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Kiriko - 14 Reviews - 11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (310) 478-7769

Kiriko

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11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102 (at Sawtelle Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
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Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA
Kiriko - Los Angeles, CA

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Best

My husband took me to this restaurant for our 5th anniversary. It's not the fanciest place and he knows I like that relaxed environment with great food and excellent service, thi...

Worst

took them 2 hours to prepare 3 dishes...4 of us ordered 'omakase-pre fixe' sushi dinner which was about 80 bucks per person..by the 2nd hour, all of us were hungry, tired, and los...

Excellent food, great personnel 4/21/2010

My husband took me to this restaurant for our 5th anniversary. It's not the fanciest place and he knows I like that relaxed environment with great food and excellent service, this place meets all that and more. All waiters were super nice and helpful, they knew their menu very well and explained our dishes. They answered all our questions and suggested good sake. I'll definitely be back, just this time I'll ask for a table in the back since the one we got was right at the entrance and the wind was way too cold. PS. You gotta try the carpaccio! Pros: Great food, not expensive, friendly waiters Cons: Can't think of one more

Hidden gem 7/27/2009

After hearing about this place for so long, I decided to try it out. Boy am I bummed it took me so long to try. I had the seared toro, which was better than anything I've had in awhile. Really good vietnamese spring rolls. The mini crunchy crabs were good, too. The executive chef used these specials salts for each dish. It was quite remarkable. I wish it was open tonight. Pros: Interesting style, knowledgable chef Cons: Not open on Mondays more

Great sushi for the purists 4/11/2009

Kiriko is one of these hard to find places that you'll always keep in your book if you're a true sushi lover. This place is far away from all these standard bland americanized roll shops. We went ""oma kase"" four times there already, and everytime, the chef had us try something different, and progressively going from the easy to the more occult japanese dishes. I'm not a big fan of the sea cucumber or the baby eels, but I'm glad he had me try them, as I would never have thought about ordering any of these. They also have a lot of delightful fish that are not on the menu, so, just sit at the bar and have a chat with the chef, he will be delighted to guide you through the delightful wonders hidden behind his counter. Oh, and.... you HAVE to try their house smoked salmon ! Pros: gorgeous food, friendly service, true sushi Cons: a little pricey more

Maybe an Off Day 10/4/2008

Took a client from Japan and I was a little disappointed. The sushi was not up to par from my last visit. Maybe it was an off day, the sushi was a 5 out of 10 and the kitchen was a 7 out of 10 on the night that we went. My guest enjoyed it very much, he said the sake menu had a good selection, and the service was good. This was probably an off day. more

slow service.. 8/3/2007

took them 2 hours to prepare 3 dishes...4 of us ordered 'omakase-pre fixe' sushi dinner which was about 80 bucks per person..by the 2nd hour, all of us were hungry, tired, and lost interests...we comlained, but failed to get apology from the owner..happened on 7-29 Sunday around 7 PM.. Pros: good food Cons: slow and inefficient service more

good sushi but pricey for its value 3/8/2007

sushi were fresh, but oyster was room temperature, which i didn't like. over all good, but pricey imho more

Don't Order the Ice Cream 8/1/2006

Don't go there for the ice cream unless you want to be refused service. The waiter said the owner has a wierd policy that you must order what he feels is a ""full meal."" I went there with my date and ordered the ice cream... the owner got angry and refused to serve us because we did not order a full meal. This place leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Cons: Rude and Angry Owner more

Great Sushi 7/26/2006

I love their sushi. Some of the freshest in LA. Service has never been bad when I have been there. The food is expensive, around $100 per person. Some of the dishes are unusual. I watched a lobster cut in half moving in a bowl for 20 minutes as the chef removed the insides.\r \r Still, a great place for sushi. Crowd is 50% non-Asian. Chefs speak English fluently. \r \r more

super horrendous service 7/25/2006

Service was extremely poor and snail pace slow on a Wed night. Took 10 mins to wave down waitress and ordered. Asked twice for our drinks 10 mins after ordering before getting them. Ordered two omakase at a table. It came in three courses with an average wait of 30 mins between each course. Then asked three times after the third course if there was anymore food and 20+ mins later we were told that was the last course. Total number of pieces of sushi - 13 per person. Total dinner time from sit down to paying, close to 2.5 hours. Yes the sushi was good and of nice quality but the poor service totally overshadowed the food and made it a miserable dinner of constant asking and waiting and getting no reply. Even getting water required asked different waitresses two times before getting it. Not once did a waitress come to our table witout us waving them down. And many times if you look at the sushi bar at least one of the three sushi chefs would be standing around. It was not just our table but noticed service was also very slow for all the tables. The cook food seem to come out at a normal pace. If this rating was based on food alone Kiriko would get high marks but unfortunately dining out is also about the service and service at Kiriko is just extremely poor. If you go, go with a lot of patience. With what you pay you would expect much more in the service department. Pros: Good sushi, fresh wasabi Cons: Very poor and slow service, pricey for the service you get more

oshii ryouri yo! 12/26/2005

We came here xmas day with my wife. The food was exceptional, the chef towards the end of the bar, maybe the owner was more than reliable on his recommendations. Not pushy always suggesting. The price is not cheap, but you definitely pay for what you get. However, we had to remind the waiter a few times about a clam miso soup that took almost 15mins to prepare. All in all, I will certainly return! Pros: comfortable, tasty Cons: expensive more

One of the best sushi restaurants in LA 11/13/2005

Tucked away in the Olympic Collection building in the japanese district on Sawtelle, Kiriko ranks among the best sushi I have ever had in LA, and I've tried most of them. They serve very traditional style japanese cuisine. The fish is simply amazing. It melts in your mouth almost like butter. The toro and yellowtail are of course great, but don't miss the red snapper and mackeral. The ambiance is very quiet and comfortable. This isn't a place to take a large group of your rowdiest friends to drink sake and eat sushi. This is more like a church of sushi. Not that you can't or won't speak while you are dining there, but the conversation will invariably revolve around the incredibly delicious sushi you are eating and what you plan on ordering next. Pros: exceptional sushi, traditional Japanese Cons: small, can get crowded more

What A Find! 8/23/2005

In a city known for sushi, Kiriko can holds it's own with anybody. Located in a teeny store front off on the Sawtelle sushi row, off of Olympic, Koriko is quietly serving up some of the best sushi and sashimi in LA. The smoked salmon, lightly smoked on premises, was absolutely phenomenal. Uni was of an extremely higher grade, on par with what you would get at Urusawa but for 1/4 the price. Kiriko also serves three grades of toro, always a sign you are in a true, Edo styled sushi bar. No matter what your personal favorite sushi bar is in LA, check out Kiriko and you will may have a new favorite. Pros: smoked salmon!, uni Cons: small more

For sushi afficianados 4/30/2004

The fish is all hand picked by the chef and prepared exquisitely. The proportion of fish to rice is perfect. Everything from wasabi to ponzu seems to be prepared in house. The omakase (chef's choice) is well worth the price and time. Try any of his homemade icecreams. They're all great! If you're not a fish fan, their entrees are just as well prepared. In particular the smoked salmon (smoked by the chef) and honey balsamic teriyaki chicken. Pros: homemade items, parking nearby more

GREAT SUSHI 10/16/2002

We went KIRIKO last week with my friends. Sushi was outstanding also they have fantastic appetizer like ""White fish carpacchio"" or ""Home made smoked salmon and mango"". My wife don't eat raw fish but she enjoy ""Honey Balsamic Teriyaki Chicken""and ""Grilled black cod"". I went so many Sushi bar or Japanese restaurant in this area. But ... They are different. KIRIKO has little bit twisted taste. more
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Editorial

  • Behind its gold-tinged concrete facade, this mini-mall restaurant comprises little more than a sushi bar and a few closely spaced tables; flower-filled bud vases add a hint of color. Chef-owner Ken Namba's oferings range from simple to adventurous. Menu highlights include a spinach salad with six kinds of mushrooms; mango wrapped in house-smoked salmon; and honey balsamic teriyaki chicken. For dessert, tamago custard and homemade white truffle and brown sugar-ginger ice cream are house specialties.

  • 8/8/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue-Fri 12pm-2:15pm; 6pm-10pm Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, West Los Angeles
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