We went for lunch and ordered $75 omakase. Everything is over seasoned and very salty,they put soy sauce on almost every piece all the way through and serve everything in 30 min. Waitress wasn't friendly either. Btw 20% tip will be added on ur bill so we ended up paying $200 total for two person. Honestly I'd rather spend more money going to Sushi Zo than coming back here. Idk why they even got a Michelin star.
I've eaten omakase 25+ times at several different places in several different cities. My frustration at Q motivated me to write this as my first food review ever.
I felt like the overall meal was rushed. This is mostly due to the sole chef serving 10 people at once (with no assistants). Although the ingredients were top-notch, this resulted in poor attention to detail in terms of the amount of wasabi applied, soy sauce that was put on and the overall construction of each piece. Multiple times, there were pieces that fell over when he went to rush putting it on someone's plate. Fish to rice ratio was inconsistent from person to person. He used a single brush of soy sauce for 10 pieces, resulting in the first piece getting most of it, and the last piece almost getting none. The wasabi was also smeared to 10 pieces in a straight line that was very inconsistently distributed.
The reality is, this is very good sushi. There is no doubt that the chef is great at what he does and all of these issues can easily be solved by having an assistant. But I have had much better attention to detail (due to having multiple people), equal quality fish and more attentive service all for much lower of a price point. For what comes out to be $260+ after tax and a service charge, I think it is reasonable to expect above-average food and service.
Rice too salty. Stingy with fish, very small and thin fish piece on top of rice. Measly tiny piece of uni. Rude service. Did not refill tea until 30 minutes later. Does not allow photos (probably because they don't want proof of their small sushi). Several pieces were not fresh and had bad aftertaste and stringy texture.
Q is an amazing place and most likely will only be viewed as special if one truly appreciates an authentic Japanese Omakase experience. The seafood is the best quality and the chef prepares each dish enhancing and bringing out the best of each type of sushi he prepares. My favorite was the very first course, a single raw oyster prepared so perfectly with a delicate sauce; the flavors of the sea and the delicious sauce still linger on in my memory. Oh and the Uni and salmon roe sushi had a similar effect not only on myself but my boyfriend who has a very discerning palate. We were so pleased with our experience here. The ambiance at Q is simple and elegant, and the sushi is heavenly.
I ate Omakase in Tokyo 2 months before eating at Q and found this meal to be of higher quality and better taste.
It is by no means cheap but is the best sushi meal I’ve ever eaten anywhere.
A masterful experience. The chef’s dedication is artful.
Everything you would expect from a true omotenashi experience. Setting was very intimate and chef Naruke was informative and engaging. It is expensive but no more so than any other traditional edo-style sushi service. They admire and expect proper sushi etiquette.
All in all one of my better experiences
Not worth for one star
Excellent sushi in a very intimate setting. But it is pricey!
Phenomenal food and service
Completely overpriced for what it is.
We always have a wonderful time at Q! Never disappoints! Thank you to Chef Hiro for the excellent dining experience!
Q is simply the most authentic sushi experience LA has to offer! It is expensive but a truly unique experience.
I try to eat at Q at least every 4-6 weeks. For me there is no better sushi in Los Angeles. The chef is beyond talented and the fish is so fresh and flavorful. It’s always an excellent experience with fish that takes you away to a whole other level! Love it!!
Chef Hiro never fails to impress. Quality, service, ambiance A+ Thank you for another amazing experience. Needlefish, beakfish and shima-aji to name some of the amazing pieces served and that Egg cake dessert! Thank you as always, until our next visit. Thank you Chef Hiro & Mrs. K.
As always Q never disappoints! We always leave very satisfied each time we go to Q. Chef is the best!
One of my best sushi experiences in LA. Q Sushi delivers a straight up Tokyo level sushi experience, my business partner and I loved every minute of it. We left the restaurant still hungry and headed to Grand Central Market for a taco, thus the 4 stars.
Not worth the money.
550 Dollars a 2 sans alcool pour 15 sushis , même si le poisson est rare c’est trop abusé.
550 $ for two persons and for 15 sushis , it is a pure exaggeration.
Q Sushi is a very romantic place to have dinner. The interior design is quintessentially Japanese, elegant and understated. The service is quick and attentive. However, the sushi itself is served in such an old school post-Meiji period style that most folks may find it underwhelming. What makes the sushi less than ideal? It comes down to the vinegared rice style, as it is VERY sour and pungently flavored, which easily overpowers the fish being offered. In addition, given it's traditional style, the cuts of fish are small, so each nigiri is a bit unsatisfying, and the pace of service is such that a meal takes 2 hours, but will leave you hungry. In fact, after spending almost $300/person for our dinner, we went around the corner for a slice of pizza at Joe's to cap the evening.
It's a great place to take a date for a romantic evening, but you won't leave full or particularly impressed by the food. Greater sushi can be had in many spots in town, for less coin, which is unfortunate.
Chef Hiro was outstanding in his execution and process with handling multiple groups that we all started at different time and ended the meal at the same time.
this is the best sushi in Los Angeles, in a wonderful setting.
Preface... I've visited Japan about 30 times, and been all of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, including every one of the four sushi establishments that buys direct from Tsukiji. While the fish is pretty good here, the rice is really too vinegary, and selections of fish were rather uninspiring. Furthermore, the sake price points are quite egregious compared to competitor offerings. Finally, the ambiance is so sterile you feel like you're waiting for the dentist. Honestly, I'd save your dollars and try Shunji or Matsumoto... much better ambiance, food, and value.
Perfectly pure sushi! No risks or crazy, obvious innovations. Chef presents a simple and flawless menu with the help of two other staff who keep drinks full. The no-phone policy set a wonderfully quiet and distraction-free ambiance. Price will be an issue for some. I believe the cost is fully justified by the quality of ingredients, expert preparation, and level of service.
Super expensive for poor experience.
Delicious, easy, accommodating, very serious tho
Excellent dinning experience. Already recommended to friends.
Just myself and it was amazing!
Very good. Second best to Sushi GINZA in LA.
Q is consistently great! The tuna (akami, chu toro, o toro) and the sayori are exceptional. The assorted sashimi this time was excellent too. Lovely and attentive service.
Very good fish, nothing that stand out over other good sushi restaurants.
Thank you Chef Hiro, Mrs. K! The best, should definitely be on the must-try list for sushi in LA. Slice of Japan in downtown LA. Excellent service! Masterful indeed!
I was a bit confused when I first heard there is only one head chef who will serve 10 customers at the same time. This is because Omakase style sushi dining usually requires personal attention to each customer: what the person is drinking and eating, and how fast the person is eating. That being said, there were certain times when the delivery of each sushi piece was delayed, but overall I think Chef Hiro did a good job giving personal attention to each customer. In terms of food, everything was fresh and I could taste the details of each fish. However, as some of other reviewers mentioned, both the number and variety of sushi pieces seemed little limiting for the price being paid. A tip for future customers: get to the restaurant 10 minutes early and ask for the middle seats that are right in front of Chef Hiro (if you arrive late, you might be put in the corner seats where you can't observe the hand-skills performed by Chef Hiro).
One of the best experiences in LA, amazing service and food quality A+
Can never go wrong with Chef Hiro / Q. Thank you chef!
Spectacular sushi. A true 5 star experience. A little slice of Japan in downtown LA. Worth every penny. Perfection.
Wonderful Evening ever! I will go back to Q again. Really like the environment and quiet bar there.
It was so dang delicious! Went with the $200 option Chef's choice. At the end of the meal before dessert, The chef asks you if you want to eat anything again. It was the right fullness level, I was very satisfied!