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Kiriko

11301 W. Olympic Blvd., #102
West Los Angeles, CA, 90064, United States
TEL: (310) 478-7769

Tokyo native Ken Namba has owned this sushi-oriented restaurant on the edge of Sawtelle Boulevard’s Olympic Collection since the late ‘90s, before the neighborhood earned its unofficial "Little Osaka" moniker. The space is centered around a long wood bar, behind which Namba and his cooks prepare sashimi and sushi to order, pulling from the refrigerated display case, including Japanese mackerel, salmon—both smoked and raw—sea urchin, and fatty bluefin belly. Prepared dishes include fried gobo root and sea snails tossed with sake, sugar, and mirin (similar to rice wine). For dessert, house-made ice cream comes in flavors like honey vanilla and black sesame.

Insider Tip:

To be able to order in Japanese, consider taking classes at the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle, which resides up the street and has been teaching people to speak the language since 1925.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Monday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Japanese/Sushi

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