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

Kazu Sushi

11440 Ventura Blvd. (Tujunga Ave.) Send to Phone
This small mini-mall sushi bar is a cut above most of its competition on Ventura Boulevard.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Kazu Sushi Restaurant Review

: This is one of those unheralded gems among dozens of forgettable sushi bars, as well as a few celebrated venues, along this stretch of Ventura Boulevard. Despite a few tables draped in white linen beneath some artsy photos lining the walls, the place looks like any neighborhood sushi joint. There are even those ubiquitous posters of seafood species mounted behind the sushi bar. But if you sit at that bar and request the omakase (chef's choice), you'll be rewarded with a standout selection of mostly traditional sushi and sashimi dishes. A meal might begin with miniature Kumamoto oysters, followed by toro sushi, freshwater eel, Spanish mackerel, monkfish liver with ponzu gelée and three kinds of caviar, a creamy blue crab hand roll and succulent orange uni. Prices can easily get into the Matsuhisa range if you get carried away, but this is one of those delightful places that sushi enthusiasts like to be the first among their friends to discover. There are, of course, plenty of saké options to pair with your meal. The lunch omakase is relatively affordable at $55; additionally, lunch combos and bentos of sushi, sashimi and rolls are a good value, and mostly under $20.

10-Year Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira

In GAYOT's latest Wine of the Week learn about the origin of Port wine, its grape varietals, its various types and then read the review of a 10-Year Port.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.