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3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 836-6252
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is a small house in a common corner in LA. We were prepared for a fancy place but we were surprised. This place makes perfect honor for the simplicity of the Japanese culture. The decoration is very simple. But.... The food is totally the opposite Greatness , heaven, crazy, amazing are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Offers Japanese cuisine. The word delightful wouldn’t suffice for the time and thought that were put into the preparation of each dish. each dish taste as good as it looks. My only complaint is that they serve tiny portions. A highly recommended restaurant for those who are looking for a gastronomical delight.

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Bogota, Colombia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is a small house in a common corner in LA. We were prepared for a fancy place but we were surprised. This place makes perfect honor for the simplicity of the Japanese culture. The decoration is very simple. But.... The food is totally the opposite Greatness , heaven, crazy, amazing are the words you listen from.other tables. The... More 

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USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband is a total foodie and usually doesn't gush over food unless he truly thinks its sensational. Well, the first time we went to N/Naka for his birthday he gushed over every course of the meal, and when it was time to decide where to eat for his birthday this year, he said N/Naka without hesitation. I guess you... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 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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17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3455 S. Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
  • 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

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