Discover the Best Sushi in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

Sushi-loving Los Angeles features some of the most acclaimed restaurants for authentic Japanese cuisine outside Tokyo. Joining the purists are plenty of great sushi spots with a casual, California-influenced approach, making for a comprehensive culinary experience perfect for every type of aficionado. Enjoying the best sushi in Los Angeles might mean saving up paychecks for a spectacular omakase experience, or grabbing the lunch special at a tiny sushi joint in a nondescript strip-mall. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out our Tastemaker List, filled with memorable spots all promising some of the best sushi the city has to offer.

Restaurants:Nobu Los Angeles, Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant, Hama Sushi
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:West Hollywood, Downtown, Venice

Nobu Los Angeles

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
2,136 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has expanded his empire, built on his celebrated Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, to over 40 restaurants across the world, among them Nobu Los Angeles on La CiRead more
86% recommended
Special Occasions in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
2,568 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The culinary focus of Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant is right there in the name: top-quality sushi and more substantial items seared on the robata grill. The restaurant's name (TRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Downtown / South and East LA
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Hama Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Venice
388 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
A tiny spot straddling Japanese Village Plaza in Little Toyko, Hama Sushi comprises just a three-sided bar and a single table. A note at the door proclaims “only sushi/sashimi,” maRead more
91% recommended
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INKO NITO Arts District

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
221 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
INKO NITO in downtown LA's arts district takes a modern approach to sushi and other Japanese innovations. On offer are nigaki (new-style sushi) with such toppings as fried shrimp, Read more
Hot Spot in Downtown / South and East LA
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SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

$$$$·Sushi·
Bel-Air
425 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
SHU, a stylish sushi house in the Beverly Glen Center, offers fine Japanese cuisine with hints of the Mediterranean. The menu features entrees and appetizers seasoned as often withRead more
98% recommended
Sushi in Los Angeles
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Q

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
299 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
At the helm of Q, a highly refined (and highly priced) omakase restaurant in the Financial District downtown, is chef Hiroyuki Naruke, a master of traditional sushi. Naruke previouRead more
84% recommended
Notable Wine List in Downtown / South and East LA
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Yojisan

$$$$·Japanese·
Beverly Hills
189 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Yojisan is a joint venture between prolific LA restaurateur Giacomino Drago and namesake chef Yoji Tajima, the pair also responsible for SHU in Bel Air. The space takes inspirationRead more
83% recommended
Healthy in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Irori Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Marina del Rey
614 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Shoes must be stowed at the door as diners enter Irori Sushi in Marina Del Rey, a convention indicative of the authentic Japanese-style experience to follow. Seating consists of emRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Westside
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Sora

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
306 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Sora, which means “sky” in Japanese, occupies the 69th floor of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Along with views for miles, the restaurant presents an elevated Read more
Lunch in Downtown / South and East LA
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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
69 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA is an offshoot of the popular original venue in the San Gabriel Valley. The vibe is contemporary and elegant, with a corner sushi bar along with dining rooRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Downtown / South and East LA
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Sushi Tsujita

$$$$·Sushi·
West Los Angeles
149 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Bar Seating
  • Tasting Menu
Sushi Tsujita in Little Tokyo is a place for people who know their sushi, which here is classic Edomae prepared with a high level of creativity and impeccable ingredients. The restRead more
86% recommended
Special Occasions in Los Angeles
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Sushi Ginza Onodera- LA

$$$$·Sushi·
West Hollywood
156 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Tasting Menu
Chef Yohei Matsuka presents an intimate, luxury dining experience in Sushi Ginza Onodera in West Hollywood, one intended for true aficionados seeking authentic Edomae sushi. A singRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Los Angeles
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Arashi Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
357 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
Arashi Sushi has a prime downtown setting just one block from LA Live and the Staples Center. Chef-owner Ken Park follows a culinary philosophy emphasizing visual beauty as much asRead more
100% recommended
Sushi in Los Angeles
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Kombu Sushi & Sake

$$$$·Sushi·
Silver Lake
23 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Kombu Sushi and Sake in Silver Lake offers pet-friendly patio seating, a rarity among LA sushi spots. Its comprehensive menu features straightforward classics, specialty sashimi, cRead more
100% recommended
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Mori Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
West Los Angeles
Mori Sushi is famous in the Los Angeles sushi scene and continues the formidable legacy of its namesake and chef (at the time) Mori Onodera. The restaurant also continues to garnerRead more
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Sushi Note

$$$$·Sushi·
Sherman Oaks
88 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Sushi Note, on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, has created its own niche in the sushi scene by focusing on paring top-notch sushi with fine wines. The cozy, 30-seat space has a Read more
92% recommended
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Umi by Hamasaku

$$$$·Japanese·
El Segundo
80 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Worth the Drive
The original, smaller Hamasaku restaurant in West Los Angeles proved popular enough to launch Umi by Hamasaku at The Point, an outdoor mall in El Segundo. The venue takes advantageRead more
88% recommended
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Sugarfish By Sushi Nozawa

$$$$·Asian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
SUGARFISH by Sushi Nozawa has 11 locations across LA (and one in New York), a mini-empire that has its origins in the legendary, no-frills Studio City sushi restaurant run by chef Read more
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Matsuhisa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
0 reviews
  • Casual
The world-spanning Nobu empire originated at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, which opened over 30 years ago and wowed late-80s diners with its innovative Peruvian-Japanese fusion fareRead more
100% recommended
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