6/18/2012 04:02:00 PM

LA's 10 Best Sushi Spots

Urasawa makes your list
Asking an Angeleno where they eat sushi is akin to asking someone what their sign is: it tells you everything about them - where they live, how they eat, what they'll spend. We all have our preference for where to get the best nigiri, sashimi and omakase, whether it's a fantastic strip-mall find or the most expensive restaurant in the city, and each has its place along the sushi map of LA. Since today is International Sushi Day, we're spotlighting those restaurants you've rated highest in our guide. If your favorite didn't make the top 10, get voting!


  1. sushi sushi is the best in the world. south beverly drive beverly hills ca

  2. My wife is Japanese, raised in Tokyo. We've eaten at many of the best sushi restaurants in Japan, NYC, Los Angeles and our favorite without question is 4 on 6 in Encino. A hidden gem, Saito-san at the helm. The kitchen is equal to the sushi bar, the vibe is friendly, informal, relaxed. Fish is flown fresh from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. Grunt, file fish, sea robin, alfonsino, black snapper -- the daily specials are uncommon and always remarkable. You won't find any better.

  3. Hirozen is without a doubt my favorite sushi joint. Amazing fresh sushi and super low-key and unpretentious. I really cannot speak highly enough of this place.

    1. I agree Hirozen has great variety of seafood from the world over,and the selection from Japan is impressive.
      Definitely a restaurant where the quality is food is way more important than the decor.

  4. Mako Sushi on the 3rd floor of Weller Court between 1st and 2nd Streets in downtown LA is like to a little Sushiya in Asakusa, Tokyo. I feel as though I were in Japan without having to endure a 12 hour flight. The Sushi and Sashimi is always flavorful and fresh with tons of Umami, and Mako & Mayumi and the rest of the crew are always kind, friendly, and helpful. Great Namamono "raw food" for a price less than what you would pay on the Westside.

  5. Does anyone know what the dish in the picture is? It looks amazing.

  6. "why" is "everything" in "this" "review" in "quotes?"