photo credit: Jessica Meisels
Leona's Sushi House
Leona’s Sushi House is a modern Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in Studio City that feels like several restaurants crammed into a 5,000 square feet. Inside you’ll find three distinct dining areas: a chic, white-marbled indoor-outdoor space, a barebones sushi bar, and a dark dining room with gaudy bird nest-shaped chandeliers. The menu isn’t any less complex, with a long list of small plates like blue crab croquettes and sashimi, Peruvian tiraditos, nigiri, sushi rolls, Peruvian-inspired entrees, and a robata menu that’s only available after 8pm. Overall, the Peruvian-leaning dishes, including a flavorless chaufa-style paella, don’t leave much of an impression, but the sushi is solid. There are undoubtedly much better sushi options on Ventura Blvd., though, so Leona’s is best for someone who requires a sake cocktail and sceney ambiance with their toro nigiri.
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