We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

n/naka

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-6252
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Dining Experience

I dined here three times last year and each time the dinner was very special as far as the taste, presentation and service. It is not often that I go back to the same restaurant, but n'naka is an exception and well worth the price, after all, it is less exepnsive than flight to Japan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
rita20152015
,
Santa Monica, California
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I went with family for the small set meal. The portions are not large so it was a variety of tastes and textures. There were only subtle flavors that I could not understand. I am not sure if it is my lack of sophistication, but I couldn't appreciate each dish as it was presented to the fullest degree and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I dined here three times last year and each time the dinner was very special as far as the taste, presentation and service. It is not often that I go back to the same restaurant, but n'naka is an exception and well worth the price, after all, it is less exepnsive than flight to Japan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

See title. Among the finest dinners I've enjoyed in the last decade. Top flight service, relaxing ambience, and the freshest ingredients. Just go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Level Contributor
76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I am a chef and I decided to try this restaurant for myself. Having heard all of the rave reviews It was something I just needed to do. Yes the food was good, but not what it is hyped up to be. The prices of course were outrageous but hey this is L.A. and it is to be expected at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clovis, California
Level Contributor
240 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Most dishes are quite well presented, beautiful, and tasty. A few were quite bland and need some work. The pasta with abalone was excellent, along with the branzino and the uni preparations. More sparkling wines should be offered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My boyfriend booked this restaurant from looking at trip advisor ratings, as it was ranked #1. I wasn't expecting to be blown away but not only was the food amazing, the entire experience was topped off with incredible wine and saki. We sat next to an interesting, lovely couple from LA who gave us insight into the show that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
300 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

N/Naka is a kaiseki restaurant by Niki Nakashima. It is a highly personal, sensory experience featuring a set 13 course menu. they have vegetable courses, soup course, meat courses, dessert course, sashimi course and chef's choice course. I think the menu changes every day based on what they have fresh. Also they specialize in doing strange pairings that work for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
vancouver bc
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing meal. Simply the best sushi or Japanese food that I've ever had. In fact one of the best restaurants I have been to.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Level Contributor
131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an amazing place. A very small (probably around 10 tables), cozy little place located in a place where its very difficult to find street parking (thank goodness there is a valet service). You can tell the Chef really pours her heart and soul into each dish. Loved the fact that she chooses local ingredients where possible (ie Uni... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I wanted to visit a good restaurant before the arrival of our third baby. We both love Japanese food and was keen to visit N/Naka after reading all the wonderful reviews. I'll start with a list of what we loved about the service, the food part is to follow: -They have a vegetarian option and they accommodated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed n/naka also viewed

 

Been to n/naka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about n/naka

Address: 3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone Number: (310) 836-6252
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (310) 836-6252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of n/naka and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from n/naka staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?