Lunch (mon – sat)
11:30 – 2:30pm *Last Call 2:15pm
5:30 – 9:30pm (mon – thu) *Last Call 9:00pm
5:30 – 10:00pm (fri – sat) *Last Call 9:30pm
5:30 – 9:00pm *Last Call 8:45pm
Contemporary Art Work on the walls of Okumura Restaurant
International award winning artist Izumi in collaboration with Okumura Restaurant has created a series of abstract works that make the place a comfortable and sophisticated dining spot… (go to her website)
Iron Chef Sakai of to Prepare Gourmet Dinner in L.A.
Iron Chef Sakai LIVE, a dinner experience featuring a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Japan’s most famous chef, Hiroyuki Sakai, better known as “Iron Chef Sakai,” will take place at the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills, 2151 Avenue of the Stars.
LA Eater: Okumura Sushi Hits Ventura Boulevard…
On October 17 the previous Kaiten Sushi, which shuttered months ago on Ventura, was reborn as yet another sushi concept, Okumura, though rather different in nature than its predecessor. While Kaiten Sushi celebrated its “sushi boats” and rock and roll rolls, chef Ryota Okumura’s namesake restaurant focuses on simple sushi and roll preparations, in addition to a few hot plates… (read more)
Okumura voted one of the best sushi restaurants in LA
In a city where sushi is king, we found LA’s best sushi restaurants to curb your appetite for tuna, salmon, uni and more
As with most outstanding sushi restaurants in the San Fernando Valley, Okumura can be found in a sizeable strip mall, tucked into a back corner near a Starbucks and a beauty salon. Chef Ryoto Ukumura, a graduate of the Hattori Culinary Academy in Tokyo, previously worked at Sushi Zo, Koi and Katana before opening his namesake restaurant, where affordable sushi, sashimi and rolls are composed with the utmost care. Traditional cuts of kawahagi—trigger fish—are fattened up with decadent slices of liver, while amberjack sushi is treated to a beautiful lime and salt crust. Hand rolls include a negitoro version, a mixture of fatty tuna and spring onion wrapped in a crisp seaweed wrap. For a more personalized experience, pick a spot at the welcoming sushi bar; otherwise, there’s plenty of group seating on the outskirts of the restaurant.
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LA Weekly votes Okumura as one of the top 10 restaurants in Encino:
“The sushi here is about as pretty as the happily hued modern art decorating the restaurant. Chef Ryota Okumura accents his tuna, mackerel and kanpachi with gold flakes and edible flowers, letting you taste with your eyes first as the freshness of the seafood completes the picture. The salmon skin salad includes produce from the farmers market, which Okumura regularly visits. Live food is the freshest food at the chef’s namesake sushi spot, where live octopus carpaccio, sweet shrimp, baby abalone and Japanese scallop burst with oceanic goodness. The chirashi bowl is a work of art. Okumura is an alum of Hattori Culinary Academy, which is famous for furnishing its students as kitchen stadium lackeys on Iron Chef. He also put in time at Sushi Zo as an omakase-only chef. Trusting chef Okumura is probably a good idea when he sets before you a plate of triggerfish flesh crowned with its own creamy liver. Heaven. And with the cost of this heavenly sushi experience less than at other restaurants of this caliber, it’s even more sublime. There’s an admirable wine and beer selection, too. Okumura is one of the best sushi tastes you can get not only in Encino but possibly the Valley itself. 17302 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 986-9712, okumurarestaurant.com.”
We are proud to say that our dedication into serving the best quality sushi at a very affordable price is founded through our passion of our staff and vendors that worked together in order to make this happen. Our menu is composed by Ryota Okumura, a graduate of Hattori Culinary Academy celebrated for its hit show “The Iron Chef”. As a new restaurant making its debut on Ventura Boulevard, we are very open to customer opinions and very into customer satisfaction. Please let us know exactly how we are doing and we are willing to take whatever necessary actions needed in order for you to be a happier soul. Enjoy!!
RYOTA OKUMURA: Owner & Top Chef
Ryota Okumura, a graduate of Hattori Culinary Academy in Tokyo, has trained and worked for several high-end sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, such as Koi, Katana, and Sushi Zo. He also took an opportunity to direct the new concept restaurant, Sen Asian Kitchen located in Century City before he opens his own sushi restaurant, Okumura Restaurant in Encino CA.