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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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Iroha Sushi of Tokyo

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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.

Sushi KATSU-YA

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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.

Murakami Sushi

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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.

Noshi Sushi

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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.

Izaka-Ya

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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.

 

Sushi by H

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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.

Boss Sushi

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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.

KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

California Roll Factory

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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.

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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Iroha Sushi of Tokyo

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.

Sushi KATSU-YA

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.

Murakami Sushi

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.

Noshi Sushi

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.

Izaka-Ya

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.

 

Sushi by H

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.

Boss Sushi

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.

KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar

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.

A hand shows off a hand roll of sushi.
Lobster Handroll
KazuNori

Hama Sushi

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.

Hama Sushi
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Hamasaku

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.

Hamasaku
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Shojin

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.

California Roll Factory

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.

Nozomi

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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