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2891 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
+1 805-446-7001
Sunday
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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
As good as it gets

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Clearly the best sushi we have had in the past 35 years! The owner Hide San serves only the freshest high quality fish in a traditional Japanese style.

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Westlake Village, California, USA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since opening years ago this is my favorite sushi place. High quality with excellent service. Warm and friendly staff with great fish. Try the albacore sushi- the best.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Found this place via reviews. Small location in a strip mall that we had overlooked many times. Staff was very friendly and food was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

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Westlake Village, California, USA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Howard, Tad and Shingo - great sushi with Yumi and Jose serving. Very special place serving fresh and tasty items for many years.

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Westlake Village, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is by far the best sushi restaurant ever! We've been to many across the Ventura County and Los Angeles County area and this one has the freshest fish, with substantial portions, and lots of menu and off the menu choices. The owner and his staff are just terrific. Can't say enough about how good this sushi restaurant is.

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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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