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Sushi Karen Japanese Restaurant

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10762 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-3314
+1 310-202-0855
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Toshi the owner and lead sushi chef is like family. Even if you are not a regular you will be treated as if you have been here ofter. Do Chef's choice or select what you want. Always fresh and Toshi will steer you to what you want.

Thank jerry s
Grafton, Vermont
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My brother found Sushi Karen 10 or 12 years ago when he worked and lived in the neighborhood. It quickly became a favorite spot for the whole family - our mom, my kids, etc. We are treated like family and can spend hours eating amazing sushi and sashimi, chatting with the chefs and feeling like the world is a good... More 

Thank Laurie I
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This place is not that well known but the sushi is awesome. They have the freshest sushi. Try the carpaccios. If you like real sashimi then there are few spots in LA as good.

Thank Jeff D
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

my wife and I have been to plenty of sushi restaurants around the world - including Japan- and we find Sushi Karen one the best of the kind in US. Food is incredible and authentic. dont miss the fried jumbo shrimp head - if they have it. Decor is not great - you go to this one for the food... More 

Thank pythagor
Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Came here on a week night. Sushi was reasonably good and this is reflected in the price. Service was so lame and frustrating. Ambience is ok but not greatest setting and there are better sushi restaurants in the area but for the price, can't go too badly wrong.

Thank copperbottom
Anchorage, Alaska
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My sister is a local, and discovered this restaurant a while back. I have had sushi only a time or two before and didn't really enjoy it much. This restaurant has changed my mind. All the seafood was very fresh and not the least bit "fishy". Tried both the sushi and some tempura which we ordered "just in case", and... More 

1 Thank MarkVM
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Once I went to Karen Sushi a few years ago, I just could not stop. I have lunch here on average of one time per week. I believe it is the best sushi in the local area. It has always been fresh. It has always been very good and sometimes even better than that. They ordered Giant Clam for me... More 

Thank RMG49
frederick, maryland
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629 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Authentic and innovative sushi; very fresh and high quality fish, served at the right temperature and in interesting ways, with subtle sauces and flavors. Started with a nice miso soup and sauteed shishito and then jumped into continuous rounds of flavor - amber jack with jalapeno citrus sauce, halibut carpaccio (almost like thin sliced fugu), albacore tuna sushi (melt-in-your-mouth sensation... More 

3 Thank fred200099
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

I've had sushi at all the Culver City sushi restaurants (sorry, not restaurants which have sushi on their menus, but SUSHI restaurants) - Sushi Karen is my favorite. Because of the freshness of the fish, attentiveness of the itamae-san and waitresses, value and relaxed ambience. The only negative comment - is that sometimes there are no metered parking spaces along... More 

1 Thank AlohaBeban
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2006

Although Sushi Karen has gotten great reviews before, I got a sashimi salad to go earlier this month (8/06) and they tucked really old, stale fish into it. It was so rubbery, it was inedible and I threw most of it out. I love sushi and have eaten a lot of it in my lifetime -- but if you want... More 

4 Thank Kitty_San

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10762 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-3314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-202-0855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?