Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


181 E. Glenarm St., Ste. 110 (Arroyo Pkwy.) Send to Phone
626-799-8543 | Order Now! | Menu
Oba offers a wide selection of very respectable sushi, saké cocktails and pub fare like spicy crab-stuffed jalapeños.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 3 reviews

Oba Restaurant Review

: With its sleek maple surfaces and soothing sage and taupe palette, Oba transformed the site of a tired old Japanese restaurant into a brighter, more hip sushi bar and izakaya. The sushi, which can be consumed at a translucent bar in a separate room, is very good and generously sliced, and the cooked specialties from the kitchen can be equally satisfying. Four fat tempura-fried jalapeños are stuffed with spicy tuna or crab, and this dish cries out to be washed down with a Hitachino Nest red rice ale. More subtle are ponzu-drizzled yellowtail sashimi topped with jalapeño and crispy onion, and the delicate kisu (Japanese whitefish) tempura. The requisite sushi rolls are offered, as well as small entrées like a combo of short rib and tempura, grilled fish, and yakisoba. One can finish with a tempura of cheesecake or ice cream, or just linger over another saké-based cocktail scented with blood orange and jasmine.

User Ratings & Reviews for Oba
Discover LA's best restaurants for Summer 2017
Best Restaurants in LA Right Now

From new restaurants to beloved classics, GAYOT has curated a list of the best restaurants in LA for Summer 2017.

Read more


Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.