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11820 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1311
+1 310-473-9757
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was nice surprise to find a great soba restaurant here, away from the heart of Santa Monica! I had Chirashi lunch with soba, which I asked to add nameko(mushroom) oroshi(graded radish) in my cold soba. Sashimis on the chirashi was fresh and delicious too! I couldn't be happier with those :) Unfortunately, their servers are not friendly and not... More 

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Thank Da Y
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Japanese restaurant , great food and excellent service. Really enjoyed our delicious food will come back for lunch and dinner

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Thank Doregard
San Francisco, CA
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203 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent udon, with friendly service and reasonable prices! We visited on a Sunday evening around 7.45 and were seated immediately. Would definitely return.

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Thank Aram K
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Had the soba, teriyaki, sushi combo. All excellently done. Authentic Japanese preparation. Very cute, cheerful and friendly Japanese server--just what you hope for in a place like this. Decor is simple and somewhat faded. Definitely go here for the soba!

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Thank kiddydoc1
Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This WAS my new fav Sushi place on the West Side but after last night, it has lost its crown. Service was poor, despite it being quite quiet. Sushi was average and nothing special. Fish didn't seem quite as fresh. 3.5 stars Time to find a new sushi place

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Thank copperbottom
Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

More recently i have struggled to find a good sushi place on the West Side. Sugar Fish is hype and other places just rip offs. Super fresh fish, excellent rice, friendly service and great sabu...also reasonably priced Definitely recommended. My new fave sushi place on the West side.

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Thank copperbottom
Los Angeles
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

A secret to many unfortunately, but this is one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in the city, in California ok in the world. The best dishes are the lotus root sides, the burdock, the crab hand roll. Fresh dungeness crab no less. The ginger minced chicken on rice, the best. If there space at the counter its a good place... More 

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1 Thank fay V
Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

I lived in Japan twice, so I feel qualified in saying that in my experience, Yabu serves the Best Soba Outside of Japan. Actually, everything I've eaten there is great! The place is small. And though the service is efficient, I don't find it to be very friendly, and that has not changed over the many years I've been going... More 

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2 Thank TokyoJoe55
Los Angeles, California
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

The food here is always good. I have tried so many things on the menu here. I bring my daughter here to eat at least once a month. Their homemade cold Soba is excellent. I also like their hot Udon noodles, a perfect al dente texture. Things I order basically every visit include the tapas size chicken Kariage, cold spinach... More 

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Los Angeles
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Yabu has two stores; the other one is in West Hollywood. The food, service and prices are very similar, so I'll refer you to my review of the West Hollywood store for comments on those things. As between the two stores, this one (on Pico in West Los Angeles) tends to be busier, so reservations are important. The Pico branch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11820 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-473-9757

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