Sushi King

★★★★☆
  • 1330 Wilshire Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  • 310-395-0120

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Tue - Sat, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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my favorite place to come with the family, fresh fish, great atmosphere and awesome tuna! would recommend for sure!

5
★★★★★

my favorite place to come with the family, fresh fish, great atmosphere and awesome tuna! would recommend for sure!

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The seared albacore is out of this world. Also, the seabass is phenomenal. The sauce is tasty and not too oily. This place is always packed, but it is well worth it to me. I am a regular here and thoroughly enjoy the quality and service!

4
★★★★☆

The seared albacore is out of this world. Also, the seabass is phenomenal. The sauce is tasty and not too oily. This place is always packed, but it is well worth it to me. I am a regular here and thoroughly enjoy the quality and service!

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Blo ws more expensive places like Sushi Roku outta the water. Nothing fancy here, just great quality fresh sushi. If you're used to the normal sushi around town, then this is a place to go to re-awaken your taste buds. Average prices for sushi was about $5.50 to $6.50. They had a dish of fried shrimp heads, great stuff. They have all the normal sushi cuts and a few rolls, nothing fancy though which is probably good so as not to take away from the quality of the fish. None of that orangey Atlantic salmon that we're used to. This salmon was a reddish see thru color that redefines salmon for me.

For a party of four we spent about $100 each and would've spent more if we weren't full.

2
★★★★★

Blo ws more expensive places like Sushi Roku outta the water. Nothing fancy here, just great quality fresh sushi. If you're used to the normal sushi around town, then this is a place to go to re-awaken your taste buds. Average prices for sushi was about $5.50 to $6.50. They had a dish of fried shrimp heads, great stuff. They have all the normal sushi cuts and a few rolls, nothing fancy though which is probably good so as not to take away from the quality of the fish. None of that orangey Atlantic salmon that we're used to. This salmon was a reddish see thru color that redefines salmon for me.

For a party of four we spent about $100 each and would've spent more if we weren't full.

Pros: Awesome sushi!

Cons: Small place, can get crowded and has a wait.

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This place is simply the best sushi resturant I have ever been to: great fish, generous portions. Nothing ever frozen. The owner picks out the fish himself every day. the place is full of Japanese, so that should tell you it's the real deal.

2
★★★★★

This place is simply the best sushi resturant I have ever been to: great fish, generous portions. Nothing ever frozen. The owner picks out the fish himself every day. the place is full of Japanese, so that should tell you it's the real deal.

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It's the sushi restaurant on the westside where you don't really have to dress up for. The food is good and moderately priced. I would suggest you try the dynomite! It's sinfully good.

4
★★★★☆

It's the sushi restaurant on the westside where you don't really have to dress up for. The food is good and moderately priced. I would suggest you try the dynomite! It's sinfully good.

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ok........ if you really like or appreciate fresh, good-quality sushi, then this place is it. they're not open every single day and there's only street parking (if you're lucky), but the sushi is great. i don't speak too highly of most sushi places, but this place is the exception. i'm not into that new-agey/warm-rice sushi b.s., and i hope whoever's reading this isn't either, and they don't serve that type of sushi here (thank GOD!)- this place is runned by japanese people & japanese sushi-men- NOT by koreans! so you know it's authentic.

2
★★★★☆

ok........ if you really like or appreciate fresh, good-quality sushi, then this place is it. they're not open every single day and there's only street parking (if you're lucky), but the sushi is great. i don't speak too highly of most sushi places, but this place is the exception. i'm not into that new-agey/warm-rice sushi b.s., and i hope whoever's reading this isn't either, and they don't serve that type of sushi here (thank GOD!)- this place is runned by japanese people & japanese sushi-men- NOT by koreans! so you know it's authentic.

Pros: authentic sushi

Cons: not open mondays

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I only went once, and sat at the counter - I ordered the usual (for me) Salmon, Tuna, etc. - the Sushi chef cut my salmon sushi very poorly, leaving all sorts of blubber and skin on the salmon. Now I have been eating sushi for many years now, and never have I ever been handed a piece of sushi with large portions of blubber and skin - this might be acceptable in Japan, but not over here - it bummed me out because I had to say something so he'd cut it off (trim it up for me)... oh well... I found the quality to me fair otherwise.

1
★★☆☆☆

I only went once, and sat at the counter - I ordered the usual (for me) Salmon, Tuna, etc. - the Sushi chef cut my salmon sushi very poorly, leaving all sorts of blubber and skin on the salmon. Now I have been eating sushi for many years now, and never have I ever been handed a piece of sushi with large portions of blubber and skin - this might be acceptable in Japan, but not over here - it bummed me out because I had to say something so he'd cut it off (trim it up for me)... oh well... I found the quality to me fair otherwise.

Pros: location (wilshire right next to blockbuster)

Cons: quality

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I've walked by this place many times but never thought to go in (it doesn't look like much from the outside). However, my boyfriend and I decided to check it out after a friend recommended it. We were delightfully surprised at the quality of the sushi and the friendly service. This place is great for a date or a quiet dinner with a friend, but the space is too small to be suitable for large groups of people. We will definitely be back the next time we go out for sushi- this place may not have the ambience of En Sushi or Katsuya but the food is much, much better.

2
★★★★★

I've walked by this place many times but never thought to go in (it doesn't look like much from the outside). However, my boyfriend and I decided to check it out after a friend recommended it. We were delightfully surprised at the quality of the sushi and the friendly service. This place is great for a date or a quiet dinner with a friend, but the space is too small to be suitable for large groups of people. We will definitely be back the next time we go out for sushi- this place may not have the ambience of En Sushi or Katsuya but the food is much, much better.

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I'm Japanese and I've eaten alot of sushi all my life - so trust me when I say their sushi is as good as a local sushi place in Japan = very think long pieces of fish, the freshest that melt in your mouth, layed mounted over a small portion of rice. The chefs are older Japanese men (traditional in Japan that the best sushi chefs are older and men - sorry no discrimination here intended). You must sit at the counter though. The sushi served at the tables unfortunately isnt the same quality.

2
★★★★★

I'm Japanese and I've eaten alot of sushi all my life - so trust me when I say their sushi is as good as a local sushi place in Japan = very think long pieces of fish, the freshest that melt in your mouth, layed mounted over a small portion of rice. The chefs are older Japanese men (traditional in Japan that the best sushi chefs are older and men - sorry no discrimination here intended). You must sit at the counter though. The sushi served at the tables unfortunately isnt the same quality.

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When I ate here for a first date, I have to admit I was focusing more on the girl than the food. Looking back, the food was decent, there was little to no parking in the area, and the staff could've been more attentive. Their rolls were decent and the fish quality was okay, but nothing outstanding. There are other places just nearby that I would hold in much higher regard.

2
★★★★☆

When I ate here for a first date, I have to admit I was focusing more on the girl than the food. Looking back, the food was decent, there was little to no parking in the area, and the staff could've been more attentive. Their rolls were decent and the fish quality was okay, but nothing outstanding. There are other places just nearby that I would hold in much higher regard.

Cons: bit cramped

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Stumbled across Sushi King, and was extremely surprised at how good it was. This was clearly where the 'in-the-know' sushi fans who don't like crowds go. I (Mr. Spicy Tuna Roll) was clearly outclassed, which was a good sign. Really fresh, generous nigiri and some amazing non-sushi items (try the blackened halibut).

2
★★★★★

Stumbled across Sushi King, and was extremely surprised at how good it was. This was clearly where the 'in-the-know' sushi fans who don't like crowds go. I (Mr. Spicy Tuna Roll) was clearly outclassed, which was a good sign. Really fresh, generous nigiri and some amazing non-sushi items (try the blackened halibut).

Pros: Fresh Sushi, Strong non-sushi menu, Friendly service

Cons: Tiny

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The sushi is pretty good here - not incredible but certainly good enough for a decent night out. The one thing that I still don't get is how come they don't serve edamame? It must be a purist Soup-Nazi kind of thing. The string beans with sesame are a good substitute. Now that I think of it I may have to take them down to two stars. The spicy tuna rolls are not even spicy. A crime in my book. Still the sake and beer taste great.

3
★★★☆☆

The sushi is pretty good here - not incredible but certainly good enough for a decent night out. The one thing that I still don't get is how come they don't serve edamame? It must be a purist Soup-Nazi kind of thing. The string beans with sesame are a good substitute. Now that I think of it I may have to take them down to two stars. The spicy tuna rolls are not even spicy. A crime in my book. Still the sake and beer taste great.

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I always like going to Sushi King - decided to write my first review. I'm picky about my sushi - I've never have had bad sushi there. Huges pieces, fresh fish, very reasonable prices....isn't that what it's all about?????
I've taken lots of friends there and everyone has liked it very much....especially the house special sea bass and the to-die-for green beans. I always have such a great experience there. The personnel is always friendly as well!

2
★★★★★

I always like going to Sushi King - decided to write my first review. I'm picky about my sushi - I've never have had bad sushi there. Huges pieces, fresh fish, very reasonable prices....isn't that what it's all about?????
I've taken lots of friends there and everyone has liked it very much....especially the house special sea bass and the to-die-for green beans. I always have such a great experience there. The personnel is always friendly as well!

Pros: Value, Quality, Friendliness

Cons: Occasional waiting

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The restaurant is rather small and not super fancy like some sushi places around the westside or Beverly Hills. I personally would rather great food at decent prices and that is what you get at Sushi King. The sushi is very fresh and they don't cheap you on the size of the pieces of fish.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant is rather small and not super fancy like some sushi places around the westside or Beverly Hills. I personally would rather great food at decent prices and that is what you get at Sushi King. The sushi is very fresh and they don't cheap you on the size of the pieces of fish.

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The spicy tuna hand roll are generous and delicious. Their specialty, an appetizer, a cooked seabass marinated in a delicious sauce with perfect green beans with a touch of sesame oil is scumptious to say the least! The service is quick & efficient although maybe lacking a little more knowledge of the english language

5
★★★★★

The spicy tuna hand roll are generous and delicious. Their specialty, an appetizer, a cooked seabass marinated in a delicious sauce with perfect green beans with a touch of sesame oil is scumptious to say the least! The service is quick & efficient although maybe lacking a little more knowledge of the english language

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Fast service, very good sushi for the price, especially recommend the Sea Bass. Polite attentive wait staff. Get there by 5:30 to beat the lines.

2
★★★★★

Fast service, very good sushi for the price, especially recommend the Sea Bass. Polite attentive wait staff. Get there by 5:30 to beat the lines.

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I love this place! It is my favorite sushi place on the Westside. The fish is very good quality for such a reasonable price, and the portions are huge!! I've spent much, much more on "upscale" places where the sushi was tiny and the quality was just average. Sushi King gives you large pieces of fish with small amounts of rice - PERFECT!! Also, the sushi chefs there are very friendly. I have never found an issue with service. I give this place two thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! It is my favorite sushi place on the Westside. The fish is very good quality for such a reasonable price, and the portions are huge!! I've spent much, much more on "upscale" places where the sushi was tiny and the quality was just average. Sushi King gives you large pieces of fish with small amounts of rice - PERFECT!! Also, the sushi chefs there are very friendly. I have never found an issue with service. I give this place two thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great portions, reasonable prices

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In five years of eating sushi on the West Side, this is the worst I or my dinner mate had experienced. Perhaps the chef had an off night. Poor service as well. For those who can afford to pay more for quality - and for those who can tell the difference - avoid this place. It's empty for a reason.

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★☆☆☆☆

In five years of eating sushi on the West Side, this is the worst I or my dinner mate had experienced. Perhaps the chef had an off night. Poor service as well. For those who can afford to pay more for quality - and for those who can tell the difference - avoid this place. It's empty for a reason.

Cons: , Inept service, No ambiance

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best sushi i've had in america. price is decent, service is good. gets crowded fast at peak times, i've always beat the rush but usually when i leave there is a line. get there early if you don't want to wait.

2
★★★★★

best sushi i've had in america. price is decent, service is good. gets crowded fast at peak times, i've always beat the rush but usually when i leave there is a line. get there early if you don't want to wait.

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One of the two best sushi places on LA's westside/Santa Monica. Not only is the quality excellent, the service is great (even for a Japanese rstrnt). Price is good, compared to other places of similar quality. The tataki is amazing (chutoro seared over an open flame w/grated ginger and ponzu).

2
★★★★★

One of the two best sushi places on LA's westside/Santa Monica. Not only is the quality excellent, the service is great (even for a Japanese rstrnt). Price is good, compared to other places of similar quality. The tataki is amazing (chutoro seared over an open flame w/grated ginger and ponzu).

Pros: Excellent food, Excellent service, Nice atmosphere

Cons: , closed Mondays

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This place is so yummy!

My partner and I went there for our first time yesterday, all these years and we had never bother to stop and eat there.

The Sushi is really good! Great Prices!
You will not be disappointed!

~J

2
★★★★★

This place is so yummy!

My partner and I went there for our first time yesterday, all these years and we had never bother to stop and eat there.

The Sushi is really good! Great Prices!
You will not be disappointed!

~J

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my boyfriend and i keep trying new places in l.a. all the time and sushi king is the only place we come back to. the service is excellent and the sushi is my favorite. i've been to the sushi nazi and all the top rated places but sushi king is still my favorite. the food is always top quality and they have my favorite sake (nigori). if you're looking for consistent, high quality, no frills sushi and a fun atmosphere this is the place for you. the wait at most is 10 minutes and the parking is street or metered lot.

2
★★★★★

my boyfriend and i keep trying new places in l.a. all the time and sushi king is the only place we come back to. the service is excellent and the sushi is my favorite. i've been to the sushi nazi and all the top rated places but sushi king is still my favorite. the food is always top quality and they have my favorite sake (nigori). if you're looking for consistent, high quality, no frills sushi and a fun atmosphere this is the place for you. the wait at most is 10 minutes and the parking is street or metered lot.

Pros: good prices, high quality food, excellent service

Cons: , might have to wait

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A fantastic sushi restaurant that is on par with LA's luminaries (e.g., Nozawa, Matsuhisa). The atmosphere is limited, but the food is fantastic. Don't let the odd location and cheesy name fool you!

4
★★★★☆

A fantastic sushi restaurant that is on par with LA's luminaries (e.g., Nozawa, Matsuhisa). The atmosphere is limited, but the food is fantastic. Don't let the odd location and cheesy name fool you!

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The sushi was great I really liked the string beans that were marinated in the sesame sauce. The sushi was great quality for a reasonable price. The ambience wasn't all that great but the service was.

2
★★★★★

The sushi was great I really liked the string beans that were marinated in the sesame sauce. The sushi was great quality for a reasonable price. The ambience wasn't all that great but the service was.

Pros: Quality of food, Price, Service

Cons: Could work on decor

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With the proliferation of mediocre sushi bars throughout Los Angeles, the inelegant name of this neighborhood spot does not particularly inspire confidence. But the friendly little restaurant---whose pedestrian decor merits further…

 

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