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Map & Directions 129 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • Japanese, Sushi
  • Daily 5:45pm-10:15pm, Mon-Fri 11:45am-2:15pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

If Nobu Matsuhisa were nothing more than a gifted sushi master, running his successful restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills and training a couple of apprentices a year, he would still be exalted in the refrigerated fish warehouses downtown. But he is not. He is the one who changed the game. And as the baron of a sushi empire that stretches from London to Peru and the inventor of a strange, new cuisine, he is perhaps the only Japanese chef in Los Angeles whose influence is felt as strongly in Japan as it is California. And it couldn't be felt more strongly here. Whenever you taste chopped chiles on sashimi or warmed oil on a sliver of fluke, that's Matsuhisa's influence at work. When you notice that one new restaurant out of three gilds its yellowtail with black truffles or its albacore with crushed garlic, that's Matsuhisa, too. His restaurant is the most influential in California since Spago. And if, when you visit, reserving far in advance and rubbing shoulders with both Robert De Niro and busloads of Japanese tourists, you notice that the famous omakase menu hasn't changed in years, that you are still going to get new-style shrimp sashimi, sashimi salad, miso-marinated cod and (if you rate it) toro tartare with caviar, you will remember to sit at the sushi bar next time and pull the best out of the chefs.

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  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    If you want amazing sushi, go to Matsuhisa. It’s a more low-key, simple sushi bar in Los Angeles. Delicious sushi! -Candice Kumai, Top Chef

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    The DNA upon which the Nobu empire was built, Mats is celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first restaurant ever, and his best by a margin. Locals who hate on it are lying to themselves. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    You can't help but feel the Chef’s passion for his cuisine once you're inside. Make sure to order an Omakase menu with, of course, his signature sake. -Roy Yamaguchi, Top Chef Masters

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the one or two most important chefs ever to come out of Los Angeles, combining izakaya cooking and Peruvian flavors into a style that inspired chefs all around the world.

  • Bravo on 11/18/10

    One of my favorite places. -Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of NJ

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