9240 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023234.025810 -118.392952
Neighborhoods: Palms, West LA
Great ambiance and service – This great sushi place in downtown Culver City has great specials. We have been there many times and always bring our friends.
Everytime I come to Venice to visit my Brother I just insist on coming here at least one nite.
Great food, Great service, fun place to be
Thanks for being there
Very good sushi – I needed my fix of sushi today, and my favorite sushi joint (kiriko on Sawtelle and Olympic) is closed on mondays. So, I thought I's give K-Zo a try, since it's the closest sushi place to my work. I wasn't expecting much more than a "quick lunch"-quality sushi, and I have to admit that I'm kind of a snob when it comes to raw fish. Well, I have to admit that I was positively surprisedat K-Zo. I sat at the bar, where I asked the chef what was his recommendations were for today, and from that point on, he sensed that he couldn't get away with the basic rolls and salmon, so he took me on a mini oma-kase trip, feeding me with a very wide range of his best fish cuts... Some of them which I had never tried before, like sardine or that special kind of yellowtail which I can't remember the name. He also offered to give me one piece of each (where sushi usually comes in pairs), so I could taste as much as possible. My lunch went up to 55$ with sake and tip, which I must admit is a lot for just lunch, but it was a bargain for the quality, quantity (around 10 pcs, including Toro), and variety of the fish I ate, especially when you consider how pricy very good sushi can be. NB, you could get away with a much lower check and still get your fill if you stick to the mainstream fare, which also looks very high quality.
I will definitely go back. Soon.... maybe tomorrow. I'm hooked.
My Favorite Japanese Restaurant – I Love this place! I go to K-ZO for my japanese food and GYENARI for my Korean BBQ Food.
Best Sushi in LA or OC – I live in south OC and drive up almost every weekend just to see Keizo and eat the best sushi ever! My boyfriend's sis is one of their favorite customers and eats there 3-4 times a week. Advice: Let Keizo pick what you eat. We never order for ourselves and always love what he provides. The price is high, but definitely worth even the drive! No sushi even compares.
Octopus rocks – With all the new restaurants budding in Culver City, it is nice to have a great japanese sushi restaurant. Kzo had a rocky start, but it is doing better than ever. The octopus dish is unbelievable. If you didn't like it the first time, give it another try...
Not bad, Not Great – I am not sure how this place got voted the "Best Sticky Rice" over others. It was good, but nowhere near as good as Katsuya or Koi. I ordered a few things off the menu - less than impressed with each. The black Cod was extremely fishy tasting which usually is not the case. The scallops were less than par and did not come as described on the menu. All in all, I left hungry.
A well-rounded Japanese restaurant – I was happy/satisfied with every aspect of this restaurant. Highlights of my visit:
1. Goma Wild Chicken
2. Whitefish Yuzu
5. Lychee martini
6. Fresh sashimi
7. The best buta no kakuni (simmered pork) I've had in LA. The flavor, the texture, and the meat melted in my mouth.
Great place for 2-6 people, pleasant & modern ambience, great service as well.
A Sushi Mecca – A coworker of mine told me about K-Zo about a year and I still had not been. We decided to make an office/girls' night out of it and all my expectations were more than surpassed. We were seated immediately (without reservations - it was a Wednesday evening) by a very friendly hostess and our waiter arrived promptly with water and took drink orders (I definitely recommend the "Brass Fields" white wine). We let a co-worker who was familiar with the menu do the ordering and each dish was better than the last. They are known for their Spicy Tuna Crispy dish which combines crunchy warm rice with soft chilled spicy tuna in a way that is completely unexpected and delicious. Another item that we tried was the Spicy Jalape?o Shrimp Handroll which we ordered in soy paper rather than seaweed. It was incredible and definitely left me wanting more! Of the sushi, my favorites were the albacore, halibut, and the yellowtail, all of which were sliced generously and were artfully presented on a long serving plank. This is a perfect restaurant for sushi lovers and haters alike because of the extensive, non-sushi menu.
Too expensive for what was given – So my friends and I decided to go here on a Saturday night. We made a reservation beforehand. They seat us right away and the staff was friendly. However the items on the menu were quite expensive. None of us wanted to order the pre-fixe dinner so we have to choose from their small bites item, sushi and rolls. I had two of the rolls, and they were okay, nothing spectacular. The small bites were quite small and pricey for what they were. So not worth it.
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