's Top 10 Restaurants

Studio City has fabulous restaurants,
however, Studio City's claim to gastronomic
fame is the "Sushi Row" located along Ventura
Boulevard. If you're a sushi/sashimi lover -
you'll think you've just died and gone to heaven.
In alphabetical order:

Asanebo (Japanese)
11941 Ventura Blvd.
(bet. Colfax Ave. & Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
Studio City
(818) 760-3348
One of the top destinations on Studio City's Sushi Row, this former sashimi-only shop now serves sushi and does it well enough to be dubbed "the middle-class version of Matsuhisa"; habitués hint you should "let the chef decide" by opting for the "set-dinner menu", and even though it's "worth the expense", come prepared to "max out your credit card."

Asiatique Bistro (French)
12321 Ventura Blvd.
(bet. Laurel Canyon Blvd. & Whitsett Ave.)
Studio City
(818) 761-7696
This Cafe Bizou spin-off in Studio City features New French cooking "with an Asian flair", coupled with "great quality at bargain prices" (especially the much-beloved "$4 corkage policy"); "beautiful presentations" and "extraordinary service" also grace this "real find in the Valley."

Iroha (Japanese)
12953 Ventura Blvd.
(Coldwater Canyon Ave.)
Studio City
(818) 990-9559
"Hidden away" in a "little house" on Ventura Boulevard's Sushi Row, this "quaint" Studio City Japanese "favorite" serves sushi that's "fresh and delicious", especially the signature "spicy tuna rolls"; though it's definitely "best when the boss is around", enthusiasts say it's "worth the wait" for a table at any time.

La Loggia (Italian)
11814 Ventura Blvd.
(Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
Studio City
(818) 985-9222
Some compare dining here to "having an Italian grandmother in your family - they'll make anything you want."

Perroche (French)
11929 Ventura Blvd.
(Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
Studio City
(818) 766-1179
A "star waiting to be discovered", this "real comer in Studio City" "deserves to be better known"; the Cal-French bistro selections are "limited" but "exceptional", delivered by "sincere and thoughtful" servers in "comfortable" digs; devotees are convinced that not only is it the "best restaurant in the Valley", it's also "one of the best deals in town."

Pinot Bistro (French)
12969 Ventura Blvd.
(Coldwater Canyon Ave.)
Studio City
(818) 990-0500
The first of Joachim Splichal's Pinot empire, this "casually elegant" Cal-French bistro "consistently upholds its standard of excellence" and is widely regarded as the "best restaurant in the Valley"; "imaginative chef" Octavio Becerra creates "smashing" dishes (his signature roasted farm chicken with fries will "keep you going back"), brought to table by an "accommodating" staff in an "inviting room"; this is an "absolute winner."

Sushi Katsu-ya (Japanese)
11680 Ventura Blvd.
(Colfax Ave.)
Studio City
(818) 985-6976
One of the busiest of the dozen or so options on Studio City's Sushi Row, this "wonderful" Japanese is a "favorite" among the local cognoscenti and "industry folks" because chef-owner "Katsu-ya is a creative master" of "fresh, inventive" fare and the service is "prompt and efficient"; the "mouthwatering special dishes are worth the wait", even though it can be "too long" on weekend nights.

Ssuhi Nozama (Japanese)
11288 Ventura Blvd.
(Vineland Ave.)
Studio City
(818) 508-7017
"Be humble, take what they give you and enjoy the best fish around" at this Studio City Japanese storefront run by a "sushi god" "who tells you what to eat ... or else"; "only serious sushi eaters" are fit to face this "moody" "master chef" who's "difficult but worth" the challenge because if you "trust Nozawa", then "this is the bomb!"

Talesai (Thai)
11744 Ventura Blvd.
(bet. Colfax Ave. & Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
Studio City
(818) 753-1001
For "serenity on a plate", head to these "upscale" Siamese twins, renowned for their "creative", "amazing" cooking, "well prepared" and "elegantly" presented in "beautiful" surroundings at "reasonable prices"; furthermore, the staff is so "polite", it's "even nice to Richard Simmons."

Teru Sushi (Japanese)
11940 Ventura Blvd.
(Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
Studio City
(818) 763-6201
In a "beautiful setting overrun with hipsters", this Sushi Row mainstay for the Hollywood crowd continues to lure sushiphiles with "star-spotting" and "excellent" items such as the tiger's eye (salmon-stuffed squid).

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