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12217 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2589
+1 310-820-9787
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Santa Monica, California
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286 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend took me here for lunch last week. First, because of its upstairs location, I never knew it existed. Next, the food, service and ambiance were a pleasant treat. We each ordered the Omakase Lunch Special plus extras, and green tea. We enjoyed toro, tuna , blue crab roll Kumamoto oyster and a few other choice goodies. The food... More 

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maplewood, New Jersey, USA
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The sushi was hands down some of the best I've ever had...and I've been to some of the top sushi restaurants in LA and NY. Do not be fooled by its lackluster location in a strip mall atop a Pizza Hut - nor it's traditional sushi menu (nothing but sushi and some handrolls). This was a most amazing experience. I... More 

Thank msudlik
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Echigo is located on Santa Monica Blvd. near Amherst on the second floor of a standard strip mall in West Los Angeles. There are both surface and underground parking. When you enter, there is a hand written sign that warns you that there are no special rolls, spicy rolls, or other non-sushi/sashimi offerings. No teriyaki, soup or appetizers. Just sushi... More 

Thank mdbgoldfamily
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Echigo is located a few blocks west of the 405 on Santa Monica, which no issues for parking as they boast a spacious underground carpark. Its more of a traditional Japanese sushi/sashimi restaurant than the usual Californian offering. No fried or grilling etc……just great sushi and even better sashimi with an excellent variety of seafood and fish. All fresh and... More 

Thank radw51
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

It's in a bit of an unlikely location but the quality of the sushi is great - some unusual items on the menu and some daily specials which were all served simply but expertly. Some of the best sushi we've ever had outside Japan. The waitress was friendly and helpful and made our family feel very welcome.

Thank DrJeeves
Malibu, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Omakase, omagod! Same day fish, master chef! Go early when it is not crowded for the best experience.

1 Thank Max A
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Such amazing sushi! I'd say the quality of the fish is comparable to Sasabune - high end and everything melts in your mouth. Nothing fancy about the ambiance and decor - very unassuming. But I'm rating this place solely based on the good. Hands down one of the best sushi restaurants in LA.

1 Thank christina a
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Warm rice, warm service in a non traditional environment....... Best sushi on the Westside of LA.. A classic example of don't judge the food by the appearance of the outside of the place.

Thank Graham W
Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

I went for lunch, knowing that the place lacks charm and is situated in a shopping center but ready to compromise for the sake of (apparently) outstanding sushi. Well, i had the sushi lunch consisting in 5 pieces of sushi plus one crab roll. The sushi was average and so was the roll. Even the celebrated warm rice... They do... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2008

Moderately priced, but excellent, sushi. Always Chef's Choice at the sushi bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12217 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2589
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-820-9787

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