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Shunji –Japanese Cuisine-

English
12244 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
310-826-4737
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00 ~ 14:00, 18:00 ~ 22:00
Wed 12:00 ~ 14:00, 18:00 ~ 22:00
Thu 12:00 ~ 14:00, 18:00 ~ 22:00
Fri 12:00 ~ 14:00, 18:00 ~ 22:30
Sat 18:00 ~ 22:30
Sun 18:00 ~ 22:00
Monday
Lunch: $50~, Dinner: $150~
Takes Reservations
Yes
Accepts Credit Cards
Yes
Seafood Meat (Tonkatsu, Sukiyaki...)
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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.

What this chef expresses through his cuisine is the four seasons of Japan. The meat is Miyazaki beef; the fish consists of seasonal items purchased from all over Japan. Even with the same seasonal fish, the taste changes from when it becomes available and when it is at its fattiest, so it is prepared using the recipe most suitable for the state of the fish on the day. Also, in the spirit of "I would like you to try new experiences," he makes a point of listing fish on the menu that may not be familiar to non-Japanese customers. In each case, he explains to the customer and gives a lecture about the differences in taste and how to eat. As a result, most customers seem to come to the shop to try Japanese fish.

While faithfully adhering to the basics of Japanese cuisine, the seasoning is adjusted to make it more easily acceptable by the locals. For simple menu items, he’ll add boiled-down broth to impart rich flavor. Such attention to detail is a factor in his popularity. A new menu appears every few months, making it an important restaurant where you can experience seasonal Japan no matter when you visit.

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