Teru Sushi

4.5
529 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Teru Sushi in Studio City was created in 1979 and opened to rave reviews at the beginning of the sushi craze in LA, It was the first in the Valley to combine fine Japanese cuisine with a warm and lively ambiance and is widely known for a consistently high quality of food and friendly efficient service.
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ElizabethK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite sushi spots !

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vipBruceM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our food was overall really very mediocre. Nothing really tasted all that great, and the salmon teriyaki was cooked but bland and almost dull/boring.

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MelissaE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great sushi and good happy hour menu.

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vipBellamia
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion the best Sushi in the San Fernando Valley since the '80s and it has never changed the quality or the service.
They have added many wonderful new menu items that are delicious.
They have a romantic back garden room you must see.
This place will never disappoint. 5 Stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Waited an hour to get our food and they could seat our party of 7 even though I had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and service! We made reservations and were immediately seated on a Friday night. The service was great. We were really take

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NicoleP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's all about the BSC! Also love the blue crab hand rolls. Amazing!

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vipLuvgoodfood
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I used to love coming until I moved away. I had to come to town to meet a client and decided to dine here. The food was so poor. The lettuce in the ahi tuna salad was wilted, the tuna was so thinly cut and only four pieces given and most of all the entire salad was overtaken with raw onions.
The table was sticky upon sitting down. My out of town client had tempura which was not very hot and unflavorful. Sorry I hate giving bad reviews but hopefully the owners will read this and improve to the good old days. Hardly anyone was there too but I can now see why.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food took awhile. We were there later in the night and it wasn’t crowded so we couldn’t figure out why it took so long. Food was good, but it’s very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, highly recommend Teru Sushi! Excellent and quality sushi, great service, and fantastic atmosphere. I requested to be seated at a particular table and it was taken care of with no issue. I definitely plan on going back!

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TerryP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in studio city great services and the manager is the best and the cooks heads down the damn best in town . you guys have to go . T.Posey

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Ella29
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Teru Sushi always so fresh and so fast. We tried there Ramen was delicious too wish it was closer to Simi Valley but so worth the drive ❤

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vipDinerDan
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good casual date night! Food was excellent. I recommend the scallop roll, and albacore/friend onion thing-y. Great.

JB
JessycaB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi chefs were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food and location were great. There were a lot of tasty options and I enjoyed the food. The owner/manager was very kind. The ambiance is okay - nothing too fancy. Our waitress just had a little attitude and was fairly slow and didn’t bring out two of our items. However, she does not represent all of the staff or dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did I die before entering this place, because I swear this place is heaven. The food was excellent and Ken(our waiter) was super kind. My daughter felt the love for her birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in the patio. Service was excellent. Got our food very quickly. Took advantage of a number of happy hour bargains. Food was excellent. Friendly efficient service. Valet parking was a BIG problem. Took about a half hour to get my car. At least 30-40;cars in lot. Lots of cars coming in. One parking attendant. A wonderful night of dining was spoiled by the inconvenience of waiting for my car. I will go back but I will not valet park again.

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MartinM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely bad service, gave me the wrong check, sushi chef was way too busy to serve us, Hist was rude, overpriced for service!

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MaureenG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with friends. Delicious, fresh sushi and fun atmosphere with excellent service.

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BarbS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Teru Sushi for almost 8 years. You're usually greeted by Christine, who is the sweetest! I normally get the sushi lunch combo, which is a lot of sushi, and comes with miso soup. The California roll that is part of the sushi lunch combo with real crab and I've been addicted to it since day one! All the fish is always so fresh, and the presentation is inviting. On the rare occasion I don't have the sushi lunch combo, whatever else I order is always consistently tasty. I've also come here for office b-day parties, and they have a lovely outside area in the back.

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Joyce
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance! Just celebrated our wedding anniversary.

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, ample seating and ambience was perfect. Def recommend

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GeorgeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fun, "scene" type place. The food was interesting and adventurous but not the best I've ever had. Good service. Very noisy.

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vipAngelicaL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch menu where you get to taste their best for less. Truly innovative and great tasting sushi. Love it.

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vipbrittanyb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Fish was fresh but the food was clearly left waiting to be taken to the tables for far too long. the rolls arrived all mushy and wilted. Service was really non-existent also. Would not come back too many other great sushi places in the area.

JD
JerryD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I’m a fairly regular customer. Almost every week. Service has been Blech at best and I make a reservation every week and still end up waiting almost every time 5-15 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Teru!! Amazing sushi with a few unique twists on classics. Can not recommend the rolls royce roll enough! Keep it up Teru!

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LucyC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Went there to celebrate a birthday got stuck with the worst waitress. She was rude and lacked customer service skills, so bad that we had her changed with another lady.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always love it!

LJ
LeoJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best sushi ever !!! I love teru wish I can have it everyday

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Food was good. Saw our server once. Was going to order more sushi but decided to eventually just flag down another waiter and get the check.

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vipSanfordB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Teru since I was a kid. Great place with fun rolls and good quality fish. Highly recommend.

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vipEdie
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the service was very slow. We waited twenty minutes and had to ask for the waitress to order dessert and then they didn’t have it. This is the crepe cake and they haven’t had it for the last six months . If they’re not going to serve it then it should be taken off the menu. Also, when she finally showed up she asked if we’d like more sushi. If we had, it would have been very strange having left us sitting for so long before checking if we’d like anything else. We also had reservations and though there were no people waiting, it was almost 20 minutes before we were seated.

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vipMikeL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good spot for japanese. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very professional. It was our first time there and the waiter was very helpful, she suggested a sake which was very good and also she suggested to try the OMG roll which was very delicious. We were seated outside in patio area and was very nice. We would definitely go back. The patio area is much nicer than inside. We tried the lemon roll, 911 and OMG s as nd all three were very good

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RickyD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I've been dining at Teru Sushi for 35 years and always enjoyed there food, service, and ambiance. This last visit was off. The Sushi did not feel fresh and the ambiance in the rear of the restaurant wasn't ideal. I would not be too concerned about the ambiance if the food was good but it was very disappointing. The service was great though. There are many great Sushi options in the valley and I have a few favorite's but I do have a long relationship with Teru so hopefully my next visit will be better. Normally if I have a bad experience I do not return to the restaurant but given my long history with this establishment I will give it another try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service friendly employees and food soooo goood. Yum

JD
JerryD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our waiter with the lip ring was off putting and the Shot glasses for Sake was weird, we asked for a traditional sake. Service and attention is spotty and bus people wait too long to clear dirty dishes off the table. For the price and it’s long reputation these things should get cleaned up by the management.

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vipJS01
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This place used to have great service but the last two times the staff just is around, forgets things or doesn’t bring something ordered. We ordered 2 saki, they brought one. My soup came cold. They took it to “warm it up” and forgot to bring it back and brought the entre, part of the dinner came wrong. What can I say? With so much competition for this kind of food, they need to pay more attention. One time like this, well, we can all have a bad day but 2 times is too much.

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Teru Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Teru Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 763-6201.

Teru Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 529 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.

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