Row 1

218 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-8939
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

This Japanese culinary shrine, with a sushi bar and just enough room for ten diners nightly, located in a shopping center off of Rodeo Drive, might be called the West Coast version of New York City's Masa (see #11 on our list). That's not surprising: Not only did Urasawa chef-owner Hiroyuki Urasawa train under Masa Takayama before opening his eponymous restaurant here, but the spot previously housed Takayama’s Ginza Sushi-ko, where Masa made his reputation. Urasawa has a nearly 30-course omakase menu that changes daily, not to be missed. — Molly Aronica, 2/18/11

Foursquare Tips

  • Chef Hiro is the best thing that has happened to sushi in a long time. If you like raw fish and killer combinations, go there! -Fabio Viviani, Top Chef
  • 10 sushi bar seats comprise the entire venue, expect to eat for up to five hours at a time and shell out several hundred dollars per guest for beautiful, life-changing omakase. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The killer is goma dofu, a pleated dumpling of steamed white sesame tofu . The texture is like fresh mozzarella, the taste impossibly subtle.
  • You will eat beef and chawan mushi and other things you may not associate with sushi because this is less a sushi bar than a kind of kaiseki restaurant, exquisitely seasonal, exquisitely Japanese.
  • Chef Hiro Urasawa trained under Masa Takayama, a man who is unanimously agreed upon to be the best sushi chef in the country. Kobe-beef sashimi, Kagoshima beef shabu-shabu...read more. Garrett Snyder
  • The BEST meal of my LIFE. Amazing presentation, knowledgeable staff & beautiful exotic ingredients. Worth every penny of the $750+pp price tag.
  • The best sushi in the United States of America.
  • Wonderful works of art..
  • Nice here... Maybe
  • "some of the best Japanese food you'll ever have" "serious amounts of cash (in excess of $300)" "a series of intricate seasonal dishes and traditional sushi that are utterly beguiling."
  • Fantastic sushi bar. Omakase only. Expensive, but a wonderful experience!
  • "A meal at Urasawa is something anyone who takes dining seriously should experience. The chef has so much respect for his craft, and it shows through his omakase." Chef Steve Samson
  • 35 courses and remember the 30 second rule. Expect to spend a few hours for dinner. Menu changes monthly and reservations can be very tricky to get. $500-$750 pp but worth every single penny!
  • This please is Heaven, don't like the no photo policy. Ohhhmekase please:)
  • Michael Cimarusti, chef of Providence, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sashimi.
  • This tiny, luxurious sushi bar is famously the most expensive restaurant in California, and most nights it is also the best, with fish unseen anywhere else in the country.
  • Urasawa great food highly recommend it,
  • Go for the kaiseki, 34 small plates of sheer sushi heaven. Most of the fish is flown in from Japan.
  • Great eel
  • One of the best meal I ever had. $350 for a full 30 course meal. Fantastic meal that you will never look at other sushi the same way again!