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2891 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
+1 805-446-7001
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A message from Kaminari Staff: Thank you all for supporting our...
A message from Kaminari Staff: Thank you all for supporting our restaurant through the years! It has been our absolute delight in serving you with the #1 best- rated sushi in the Conejo Valley area. Without you all we would not be here today and we would just like to thank you for the support and love you have given us! Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi that rivals Japan's best. The owner / head chef moved to CA from Japan in the late 1970's. He opened his first family-owned restaurant and has since flourished and transformed to what we see today at Kaminari Sushi. Now with over 30 years of experiences and memories of sharing his dishes to the locals and visitors alike, there's no other that takes so much pride and care to creating beautiful & delicious sushi with great service. From exciting & new sushi rolls to the delicately cut fresh fish at its purest form, we cater to every hardcore sushi lover or newcomer. Please join us and experience a little slice of Japan!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reeeaaaally great sashimi!

I love sashimi and most of the time Japanese restaurants fail at this "no cooking" plate. I experienced the famous/break your budget "Q" restaurant for an Omakasi feast, and after that it was even harder to accept a thin slab of raw fish presented as a "sashimi" dish served with plastic Shiso... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Myriam C
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Moorpark, California
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Moorpark, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love sashimi and most of the time Japanese restaurants fail at this "no cooking" plate. I experienced the famous/break your budget "Q" restaurant for an Omakasi feast, and after that it was even harder to accept a thin slab of raw fish presented as a "sashimi" dish served with plastic Shiso imitation. Kaminari sashimi was awesome! delicate absolutely lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner here during the week based on the amazing reviews...don't get me wrong, it was good, just not great. We have another sushi place in the area we like better, so I don't think we'll be back. Again, worth trying and absolutely nothing to complain about, but I just don't see what all the... More 

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a great meal. Albacore, halibut with sea salt, sea bream sushi are great. Try the red dragon roll - California roll with tempura green beans and spicy tuna on top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Some of the best sushi/sashimi I've had. Extremely fresh -- salmon, yellow tail, tuna and albacore -- all very soft and succulent. Rivals Sugarfish. It's in a strip mall, but it's a very tasteful space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

By far the best sushi place I have ever eaten at .. I had the crunchy roll and a California roll. they used real crab instead of imitation crab .. Very fresh and delicious .. I Highly recommend!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Kaminari is a relatively small restaurant, staffed by pleasant and accommodating people. The sashimi, which I invariably have, is fresh and attractively prepared. I have eaten at Kaminari many times and have never been disappointed. It is not inexpensive, but given the quality, well worth the price.

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best sushi restaurant. Service is alway friendly and great. We always have the albacore sushi and the halibut with sea salt is fantastic. Howard, the owner, is a great guy. Tad, Shingo and Howard make the atmosphere warm and friendly. This is what a sushi restaurant should be. The other patrons are great company and often regulars.

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Westlake Village, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, Kaminari is a true Gem. This place goes "both ways." For traditional Sushi the selection and presentation is truly terrific. Tad and Shingo are the Chefs and I usually go for Omikase. Hideo, the owner, is a real fish market aficionado who often comes up with varieties not found in our area, For... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Kaminari Sushi is one of the best Sushi Restaurants in Westlake Village. We shared the best tempura shrimp combination (light and crispy), the delicious miso soup and the combination sushi platter, also delicious. The setting is beautifully decorated, like being in a intimate sushi bar in Japan. Would highly recommend! Japan in your backyard of Westlake Village!

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kaminari has been around a long time but is always great. Small place but intimate and friendly. Must have the albacore sushi or blue crab hand roll with avocado. Howard is the owner with Tad and Shingo - great staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2891 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Westlake Village
  • Phone Number: +1 805-446-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

A message from Kaminari Staff: Thank you all for supporting our restaurant through the years! It has been our absolute delight in serving you with the #1 best- rated sushi in the Conejo Valley area. Without you all we would not be here today and we would just like to thank you for the support and love you have given us! Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi that rivals Japan's best. The owner / head chef moved to CA from Japan in the late 1970's. He opened his first family-owned restaurant and has since flourished and transformed to what we see today at Kaminari Sushi. Now with over 30 years of experiences and memories of sharing his dishes to the locals and visitors alike, there's no other that takes so much pride and care to creating beautiful & delicious sushi with great service. From exciting & new sushi rolls to the delicately cut fresh fish at its purest form, we cater to every hardcore sushi lover or newcomer. Please join us and experience a little slice of Japan!
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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