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Where to Find Superb Sushi Rolls in Los Angeles

For those who aren’t looking for a serious omakase dinner

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There’s nothing quite like an exceptional omakase meal, but it isn’t always possible to break the bank on a parade of pristine cuts of fish. Luckily not all sushi restaurants post signs on their walls forbidding sushi rolls and tempura sides, as there are myriad restaurants across the city that offer everything from classic maki to more outlandish sushi roll concoctions. So go ahead, get extra ponzu on that sushi roll behemoth. No one can tell you otherwise.

Without further ado, the best restaurants for sushi rolls in Los Angeles, presented from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Iroha Sushi of Tokyo

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12953 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 990-9559
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This cozy Studio City restaurant is one of the most popular roll sushi spots in the Valley. While the nigiri and chirashi bowls are more than respectable, plenty of diners come specifically for the creative rolls, maybe of which get extra attention to detail in the plating.

2. Sushi KATSU-YA

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11680 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 985-6976
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One of the most consistently pack sushi joints in the San Fernando Valley, Katsu-ya is a minimalist sushi mecca by chef Katsuya Uechi with three other locations on the north side of the Hollywood Hills.

3. Murakami Sushi

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7160 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 692-1450
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Melrose favorite Murakami isn’t just a great place for affordable chirashi bowl specials, but also for its sushi that satisfies and rainbow and caterpillar roll needs.

4. Noshi Sushi

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4430 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-3458
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Arrive during any acceptable dinner hour, and expect to wait upwards of an hour to snag a table at Koreatown’s ever-popular Noshi Sushi. That’s because over-stuffed rolls like the signature spicy tuna are priced under five bucks, making it easy to walk away without putting much of a dent in the wallet.

5. Izaka-Ya

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8420 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9536
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The West Third location of the Katsu-ya family of restaurants is The Izaka-ya. The crispy rice with spicy tunas has developed its own sort of cult following, but there are plenty of classic and specialty rolls to please all.

 

6. Sushi by H

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480 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-0547
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This boisterous Beverly Grove sushi restaurant doesn’t shy away from specializing in sushi rolls. The modestly priced rolls go from classic caterpiller (eel and avocado) to rainbow all the way to the signature San Vicente roll with crab, spicy tuna, and shrimp tempura wrapped in soy paper.

7. Boss Sushi

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270 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 659-5612

It’s easy to whiz past Boss Sushi’s nondescript storefront right on La Cienaga. However, in-the-know locals frequent Boss for its exceptional quality-to-price ratio and extensive menu of tasty, albeit zany, rolls.

8. KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar

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1110 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 935-3974
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The hand roll specializing off-shoot of the Sugarfish empire, Kazunori is the go-to for well-crafted rolls built with chef Nozawa’s signature warm rice.

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9. Hama Sushi

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347 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-3454
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This popular Little Tokyo restaurant does fine nigiri, but many folks just want rolls covered in sauces and fried tempura bits. The place gets pretty packed every evening so be prepared to wait.

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10. Hamasaku

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11043 California State Route 2
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7636
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This longtime West LA sushi bar was known for its sushi rolls for many years but moved onto high-grade nigiri and omakase offerings. Still, the celebrity-named rolls are a popular part of the menu.

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11. Shojin

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Little Tokyo Shopping Center, 333 Alameda St #310
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-0305
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This vegan sushi spot, with an outlet in Culver City, is one of the few places where those who want a delicious and well-crafted Japanese sushi experience can go. Try the crunchy tiger, made with avocado-wrapped soy “chicken” with crispy potato and wasabi mayo.

12. California Roll Factory

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11629 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 996-2366
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This popular roll delivery and take-out spot in West LA makes reasonably priced roll classics plus a slew of unique named rolls that vary into the dozens. It’s truly a sushi roll fiend’s kind of place.

13. Nozomi

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1757 W Carson St # L
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-5511
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This strip mall sushi spot does a fine omakase and brisk lunch service with chirashi and sushi combos, but they don’t skimp on the rolls either. Try the salmon skin, crunch, or dragon roll for a less-than-serious sushi night.

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1. Iroha Sushi of Tokyo

12953 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

This cozy Studio City restaurant is one of the most popular roll sushi spots in the Valley. While the nigiri and chirashi bowls are more than respectable, plenty of diners come specifically for the creative rolls, maybe of which get extra attention to detail in the plating.

12953 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

2. Sushi KATSU-YA

11680 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

One of the most consistently pack sushi joints in the San Fernando Valley, Katsu-ya is a minimalist sushi mecca by chef Katsuya Uechi with three other locations on the north side of the Hollywood Hills.

11680 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

3. Murakami Sushi

7160 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Melrose favorite Murakami isn’t just a great place for affordable chirashi bowl specials, but also for its sushi that satisfies and rainbow and caterpillar roll needs.

7160 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. Noshi Sushi

4430 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Arrive during any acceptable dinner hour, and expect to wait upwards of an hour to snag a table at Koreatown’s ever-popular Noshi Sushi. That’s because over-stuffed rolls like the signature spicy tuna are priced under five bucks, making it easy to walk away without putting much of a dent in the wallet.

4430 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

5. Izaka-Ya

8420 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The West Third location of the Katsu-ya family of restaurants is The Izaka-ya. The crispy rice with spicy tunas has developed its own sort of cult following, but there are plenty of classic and specialty rolls to please all.

 

8420 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Sushi by H

480 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

This boisterous Beverly Grove sushi restaurant doesn’t shy away from specializing in sushi rolls. The modestly priced rolls go from classic caterpiller (eel and avocado) to rainbow all the way to the signature San Vicente roll with crab, spicy tuna, and shrimp tempura wrapped in soy paper.

480 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. Boss Sushi

270 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

It’s easy to whiz past Boss Sushi’s nondescript storefront right on La Cienaga. However, in-the-know locals frequent Boss for its exceptional quality-to-price ratio and extensive menu of tasty, albeit zany, rolls.

270 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

8. KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar

1110 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
A hand shows off a hand roll of sushi.
Lobster Handroll
KazuNori

The hand roll specializing off-shoot of the Sugarfish empire, Kazunori is the go-to for well-crafted rolls built with chef Nozawa’s signature warm rice.

1110 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

9. Hama Sushi

347 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hama Sushi
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This popular Little Tokyo restaurant does fine nigiri, but many folks just want rolls covered in sauces and fried tempura bits. The place gets pretty packed every evening so be prepared to wait.

347 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

10. Hamasaku

11043 California State Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hamasaku
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This longtime West LA sushi bar was known for its sushi rolls for many years but moved onto high-grade nigiri and omakase offerings. Still, the celebrity-named rolls are a popular part of the menu.

11043 California State Route 2
Los Angeles, CA 90025

11. Shojin

Little Tokyo Shopping Center, 333 Alameda St #310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This vegan sushi spot, with an outlet in Culver City, is one of the few places where those who want a delicious and well-crafted Japanese sushi experience can go. Try the crunchy tiger, made with avocado-wrapped soy “chicken” with crispy potato and wasabi mayo.

Little Tokyo Shopping Center, 333 Alameda St #310
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. California Roll Factory

11629 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

This popular roll delivery and take-out spot in West LA makes reasonably priced roll classics plus a slew of unique named rolls that vary into the dozens. It’s truly a sushi roll fiend’s kind of place.

11629 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

13. Nozomi

1757 W Carson St # L, Torrance, CA 90501

This strip mall sushi spot does a fine omakase and brisk lunch service with chirashi and sushi combos, but they don’t skimp on the rolls either. Try the salmon skin, crunch, or dragon roll for a less-than-serious sushi night.

1757 W Carson St # L
Torrance, CA 90501

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