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10610 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-2214
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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beef. If you are lucky to have access to this restaurant and you love beef, the raw and cooked beef are excellently prepared and marinated. Highest quality meats! Chef Kaz is a character and has a wonderful personality. BYOB. Nothing better than great wine and great beef!

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Thank fishking88
Alhambra, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and his family took me for my surprise dinner. I knew nothing of what my dinner will be like. Initially when I arrived, the place did not seem so "open." I walked in and again didn't seem so assuring that it was going to be good. Then when I sat down and greeted by the friendly staff, my... More 

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Los Angeles
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is one of those restaurants where you are supposed to know someone in order to eat there. The phone number is rumored to be unlisted. I went as a +1 with a large party (10). The food is meat. Hard to find anything green. It is high quality and well prepared and abundant. However, at $250 per person it... More 

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Lyon, France
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114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

It's probably the best quality meat I had in a restaurant in California, maybe in the USA. You need to know the Chef in this restaurant to "earn" your dinner, I mean earn because it's a gift to eat at Totoraku. Bring your own wine, wrong sign outside the restaurant, wrong phone number, don't be late... The owner Kaz wants... More 

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Thank rdelacre
Santa Monica, California
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263 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have been eating here for about 10 years, never even considered reviewing before, because of the once-mysterious cache that now seems to have at least in part evaporated. Kaz and his wonderful world of Oz (oops I means Kaz) are now universally and famously recognized as serving simply the best quality meat in California, probably in the USA. Folks... More 

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Studio City, California, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I don't know how the beef served here can be so unlike beef served anywhere else. It's as if Chef Kaz has bred his own secret species of cow, and it is incredible. The hospitality shown by Chef Kaz and his family are second to none.

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Thank Matt R
Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

So I've been meaning to try this place for quite some time now...ever since a friend of mine forwarded me articles about Chef Kaz almost a year ago. I didn't really put much effort or thought into it since I knew it was an exclusive "invite by chef only" type of place. Until..I was racking my brain to think of... More 

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La Habra, California
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

This restaurant is very difficult to get in to. Typically, you must know the chef or know someone that has previously dined in the restaurant. That being said... the restaurant has no fancy signage or full page advertisements. Instead, they have the BEST meats and steaks period. The chef/ owner takes pride in finding the best cuts available. The set... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

There are 2 types of people in this world...those who have dined at Totoraku and those who wish they can dine at Totoraku. Until Friday night, I was of the latter...but after Friday night, I am now of the former! The food was fairly similar to the course laid out by the others here. We started with a plate of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2008

All I can say is wow, it lived up to all the hype. Who'd have thought raw liver could taste so good. Best tomatoes ever. Beef just melts in your mouth. Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Japanese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10610 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-2214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?