LAReview

photo credit: Jakob Layman

Sushi Kaneyoshi review image

Sushi Kaneyoshi

If you’re looking for a luxury experience worthy of royalty, head to Sushi Kaneyoshi. Located on the basement floor of a Little Tokyo office building, this hidden sushi bar serves two versions of their nama chirashi: the original (which costs $85), plus an upgraded version packed with hard-to-find cuts like sea trout, horsehair crab, blackthroat seaperch, and shiro ebi, or white baby shrimp. It’s a dazzling, extravagant box of fish that has more seafood than your half-filled museum aquarium in Animal Crossing. From delicate slices of yellowtail to the highest-grade uni you’ll find in the game, each piece in this labor-intensive jewelry box is prepared Edo-style, a painstaking technique that involves aging and curing the fish for days, in order to highlight it’s individual flavor. What results is not only the most beautiful chirashi we’ve ever seen — but a unique collector’s item, a box that needs to be on every self-respecting chirashi fan’s shortlist. And preferably, near the top.

Featured in

.
The Best Sushi Restaurants In Los Angeles guide image
Guide
The Best Sushi Restaurants In Los Angeles

Our guide to the greatest sushi spots in LA, from incredible a la carte meals to bucket list omakase options.

The Best Restaurants In Little Tokyo guide image
Guide
The Best Restaurants In Little Tokyo

Everywhere you need to be eating and drinking in LA’s Little Tokyo.

The Best Restaurants In Downtown LA guide image
Guide
The Best Restaurants In Downtown LA

It’s one of the most exciting dining neighborhoods in the city.

The 5 Best Dishes We Ate In February guide image
Guide
The 5 Best Dishes We Ate In February

Sandwiches, kebabs, rotisserie chicken, and stew.

Suggested Reading

.
Fish Eight review image
Review
Fish Eight

Fish Eight is a sushi bar on Melrose in West Hollywood with extremely high-quality fish at affordable prices.

Sushi I-Naba review image
8.3
Review
Sushi I-Naba

Manhattan Beach’s Sushi I-Naba is one of the best sushi spots in the South Bay, and an utterly unique and special experience.

Go’s Mart review image
9.4
Review
Go’s Mart

Go’s Mart in Canoga Park is one of LA’s great sushi experiences - orange walls included.

Azay review image
8.1
Review
Azay

Azay is a half-French, half-Japanese restaurant in Little Tokyo where you’ll find the only Japanese breakfast being served in LA proper.