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Taking purity and simplicity as its manifesto, Q provides an unsurpassed omakase dining experience. Q features Chef Hiroyuki Naruke's expression of Edomae cuisine, a historical preparation dating to the Edo-period of Japan that was the first to combine raw sashimi-style fish with vinegar-seasoned rice. Q offers a refined and intimate opportunity for guests to savor and celebrate uncompromised Tokyo-style sushi here in Los Angeles. Our 26-seat dining room matches the care, creativity, and craft of Chef Hiro's cuisine, melding Japanese tradition and striking modernity. Lighting sets the scene, featuring hundreds of glowing orbs that converge above the sushi bar and direct focus to Chef Hiro and his culinary artworks. From the undulating ceiling to the bar itself, the dining space reflects the deep Japanese appreciation for wood in its relaxing natural form. Furnishings include contemporary interpretations of Japanese Zaisu chairs, and tables that feature centuries-old joinery technique
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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Was good experience overall. But waited too long between courses after a group of people joined the table. And chef needs more time to take care of other guests.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love sushi, and have eaten it all over the world, also in Tokyo (1 star). This was the best I have ever had, and chef Hiro was such a humble and lovable persona.

SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall amazing experience. Dinning room is intimate and tasteful. The only critique I would say is that while the variety and overall quality of fish was great, for $500+ for 2 people, I was underwhelmed by some of the fish courses served. Some fish seemed like they were fairly ordinary especially for high end sushi (i.e. I would have expected to be served at a $60 dinner, not a $200 per person omakase dinner). They did serve multiple courses of blue fin tuna (otoro, chutoro, and maguro), and opening dishes were nontraditional and unique. Overall outstanding meal and worth a visit if you are big sushi fan. Note, pace of dinner is slow 2 hours, but watching the chef is a show in itself, viewing a master in action.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

PY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The sushi was fresh but nothing spectacular. The service was great but felt rushed. 20% service fee charged automatically which is fine but the service charge was also taxed. I’m sure it is legal but I didn’t think it was right. Overall, it was not worth the price and disappointing.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

SC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

I read the description, and my expectation was really a Japanese style restaurant. Do not get me wrong: the food is superb quality, but ir misses in how you are treated im Japan when you have a meal. Reception was cold. Service was cold and without a soul. And the price is real high just for that. I have paid a higher price for an Omakase, but with a top service which leaves you totally satisfied. The description is not accurate in saying you feel like in Tokyo. I do miss that feeling.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Extraordinary sushi / sashimi ... extraordinary saki

d
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

phenomenal. divine quality of ingredients and preparation

s
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow. One of the most memorable meals of my life. Best toro and best uni I’ve ever had. Expensive but worth it.

XX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Excellent sushi. I can't wait to go back.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Chef Hiro is the best! Great experience! Excellent!

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fish quality and diversity was excellent. The fish to rice ratio on the sushi was lacking. Service was excellent. Price was a little steep for quantity of fish. Ambiance was decent but could have been a little better.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

It was good but don’t think it was $200 worth

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went there for lunch, they have two lunch sets. They charged 20% service fee, so each person is around $165.
Don’t go there too early, they open right on the time.
The sushi is okay, but I prefer to have sashimi rather than sushi. They don’t allow to take photos there.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband & I had an amazing experience at Q! It truly lives up to its Michelin star accolade! The quality of the fish was wonderful,& the setup of the ambience was pleasant as well. We will definitely revisit in the future.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic eats, with cuisine that ensnares the senses and truly is something to be experienced, not simply eaten.

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We went for lunch and ordered $75 omakase. Everything is over seasoned and very salty,they put soy sauce on almost every piece all the way through and serve everything in 30 min. Waitress wasn't friendly either. Btw 20% tip will be added on ur bill so we ended up paying $200 total for two person. Honestly I'd rather spend more money going to Sushi Zo than coming back here. Idk why they even got a Michelin star.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I've eaten omakase 25+ times at several different places in several different cities. My frustration at Q motivated me to write this as my first food review ever.

I felt like the overall meal was rushed. This is mostly due to the sole chef serving 10 people at once (with no assistants). Although the ingredients were top-notch, this resulted in poor attention to detail in terms of the amount of wasabi applied, soy sauce that was put on and the overall construction of each piece. Multiple times, there were pieces that fell over when he went to rush putting it on someone's plate. Fish to rice ratio was inconsistent from person to person. He used a single brush of soy sauce for 10 pieces, resulting in the first piece getting most of it, and the last piece almost getting none. The wasabi was also smeared to 10 pieces in a straight line that was very inconsistently distributed.

The reality is, this is very good sushi. There is no doubt that the chef is great at what he does and all of these issues can easily be solved by having an assistant. But I have had much better attention to detail (due to having multiple people), equal quality fish and more attentive service all for much lower of a price point. For what comes out to be $260+ after tax and a service charge, I think it is reasonable to expect above-average food and service.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Rice too salty. Stingy with fish, very small and thin fish piece on top of rice. Measly tiny piece of uni. Rude service. Did not refill tea until 30 minutes later. Does not allow photos (probably because they don't want proof of their small sushi). Several pieces were not fresh and had bad aftertaste and stringy texture.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Q is an amazing place and most likely will only be viewed as special if one truly appreciates an authentic Japanese Omakase experience. The seafood is the best quality and the chef prepares each dish enhancing and bringing out the best of each type of sushi he prepares. My favorite was the very first course, a single raw oyster prepared so perfectly with a delicate sauce; the flavors of the sea and the delicious sauce still linger on in my memory. Oh and the Uni and salmon roe sushi had a similar effect not only on myself but my boyfriend who has a very discerning palate. We were so pleased with our experience here. The ambiance at Q is simple and elegant, and the sushi is heavenly.

TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ate Omakase in Tokyo 2 months before eating at Q and found this meal to be of higher quality and better taste.

It is by no means cheap but is the best sushi meal I’ve ever eaten anywhere.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A masterful experience. The chef’s dedication is artful.

DB
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything you would expect from a true omotenashi experience. Setting was very intimate and chef Naruke was informative and engaging. It is expensive but no more so than any other traditional edo-style sushi service. They admire and expect proper sushi etiquette.

All in all one of my better experiences

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not worth for one star

w
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent sushi in a very intimate setting. But it is pricey!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Completely overpriced for what it is.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a wonderful time at Q! Never disappoints! Thank you to Chef Hiro for the excellent dining experience!

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Fruit flies!!

RD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Q is simply the most authentic sushi experience LA has to offer! It is expensive but a truly unique experience.

t
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I try to eat at Q at least every 4-6 weeks. For me there is no better sushi in Los Angeles. The chef is beyond talented and the fish is so fresh and flavorful. It’s always an excellent experience with fish that takes you away to a whole other level! Love it!!

AL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Hiro never fails to impress. Quality, service, ambiance A+ Thank you for another amazing experience. Needlefish, beakfish and shima-aji to name some of the amazing pieces served and that Egg cake dessert! Thank you as always, until our next visit. Thank you Chef Hiro & Mrs. K.

P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Q never disappoints! We always leave very satisfied each time we go to Q. Chef is the best!

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my best sushi experiences in LA. Q Sushi delivers a straight up Tokyo level sushi experience, my business partner and I loved every minute of it. We left the restaurant still hungry and headed to Grand Central Market for a taco, thus the 4 stars.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Not worth the money.

Nothing inventive.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

550 Dollars a 2 sans alcool pour 15 sushis , même si le poisson est rare c’est trop abusé.
550 $ for two persons and for 15 sushis , it is a pure exaggeration.

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BP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Q Sushi is a very romantic place to have dinner. The interior design is quintessentially Japanese, elegant and understated. The service is quick and attentive. However, the sushi itself is served in such an old school post-Meiji period style that most folks may find it underwhelming. What makes the sushi less than ideal? It comes down to the vinegared rice style, as it is VERY sour and pungently flavored, which easily overpowers the fish being offered. In addition, given it's traditional style, the cuts of fish are small, so each nigiri is a bit unsatisfying, and the pace of service is such that a meal takes 2 hours, but will leave you hungry. In fact, after spending almost $300/person for our dinner, we went around the corner for a slice of pizza at Joe's to cap the evening.

It's a great place to take a date for a romantic evening, but you won't leave full or particularly impressed by the food. Greater sushi can be had in many spots in town, for less coin, which is unfortunate.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Hiro was outstanding in his execution and process with handling multiple groups that we all started at different time and ended the meal at the same time.

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