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“nice neighborhood restaurant; but not worth a drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kimuya

Kimuya
Ranked #447 of 676 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
california
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442 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“nice neighborhood restaurant; but not worth a drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

good happy hour, but otherwise, fairly ordinary hardly worth a detour. interiour recently redone, and more then adequate seating and sushi bar.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“All you can sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

-All you can eat for either lunch or dinner, from a pre-selected menu.
-reasonable lunch of just samplings for a fixed price.
-The value is actually pretty good

  • Visited September 2013
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United States
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457 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Good food - a bit loud”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Our first try with the new owners. The food was fine; the noodles came out over 5 minutes after the teriyaki which was awkward. All food was tasty perhaps the noodles had the highest rating. The atmosphere is a bit chaotic perhaps due to the bar in the middle which just seems to take prime seating space. They have all you can eat sushi which sounded good but we are not sushi eaters. They also have parking in back.

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Annemasse, France
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334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“The all you can eat is a great deal! Some very nice original touches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

Kimuya is a good place without any pretension offering an all you can eat sushi for 26.95 which was of excellent quality. Especially liked the sweet shrimp which (on one order) arrived with the head deliciously in tempura. Try it.. (BTW it is pronounced "tempra" not "temPUra") they make you eat your rice but do not blame them for that, otherwise you'll put them out of business. BTW a few non sushi items are also on the all you can eat menu, and we enjoyed the kalbi bbq beef very much.. A boisterous fun place with TV screens and all that. Easy parking.
HAPPY HOUR UNTIL 9 pm. what more could one want? Makes me want to live in Santa Monica. (not the only reason of course)

  • Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gone horrible downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

Used to be the local place to go for Sushi for over 20 years, excellent sushi & atmosphere, and great friendly chefs.
3 owners over 5 years has seen the food quality go from bad to worse. Last visit found moldy ginger and what appeared to be cleaning materials "scrubbie" on the yellowtail.
The resturant currently has a "B" rating.

  • Visited March 2011
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