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2019 Top 10 Japanese Restaurants
in Los Angeles Area

An assortment of sushi at Sushi Tsujita, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Los Angeles

Best Japanese Food
in Los Angeles

Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes.

Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the Top Japanese Restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.

 


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