The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences.

Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities.

The Best Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles

Sushi Park West Hollywood

Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great meal.  The crispy rice with spicy tuna, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, creamy popcorn shrimp, and the spicy albacore with crispy onion, is a great way to start off dining in this quaint local favorite. This place is also a celebrity magnet because it sits in-between CBS Radford Studios (filming location for some of the most popular TV dramas and sitcoms) and Universal Studios. 11680 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Katsu-ya Studio City Los Angeles Sushi

Katsu-ya Sushi Studio City

The chain of Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa will never disappoint, and won’t break the bank.  For about $40 bucks, one can order the “Trust Me” platter.  A course can include edamame, tuna sashimi, albacore sushi, salmon sushi, NZ Sea Bream, Toro handroll, yellowtail sushi, sea bass sushi, crab hand roll, and a daily special.  This menu can change, but this is a pretty good example.  There’s also the “Trust Me Lite” for smaller appetites.  Our spot is their location at 212 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.  We like to grab a cocktail first at the neighboring Mastro’s Steakhouse or Palm Restaurant to mix it up a bit.  This Sugarfish is walkable from nearby hotels including The Beverly Wilshire and The Montage.

SugarFish Sushi Beverly Hills

SugarFish Sushi Beverly Hills

Want to splurge a bit more?  Look into one of the originals…Matsuhisa by Nobu Matsuhisa Beverly Hills on La Cienega (restaurant row).  It’s been going strong since 1987 in the same spot.  Just up the street, you can also find their Nobu Los Angeles, and about 35 minutes away, enjoy seaside dining at the Nobu Malibu.

Urasawa Sushi Beverly Hills

The Exclusive Urasawa Sushi in Beverly Hills

Big spenders will want to check out the super-hidden and exclusive Urasawa located upstairs at 218 N. Rodeo Drive.  A meal here could range somewhere between $400-$1000…PER PERSON.

This is just a tiny list of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. Of course, there’s also Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles with countless sushi dining experiences.

Enjoy, and have a bottle or two of Sake for us here at Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills.  We’re already jealous!