Okumura Restaurant

Restaurants, Japanese Encino
Recommended
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Okumura Restaurant
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As with most outstanding sushi restaurants in the San Fernando Valley, Okumura can be found in a sizeable strip mall, tucked into a back corner near a Starbucks and a beauty salon. Chef Ryoto Ukumura, a graduate of the Hattori Culinary Academy in Tokyo, previously worked at Sushi Zo, Koi and Katana before opening his namesake restaurant, where affordable sushi, sashimi and rolls are composed with the utmost care. Traditional cuts of kawahagi—trigger fish—are fattened up with decadent slices of liver, while amberjack sushi is treated to a beautiful lime and salt crust. Hand rolls include a negitoro version, a mixture of fatty tuna and spring onion wrapped in a crisp seaweed wrap. For a more personalized experience, pick a spot at the welcoming sushi bar; otherwise, there's plenty of group seating on the outskirts of the restaurant.

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Venue name: Okumura Restaurant
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Address: 17302 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles
91316
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm; Fri, Sat
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Growing up in the Valley I have to give myself some credit and say I know good sushi when I see it.  Okumura is one of those hidden valley sushi gems.  All of their fish is fresh, my personal favorites are the uni, toro, and the crispy albacore roll!  The ostrich sauce that they make in house will leave you licking the plate.  I always make sure to order an extra side of it.  The sushi chefs are wonderful and really are artists.  If you love authentic, fresh, unique dishes, this is the place for you!