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Echigo

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12217 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2589
+1 310-820-9787
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12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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maplewood, New Jersey, USA
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Malibu, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

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

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2008

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

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2008

great fresh fish, hated the crab roll wtih the thick seaweed wrapping. would have appreciated some soy paper items or rice paper items

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?