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


5406 Wilshire Blvd. (S. Cloverdale Ave.) Send to Phone
323-930-0170 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
On Wilshire Boulevard find artful sushi, with some surprises.

Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

SLOWfish Restaurant Review

: It’s always a treat to discover a charming neighborhood sushi spot. SLOWfish is that place, despite what purists would decry as a fusion menu (and Korean at that) offered amid a sexily cozy décor that involves many chandeliers and sleek charcoal walls. This Wilshire Boulevard sibling of the original Huntington Beach outpost attracts a younger crowd for a lively happy hour; the rest come for the food. Chef Sean An’s eye for fresh fish is as sharp as his knife; we enjoyed silky hamachi belly and pristine oysters topped with uni and ikura. Black rice sushi offers a rich, nutty taste and gives a compellingly different angle to the fish. Our most memorable moment involved the raw sweet shrimp, so fresh it arrives alive with the severed head displayed as a kinetic sculpture. The shrimp head is soon deep-fried, and it was one of the best we’ve had. Main dishes are big and bold with a good sea bass and a fall-apart, long-braised sweet-savory Korean short rib. Service is professional and there’s a good saké selection. For dessert, try the banana tempura with green tea ice cream.
Discover LA's best new restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in LA

Check out these new and trendy LA restaurants, from DTLA to Santa Monica and beyond.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.