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Sushi To Go: Los Angeles

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By Sophie Brochu
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Authentic sushi. Sushi re-interpreted. Plant-based sushi. Sushi omakase. Los Angeles has it all. Whatever type of sushi you’re looking for, we have it right here. This is our curated list of excellent places to get takeout sushi right now.

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Asanebo

Studio City

Asanebo has been serving quality sushi since ’91, and now, they’re serving it to go. Choose from chef Tetsuya Nakao’s sushi combos, bento boxes, a tasting menu, chirashi, and à la carte sushi rolls. Add on some Japanese tea and sake. Pick up is offered seven days per week.

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The Brothers Sushi

Woodland Hills

This is the spot for luxurious sushi platters, omakase meals for two, and DIY hand rolls kits. The kits come with everything you need to make your own sushi rolls from the comfort of home. Go all out on the Essentials kit—this one includes black caviar, uni, snow crab, and king salmon.

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Hamasaku

Westwood

Hamasaku combines Japanese cuisine with California ingredients. The result? Whimsical, creative, and delicious dishes, like the fan favorite Charlize Tacos. Crispy wonton shells are filled with spicy tuna, guacamole, rice, creamy wasabi, and sweet soy.

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Kiriko Sushi

West Los Angeles

Kiriko serves up an inventive mix of traditional Tokyo-style sushi and modern Japanese tapas. The takeout menu features daily bento boxes and assorted sashimi plates, in addition to several sushi combinations. Order to go for lunch or dinner.

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Matsumoto

Central Los Angeles

Osaka-born chef Naruki Matsumoto takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients directly from Japan. At Matsumoto, he’s making limited amounts of sushi omakase and kaiseki omakase. You can also order a special Hokkaidon, which includes Bafun Uni, Kegani (Horsehair Crab), Ikura (Salmon Caviar), and Hotate (Scallop) all the way from Hokkaido.

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n/naka

Central Los Angeles

Chef Niki Nakayama of the two Michelin-starred n/naka is a Los Angeles native who has mastered both the essentials of Japanese cuisine, as well as modern techniques. She’s currently offering bento with sushi and Kaiseki Jūbako. Both takeout options support local purveyors and are beautifully-curated. Be warned: they sell out very quickly.

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Otosan Sushi

Long Beach

Otosan has premium chirashi bowls, omakase, and vegetarian sushi sets, in addition to à la carte sashimi. The chef’s choice flight includes three pieces of speciality fish from Japan. You can’t go wrong with a tuna tartare tower or premium tuna sampler. Don’t forget mochi donuts for dessert.

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Shin Sushi

Encino

Chef Taketoshi Azumi runs a minimal operation at this Michelin-starred joint in order to create the very best authentic sushi. Choose between a 12-piece omakase box or the bara chirashi, which comes as regular or deluxe. Pickup is offered Wednesday-Sunday.

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Shunji.

West Los Angeles

Legendary chef Shunji Nakao hails from Shinjuku, Tokyo, and was raised in Yokohama. He’s been crafting authentic sushi in the US since 1984. Order sushi boxes, omakase, and signature favorites, like the chilled chawanmushi, which is topped with steamed uni and summer truffle. And speaking of truffles, you’re going to want to try the truffle ice cream for dessert.

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sushi ii

Newport Beach

Osaka-trained chef Susumu Ii is a master of both the traditional art of sushi (Kansai style) and washoku. At sushi ii, he is currently crafting seasonal premium Shokoado-style platters for a true washoku experience. The platter changes weekly, but always includes baked, simmered, fried, and rice items.

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Sushi | Bar

Encino

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee’s omakase speakeasy serves up a whimsical menu of new wave nigiri, interpretive sushi, and delicious delicacies. The to-go omakase comes with a cocktail and famous pickles. Double down with à la carte bites, a bottle of sake, or Japanese whisky.

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Sushi Ginza Onodera

Central Los Angeles

This beautiful edomae-style sushi is comprised of fish imported from Toyosu Fish Market and Niigata prefecture rice that’s tinted in red vinegars. Order a sushi or chirashi box with some chef’s choice sake to pair with it.

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Sushi Kaneyoshi

Downtown

Chef Yoshiyuki Inoue honors the history of edomae techniques. Sushi Kaneyoshi is the culmination of Inoue’s traditionally-refined menu and the modern adoption of Japanese hospitality. Takeout options include omakase nigiri boxes, specialty futomaki, and temaki sets. Pair these with a bottle of sake.

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Sushi Park

West Hollywoood

Sushi Park has been serving traditional sushi since 2006. The sign out front reads, “No Trendy Sushi!” and they mean it. For takeout, choose from omakase, handrolls sets, or a bento box. Complete your meal with some unfiltered sake.

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Sushi Sasabune

West Los Angeles

Sushi Sasabune has stood the test of time, serving Los Angeles with premium authentic sushi for nearly three decades. Pick up a beautiful omakase box or order à la carte sashimi and sushi rolls. And to drink? Choose from sake, Japanese beer, wine, or shōchū.

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TAO Los Angeles

Hollywood

TAO offers a diverse selection of Asian-inspired specialties, including delicious crispy lobster rolls and seared salmon sashimi. For those who want to practice their sushi skills, order the hand roll at-home experience, which comes with everything you need to make your own sushi, plus instructions from a master sushi chef.

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Toku Unagi & Sushi

West Hollywood

Toku specializes in unagi (Japanese freshwater eel). It’s directly imported every week from Toku’s Japanese headquarters. Treat yourself to an unagi takeout box with Toku’s special sauce, rice, Japanese pickles, and miso soup. They also offer unagi rolls and unagi omelets.

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