Sushi Ginza Onodera- LA

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109 reviews
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Offering drama with each plate, at Sushi Ginza Onodera Los Angeles
we offer an Edomae-style traditional sushi in an Omakase setting.

With each course, dishes are uniquely tailored to the diner so that no meal is ever the same. Sushi Ginza Onodera prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients to ensure the best and most delicious is served.

Our diner-centric service and intimate settings make it an ideal choice for a romantic evening or special occasions.
Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
We offer Omakase "Chef's choice" courses only, a la carte menus are not offered.
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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi chefs and staff made very special dinner for my husband's birthday. We appreciate every dishes prepared with care and love for seafood. Thank you very much.

r
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb fish from Japan. Perhaps the best I ever tasted and I have been to great places .

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing dining experience in LA!

RZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made a change on the menu and add some dishes!! Super fun & good:D

V
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A -- MAAAA -- ZING !! First time, here; defiinitely coming back. Had about 24 dishes served to us all told. Other than the miso soup, (nothing special and too salty), loved all that was served to us.

RZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this fabulous sushi place for celebrating me and my boyfriend's birthday today~ They gave us two pairs of chopsticks for birthday gifts and wrote a sweet note on my dish!!! (we've been there for couple times)

That's just soooo sweet and I strongly recommend this place for people who are interested in sushi!!

They definitely deserves that price!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat Japanese meal ever. Freshest fish, perfect execution and friendliest and most efficient service.

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are going back again, hopefully soon. The service and food reminded me of Japan, particularly Ginza in Tokyo. The service is very Japanese - no tips required, courtesy is top notched, decor, plates and cups are hand crafted and original, unique to each customer. Food is subtle which is what I like. At least that night, all the food was imported from Japan. After we are done, the chefs walked us out. Chatted with them a bit and they are all from Japan rotating all 5 locations (LA, NYC, Tokyo, Hawaii, Shanghai) which I personally like because it keeps the authenticity and culture of serving and food. It will be hard to find a restaurant this Japanese.

SK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True mastery and artisanship in omakase
The top quality and the freshest seafood prepared so meticulously, each piece is a memorable taste.

VW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing service and quality of food! Would definitely come back again.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a little pricey choice of Omakase course but well worth it!!!

A
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner at this Michelin star restaurant! They were actually getting flower arrangements delivered during our dinner congratulating them on their 2nd star!

Excellent service, amazing omakase edomae sushi! We’ve now been to Onodera in Tokyo, Shanghai and now LA. Excellent at every turn.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best omakase I’ve had in LA. We were served by Chef Yohei himself, he did a good job explaining all the different seafood from Japan. Overall a great dining experience for us!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles.

N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most extraordinary Japanese restaurant in this country. Virtually all the fish is Japanese, specially and specifically ordered by Chef Yohei. In terms of quality and freshness, variety, presentation and sheer imagination, Onodera has no peer.

L
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

Great ingridients but the chef is pretty bad. Never in my life have eaten sushi that was that loosely made. I could not pick up the sushi with my chopstick because then the sushi would fall apart, so I could only pick up the sushi with my hand so that the sushi doesn’t fall apart. Been to many omakase places and this one is certainly the worst one.

YX
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great! Very fresh, special fish and uni. Service is perfect! It’ll leave us a sweet memory of our anniversary.

RZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice experience!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's gooooood!

S
Tokyo
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation and food is outstanding. The best sushi in America.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have heard great things about Sushi Ginza from friends and had high hopes for it. I choose this restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday. And I had to say it didn’t live up to the hypes.

The restaurant is overall easy to find and valet parking is validated which is great. The only serve Omakase meal. It is $300 person for total about 23 dishes. 4 sashimi, 4 hot dishes, 13 nigiri,egg, dessert and soup. They serve edo style which is the old Tokyo style, part of the raw fishes are marinated for smoother taste and texture.

The highlight for me is the sushi rice. I believe the rice is the soul of the nigiri. And sushi Ginza nailed it. The rice is the right temperature, texture, sweetened and sourness. They porptioned appropriately with sushi and really just melted in your mouth. I could have a bowl of it !! Another favorite is the fish liver- hot dish. It’s creamy but the favor is light and refreshing. Some of the nigiri courses are great but not all. The edo style can make some of the sushi too salty.

The reason this restaurant , in my opinion, its not worth the price -
1. The Toro tastes too greasy- I know it’s a funny description because Toro is basically a piece of fat. But the way they prepare the it made it taste too heavy and loose the fragrance and freshness.
2. the atmosphere - the waitress are really friendly. The space is big and bright. But through out the process unlike other fine dining experience we didn’t get to have many interactions with the chief. When a dish was served they don’t bother to introduced the ingredient more. I need to ask them for more information. The waitress will then bring out a tablet with the picture of the fishes they took to show us what kind of the fishes they use. I wish they show us the actual fish or prepare them on a paper form that will look more elegant. When I pay $300 I’m looking for an overall experience. The food, the environment and the atmosphere. And sushi ginza didn’t deliver that for me.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most authentic omakase experience in Los Angeles. Hefty price tag but worth it if you’re into this kind of thing. BYOB is a good idea.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you can speak Japanese, the dining experience will be better. But in all it's a good place to hang out with family and close friends.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience every time!

O
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place amazing team!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Japanese food and chef. Highly recommend

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saint’s name

JM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is good. We had a good meal overall and the service is better than 99% of American restaurants

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stated...The epitome of Japanese cuisine

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was the best I’ve had anywhere. But for $300 pp, one expects better than a strip mall and fluorescent lights on a sushi bar. My only complaint is to go either way—either enhance the ambiance and keep the prices as is or lower the prices so that you feel the experience was fair to all sides.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exquisite and the experience, service, and atmosphere was like being transported to Japan for an evening. Chef Yohei was super nice and his knife skills are a show in itself to watch while eating dinner. I cannot remember everything we ate, but it was phenomenal and some of the best sushi I've ever eaten.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I have ever had.

JL
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This was probably one of the worst dining experiences I've had for the price we paid. Service was chaotic while we were there. Even though it was an omakase menu, there was no progression to the meal at all. What we started off with, the diners beside us ended their meal with. It just felt very awkward since it was bar seating and we could see what everyone else was being served. At one point we waited 35 minutes for our next course. The servers were confused as to which courses we already had, and which ones were still waiting on. Unacceptable for such a highly rated Japanese restaurant. This restaurant did not live up to our expectations. And at $300 a person, I could have gotten better service at another local Japanese restaurant. The food itself was okay. Fish was fresh, but we've definitely had much better quality at this price point. Overall, very disappointed.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the hostessses were showing us images of all the types of fish we were eating. The food itself was an experience on its own. Each night was a work of art, that’s what I can say, pure art. We’re very happy to have gone there.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my sisters 40th birthday at Sushi Ginza Onadera in LA. Yohei Matsuki (the master Itamae i.e Executive Chef) and his team offer a truly world class Edomae sushi experience. This Michelin Star level establishment has taken it’s art form from “Ginza to the World” and has 11 outposts in 7 cities around the world. The Edomae tradition is said to have been started in the early 1800s by Hanaya Yohei, a sushi chef in Edo (present-day Tokyo). I found it very interesting that our Itamae shares a name with the man who invented Edomae sushi. The modernist Yo and Co. designed space is stunning in it’s simplicity and also in it’s details.

You’re immediately made to feel welcome by the staff. We started with a bottle of Junmai Daiginjo sake while we watched the staff preparing first courses. I’ve been fortunate to frequent Tokyo for business over the last 20 years or so. We never grow tired of watching these master Shokunin practice their craft.

At Onadera all of your senses are working to enhance the overall experience. The subtle aromas, perfectly balanced flavors, and artful presentations are out of this world. It’s hard to pick favorites in terms of the individual items. The meal is like a symphony of flavors and textures where the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. A lot of the sauces are 200-300 yr old Edo recipes incorporating Sake. The Ginza Onadera team age their fish as well which yields more complex flavors.

Some highlights for me included: Ankimo, Aged Toro courses, Hairy Crab, Aji, Bonito

The Omakase is $300 per person or $400 for a course that includes more special items. Expensive but there’s value in the fact that you’d have to fly to Japan to get this level of sushi. And it’s a long meal at about 2.5 hours so you can stretch out the enjoyment.

For true Edomae lovers Sushi Ginza Onadera is a must. We had an incredible experience. Thanks Yo-chan and team! A really special meal and night out with loved ones.

R
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience. Everything was faultless, from the incredible food to the excellent service.

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience if you want to try an authentic sushi restaurant in LA! Everything is prepared right in front of you by an experienced Japanese chef in the most traditional way. Only top quality products are used to prepare each meal, a picture of the fish used is even shown to you after each set. Staff is lovely and attentive.

BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience I've had outside of Japan and I have eaten a lot of Tokyo sushi.

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