11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 207-8636 serving: West LA, West Los Angeles
open:Mon - Sat, 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday, 5pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese, $$$$, Hidden Find, Special Occasion Dining, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: Be sure to dip your sushi fish side down in the soy sauce; if you don't, the rice ball will fall apart.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Takao Izumida, owner-chef of Takao, previously worked at Matsuhisa (need we say more?) and has since built his own loyal clientele, ranging from local businessmen to families and celebrities. Not to be confused with Taiko, a Japanese…
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Go here or go to Japan BEST in LA
By quangtam2159 at Citysearch

Exceptional sashimi and sushi with many unusual seasonal items. Heavenly lace-like tempura, great cooked dishes, and an amazing sake list. Charming... Read More

A Hidden Sushi Gem in the Heart of Brentwood
By marissab1 at Menuism

I ordered this seaweed salad and my classic Unagi sushi roll. This place is crazy fresh and always... Read More

Best Japanese food in LA
By TimM at Citysearch

I have traveled to Japan extensively and have been a fan of Japanese cuisine for over 40 years. This is quite simply my favorite restaurant in Los... Read More

Amazing sashimi, deceptively upscale, helpful and friendly staff!
By patchinko at Citysearch

I'll preface by saying I've lived in Tokyo and consider myself very knowledgeable about sushi/sashimi/etc. \r \r My father and I visited Takao earl... Read More

Best REAL sushi in town (a roll is not real sushi!)
By ladydis at Citysearch

I had to laugh reading the review below- anyone who thinks a California Roll is sushi should not be doing a review on a real sushi restaurant!! For... Read More