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Ike Sushi - 27 Reviews - 6051 Hollywood Blvd Ste 105, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5496, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (323) 856-9972

Ike Sushi

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6051 Hollywood Blvd Ste 105, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5496
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Ike Sushi - Los Angeles, CA
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Ike Sushi - Los Angeles, CA
Ike Sushi - Los Angeles, CA
Ike Sushi - Los Angeles, CA
Ike Sushi - Los Angeles, CA

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Best

Best food in town Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood. The service is great and the staff reall...

Worst

I've been dining at Ike Sushi for close to twenty years, and in that time I've enjoyed some amazing Japanese cuisine and good times thanks to Ike's attention to craft and customer...

Best food in town 7/7/2011

Best food in town Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood. The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you. The appetizers are delicious. Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance. Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived more

Ick 2/18/2010

The ambience is lousy. Our table was near the back and occassionally fishy odors wafted our way. Some of our sushi was good, most was average to mediocre. The toro was bad - not fresh. We told the waiter and a minute later head chef Ike called to our table (on the wall not at the bar), ""What's wrong?"" forcing me to make my complaint publicly. ""The toro isn't fresh,"" I answered, as gently as I could. ""What do mean?"" Ike barked. What did he think I meant? ""It doesn't taste fresh."" Again: ""What do you mean?"" Really? A sushi chef doesn't know what not fresh means? I didn't want to shout it across the restaurant, but it tasted fishy, like day-old supermarket sushi. Ike snarled that nobody else complained and that was the end of it. No apologies, no offer of substitution, and no refund for $30 of uneaten toro. Pros: some of the fish was decent Cons: some of it wasn't. also - rude chef, bad ambience. more

Best Hollywood Sushi Place 9/5/2008

I love this little gem on Gower and Hollywood. Try the medium Toro tuna sushi. Mmmmm Good. It is run by the owner so you know it is clean and the fish is always fresh. Nice clean little restaurant. Try the Albacore with their custom sauce. Really nice treat. more

Great sushi-way overpriced 7/22/2008

Used to be a huge fan of this place but recently had a horrible experience. The sushi is always great. However, I was charged $50 for one order of grilled octopus, one order of salmon sashimi, and one order of cut roll toro. I know the octopus is expensive but come on. I have been there many times and had twice as much for the same price. I didn't even order alcohol this time. It used to be a secret and now since the Hollywood Big shots go there, they are starting to overcharge. Vince Vaughn once took my table from me there! They also don't itemize their bills and get upset if you ask them to or ask for an explanation. Used to be a secret, now it has prices that rival Katana and Koi, except Ike has no atmosphere. It is a dump with no seating or parking. At least at the Beverly Hills joints you get some service and a bill with consistent prices. Be prepared to pay $50 per person. The golden days of this place are over. Pros: Great sushi Cons: Overpriced, No parking, No seating, No ambiance, Dumpy Location, Sketchy Bill more

Spotted Celebs Here 3/30/2008

And the food was good too :). But the likes of hollywood's elite Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys were spotted and were friendly too. I think the atmosphere helps with their comfort level Pros: Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys Cons: Price more

BEST AUTHENTIC SUSHI 3/5/2008

I have been going to ike now for about 3 year. If you go, please sit at the bar, even if you have to wait. Then order salmon two ways which is one seared and one fresh. the seared one must be eaten right away when given to you since it has to be consumed warm. AMAZING! my other favorites are the crab handrolls, kanpachi, tai and toro... Cons: parking can be tough to find... more

Awesome place! 2/18/2008

This place is my favorite sushi spot in LA. Its also about the most authentic. It is located in a strip mall in Hollywood, so I would have never expected to find a great sushi place there! But it is absolutely outstanding. Pros: Awesome, authentic sushi. Great service. Small restaurant feeling. Cons: Parking can be a challenge. Be patient! Its worth it! more

Something's changed 2/17/2008

I've been dining at Ike Sushi for close to twenty years, and in that time I've enjoyed some amazing Japanese cuisine and good times thanks to Ike's attention to craft and customer. But of late I must say that I agree with the author of ""Rude Treatment"". Ike's hospitality seems forced and his fellow sushi chefs apply an unspoken pressure to keep ordering or call for the check. What used to be nice about the ""Ike"" experience was not only an excellent meal, but some time and space to enjoy it in. Perhaps I feel that loyality earns a certain pace, but instead it seems the old adage of ""time is money"" dictates the flow now. Too bad, because I used to put Ike up against anyone's favorite. more

Ike the Irresistable, Incredible, and Irreplaceable 7/4/2007

This is hands down my favorite place to eat. The sushi is amazing, tasty, and fresh. Everyone I have ever gone with has immediatley declared it there all time favorite Sushi Bar. Pros: Great atmosphere for a casual date or dinner with a good friend. Amazing sushi. Top Notch Chef. Cons: Going Home. It's so good you wish you could eat and drink sake all night... more

Great rice (the backbone of good sushi). The staff is ver... 7/1/2007

BenLeVine Provided by Partner
Great rice (the backbone of good sushi). The staff is very friendly and the fish was fantastic. They only do hand rolls, which in a way kind of ke... more

RUDE TREATMENT 5/12/2007

This is one restaurant I will not be returning to. While the sushi is good, the owner has managed to treat me in such a way which prevents me from returning. At one point I was a regular customer who spent a fair amount there and was never tight on tipping. When dining alone, I do not enjoy having a table to myself, but do enjoy sitting a sushi bars where I don?t feel so obvious and can chat to other diners. One evening I was doing just that. I had already eaten a fair amount of sushi. I ordered another plate and told Ike that I was just going to my car to get something and would eat it upon my return. He told me that he would serve it, but I had to move to a table where a Japanese family of three were already seated as there were people waiting and the seat next to me was vacant. I looked at the family and realized that they would no more enjoy having an outsider sit next to them than I would enjoy sitting with a group of non-English speaking strangers. I had always felt that Ike?s friendliness was phony, but this concluded it. I asked for my bill and left, never to return. Pros: Decent Sushi Cons: Phony friendliness. No loyalty to regular customer. more

always the best from Ike 3/3/2007

I've never posted a review on citysearch until now. I could not let the injustice of the last review by surething00 go unchallenged. Ike, who the reastaurant is named after, is one of the friendliest sushi chefs I have ever met. He would never ever yell at one of his valued customers like the last reviewer says he did. Ike is always very accomadating, constantly smiling, goes to lengths to make his guests feel very welcome, and is ALWAYS extremely gracefully grateful. I can't say that about other traditional, or semi-tradiotional, sushi restaurants in the neighboring areas. Pros: Ike at the bar, fresh fish, modest pricing Cons: haters like the last reviewer more

Worst sushi restaurant in town 2/9/2007

I'm writing this because I want to warn people about this restaurant. My wife and I went to this restaurant the other night and we were served the worst piece of mackerel I've ever tasted. As soon as I put it in my mouth I gagged. I have sushi all the time and I know that some is just better and fresher than others but this was that rare piece that's just old, chewy and disgusting. It's simply food that no restaurant should serve. Cons: food, service, entire experience more

The best yet 10/5/2006

I totally agree with max. It's common courtesy. Sushi Ike is incredible. The sushi melts in your mouth, amazingly good. High recommended to try. Pros: great sushi, great staff, good service more

Keen to try this place -- 10/1/2006

I have heard many raves about Ike Sushi, including right here at Cityspace, that I can't wait to get over there. The person who reviewed on 9/16/06 clearly has no business crossing the threshold of a simple sushi venue. Stick to Sushi Dan (ugh!) for your ""rolls"" and your tempura (which does not travel well -- are you surprised?) If you acted as bratty, spoiled and rude in their establishment as you have done so on this site, then I would not be surprised if they gave you substandard food to dissuade you from returning. You ordered like a pleb; you got to eat like one, too. more

More like Icky -- worst sushi we've EVER had!! 9/15/2006

Yuck! Place smells bad. Tiny little aging dive in a cruddy strip mall, but okay, we'll try it. We start ordering food, miso soup, tempura, several rolls, etc., and only then the waitress tells us that we HAVE to order two orders of sushi per person. Doesn't matter that we're spending MORE money than four order of sushi would be, we have to follow their rules. So we just get the food to go, since we are starving and are not allowed to eat at a table. Get the stuff home, and okay, we weren't expecting anything great, but WOW, was it terrible!! Inedible, in fact. I've had WAY better sushi from a grocery store. We literally threw it out. Never again! Pros: nothing Cons: everything more

Traditional Japanese Sushi Made By A Master 8/1/2006

Ike is the best sushi in town. I recommend a spot at the bar so you can watch this master sushi chef at work. His hands are lightning quick and the sushi is always fresh. I especially love the albacore, yellowtail, and halibut. For something adventurous try the sea urchin. The raw oysters are great too, wash it down with some cold Sake. Pros: Traditional authentic Japanese sushi Cons: For me none more

Pure sushi 6/8/2006

This is a great place, with the sushi always crafted with such care. The fish pieces are so nicely cut with slight variation depending on the type of fish. Fresh and uncluttered. It is small, so don't bring large parties here, because it will be impossible. I think the most they reserve for is a party of 4 or something. Sit at the counter, the owner is often there and you can ask him to recommend what is good that day. The counter also offers a slightly seared samon sushi that they don't serve for the tables. The clam soup is also a nice touch to stray from the usual plain miso. You meal will end with a little slice of fruit that they give you. more

OK fine 10/28/2005

In my enthusiasm and good will toward this restaurant, I *must* say this is a good sushi spot, but I'm greedy and don't want this place to become some new ""hot spot"" because low key, no pretension, fresh fish is tough to come by in this town. This is not fancy. No beautiful people here. No fusion either. Just good, fresh fish. For my taste - I couldn't ask for more. Pros: fresh fish, service, the albacore... Cons: the wait more

Great real sushi 9/20/2005

I was shocked to see such a negative review of Sushi Ike and felt compelled to post a quick response. I have been eating at Ike's since 1988 on average about twice a month. I have always felt welcome (in fact occasionally Ike greets guests with a very sincere ""Welcome Home"" when you sit down at the bar). The fish is always fresh and delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Ike is so concerned about the quality of your experience that you can?t order the seared salmon at a table, only at the bar because by the time it gets to your table it is not the same experience. This restaurant is not for people who like big over the top rolls and love to drown their fish in soy sauce and wasabe. The strength of the place is it?s simplicity and it?s astonishing quality. No matter what kind of day you've had if you like real sushi... Ike will make it better. If you are the type of sushi diner who needs to control every aspect of the meal... you should probably go elsewhere. If however you are adventurous and willing to trust the house choices then Ike is for you. It may be located in a little mini-mall but the service and the great fish make the place a Pros: Service, Great fresh fish Cons: Parking more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The prime seats at this small, unpretentious strip-mall eatery are tucked under the bar, where guests sit to discuss the freshest options directly with the friendly chef. Twenty-...

  • 9/13/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Hollywood, Central LA
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