Venue Info

Los Angeles has a reputation for good Japanese restaurants, and places like Shibumi make you see why. The chef, who previously did time at Urasawa and L'Orangerie, is creating small plates "kappo-style," and the menu has a casual but upscale, izakaya vibe. The minimalist space has around 40 seats, but a spot at the massive bamboo bar facing the kitchen is the best in the house.

Los Angeles

Shibumi

Carolina Korman/Shibumi

Los Angeles has a reputation for good Japanese restaurants, and places like Shibumi make you see why. The chef, who previously did time at Urasawa and L'Orangerie, is creating small plates "kappo-style," and the menu has a casual but upscale, izakaya vibe. The minimalist space has around 40 seats, but a spot at the massive bamboo bar facing the kitchen is the best in the house.