Los Angeles is a wonderful place to be if you’re a Japanese food aficionado. There are entire neighborhoods dedicated to cuisine: Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, Sawtelle Japantown on the Westside, and the suburban Japanese culinary destination that is the South Bay.
Sushi Row is a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley that gets its name from the area's many raw fish specialists. Often overlooked when it comes to the conversation of sushi in Los Angeles, it seems, are the restaurants along Ventura outside of Studio City. While the majority of them are heavy on the rolls and cater to a more Westernized crowd, it’s a good place to frequent during happy hour or if you’re looking to schedule an epic food crawl. Read on for the best sushi restaurants on Sushi Row and beyond.
The Los Angeles sushi trend started in the San Fernando Valley during the 1980s, and since then L.A. has continued to dominate this arena, attracting the best sushi talent in America. Surprisingly, you don’t have to spend top dollar for the best sushi in L.A. - you just need to know where to go. Read on for our guide to L.A.'s top sushi deals.