Our omakase menus showcase Chef Hiro’s interpretation of artisan Edo-style sushi. Offerings vary seasonally and feature that day’s highest quality selections. Chef Hiro begins with tsumami (small appetizers), before serving multiple sashimi and nigiri sushi courses. Chef Hiro considers his rice as important as the fish, and it reflects decades of cultivating a precise balance of red vinegar (brewed from aged sake cakes) and sea salt. Chef Hiro employs varied techniques to coax optimal flavor profiles from the fish, including aging (a process called nekaseru), curing, and adjusting temperatures just before serving. This exacting attention extends to the sauces, salts and garnishes applied to evince the essence of each particular fish. In every dish, Chef Hiro seeks to harmonize size, appearance, temperature, texture, and taste. With Chef Hiro modulating these subtle variables, you need only put your trust in his hands and savor each bite at its moment of perfection.
To complement your one-of-a-kind omakase experience, we offer a curated selection of fine sakes, craft beers and wines.
Our knowledgeable servers are available to guide your choice, and can also suggest sake flights or pairings throughout the entire menu.
Chef, Hiroyuki Naruke
Chef, Hiroyuki Naruke, is a Tokyo native who has refined his craft as an itamae (chef) for more than 25 years. After apprenticing at restaurants in Tokyo and Honolulu, Chef Hiro and his wife, Kyoko, opened Nogizaka Sushi Yuki in Tokyo’s Mid-town district. Their intimate, six-seat restaurant facilitated the personal control and attention to detail to elevate Chef Hiro’s preparations to new
levels that reflected both traditional expression of Edomae sushi as well as his personal influence.
A trio of devotees of Chef Hiro’s Tokyo restaurant urged him to accept the challenge to transport his elegant, pure style to the world’s second most sushi-obsessed city. This opportunity resonated with Chef Hiro because of his pride in Edo-style sushi as his country’s culinary gift to the world—and because it is a form rarely executed to its full potential outside of Japan.
We are open now.
Evening reservations can be made for either 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. seatings. Because guests are not presently permitted to wait inside the restaurant, we kindly request that patrons joining for the early seating be mindful that other guests might be arriving at 8:15 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please contact our reservation desk at 213.225.6285 for reserve your table or spot at the sushi bar using the button below. When making your reservation, Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Because we are a small space, we ask that dinner reservations be held by a credit card.
*Please note that the bill will reflect a 20% service charge, which under California state law is subject to sales tax. No additional gratuities are expected.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation time will result in a $150 per person charge.
Valet parking is currently closed. You can find a parking around our restaurant.
We look forward to having you and sharing our dedication to Japanese tradition and culture.