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923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Central L.A)
(213) 687-7178
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Ranked #2,295 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $50 - $80
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

one of the great spot in Downtown. the street is covered with graffitis and is not really engaging but once you push the door you forget it. They did a good job with the venue: a large shed with paperboard chairs, a large sushi bar and a fantastic sushi selection with very fresh fish

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

R23 has been around for over 20 years. It used to be the cool hip place to go but is not any longer. The clientele seems to be on the older side now. We usually sit at the sushi bar when we go before theater at the Ahmanson. The host on our last visit was exceptional. Very attentive to our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have been on the prowl for an excellent sushi place that won't break the bank and we are now up to three different locations. A little harder to find per the address, this place had your standard sushi roll options along with chef selections, etc. We always get the spicy tuna to compare between each location and this wasn't... More 

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Mc Lean
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156 reviews 156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This restaurant is tucked into the warehouse district of LA, with the surrounding outside walls covered in griffiti art. My companion and I were two of four people upon arrival and shut the place down by the conclusion of our meal. The sushi was extremely fresh, bursting with flavor and artfully plated. Our waiter made recommendations, explaining in detail about... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food and the service were both very nice. You'd expect the good service as we were two of about 8 people in the place. That's likely due to the weird warehouse neighborhood location. The food was worth visiting for. The menu is a bit stale, in the sense that it's the same as any other fancy sushi/fusion type place... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

We ate lunch here to get the best for our buck. We had awesome sushi at a decent price. The interior was different using cardboard to make their chairs. If you are in the area for lunch it's worth the stop. I heard they are quite expensive for dinner.

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Simi Valley, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

An extraordinary place to find a elegant sushi. It's tucked among industrial/warehouse area in downtown LA where there is a large scale of awesome graffiti adorning the next building. Came here the first time about 8 years ago and really loved the ambience, especially the cardboard chairs. They still have them!! Great place for a date night. But it's a... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I purchased a discount coupon that was suppose to give us 50% off of the 7 course dinner...90% of the people also had the same coupon when I was there. This restaurant is suppose to be for the "hip and young"! Service was excellent! The "Cardboard" chairs were fun to look at and the decor of the restaurant was great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

Some of the best (and most expensive) sushi in LA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

dungeness crab salad and roasted oysters topped with sea urchin are must-haves!

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Additional Information about R-23

Address: 923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: (213) 687-7178
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm  11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm  11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm  11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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