If you haven't heard of Ginza Onodera, then make way for one of the best sushi omakase specialists in the world. Last year, the chainlet made headlines when it announced a future New York City location set to open this fall, but a forum post on LA Food Talk Central leaks that Onodera is opening in West Hollywood along La Cienega some time in February 2016.
Ginza Onodera (not to be confused with Masa Takayama's late Ginza Sushiko which formerly lived in the current Urasawa space) boasts $160, $220, and even up to $250 per person omakases (which include tip) at their Honolulu, Hawaii outlet, though it's conceivable that prices could be even higher in Los Angeles. Many of the forum rats on LA Food Talk Central commented that Ginza Onodera is the best sushi they've had in the United States, surpassing even the best ones in Los Angeles.
Much like Shunji, Urasawa, Q, Sushi Zo, and Sushi Tsujita, Ginza Onodera is a counter-based tasting menu specialist that combines nigiri sushi, sashimi, and composed plates in a long format. Adding Ginza Onodera makes Los Angeles a contender for one of, if not the best, Japanese food scenes in the U.S. Throw in the recently opened Raku (which came via Vegas), plus the impending tempura and yakiniku specialists destined for Beverly Hills, and L.A. is certainly going to be a terrific place for high-end Japanese fare.
Sushi Ginza Onodera
609 La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA