INKO NITO Arts District
The interiors at INKO NITO Downtown LA create an elegant but approachable setting, incorporating custom glazed handmade tiles throughout. With an open Robata grill allowing customers to soak up the environment, the casual dining area also encompasses a plant-lined outdoor terrace, and cocktail bar seating.
Enjoy an amazing selection of whiskies from across the globe including Japan, Scotland, USA and other up and coming whisky countries! All starting at just $7, this is a great rotating whisky menu. Once the bottles gone it's gone!
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 19 June 2019
Ends: 20 June 2118
Availability: Wed 17:00-21:00
Nice experience with a very modern take on Japanese and Korean Influences
Thanks very much, we also do a happy hour Monday to Friday 5pm to 7pm!
Food took WAY too long. I think they forgot about our wagyu steak, it took over 30 minutes from the time we ordered it. They had a $59.00 menu which no one told us about we had already ordered apps. It was just all mediocre service and food for the price. It does have very nice decor, plants everywhere. I'm pretty disappointed was looking forward to a great evening here as we were celebrating a birthday. Not encouraged to go back.
Lots of food was undercooked/not as crisp as last few times.
Consistency in food is not good.
Items not cooked right - wagu skewers, tofu and yellowtail
Other than the noise level great discovery great good
My girlfriend and I came for DineLA. We sat outside, it was nice. Then everything went to crap. Waiter was rude and gave us weird looks when we asked questions about the food. The food kept coming out in weird orders. Not like menu advertised on dine LA. Got fish. Then steak. Then side dishes, then our other appetizer came out. Food was cold. Kept asking for napkins. Kept bringing paper napkins. Finally I said dude bring me a cloth napkin like every table has. He brought one napkin. There were two of us. Both of us got soy sauce on our pants. Need to get cleaned. FYI, after the first course I went up to him separately to not upset my girlfriend saying his attitude needs to change because he was making us uncomfortable. After our final dish he finally asked if we wanted a refill on drinks. Overall this was a horrible date night experience. When you spend $180 for two people you expect good service and non cold food.
The restaurant itself is decorated thoughtfully and trendily, with attentive service. All the positives end there, however, which is not a good sign when food isn't mentioned as one of the positives of a dining experience.
Everything ordered (a mix of appetizers/snacks, entrees, and skewers) lacked ANY kind of flavor. Every single item my party and I ordered was haplessly bland. I wish I could tell you our food was delicious because it was salty, spicy, juicy, or anything...but it was none of those things. The food here sits right in the middle of any taste spectrum; perfectly neutral and not leaning toward any extreme. The food here is simply lifeless. I can't recommend anyone I know to give Inko Nito a try considering the food items here are on the pricey side. You could have a more tasty meal at Gyu Kaku (and I hate Gyu Kaku). Will not be returning and definitely do not recommend.
Great- awesome corn (best I’ve had),
Good - sushi
Average - scallops
Below average/Bland - cauliflower, mushrooms
Pass- not a big fan of cold edamame regardless but lots of ice chips on the pod.
Host- was very confused working on his iPad when we walked in. Hate it when someone is incapable of just saying “hello and I’ll be right with you.”
Space was cool. Maybe try the meats next time if I ever go back? C+.
Service in the beginning from all our servers was great! Food was wonderful especially the sea bream and wagyu skewers. When it came to dessert, they took a long time to bring out the coconut soft serve, but I think they had brought it out to the wrong table.
Simply amazing. Excellent spot for a great meal with friends. Food always come out piping hot!!! One of my go to restaurants in LA
Great experience, fun outdoor seating, great menu, awesome drinks
Amazing food and service. Definitely will recommend to friends
Been here several times, and you call always except extraordinary service and impeccable food!
I really enjoyed every dish we were served from the sashimi to the wagyu beef on a skewer.
The quality of the food has diminished considerably since Inko Nito first opened. So disappointing!
Love the ambiance & food was great! Will definitely return!
Love the cocktails! The new Ume Julep is so tasty! There will be some new drinks coming soon. INKO NITO
Ordered from here once and it was pretty good so decided to come here and try everything FRESH. It did not disappoint. Very cool spot and the food comes out super fast since they've got a piping hot yakitori grill in the center of the restaurant, but unlike other places, the smell will not attach to you! Great ventilaition for it. Otherwise, everything was delicious. Maybe don't get the sashimi as it's not that many pieces, but definitely go for the truffle yellowtail and the grilled corn!
Hey Christopher, Thanks so much for the feedback and joining us at the restaurant! Glad you enjoyed the food and loved the space. We also do happy hour Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Hope to see you again soon. INKO NITO
Beautiful and good service
Great place for fun or work.
Love! The grilled broccoli, corn was amazing. A perfect salad with radishes was a Star, as well as the salmon & the coconut ice cream with a wonderful smoky flavor. Outstanding little find.
Thanks so much for the review! The Ice Cream is delicious. Look forward to seeing you again at INKO NITO soon.
What a cool and hip restaurant! Love the space and the decor. Love everything about it. Love the music they play, gives the place a good energy.
Service was great and food was good. The two popular dish they ran out on an early evening which was a bummer. The skirt steak was a bit chewy. But everything else was divine. Skewers, nigiri, bone marrow, Brussels sprouts all tasted wonderful.
Definitely will go back and hopefully they won’t run out of wagyu beef skewers.
Hey Drew, Thanks so much for the review! We are doing a BBQ platter this Memorial Day weekend with the Wagyu Skewers on it, looks so good!! See you at INKO NITO soon!
One of the best restaurants we’ve been to. Very good food and service!
Thanks so much for the review Heidi! We have some new additions coming to the menu soon! Look forward to seeing you back at INKO NITO.
Great service and variety of food. We went for Mother’s Day and the mother’s were very happy!
Food and service were great. Fun mixed drinks. The food was expensive. We were there with a party of 6. We enjoyed our evening
Thanks for the review Susie, the mixed drinks are a lot of fun! Our new favorite is the Highball with Cold Brew! Delicious. See you at INKO NITO soon!
The food was okay but was overpriced. Our table was not cleared regularly making it difficult to eat when the new dishes would arrive (drinks glasses were left on the table; had all my glasses even after 4 drinks). Looks nice but lacks flavor and substance
Get the roasted cauliflower and softshell crab!
Got a last min reservation and got a great table in front of the robato grill.
Delicious Japanese cocktails started our meal
And had yummy starters and mains
I highly recommend this place for a date night or night out with friends
Love the Japanese cocktails! The counter seating is a lot of fun here at INKO NITO, soon to be some bar seating!
I love this place the service is so amazing, food so delicious
Great service from the crew especially Antonio. The vibe was great and the food was amazing.
Food was good not the best though I’m sure it can be better. Went in with a lot of expectation but food is mediocre nothing that u have never had before. Average food for a very over priced rate. We paid almost 200 for bite sized portions.
Went for the Zuma pop up. Amazing wish they would open a permanent Zuma here in LA.
So happy to hear you enjoyed the ZUMA Pop Up! The sashimi and sushi is absolutely delicious, we will be running the residency until April 11th so there is still time!
Amazing is so good everything
Thanks so much for your support Estuardo!! See you again soon.
Great date venue - great menu but Zuma Collab extra special
Thanks for the INKO NITO & ZUMA support, the residency has been so much fun. Still running through to April 11th!
A delight as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charming outdoor patio. Excellent service. Great value and variety on happy hour menu - avail 5 to 7pm Mon thru Fri on patio only. Can't wait to make this trek from Long Beach one summer evening soon.
Hey, Happy Hour is amazing value, we completely agree. Look forward to having you back to try the new KFC Nigaki on the happy hour menu soon!
Great time, great food & great service.
Ambiance and decor was perfect. It was like I was in Manhattan except spacious. However the food was only decent. Some dishes like the crab with fried chicken skin it fell a little one note.