good quality food, great local sushi, fantastic unbelievable service, unbelievably good restaurant, best great meal, great sushi place, attentive staff
Now Sushi Are Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Asia Los Feliz is now Kuma Sushi !! Original sushi chefs Tom And Phibe have taken over ownership of the old Asia Los Feliz and bringing Great sushi back to Atwater Village. Come out to say hi and check out our NEW LOWER PRICES>. It's the same great quality food, just more economically friendly for the neighborhood! phone 323-661-5555 open mon through thur 11:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m fri and sat 11:30 am to 11:00 p.m
Big Rip-Off. worst dim-sum ever.. Went to try the new menu last night... terrible. We thought the original Asia was great as it was, just too expensive for Atwater. This new menu, although it appears to be less expensive, is really more expensive. 2 small vegetable lumpia for $8. Really? they were ok, but not even close to being worth the money. the other dish's we tried were also too expensive and boring. I give this restaurant till the end of summer.
Very sad...The person reviewing the restaurant below had the right opinion...Valet?. Cusine met expections of delightfulness; however all points earned by the food were instantly reversed by the poor quality of the wine list and inconsistnacy of the service. When a restuartant only has two tables on a friday night at 8:45 you figuer they might have goten the point...or maybe they have and just through in the towel.."Service was abysmall"... Dinner was almost saved by an excellent dessert; however this was negated by the staffs inability to operate an espresso machine past 10:30.
The WORST Asian food in LA. This is a typical restaurant where the chefs don't know the essence of Asian food. All the dishes are covered in overbearing sauces that completely ruin the delicate tastes of Asian cuisine. Fried onions, thick salty miso sauces, cream cheese, lobster and mac and cheese ? Almost inedible. Even the simple dishes were bad - chicken sate, which is almost impossible to ruin, was dry, cold and tough. Ceviche, which should only have lemon or lime juice on it, was drenched in a thick, salty miso/soy sauce combo that was like licking the bottom of a trash can. The "Samurai Roll " - avoid at all costs. They can't leave the simple things simple. It is for people who enjoy recipes on the back of soup cans. Avoid at all costs if you like Asian food.
just outstanding; needs to be on everyone's 'best of list'. my husband and i go to asia about three times a month. the service has always been impeccable, from the gracious hostess , julie. greeting us at the door by name, to the witty and charming servers, especially tony & justin. we used go to the valley or to sasabune for sushi, but since discovering asia, we have no desire to go to our old haunts. the dynamite handroll is absolutely amazing, stuffed to the brim with fresh baked crab. the miso black cod is fabulous, the albacore sushi, and pretty much any sushi we have had has melted in our mouths. i really cannot believe this place is not on every reviews "best of" list.... it astounds both my husband and me, and pretty much anyone we send here. and we send a lot of people. they might need to have their p.r. agency step it up a bit, because everyone should know about this place. and, i should mention that i rarely, if ever, rave so much about a restaurant. this place is a staple in my life. it is pricey for sure, but worth every penny. a great place for foodies.
thanks but no thanks!. First the good ... great atmosphere, decent food, decent (though not super professional) staff. Now the bad ... absurdly overpriced. We are no strangers to paying $200 for dinner. But that is when getting premium food/service. I think it is sad that people just don't understand the difference between the greatest restaurants in LA and these offensive 3rd rate substitutes. I mean, we just had an incredibly decadent meal at Hatfield's last night. Some of the most inventive food, wonderful service ... easily in the same food/service category as Sona, Providence, Melisse, etc. So we ate there and the bill for 2 with drinks and a middle course was $140. Compare that to the so-so experience we had at Asia 2 weeks ago .... less food, not even comparable quality or atmosphere ... price for 2, $150. Do you see what I am saying? Why would you eat at a taco stand when you could be eating at Patina or Josie? Those would have to be some mighty fine tacos! And in response to the reviewer looking for good local sushi, go to Little Tokyo. The sushi there is 100% better and less $$$. Seems worth the 7 minute drive, no?
Really good food!. Went with friends and enjoyed a great meal. Everything we tasted was delicious and the specialty cocktails were yummy as well. Good range of options for our group of finicky diners. Really recommend! Street parking was easy as well.
Okay, but so expensive!.
Nice interior, although the humungous tv over the bar is a bit out of place in a place charging such high prices. The spicy tuna hand roll was seriously one of the best I've ever had. The brown rice is actually a fragrant mix of a nutty brown rice and black "forbidden" rice. Very tasty. But my husband's seared tuna salad was "Eh, so so." The dressing was tasty but the tuna was tasteless. And for a $20 salad, it should be one of the greatest salads you've ever had. This restaurant's greatest downfall are their prices. I can't figure out why their prices are so high. Is it the huge space they have? Is the chef de cuisine new to the industry and doesn't not know proper cost management? I mean, I knew the prices were high from other reviews on Citysearch, but seriously, when I first opened the menu, it was shocking. It certainly prevented me from wanting to try more on the menu.
However, one great thing that you must try.... they have Sapporo on draft. And it is sooooo delicious. So much more flavour than out of the bottle, it's really a shame more restaurants don't have it on draft.
Give it four months, and it will be a pet store.. That's what my boyfriend said after we finished dinner. The place was dead on a Thursday night, and that's a bad sign when a place has been around for as long as this one. Sushi looked good and our sashimi appetizer was quite tasty although a bit on the skimpy side. The wine list was decent. Things started looking bad, however, when we asked for pepper for our salads, and out waiter brought a little pepper shaker out from the back. Crazy not to have a pepper mill in a restaurant such as this! Crab cakes weren't anything special. Big disappointment. My entree was delayed as the waiter didn't hear me correctly, but once it came out I was sorry it did. Just not a good dining experience, and for the prices they charge, they need to get their act together pretty darn quick. Atmosphere and service were pleasing, however. Maybe they're better for sushi?
A Diamond in the Rough.
This restaurant is truly a diamond in the rough! Now, note, I am a native Angeleno who has lived in the Sunset Junction area for some time now, so by "rough," I say nothing disparaging about my neighborhood. Quite to the contrary, one of the many things I love about the East Side is the vast range in price, quality, and types of cuisine available at the area's many fine restaurants, which range from the unpretentious to the less-unpretentious.
All that said, my wife and I went to Asia in Atwater for the first time last night and had one of the best dining experiences we have had in LA. We started with a delectable spicy shrimp salad. My wife had "the best pork chop she has ever had" as a main course, while I had an amazing lamb dish that incorporated mango and avocado perfectly. Further, the chef actually came out of the kitchen to help us pair wines to our dishes -- not once, but twice. The service was not speedy, nor would you want it to be when you are savoring every bite. More importantly, the service was incredibly attentive, and the recommendations were superb. Let the record reflect that we are not celebrities. We are average people who were treated like royalty.
We then each had wonderful chocolate and/or mocha mousse-cake type desserts that were absolutely fantastic, again paired perfectly with dessert wines. And this cost us all a little over $100. (I have no idea how the reviewer below managed to spend $226, unless they ordered Dom Perignon and whale caviar). For one of the best meals we have had in this city, it was worth it.
Asia is not a restaurant you necessarily come to for lunch on a Tuesday, but it's a great (the best we have found on the East Side) upscale option where you can celebrate once in awhile. If you think it's too expensive, go to Yuca's, or go to Good, or go to Il Capricio, or Niko Niko (places my wife and I also frequent and like very much), but once in a while, it is worth it to have a dining experience like this.
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