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Wrapped in neutral tones, this serenely understated room offers one of LA’s most warm and graceful dining experiences. Chef Niki Nakayama presents her ...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

N/Naka is an extraordinary dining establishment that offers an exquisite culinary experience. Led by Chef Niki Nakayama, the restaurant showcases an impressive blend of Japanese and Californian cuisine.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 14, 2023

the meeting was planned there with the good references that I have seen of it and by visiting it I could see that it is true

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 4, 2023 via mobile

We saw N/Naka on chefs table season 1 and was intrigued. The 6 of us not only thought that the food was epic and up to the 2 Michelin stars but the waiter was amazing! It’s a very small space and it felt like he...was there just for us. And the unique sake’s was really different and interesting. The easiest way to score a table is get a group of 6 together. These places have to figure out a way yo stop people from scoring a 2 top and selling on those bid for a table web sites. Go if you can it will blow your mind.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 28, 2023

the meal started slow, wasn’t impressed by the initial dishes. only started getting into the meat of things (hah) with the A5 wagyu course. everything after that was deliciousness. perfect amount of sake/wine in the pairing. overall, n/naka was nice to try but lacking the...creativity/inventiveness that I prefer in my meals. especially at that price point.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

Always look forward to coming here. It's busy for a reason. Staff are friendly and the food is excellent. Hard to beat!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2021

We have been to many Japanese restaurants in California and n/naka is by far the best. It is open now for seating (as of June 16) so go there and give yourself time. It is an experience not be missed or rushed. If you are...celebrating something very special this is also the place for you. It is fine dinning so please don't show up in shorts. Make a reservation and have the best time. They have a wonderful sake selection, you want it, they have it and a lot of it is served by the glass, they also have a fab wine selection. The food is to die for. Their OTSUKURI, traditional sashimi, is the best you will have. They have tasting menus that are amazing--some with 13 courses. Try their MIZUMONO, which is a Yellow Peach Mousse Castella Cake, Italian Meringue, White Peach Jelly, Yellow Plum Sorbet, and Sunflower Seeds--just OMG. The service is second to none, the place is spotless and beautiful. You really have to see it. It is pricey for a reason. Have fun.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021

This a great placer for a good date It is one of my favorite restaurants, the best food and the best place to escape from the routine with your partner, I liked very much its less since it is very varied and according to the...site located exceeding expectationsMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

The place is clean, decent, with high ceilings and captivating decorations that are picture-perfect. The service is quick and reliable. Their food is delicious and reasonably priced. Overall, this is the perfect place to dine in. This is my ideal restaurant. I highly recommend this...place to everyone.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 22, 2020

The fascinating ambiance that breaks you to Korea. The smell of the grilled meat and also looks so good. You can't get enough of it. As well as the kimchi and other dishes. It was a great experience to dine in. I will surely visit...this restaurant again and you should too. I am sure that you will love it!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

Amazing! This restaurant was fabulous! Their staffs were very helpful and accommodating. The chef's cooked was very admirable on his very nice taste. He did excellently that day and it was remarkable. It melts my precious heart. I feel the happiness of the food He...made. I am very grateful to Him for providing us great food.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and every amazing thing that you have heard is true! One thing that doesn’t get talked about often enough is the amazing service that consistently accompanies every small detail of each meal served by Chef Niki...and her team. Another thing I wanted to highlight is their amazing selection of sake- of course a restaurant featuring Japanese food will offer sake but n/naka has introduced me to some great ones I have not found anywhere else. Of course the food is fantastic and really hard to describe in words because it‘s not only delicious it’s also a work of art combined with a true labor of love. I guess my one attempt at describing some aspect of the food at n/naka would be the Abalone Pasta- I would like to go swimming in a pool completely filled with this abalone pasta and then eat my way out of it. And that’s only one of the many fantastic courses you will enjoy at n/naka!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely a once in a lifetime experience. Loved everything. We went in late December. I was pregnant (and an vegetarian), and my husband eats everything. The food was fantastic, catered to us. Every bite better than the last.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

It was very difficult to get reservation; the food and service were excellent. I especially liked the tuna.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

Food was really good, I would definitely recommend you to try their shashimi. We will be coming back soon!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Probably the best I never enjoyed in my life before. Not good but excellent food, some proposals following the tradition some others following the modern fusion gourmet cuisine. Very unique cocktails. Totally recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes!! She is lovely, kind and very polite, Do ask her!
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They offer valet but we parked on the street on Overland with no issues. If you plan to do the wine or sake pairing I recommend not driving. They are VERY generous with the alcohol on the pairing.
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5