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A New Japanese Contender Fights For Sushi Supremacy in Beverly Hills

Sushi Tama is open with sleek digs and outdoor dining, plus handroll DIY kits and a $45 omakase

From above, a shot of sushi takeout in a box, with nori and rice on the side.
Sushi Tama
Sushi Tama
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

More takeout sushi is now available in greater Los Angeles during the ongoing pandemic, as Sushi Tama has opened at 116 Robertson Boulevard, inside of Robertson Plaza. The restaurant comes to LA by way of the Shōwa Hospitality team, who operate both Japanese and Mexican restaurants across the globe.

Sushi Tama is run by chef Hideyuki Yoshimoto. The menu is available for takeout and outdoor dining for now, and includes options for sashimi, nigiri, maki, temaki, and more, including takeout donburi rice bowls and a do-it-at-home temaki set. A ten-piece take-out omakase nigiri set runs $45.

As for the space, don’t expect much at the moment given the limitations against indoor dining. That said, the pared-down restaurant is sleek and soft, with lots of wood and low light for a mellow ambiance inside.

Shōwa is perhaps best known in Southern California for its restaurants in the greater San Diego area, including Himitsu in La Jolla and the Taco Stand, with locations across San Diego and into Orange County. The group has a number of Japanese and Mexican restaurants in Florida, New York City, and in Mexico City as well.

The group has plenty of competition in the La Cienega / Beverly Hills / West Hollywood area for quality sushi, from the famed Matsuhisa just to the south the Michelin-level Sushi Ginza Onodera to the north. Sushi Tama is open now, keeping hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with reservations available on Resy.

Sushi Tama Robertson

116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90211