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Best Japanese/Sushi in Los Angeles

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Mr Ramen

Mr Ramen has been serving filling and flavorful bowls of noodles at low prices to eager patrons for many years. The eatery lets you choose from a broad variety of ingredients and protein options, including pork and seafood, so you can customize your ramen dish to your particular craving. There is also a generous vegetarian section on the menu and a few savory appetizers, including curries and gyozas. The decor is plain and fancy-free, so it's all about the noodles.

341 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90012
Hama Sushi

Hama Sushi is always bustling with patrons due to the popularity that this sushi bar enjoys in the Little Tokyo neighborhood. It is especially frequented for its Red Snapper sushi, replete with a tinge of lemon. Their sushi and sahimi is also offered in varieties such as Tuna Toro, Yellowtail Collar, Monk Fish Liver, Uni, Albacore Sashimi, Shrimp Tempura Roll and Salmon Handroll. The appealing visual presentation of the platters, with green leafy garnish, only serves to increase one's appetite. It is better to approach this restaurant by public transport as it might be difficult to find a parking spot.

347 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90012
Sushi Gen

Sushi Gen boasts of an extensive menu of seafood, sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delights. It offers whole meals such as Tempura Dinner, Beef Teriyaki Dinner, Sashimi Dinner, Salmon Dinner and Chicken Teriyaki Dinner. Its menu includes individual dishes like Fried Pompano, Steamed Clams, California Roll, Fresh Water Eel, Uni and Sashimi Combination and Sunomono. If you are confused between the various sushi options, try the Sushi Deluxe Combination. Due to its efficient service and the delicious flavors of sushi, it is a pleasure to dine at this Japanese restaurant.

422 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90012

A chain of restaurants started by Kazunori Nozawa, Sugarfish is renowned for serving authentic Japanese cuisine. The Los Angeles outlet is located in the city's bustling downtown neighborhood. Sushi being the highlight of this place, you can take your pick from a delightful variety made from tuna, halibut, yellowtail, salmon, scallops, unagi (eel), albacore, snapper and more. A must-try is the house special, Nozawa-style Shrimp. This restaurant also offers omakase-style dining, where you have to rely on your chef to serve you the best multi-course dishes. Reservations are not accepted at Sugarfish Downtown LA; make sure to reach there well in advance to procure a seat.

600 West 7th Street, Suite 150, Corner of 7th and South Grand, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90017
Sushi Ike

Glancing at the bland tiny storefront in a drab strip mall, one would hardly expect to find hidden behind it a place widely considered the best sushi joint in town. Well camouflaged on the outside, Ike has likewise a simple fancy-free interior, small and functional. It is the sushi experience that is absolutely sublime, well worth a cross-town pilgrimage, despite the expense and the potentially disconcerting experience in the place operating with no steady menu or price lists and touting an articulated aversion toward apostate Western favorites. If you want to endear yourself to the chef, a revered master of traditional sushi, forgo mentions of Philly and Rainbow rolls. You will be rewarded with the freshest, purest, most delicious sushi you have ever tried.

6051 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90028

Murakami is a great restaurant for those who have been craving Asian food. Serving a variety of Japanese delicacies, the restaurant is popular with both the native population as well as the locals. However, rather than going for a standard sushi roll as you would do in other restaurants, patrons here are advised to opt for a sushi bowl instead where fresh sashimi is placed over a bowl of sushi rice and garlic-soy sauce is used in the preparation rather than the traditional sauce. However, if you'd rather stick to the classics Murakami also serves a great selection of sushi rolls and Japanese dishes like Blue Crab Hand Rolls. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a bottle of sake. If you are looking for a hearty Japanese meal, head to Murakami and expect to be delighted.

7160 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90046
Yamashiro Hollywood

Located within the Hollywood Hotels & Apartments, the Yamashiro Hollywood, one of the most unusual restaurants around gives a dazzling view of the city while allowing patrons to enjoy authentic Japanese meals at the same time. Specializing in serving sumptuous Asian fusion flavors, the restaurant is quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists alike. You can opt for delicacies like Spicy Salmon & Scallop, Truffle Hamachi, Asian BBQ Baby Back Ribs and lots more from the extensive menu. The flavorsome food can also be enjoyed with a glass of wine to balance the savory flavors. You can also feel free to take some time off and stroll through the eight acres of lush green gardens just below the bar as you wait for your order to arrive. Suitable for a romantic date, the Yamashiro Hollywood must definitely be tried during your time in the city.

1999 North Sycamore Avenue, Hollywood Hotels & Apartments, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90068

Always lively – and downright clamorous at dinner hour – this sushi spot has smitten seafood lovers in Beverly Hills and beyond. Folks flock here from across town to partake of delectable morsels of outstanding freshness, rumored to be some of the best in Beverly Hills. The restaurant embraces a westernized approach, running the typical roster of specialty rolls (from rainbow roil down to California roll) as well as impeccably concocted house originals. The sake list is generous and well-assorted. Shrimp and veggie tempura is light and crispy, getting consistent praise from happy customers. The service is amiable and attentive, always at your beck and call.

8420 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90048

Do not even drive by without confirmed reservations, this is the most popular Japanese eatery in town. It is considered by many to be the best sushi place in the US, and the best restaurant in the greater city of Los Angeles. Everything is fresh, delicious and very expensive, after all it is the workmanship of Nobu Matsuhisa. Rub elbows with the rich and famous, but leave your autograph book at home.

129 North La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90211
Hinoki & The Bird

Celebrated chef David Myers offers a harmonious blend of Californian cuisine and Japanese sensibilities at Hinoki & The Bird. The indoor space is beautiful and spacious, emanating calmness and sophistication through its muted colors, candle-lit tables, and soothing lighting choices. A glass wall separates the main dining room from the intimate patio, with its beautiful wooden trellis and great use of natural elements. Start off with the raw bar choices or perhaps the selection of fun bites' that include crispy marinated chicken and fried oysters. Main courses include Drunken Duck Breast, Hinoki-scented cod, and Jidori Chicken. The wine list more than matches up to the food, and diners can also enjoy well-mixed cocktails at the bar. The beautiful space is available for private events as well.

10 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' Palms neighborhood, N/Naka serves Japanese cuisine in a chic and stylish environment. Taking the cuisine to another level with pre-set fine dining courses, the restaurant has become one of the most coveted places to eat in town. The venue functions on the basis of reservations, which must be arranged well in advance. The chef prepares an exquisite menu based on the indications of the diners, communicated beforehand. The meal is then ready and waiting for the guests. Highly priced, the venue is slowly making waves as a gourmet's delight and has succeeded in grabbing the attention of the coveted Michelin Guide, having earned two stars.

3455 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90034

Asanebo takes classy restaurant takes Japanese cuisine to a whole new level with its perfectly balanced flavors, beautifully presented dishes, nicely complementing wines, peaceful ambiance and attentive service. Anything you order from the menu is guaranteed to be absolutely delicious but we recommend the uni, omakase, octopus, salmon and snapper. End the feast with a homemade hot chocolate cake. No wonder Asanebo has been awarded a Michelin star.

11941 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 91604
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