Sushi I-Naba, Manhattan Beach: We’ve eaten at some of the best sushi restaurants around the globe and Sushi I-Naba quickly became one of our top two sushi restaurants in the entire world! This 6-seat sushi restaurant is located in the heart of Manhattan Beach. The food is delicately and thoughtfully prepared in an elegant, but unpretentious environment. Chef Yasuhiro grew up in Tokyo, where he helped his family pick fresh fish from the market every morning. Now, his mother picks the fish from Japan while Yasuhiro FaceTimes her! She then ships the fish to Manhattan Beach 4-5x per week.
You can taste the love and care that goes into every single course at Sushi I-Naba. While the restaurant is exclusive and decadent, it possesses a laidback vibe that is rarely found in sophisticated sushi restaurants. Perhaps its Yasuhiro’s love of sushi or the Manhattan Beach influence, but in our opinion – Sushi I-naba is the best restaurant in Los Angeles.