Kiriko is the Sawtelle Blvd. sushi middle ground - not a cheap conveyer belt place, but also not somewhere you have to sacrifice a month of coffee money for. They do a few lunch combinations, or you can order your sushi a la carte, but omakase is really the way to go. For $48 you’ll get eight or so pieces of sushi, plus miso soup and a hand roll. The fish is fantastic quality, and they don’t just serve the greatest hits - expect Japanese barracuda, house smoked salmon, and your toro to come out seared.
Where we've featured it
Our guide to the 39 greatest sushi spots in LA, from incredible a la carte meals to once-in-a-lifetime omakase.
More spots in Sawtelle JapantownSee more
Hurry Curry Of Tokyo
Hurry Curry of Tokyo on Sawtelle is where you go for comfort food in the form of chicken cutlet covered in Japanese curry.
Blockheads Shavery Co.
Blockheads on Sawtelle serves what they call “Snow Cream,” a.k.a. shaved ice cream.
Kimukatsu is famous in Japan for their pork cutlets, and now they’re an essential meal on Sawtelle.
More Sushi spotsSee more
Nozawa | BAR
A tiny sushi bar at the back of Sugarfish in Beverly Hills, Nozawa Bar involves an excellent 22-course omakase. Just don’t ask for any changes.
Tarzana’s Sushi Yotsuya is a little strange, but that’s part of its charm. That, and the great omakase.
One of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any level sushi eater can walk away thrilled.
Suggested by our writers
Nobu Malibu is one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world, and it still delivers on all its hype.
Silver Lake's Osen Izakaya is a traditional Japanese tavern where you can get solid yakatori in a festive, lively space..
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more