We’ll get right to the point - LA has the best sushi in America and whatever city’s in second place isn’t even close. While we’ll always prefer sitting at the bar and getting perfectly cut nigiri handed to us right from the chef, the next-best option right now is to get takeout and delivery. And rest assured, there are some truly incredible LA sushi bars doing just that. From neighborhood spots selling lunchtime bento boxes to high-end omakase bars finally getting into the sushi combo game, it’s still an excellent time to be eating fresh fish in LA.
No one will tell you that Akuma has the best sushi in West Hollywood, but at price like this, we’ll take pretty good. Their fantastic Happy Hour is available all-day and has discounts on everything from appetizers to nigiri to specialty rolls, plus they’re taking an extra 20% off your entire order right now during quarantine. Takeout and delivery are both available, however, if you want their Happy Hour menu, you’ll need to call them direct. (323) 745-0533.
Asanebo serves some of the highest quality fish in LA, and under regular circumstances, that meant you had to pay quite a bit to eat it. Not during quarantine. The upscale sushi bar in Studio City is currently offering $40 sushi combinations with your choice of roll. Call (818) 760-3348 to place your order. Takeout only.
Open Thursday-Saturday 5-9pm, this neighborhood sushi restaurant in Lake Balboa is offering a limited takeout menu as well as a weekly Okazu set for $109. That might seem like a pretty steep price point, but considering it’s a set of Japanese comfort dishes meant to last for five days, it’s a complete steal. Head to their website for more details.
What does it say about a sushi restaurant when the best thing on the menu is fried chicken? It tells you that fried chicken is absolutely incredible. And luckily, at Blue Ribbon, the sushi is very much worth ordering as well. The upscale restaurant inside The Grove has a large menu that features tons of nigiri, sashimi, specialty rolls, and hot plates, and though prices are steep, you generally get what you pay for here - particularly with the $29 fried chicken. Both takeout and delivery are available.
The high-end sushi bar in Woodland Hills has completely revamped their menu to include giant sushi platters (ranging from 20-30 pieces), three different DIY hand roll kits, as well as plenty of a la carte rolls and sashimi. Takeout and delivery ($75 minimum, 10-mile radius only) available. Call (818) 456-4509 to order.
Located in an industrial stretch of North Hollywood, this massive sushi restaurant feels worlds away from Ventura Blvd’s sushi row, but don’t let that fool you - Chiba’s fish is tremendous. Currently open for takeout only (lunch and dinner), we recommend sticking to a la carte nigiri and then loading up on their excellent handrolls. Call (818) 765-9119 to order.
Dojo is one of our favorite affordable sushi bars on Ventura Blvd. and the kind of place you can order from once a week and not really feel the heat on your wallet. Currently offering their entire menu for takeout and delivery.
We love this casual sushi bar on Melrose because the fish is always fresh and more affordable than its competition. Everything from chirashi bowls to sushi combo platters to a la carte sashimi is available for both takeout and delivery.
Located right outside the Japanese Village Plaza mall, Hama Sushi is offering fresh, no frills sushi at extremely affordable prices. Almost all the a la carte fish is priced between $5-7, and their excellent hand rolls will only set you back around $4. Takeout only, call (213) 680-3454 to order.
Hara isn’t where you go for premium nigiri and fresh-cut sashimi, but if you’re in the mood for giant, sauce-covered specialty rolls, this popular spot in Brentwood can’t be beat. Available for both takeout and delivery, our go-to order always includes a Philadelphia roll and more than one spicy tuna-covered Bundy roll.
This hidden sushi bar in Manhattan Beach has transformed into a brand new concept called “Mini Toyosu Fish Market,” where they’re selling fish by the pound, flown in from the markets in Japan. Order by calling (310) 545-3345 or DM their Instagram to see what is on the menu today.
Located in Studio City, Iroha is a Valley institution and has been our go-to for quick, affordable sushi in the neighborhood for years. Right now, their entire menu - which is quite expansive - is available for both takeout and delivery. You can’t go wrong with any of the sushi combos, but you can go wrong if you don’t get at least one order of the spicy tuna crispy rice cakes.
One of the best-kept sushi secrets in West Hollywood, Jinpachi is offering a modified menu that includes select nigiri, sashimi, rolls, and combo platters. Takeout and delivery are both available, Monday-Saturday 5-9pm.
As Katsu-Ya has grown into a global club empire, it’s a shock to no one that its quality of fish has decreased. The good news is that its original location in Studio City has been left untouched and is still serving excellent sushi. Open Monday-Saturday, both takeout and delivery is available.
The popular hand roll specialist from the Sugarfish people currently has all four LA locations open for both takeout and delivery. Set menus range from $15-22 or you can always order a la carte.
Plain and simple, this sushi bar/fast food burger spot in Northridge is one of the most unique places to eat quality sushi in LA. But despite the fact that you can’t currently sit at the counter eating perfectly cut yellowtail while burgers are being flipped in front of you, you should definitely still be ordering takeout or curbside pick-up from them.
Popular for its tremendous omakase, Kiriko in Sawtelle Japantown has a giant temporary takeout menu that’ll scratch any sushi-craving itch. Think bento boxes, rolls, sashimi platters, sushi combos, as well as both hot and cold dishes. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-7pm, call (310) 478-7769 to order.
This legendary Beverly Hills spot is one of LA’s true sushi standard-bearers and is currently offering a limited menu for either takeout or delivery. They have affordable options like bento boxes and donburi, but if you’re looking for a quarantine splurge, they’re Nobu-style caviar tacos for $80.
Matsumoto has one of LA’s finest omakase experiences that you’ve probably never heard of before, and it’s currently available for takeout. $150 is certainly not a cheap affair, but considering you’re getting 18 pieces of premium fish, it’s still a pretty good value. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, they also have a la carte nigiri, chirashi, bento boxes, and rolls. Check their Instagram for the day’s menu, or call (323) 653-0470.
When it comes to affordable, quality sushi bowls, Murakami is still our favorite spot in town. The tiny restaurant on Melrose has a full menu of solid offerings, but it’s their giant bowls (ranging from $17-25 if you order directly from the restaurant) that will keep you coming back. Open only for dinner, takeout and delivery from outside platforms available at slightly higher prices
Though Nobu’s famous Malibu location is still dark, they recently reopened up their La Cienega location for both takeout and delivery. The upscale sushi restaurant is offering set omakase and sushi platters ranging from $40-70, as well as a la carte versions of their classic dishes like yellowtail jalapeno sashimi and miso black cod.
Noma is a Santa Monica standby and a great option when you want solid fish without breaking the bank. They’re currently offering the entire menu for takeout only, and while there’s a lot to choose from, we go for the tempura rolls and Garlic Lover’s Albacore.
With an all-brick, windowless exterior, this Koreatown sushi spot isn’t exactly bursting with curb appear - but rest assured, the sushi coming out of the kitchen is some of the best in the neighborhood. Available for both takeout and delivery, Noshi is offering their full menu which includes chirashi bowls, combination platters, and two-piece nigiri for under $6. Be sure to pick up some sake and beer as well.
Whether it’s fresh amberjack and hamachi nigiri or a big platter of rolls, Okumura is a crowd-pleaser and offers both delivery and takeout from their Encino location. Call the restaurant directly at (818) 986-9712 or (818) 619-5241 to order.
Izakaya Osen is the most underrated sushi spot on the Eastside. From chirashi bowls to nigiri to premium omakase, this tiny Silver Lake spot serves excellent fresh fish across the board, plus delicious hot plates and yakitori as well. Both takeout and delivery are available.
Sasabune has several locations throughout LA but only the Beverly Hills and Glendale outposts are doing takeout, while the Sasabune Express location in Pacific Palisades is doing both takeout and delivery. They’re offering sashimi omakase, party trays, and plenty of combo platters. Call your specific location to check daily hours.
There are plenty of good sushi options in Beverly Hills, but if you’re looking for something more affordable, things get a bit trickier. Enter Seabutter on Olympic Blvd. The casual sushi bar has a solid selection of fresh fish and reasonable prices (when you consider the neighborhood). Almost all hand rolls and nigiri fall under $10, and combo platters range from $18-39. Takeout and delivery both available.
Shojin has two locations (Little Tokyo and Culver City) and is your option for vegan sushi in LA. Right now, they’re offering their regular menu a la carte - as well as brand new sushi combination plates, bento boxes, ramen kits, and party platters that feed up to nine people. Call (213) 617-0305 (Little Tokyo) or (310) 390-0033 (Culver) for delivery and takeout.
If you know one thing about Shunji, it’s that this West LA sushi bar is one of the most expensive in LA. If you know two things about Shunji, it’s that it’s also home to some of the freshest fish around. Here’s what you need to know right now, though - they’re offering a special sushi box (ten pieces of nigiri plus a roll) for only $48. Order here for takeout.
Operating currently from their Woodland Hills location (Tarzana is temporarily closed), So Sushi sells solid nigiri and sashimi, but we tend to always go for a bunch of their excellent rolls instead. Takeout and delivery available online, or by calling (818) 279-8089.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the sushi delivery king of LA is still the delivery king even in quarantine. Right now, all 11 LA locations are still open and offering the entire menu for both takeout and delivery, but let’s be honest, you’re obviously getting the “Trust Me.”
Opened as the more affordable option to the original Sasabune, this casual sushi and donburi spot in Studio City has become just as legendary in its own right. Plus, everything on the menu is 10% off right now. Open daily from 12-7pm, both takeout and delivery available.
This popular sushi restaurant has four locations (Little Tokyo, Pasadena, MDR, and Beverly Grove) and they’re all open for takeout and delivery. Everything from sashimi to hand rolls to rice bowls are available.
To be honest, Sushi Fumi isn’t always the easiest place to get a hold of. They don’t have a website, you can’t find them on any delivery platforms, and they only sporadically pick up the phone. Tip - keep calling, because the sushi is simply that good. Open for lunch and dinner, their entire menu is available, but always ask what their daily special board looks like too. Call (310) 855-0006 to order.
The classic Little Tokyo spot has re-opened for takeout only. Almost the entire menu is available, including their famous $35 sashimi deluxe platter at lunch, plus plenty of other combinations and a la carte sushi. Call (213) 617-0552 to order.
Sushi Go 55 has been open since 1929, making it one of the true godfathers of LA sushi. They’re open for both takeout and delivery and are offering everything from chirashi bowls to tempura boxes to nigiri combination platters.
The affordable Koreatown sushi bar is currently offering their entire menu for both takeout and delivery, plus special sushi-sake combo packages that range from $15-50. Available on most major platforms.
If you’re looking for excellent raw fish in the heart of Hollywood, look no further than Sushi Ike. While the bare-bones sushi bar is best known for its omakase, its takeout menu includes a la carte nigiri, specialty rolls, and several different combination platters. Available for both takeout and delivery.
Sushi Note is one of our favorite spots to eat fresh fish in the city, and our excitement over their recent reopening cannot be overstated. The upscale sushi/wine bar in Sherman Oaks is offering a truncated takeout menu filled with almost all of their best dishes. You can order rolls, sushi, and appetizers (including their incredible kinoko itame mushroom dish) a la carte, but we recommend going for the Half Note omakase. Eight pieces of premium sushi, two appetizers, and one roll for a very reasonable $45. Open daily from 5-9pm. Call (818) 802-3443 to order.
We love Sushi One for having one of the best value omakases in town, but since that’s not exactly possible at the moment, we’ll happily take advantage of their new takeout menu instead. Offering ten-piece sushi sets for $17, bento boxes for $15, $9 poke bowls, and appetizers that all fall under $10, you’re still looking at a very affordable meal. Takeout only, Monday-Friday. Call (213) 908-5082 to order.
Operating under new hours (Tuesday-Saturday 4-8:30pm), this Tarzana standby is currently offering takeout only. Call (818) 345-8651 to order and see what the daily specials are.
Prior to quarantine, Sushi Yuzu would have lines out the door filled with every studio worker within a half-mile radius. While we definitely miss the chaotic hustle, we also love being able to order takeout any time we want from this Toluca Lake sushi bar. Almost their entire menu is available, and while you can’t really order wrong, the cilantro salmon sashimi and lemon roll are musts. Call (818) 763-8355.
With a two-person dinner costing upwards of $1,500, this mysterious Beverly Hills sushi bar is a place most people can only dream (or giggle) about. Update - right now might be your only chance to change that. Urasawa is currently offering $200 bento boxes (still extremely expensive), but you can expect to find such things as abalone and gold-flaked caviar, uni custard, and purebred Miyazaki beef inside. Call (310) 779-8927 well in advance - they only make ten boxes a day.
Culver City is one of the few areas in LA without a Sugarfish, but luckily, Uzumaki has your local affordable sushi needs taken care of. Open Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-8:30pm and Friday-Sunday 3:30-8:30pm, they’re currently offering takeout only with a la carte sushi, sashimi, and rolls. If you’re in the mood for an omakase box, be sure to call first and see what’s available that day. (310) 425-8904