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Kinokawa Japanese Restaurant

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1611 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-4927
562-427-8737
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Very Good Japanese Restaurant

We have been going to this restaurant for 20 years and have never been disappointed with it. The food is good and the prices are competitive. It could use a little updating in its décor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Greg H
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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seal beach,ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was the first place I ever had Japanese food in the late 70's. Last night we went back for dinner and were not disappointed. The sushi was great, the dinner was perfectly prepared and service was friendly. It is a hidden gem in Long Beach.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to my favorite Sushi Bar - Junson (Jun) is the head sushi chef and he made our normal Japanese sea scallops with meyer lemon.. can i just say OMG! Also had the Jeff&Marta Roll that is great as well. If you want a great Sushi Experience you have to visit this place and say hi to Audrey!

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for 20 years and have never been disappointed with it. The food is good and the prices are competitive. It could use a little updating in its décor.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Maybe our mistake was to go on a Friday night. They've been open for a while, but they treat customers as if it is their first night open...ever. Disorganized! Three different people came to us when we were waiting in line. No tables were open, they knew that…but they came to check the line. Why? They did nothing. We saw... More 

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Cerritos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

After reading reviews my fiancé and I were craving some sushi and decided to stop here. We arrived here at 1:35pm only to find that the door was locked and had closed sign. I then call and a lady picks up. I ask if their open and she said yes and informed her that the door was locked. She then... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Had lunch here the other day, which is the time I usually come here. Everything was good and fresh as it usually is. These guys do a nice job so I will definately be back soon.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Kinokawas is a great traditional Japanese restaurant and as soon as you walk in, you'll know why. The decor is very old school and they even have traditional eating rooms with tatami mats if you're so inclined--but don't be weary, there are plenty of tables and a huge sushi bar as well. The prices are reasonable, but not cheap. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Very Japanese; from everyone working there wearing kimonos; to table seating on pillows on the floor; no shoes please. Sushi and Japanese food.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Just ate dinner here tonight after not having been back for about 5 years... just a little out of my way... but after having tried othere Japanese restaurants in my area of Long Beach and beyond, Kinokawa is just the best! The perfect ginger salad dressing, the miso soup...both with just the right textures, consistancy and flavors... the bean sprouts... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Kinokawa is a place that goes WAY back. Luckily, they have kept it updated and clean but traditionally Japanese in decor. There are several rooms so it feels fairly private no matter where you sit. They are in the California Heights neighborhood at Wardlow and Walnut and have a lot for parking. They have traditional dishes like teriyaki, udon, katsu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1611 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-4927
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-427-8737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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