2019 Best Japanese Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

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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Bar Hayama
14/20
At Bar Hayama, sushi is the focus, but patrons can also find kozara (small plates) and an extensive saké list. See More
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Hamasaku
15/20
Sleek and stylish, despite its strip-mall location, this celebrity-frequented sushi bar also offers entrées. See More

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Koi
14/20
The place to be, according to Hollywood's well-heeled, Koi offers a fine selection of high quality sushi and contemporary Japanese cuisine. See More

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Matsuhisa
15/20
The restaurant that launched Nobu Matsuhisa's dining empire. See More
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n/naka
15/20
At this reservations-only restaurant, chef Niki Nakayama presents multi-course menus that blend traditional and modern culinary techniques. See More
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14/20
With a loft environment, brown rice sushi and a menu filled with inventive dishes, Shima is no ordinary neighborhood sushi bar. See More
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Shunji Japanese Cuisine
15/20
Chef Shunji Nakao presents high-end Japanese cooking at his eponymous Westside restaurant. See More
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Sushi Tsujita
15/20
Upscale classic Japanese omakase, with Edomae-style sushi, in West L.A.'s Little Osaka. See More

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Tempura Endo
15/20
Traditional multi-course tasting menus of Kyoto style tempura in Beverly Hills. See More

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Urasawa
18/20
Hiroyuki Urasawa conveys tradition, contemplation and wonder with his kaiseki opus. See More
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