6051 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 105, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002834.102035 -118.321913
Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
Best food in town
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived
Ick – The ambience is lousy. Our table was near the back and occassionally fishy odors wafted our way. Some of our sushi was good, most was average to mediocre. The toro was bad - not fresh. We told the waiter and a minute later head chef Ike called to our table (on the wall not at the bar), "What's wrong?" forcing me to make my complaint publicly. "The toro isn't fresh," I answered, as gently as I could. "What do mean?" Ike barked. What did he think I meant? "It doesn't taste fresh." Again: "What do you mean?" Really? A sushi chef doesn't know what not fresh means? I didn't want to shout it across the restaurant, but it tasted fishy, like day-old supermarket sushi. Ike snarled that nobody else complained and that was the end of it. No apologies, no offer of substitution, and no refund for $30 of uneaten toro.
I like a colorful character, but I don't like bad fish. If you're going to be a sushi nazi, you better deliver some great sushi. Otherwise you're just a jerk.
Best Hollywood Sushi Place – I love this little gem on Gower and Hollywood. Try the medium Toro tuna sushi. Mmmmm Good. It is run by the owner so you know it is clean and the fish is always fresh. Nice clean little restaurant. Try the Albacore with their custom sauce. Really nice treat.
Parking is a bit tight at times during lunch but at dinner it is never an issue.
Great sushi-way overpriced – Used to be a huge fan of this place but recently had a horrible experience. The sushi is always great. However, I was charged $50 for one order of grilled octopus, one order of salmon sashimi, and one order of cut roll toro. I know the octopus is expensive but come on. I have been there many times and had twice as much for the same price. I didn't even order alcohol this time. It used to be a secret and now since the Hollywood Big shots go there, they are starting to overcharge. Vince Vaughn once took my table from me there! They also don't itemize their bills and get upset if you ask them to or ask for an explanation. Used to be a secret, now it has prices that rival Katana and Koi, except Ike has no atmosphere. It is a dump with no seating or parking. At least at the Beverly Hills joints you get some service and a bill with consistent prices. Be prepared to pay $50 per person. The golden days of this place are over.
Spotted Celebs Here – And the food was good too :). But the likes of hollywood's elite Anand Bhatt, Mike Patton, and Alicia Keys were spotted and were friendly too. I think the atmosphere helps with their comfort level
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BEST AUTHENTIC SUSHI – I have been going to ike now for about 3 year. If you go, please sit at the bar, even if you have to wait. Then order salmon two ways which is one seared and one fresh. the seared one must be eaten right away when given to you since it has to be consumed warm. AMAZING! my other favorites are the crab handrolls, kanpachi, tai and toro...
Awesome place! – This place is my favorite sushi spot in LA. Its also about the most authentic. It is located in a strip mall in Hollywood, so I would have never expected to find a great sushi place there! But it is absolutely outstanding.
Something's changed – I've been dining at Ike Sushi for close to twenty years, and in that time I've enjoyed some amazing Japanese cuisine and good times thanks to Ike's attention to craft and customer. But of late I must say that I agree with the author of "Rude Treatment". Ike's hospitality seems forced and his fellow sushi chefs apply an unspoken pressure to keep ordering or call for the check. What used to be nice about the "Ike" experience was not only an excellent meal, but some time and space to enjoy it in. Perhaps I feel that loyality earns a certain pace, but instead it seems the old adage of "time is money" dictates the flow now. Too bad, because I used to put Ike up against anyone's favorite.
Ike the Irresistable, Incredible, and Irreplaceable – This is hands down my favorite place to eat. The sushi is amazing, tasty, and fresh. Everyone I have ever gone with has immediatley declared it there all time favorite Sushi Bar.
Ike is there every night and if he can't make it he will have the place closed. He is incredibly attentive to detail, service, food, and his clients. As another reviewer mentioned I truly feel like I am coming home when I head over to Ike's. He has such a warm smile and the world's fastest hands. (Seriously, watch him when he gets going... he works at the speed of 4 sushi chefs and creates beautifuly presented plates.)
He always cuts my sushi in half and leaves my boyfriends whole. =0) I love it. I have always thought to myself that sometimes a whole piece of sushi is a lot for one bite.
Another testiment to the Sushi and to Ike himself is the amazing number of regulars that flock to his restraunt and his ability to remember each and everyone. This is sorta a lame story but one evening i went in with my contacts, rather than glasses, and he was the first to comment on their absence.
Thank you for all of the great meals Ike!
RUDE TREATMENT – This is one restaurant I will not be returning to. While the sushi is good, the owner has managed to treat me in such a way which prevents me from returning. At one point I was a regular customer who spent a fair amount there and was never tight on tipping. When dining alone, I do not enjoy having a table to myself, but do enjoy sitting a sushi bars where I don?t feel so obvious and can chat to other diners. One evening I was doing just that. I had already eaten a fair amount of sushi. I ordered another plate and told Ike that I was just going to my car to get something and would eat it upon my return. He told me that he would serve it, but I had to move to a table where a Japanese family of three were already seated as there were people waiting and the seat next to me was vacant. I looked at the family and realized that they would no more enjoy having an outsider sit next to them than I would enjoy sitting with a group of non-English speaking strangers. I had always felt that Ike?s friendliness was phony, but this concluded it. I asked for my bill and left, never to return.
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