U-Zen Japanese Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 11951 Santa Monica Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90025

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  • 310-477-1390

About U-Zen Japanese Restaurant

Hours
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm. Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30-10pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30-10:30pm; Sun, 5:30-9:45pm

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The sushi here is way below average. We sat at the sushi bar and ordered 3 different sushi (salmon, tuna, yellowtail) and a spicy tuna roll to start. The fish was not fresh and the rice was soggy. After that we decided to get the check and eat somewhere else. Yes, it was that bad.

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The sushi here is way below average. We sat at the sushi bar and ordered 3 different sushi (salmon, tuna, yellowtail) and a spicy tuna roll to start. The fish was not fresh and the rice was soggy. After that we decided to get the check and eat somewhere else. Yes, it was that bad.

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My family's been coming here for years now, but I only go every so often because I live further away. Masa-san and Aki-san are my favorite sushi chefs ever!! And oh man can they drink!! They are sooo nice and very funny. They cut the best pieces and everything's super yummy!
Hawaiian Walu is my favorite white fish!! And I finally know it all because of U-Zen! This review is for last August when my family went for my brother's birthday. All pieces of fish were very fresh and color was amazing. It was pretty quiet though for a Thursday night, but sometimes that just happens. So it was better for me and my family because we got more attention when we wanted something. They are great also because they have a bar, so there's wine, beer, sake, and even soju. The staff are very nice and friendly with a smile. I definitely have an awesome time whenever I get to go there and have super delish sushi!! *much love*

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★★★★☆

My family's been coming here for years now, but I only go every so often because I live further away. Masa-san and Aki-san are my favorite sushi chefs ever!! And oh man can they drink!! They are sooo nice and very funny. They cut the best pieces and everything's super yummy!
Hawaiian Walu is my favorite white fish!! And I finally know it all because of U-Zen! This review is for last August when my family went for my brother's birthday. All pieces of fish were very fresh and color was amazing. It was pretty quiet though for a Thursday night, but sometimes that just happens. So it was better for me and my family because we got more attention when we wanted something. They are great also because they have a bar, so there's wine, beer, sake, and even soju. The staff are very nice and friendly with a smile. I definitely have an awesome time whenever I get to go there and have super delish sushi!! *much love*

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I love the sushi here my fave is the crunch roll. I went here two bdays in a row because it's my fave spot to eat sushi with my family. The fish is fresh and the staff is friendly :)

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★★★★★

I love the sushi here my fave is the crunch roll. I went here two bdays in a row because it's my fave spot to eat sushi with my family. The fish is fresh and the staff is friendly :)

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Good basic Japanese restaurant. Has a little bit of everything and decent prices. If you are a sushi lover or want cooked fare you will find something you will enjoy here.

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Good basic Japanese restaurant. Has a little bit of everything and decent prices. If you are a sushi lover or want cooked fare you will find something you will enjoy here.

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U-zen has a large and varied menu. It has the full range of sushi, but it also has great choices for the non-sushi eater as well. My son's favorite dishes are the zaru soba and agedashi tofu. I particularly like the spinach, shitake mushroom, and asparagus saute.

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U-zen has a large and varied menu. It has the full range of sushi, but it also has great choices for the non-sushi eater as well. My son's favorite dishes are the zaru soba and agedashi tofu. I particularly like the spinach, shitake mushroom, and asparagus saute.

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I visit UZEN three times a week. Unlike other typical Japanese Sushi bar, Masa and other Sushi chef has no "grumpiness," and I appreciate the simple comforts of eating out. If you looked for culinary diversity in Sushi, UZEN is the best

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★★★★★

I visit UZEN three times a week. Unlike other typical Japanese Sushi bar, Masa and other Sushi chef has no "grumpiness," and I appreciate the simple comforts of eating out. If you looked for culinary diversity in Sushi, UZEN is the best

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My husband and I are always looking for good food and great service. I can't say anything about their food since we weren't even served. They sat us in a corner were we were completely forgotten. After 15 minutes someone came to take our

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★★★★★

My husband and I are always looking for good food and great service. I can't say anything about their food since we weren't even served. They sat us in a corner were we were completely forgotten. After 15 minutes someone came to take our

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U Zen is the best. My husband and I have been going there for over 7 years and the service and food is always incredible. High quality sushi, price is reasonable, service is excellent. Like spicy - JJ Roll, want to try local stuff, ask

3
★★★★★

U Zen is the best. My husband and I have been going there for over 7 years and the service and food is always incredible. High quality sushi, price is reasonable, service is excellent. Like spicy - JJ Roll, want to try local stuff, ask

Pros: sushi chefs, food, low key

Cons: somewhat small so if you come when its busy, it can take a while

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My boyfriend loves this place, though I find it just okay. The fish seemed fishy once to me, and I got an upset stomach, thought my boyfriend raves about it everytime. The price is great though, so try it out for yourself!

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend loves this place, though I find it just okay. The fish seemed fishy once to me, and I got an upset stomach, thought my boyfriend raves about it everytime. The price is great though, so try it out for yourself!

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I went here last night with my family. The food was really good although some of their specialty rolls were too large for my taste. My grandmother's was only two pieces but each was the size of a tea cup. The Dumpling soup was delicious. I

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★★★★★

I went here last night with my family. The food was really good although some of their specialty rolls were too large for my taste. My grandmother's was only two pieces but each was the size of a tea cup. The Dumpling soup was delicious. I

Pros: Good food, little parking lot, really nice people

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The chefs are skilled and most attentive and friendly, as is the service. I've found the food to always be well preparerd, fresh and most satisfying. I've eaten sushi all over L. A. and Orange counties and this is still my favorite

3
★★★★★

The chefs are skilled and most attentive and friendly, as is the service. I've found the food to always be well preparerd, fresh and most satisfying. I've eaten sushi all over L. A. and Orange counties and this is still my favorite

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One of the few places in LA that offers kampyo, U-Zen is my go-to spot when I need a sushi fix. Whether I dine in or order to go, the service is always fast and friendly and the quality of food is always high. For those who love more

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★★★★★

One of the few places in LA that offers kampyo, U-Zen is my go-to spot when I need a sushi fix. Whether I dine in or order to go, the service is always fast and friendly and the quality of food is always high. For those who love more

Pros: food, service, easy parking

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I like going to U-zen when i'm not in the mood for overcrowded sushi restaurants. the sushi is good and decent-priced. if you can afford to splurge a little, try the toro if you've never tried it, it melts in your mouth.

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★★★★★

I like going to U-zen when i'm not in the mood for overcrowded sushi restaurants. the sushi is good and decent-priced. if you can afford to splurge a little, try the toro if you've never tried it, it melts in your mouth.

Pros: Not crowded, good food, attentive staff

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The service at U-Zen is super friendly and attentive. Sushi was fresh but not blow-you-away tasty. The cooked items were worthwhile, including tempura and the tofu tower. It's a nice price for everything you'll get. A good standby, but

3
★★★★★

The service at U-Zen is super friendly and attentive. Sushi was fresh but not blow-you-away tasty. The cooked items were worthwhile, including tempura and the tofu tower. It's a nice price for everything you'll get. A good standby, but

Pros: Not expensive, friendly staff

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If you are looking for a casual sushi night out, this is the place. Great service and super friendly servers and hilarious sushi chefs! They offer authentic Japanese menu and fish are always fresh. Be sure to ask the fresh catch of the

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a casual sushi night out, this is the place. Great service and super friendly servers and hilarious sushi chefs! They offer authentic Japanese menu and fish are always fresh. Be sure to ask the fresh catch of the

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I LOVE the sushi here, it is always so fresh, even the uni...which can be a little scary when it's not fresh. The rolls are creative and tastey and the oyster shooters are fun. It's an easy going and friendly environment, nice after a

3
★★★★★

I LOVE the sushi here, it is always so fresh, even the uni...which can be a little scary when it's not fresh. The rolls are creative and tastey and the oyster shooters are fun. It's an easy going and friendly environment, nice after a

Pros: Fresh sushi, friendly staff

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I've enjoyed this restaurant at least a dozen times and have always been very pleased with the food and the service. I know it says they don't take reservations, but I've made reservations several times, even on a Saturday and never had a

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★★★★★

I've enjoyed this restaurant at least a dozen times and have always been very pleased with the food and the service. I know it says they don't take reservations, but I've made reservations several times, even on a Saturday and never had a

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I have eaten here with my wife a bunch of times. The food (we only eat the sushi) is excellent. What we also enjoy is the personal touch and the friendlyness of the sushi chefs and the fruit dessert at the end of the meal. This place is

3
★★★★★

I have eaten here with my wife a bunch of times. The food (we only eat the sushi) is excellent. What we also enjoy is the personal touch and the friendlyness of the sushi chefs and the fruit dessert at the end of the meal. This place is

Pros: Great Food, Great price, friendly chefs

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We were pleasantly surprised when we ate at this sushi restaurant this past Wed. night. The sushi was delicious - high quality ingredients and inventive specialty roll options. We also loved the appetizers, especially the tofu tower - a

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★★★★★

We were pleasantly surprised when we ate at this sushi restaurant this past Wed. night. The sushi was delicious - high quality ingredients and inventive specialty roll options. We also loved the appetizers, especially the tofu tower - a

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This is one of those ubiquitous, easy-to-miss sushi bars scattered across the Westside. It's also one of the relatively few that would be a shame to miss. High quality sushi prepared by skilled chefs with a good sense of humor and…

 

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