Matsuhisa

★★★★☆
  • 129 N La Cienega Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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  • 310-659-9639

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Love this place. great fresh fish! worth every penny!

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★★★★★

Love this place. great fresh fish! worth every penny!

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I have eaten here dozens of times and each time, it's a miracle. Consistently fabulous, only the freshest and best ingredients go into the exquisitely prepared food here. Someone with a sharp eye keeps the quality top notch every single time I've been here.
No disappointments.

The justly-famed sashimi salad is a perfect fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, the Golden Plate award-winning cod is always a delight, and the little caviar appetizers served in a martini glass are as elegant as they are delicious.
A safe bet for a date or business lunch or dinner. Even people who don't like fish will find something pleasing on the menu.

To me, there are 2 categories of suchi/sashimi resaurant - 1.) Matsuhisa and 2.) everywhere else.

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★★★★★

I have eaten here dozens of times and each time, it's a miracle. Consistently fabulous, only the freshest and best ingredients go into the exquisitely prepared food here. Someone with a sharp eye keeps the quality top notch every single time I've been here.
No disappointments.

The justly-famed sashimi salad is a perfect fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, the Golden Plate award-winning cod is always a delight, and the little caviar appetizers served in a martini glass are as elegant as they are delicious.
A safe bet for a date or business lunch or dinner. Even people who don't like fish will find something pleasing on the menu.

To me, there are 2 categories of suchi/sashimi resaurant - 1.) Matsuhisa and 2.) everywhere else.

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I recently visited Matsuhisa and understand why after 26 years, its still in favor - this Chef's Special Menu is superb. The food is extremely fresh and tasty. \r
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Its a wonderful intimate setting, a nice change from crowded large impersonal restaurants. Service was very efficient and our waiter attentive.\r
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Seroiusly a wonderful evening and dining experience. After Matsuhisa, not interested in eating sushi anywhere else.\r
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As for price, you do get what you pay for and they are worth it for the quality of the food.\r
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I recently visited Matsuhisa and understand why after 26 years, its still in favor - this Chef's Special Menu is superb. The food is extremely fresh and tasty. \r
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Its a wonderful intimate setting, a nice change from crowded large impersonal restaurants. Service was very efficient and our waiter attentive.\r
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Seroiusly a wonderful evening and dining experience. After Matsuhisa, not interested in eating sushi anywhere else.\r
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As for price, you do get what you pay for and they are worth it for the quality of the food.\r
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Pros: Still the Best after 26 years

Cons: Can be difficult to get a last minute reservation

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We came all the way from Tokyo and made reservations for four and was assigned seating at the sushi counter. We were anticipating freshly made sushi from this reputable restaurant. When we arrived we were told that seating was being prepared and 30 minutes later we were led to a table. The person at the reservation desk ignored us and seated parties who arrived after us at the counter and was overall very impolite. The food offered at the table was not the same as the fresh sushi served at the counter. The sushi tasted as if they were made in the back room by amateures. The waiters were not knowledgeable about the food and the service was not personable. Reading the fine reviews of this restaurant, we expected much better service and food. We do not recommend this restaurant to anyone expecting fine sushi.

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★☆☆☆☆

We came all the way from Tokyo and made reservations for four and was assigned seating at the sushi counter. We were anticipating freshly made sushi from this reputable restaurant. When we arrived we were told that seating was being prepared and 30 minutes later we were led to a table. The person at the reservation desk ignored us and seated parties who arrived after us at the counter and was overall very impolite. The food offered at the table was not the same as the fresh sushi served at the counter. The sushi tasted as if they were made in the back room by amateures. The waiters were not knowledgeable about the food and the service was not personable. Reading the fine reviews of this restaurant, we expected much better service and food. We do not recommend this restaurant to anyone expecting fine sushi.

Cons: Crowded, confined space, food overrated

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I was recently at Matsuhisa last Monday and I saw Vanessa Summers of the Online Marketing Academy eating a spring roll. How cool, I have been to her events in the pass and loved them. Of course I ordered the spring roll and it was yummy. I will be back

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★★★★★

I was recently at Matsuhisa last Monday and I saw Vanessa Summers of the Online Marketing Academy eating a spring roll. How cool, I have been to her events in the pass and loved them. Of course I ordered the spring roll and it was yummy. I will be back

Pros: nothing

Cons: the wait.

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My friend and I went for celebrating our birthdays as our bds are very close to each other. As we both know that Nobu is a good restaurant, we wanted to try Matsuhisa for this event. However by the time we left, we might have expected too much... Food is just so ""okay"" here, nothing special. We ordered some sushi and the day's specials. Nothing to remark. The bill we recieved was over $260 as we expected. We would not felt expensive if we were satisfied with the food. Won't go back there for sure. I recommend Gonpachi across the street who serves much better food in great decor, with much less bill.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went for celebrating our birthdays as our bds are very close to each other. As we both know that Nobu is a good restaurant, we wanted to try Matsuhisa for this event. However by the time we left, we might have expected too much... Food is just so ""okay"" here, nothing special. We ordered some sushi and the day's specials. Nothing to remark. The bill we recieved was over $260 as we expected. We would not felt expensive if we were satisfied with the food. Won't go back there for sure. I recommend Gonpachi across the street who serves much better food in great decor, with much less bill.

Cons: way overpriced!

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FANTASTIC and expensive! Located in Beverly Hill! Fresh selection in fish which melts in your mouth. Tuna is to die for and I've never had the black cod with miso soup like this anywhere else. It's pricey but worth it at least once!

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★★★★★

FANTASTIC and expensive! Located in Beverly Hill! Fresh selection in fish which melts in your mouth. Tuna is to die for and I've never had the black cod with miso soup like this anywhere else. It's pricey but worth it at least once!

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I don't get why this is a well-respected restaurant. I hated it. The tables are so close together that you bump into other people or they bump into you regularly. The service was awful ... my waiter not only got my order wrong (bringing me food I didn't order, then charging me for it), but he never brought the rice I ordered either. And he didn't stop by the table except to bring the check. The food was ok, but definitely not worth the price. There are many other much better sushi restaurants in town.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't get why this is a well-respected restaurant. I hated it. The tables are so close together that you bump into other people or they bump into you regularly. The service was awful ... my waiter not only got my order wrong (bringing me food I didn't order, then charging me for it), but he never brought the rice I ordered either. And he didn't stop by the table except to bring the check. The food was ok, but definitely not worth the price. There are many other much better sushi restaurants in town.

Pros: Food's ok

Cons: Service, price, ambience

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I don't think anyone can say that the food isn't good here. My friends and I had the omakase and it was amazing. My favorite was the soft shell crab. The decor is really casual and tacky, but in a charming way. The only downside is that this place is not for everyday dining for the majority of us since it is pricey.

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★★★★☆

I don't think anyone can say that the food isn't good here. My friends and I had the omakase and it was amazing. My favorite was the soft shell crab. The decor is really casual and tacky, but in a charming way. The only downside is that this place is not for everyday dining for the majority of us since it is pricey.

Cons: price

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For the money you're spending here, it would help for the service to improve. The waiters don't know how to ""wait""...you have to crane your neck to try to track them down to ask for something. They don't seem to care about their customers. Food was good, but definitely think it's overpriced. and incredibly small portions. You go for the scene, but if you want a good sushi place, there are plenty of better restaurants out there.

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★★★☆☆

For the money you're spending here, it would help for the service to improve. The waiters don't know how to ""wait""...you have to crane your neck to try to track them down to ask for something. They don't seem to care about their customers. Food was good, but definitely think it's overpriced. and incredibly small portions. You go for the scene, but if you want a good sushi place, there are plenty of better restaurants out there.

Cons: RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE! LOUD & OBNOXIOUS PEOPLE!

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After dining at a few of the Nobu locations (which I like), we were excited to give Matsuhisa a try. Being an avid sashimi fan, i was VERY disappointed. The salmon was fatty and chewy, and the yellowtail and tuna were definitely nothing special. We also had the rock shrimp (which was fine - same as everywhere else) and a crab dish which was ok. The bento box dessert was not nearly as good as it is in the Nobu locations. For a $250 bill for 2 people, we could have done much better somewhere, probably anywhere, else. If you are looking for great sashimi I would definitely recommend Hokusai instead - it is amazing! Oh, and ambiance was poor (as expected). Hopefully the new Nobu opening on La Cienega will be better!

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★★☆☆☆

After dining at a few of the Nobu locations (which I like), we were excited to give Matsuhisa a try. Being an avid sashimi fan, i was VERY disappointed. The salmon was fatty and chewy, and the yellowtail and tuna were definitely nothing special. We also had the rock shrimp (which was fine - same as everywhere else) and a crab dish which was ok. The bento box dessert was not nearly as good as it is in the Nobu locations. For a $250 bill for 2 people, we could have done much better somewhere, probably anywhere, else. If you are looking for great sashimi I would definitely recommend Hokusai instead - it is amazing! Oh, and ambiance was poor (as expected). Hopefully the new Nobu opening on La Cienega will be better!

Pros: Good service, Large menu

Cons: Food Isn't Good, Ambiance

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I always have a good dining experience at Matsuhisa or any of the Nobu locations. I wouldn't come here and order sushi. You can do better on sushi elsewhere. Their unique dishes are what makes this place great. Unfortunately, it is a bit on the pricey side, but worth it in my opinion. If it's your first time, I would definitely get the tasting menu, then you can start to figure out what you like best for subsequent visits.

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★★★★☆

I always have a good dining experience at Matsuhisa or any of the Nobu locations. I wouldn't come here and order sushi. You can do better on sushi elsewhere. Their unique dishes are what makes this place great. Unfortunately, it is a bit on the pricey side, but worth it in my opinion. If it's your first time, I would definitely get the tasting menu, then you can start to figure out what you like best for subsequent visits.

Pros: Good dishes

Cons: Expensive

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My husband and I walked in one night as we were passing by and were seated right away. The staff and chefs were extremely friendly. The service was excellent. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The rice was exceptionally tasty. The desserts menu is incredible (we had the Bento Box chocolate lava cake and the green tea ice cream). The atmosphere was nice but the inside of the restaurant definitely needs renovation. We just had 3 sushi rolls, a couple of pieces of tempura and dessert and our bill was $80+. But we still thought it was worth it. The worst part of it all was that I got sick as soon as I made it to my car.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I walked in one night as we were passing by and were seated right away. The staff and chefs were extremely friendly. The service was excellent. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The rice was exceptionally tasty. The desserts menu is incredible (we had the Bento Box chocolate lava cake and the green tea ice cream). The atmosphere was nice but the inside of the restaurant definitely needs renovation. We just had 3 sushi rolls, a couple of pieces of tempura and dessert and our bill was $80+. But we still thought it was worth it. The worst part of it all was that I got sick as soon as I made it to my car.

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: Crowded, Loud

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For an omakase experience, one is much better off at SASABUNE, WA or NISHIMURA.\r
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We each ordered the $90 omakase for a Friday lunch. It was decent, but nothing stood out. Really the Nobu signature hot sake was perhaps the only thing worth mentioning. On the food: the toro concoction was trying too hard and the flavour just got lost. The oyster katsu was pleasant enough. Desert was tasty, but that?s not a course I care much about. Generally, as others have commented, hot dishes tend to be a bit better, but all of it forgettable. \r
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The disappointment came as the whole experience was rather flat. Sitting at the sushi bar, there was no dialogue with the chef or the waiter, no descriptions of the dishes, how to eat etc (although nothing was all that inventive to warrant such explanation)? It was all VERY CLINICAL and ANONYMOUS (and it was NOT busy). Simply not what I?d expect from a restaurant like this for its omakase.

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★★★☆☆

For an omakase experience, one is much better off at SASABUNE, WA or NISHIMURA.\r
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We each ordered the $90 omakase for a Friday lunch. It was decent, but nothing stood out. Really the Nobu signature hot sake was perhaps the only thing worth mentioning. On the food: the toro concoction was trying too hard and the flavour just got lost. The oyster katsu was pleasant enough. Desert was tasty, but that?s not a course I care much about. Generally, as others have commented, hot dishes tend to be a bit better, but all of it forgettable. \r
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The disappointment came as the whole experience was rather flat. Sitting at the sushi bar, there was no dialogue with the chef or the waiter, no descriptions of the dishes, how to eat etc (although nothing was all that inventive to warrant such explanation)? It was all VERY CLINICAL and ANONYMOUS (and it was NOT busy). Simply not what I?d expect from a restaurant like this for its omakase.

Pros: Parking

Cons: Impersonal, average omakase, more hype than anything.

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I had a wonderful experience dining at Matsuhisa. Nobu was greeting all his guests (all of which were incredibly attractive), and dining across from Mark Wahlberg certainly didn't hurt.\r
Service is attentive and timely and the food delicious and fresh. Try the sashimi salad as a started...yum!

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★★★★★

I had a wonderful experience dining at Matsuhisa. Nobu was greeting all his guests (all of which were incredibly attractive), and dining across from Mark Wahlberg certainly didn't hurt.\r
Service is attentive and timely and the food delicious and fresh. Try the sashimi salad as a started...yum!

Pros: food, service, attractive crowd

Cons: loud, crowded seating

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My Dad and I came here ravenous out of our minds around 9:30 pm. We had been on a plane and moving into my new apartment all day. We called about an hour ahead and got an appointment (on a Wednesday night). We walked right in and sat at the sushi bar. It was a bit crowded and the tables were uncomfortably close together, but nonetheless, cozy. It was a bit loud, but the people-watching made up for it. The chairs at the sushi bar were a little close together, but most, if not all, sushi bars are like that anyways. It was interesting to watch the chefs yell orders back and forth to eachother--it conributed to the loudness of it all but it showed they were organized and working hard to get our food out fast. And it did just that--we received our sushi literally five minutes after we ordered. We were out of the restaurant by ten. I ordered edamame and vegetable roll sushi. My Dad had the california roll. The edamame was fresh, salty, and scrumptious! The veggies were clearly fresh and the rice was to die for! The california rolls were EXCELLENT. Clearly no immitation crab-meat. Watching the chefs roll the sushi was a treat as well as getting to eye all of the fresh uncooked fish! I love this place--I will definitly go back to try more adventurous sushi rolls!

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★★★★★

My Dad and I came here ravenous out of our minds around 9:30 pm. We had been on a plane and moving into my new apartment all day. We called about an hour ahead and got an appointment (on a Wednesday night). We walked right in and sat at the sushi bar. It was a bit crowded and the tables were uncomfortably close together, but nonetheless, cozy. It was a bit loud, but the people-watching made up for it. The chairs at the sushi bar were a little close together, but most, if not all, sushi bars are like that anyways. It was interesting to watch the chefs yell orders back and forth to eachother--it conributed to the loudness of it all but it showed they were organized and working hard to get our food out fast. And it did just that--we received our sushi literally five minutes after we ordered. We were out of the restaurant by ten. I ordered edamame and vegetable roll sushi. My Dad had the california roll. The edamame was fresh, salty, and scrumptious! The veggies were clearly fresh and the rice was to die for! The california rolls were EXCELLENT. Clearly no immitation crab-meat. Watching the chefs roll the sushi was a treat as well as getting to eye all of the fresh uncooked fish! I love this place--I will definitly go back to try more adventurous sushi rolls!

Pros: Fresh sushi and VERY fast service

Cons: crowded and loud

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This is where an amazing blend of fusion seafood began. It is fabulous and is propelled by the energies of a chef, that if we were the country of France would be an American treasure. He creates flavors that are extraordinary. Omakase always delivers and the arrangement of hot and cold is pleasurable eating at its best. How many places do you go to where the entire party wants to go back for more the next night? Thanks for sharing your secrets through excellent reproducible cook books.

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★★★★★

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This is where an amazing blend of fusion seafood began. It is fabulous and is propelled by the energies of a chef, that if we were the country of France would be an American treasure. He creates flavors that are extraordinary. Omakase always delivers and the arrangement of hot and cold is pleasurable eating at its best. How many places do you go to where the entire party wants to go back for more the next night? Thanks for sharing your secrets through excellent reproducible cook books.

Pros: no wait at the sushi bar

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Phenomenal! You don't go to Nobu for Sushi. You don't go to Matsuhisa for sushi. If you do, you'll be disappointed. Hence the poor reviews. And it's their own fault. Everyone should know this by now. Stick to the other selections, and you'll have an amazing night.

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★★★★★

Phenomenal! You don't go to Nobu for Sushi. You don't go to Matsuhisa for sushi. If you do, you'll be disappointed. Hence the poor reviews. And it's their own fault. Everyone should know this by now. Stick to the other selections, and you'll have an amazing night.

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I went to Matsuhisa for a business lunch today and was pretty happy with the food until I found a little live pink worm slithering around on my plate. We quickly complained and the staff was apologetic and comped our entire meal, but that doesn' t really change the fact that a parasite was crawling through my food. I understand that this can happen at any sushi place, but for the amount of money you pay to eat at Matsuhisa, you'd at least expect your plate to be clean and your food to be free of worms.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Matsuhisa for a business lunch today and was pretty happy with the food until I found a little live pink worm slithering around on my plate. We quickly complained and the staff was apologetic and comped our entire meal, but that doesn' t really change the fact that a parasite was crawling through my food. I understand that this can happen at any sushi place, but for the amount of money you pay to eat at Matsuhisa, you'd at least expect your plate to be clean and your food to be free of worms.

Cons: need I say more?

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Ok, I've been back to this place several times. It's usually because someone wants to try it and he or she doesn't want to take my word for it that it's just alright. Food is mostly fushion style with cooked items that taste good. Omakase is not bad but not worth the money. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind plucking down 3 bills per person if food is worth it. But if I pay $600 for two people, I should be getting some kick-ass fish like live amaebi, otoro, caviar (not the California sturgeon), etc. Here, you get some average fish and cooked items. Definitely you're just paying for the name, similar to Nobu at Malibu. You want really the good stuff, stick to little tokyo restaurants like SushiGo55 (live items), Komasa (good and cheap), Hamakawa (excellent chu-toro although I prefer otoro), and newly opened Tekumi (tasty kumamoto oysters)

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★★★☆☆

Ok, I've been back to this place several times. It's usually because someone wants to try it and he or she doesn't want to take my word for it that it's just alright. Food is mostly fushion style with cooked items that taste good. Omakase is not bad but not worth the money. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind plucking down 3 bills per person if food is worth it. But if I pay $600 for two people, I should be getting some kick-ass fish like live amaebi, otoro, caviar (not the California sturgeon), etc. Here, you get some average fish and cooked items. Definitely you're just paying for the name, similar to Nobu at Malibu. You want really the good stuff, stick to little tokyo restaurants like SushiGo55 (live items), Komasa (good and cheap), Hamakawa (excellent chu-toro although I prefer otoro), and newly opened Tekumi (tasty kumamoto oysters)

Pros: Famous

Cons: Average Fish, Good cooked dish, not worth the price

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Ehhhhh...the night was made cooler when Nobu himself came out to greet a table of obscenely loud, obnoxiously ostentatious people next to us and I stopped him on his way back into the kitchen to say hi. But, after the reviews everyone I know gave it, frankly, I was expecting more. My parents went on and on about the mushroom salad for 15 minutes. We thought it was good, but kind of forgetable. In fact the whole evening was that way. Good, but forgettable. Which was weird, because our friend Brian, who was with us that evening (though granted, he was the only one of us who ordered the $120 tasting menu) exclaimed that it was one of the top 5 meals of his life (and he eats at far fancier restaurants in far closer intervals than we do). The place was rather loud, the waitstaff was nice but not at ALL overly so. For the money, I was hoping for an unforgettable meal.

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★★★★☆

Ehhhhh...the night was made cooler when Nobu himself came out to greet a table of obscenely loud, obnoxiously ostentatious people next to us and I stopped him on his way back into the kitchen to say hi. But, after the reviews everyone I know gave it, frankly, I was expecting more. My parents went on and on about the mushroom salad for 15 minutes. We thought it was good, but kind of forgetable. In fact the whole evening was that way. Good, but forgettable. Which was weird, because our friend Brian, who was with us that evening (though granted, he was the only one of us who ordered the $120 tasting menu) exclaimed that it was one of the top 5 meals of his life (and he eats at far fancier restaurants in far closer intervals than we do). The place was rather loud, the waitstaff was nice but not at ALL overly so. For the money, I was hoping for an unforgettable meal.

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i would recommend ordering the hot/cold dishes when coming to matsuhisa.. i believe that is what's best about the restaurant.. the sushi here is not worth the price.. it's not bad, but not the best in LA.. so it is not worth ordering in my opinion.. their banana egg roll desert though is a must have!

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★★★★★

i would recommend ordering the hot/cold dishes when coming to matsuhisa.. i believe that is what's best about the restaurant.. the sushi here is not worth the price.. it's not bad, but not the best in LA.. so it is not worth ordering in my opinion.. their banana egg roll desert though is a must have!

Cons: sushi

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Interesting fusion that tastes great. Yes, its expensive, but this is definitely a different take on Japanese food. Don't get the omakase if you are looking for lots of sushi.

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★★★★★

Interesting fusion that tastes great. Yes, its expensive, but this is definitely a different take on Japanese food. Don't get the omakase if you are looking for lots of sushi.

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I took my mother here a few nights ago while she was visiting me from NY. We were both VERY impressed with the quality of the food. We ordered the omakase for $80 per person and we were very happy with the selections - including dessert, I think there were 11 courses. Our first course was a kind of minced toro dish with a wasabi sauce and caviar, the second course was a crab ceviche, third we had sashimi with mixed greens, fourth course was some sort of fried oyster thing in lettuce cups, fifth we had the black cod with miso, then came the sushi - bluefin tuna, seared salmon, red snapper (tai) with the lemon and sea salt preparation, giant clam, and sea eel. There was also miso soup. For dessert they brough two selections - an assortment of sorbets, and banana spring rolls with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. It was a decadent treat! My mom and I really enjoyed each new dish and were really happy with the quality of the food, the beautiful presentation, and interesting combinations of tastes and textures. This is not the place to go if you are just looking for lots of sushi rolls. Loved the omakase - would definitely recommend. However, if you are looking for a more sushi oriented omakase rather than a mixture of cooked food and sushi, try Sasabune. The only drawback to this place is the price, and the difficulty of getting a reservation.

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★★★★★

I took my mother here a few nights ago while she was visiting me from NY. We were both VERY impressed with the quality of the food. We ordered the omakase for $80 per person and we were very happy with the selections - including dessert, I think there were 11 courses. Our first course was a kind of minced toro dish with a wasabi sauce and caviar, the second course was a crab ceviche, third we had sashimi with mixed greens, fourth course was some sort of fried oyster thing in lettuce cups, fifth we had the black cod with miso, then came the sushi - bluefin tuna, seared salmon, red snapper (tai) with the lemon and sea salt preparation, giant clam, and sea eel. There was also miso soup. For dessert they brough two selections - an assortment of sorbets, and banana spring rolls with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. It was a decadent treat! My mom and I really enjoyed each new dish and were really happy with the quality of the food, the beautiful presentation, and interesting combinations of tastes and textures. This is not the place to go if you are just looking for lots of sushi rolls. Loved the omakase - would definitely recommend. However, if you are looking for a more sushi oriented omakase rather than a mixture of cooked food and sushi, try Sasabune. The only drawback to this place is the price, and the difficulty of getting a reservation.

Pros: Great, INTERESTING food - a dining adventure!

Cons: Price, difficult getting a reservation

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Never been fed so well and by such a wonderful staff. I always have a glorious time here. I will continue to frequent this wonderful resto as long as i live. Nobu is another one not to miss...Vegas Baby!

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★★★★★

Never been fed so well and by such a wonderful staff. I always have a glorious time here. I will continue to frequent this wonderful resto as long as i live. Nobu is another one not to miss...Vegas Baby!

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What Matsuhisa lacks in atmosphere it makes up for with its delicious food and sushi. Rock shrimp tempura pop in your mouth, the miso cod is addictive, the lobster salad is exceptional and the sushi is always fresh and of the finest quality. It's a must-try for a special occasion!

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★★★★★

What Matsuhisa lacks in atmosphere it makes up for with its delicious food and sushi. Rock shrimp tempura pop in your mouth, the miso cod is addictive, the lobster salad is exceptional and the sushi is always fresh and of the finest quality. It's a must-try for a special occasion!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Atmosphere

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I just went to Matsuhisa last night. It was the best evening ever. Nobu was walking around and saying hi to everyone. He even took a picture with us! The food was great! I had the new sashimi, kobe beef sashimi, lobster ceviche in lime stone lettuce cups, and the scallops with a delicious crispy garlic topping. Everything was fresh and delicious. To top it off, Nobu even sent out a dessert platter for my birthday!!!! If you love chocolate souffle, the bento box is the one for you. It is pure chocolate, pure decadence. We also saw Mark Walhberg dining at the table behind us. The waiter was wonderful. He was very helpful and friendly.

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★★★★★

I just went to Matsuhisa last night. It was the best evening ever. Nobu was walking around and saying hi to everyone. He even took a picture with us! The food was great! I had the new sashimi, kobe beef sashimi, lobster ceviche in lime stone lettuce cups, and the scallops with a delicious crispy garlic topping. Everything was fresh and delicious. To top it off, Nobu even sent out a dessert platter for my birthday!!!! If you love chocolate souffle, the bento box is the one for you. It is pure chocolate, pure decadence. We also saw Mark Walhberg dining at the table behind us. The waiter was wonderful. He was very helpful and friendly.

Pros: The food( both hot and cold), service, Dessert

Cons: Cramped seating

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The food was good, not ingenious, but above average. My boyfriend and I are really big on sushi. We went omakase and the bill with tip was over $450 for two people. The most disappointing part of it was we were expecting amazing sushi and all we got was okay cooked and semi-cooked food. So not worth the price and hassle of trying to get a decent reservation time. Service was good but the ambience needs work--small, cramp, dark and sort of just yucky. I'm so disappointed.

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★★★★☆

The food was good, not ingenious, but above average. My boyfriend and I are really big on sushi. We went omakase and the bill with tip was over $450 for two people. The most disappointing part of it was we were expecting amazing sushi and all we got was okay cooked and semi-cooked food. So not worth the price and hassle of trying to get a decent reservation time. Service was good but the ambience needs work--small, cramp, dark and sort of just yucky. I'm so disappointed.

Pros: Service

Cons: expensive for what you get

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Ok the food is fresh and good but this restaurant is WAY over rated ! Really expensive for what it is and you're not Tom Cruise they'll make you wait for a while even with reservations. Besides it's really expensive so you're actually paying for the name ! If you want the best of the best go to HamaSaku if Matsuhisa is a 6 Hamasaku is a 10 !

2
★★★★☆

Ok the food is fresh and good but this restaurant is WAY over rated ! Really expensive for what it is and you're not Tom Cruise they'll make you wait for a while even with reservations. Besides it's really expensive so you're actually paying for the name ! If you want the best of the best go to HamaSaku if Matsuhisa is a 6 Hamasaku is a 10 !

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i cannot believe i haven't left a review for my favorite upscale sushi/azn fusion LA restaurant. lowkey ambience with TOP OF THE LINE FARE. just make sure ur wallet is thick enough for the palatable experience.

2
★★★★★

i cannot believe i haven't left a review for my favorite upscale sushi/azn fusion LA restaurant. lowkey ambience with TOP OF THE LINE FARE. just make sure ur wallet is thick enough for the palatable experience.

Pros: great dishes, skilled sushi chefs

Cons: expensive

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The food at Matsuhisa is superb. i went there a few days ago and had a great time. The bill was sky high but well worth the money. I myself am not a seafood fan and raw seafood is even worth. This restauraunt however had plenty of great dishes for those of you who don't like fish. The waiters are extremly nice and you are warmly greeted when you arive. Everything about this place will keep you coming back for more.

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★★★★★

The food at Matsuhisa is superb. i went there a few days ago and had a great time. The bill was sky high but well worth the money. I myself am not a seafood fan and raw seafood is even worth. This restauraunt however had plenty of great dishes for those of you who don't like fish. The waiters are extremly nice and you are warmly greeted when you arive. Everything about this place will keep you coming back for more.

Pros: parking, ambienece, service

Cons: price

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Can it really get any better than this? No, I don't think so. Everything is delectable here. Sure it may be pricey, but it's so worth it for like a special occasian. Everything is so fresh and the Saki's are great because they offer a variety of flavors (best is Passion Fruit and Pineapple) You just can't pass this up. The Bento Box is just perfect...not too sweet and not too heavy. This is Travis and Shana's (Meet the Barker's) fav place to dine as well as mine. The last time I went I saw Mark Wahlberg..Don't think, Just Go!

2
★★★★★

Can it really get any better than this? No, I don't think so. Everything is delectable here. Sure it may be pricey, but it's so worth it for like a special occasian. Everything is so fresh and the Saki's are great because they offer a variety of flavors (best is Passion Fruit and Pineapple) You just can't pass this up. The Bento Box is just perfect...not too sweet and not too heavy. This is Travis and Shana's (Meet the Barker's) fav place to dine as well as mine. The last time I went I saw Mark Wahlberg..Don't think, Just Go!

Pros: Food, Desert, Everything

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I have been going to Matsuhisa for many years .
One thing that is amazing about this place compared to a lot of other places is the consistency .
I have yet to have a bad food experience ! . I have pretty much been to all the new "" fancy "" sushi places - but I still consider this the best sushi in LA .
It is time to update the interior through .

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Matsuhisa for many years .
One thing that is amazing about this place compared to a lot of other places is the consistency .
I have yet to have a bad food experience ! . I have pretty much been to all the new "" fancy "" sushi places - but I still consider this the best sushi in LA .
It is time to update the interior through .

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Me and my friend went there on Mid of August on a Friday night, we didn't have reservation, but it was early, so we are able to get a seat on the sushi bar. We each had the chef's special for $120 a person which is also called omasaka. I liked the chef Kasu - who is a really experienced and nice iron chef over there. Surprisingly and unexpected, Nobu was there that day!! He was very friendly, and took several pix with me. Even though he said hi to most of his ""frequently"" customers but not us the ""casual"" customer, it was very nice seeing him there. The $120 chef's speical was very nice, every thing is made to order and very elegant and unique. You got what you pay for, but you can be assure that you will never get sick from this restaurant.

2
★★★★★

Me and my friend went there on Mid of August on a Friday night, we didn't have reservation, but it was early, so we are able to get a seat on the sushi bar. We each had the chef's special for $120 a person which is also called omasaka. I liked the chef Kasu - who is a really experienced and nice iron chef over there. Surprisingly and unexpected, Nobu was there that day!! He was very friendly, and took several pix with me. Even though he said hi to most of his ""frequently"" customers but not us the ""casual"" customer, it was very nice seeing him there. The $120 chef's speical was very nice, every thing is made to order and very elegant and unique. You got what you pay for, but you can be assure that you will never get sick from this restaurant.

Pros: great chef, ingredient, presentation

Cons: long wait

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Had the whole omakase room (near the entrance), which seats 8 reserved. had high expectation coming in, but a bit disappointed. 1st course spring roll with yuzu sauce-a little greasy. 2nd was the mix appetizer consisting of some pickles, lobster ceviche, snapper new sashimi style, and octopuc carpacio-only the lobster passed the test. 3rd baked king crab with lemon-ginger vinagrette-really fresh, definitely enjoyed it. 4th was foie gras with sweet sake-great taste, but texture was too hard, preferred less cooked. 5th was US kobe beef with assorted mushroom-passable. 6th was sushi: toro, hamachi, sake, uni, hakai-the uni was terrific, ate 3 of them in fact, courtersy of my neighbours:). meal ended with clam-based miso soup. and i had the bento box, chocolate souffle which i highly recommend. they also have great crab with spicy sauce, a perfect combination with rice. however, in my opinion, urasawa still tops matsuhisa any time.

2
★★★★☆

Had the whole omakase room (near the entrance), which seats 8 reserved. had high expectation coming in, but a bit disappointed. 1st course spring roll with yuzu sauce-a little greasy. 2nd was the mix appetizer consisting of some pickles, lobster ceviche, snapper new sashimi style, and octopuc carpacio-only the lobster passed the test. 3rd baked king crab with lemon-ginger vinagrette-really fresh, definitely enjoyed it. 4th was foie gras with sweet sake-great taste, but texture was too hard, preferred less cooked. 5th was US kobe beef with assorted mushroom-passable. 6th was sushi: toro, hamachi, sake, uni, hakai-the uni was terrific, ate 3 of them in fact, courtersy of my neighbours:). meal ended with clam-based miso soup. and i had the bento box, chocolate souffle which i highly recommend. they also have great crab with spicy sauce, a perfect combination with rice. however, in my opinion, urasawa still tops matsuhisa any time.

Pros: reasonable price

Cons: a bit cramped

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This was one of the first places I went to in Los Angeles, and it met every high expectation. The flavor of the fish was off the charts, and it's somewhat of a shame because it has been hard to replicate that feeling despite trying a whole host of sushi options in Southern California. the prices are high, but for the special bursts of flavor, it's worth it.

5
★★★★★

This was one of the first places I went to in Los Angeles, and it met every high expectation. The flavor of the fish was off the charts, and it's somewhat of a shame because it has been hard to replicate that feeling despite trying a whole host of sushi options in Southern California. the prices are high, but for the special bursts of flavor, it's worth it.

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Everyone must try this place at least once. It is well worth the money. The food is amazing, as are all the deserts. You will be more than satisfied.

2
★★★★★

Everyone must try this place at least once. It is well worth the money. The food is amazing, as are all the deserts. You will be more than satisfied.

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atsuhisa is a good resturant, great sushi and fusions by Nobu. If youre a sushi connoisseur, youll be satisfied. If youre idea of good sushi is California rolls and Kabuki, youll be blown away. I've had the fixed menu multiple times (it has always been the same), and was usually pleased. However, for the price you are paying, it is only ok. Example: the famous jalapeno yellowtail dish is only 6 tissue thin slices of yellowtail for $20. Some of my peeves are: the waiters are often rushed and look down on you if you only order tap water or tea, and the tables are much too close for romance.

2
★★★★★

atsuhisa is a good resturant, great sushi and fusions by Nobu. If youre a sushi connoisseur, youll be satisfied. If youre idea of good sushi is California rolls and Kabuki, youll be blown away. I've had the fixed menu multiple times (it has always been the same), and was usually pleased. However, for the price you are paying, it is only ok. Example: the famous jalapeno yellowtail dish is only 6 tissue thin slices of yellowtail for $20. Some of my peeves are: the waiters are often rushed and look down on you if you only order tap water or tea, and the tables are much too close for romance.

Pros: good sushi, creative dishes

Cons: really expensive, crowded dining area, condescending waiter

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Sushi for dilettants. Perfect for L.A. which explains the high score.

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★★☆☆☆

Sushi for dilettants. Perfect for L.A. which explains the high score.

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Just say the name Matsuhisa and i smile. It is by far my favorite restaurant. It took one visit with my boyfriend and i was hooked. All the chefs are fun and friendly. The service up front is especially helpful, prompt, and very accomodating. Love is a strong word... and I LOVE this place. the only con is the price, It can be quite pricey... to get the most for your money try The ceviche and yellowtail jalepeno dishes.. Oh and dessert_the bento box... My Fave!!!!

2
★★★★★

Just say the name Matsuhisa and i smile. It is by far my favorite restaurant. It took one visit with my boyfriend and i was hooked. All the chefs are fun and friendly. The service up front is especially helpful, prompt, and very accomodating. Love is a strong word... and I LOVE this place. the only con is the price, It can be quite pricey... to get the most for your money try The ceviche and yellowtail jalepeno dishes.. Oh and dessert_the bento box... My Fave!!!!

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My brother and I dropped in for impromptu dinner on a weeknight and waited 15 minutes for two seats at the sushi bar. We ordered a mix of sushi as well hot food off the menu. Surprisingly, the sushi was average, something you can get at most mid-priced sushi restaurants. But the hot food was wonderful. We tried to kobe beef, the miso sea bass, king crab tempura, and a couple of things I can't remember, but all of them were very tasty. The portions are small, more like tapas than entrees. The price tag was steep, we were full but not bursting, and including tax and tip, it was close to $300.

2
★★★★☆

My brother and I dropped in for impromptu dinner on a weeknight and waited 15 minutes for two seats at the sushi bar. We ordered a mix of sushi as well hot food off the menu. Surprisingly, the sushi was average, something you can get at most mid-priced sushi restaurants. But the hot food was wonderful. We tried to kobe beef, the miso sea bass, king crab tempura, and a couple of things I can't remember, but all of them were very tasty. The portions are small, more like tapas than entrees. The price tag was steep, we were full but not bursting, and including tax and tip, it was close to $300.

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husband took me there for my birthday. the fish was very fresh, and they had some interesting food combinations. we were dissappointed at first when we had to keep ordering rather thatn have the chef make the food omakase-style. most interesting thing was the tuna and beluga caviar in a champagne glass. the bill was over $300 for the two of us, kind of over-priced for what it was, but you're paying for nobu's fame

2
★★★★☆

husband took me there for my birthday. the fish was very fresh, and they had some interesting food combinations. we were dissappointed at first when we had to keep ordering rather thatn have the chef make the food omakase-style. most interesting thing was the tuna and beluga caviar in a champagne glass. the bill was over $300 for the two of us, kind of over-priced for what it was, but you're paying for nobu's fame

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Great food, but not sure if the price is worth it. This is a high class establishment, where the food is premium, the service is good, the dishes are small and the prices are high. Great for date nights, but expect to pay $100 per person.

4
★★★★☆

Great food, but not sure if the price is worth it. This is a high class establishment, where the food is premium, the service is good, the dishes are small and the prices are high. Great for date nights, but expect to pay $100 per person.

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Some of the best Japanese food in L.A. Great fish. Interesting scene. Very expensive.

5
★★★★★

Some of the best Japanese food in L.A. Great fish. Interesting scene. Very expensive.

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Best sushi I've ever eaten. Pricey.

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Best sushi I've ever eaten. Pricey.

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Great, great place. Noisy, casual dining room, fantastic unique sushi dishes, celebrity crowd. Really a one of a kind restaurant. Expensive.

5
★★★★★

Great, great place. Noisy, casual dining room, fantastic unique sushi dishes, celebrity crowd. Really a one of a kind restaurant. Expensive.

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i received the special treatment at the matsuhisa because i went with the c.e.o./president of sony japan. therefore, we had the top, best chefs of the house serve us. i have eaten in many japanese sushi/sashimi places throughout the u.s., and no other, beats the savoring tastes at the matsuhisa. yumyumyum. the sashimi had a lot of flavor, similar to the flavors from hokkaido, japan. oh, and the sashimi/sushi were those of the exact style as in japan.

5
★★★★★

i received the special treatment at the matsuhisa because i went with the c.e.o./president of sony japan. therefore, we had the top, best chefs of the house serve us. i have eaten in many japanese sushi/sashimi places throughout the u.s., and no other, beats the savoring tastes at the matsuhisa. yumyumyum. the sashimi had a lot of flavor, similar to the flavors from hokkaido, japan. oh, and the sashimi/sushi were those of the exact style as in japan.

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If you go with my recommendation for the omasake menu, definitely go with a slightly filled stomach, because the portions are small. For $80 or $100 or $120, you can get some unique dishes (7 total ~ quality changes with price). So with my personal experience, the $100 menu offers some delicious creations. First, Japanese oysters (one with caviar topping, another with Maui onion salsa), second, salad with fresh sashimi and vinaigrette, third, spanish mackerel in warm chili sauce, fourth, shrimp-fish thingy wrapped and fried in noodle with awesome sauce, fifth, toro steak with shiitake and asparagus, sixth, clam miso soup, seventh, unique nigiri sushi, AND dessert that included greentea cake, tapioca cream, etc. YUM! It is cramped and noisy inside. Sushimasters are really nice and attentive, but waitress not really (they've got lots of ppl to deal with). Go for a seat at the sushi bar!

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★★★★★

If you go with my recommendation for the omasake menu, definitely go with a slightly filled stomach, because the portions are small. For $80 or $100 or $120, you can get some unique dishes (7 total ~ quality changes with price). So with my personal experience, the $100 menu offers some delicious creations. First, Japanese oysters (one with caviar topping, another with Maui onion salsa), second, salad with fresh sashimi and vinaigrette, third, spanish mackerel in warm chili sauce, fourth, shrimp-fish thingy wrapped and fried in noodle with awesome sauce, fifth, toro steak with shiitake and asparagus, sixth, clam miso soup, seventh, unique nigiri sushi, AND dessert that included greentea cake, tapioca cream, etc. YUM! It is cramped and noisy inside. Sushimasters are really nice and attentive, but waitress not really (they've got lots of ppl to deal with). Go for a seat at the sushi bar!

Pros: Omasake, Friendly sushi master, Friendly receptionist

Cons: Small space

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An extreme disappointment after finally visiting this supposed mecca of sushi. After hearing friends rave about it, I finally decided to try this place out. The first time was unmemorable, and I thought I'd give it another shot. The second time I went with a friend who had been to the NYC Nobu and considered it average. We both thought the sushi was extremely average, even eithout consideration for price. Our waiter didn't even point out the Today's Specials. We discovered it ourselves halfway through the meal - a sign sitting on the floor. It was extremely loud, and the decor was uninteresting at best. Your usual interesting/strange and ecclectic L.A. crowd. I do, however, endorse the Cod with Miso - totally delicious, and the only thing that was above average. Overall - for this price...forget it. Never again.

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★★★☆☆

An extreme disappointment after finally visiting this supposed mecca of sushi. After hearing friends rave about it, I finally decided to try this place out. The first time was unmemorable, and I thought I'd give it another shot. The second time I went with a friend who had been to the NYC Nobu and considered it average. We both thought the sushi was extremely average, even eithout consideration for price. Our waiter didn't even point out the Today's Specials. We discovered it ourselves halfway through the meal - a sign sitting on the floor. It was extremely loud, and the decor was uninteresting at best. Your usual interesting/strange and ecclectic L.A. crowd. I do, however, endorse the Cod with Miso - totally delicious, and the only thing that was above average. Overall - for this price...forget it. Never again.

Pros: Cod with Miso

Cons: Average Sushi, Bad value for money, Below-Average Service

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My husband and I went here for the first time on New Year's Eve for dinner and was surprised to see Chef Nobo himself! He was a delight and we had a wonderful experience from the service to the food. Our favorites: Blackened Cod with Miso, the crab dish special and surprisingly the filet was awesome! The sushi was nicely cut, pretty generous amount and all very delicious! The staff was very nice as well. If you don't have reservations you can always wait for the sushi bar and the sushi chefs are attentive and friendly.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I went here for the first time on New Year's Eve for dinner and was surprised to see Chef Nobo himself! He was a delight and we had a wonderful experience from the service to the food. Our favorites: Blackened Cod with Miso, the crab dish special and surprisingly the filet was awesome! The sushi was nicely cut, pretty generous amount and all very delicious! The staff was very nice as well. If you don't have reservations you can always wait for the sushi bar and the sushi chefs are attentive and friendly.

Pros: Fresh sushi, Great chefs, Nice staff

 

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