Kiwami

(818) 579-2977 | View Website

11920 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions   91604

34.142866 -118.391661

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 12:00pm-2:30pm; 5:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat. 5:30pm-10:30pm

Sun 3:00pm-9:30pm

 
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From The Owners of Kiwami

Traditional Japanese Favorites & Exotic New Cuisine


About Kiwami

  • For Fun
  • For Anniversaries
  • For Every Occassion

Sushi, sashimi, tempura and other traditional Japanese favorites are joined by new signature dishes such as halibut wrapped with uni, calamari with pasta, Kobe beef in bamboo leaf, and Kobe-style filet with foie gras. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly.


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Reviews for Kiwami

Recommends
4.0

great for patio, rolls – this is a good spot for sushi rolls. the house one is the best. avoid the one with avo and eel sauce -- to gloopy, globby sweet. patio is pretty and best place to sit. it's tucked in the back. i've heard this is a fave haunt with many celebs. staff are very nice and friendly. convenient to bar-hop afterward.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Kiwami will rule "sushi row"! – My husband and I recently had dinner at Kiwami, and it's a fantastic new addition to our beloved "sushi row" (on Ventura blvd). We started with Blue Fin Tuna (flown in from Spain) $16, then on to Skip Jack Poke $9, Jalapeno Yellowtail $16, Unagi Shirayaki (first steamed, then baked) $10, Tasmanian Trout in foil $15, Mixed Tempura $16, Spicy Tuna with Baked Crab Roll $12. We loved EVERY BITE! Lots of photos on MyLastBite

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Never had a bad experience!! – I go once or twice a week and sit at the bar. Order a spicy tuna hand roll with avocado on soy paper, then order a baked crab hand roll on soy paper, then order the yellowtail. Next, try to remember three things you have eaten in a row in the past that could possibly compete!!!

I don't go on Monday's as Richard the sushi chef is not there. He is THE MAN when it comes to sushi!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Service was terrible, hot food was horrible, sushi was decent – Just returned from dinner at Teru sushi, was a terrible experience. The server was rude, slow and didnt seem to care. Had to request help from manager several times and he made no apologies for the bad service. Ordered hot food as well as sushi. Hot food was bad and overpriced. Sushi was fine. Overall experience was bad and will not repeat and would not recommend. Way to many good choices out there to waste your time here.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

This stalwart sushi bar continues to win fans with its sophisticated sashimi and mellow trappings. – The Scene
This veteran of L.A.'s sushi scene might lack Matsuhisa's cachet and Miyagi's prime location, but it does offer carefully prepared sushi in a refined atmosphere. Its koi-stocked pond, wooden accents and prominent sushi bar contribute to a mellow--albeit unoriginal--mood. Even on busy nights, service snaps with efficiency.

The Food
Start with the ahi tataki salad: fresh ahi tuna, seared and lightly cursted with sesame seeds. Artistry and freshness command the sushi and sashimi menus. Next, pick from handrolls such as the California, spicy tuna and salmonskin. Sushi rolls include tuna roll, yellowtail roll and cucumber roll.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

consistently good – I've been coming to Teru for over 10 yrs. The sushi is always top quality. Toro and hamachi is the best. Order the Yaki appetizer and grab a seat at the bar. Prices are not value, but anyone that knows sushi would agree you get what you pay for. Anyone that rates the sushi her avg or below avg doesnt know sushi or goes to sushi bars on sunday....

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

This is NOT good sushi – Went there on a Saturday night sat at sushi bar. Lively scene, not like a library like the more serious places. However, the fish was average at best. Requested "omikase", chef's choice. After the second course, the chef asked us to tell him what we wanted, indicating lack of interest, did not know what was good or just did not care. The toro and hamachi were the best, while the other fish was not of high quality. Would not recommend as other sushi places, including the all-you-can eat places (though not recommended), are almost as good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great omakase, pleaasing atmosphere – we already know what kind of experience we're going to have when we have Masa serve us. anything freshly flown in from japan, anything new we haven't tried before and always the freshest quality. the best part about it: you can relax from your day, enjoy your conversation and don't have to think, you're always getting one amazing dish after another.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

too much – i was starving, we ordered a TON of sushi, and i could barely eat one roll... the fish didn't seem fresh, they had YMCA playing in the backround, which would have been amusing had the food been tasty... all in all it was not a good experience. i wouldn't recommend it, i found the seaweed to be ultra chewy. which for me- is enough to say "oh no."

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome! – My friend celebrated his birthday there tonight, and a few other buddies tagged along with us. Great food, very fresh and deliciously tasty (especially the spider rolls and the spicy tuna rolls, my favorites), and an awesome atmosphere with good crowd and service. Definitely one of LA's better sushi spots.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Excellent quality and freshness! – One of my favorites that rarely has an off night. The fish is always very fresh and the sushi chefs are friendly and helpful. The Unagi is particularly wonderful and always has the perfect texture and sauce. The yellowtail and spicy tuna rolls.. perfect.

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