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Asanebo

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Universal City Area
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11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607
(818) 760-3348
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisitely Delicious

Its nondescript location in a strip mall conceals one of the best Japanese restaurants since Nobu Matsuhisa came to town. The chef's choice tasting menu is pricey, but well worth it; you'll be treated to some of the most creative and exquisite delicacies you've ever eaten. Although there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Marc M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Its nondescript location in a strip mall conceals one of the best Japanese restaurants since Nobu Matsuhisa came to town. The chef's choice tasting menu is pricey, but well worth it; you'll be treated to some of the most creative and exquisite delicacies you've ever eaten. Although there are standard sushi and sashimi offerings, this is not your standard sushi... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Never before have I eaten at a sushi restaurant where they have been so capable of distinguishing themselves from every other sushi restaurant. It is all about ingredient quality and preparation here. Such insane attention to obtaining the best is likely what drove their Michelin star a few years ago. What is Asanebo not? It’s not about an imposing entry... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't get me wrong, the food was terrific, but the price was uncalled for. We must have had 4 or 5 people ask us what we wanted to drink. No communication. Way too much for dinner. $400 for 3 of us, and all we had to drink was beer on tap. I would not go back

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love good food, but it is not often enough that what I am eating is so good that I don't want to talk or do anything except completely concentrate on what I am tasting. This is absolutely in that category. Service also great. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love sushi and when the sushi master has been gifted with the divine ability, he can really creates a paradisiac experience. Dobin mushi, tuna and salmon sushi, sashimi were all simply delicious. I cannot think to Asanebo without having mouth-watering.

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Los Angeles, California
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386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Skinny: Parking- metered street or valet Decor- minimalist, tight spaces Food- very $$$ Service- doesn't match the prices Restroom- clean single We came here because it's close to our house and we heard it's the only place in the valley that received a Michelin star. I called to make a reservation and the gal that answered the phone said... More 

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's not just sushi but everything will amaze. We started with halibut with shaved black truffle how decadent is that? The yellowtail was maybe the best I've ever had. Chilean Seabass with daikon threads on a lettuce leaf wow. The servers are attentive but give you space.

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Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

And the waiters and waitresses are very good, and charming. They notice everything, and are quite a nice touch. Loved the food. Special occasion for us.

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Roseville, California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went here for a work dinner with a couple of colleagues. Glad I did. It was an experience. The dishes are impeccably prepared and really good. I'm almost at a loss for words. The restaurant is in an odd little strip mall that has valet parking. Don't not be detracted by this, it is worth the visit. A notable disk... More 

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Los Angeles
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

First I wat to correct some misleading information in Trip Advisor's listing for this restaurant. Price range is reported at $30-40. FYI that is for ONE dish (e.g. halibut sashimi) and the dishes, while exquisite, are TEENY TINY. These are not entrees, they are small plates - emphasis on the small. I dined there last night with my husband and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: (818) 760-3348

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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