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3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034-5419
+1 310-836-6252
18:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I saw the documentary on Chef's Table on Netflix. After I watched it, I told my wife "we have to go eat there." Mind you, we live in the tiny town of Chelan in Central WA state, about 3 hours from Seattle. First challenge was to get a reservation. Called them every day for about a week... More 

Thank Hans M
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Like many other reviewers, I discovered n/naka via the Chef's Table documentary. The show hadn't even finished before I opened my laptop and started looking into making a reservation. I was hoping to get one for my wife's birthday, but in the comments section I mentioned that I would consider any day of the week for the first seating. Although... More 

5 Thank David G
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

After being extremely intrigued by the Chef's Table documentary, we were thrilled to score a very hard to get seating for 6 guests and flew from Portland specifically for the dining experience. Walking up to such an unassuming building exterior in a neighborhood with no other surrounding fine dining establishments, you then walk through the restaurants front door and feel... More 

4 Thank ErikaYW
Porter Ranch, California, United States
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Saw Niki on Netflix, TWICE before I came here. I really wanted to see Niki Nakayama in person... Took almost a year to get a reservation, but we did, and near our wedding anniversary no less, so that was a huge bonus. I won't rave over the same thing everyone else raved about...yes, the food was absolutely delish, and service... More 

2 Thank John K
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I still really enjoy N-naka. Chef Niki is still a masterpiece in creating her Kaiseki dining experience. It seems that the price has increased compared to a couple of years ago. The service is still very good, though on the night we went, I thought the service was not as polished as it should be given that you are paying... More 

1 Thank ppts
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We saw the chef show on Netflix season the one profiling the Kaiseki dining experience prepared by chef Niki Nakayama. We got our only chance for 5 of us in our family to go which fell on a New Year Eve early sitting. The price was truly outrageous in every sense of reality. The final with tip came to $339... More 

1 Thank Rick N
Willemstad, Curacao
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been very often to Japan, where Kaiseki, is a prescribed set of courses where it is dependent on seasonal produce and considered to be Japan’s top fine dining cuisine all because of its beauty and artful presentation. Between La Cienega and S. Sepulveda you find on Overland n/Naka, where we had the most fantastic modern 13-course vegetarian kaiseki... More 

Thank yvonne w
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

N/Naka is a special nested in west Los Angeles. There is no sign on the outside of the restaurant. Inside there is spacious room for each table. The service is excellent and the food is amazing. Serve kaiseki style and yet innovative and modern. A must if you visit LA. You may even run into celebrity there. I did with... More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Recently, for my 21st birthday, I had the great privilege of dining at Chef Niki Nakayama's hidden gem in Culver City, and I can safely say that I could not have hoped to celebrate the end of a long internship in Dublin and my 21st birthday in a more fantastic fashion. Each course is a testament to Chef Niki's love,... More 

1 Thank Colin D
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dining at n/naka, you know from the first bite that you're in the presence of an artist. She takes you and your palate on a fantastic journey. Each course is planned to please in its own particular way. I highly recommend it, particularly for special occasions with that special person. It's pricey, but oh, so worth it.

2 Thank Andy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034-5419
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-836-6252

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