Los Angeles has long been a hub of sushi culture, drawing some of the most talented chefs from Japan to create some of the finest sushi restaurants in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned sushi connoisseur or a curious newcomer to the cuisine, L.A. is the perfect destination for this culinary adventure. From traditional Japanese omakase experiences to modern twists on classic dishes, you’ll find tons of sushi restaurants to suit all tastes below.
1. Sushi Ginza Onodera
Sushi Ginza Onodera is widely regarded as one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles and for good reason. Located in West Hollywood, Sushi Ginza Onodera offers a traditional Japanese omakase experience that is unrivaled in its attention to detail. The chefs at Sushi Ginza Onodera use only the freshest ingredients, flown in from Japan to ensure the utmost quality. With an intimate and sophisticated setting, coupled with the expertise of the chefs, Sushi Ginza Onodera offers an unforgettable dining experience. Be sure to check out their stunning Instagram photo of their sushi platter.
📍609 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
For those seeking a simpler, yet equally delicious sushi experience, Sugarfish is a must-visit. With multiple locations throughout Los Angeles, Sugarfish is known for its high-quality ingredients and minimalist decor. Their passionate chefs take great care to prepare each roll, and the simplicity of the dishes allows the flavors to shine through. You can’t go wrong with their famous Trust Me box, and while every location offers sleek interiors their takeout boxes are made of sushi by the sea.
N/Naka, located in West Los Angeles, offers a unique blend of Japanese and Californian cuisine that has earned it a reputation as one of the best sushi restaurants in L.A. The omakase experience here is a journey through flavors and textures, with each dish beautifully presented and heaven for the senses. Every dish is a testament to the skill and creativity of the chefs, so it’s no surprise it made the New York Times’ list of best restaurants.
📍3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
4. Q Sushi
When it comes to an omakase, Q Sushi still reigns. Located in Downtown L.A., the unique sushi experience with a capacity of six guests ensures a culinary experience that is intimate with incredible attention to detail and craft. The creative dishes that are served up by Tokyo chef, Hiroyuki Naruke, are both delicious and visually mesmerizing.
📍521 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Zo, located in West Los Angeles, is the perfect destination for those seeking a more intimate sushi experience. The omakase at Zo features traditional sushi and sashimi, with the chefs taking great care to explain each dish and create a personalized experience for each guest. This Edomae-style sushi restaurant has some of the best uni and ikura around.
📍9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
KazuNori, with multiple locations throughout Los Angeles, is handroll heaven! Each one is made to order using high-quality ingredients and is expertly (and lovingly) crafted by incredible chefs. The minimalist setting is perfect for a quick lunch or a casual dinner and everything offered is truly a work of art.
Shunji, located in West LA, might be the best sushi in Santa Monica. It offers an omakase experience that showcases the chef’s creativity and attention to detail with a menu that features a mix of traditional and modern dishes, each beautifully presented, making it a must-visit for any sushi lover.
📍12244 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Renowned Chef Daisuke Nakazawa—who famously apprenticed for Jiro Ono and featured in the documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’—is opening his first West Coast outpost in spring 2023. After a hugely successful pop-up at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, Angelenos will finally get a taste of sushi heaven on a permanent basis. Details are yet to be announced, so keep an eye on this list for updates!
📍145 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
9. Sushi Park
Sushi Park is the best sushi restaurant in L.A. for its traditional omakase experience that highlights the quality of the fish. The chefs take great care to explain each dish and create a personalized experience for each guest. And you won’t want to miss out on the skipjack sashimi.
📍8539 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069Website
10. Hama Sushi
Hama Sushi is best known for its classic sashimi and zero tolerance for anything that isn’t classically Japanese sushi—and it definitely does have some of the best sushi in Los Angeles. This low-key hotspot has been around for over 40 years and is a favorite amongst locals. It’s the kind of place that has never updated its website or menu and has never needed to.
📍347 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012