Food & Drink

N/Naka's Omakase Is OMG Worthy

More Courses than Your Undergrad Degree

n/naka sushi culver city!

Hold on to your chopsticks.

Beloved sushi chef Niki Nakayama’s long-awaited venture, N/Naka, is officially open for business.

A reservations-only affair, the Culver City resto’s sole focus is Nakayama’s masterful prix fixe kaiseki meals.

The interior’s minimalism plays a supporting role to the starring culinary attractions. Settle into one of nine dining tables and take in the view (giant wine and sake case, bustling sushi bar). Or book a private room if you prefer to devour each better-than-the-last course (many flavored with ingredients from the chef’s private garden) in Zen-like solitude.

Fresh cuts of sashimi are mouthwatering interludes between hearty courses such as sous vide Wagyu beef, steamed crab mushi, and poached foie gras. A green tea souffle rises to the occasion as a showstopping dessert.

It’s a meal so transcendent it’ll bring a wasabi-flavored tear to your eye.

N/Naka, 3455 South Overland Avenue, between Palms Boulevard and Lawler Street, Culver City (310-836-6252 or n-naka.com).

Want to make your own donation to the efforts in Japan? We suggest The Salvation Army, MercyCorps, or ShelterBox.

Photo: Courtesy of N/Naka

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3455 S Overland Ave
bt Palms Blvd & Lawler St
Los Angeles, CA 90034