Shunji Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant
12244 W Pico Blvd (at Bundy Dr), Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.9/10

Based on 69 votes

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Total Visitors
483
Total Visits
710
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  • What you need to know
    Vic Z.
    Omakase or Sushi Special is a great deal for the money.(6 Tips)
    DailyCandy
    ... tomatoes (his agedashi tomato tofu), as he does on octopus and Dungeness crab....(3 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    ... cuisines inflect chef Shunji Nakao's contemporary Japanese cooking. For...(2 Tips)
    Andrew V.
    All the sashimi here is great!(2 Tips)
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  • Kelly B.

    At these prices, you'd think they could finish painting the ceiling/soffit

    Kelly Bone · April 8
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  • Kelly B.

    Extremely limited vegan/vegetarian options

    Kelly Bone · April 8
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  • Andrew V.

    All the sashimi here is great!

    Andrew Vogel · March 14
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  • Vic Z.

    Everything is amazing, but definitely try the Tomato Tofu. It's incredibly good and very unique. Omakase or Sushi Special is a great deal for the money. Vegetable and cooked dishes are very good.

    Vic Zaud · January 11
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  • LA Weekly

    Named Best Sushi Los Angeles 2014 in our 2014 Best of LA issue! Read more

    LA Weekly · October 18, 2014
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  • Michael 💀 G.

    Everything.

    Michael 💀 Gross · September 22, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times

    The sushi is different every day, but the omakase will invariably include a species or two new to you. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Eater

    Shunji balances sushi & hot dishes at an attainable price in an old Depression-era chili restaurant. The sashimi plate, nigiri sushi, and tomato agadashi are worth the admission fee. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 1, 2014
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  • DailyCandy

    Chef Shunji spends as much time on tomatoes (his agedashi tomato tofu), as he does on octopus and Dungeness crab. Be just as mindful when working your way through all seven varieties of snapper.

    DailyCandy · February 14, 2014
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  • Benny B.

    Not for a Sushi novice or the non adventurous. Don't come up in here with the intention to order and dictate but bow down and be schooled by Samuri masters under the tutelage of Mr. Shunji. "Omakase"!

    Benny Blanco · December 23, 2013
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  • Eater

    Shunji takes a vegetable-centric approach to sushi in a former barbecue and chili joint in West L.A. Shunji wields incredible fish and produce in a way that's only possible in L.A.

    Eater · November 6, 2013
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  • Al D.

    From FL, best Japanese food ever!

    Al Dawson · October 5, 2013
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  • Veronica P.

    One of the best Japanese restaurant of the country. Very nice and unpretentious atmosphere, too!

    Veronica Picciafuoco · September 27, 2013
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  • Offalo O.

    Shunji will open for lunch, Mon-Fri, from noon to 2 PM, starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013. They will also be open for dinner on Sundays starting in October.

    Offalo Offalo · September 25, 2013
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  • Alex V.

    Best omakase I have had in LA so far. Pricey, but worth the treat compared to others. Tomato tofu, squid ink truffled egg, and toro platter are three of the top sushi dishes I have ever had.

    Alex Valner · August 9, 2013
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  • Heather A.

    Amazing! Be brave and go for the omakase! It was amazing!

    Heather A · June 11, 2013
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  • Los Angeles Times

    Not just a sushi bar. You expect expensive wild sea bream to be treated reverently at a sushi bar. You do not expect the same care to be taken with a carrot. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · June 6, 2013
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  • Rob H.

    I have never dined in the countryside of Japan, but Shunji is what I would expect to find if I did. It was not unrefined, quite the opposite in fact -- it was understated elegance! A must when in LA..

    Rob Harol · May 30, 2013
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  • Emily N.

    We got the Japanese Style Tasting for $100 per person and it includes this very special dessert! 4 fruits! Lol! Go to Asanebo and get your money's worth!

    Emily Nobela · May 5, 2013
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  • Tommy L.

    Not worth the money and not even close to what you would get at other top japanese restaurants such as urusawa, sushi zo or asanebo.

    Tommy L. · May 5, 2013
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  • misatoast

    とっても美味しいです! Tasting menuをいただいたのですが日本酒にあう繊細な季節のお料理とお寿司、とっても美味しかったです。

    misatoast · January 20, 2013
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  • Erin D.

    Best Japanese restaurant in LA

    Erin Dawson · September 16, 2012
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  • Tasting Table

    French and Californian cuisines inflect chef Shunji Nakao's contemporary Japanese cooking. For the full experience, order the omakase. Read more

    Tasting Table · April 30, 2012
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