1900 N Highland Ave Ste 5, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006834.105503 -118.337027
Much better than Kabuki down the street – I wasn't sure if I liked sushi when I first started eating it, but after going to Shintaro, I love it. Their albacore tuna just melted in my mouth and the premium chilled saki's are incredible. The priced are about the same as any other sushi joint but the quality is superior. It's not much to look at from the front and the hobos may have scared you away before, but I recommend you brave past the neighborhood and try their sushi.
Excellent Sushi – My husband and I frequent Shintaro at least once per week and are alway more than happy with the sushi and service. The first time we went in we were a little worried since the location and exterior leave something to be desired. Once we walked through the door and saw the atmosphere inside we were hooked. This is a perfect spot to go if you don't want to have a long drawn out "Hollywood" sushi dinner. EXCELLENT!
great service good sushi – this is a great hole in the wall... a must for the service and a must for sushi. They try hard and give your taste buds a great delight.
Excellent Sashimi at affordable prices! – I love Shintaro! I recently held my birthday dinner there with approximately 10 people and everyone loved it! The wait staff was very friendly and eager to serve. The prices are extremely affordable and the sushi/sashimi was some of the best I've ever had! The albacore sashimi was to die for and the spicy tuna rolls were perfect. Everyone from the group had different tastes and wants and everyone was more than satisfied! We also were drinking, and the waitress had sake bombs happily served to the group. All in all a very pleasant experience!
Good Sushi, just not great. – Staff is nice; restaurant is nice (much beter than what you would expect from the street.) The sushi is good. I do not know what else to say. Not the freshest in LA, but still pretty good. I might try it again for take-out, but that is about it.
no frills, just fish – being from the east coast, it did take a few months to muster up the courage to try strip mall sushi, but, oh my, am i glad i finally did. while the decor is simple, we always sit at the sushi bar and our view is full on fish. they have melt-in-your-mouth torro and my favorite, red salmon. the portions are generous and the prices are more than reasonable. you get each order fresh as it's made and the sushi chefs are friendly, attentive and artists in their own right. enjoy!
Unexpectedly spacious, traditional sushi bar in a Hollywood mini-mall boasts many types of sake and bargain lunch combos. – In Short
Conveniently located between the Walk of Fame and the 101 freeway, this roomy, classically elegant L-shaped sushi bar and restaurant specializes in bargain lunches like chicken curry with tempura or a chef's choice sushi combo. Daily specials are pinned up on scraps of paper behind the bar; patrons can also choose from 18 different cut rolls on the menu. Desserts offer three takes on ice cream: Plain, tempura-fried or rolled in soft mochi.
Great neighborhood sushi spot – I was looking for a good local sushi spot open for lunch and I found it in Shintaro. The fish is top quality and the sushi chef we had known from an old haunt, so we had a delicious lunch and choice of draft Japanese beer or some above average sake. A good alternative to Ike if you are in Hollywood.
Good food, good time! – This restaurant, you cannot easily find by just driving by on the busy Highland Ave. But once you are inside, you will find this dark but very nice restaurant a one of your favorite restaurants. Sushi is fresh. There is a brilliant sushi artist behind the counter! Food is tasty. Friendly service. Love the music they play. They have nice stock of Sake, and hard ones too. Parking might be a bit challenging.
bad waiting/uncomfortable atmosphere – we ordered a special dinner deal (tempura, teriyaki chicken w/rice and soup) and the waitress kept asking us if we will order sushi or more drinks/desserts. they cleared our plates super quick and wanted us to leave right after we finished eating, when they found out that we are not ordering more. food was avarage, but the bad waiting made it very restless dinner. they will just exploit tourists and people who don't know how to order japanese food.
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