Hokusai

★★★★★

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First off the Happy Price menu is a crazy value. Hokusai is definitely helping you fight the recession. I like this place after work for a few drinks and apps with friends and clients. The bar is open and bright and looks out onto Wilshire

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First off the Happy Price menu is a crazy value. Hokusai is definitely helping you fight the recession. I like this place after work for a few drinks and apps with friends and clients. The bar is open and bright and looks out onto Wilshire

Pros: Great FIsh, excellent Dishes, good Saki, good specials

Cons: Sleepy side of town

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Great place and awesome space in Bev Hills. The greeting alone is enough to make you feel great, but when you look at the menu and then sample the fantastic fare, well - nirvana. Seriously very fresh and good sushi and great people....I

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Great place and awesome space in Bev Hills. The greeting alone is enough to make you feel great, but when you look at the menu and then sample the fantastic fare, well - nirvana. Seriously very fresh and good sushi and great people....I

Pros: super fresh fish/sushi and great service

Cons: Mid Wilshire if that is one?

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I'm new to LA and like everyone on a tight budget. My coworker orders a box lunch from them a couple of times a week and it looked really good. We went for drinks after work last night and they told us about a new menu, Happy Price. I am

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I'm new to LA and like everyone on a tight budget. My coworker orders a box lunch from them a couple of times a week and it looked really good. We went for drinks after work last night and they told us about a new menu, Happy Price. I am

Pros: Happy Price menu, bento box, service

Cons: Not much street parking, but valet lot

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Hokusai has great sushi, amazing service, and an even better happy hour!!! I've never written a review before, but this place is so great that I just had to. I couldn't bear it closing!

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Hokusai has great sushi, amazing service, and an even better happy hour!!! I've never written a review before, but this place is so great that I just had to. I couldn't bear it closing!

Pros: great happy hour

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Hokusai has long been our favorite for happy hour, with a great bar menu, silent sports TV and great talk. Now there's a new wrinkle -- For lunch and dinner, there are bento boxes available for $7 -- chicken, salmon, gyoza, sushi

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Hokusai has long been our favorite for happy hour, with a great bar menu, silent sports TV and great talk. Now there's a new wrinkle -- For lunch and dinner, there are bento boxes available for $7 -- chicken, salmon, gyoza, sushi

Pros: Great Bar/ Great Bento Boxes

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I have been going to Hokusai since it opened and its one of my favorite sushi joints in Beverly Hills. The sushi chefs are very fun and treat diners very well. The fish is extremely fresh and favorful. I highly recommend trying Hokusai.

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I have been going to Hokusai since it opened and its one of my favorite sushi joints in Beverly Hills. The sushi chefs are very fun and treat diners very well. The fish is extremely fresh and favorful. I highly recommend trying Hokusai.

Pros: Great atmosphere, fresh fish and great staff

Cons: Can be crowded at times

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I saw the reviews on LA City Search so was very excited to go here. I love sushi in LA and always love trying something new. This was horrendous. The service was good but nothing to back it up. Unfortunately the black bean sauce on the

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I saw the reviews on LA City Search so was very excited to go here. I love sushi in LA and always love trying something new. This was horrendous. The service was good but nothing to back it up. Unfortunately the black bean sauce on the

Pros: The service

Cons: The food

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We're new to Los Angeles, just moved here from Chicago. We love fine dining and our thinking is that it will be hard to beat great Chicago restaurants in LA. I've read all the reviews for this restaurant and had to try it. On the day of

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We're new to Los Angeles, just moved here from Chicago. We love fine dining and our thinking is that it will be hard to beat great Chicago restaurants in LA. I've read all the reviews for this restaurant and had to try it. On the day of

Pros: Chef's menu, service, and dessert platter.

Cons: Not an extensive wine list

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It was my birthday weekend and I was looking for a new sushi spot to celebrate.\r
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So the research began... \r
I first heard about Hokusai from the "Citysearch - Best Sushi 2008" List. It is ranked as the #1 spot in all of Los Angeles.

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It was my birthday weekend and I was looking for a new sushi spot to celebrate.\r
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So the research began... \r
I first heard about Hokusai from the "Citysearch - Best Sushi 2008" List. It is ranked as the #1 spot in all of Los Angeles.

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Wow, where to start... I guess with the parking situation. The valet had given up by the time we got there (as compared to the other reviewer) because there was no valet in sight. We parked a few blocks away at a garage and hoofed it

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★★★★★

Wow, where to start... I guess with the parking situation. The valet had given up by the time we got there (as compared to the other reviewer) because there was no valet in sight. We parked a few blocks away at a garage and hoofed it

Pros: I learn from my mistakes

Cons: Food, service, ambiance, parking

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I've seen the majority of reviews hype this restaurant, so I finally went for Valentine's Day. What a joke. First, valet was full so I had to park on side street and get a pkg ticket. Second, we didn't sit down until forty minutes after

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I've seen the majority of reviews hype this restaurant, so I finally went for Valentine's Day. What a joke. First, valet was full so I had to park on side street and get a pkg ticket. Second, we didn't sit down until forty minutes after

Pros: no compelling reason to visit this place

Cons: high prices, average food, terrible bartenders

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My wife and I wanted a special place to celebrate Valentine's Day (early). I heard good things about Hokusai so I decided to try it. It was raining hard, but we drove in from Oxnard anyway to give it a try. It was well worth it. We

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My wife and I wanted a special place to celebrate Valentine's Day (early). I heard good things about Hokusai so I decided to try it. It was raining hard, but we drove in from Oxnard anyway to give it a try. It was well worth it. We

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I have been going to Hokusai since it opened. It is truly my favorite sushi bar in LA.\r
All the chefs and staff are extremely professional and fun. Between them and the excellent food I will continue to support Hokusai year after year.

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I have been going to Hokusai since it opened. It is truly my favorite sushi bar in LA.\r
All the chefs and staff are extremely professional and fun. Between them and the excellent food I will continue to support Hokusai year after year.

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I came here for dinner on a Saturday night. I made reservations but the place wasn't the packed. The servers were nice initially, chatty and friendly. I had the tuna spring roll to start, and it was actually quite good. Next, I had the

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I came here for dinner on a Saturday night. I made reservations but the place wasn't the packed. The servers were nice initially, chatty and friendly. I had the tuna spring roll to start, and it was actually quite good. Next, I had the

Cons: High Prices

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My husband and I are both native to L.A. We grew up dining at all the latest "trendy" restaurants... (many of them not around today). Our favorite restaurant for around the past 5 years, has been Nobu's...Until yesterday. We've been

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My husband and I are both native to L.A. We grew up dining at all the latest "trendy" restaurants... (many of them not around today). Our favorite restaurant for around the past 5 years, has been Nobu's...Until yesterday. We've been

Pros: Unbelievable food, great ambiance, great service

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Ok. My girlfriends and I get together and go out to eat every couple of weeks. We went to Hokusai last summer - great food, great atmosphere, great service. Went last fall - great food, great atmosphere, great service. We went there 3

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Ok. My girlfriends and I get together and go out to eat every couple of weeks. We went to Hokusai last summer - great food, great atmosphere, great service. Went last fall - great food, great atmosphere, great service. We went there 3

Pros: valet parking, a nice personal restaurant

Cons: can't think of any yet

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Come on now fishy fishy, come on now. \r
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This is the only sushi spot in town where you can leave your drinking & eating pleasures up to the restaurant. Tis right folks, we walk in... and shabam! If this seems a bit hairy and not

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Come on now fishy fishy, come on now. \r
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This is the only sushi spot in town where you can leave your drinking & eating pleasures up to the restaurant. Tis right folks, we walk in... and shabam! If this seems a bit hairy and not

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I just read the other persons review that had a bad experience and I was very surprised. I recently ate at Hokusai and we had great experience. The food was fresh, delicious and creative. Our waiter treated us like we were regulars with

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I just read the other persons review that had a bad experience and I was very surprised. I recently ate at Hokusai and we had great experience. The food was fresh, delicious and creative. Our waiter treated us like we were regulars with

Pros: Food and Service were amazing and they have dishes you won't find anywhere else

Cons: I live 100 miles away

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I love OMAKASE and having the chef create something special for me and my guests. I've been to many so called hot spots for Omakase in LA (Tokyo Table, Bar Hayama, and others that people rave about) and have been disappointed each

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I love OMAKASE and having the chef create something special for me and my guests. I've been to many so called hot spots for Omakase in LA (Tokyo Table, Bar Hayama, and others that people rave about) and have been disappointed each

Pros: Awesome Omakase, sushi, bar selection

Cons: They only had one TV in the bar area, I wanted to see the other game.

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Seriously...you won't stop ordering, that's just how good the food is! They serve Japanese Fusion food..yummy! They had beef wag-yu, to die for! The service was great. Even better if you get a table by the bar area. Just a wonderful time overall and will sure to fill your appetite!

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Seriously...you won't stop ordering, that's just how good the food is! They serve Japanese Fusion food..yummy! They had beef wag-yu, to die for! The service was great. Even better if you get a table by the bar area. Just a wonderful time overall and will sure to fill your appetite!

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I must say, I have had the chance to have some amazing Japanese food from South OC to the Valley. Without question, Hokusai is top 3. In terms of Mid-Wilshire/Bevery HIlls, there is NO question Hokusai is the leader of the pack. I

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I must say, I have had the chance to have some amazing Japanese food from South OC to the Valley. Without question, Hokusai is top 3. In terms of Mid-Wilshire/Bevery HIlls, there is NO question Hokusai is the leader of the pack. I

Pros: Food, Service, Parking, Drinks

Cons: No location in Pasadena (where I live)

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If you like sushi, then you'll LOVE it after you get served by Gin! He has got to be the best Sushi Chef in L.A. I love sushi and I've been a fan for over 26 years, but I've never had sushi that good before! Hands down. I won't be going

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If you like sushi, then you'll LOVE it after you get served by Gin! He has got to be the best Sushi Chef in L.A. I love sushi and I've been a fan for over 26 years, but I've never had sushi that good before! Hands down. I won't be going

Pros: Great Atmosphere, service, food, great location.

Cons: ....

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Hey, I just read a couple reviews and wanted to throw my 2 cents in, because... I really do eat here everyday. Yeah, I work in the area, but you can't beat the 2-course lunch specials, tuesday's pork is amazing, and I always enjoy the

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Hey, I just read a couple reviews and wanted to throw my 2 cents in, because... I really do eat here everyday. Yeah, I work in the area, but you can't beat the 2-course lunch specials, tuesday's pork is amazing, and I always enjoy the

Pros: Great Food, Great People, Great Atmosphere

Cons: No Pizza (what's wrong, you don't like pizza?)

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I'm not a "foodie" but my dinner at Hokusai was the best meal I've ever had. I had the omakasi-- the fish was fresh, there was a french onion soup dish... just spectacular!

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★★★★★

I'm not a "foodie" but my dinner at Hokusai was the best meal I've ever had. I had the omakasi-- the fish was fresh, there was a french onion soup dish... just spectacular!

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food is marginal. not great. better sushi in other places. service not so bad. waiters should be more in touch with the sushi community more so then just a hobby for them.

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food is marginal. not great. better sushi in other places. service not so bad. waiters should be more in touch with the sushi community more so then just a hobby for them.

Pros: service

Cons: food

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Went for Valentine's Day and it was painless unlike all the other "hip" restaurants which were crowded, overbooked, long waits, and bad service. Our waitress was extremely friendly and tended to us every so often to make sure drinks were

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Went for Valentine's Day and it was painless unlike all the other "hip" restaurants which were crowded, overbooked, long waits, and bad service. Our waitress was extremely friendly and tended to us every so often to make sure drinks were

Pros: Fresh seafood, flavorful dishes, a little twist to traditional Japanese food.

Cons: Tables are a little too close.

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On a recent visit to LA, my fiancee and I had the distinct pleasure of dining at Hokusai. We never bothered to even look at the menu as the omakase option was recommended by our dining companions. From start to finish, this was one of

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On a recent visit to LA, my fiancee and I had the distinct pleasure of dining at Hokusai. We never bothered to even look at the menu as the omakase option was recommended by our dining companions. From start to finish, this was one of

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I highly recommend this restaurant. I decided to take my parents their to celebrate their wedding anniversary and from the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be great. The decor is very chic and modern, but try to get the table

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I highly recommend this restaurant. I decided to take my parents their to celebrate their wedding anniversary and from the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be great. The decor is very chic and modern, but try to get the table

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I brought my fiance to Hokusai the night I proposed to her. For all of you who have planned proposals, you can relate to the commotion and anxiety. We were set to see a concert following dinner, so time was of the essence. I spoke with

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I brought my fiance to Hokusai the night I proposed to her. For all of you who have planned proposals, you can relate to the commotion and anxiety. We were set to see a concert following dinner, so time was of the essence. I spoke with

Pros: Ambiance, Customer Service, Timely Seating, Great Food, Reasonable Prices...Basically Everything!!!

Cons: None that I experienced while dining there

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This is my first-time review; I usually don't leave any comments\r
unless I experience speechlessly bad service or food, \r
which has not happneded yet.\r
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For an opposite reason, I'd like to review this marvalous restaurant:

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This is my first-time review; I usually don't leave any comments\r
unless I experience speechlessly bad service or food, \r
which has not happneded yet.\r
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For an opposite reason, I'd like to review this marvalous restaurant:

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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Spectacular Sushi, fresh and tasty. Food comes first for me but the ambience here is equally as good as the gourmet fodder. I especially liked the chilled lobster with truffle it pleased my palete to no end. If you are a wine drinker or

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★★★★★

Spectacular Sushi, fresh and tasty. Food comes first for me but the ambience here is equally as good as the gourmet fodder. I especially liked the chilled lobster with truffle it pleased my palete to no end. If you are a wine drinker or

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I went here with a large party, and the food was not bad. The beef cheek stew was excellent, although the sea bass could have used some flavor. The best food here is the appetizers. The waitstaff was attentive and fun. The biggest

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I went here with a large party, and the food was not bad. The beef cheek stew was excellent, although the sea bass could have used some flavor. The best food here is the appetizers. The waitstaff was attentive and fun. The biggest

Pros: Friendly staff, great cocktails, valet

Cons: food misses the mark, not worth the $$$

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This place is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and the decor is truly amazing. A group of us went for my birthday last week and they are still gushing about the food. My boyfriend tried the infamous 90211 roll and loved it so much

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This place is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and the decor is truly amazing. A group of us went for my birthday last week and they are still gushing about the food. My boyfriend tried the infamous 90211 roll and loved it so much

Pros: SAKE

Cons: valet & a tad pricey

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Fresh seafood, great ambience, and friendly service. Great place to take a date! I really enjoyed the modern Asian style interior with Japanese/French cuisine and fresh sushi. Christopher, the Asst. General Manager, personally took care

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Fresh seafood, great ambience, and friendly service. Great place to take a date! I really enjoyed the modern Asian style interior with Japanese/French cuisine and fresh sushi. Christopher, the Asst. General Manager, personally took care

Pros: Ambience, sushi, food, and service

Cons: parking tough but valet parking available.

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Working on La Cienega Blvd, we decided to explore the area beyond the usual Restaurant row. I've been to all of them, Koi, Sushi Roku, Gyu-kaku, Matsuhisa. My favorite so far was Matsuhisa.\r
Over at Hokusai, I had a delightful experience,

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Working on La Cienega Blvd, we decided to explore the area beyond the usual Restaurant row. I've been to all of them, Koi, Sushi Roku, Gyu-kaku, Matsuhisa. My favorite so far was Matsuhisa.\r
Over at Hokusai, I had a delightful experience,

Pros: Food and value

Cons: Hidden location

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Using Citysearch to find new places, I stumble on to this place by accident. Talk about creature of habit, me and my friends always go to Geisha House , I was hungry, but the 40 minute drive and Father's Day Weekend without a reservation

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Using Citysearch to find new places, I stumble on to this place by accident. Talk about creature of habit, me and my friends always go to Geisha House , I was hungry, but the 40 minute drive and Father's Day Weekend without a reservation

Pros: Valet parking

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This is an excellent place to enjoy "Sushi" & "Dinning Environment" at the same time.\r
My 2nd time in the restaurant, I specifically requested for Sushi Bar. Lovely.\r
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Was looking for RedBean Cheesecake for dessert, and got a "not

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This is an excellent place to enjoy "Sushi" & "Dinning Environment" at the same time.\r
My 2nd time in the restaurant, I specifically requested for Sushi Bar. Lovely.\r
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Was looking for RedBean Cheesecake for dessert, and got a "not

Pros: Food with Precision, and Service with Passion

Cons: Parking - if not Valet parking, have to find space in residential area

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great atmosphere , quality as its best , friendly staff , the decor is beautiful and wellcoming .will be back soon

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great atmosphere , quality as its best , friendly staff , the decor is beautiful and wellcoming .will be back soon

Pros: sushi

Cons: expensive

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I would come here every once and a wile the sushi and dinner menu are incredible\r
But what happened to the dessert menu its Defecation (like stomach churning diheria)\r
It?s like they up and changed the dessert menu over night WTF....

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I would come here every once and a wile the sushi and dinner menu are incredible\r
But what happened to the dessert menu its Defecation (like stomach churning diheria)\r
It?s like they up and changed the dessert menu over night WTF....

Pros: Sushi By real Japanese Chef

Cons: Nasty Desert Menu

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I've had the good fortune to visit Hokusai on a couple occasions, and each time I was rewarded with a truly outstanding dining experience, while tasting a completely different variety of "good eats." The inventive dishes attacked parts of

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I've had the good fortune to visit Hokusai on a couple occasions, and each time I was rewarded with a truly outstanding dining experience, while tasting a completely different variety of "good eats." The inventive dishes attacked parts of

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Was here not too long ago on a visit to LA. Loved the food and attentive service! The waiter suggested a great array of dishes. It was a quieter evening and the manager and owner stopped by for a chat. As for the food, our none-fish

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Was here not too long ago on a visit to LA. Loved the food and attentive service! The waiter suggested a great array of dishes. It was a quieter evening and the manager and owner stopped by for a chat. As for the food, our none-fish

Pros: ambience, food, service, parking

Cons: pricy

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Went there for dinner last Monday (4/16). Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Our server, Yoshi, was very attentive (and seemed very busy, yet efficient) for a Monday. We ordered 'Omakase' and he did a great job of helping the

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Went there for dinner last Monday (4/16). Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Our server, Yoshi, was very attentive (and seemed very busy, yet efficient) for a Monday. We ordered 'Omakase' and he did a great job of helping the

Pros: Food, Service, Overall experience

Cons: Good sake selection, but traditional wine list is thin

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the sake list at this place has a great selection of sakes. It has some rare ones as well as the popular brands. The monday night bartender was very helpful and a real cutie. I think I have seen him on tv

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the sake list at this place has a great selection of sakes. It has some rare ones as well as the popular brands. The monday night bartender was very helpful and a real cutie. I think I have seen him on tv

Pros: the bar

Cons: even more cowbell

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had a great meal the other night. The mangers were all over the tables making great recommendations. Don't be afraid to ask questions the menu is very approachable

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had a great meal the other night. The mangers were all over the tables making great recommendations. Don't be afraid to ask questions the menu is very approachable

Pros: knowledgeable staff

Cons: not enough cowbell

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I love trying new restaurants, especially sushi. I have been to many sushi restaurants in the LA area and its hard to find one that can give you quality for the price you pay. As i arrived i was greeted with a warm and loud welcome by the

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I love trying new restaurants, especially sushi. I have been to many sushi restaurants in the LA area and its hard to find one that can give you quality for the price you pay. As i arrived i was greeted with a warm and loud welcome by the

Pros: valet parking, Amazing food

Cons: I got full

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I went already a few times to Hokusai. Since my first visit, Tiger always surprised us with an excellent combination of sushi and kitchen dishes. The desserts are also to die for. Last but not least, the atmosphere is very nice as well,

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I went already a few times to Hokusai. Since my first visit, Tiger always surprised us with an excellent combination of sushi and kitchen dishes. The desserts are also to die for. Last but not least, the atmosphere is very nice as well,

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I went over to Hokusai the other night with couple of friends. And the food and service were awesome! Great atmosphere. Since it was my first time, I asked the server to bring over what they recommended. And each time the food was

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I went over to Hokusai the other night with couple of friends. And the food and service were awesome! Great atmosphere. Since it was my first time, I asked the server to bring over what they recommended. And each time the food was

Pros: Service, food, atmosphere

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The food was amazing, and Tiger the chef served the most amazing dishes. The staff was attentive and the atmosphere is chic and hip. A must stop on the Beverly Hills circuit.

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The food was amazing, and Tiger the chef served the most amazing dishes. The staff was attentive and the atmosphere is chic and hip. A must stop on the Beverly Hills circuit.

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Dining at Hokusai is sense-satifsying. Though dark and cozy, spotlights make it easy to see food and each other, and high ceilings make it seem larger. The ladies room is beautiful. The staff is attractive, knowledgeable and energetic. I

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Dining at Hokusai is sense-satifsying. Though dark and cozy, spotlights make it easy to see food and each other, and high ceilings make it seem larger. The ladies room is beautiful. The staff is attractive, knowledgeable and energetic. I

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I ate at Hokusai Saturday night with 2 other friends and we were all impressed. I don't eat sushi, and ordered the spicy chicken, which was out of this world. My 2 other friends ordered sushi, and both were very satisfied. Our bill came

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I ate at Hokusai Saturday night with 2 other friends and we were all impressed. I don't eat sushi, and ordered the spicy chicken, which was out of this world. My 2 other friends ordered sushi, and both were very satisfied. Our bill came

Pros: Great food, not too expensive, cool ambiance, and knowledgeable waiters.

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