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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nishimura

8684 Melrose Ave. (San Vicente Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-659-4770
This high-end sushi bar does best with traditional sushi and sashimi, including some incredible melt-in-your-mouth toro.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nishimura Restaurant Review

: A stone’s throw from the Pacific Design Center, this elegant, intimate establishment offers a Zen-like atmosphere for the consumption of pampered pieces of fish prepared by sushi chef Hiro Nishimura, who previously reigned over the bars at R-23 and The Hump. One enters Nishimura discreetly through an austere Japanese garden to find a minimalist, whitewashed room with a sushi bar covered in black and white resin and tables draped in linen, flatteringly illuminated by candlelight. The hot dishes, such as scallop-and-mussel soup served in a scallop shell aglow in flames, are good, but the straightforward sashimi and sushi (blue fin crusted with pepper, Spanish mackerel, freshwater eel) are most memorable. Live scallops with lime and a hint of hot chile is a standout, and you won't find a better toro in town, which is also available seared.
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