While most people might just know the Valley as the birthplace of the Valley Girl (like yeah, that Valley), locals know it for something very different–amazing sushi restaurants. This region north of the Hollywood Hills sometimes gets a bad rap for being “too far” from the center of Los Angeles. However, it’s worth the trek for Japanese food lovers, with dozens of sushi spots sprinkled throughout the area.
From Studio City to North Hollywood to Encino, there are a ton of places for you to dig into fresh seafood in a sushi lovers paradise. Check out our highlights of some of the best options for San Fernando Valley sushi restaurants.
The Sushi by Jin
This hidden gem spot in North Hollywood is known for its hefty rolls and fresh fish. At The Sushi by Jin you can also get all-you-can-eat sushi to go ham and truly get the most bang for your buck. Don’t forget to polish things off with some green tea ice cream.
If you’re looking for a underrated sushi restaurant, Miya Sushi is your answer. This Valley Village sushi place has been serving up quality sushi with a smile for decades. Prices are super reasonable, portions are big, and the service is top of the line.
Sushi Spot is one of the oldest sushi restaurants in the Valley, situated on the iconic Ventura Boulevard (known for its amazing sushi destinations). Their traditional dishes have been served up for more than 30 years in the same location. It’s the perfect option when you’re looking for fresh seafood in Tarzana.
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This spacious spot in North Hollywood may seem like a hidden gem, but when you walk in you’ll realize plenty of people are on the same page as you. The delicious, fresh sushi at Chiba gets served in a casual atmosphere with not too much fanfare. It’s a great place to go with friends, family or for a solo lunch situation.
If you’re looking for a more specialty experience, Shin Sushi in Encino might be the move. They’ve got a memorable omakase menu thoughtfully put together by Chef Taketoshi Azumi. You’ll definitely be able to tell why they’ve got a Michelin star after your first bite.
An institution in the San Fernando Valley sushi scene, Katsu-Ya (not to be confused with Katsuya) is one of the best options. Each of their locations all around the Valley will be sure to satisfy your sushi cravings no matter where you are.
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Toshi is 100% an “if you know you know” type of sushi restaurant. It’s a one-man show in North Hollywood with Toshi being the guy in charge. He takes your orders, makes your rolls, and creates an intimate experience that should honestly cost 10x more than it does. It’s no exaggeration to say this is one of the best sushi restaurants in the Valley.
Sugarfish by sushi nozawa
You can’t have a list of the best San Fernando Valley sushi restaurants without mentioning Sugarfish. There are locations all over Los Angeles, but the one in Studio City is the Valley’s crown jewel. You can never go wrong with those delicious, little bento boxes. If you’ve never tried it, just “Trust Me.”
This sushi chain has locations all over Southern California, with their Woodland Hills and Burbank outposts serving delectable sushi to the Valley. Friendly staff, talented chefs, and a comprehensive menu create the perfect environment for quality bites. Don’t forget to check out Kabuki‘s happy hour specials too!
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The Brothers Sushi
If you’re looking for upscale, high-quality sushi in the Valley, The Brothers Sushi is a solid option. They’ve been known for their Woodland Hills location for more than 20 years, and offer up a delicious selection of fresh sushi that has granted them a Michelin star rating. The high price is worth it if you’re searching for a dining experience for a special occasion or date night in the Valley.
If all-you-can-eat is your vibe, then Midori Sushi is a great destination to satisfy your hunger. They offer AYCE sushi for lunch and dinner (with differing prices depending on the day and time you visit). Their sushi is delicious so come hungry and ready to grub–you’ve only got 90 minutes on the clock!
Visit Kazuki Sushi in North Hollywood and you won’t regret the visit. Their thoughtful menu of reasonably priced dishes have been feeding the Valley since 2017. The family-oriented vibe and spacious dining room will leave you feeling happy, full, and satisfied.
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One of the San Fernando Valley’s best sushi restaurants, Okumura is a necessary addition to your list of places to visit. The fresh omakase menu is a fan favorite that you can enjoy in their inviting, minimalist space.
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