11056 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.140918 -118.371455
Mon - Thu, 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - midnight; Sun, noon - 10pm
Best anywhere – sushi dan on ventura rocks on every level. just go and you will see why.
Best rolls anywhere, great quality sushi and sashimi...great vibe and great music. Great for dates.
yummy in my tummy – I love Sushi Dan. I love that they have so many choices of rolls and sashimi plates. I am obsessed with their tuna tartare. It is a mound of spicy tuna, masago and avocado. For $12 you can't beat that! I also love their baked green mussels, the monkey fire cracker, the albacore with crispy red onions...all to die for! Their prices are totally reasonable. Parking can be a bit of a hassle but so worth it!
Best sushi place for the money – Great value, lots of FANTASTIC food. I love the baked rolls here!!! Aside from it being loud, I always think of sushi dan when I want sushi!!
Every week if I can! – Sushi Dan is my number one sushi spot. It's where my girlfriend first introed me to sushi (I thought I didnt like fish!) and we go back almost every week. Great price and AMAZING sushi. Be sure to try the Hungry roll and the Crazy Danny. My girlfriend loves the Hot Night. Dont forget some Saki,
Parking can be a pain in the lot, so you might have to drive around.
I am addicted... – Ok Ok...if you are all about traditional sushi, go to little tokyo or some of the places in the valley where the sushi chef is more like a Japanese version of the "soup Notsi" (spelled wrong because citysearch considers this an inappropriate word!) on Seinfeld.
It's called "Rockin' Sushi" for a reason.
They have a ton of yummy and inventive rolls to choose from.
However here are the three things I highly highly highly recommend:
1.Sizzling albacore sashimi (with jalapenos, onions and garlic)...it melts in your mouth and has so much flavor that I am so addicted I may need to get help.
2. Spicy tuna tartar...a tower of yummy tuna goodness, sometimes I just eat this
3. ventura roll...kind of along the idea of the tartar above but with a roll underneath and some fresh tomatoes thrown in for fun.
I have tried a bunch of other rolls that are great, too...911, hot night, danny roll...it's so fun to try a new one everytime!
Their rolls are large, as mentioned by the review below. Sometimes they fall apart...but all in all, I have never had the same experience as the previous review with lack of taste! Quite the opposite!
The vibe is casual and fun, the prices are AWESOME and the food is delicious!
Beware of ordering too much too soon...their dishes are generous and if you are sitting at a table, you will run out of room because they use huge plates for presentation sake (which I happen to appreciate).
The parking lot is a crapshoot...sometimes (early in the night) you score and sometimes you are circling a bit to find somewhere to park.
This place is not truly Authentic...but what is in Los Angeles, anyway? :)
Either way, it's delicious.
(P.S. I prefer this Sushi Dan to the one opened in West LA.)
Never again. – I'm a huge fan of sushi (see my review for Sushi Go 55); however, last night all I wanted was Tempura Udon. Once I saw their menu, I decided to try a Spider roll. They definitely had some very tasty sounding rolls. My husband stuck with sashimi, he did however diverge a little by ordering the Garlic Tuna Sashimi. I should mention we sat at the sushi bar. I like to see the chef's in action. My husband's Hamachi (yellowtail) sashimi and Garlic Tuna sashimi arrived almost instantaneously. Good. But that's where "good" ended. Asked what he thought of the sashimi, he said "Tasteless." Good sushi has taste. The fish is not meant to be a carrier for wasabi and sauces. As I watched our chef prepare my Spider roll I started to suspect something was not right when he unceremoniously squirted about a quarter of his unagi sauce bottle all over my roll! When it was plopped down in front of me, ugh.... yuk, it was drowning in sauce. For good reason too. To hide the taste of the crab! How do I say this? It was bad. One bite and I put it aside. The roll was also enormous, a normal Spider roll you should be able to pop a whole piece in your mouth (sushi is meant to be bite-sized NOT something massive that falls apart when you try to eat it). To eat the roll, I had to dismantle it and just eat the content. The taste was so sickenly sweet from all the sauce, I stopped eating that too after 1 piece.
A sure sign that the sushi restaurant you are about to eat in is (a.) not serving quality fish or (b.) american-ized and not japanese at all is to look at their specials. Are their specials a straight list of the fresh fish of the day or are they a list of 20 or so "crazy" rolls or concoctions, where it's really all about the sauce? If the latter, avoid, unless that's your style. In which case, Sushi Dan will be perfect for you.
Best Sushi, hands down! – The best sushi restaurant in all the land!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have been going there for over 6 years. Always awesome, always affordable, healthy portions, and ROCKIN sushi! The only sushi place I will go to because all else never even compare!
So good! – At first I was upset there wasn't valet and parking seemed impossible especially in the dark alley, then I was upset because the outside looked like a Liquor store, then when we were seated and our food came I was happy. I remember Sushi Dan as being one of the best places I've ever had sushi. I didn't like the interior as much as I did the food. Apparently, the one on sunset has a better decor. As a joke, a friend said it was his bday and we got this free dessert, tempura green tea which was really tasty.
Not worth the buzz – This place had okay sushi, was not wowed at all. The service was good, not outstanding. we sat at the sushi bar and was just not impressed. Trying to find parking was a joke - but if the restaurant was good enough we don't care about parking. There are so many other tastier sushi restaurants to dine, try Ahi Sushi on Ventura or even Tengu in Westwood. Or go next door to Fox and Hound for a pint and listen to good live music.
Worst service ever!!! – Went here on a Saturday night with a group of 5 and I was simply amazed at how great the food is and how completely awful the service is. I thought the atmosphere was young, fun, and loud in a good way. We didn't wait too terribly long for a table, but we did make reservations and got seated about 30 minutes after we arrived. The sushi chefs all say HI to everyone when you walk in - and you can't help but say hello back to them. But after sitting for what seemed like eternity without any food or water it was all I could do not to go to the kitchen and get it myself!!! EVERY time we wanted anything at all we had to literally grab any waiter we happened to see and drag them back to the table. It was all worth it for the Las Vegas Roll and the baked salmon roll though!!! Food = Phenomenal / Service = Terrible
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