Shunji -Japanese Cuisine- is located in a unique cylinder-shaped building. Opening its doors five years ago, it takes advantage of the exterior, which was a Chili Bowl franchise in the 1930s. Chef Shunji has long been a leader in Japanese cuisine in the Los Angeles area, honing his skills over many years as a founding member of Matsuhisa, the restaurant of America’s most famous Japanese chef, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. He quickly developed a reputation for his cooking and his own restaurant became one of the most famous Japanese establishments in Los Angeles as soon as he opened it. In addition to regular customers he met during his time working at Matsuhisa, fellow restaurant chefs from the same industry often visit. Every day, people come looking for the very best in taste.