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Hinoki & The Bird

Hinoki & The Bird

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Century City, Los Angeles
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  • Beth M.
    Beth Massing4 days ago
    Happy Hour burger is totally deserving of the hype!
  • My Lists
    My ListsMarch 26
    Tartare & sashimi, duck fried rice,little gem salad.
  • Larisa G.
    All the food was great, atmosphere and service were both nice. Parking lot nearby is a small fortune.
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenNovember 30, 2016
    The yam is amazing.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BermanOctober 9, 2016
    So disappointed on their food
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SebestaAugust 29, 2016
    Simply put......Simply the best!
  • Allegra
    AllegraAugust 13, 2016
    This place is a Can Miss
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 29, 2016
    Chef Kida mashes up two favorite summertime treats: s’mores and ice cream sandwiches. The dessert is made with brownies, vanilla ice cream rolled in chocolate crunch, and torched marshmallow. Read more
  • AMW
    AMWJuly 21, 2016
    During happy hour (Tuesday-Friday, 5:30-6:30), get a burger plus beer, wine or Miyagi Mule cocktail for $20.
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney MJuly 20, 2016
    Shrimp entree and drinks
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 12, 2016
    The lobster roll at this Japanese-American eatery is far from traditional: The meat gets a twist with a hint of citrus, green curry and basil, and it’s served on a black, charcoal bun. Read more
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurMay 31, 2016
    Adorned with gold accents, Hinoki & the Bird’s chic space and minimal bar setup provides a stylish spot to snag a handcrafted cocktail. Read more
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksApril 14, 2016
    For a world class experience of Japanese cuisine, look no further than Hinoki and the Bird. Highlights include the beef tartare, black cod and lobster roll. Read more
  • Benson B.
    Benson BleierMarch 3, 2016
    Overpriced mediocre food. I ordered a lot of options off the menu and nothing was memorable.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksFebruary 18, 2016
    Hinoki & the Bird is serving up a ICHIBA tasting menu every Wednesday evening, with only the best ingredients that chef Brandon Kida finds at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market that morning.
  • Eugenia L.
    Eugenia LagunaJanuary 14, 2016
    One of the best food in LA! Awesome
  • Rob
    RobDecember 24, 2015
    All the food was excellent... Really, nothing was sub par. Especially liked the grilled octopus and the mussels.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    Amazing food. The atmosphere is pure LA
  • Feef
    FeefJuly 29, 2015
    Yummiest weirdest black sandwich(Lobster Rolls) I've ever had👅.. The atmosphere is spectacular💙.. Lovely staff
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJune 24, 2015
    Tasty spicy lobster roll on a black bun. The miso cod was delish as were the yellowtail and hamachi crudo. The short ribs were good, but the pork belly was amazing!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.June 20, 2015
    Share dishes (eg., kale w/almonds & pecorino; pumpkin toast; Hinoki black cod) & try their specialty drinks, too (eg, "son of a bee sting" - gin, ginger, lemon, rose water). Very unique place indeed!
  • DJ R.
    DJ RydeenMay 15, 2015
    Aside from the ridiculous $28 parking, this hotel lounge/bar is well worth the experience. Every item we tried was a MOFOing delicacy. The miso mochi is seriously out of this world.
  • Mahlet
    MahletMarch 19, 2015
    Black Cod, Crab Toast, Bok Choy
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JoshiFebruary 28, 2015
    Service is spotty but food is very good. Grilled mushrooms are incredible.
  • Eva B.
    Eva BakoucheFebruary 26, 2015
    Very trendy place. Take the Black Code.
  • A7med
    A7medNovember 29, 2014
    Try the black cod and the chicken .. Very nice
  • Steve Scott S.
    Steve Scott SpringerNovember 27, 2014
    Love everything about it.
  • Marleine P.
    Marleine PacilioOctober 17, 2014
    one of my favorite places. the roasted yam is ridiculous. a must. and the beef tartare is silky, fresh and perfectly seasoned. can't wait to go back and have more.
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WebsterAugust 30, 2014
    delicious, but definitely an older, business-y crowd
  • Jean M.
    Jean MarieAugust 17, 2014
    Amazing service, great food, and extensive wine list. I had a party in my mouth that didn't want to end.
  • Edward L.
    Edward LeuAugust 14, 2014
    get their lobster roll
  • Youngho C.
    Youngho ChoAugust 9, 2014
    Hanoki Black Cod us the best main dish and pork chop is also good
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonAugust 7, 2014
    EVERYTHING is good. FYI Don't wear a Japanese denim shirt like I did. It's the uniform for all of their servers...
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    The attention to the sense of touch is clear in the melting softness of that black cod, in the silken beef tartare, in the wetness of the chili crab toast matched with the cucumber underneath. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Is Hinoki and the Bird a boozy small-plates restaurant reliant on luxury ingredients or an atmospheric Japanese restaurant overlaid with American excess? Kind of both. Read more
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    The walls are lined with fragrant cedar and one of the most popular dishes, the black cod, is infused tableside with hinoki smoke. Read more
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    The drinks are by a mixologist from Milk & Honey and the Asian-inspired menu still incorporates the fresh, healthy fare Myers is known for, including a raved about lobster roll and kale salad. Read more
  • Amelie B.
    Amelie BJuly 26, 2014
    My new fave place in LA. There is (amazing) food for everyone. Beef tartare is amongst the best I ve had, and black cod is - wait for it - better than nobu. So tender. Great vibe
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WJuly 23, 2014
    pork belly, hamachi, and deffffinitely some of those miso donuts...
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 1, 2014
    In one of the most unique restaurant spaces in town, Hinoki & the Bird remains a world-class eatery under the helm of Kuniko Yagi, who adds East & Southeast Asian touches to the menu.[Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Roman Z.
    Roman ZhiJune 14, 2014
    European servings, american prices
  • Jade D.
    Jade DuongMay 23, 2014
    These pumpkin crostini's are heaven.
  • Damon P.
    Damon PurvisMay 3, 2014
    Fried crispy chicken
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BApril 11, 2014
    Try the okra...perfect blend of fresh, crisp, salt and heat! As a Southerner, I know my okra.
  • K Y.
    K YuloMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Food, music, interiors were perfect for Friday night. Jamal Lane creates playlists for the owner to use as H&B OST.
  • @irabrianmiller
    @irabrianmillerFebruary 8, 2014
    Great drinks and apps. +2 pts if you spot someone from CAA.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SteyerFebruary 4, 2014
    Order the black cod! Great vibe
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SteyerJanuary 8, 2014
    Order the cod! Kale salad is a must too
  • Chris L.
    Chris LJanuary 6, 2014
    Jonathan Gold's 10 Best Dish: Hinoki-scented black cod
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChangDecember 30, 2013
    Reservations can be a hassle. Go early and grab a seat at the bar for dinner.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LinDecember 22, 2013
    Hinoki & the Bird is located in LA, but it belongs to the World
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LamDecember 20, 2013
    Miso mochi! Black cod! Also read the sign before you just pull into the structure. Probably parked in the wrong one cause it was $28.
  • Spoon W.
    Spoon WestDecember 16, 2013
    Try the monkfish. Delicious ~
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilDecember 1, 2013
    Also: Miso doughnuts
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilDecember 1, 2013
    They aren't kidding about that cod
  • Gail H.
    Gail HNovember 21, 2013
    Chili crab toast pls!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AlexanderNovember 18, 2013
    Great specialty cocktails and one of a kind entrees.
  • BJ F.
    BJ F.November 13, 2013
    Gimme some more sweet baby Jane. Everything was delish. Try the crab toast and the yams.
  • Kira G.
    Kira GlasteinNovember 9, 2013
    Lunch options were impressive. Great service. Try the crab toast and curry monkfish!
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorenoSeptember 30, 2013
    Kale salad, black cod, and skate wing are must haves!
  • Carolyn
    CarolynSeptember 22, 2013
    Everything was fabulous. You can't go wrong.
  • John P.
    John ParsonsSeptember 7, 2013
    The crispy marinated chicken is equal to the best fried chicken I've ever had
  • Peter S.
    Peter SAugust 29, 2013
    You may look like an idiot trying to open the door, so let someone do it for you. Even if you do end up looking like an idiot, the meal will be worth it.
  • Duke H.
    Duke HagenburgerJuly 24, 2013
    Now open for lunch!
  • Rebecca K.
    Rebecca KaplanJuly 7, 2013
    Pumpkin toast!
  • Wallpaper* Magazine
    Wallpaper* MagazineJune 10, 2013
    Housed in an upscale 42-storey tower. The menu is inspired by the Silk Road, try the grilled drunken duck breast and hinoki-scented black cod served with a piece of the namesake hinoki cypress wood. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 6, 2013
    A fusion of complex, ritualized Japanese kaiseki cuisine with modern California small-plates cooking, like the black cod served under smoldering sheets of the Japanese cedar hinoki. Read more
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MergeanianMay 31, 2013
    The spicy crab toast is delicious. A definite must try!
  • CPlusM C.
    Try the cotton cheesecake when done so yummy!
  • q chi T.
    q chi TranMay 12, 2013
    Loved the crab toast, lobster roll, pork belly calamari, the miso donuts, cottage cheese cake. Beautiful restaurant and good service. Great plates of food to share.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BesserMay 10, 2013
    Fantastic food & great space! Highlights include crab toast, pumpkin toast, beef tartare & black cod. Kale salad was bland, lobster roll was nothing special & didn't love desserts. Great meal overall!
  • neel
    neelApril 21, 2013
    loved the black cod. ask to sit on the patio.
  • Linhda T.
    Linhda TranApril 17, 2013
    My favorite meal of 2013! Every dish was amazing especially the crab cakes and cocktails.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KMarch 24, 2013
    I love how negronis are the new trendy cocktail. Four delicious takes on the classic here. Highly recommend the Kingston negroni if you want a tropical twist.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DiiorioMarch 14, 2013
    Food is amazing. Lobster Roll, Chili Crab Toast and Skate Wing are a must.
  • Maritess 💋 C.
    Maritess 💋 CFebruary 23, 2013
    Really amazing food. Everything tasted delicious! Patio is cute. My favs on the menu were the mussels, salmon and pumpkin toast. And for dessert the miso mochi is a MUST!
  • Kiat 明.
    Kiat 明February 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    THE most perfect meal in LA of 2013. If you can handle the heat (and you're Asian), you must get the Sambal Skate Wing #ToDieFor
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumFebruary 11, 2013
    Always a sweet ending at Hinoki & the Bird. Kalamansi-shiso sorbet, black sesame ice cream with lemon and hibiscus, miso ice cream with butterscotch and togarashi, and matcha zephyr.
  • Marie M.
    Marie MasterJanuary 23, 2013
    Amazing on point service! Food is very tasty. No pretense here...just delicious food, friendly people and homey yet sexy atmosphere
  • Guía P.
    Guía PlanetingOctober 17, 2014
    Si estás en Los Ángeles y buscas un restaurante que te deje sin palabras... Hinoki & The Bird Read more
  • Julia A.
    Julia AkimovaSeptember 12, 2013
    Потрясающее место
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