1911 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002534.047571 -118.435091
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, West Los Angeles
Loved it! – Awesome sushi experience at Sushi Masu!
The place is quite small, not good for groups over 4. It was not busy when my husband and I went and we were able to sit at the bar but I would recommend making reservations ahead of time.
I absolutely loved everything I tried: toro sushi, delicious melted in my mouth, fresh and tasty halibut, tuna, salmon, amazingly good spicy tuna on crispy rice (a must get!), daily specials cooked scallops with eggplant...
The service was perfect, staff is friendly. Prices are decent ($90 for 2); I will definitively go back.
Simply good – the place is small, 6 tables and the bar. lots of specials. today white tuna, salmon toro, spicy tuna on crispy rice, sauteed scallops rolled in eggplant with tiger shrimps. and more.
very friendly chefs too.
a place to go back, definitively
Huge disappointment! – I've been to many other sushi omakase places, and had a good initial first impression of Sushi Masu when I went on a weekday night. It wasn't busy. We had great service and food. Everyone ordered omakase, and they even made a special "cooked" omakase for me that included delicious pieces of cooked fish (since I'm pregnant). However, on my second time going there, I had the omakase again. After everyone else completed their regular omakase dishes, the server finally realized that Masu has forgotten my order. Also, the server (who remembered me) had PROMISED that I would not simply get cooked rolls; but when I finally received my order (when everyone else was done eating), all I received were 3 cooked rolls! The "omakase" consisted of 2 eel rolls and one shrimp tempura roll for $25! Masu's excuse afterwards was "it's busy tonite". All he had to do was explain that before hand that I wouldn't be able to get pieces of sushi, and I would have chosen something else. Anyone can order rolls off the menu; I didn't need to pay the special omakase price for simple rolls that weren't even that great. Neither Masu nor the server apologized for their lack of communication. All I can say is that we're never going back there. There are plenty of other great omakase places like Sasabune and Katsu-ya that will provide better service for better sushi. There are also cheaper places that sell great sushi rolls. This place cannot accomodate people easily on weekends or if there are any special needs. Don't go there to just be disappointed!
Would definitely recommend. – We go out eat sushi ALOT. Wow - this is an excellent find. To try a new sushi place, we usually ask for the "omakase" at the sushi bar. This is when the sushi chief chooses for you based on what is the best available for the day and based on his expertise. Some places like at Sushi Roku have a set Omakase menu which has nothing to do with what is fresh for the day -- yuk. But at Sushi Masu, we thoroughly enjoyed our first time there, that we have been back 3 more times since. Only major drawback for us is that we also like to enjoy good sake. Sushi Masu unfortunately has really awful (2 types of poor quality) sake selection. We would go more often if it wasn't for that. We even thought if it wasn't too tacky to bring our own, but were too chicken to ask. But not everyone likes sake as much as we do with our sushi, so would still highly recommend this restaurant.
Best Sushi in Town – I have been going to Sushi Masu for about a year now, several times a week. If you want great sushi, a great chef, and reasonable prices, this is definately the local place to go in West L.A. I highly recommend Sushi Masu!!!!!
Incredible sushi, excellent chef – I've been going to Sushi Masu since back around 2001 and the quality of the sushi has never disappointed. The selection is good and the freshness is excellent. There isn't a snobby atmosphere about the place although you'd think the food is good enough to have one. I've been eating sushi for over 20 years and this is probably my favorite restaurant. It's not like Matsuhisa or Ginza Sushiko in it's specialties, but it's what I look for in a restaurant I want to frequent, excellent food, very fresh sushi, good service, and a fair price.
Everything about this Westside sushi place is nondescript--except the food. – In Short
After 16 years in Little Tokyo, chef Mashiko moved into this narrow Westside slot. Hidden in plain sight on a busy commercial strip with an unremarkable exterior, it's sought out by sushi die-hards. The sashimi is arranged with flourish, and the nigiri presentations are technically precise--the chef will provide background on the finite details of shaping rice and draping the fish for interested parties. For non-sushi eaters, there's teriyaki, fried chicken, and salads.
Best sushi in LA – I've tried just about every sushi place in town and Sushi Masu by far is the best. He manages to get the freshest and most unique fish (The white tuna is like nothing you've ever tasted) and everyone on staff is always friendly. It's small and fills up quickly on date nights, but we've never had to wait long. It's always more fun sitting at the bar, chatting with Masu and having him take care of you, but you wont be let down if you're at a table. Besides the fab sushi, they have great cooked dishes as well (one of my favs is the soft shell crab & vegetables).
Underappreciated Gem! – Four of my friends and I went to this hole-in-the-wall sushi place on Westwood Boulevard. We'd heard good things about it as it was highly rated in Zagat, but were a little skeptical because we'd never seen the restaurant too full. After eating there, all I can say is that I don't understand why it took me three and a half years to eat here. The service was great, constantly checking on us and keeping drinks full. The salads (albacore and seafood over half avacado) were amazing. As for the sushi, it was really good too. The WHITE TUNA may be the best piece of sushi I've ever had. And it's inexpensive! The toro and green onion roll was simple but tasty. Soft shell crab rolls were well prepared and delicious. Cost? Amazingly affordable. Get yourself over to this great sushi place as fast as you can--you won't regret it.
Great food, no attitude! – This little restaurant can be easy to miss if you're driving down Westwood Blvd. but its definitely worth keeping your eyes peeled. While their strength is the artistic and fresh sushi, everything else on the menu is very creative and very delicious. There are several dishes that you don't find in many Japanese restaurants anymore, especially the clear Dobin soup which is wonderful during these winter months.
The service is terrific but more importantly, Chef Masu is so much fun to hang out with! Sushi bars nowadays have become so trendy and sushi chefs such prima donnas, that its refreshing to find this quiet unassuming restaurant that focuses simply on delivering a great meal.
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