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Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills
83 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • omakase
  • black cod
  • sashimi
  • tempura
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  • Reemz
    ReemzDecember 7, 2016
    Chicken dumpling with truffle sauce, dry miso salad, Tiradito, white fish sashimi with dried miso, yellowtail jalapeño and black cod are superb
  • Masha M.
    Masha MashaOctober 18, 2016
    Amazing food, great service. love this place!
  • Bekki K.
    Bekki KangSeptember 13, 2016
    Had omakase and loved everything up to dessert
  • Alex S.
    Alex SilvaSeptember 2, 2016
    Food is wonderful
  • Madhawi
    MadhawiAugust 30, 2016
    One of my fav!
  • Noura S.
    Noura S.August 28, 2016
    Pretty much everything here is great.. I would recommend Creamy rock shrimps, spicy tuna with crispy rice, yellowtail with jalapeño, and of course SUSHI
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonJuly 28, 2016
    Yellowtail Jalepeno
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaJuly 17, 2016
  • Noura S.
    Noura S.June 16, 2016
    Yummmmyyyyuu!! Everything is good here
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 23, 2015
    "I have a tradition where I take my kids here every year for a 15-course meal... Whatever the chef serves is fine with me." Chef Joachim Splichal Read more
  • Simon G.
    Simon GideonAugust 31, 2015
    Truly, I could eat here every day. They have a chef's menu that is a must try at least once. Come for more than sushi, the Black cod is over the top excellent!
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 26, 2015
    Wagyu toban yaki and inaniwa udon yum yum yum
  • Lindsey H.
    Lindsey HoganApril 25, 2015
    The Omakase was a transcendent food experience!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PurnerApril 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order, let them bring
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriFebruary 11, 2015
    Incredible, fresh sushi! Basically Nobu's menu without the 4 week wait.
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 27, 2015
    The original Nobu restaurant before all the Nobus. Must try if u are a Japanese fan. The cooked dishes are amazing.
  • Ekaterina N.
    Ekaterina NJanuary 3, 2015
    Sashimi and unfiltered sake
  • L S.
    L StearnsJanuary 1, 2015
    Oh my goodness! Best sushi ever! Pricy!
  • Susan D.
    Susan DarlingDecember 8, 2014
    Matsuhisa the man was here the night we are in. All of the dishes are well prepared and delicious. I would ask the server for their suggestions. Tempura crab claw and all the sashimi was my fave
  • JP P.
    JP ParkDecember 7, 2014
    Get an early reservation and take advantage of a really well priced Omakase. You may even get a chance to meet Chef Nobu himself!
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoSeptember 6, 2014
    Add in pieces of albacore and spanish mackerel to your sushi order
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoSeptember 6, 2014
    This is the best sushi on the west coast. Hands down. Low-key and casual atmosphere, but the sushi is so serious. Trust any and all recommendations.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoSeptember 6, 2014
    The Black Cod with Miso is exceptional and should definitely be in your order.
  • 👹 Michael B.
    👹 Michael Boaz 👹August 27, 2014
    Great Sushi, exactly the experience I was looking for
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikAugust 25, 2014
    So damn goooooood
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    Where it all started
  • мацяч Ͼ.
    мацяч ϾÐAugust 9, 2014
    Absolutely amazingly delicious sushi, best in town!!! Yumm!!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    As flashy as his Nobu restaurants can be, as vast as his global empire has become, the heart of Nobu Matsuhisa's cooking still seems to be in his modest original sushi bar. Read more
  • Michael U.
    Michael UdemMay 17, 2014
    Skip #Nobu and realize #Matsuhia, a family owned restaurant and first success in its original location) is much better regardless of similarities.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AFebruary 19, 2014
    Get the omakase! Good experience. Great place for a celebration as they take care of you well.
  • Brad B.
    Brad BarrishFebruary 11, 2014
    Omakase FTW!
  • Sam P.
    Sam PezzulloDecember 4, 2013
    The chef is famous for Nobu, but this place is much better, and unassuming, without all the frills. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. The soft-shell crab roll was amazing, and super fresh!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneNovember 26, 2013
    Even vegans can eat well here. ;)
  • TH 全.
    TH 全November 24, 2013
    soft crab roll was good and made me feel full at last. They had raw octopus nigiri - it was very delicious. Desert - youkan with kinako ice was good.
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They open for lunch at 11:45.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LSeptember 15, 2013
    NB, special gluten free menu avail on request.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GopalSeptember 6, 2013
    The original and still the best!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GiorgadzeJuly 31, 2013
    Now I realize why De Niro could not live without it! Mind blowing food, amazing service and a very special atmosphere!
  • Alli F.
    Alli FriedmanJuly 27, 2013
    Anything you order will be amazing
  • Chris G.
    Chris GilibertiJuly 22, 2013
    Wagyu gyoza.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DillonJuly 21, 2013
    Unbelievable. Worth every single penny.
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca C.June 28, 2013
    Sweet shrimp tempura is a must! Sushi is delicious!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJune 9, 2013
    Dare I say I love this more than nobu?? The black cod, spinach salad, taco, and salmon sashimi are incredible
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the one or two most important chefs ever to come out of Los Angeles, combining izakaya cooking and Peruvian flavors into a style that inspired chefs all around the world. Read more
  • Adiel C.
    Adiel CloudApril 12, 2013
    Make a reservation because the staff will be incredibly rude, rush your through your meal, and act like your money isn't worth as much to them if you don't.
  • alex g.
    alex gordonFebruary 18, 2013
    lovin life
  • Anton K.
    Anton KolpakovJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Strickly recommended for sushi lovers!
  • Hermina S.
    Hermina SobhrajJanuary 10, 2013
    Delicious food and a perfect birthday dinner
  • Sukhjeet
    SukhjeetJune 9, 2012
    Japanese, more like fusion Peruvian-Japanese, good sushi but famous for other plates, order the "omakase" (mean's chef's choice), need reservation or take a chance at the bar, good for an occasion
  • Роман Б.
    Роман БеспаленкоMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pasword for wifi ilovesushi
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoApril 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you log into the Matsuhisa Guest wifi, the password is "ilovesushi"
  • Sasha C.
    Sasha CApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Private sushi bar makes me feel as if I'm in a quaint sushi bar in Japan
  • Sasha C.
    Sasha CApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Private room makes u feel as if u r in a quaint place in Japan
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    This location is the original of this chef's US locations. I honestly don't think it's the best, but you have to go just because it's the first!
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 9, 2012
    Expensive? Yes. Delicious? Yes.
  • Stefano C.
    Stefano CanzioDecember 9, 2011
    probably the only place in the world where you can meet Mr. Matsuhisa, owner of the more famous Nobu
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneNovember 19, 2011
    The waiters know exactly where fish is hiding in seemly vegetarian dishes and will steer you away from them!
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't miss the yellowtail with jalapeño or the crispy rice w/spicy tuna.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 22, 2011
    miso glazed black cod invented here. LOL.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LearyOctober 11, 2011
    They can make a vegetable udon noodle bowl that's delicious and totally vegan if you ask.
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sushi bars are the greatest option for solo diners, and never pour your own sake- it's bad luck.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BhirombhakdiSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    indiginous crabs in spicy cheese sauce
  • Davinci Virtual
    Davinci VirtualJune 15, 2011
    A top sushi restaurant founded by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa allows for a hip and modern feel paired with fresh flavors that always leaves guests satisfied. The omakase is highly recommended!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    This is still the best black cod with miso in town. Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth.
  • Vicki H.
    Vicki HongApril 13, 2011
    Really enjoyed the cold scallop and kiwi. Skip the rock shrimp. Spicy tuna and crispy rice served in a novel way!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandarsMarch 8, 2011
    Hot dishes. Cold. Sashimi. It's all best here. The decor screams 80s and it's a nice romantic touch that it hasn't been altered at it's essence since Nobu Matsuhisa opened it in that decade.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 18, 2011
    The black cod is divine, probably the best I've ever had.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 1, 2010
    The DNA upon which the Nobu empire was built, Mats is celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first restaurant ever, and his best by a margin. Locals who hate on it are lying to themselves. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 18, 2010
    One of my favorite places. -Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of NJ
  • LINDA S.
    LINDA STRAWBERRYNovember 8, 2010
    Nobu. I dream of the black cod. It is like butter and sugar. Ask for the sweet corn tempura. It isn't on the menu. :)
  • Original Penguin
    Original PenguinOctober 28, 2010
    Sit back and experience the miso-glazed black cod, the tempura rock shrimp, and, of course, the brilliant sushi that started it all. This is one of the cradles of American sushi civilization.
  • D.A. W.
    D.A. WallachOctober 18, 2010
    Love it. Get the corn tempura.
  • Bloompy B.
    Bloompy BonvivantJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If not ordering the omakase, try the Asparagus in Hollandaise sauce topped with Ikura (salmon roe). For ice cream, try the Nobu Beer.
  • John A.
    John AntoniusJuly 9, 2010
    This is the guy who started Nobu, no menu's just enjoy what they send you. Ironically two blocks from Nobu, Bevrly Hills. Read more
  • Bloompy B.
    Bloompy BonvivantJune 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Matsuhisa is Nobu's family enterprise and is a hangout for old & loyal Nobu fans. Small space, lively atmosphere with equally great food as the other Nobu LA and Malibu, if you want to be seen/heard. Read more
  • Lisa Jey D.
    Lisa Jey DavisMay 7, 2010
    Go for an early dinner on a Tuesday, and you'll get right in. You may even spot some Hollywood power players.
  • jeffrey m.
    jeffrey merrihueApril 25, 2010
    The original Nobu is in a modest room serving wonderfully creative plates of hot and cold combinations.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    You can't help but feel the Chef’s passion for his cuisine once you're inside. Make sure to order an Omakase menu with, of course, his signature sake. -Roy Yamaguchi, Top Chef Masters
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    If you want amazing sushi, go to Matsuhisa. It’s a more low-key, simple sushi bar in Los Angeles. Delicious sushi! -Candice Kumai, Top Chef
  • Dario M.
    Dario MeliSeptember 7, 2009
    eat the chocolate bento box for dessert. it's epic in taste but not in size.
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KaJanuary 15
    Это лучший японский ресторан в котором я бывал в мире! Именно это место дало рождение сети Nobu. Попробуйте чираши и фирменные роллы с крабом
  • 💖Zay A.
    💖Zay AGAugust 12, 2016
    Lo mas delicioso que hay! Me encantó 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼🙌🏼 Black cod with miso, chilean seabass, sushi roll the baked crab!! 😋 and the house special 👌🏼🙌🏼😋
  • Kattia H.
    Kattia HernandezJuly 8, 2014
    La sopa udon con tempura para comenzar y dejar espacio para pedir no una sino dos porciones del delicioso sushi de soft shell crab.
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