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11820 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
+1 310-473-9757
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Japanese restaurant , great food and excellent service. Really enjoyed our delicious food will come back for lunch and dinner

Thank Doregard
San Francisco, CA
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191 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent udon, with friendly service and reasonable prices! We visited on a Sunday evening around 7.45 and were seated immediately. Would definitely return.

Thank Aram K
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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Had the soba, teriyaki, sushi combo. All excellently done. Authentic Japanese preparation. Very cute, cheerful and friendly Japanese server--just what you hope for in a place like this. Decor is simple and somewhat faded. Definitely go here for the soba!

Thank kiddydoc1
Boston, Massachusetts
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373 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This WAS my new fav Sushi place on the West Side but after last night, it has lost its crown. Service was poor, despite it being quite quiet. Sushi was average and nothing special. Fish didn't seem quite as fresh. 3.5 stars Time to find a new sushi place

Thank copperbottom
Boston, Massachusetts
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373 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

More recently i have struggled to find a good sushi place on the West Side. Sugar Fish is hype and other places just rip offs. Super fresh fish, excellent rice, friendly service and great sabu...also reasonably priced Definitely recommended. My new fave sushi place on the West side.

Thank copperbottom
Los Angeles
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

A secret to many unfortunately, but this is one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in the city, in California ok in the world. The best dishes are the lotus root sides, the burdock, the crab hand roll. Fresh dungeness crab no less. The ginger minced chicken on rice, the best. If there space at the counter its a good place... More 

1 Thank fay V
Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

I lived in Japan twice, so I feel qualified in saying that in my experience, Yabu serves the Best Soba Outside of Japan. Actually, everything I've eaten there is great! The place is small. And though the service is efficient, I don't find it to be very friendly, and that has not changed over the many years I've been going... More 

2 Thank TokyoJoe55
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

The food here is always good. I have tried so many things on the menu here. I bring my daughter here to eat at least once a month. Their homemade cold Soba is excellent. I also like their hot Udon noodles, a perfect al dente texture. Things I order basically every visit include the tapas size chicken Kariage, cold spinach... More 

1 Thank mayalavender
Los Angeles
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Yabu has two stores; the other one is in West Hollywood. The food, service and prices are very similar, so I'll refer you to my review of the West Hollywood store for comments on those things. As between the two stores, this one (on Pico in West Los Angeles) tends to be busier, so reservations are important. The Pico branch... More 

Thank Eastonlow
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

I was there with my son and relatives on new year's eve to eat toshikoshi soba (there is a Japanese tradition to eat noodle on new year's eve to wish for health and long life). I ordered a lunch set of zarusoba and tendon and both of them were very tasty. Tempura was crisp and soba was cooked perfectly. I... More 

1 Thank SleepyPinga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11820 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-473-9757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?