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Shiki By Tanaka

$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
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12745 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2430
+1 818-487-3938
11:30 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I can't understand the great reviews for this restaurant. All of the food we had was way below par for a Japanese restaurant. The calamari tempura starter was not the usual light batter that you expect for tempura, it was something heavier and not as great tasting. The raw fish on the sashimi platter was bland. It left us wondering... More 

Thank clairewright10
Silver City, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Food and service was great! They started us out with soup and a small appetizer right away. Then everything we ordered arrived shortly after.

Thank Accio-food
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner as it was literally next to our hotel and wow, amazing! Brilliant food, modern yet cozy decor, excellent service with really friendly staff. I had a sashimi combo which was bloody gorgeous - way better than anything I've had in the UK - my partner had some Philadelphia rolls and belly pork yakitoti which he really... More 

Thank Ross B
Lviv, Ukraine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

One of the best sushi experiences that we had! If you are near by and you like sushi this is a place for you!

Thank Pavlo08
Delft, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Very fine tasting sushi. Very polite and quick servants. The two days we were nearby, we have dinner there.

Thank Al W
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I am Japanese so I am very picky on Japanese food. but SHiKI Sushi was so amazing! People are so friendly too. I really enjoyed there very much. I went there 3 times!

Thank justfunky
Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

some of the best sushi creations I've ever had. Very interesting and tasty and prices fairly reasonable for this type of restaurant. Don't miss the Alex roll and the Rolls Royce roll.

Thank Mtiques
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

I travel all over the US and love food. This restaurant is one that I go to when I am in LA. I have been to the raved about Katsuyah (not sure on the spelling) and no, Shiki is not as good as that BUT its about 1/3rd of the price. The rolls are great. The preparation is great. The... More 

Thank jcsfla
Los Angeles, CA
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

I've been coming to this restaurant for years and the food is always good. The portions are ginormous and when they say chunk roll, they mean chunks - big chunks - lots of big chunks. Don't come here expecting an authentic experience, it's certainly an Americanized sushi bar and mosty caters to a non-sushi-connoisseur palate, but it's sort of a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2008

good, fresh sushi and be prepared, the portions are large. you'll probably need only one or two hand rolls. seriously.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12745 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-487-3938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?