Q

521 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-225-6285
Q +

Danny Liao

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  • Lunch: Tue.-Fri., noon-1:30 p.m.; dinner, Tue.-Sat., seatings at 6 & 8 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Business Dining, Prix Fixe
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
The manner in which Hiroyuki Naruke arrived in Los Angeles is a tale unto itself, coaxed as he was by three downtown lawyers who saw the opportunity to entice the revered sushi master into a minimalist, comforting restaurant space mere steps from their office building. The real story, however, is what the chef of Q has done since, introducing diners to an intricate style of Edo-era omakase dining, which prizes the delicate curing of halibut wrapped in kelp, briny translucent shrimp from Toyama Bay swaddled in nori or a gentle brush of miso over a pat of uni. Each meal ends with a simple square of tamago presented on a ceramic plate. Humble in appearance, the sweet egg omelet bursts with the deep oceanic flavors of scallop and shrimp it’s made with — at Q, nothing is quite as humble as it appears. —Garrett Snyder

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