Food & Drink

13 Essential West Hollywood Sushi Bars

The best sushi spots for every type of sushi fan.

West Hollywood’s best sushi restaurants run the gamut, meaning sushi connoisseurs, neophytes and adventurers will all find a restaurant to sate their appetites. Just remember that because the fish market is closed on Sundays, many sushi spots are, too! 

Here’s your guide to the essential sushi bars in West Hollywood.

Sushi Park

8539 Sunset Blvd. #20, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 652-0523

The most traditional kind of sushi you’ll find anywhere in West Hollywood with none of the distractions, décor- or food-wise (okay, there is a TV screen here). Expect sashimi and nigiri, and do order the omakase while minding the five-dish minimum. Every piece melts deliciously on your tongue.

Best for: Traditionalists

Sushiya on Sunset

8650 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 659-9804 | 

This Sunset Plaza institution combines sushi and traditional Japanese dishes with Asian fusion fare. Open until 12:30 a.m. on weekends, Sushiya is a favorite of the post-show crowd. Don’t miss their spin on spicy tuna crispy rice, topped with caviar, avocado, jalapeño and truffle oil. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs like Rihanna and Stevie Wonder—just two of the many stars who have dined here over the years.

Best for: Late-night sushi cravings

Toku Unagi & Sushi

1106 N. La Cienega Blvd. #201, West Hollywood, CA

(310) 854-7285 |

Eel restaurants, a staple in Japan, haven’t caught on with American diners in the same way sushi has. After visiting Toku Unagi & Sushi, you’ll wonder why that is. The unagi is imported from Japan, slathered in sauce, broiled to a satisfying golden-brown glaze and served over rice in heavy decorative vessels. And while eel is the main attraction here, don’t overlook the excellent sushi, which you can order omakase or a la carte. 

Best for: Eel-lovers

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Sushi Ginza Onodera

609 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 792-7776 |

Based in Tokyo and with just one other U.S. location, Sushi Ginza Onodera is the true definition of a destination dining experience. Like many sushi bars in Japan, the small, stripped-down dining room consists of one row of seats that deservedly put the attention on chef Yohei Matsuki, whose super-high-end omakase menu holds a coveted two Michelin stars.

Best for: Sushi aficionados looking for a splurge


8711 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 358-9134

Strike a balance by visiting Jinpachi. Sample an awesome mix of traditional sashimi and sushi plus a few fusion items. You’ll find no-frills rolls, spicy tuna and salmon here, but nothing should stop you from ordering the omakase for the freshest cuts of fish available behind the counter.

Best for: All-around excellence



8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 347-6060 |

This celeb favorite is not a sushi restaurant, per se, but the ultra-fresh seafood that Catch is known for lends itself to an inventive menu of sashimi, ceviche and more. Adventurous eaters will love the rolls, which put sushi into an American seafood context. Take the Wagyu Surf & Turf Roll, which features a tender slice of wagyu beef topped with Maine lobster, crispy potato, truffle aioli, sweet ponzu and chimichurri tempura. Or the Hellfire Roll, which combines spicy tuna with pear and balsamic. 

Best for: Creative sushi in a trendy setting

Niki Niko Sushi

8457 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-6200 |

At Niko Niko, find ginormous slices of raw fish and wild rolls to satisfy your hunger for Americanized sushi. Need we say more?

Best for: Everyday, budget-friendly sushi


809 Palm Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 652-7014 |

Affordable bento boxes are all the rage during lunchtime, and a jazz playlist makes this a deliciously charming getaway at night. The most popular dish is spicy tuna on crispy fried rice cakes, tellingly fusioned. You’ll enjoy a manageable, if essential, variety of rolls on their menu.

Best for: Jazzy vibes

Izakaya Tora

8908 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(424) 777-0745 |

Izakaya Tora looks out over the rainbow crosswalk at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards, which feels appropriate because the restaurant’s dishes are an explosion of color. Tender uni crowned with gold flakes, chirashi bowls sprinkled with fresh flowers and glossy salmon roe — and it all tastes as good as it looks. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Izakaya Tora is the rare combination of special and casual. Try to grab an umbrella-shaded table on the front patio for some prime people-watching with your meal. 

Best for: Beautiful presentation

Sachi Sushi

8730 Santa Monica Blvd. # F, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(424) 302-0202 |

At Sachi Sushi, you’ll find all your favorite traditional sushi rolls and sashimi cuts, as well as donburi and omakase. And for people who aren’t keen on sushi, the menu also includes udon noodle bowls, salads and tempura appetizers.

Best for: Great sushi in an unassuming package

Gozen Japanese Sake Bistro

521 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

(213) 308-9393 | 

Experience kaiseki, a traditional style of Japanese cuisine that features multiple small, intricate dishes, at this jewel box of a restaurant in the West Hollywood Design District. Seasonal sushi and sashimi are part of the course, which also includes a grilled dish, assorted appetizers, soup, dessert and others, all based on how hungry you are. 

Best for: Kaiseki

Entrance to Katana, a sushi and Asian-fusion restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.


8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 650-8585 |

Stumbling distance from trendy hotels like the Hotel Ziggy, Mondrian Los Angeles and Pendry West Hollywood, Katana boasts the grandest of entrances on Sunset Boulevard, with a double staircase that leads to a Japanese-inspired dining room and sun-filled back patio. Put yourself into chef’s hands with the Izakaya Feast, or fill your table with plates from the expansive Asian-fusion menu, which includes everything from garlic lobster noodles to tuna carpaccio with wasabi soy truffle oil and shaved parmesan. Katana’s playful cocktails, like the Matcha Made in Heaven, are a big draw, too.

Best for: Those staying on the Sunset Strip

Ta-Ke Sushi Restaurant

8866 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Across the street from Whisky A Go Go and just a few doors down from the Viper Room, Ta-Ke is an unexpected delight in the hard-rocking heart of the Sunset Strip. With its cozy bar and dangling lanterns, it feels a lot like the hole-in-the-wall sushi spots in Japan that always serve the best fish. And Ta-Ke doesn’t disappoint; the seafood is ultra-fresh, from the albacore sashimi to the red snapper sushi. 

Best for: Authentic Japanese sushi bar vibes

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