405 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions 9029233.981244 -118.463475
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Fri, Sat, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun, 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Marina Del Rey, Marina Del Ray, West LA
Best food and Service in LA – I absolutely love Kifune!!!! It is a amazing restaurant and the food is to die for! The owner of this restaurant is so friendly and personable... I highly recommend this place. Great food and the best environment in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Disappointing – I wanted to like this place... it's within walking distance and I love sushi. The restaurant is extremely loud... and what's with the Christmas lights on the inside? I was hoping that the food would make up for the sensory overload, but it just wasn't good.
mediocre at best. don't know what everyone else is talking about... – ok first off the bar is fun and drinks are cheap, the service is decent, and everything is prompt
that being said the fish is not fresh, the portions are average, and the rolls are seriously lacking in quality of composition. i'm not sure what passes for sushi in venice, but i live in hollywood and i can't remember the last time i was that disappointed with sushi up in my neck of the woods.
LOYAL CUSTOMERS – Great chefs! Great Sushi! My family has been regulars for almost 5 years and it only gets better every time we go. The staff has become friends and we aren't the only people who feel that way ... they seem to have a loyal customer base.
As for the food, if our 10 year old will eat it - it HAS to be good! The sushi pieces are generous and fresh!
Best Local Sushi Joint So Far – Great food, service, ambience and location. I love good sushi and cannot ever have enough of it. This is so far the best I have found around the neighborhood. The seafood is very fresh and all the sushi/sashimi/rolls I have tried so far are great. They keep the food simple: fresh fish, great cuts, tasty lightly-flavored sushi rice & flavorful wasabi (some places have such bad wasabi I felt necessary to point it out). The amount that is given per order is pretty decent too. The service is pretty quick and the waitresses are nice & kinda cute, which works for me. The decoration is pretty cool too, how a comfortable local sushi joint should be. The location is great b/c is right at the beginning of the strip you can still find parking on the street if you don't mind walking a little bit and really don't want to valet your car.
Great Sushi – I was invited here by a friend and do not live in close proximity but will make the drive
anytime to go here. The Sushi is the best. They give you large pieces that hang over the rice,
it literally melts in your mouth. You absolutely have to sit at the sushi bar because the chefs are
welcoming and lots of fun. Not only will you enjoy the food but you will have a great time eating it as well.
So right for so many reasons... – I've been eating here for years, ever since I moved into the neighborhood. First and most importantly, the food is great. The fish is of the highest quality, served in massive slices that hang over the rice. Order from the menu and you'll be fine, but if you let the chefs create special dishes for you, you'll be blown away. Also, each and every person who works there treats you like family, and if you sit at the sushi bar you'll have the time of your life with the chefs. Since it's primarily a local crowd, the people eating there are as friendly as the staff and make everyone feel welcome. One cautionary note, however, is that some of the humor at the sushi bar can be, um, blue...from the chefs and patrons alike. Still, I've never had a problem bringing friends and family, all of whom leave loving the place. There's a full cocktail bar to relax at before and after dinner, too.
Everybody's got their arguments about the best sushi in LA, but taking everything into account --from food to price to people-- this is LA's very best sushi restaurant.
THE BEST SUSHI JOINT ANYWHERE ON THE WESTSIDE – This little "Neighborhood Hot-Spot" shouldn't be a "Neighborhood Hot-Spot"---it should be an "LA Hot-Spot!" The staff is warm and inviting, the atmosphere fun and whimsical with strands of Christmas lights hanging everywhere... its not a place where you drive by and immediately think "I have to try that out" but once you get in the door, you are absolutely hooked! I am convinced that my boyfriend and I pay the mortgage there every month--there have been weeks where we've gone in four nights in a row! If there is even one negative thing I would say, its that the price of their vegetable sushi rolls is really overpriced--but hey, you get what you pay for, and at Kifune you always get quality.
Great sushi, even better service! – Kifune does not disappoint! Sushi is fresh - generously sized. The management and staff are incredibly friendly. Locals love the sushi bar where the lively chefs prepare delicious food and create a light and friendly atmosphere to "help you relax after working hard all week".
Awesome sushi – I have been to A LOT of sushi places in LA and this has got to be up at the top of this list. The fish and wasabi are so fresh. You must get the smoked salmon sashimi (but you better get there before it runs out!) Sushi lovers will love Kifune.
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