Matsuhisa

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Details
129 N LA Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 659-9639
Sushi, Japanese
$ $ $ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: Noon–10:00 PM Sat–Sun: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM

As opposed to Nobu, which is owned by Nobu Matsuhisa and partners including Robert De Niro, Matsuhisa restaurants (in Beverly Hills, Aspen, Athens, and Mykonos) are all owned by the Matsuhisa family, and dining here is a completely different (if equally expensive) experience than dining at one of its more famous cousins. In Beverly Hills, the nearly 30-year old restaurant places more emphasis on perfectly prepared sushi than Nobu’s classic hot dishes. A stunningly expansive menu ranges from abalone and smelt egg sushi to octopus carpaccio, soba risotto, king crab claw tempura, and (in the ever-present Nobu nod to his Peruvian training), lamb chops with miso anticucho sauce. Their lunch is one of the city’s finest Japanese-style lunches; opt for the bento box. 

Foursquare Tips

  • One of my favorite places. -Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of NJ
  • Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the one or two most important chefs ever to come out of Los Angeles, combining izakaya cooking and Peruvian flavors into a style that inspired chefs all around the world.
  • If you want amazing sushi, go to Matsuhisa. Its a more low-key, simple sushi bar in Los Angeles. Delicious sushi! -Candice Kumai, Top Chef
  • If you log into the Matsuhisa Guest wifi, the password is "ilovesushi"
  • The DNA upon which the Nobu empire was built, Mats is celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first restaurant ever, and his best by a margin. Locals who hate on it are lying to themselves. [Eater 38 Member]
  • You can't help but feel the Chefs passion for his cuisine once you're inside. Make sure to order an Omakase menu with, of course, his signature sake. -Roy Yamaguchi, Top Chef Masters
  • lovin life
  • Strickly recommended for sushi lovers!
  • Delicious food and a perfect birthday dinner
  • Expensive? Yes. Delicious? Yes.
  • miso glazed black cod invented here. LOL.
  • Hot dishes. Cold. Sashimi. It's all best here. The decor screams 80s and it's a nice romantic touch that it hasn't been altered at it's essence since Nobu Matsuhisa opened it in that decade.
  • Sit back and experience the miso-glazed black cod, the tempura rock shrimp, and, of course, the brilliant sushi that started it all. This is one of the cradles of American sushi civilization.
  • eat the chocolate bento box for dessert. it's epic in taste but not in size.
  • Skip #Nobu and realize #Matsuhia, a family owned restaurant and first success in its original location) is much better regardless of similarities.
  • The chef is famous for Nobu, but this place is much better, and unassuming, without all the frills. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. The soft-shell crab roll was amazing, and super fresh!
  • They open for lunch at 11:45.
  • Now I realize why De Niro could not live without it! Mind blowing food, amazing service and a very special atmosphere!
  • Wagyu gyoza.
  • Dare I say I love this more than nobu?? The black cod, spinach salad, taco, and salmon sashimi are incredible