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Asanebo

11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607 (Universal City Area)
(818) 760-3348
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Ranked #9 of 8,462 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

decided on this venue for dinner after reading the reviews here, and we were not disappointed. we sat at the bar right in front of the sushi station and chatted with (I assume) the head chef (and owner, according to the waitress). we ate a Japanese tomato starter served with crab meat in a ponzu broth; fried green peppers; soft... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

As others mentioned, the restaurant is really small, but they do take reservations. The sushi is fresh and delicious. We ate sashimi at the bar, uni, sweet shrimp, jumbo clam, scallop, etc. The bill was high and we ended up eating a 2nd dinner at home, but it was a fantastic treat.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went here on a whim after a day of driving around. We waited outside on the benches for about 30 mins, and were then sat at the sushi bar. What a treat. The daily specials (fish I had never heard of) were delectable. The staff is eager to give recommendations "Do you like yellow tail? Then I would recommend..."... More

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Topanga, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Japanese food is very competitive in Los Angeles with many good spots. Yet this place stands out as one of the best. There is a section of the menu with House Signature Dishes and they almost made me tear up they were so amazing. The Yellowtail with spicy Yuzu/soy, the seafood ceviche, the Chilled steamed Uni....blah blah blah. Unique... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Sushi and sashimi. Visited there two times within 6 months and will go back again whenever visited LA.

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Burbank, California
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76 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Went last night for the first time. Do not let the location deter you, this is a great sushi restaurant Fish is so fresh, you can tell the owner gets first dibs. Service is wonderful. Kanpachi sashimi dish was crazy good. But the Toro was even better. Tempura fresh corn was outstanding. Do not come here for California Rolls, this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

...but price feels like it rides more on it's fame... I would definitely recommend to fine Japanese cusine lovers with deep pockets.

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cairo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Dined here on a evening on our recent trip to Los Angeles. The best Sushis that I had so far. Very good staff. Service very good and had a really great evening

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Odd location, in a tiny strip mall--but well worth it. Ordered the miso clam soup-delicious! Also ordered a variety of sushi rolls. Every single one was spot on and very fresh. A bit on the pricey side, but worth every bite. Can't go wrong with this place-GO!

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calabasas
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

There are probably a hundred Japanese restaurants (including a half dozen of LA's best) between my home in the West Valley and Asanebo. My wife and I happily blow by all of them for dinner at Asanebo. Strictly speaking, I'm not sure it's a Japanese restaurant. We've had meals here where we never saw a grain of rice. Cooked dishes... More

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