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Asanebo

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11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607
(818) 760-3348
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

My friend and I stopped in here for lunch one day after I read some trashy blurb recently about George Clooney being "caught" here with a "mystery blonde woman" (who was just the wife of his friend, who was also there). I figured if it's good enough for some A-list celeb then maybe I should give it a try too,... More 

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Thank Ashayam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Definitely best sushi in the valley but serious contender for all of LA! Great service, friendly and fun chefs and to die for sushi, sashimi and traditional and modern Japanese dishes! But be ready to spend$$$$.

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Thank CJ V
Scott Depot, West Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The quality of the food at Asanebo sets it apart from most of the Sushi restaurants in LA. Please know that the meals are very expensive, but worth every penny. The staff was courteous is not numerous, the decor typical Japanese fare, and the seating intimate in areas. I would recommend the food here for any occasion.

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1 Thank adamsworld
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

There’s no shortage of expensive sushi places in L.A. I’ve been to many of them and for the most part I think they’re just OK. Even worse many are pretentious and snooty. The only place here I really like is Sushi Park in West Hollywood. That was until I tried Asanebo. We had the Omakase ‘A’ which is the smallest... More 

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Thank Hugh W
Shanghai, China
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to Asanebo for years. Lunch, dinner, business, friends. It is a place I know will never disappoint my out of town guests, especially from other countries. Restaurants that impress are hard to come by in LA. The sushi is simply divine here. My favorite dishes are the Sesame Tofu, Lotus Chips, Halibut with Truffle, Red Snapper... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

They have stuff you don't find at other sushi place. They have freshly imported fish from Japan. They have real Japanese sushi master. Only thing is price. We spend about $1000 including tax, tip for three of us. We had a very good sake though.

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Thank waveair
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Its nondescript location in a strip mall conceals one of the best Japanese restaurants since Nobu Matsuhisa came to town. The chef's choice tasting menu is pricey, but well worth it; you'll be treated to some of the most creative and exquisite delicacies you've ever eaten. Although there are standard sushi and sashimi offerings, this is not your standard sushi... More 

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Thank Marc M
Marina del Rey, California
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Never before have I eaten at a sushi restaurant where they have been so capable of distinguishing themselves from every other sushi restaurant. It is all about ingredient quality and preparation here. Such insane attention to obtaining the best is likely what drove their Michelin star a few years ago. What is Asanebo not? It’s not about an imposing entry... More 

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Thank dwalker43
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't get me wrong, the food was terrific, but the price was uncalled for. We must have had 4 or 5 people ask us what we wanted to drink. No communication. Way too much for dinner. $400 for 3 of us, and all we had to drink was beer on tap. I would not go back

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love good food, but it is not often enough that what I am eating is so good that I don't want to talk or do anything except completely concentrate on what I am tasting. This is absolutely in that category. Service also great. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11941 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: (818) 760-3348

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