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“Great 'hole in the wall' sushi” 5 of 5 stars
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Taihei Restaurant
2195 S. Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 726-1787
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Ranked #11 of 161 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great 'hole in the wall' sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Came here on a friends recommendation and did not disappoint. Bare bones sushi place with a small entree and sushi menu. Not a menu filled with a gazillion rolls. Come here for the sushi and sashimi. Sushi was fresh and you'll be hard pressed to find better quality. Very reasonably priced and quick service! Did not try the entrees. If you love sushi, you've got to try it.

Very small place with 3 tables and maybe 8 booths...also a sushi bar. It'll be tough getting a table for more than 6. No reservations except at sushi bar.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Bare bone sushi joint, they don't have fancy decor or seating but sushi is nice and fresh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

The two waitresses are trying thier best but they were overwhelmed even though this is a small restaurant. The decoration is almost none existence. They can certainly put some efforts into making their restaurant to have more atmosphere and flare.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester, Connecticut
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This place is an unpretentious solid gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Was driving on Rt 60 and did a search with my iPhone. This place came up. This place has authentic japanese charm. Decor is very average but the sushi is very solid. The Hamachi Sashimi was top notch as were the other items I ordered. Oshitashi cold spinach dish was fantastic. The sushi chef at the bar is super sweet and friendly and speaks his traditional japanese pleasantries to you as he puts each piece on your plate. Definitely worth checking out.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Favorite Local Sushi Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Only ten minutes from home. Who needs to go to LA or Pasadena for great sushi? The restaurant is small. Just a few booths, a few tables, and the sushi bar. I always get the tempura dinner that includes miso soup, sticky rice, and a salad that comes with a dressing that is so yummy. My partner always orders a second helping of the sushi. There is another sushi place next door that we haven't visited. We've never been disappointed with Taihei so we keep going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Monterey Park area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love this place. Nakamura-san is the best. By far the best sushi place in Monterey Park. Sit at the bar. You will love it.

Visited April 2013
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