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11266 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (LAX Area)
(818) 508-1800
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Ranked #2,387 of 8,575 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: LAX Area
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Neighborhood: LAX Area
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North Hills
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274 reviews 274 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Quaint but small, it’s a nice change of place from your typical sushi bar. Beer, wine and sake only. My dinner consisted of the cold spinach plate, baked Japanese pumpkin (Kobocha) with honey, Tiger Prawns with garlic and a nice, cold bottle of Kikusui Junmai Ginjo sake. Everything was delicious. The service was also very good. The tab was just... More

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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This restaurant does not have very many food choices for vegetarians. The restaurant was small, but very clean. Overall, there was not many items on the menu.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Eggplant is a very good Japanese restaurant. I love their Cooked Honey Roll, Pumpkin LA, and Pumpkin Crispy Rice. Service might be slow, but it is still worth it. I would definitely come here again!

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Mountain View, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We've eaten at many Japanese restaurants both here in the US and also in Japan. We were really impressed with the quality and taste of the dishes at Eggplant. The tempura was fried light and crispy and served while still very hot. The salads were very fresh and dressings were not overwhelming. The sushi was also very tasty and good... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

As you drive down Ventura Blvd in Studio City, you will pass MANY Japanese/sushi restaurants. Give Eggplant a try-you will not be disappointed. The food is delightfully good and the ambiance is simple and cozy. Try the plum sake!

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

First of all, we love this place. Do NOT be put off by any negative reviews. The people that are in a terrible hurry should just go to In-N-Out, not Eggplant. They are small, but they really do have personal service. They make everything to order, and it is not sitting on a pre cooked plate in the back. They... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Among lots of restaurants along Ventura Blvd, Eggplant stands out not because it is the fanciest, but because it is not. Just simple, well-cooked, reasonably-priced Japanese food with friendly, attentive but not obtrusive service. On a recent business trip to LA, I ended with an evening with friends we decided to do Japanese. None of us are Japanese, but three... More

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