For most Angelenos, a typical night out means hitting the bars for happy-hour – sushi bars, that is. Los Angeles is home to a large number of sushi joints over the hill; The San Fernando Valley is famous for the freshest and highest quality sushi, not to mention the most affordable. Pick up your chopsticks and head out to one of these incredible sushi joints in the valley.
Named after a major city ward in Tokyo, this phenomenal Calabasas ‘hole in the wall’ has been featured in the media on several occasions due to its celebrity clientele, fresh sushi, skillful meal preparation, and its authentic cuisine. The owner goes out each morning at 4am to find the freshest fish available, which explains the incredible flavor packed into each roll.
Partially true to its name, this sushi haven is famous for its unlimited flow of ginger and wasabi that travels on a revolving conveyer belt, while the rolls are made fresh to order. Enjoy specialty rolls with unique names, like the Marilyn Mon Roll and the Rock n Roll. Open until midnight Monday to Thursday and until 1:30am Friday and Saturday, Cho Cho San caters to every late night sushi craving.
Located in Tarzana along Ventura Blvd, Kushiyu’s extensive menu offers sushi rolls as well as kushiyaki, a meat and veggie skewers that are grilled to a smoky, crisp perfection. Out-of-towners venture to the valley for their signature lemon roll, the crowd favorite. Be sure to take a seat at the bar surrounding the open kitchen in the center of the room, where you can watch the sushi chefs searing the tops of sushi with a blowtorch and working their magic in crafting other dishes.
This Japanese restaurant is the perfect destination for all sushi-lovers and pescatarians. More mainstream than the others, this sushi chain has a huge following and multiple locations from Woodland Hills and Burbank to Hollywood and Brea. The extensive menu is ideal for those who aren’t so familiar with sushi, as well as seasoned experts.
This hidden gem is famous for its high quality sushi, authentic flavors, and traditional Japanese sushi bar vibe. The delicate dishes and beautifully crafted rolls will impress even the greatest sushi connoisseur. This little hideaway has primarily sushi bar seating, with only two tables in the back. Similar to the traditional sushi bars native to Japan, Tatsuki creates an intimate setting for its customers.