had nice, laid back neighborhood vibe - just wasn't the best choice for a date

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food. Great service.. super fresh

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I lunch at this restaurant frequently, but this past experience was okay, not the greatest. The hostess was abrupt and literally gave me and my friend the worst table after she's seen us lunch here many times. It was very crowded so service wasn't as good as usual and the noise level was louder than loud. The food, as usual, was spectacular however.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We ordered and never saw our server again. He missed writing down my friend's order and didn't come by once! No
Refills on water or iced t, didn't even pick up menu. Worst service I've had there

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Rolls were ok, nothing special. Took a long time to get drinks.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food was delicious. The prices are high and the noise level even higher. I met an old friend for lunch. We were trying to catch up, but it was almost impossible to hear. I wouldn't go back unless conversation wasn't a priority.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always fresh and inventive sushi. Staff is attentive and personable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Always amazing, fresh sushi! Great service, friendly and my favorite "go to" restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our favorite sushi restaurant!

We find the sushi here the freshest and best-prepared we have encountered anywhere (other than Japan). We always order the spicy tuna roll - it's got a kick, but not too much, the tuna tastes straight out of the sea, and the whole combination is marvelous. We also love the fresh spider roll, the Shu roll, halibut sashimi, eel and avocado roll. If you come on the early side, and are fortunate in who is seated nearby, you can actually hear yourself think, too, a virtue in popular L.A. restaurants.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Delicious sushi! Nice wine & beer. Great service, too. Will be back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Love their menu. Not only great sushi but other interesting and delicious entrees as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Delicious food, great menu. Service was a bit off but it was our first visit, hope it will be better next time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2017

EVERYTHING was delicious! The sushi was fresh and tasty. I was told to try the "vegetable tempura roll" (antithetical to a sushi restaurant dish) but it was INCREDIBLE!! Definitely try it. Rainbow roll was fab too. A non-sushi friend had the wagyu beef dish and loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Love love love this place. Amazing food. They can't seem to get their waiters right. They are always lost and don't check in frequently enough.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Love this place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wow what an amazing find! Hidden in the hills this was one of the best sushi restaurants that I have been to in a very long time! I was very impressed with the quality of fish that was used. I absolutely loved everything that we ordered! The staff was so friendly and parking was very easy and free! Very excited to return back here and try some new things!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Always super fresh fish !! Great flavor !! Very helpful staff !!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Love Shu. Best sushi in L.A. Great variety and always fresh. Service is outstanding as well.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I enjoyed the complimentary edamame!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Love this place. Great sushi. Friendly service. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Sushi is always fresh. Great innovative versions of our favorites. Staff is always friendly and willing to offer great custom sushi recommendations. Staff at front is attentive and welcoming. Worth the drive, even in traffic through the canyons.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Crazy expensive and crazy loud. Average sushi. No lunch specials. Poor service (we had to track down our waiter for the check). A colleague and I had a meager lunch for $100 without tip. Never again...

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My wife and I have been to SHU several times. Every experience has been outstanding, from the friendly, attentive service to the wonderful food. First rate all the way. By far, our favorite sushi restaurant in the area.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 26, 2017

My favorite sushi place! Delicious food, fabulous service and nice atmosphere!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Same menu as Nobu but ⅓ the price ... I think it's prettier and it is in the neighborhood!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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