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2834 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2410
+1 310-828-7582
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Kaido is a very local restaurant. It is in a very unassuming strip mall but don't let that stop you from having a really good dinner. We had gyoza, California roll and the Special. It was a huge plate of fresh sushi of all varieties.

Thank kimmickunas
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Victor at the sushi bar is great. This is a hole in the wall sushi joint - don't let the decor turn you away. Everything is solidly good. Try the specials on the blackboard. The pepper tuna sushi is great! Their hot food is also good and you can't beat their weekly lunch specials.

Thank BeckyWinchester
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a delightful surprise lay beyond the suburban facade of Kaido. I enjoyed the Gyoza, Beef Tataki & Chicken Teriyaki Dinner Set served with Miso. The Miso was fully flavoured, the Gyoza were delicious; the Tataki - melted in my mouth & the Terriyaki was chargrilled to perfection. My friends enjoyed several of the sushi & sashimi offerings, all were... More 

Thank Donna255100
Ascona, Switzerland
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397 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Kaido proved a particularly popular and delicious neighborhood sushi, off the beaten track of touristy downtown Santa Monica. The seafood was fresh, creative, and deliciously served. The bites were well-sized; easy to indulge too much. Hospitality was genuinely Japanese...

Thank rokkap
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469 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

typical but large menu. table seating and large sushi bar. full bar, but mostly draugh beer is the thing to get here, with good happy hour prices for both food and beer, with extended hours. food is good, reliable and fresh. its not great, but its good and reasonably priced. A bit on the east side of Santa Monica, but... More 

Thank pandpCalifornia
Province of Varese, Italy
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

When in LA we dine at Kaido at least once a week, the fish is always mouth watering good, honest prices and excellent, convenient lunchtime choices ,some of the desserts are worth a try as well...thank you Kaido

Thank AdelheidVeraSeewald
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Delicious specialty rolls and sushi, well prepared traditional fare, this has been our family go-to Japanese restaurant for over 5 years and one we happily share with out-of- town guests. Unassuming location in small mall with fast food, acquarium store and donut shop, Kaido is a gem between West LA and Santa Monica. Neither trendy nor expensive like eateries on... More 

Thank Catbird28
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

greeted from when we entered the door, Kaido is a local restaurant that we stumbled on across the road from our hotel. It is in a block of shops that don't look up to much however we chanced it when we saw it looked so busy. It felt so easy and familiar as soon as we sat down and hot... More 

Thank rosetodd
Fort Worth, Texas
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182 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Upon entering Kaido we were greeted and seated immediately and the waiter shared with us the specials of the day. The joy of Sushi is the ability to share several items so we started with roasted peppers which were wonderful. Miso soup came next and then onto Sushi. From Shrimp, Tuna, Scallops they were all beautifully prepared and tasted great.... More 

1 Thank Ron B
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Staying at the nearby Comfort Inn, we blundered around a few blocks in either direction having arrived from LAX in a jetlagged mess after flying for 11 hours. Kaido's location seemed incongruous - a little strip mall in the middle of Santa Monica sprawl, but the menu looked decent and the reality was excellent. It was late, but we were... More 

1 Thank Jonathan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2834 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-828-7582

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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