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N/Naka

3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 836-6252
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing meal - from the attentive but not over-the-top service, to the food, to the presentation. Without a written menu, every course came as a lovely surprise, and all were phenomenal. A perfect orchestration of flavors. Plus nice touches like some of the produce being from the chef's garden. Yes, it's expensive, but Chef Nakayama is a genius. The place... More

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Expect to enjoy a two-plus hour true kaiseki. There is a wining paring offer; we chose to sample various sake... and I believe a better experience. The staff is caring- asking if the pace of the thirteen courses was as we would like it to be.... explaining each creation and its origin... when I inquired about the wonderful tea, a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Immaculate attention to detail of service: explanation of each presentation, watchful eye of bus boy to remove remnants of beautiful platings, wine bottle kept in ice bucket close by and poured when needed, black lacquer tray cleaned for next presentation--could well have been in Old Japan, austere surroundings, delightful kaiseki dinner which is only thing served.

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Los Angeles
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wow! What an incredible evening. What a journey of incredible tastes! This place is amazing! The decor is simple, zen. No sign outside. Just a feeling of peace and elegance when you walk into the simple room. The service is impeccable. Our waitress became our friend and guide on this amazing journey of tastes. The food was fabulous and so... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everything, from the reception was perfect. Entire team was really aware of all plates and all we're very special. Yuna (sorry if I wrote it wrong) was my attendant and it was perfect, any flavor, wine pairing and experience she knew how to explain to me. The great final was when the chef came for a little chat, she was... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Be prepared to have your life changed.. I meant your sushi or Japanese life changed. Never knew i'd found such a gem in LA! Located at not such a good location, n/naka turns out to be the best Japanese restaurant I have ever eaten at in LA! Even better than Urasawa! Yep, read that right.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chef Niki Nakayama's modern take on kaiseki is a 14 (I think, I lost count) course tour of the best ideas in japanese cuisine with a few twists that make the whole experience feel delightful with each course. By the time you get to the three sushi courses served in rapid succession near the end of the meal, you have... More

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Santa Monica, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is my current favorite Los Angeles restaurant. There is nothing that I do not love about the place: the service, the ambiance, the food, the plating and the general vibe of elegant modesty. You would never know that this smallish 24 to 30 seater is LA's finest for quality of food, service and ambiance. Chef Niki Nakayama's creativity is... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This review is based on a dinner for four along with the sake pairing from last year. I can't believe that this restaurant does not get more press, and I think it is a travesty that this restaurant does not have at least two Michelin stars. It easily blows away the other Michelin-starred restaurants in LA, and it belongs in... More

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Fullerton, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

From start to finish, each bite was explained to us.. It is a seasonal menu featuring fresh food, especially accompanied by garden-grown veggies. The sushi was divine. We have never had rice so perfect. The plating and sequence of dishes was exacting, and the sake selection was so impressive. The chef is so celebrated, we were surprised to see her... More

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