13400 Washington Blvd Ste 102, Marina Del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.991423 -118.444721
Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun, 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Culver - West
Don't make me do it angry Korean Food Lady....
First let me begin by saying I have been coming here for over 5+ years now and today was my last time coming.
When they first opened the food was great and the service was fine. It seems though that every year they get just a little bit ruder and the food gets just a little bit less fresh.
Their prices certainly do not justify the food. You can get far better food at any number of great Sushi places (Try Nagao's in Brentwood or Sakura in Culver City).
Their presentation is nice. I give them that but that is why I am giving them 1 star.
First off this is not a sushi place. It is a Korean "fusion" cafe. Much of their food has MSG in it. Also much of their food like the noodles and meats have loads of sugar in them as well for flavor. Remember saturated fats and sugar are a cardiac arrest waiting to happen.
Also much of their fish may be mislabeled. Often fish served as Tuna may not in fact be tuna. Just search online for "Tuna mislabeled:"
With that said I would be willing to forgive the declining food, the poor value for the money, the mislabeled fish, and the sad service if it wasn't for the angry Korean Food Lady that owns the place. All I did was ask for a simple substitution of the high in Mercury Tuna that they serve . They have been doing this for me for years because she know I do not eat Tuna or fake tuna. But today she was in a bad mood and not only refused to do it for me but picked a fight with me in front of the entire joint. Really, Angry Korean Food lady? Really? You are ready to loose a customer of 5+ years and have someone walk out just because you are not willing to omit or substitute 1 piece of sushi? I was totally willing to pay for any sub. She just refused. Like I said in the beginning: It's sad how this place has gone down and mainly because of poor management. Go to Nagaos or Sakura, you will be better served there.
Consistently Great Food, Service, and Ambiance – This restaurant always lives up to our expectations every time we go there. The restaurant is intimate and the service is top notch. The food is also spectacular and eclectic. They have the run of the mill california rolls, but there are pages and pages of delicious sushi innovations. They are also open late and make a great late night snack that you won't feel guilty about!
Perfect – This by far besides club sushi is my favorite sushi spot. make sure to come here on a Friday when there is people. you get a great environment here
awful service – I'd been to Kaya a few times and the food was generally good but definitely overpriced. My boyfriend wanted to go there for his birthday dinner and then to a movie just down the street. When we got to the restaurant we were told that the wait would be about 20 minutes so after 40 minutes, I checked in and was told that there was only one table ahead of us. Another 10 minutes go by and I watch 3 tables get seated ahead of us, all of whom I'd seen arrive at the restaurant after us, so I approached the hostess a second time and when she looked at her list again, our table pager number wasn't even on it. It's now been almost an hour wait and we're seated next. They didn't even offer anything complimentary to make up for their mistakes, not even a birthday dessert. A little good will would have gone a long way but apparently Kaya does not understand good customer service. We ended up eating a lukewarm appetizer that was supposed to be hot, paying a lot for not very much food, and missing our movie because of the wait. Needless to say, we will not be back and I do not recommend it.
Beautiful water design, good sushi, nice friendly service – This is a small place so making reservations is probably best. Beautiful design with waterfalls inside and candle lighting. We ordered a lot of different appetizers and rolls. The rolls were excellent, particularly the handrolls. Some were a bit too large to eat easily, but all were very tasty. Veggie tempura was not to my taste, a bit dry. Also, I didn't think the hot sake was the greatest. But this is a sushi place and the sushi itself was great. Service was fast, the food kept coming and coming. Overall, I do recommend this place.
AMAZINGG but priceyyy.... – my cousin is one of the chefs at kaya sushi and he made all my dishes =) My first time was absolutely amazing. So creative with their rolls and menu. I tried what was called a golden pyramid? it was stacked with edible golden flakes... it was truly top notch.. i would go again for a birthday celebration or something.
Fresh fish and funky rolls = great dinner. – I have both eaten here and ordered out many times...and I can say that the fish is always fresh and the food cooked to perfections. Despite it's small size, the amabiance is gorgeous...it's dimly lit with a water stream wall and a plasma tv listing the night's special rolls. The food is AMAZING...there are millions of rolls to choose from, which I'd have to say is a their downside b/c it takes forever to read through the menu and decide! My favs: Anne's roll, Sunny's roll, Tataki's roll, and Winter roll...but I'm sure that'll change b/c I'm always trying new ones that turn out to be just as delicious as the others! Other good items to note: sashimi specials, dynamites, and tofu dishes. The service can be slow, but I'm not one to ever mind b/c I'm always with good company. I HIGHLY reccomend Kaya.
Great service and price – Hey guys: If you want to take your girlfriend to a romantic sushi place that you want good service, good food and not a hole in your pocket, try Kaya sushi. The food is great and the price is very resonable, moreover; the service is superb. The only thing that is disapointing is the business hours. The cut of time for dinner is 22:30 and they close at 23:00.
The best Korean/Japanese food in Marina Del Rey – Everytime I go there the service is nice and the food is even better. Plus all the servers speak perfect English you will have noe problem communicating with them. They have amazsing interior and a giant TV. They have this Korean traditional drum that you can h it if yo uare satisfied and yet I've always had to h it that every time I go there. Kaya is definitely the best Korean/Japanese restaurant nearby including Marina Derl Rey, El Segundo/Hawthorne, Hermosa/Redondo beach area. I bet you anything you order here is going to taste extraordinary.
For the price, good grubbin' – I'm usually not very keen on Koreans doing sushi, but this place does a great job. I wouldn't call them the best sushi in L.A. (Kanpai is my favorite), but for the price, you can really get your grub on. Their staff is really nice and attentive and the ambience is good. I like this place.
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