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11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607 (Universal City Area)
(818) 760-3348
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Ranked #214 of 8,644 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Either we came on a really bad day - or there are lots of people reviewing here who have never ate, good sushi. Simply put, some of the good here is unforgivabley bad, starting with poor quality (or old) rice, not warm, not seasoned correctly and if they can't get the rice right, then what does that say about the... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant never fails. Even though I've been eating Japanese food for my entire life, they always surprise me with something delicious that I've never had before. It's rare to find a restaurant that every dish is so tasty.

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Freelton, On
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Delicious! Such an array of different dishes that I had never heard of. We went with some friends that are regulars and they ordered for us. It was really good. I had things I would have never eaten before and was pleasently surprised! I would recommend it and I will return!

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I LOVE sushi and I have eaten it in a lot of great sushi restaurants (LA, NY, SF, Tokyo) This particular row of Ventura Blvd in the San Fernando valley has many fine sushi restaurants but Asanebo was out of this world DIVINE. EVERY piece was exceptional, toro, sockeye salmon, yellow tail, halibut.....WOW. Truly delicious. will definitely go back again.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My Husband surprised me with a visit to this wonderful Restaurant. The Sushi was some of the Best we have ever had (and we love High End Sushi).. We are very fussy about where we try and we were not dis-appointed. The wait staff were knowledgable about the food they were giving us. We enjoyed the five course Menu, a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you want some real sushi, like from japan, come here. If you want rolls and Americanized bull, don't come here. I am beyond picky, and have never been disappointed. Staff is top notch, never waiting on anything ever. I would eat here everyday if i could afford it. Conch is a must have dish, if it is your first... More 

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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Additional Information about Asanebo

Address: 11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607
Phone Number: (818) 760-3348
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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