Rarely does one visit a sushi bar for its wine selection, but the expert curation at this Sherman Oaks restaurant is quickly starting to change that. Founded by the team behind Augustine Wine Bar across the street and spearheaded by chef Kiminobu Saito, Sushi Note marries classically prepared sushi with an extensive global wine list, carefully chosen to pair with the entire menu. While everything is available à la carte, the $115 omakase and optional $75 wine pairing give you the most well-rounded experience—partnering scallop tartare with a zippy Riesling matured in stainless steel barrels; clean, light red snapper with a crisp Chablis; and rich, fatty oo-toro with a complex, tannic Nebbiolo. No matter what, don’t miss out on the outstanding torotaku handroll, stuffed with chopped toro and pickled daikon radish for a soft-crunchy-fatty-umami symphony of texture and flavor you won’t find anywhere else.
How to book: Make reservations online.