Okumura nigiri
Photograph: Patricia Kelly Yeo for Time Out
  • Restaurants | Japanese
  • price 2 of 4
  • Encino
  • Recommended

Okumura Restaurant


Time Out says

As with most outstanding sushi restaurants in the Valley, Okumura can be found in a sizable strip mall, tucked into a back corner. Chef Ryota Okumura previously worked at Sushi Zo before opening his namesake restaurant, where affordable sushi, sashimi and rolls are composed with the utmost care. Amberjack sushi is treated to a beautiful lime and salt crust, while creamy, custardy chawanmushi lies under tenderly placed uni and ikura. Hand rolls include a black-cod option, as well as a negitoro version where a mixture of fatty tuna and spring onion get wrapped in a crisp seaweed sheath. For a more personalized experience, take a seat at the bar and order the excellent L.A.-style omakase ($165), which makes fried shallots and ponzu sauce feel brand new again.


17302 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm; Fri, Sat
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