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R-23

923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Central L.A)
(213) 687-7178
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Ranked #1,624 of 8,471 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Valencia, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Montréal
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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

pricy, but excellent food, in a neighborhood we did not expect. Highly recommend it

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