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rbenita45

07/08/2011

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Overall
Best food in town

Best food in town
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived

bryanc

09/15/2010

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Overall
Lame, Expensive

I'd stay away from this place. The prices out of control for the quality of sushi here, and the sushi itself is poor quality. It's got some lame fusion thing going on and they've done a poor job at actually fusing anything. Their dishes are often a mix of competing flavors that really provide only dissonance for your palate.

The only thing that this place has going for it is the ambience.

For those of you that ""LOVE"" this place, really? where are you from, ohio? get out to some other sushi places in LA. As a trained sushi chef i'm insulted by the some of the high ratings of this place.

mtwashtea

01/08/2009

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this restaurant!

This is not your usual Japanese restaurant. It is 5 steps up! The food is fresh, delicious and served in an unusally tasty manner. The servers and staff are helpful and friendly and definately aim to please. We love this place even tho it is a little pricey, it is so worth it. And it is in our neighborhood of Eagle Rock!

SandiDee

06/06/2008

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Overall
Suprisingly GREAT!

I reluctantly suggested this place to my girlfriends for our girl's night out after reading a few negative comments on this page but felt compelled to go because I have heard that this place is actually good. I'm one to draw my own opinion. I'm glad I did! The food was delicious, the service was very attentive, and vibe was cool and no the music wasnt too loud - it was actually at just the right level. We will definitely go back.

Kenneth2007

06/06/2008

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Overall
delicious...

Kazu (I think thats the way his name is spelled) the head sushi chef, is the best in town. I dont even have to tell him what I want - with just a few visits, he already knows what I want. And if I am feeling adventurous, I let him suprise me with one of his special on the fly creations. This is my favorite local spot. I have brought in a few dates here and they were impressed with it all.

HipsterDoofus90041

01/21/2008

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How does Anybody Eat Here?

I am confused by all the back-and-forth reviews on this place, because my two trips here have both been gawd-awful. I just can't imagine any situation where this place doesn't just stink. I went once with my wife and found it to be a total let down. The sushi was no where near as good as what we're used to having either in Studio City or in Pasadena, and the atmosphere was lousy to boot. The music was too loud (we're NOT an old couple, by the way) and the whole place was just so cheesy. The second trip was against my better judgment, but was with a large group so I was out-voted. First off, NEVER go here with a large group. The waiters can't typically handle a table of 2, let alone 8 or 10. The service was atrocious, things were constantly forgotten, missed, over charged, dropped, etc. Furthermore, when one of my friends politely made note of this to the owner, he was completely unapologetic, claiming they were just busy that night... yeah our table plus one other. The place was dead! Regardless, the sushi was still gross, swimming in mayo, and everything was overpriced anyway. Take my advice, and skip this place if you're looking for a nice night out with for 2 or for 20.

jenism5

11/14/2007

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Overall
yummy in my tummy

First I'd like to say I dont know where the previous people think they went to I had the exact opposite experience! The vibe was great! The fish quality is amazing and they were very open to personiling rolls for me!! I had an amazing time to put the icing on the cake they gave me a free dessert! strwberry/banana something , so MMMMM MM good.

goldenhorace

08/25/2007

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This place is total s***

Looking around here I don't have much to add to the already terrible reviews, other than to say they are spot on. For the life of me I don't understand what people have enjoyed here and how anybody can give it a positive rating. I'm guessing the fancy decor and high prices make people think they are getting quality. Really they're just getting ripped off.

opusone67

08/08/2007

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Overall
Great Sushi in Eagle Rock!

My wife and I have tired many sushi restaurants in LA. Some good, alot not worth mentioning. We read an a good review in the LA Times and thought we would give it a try. We were very impressed by the service and fresh sashimi. We had a jalape?o sashimi appetizer that was delicious! I don't know of any other sushi bars in Eagle Rock and for the price, I would strongly recommend. The staff was not uptight like some J town sushi bars. We made reservations and when we arrived, our table was waiting! We highly recommend Mia Sushi. Also, great selection of Sake:)

jpflannigan

08/03/2007

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Overall
No good at all

I read all the reviews and despite the numerous bad ones, thought I'd still give it a try. Oh what a waste of time and (a lot) of money.
The food was all terrible, the drink selection crappy and everything way overpriced. Beyond that, the valets try to FORCE you to use their service, despite ample parking all around. Just another way to throw away money here.
I'm upset I wasted a perfectly good night and perfectly good appetite and (lots) of perfectly good money here.
Take my word for it: IT'S NOT WORTH IT!

cuisinelover65

07/11/2007

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Overall
GREAT FOOD,SERVICE AND ATMOSPHERE

My girlfriend and I were in the Eagle Rock area and found a new Sushi restaurant by the name of Mia Sushi. We decided to try it and we were amazed at the friendly greeting as we entered the restaurant. We were lucky to be accommodated promtly at the sushi bar as the restaurant was busy. The sushi chef immediately greeted us and comped us an octopus salad. We were surprised at the freshness and wonderful flavor of the salad. However, we were mostly surprised at this gesture. We began looking around the restaurant and found there was a nice ambiance and a mix of college students and locals. We asked for a menu and some recommendations from our server. We were promptly recommended the Mia, Bamboo, and Double Shrimp roll. These dishes and others we ordered had a great presentation and the taste was sensational. Then I ordered chicken teriyaki and my girlfriend ordered the steak teriyaki. They both came with steamed rice, and a unique mixture of sauteed vegetables- bean sprouts, bok choi, and mushrooms. Outstanding! For dessert we were recommended the house specialty: fresh strawberry and banana tempura, with a dab of fresh whipped cream and dribbles of chocolate syrup. I couldn't believe we found such a jewel of a restaurant. We are sure to be back again!

purrsnickity17

06/23/2007

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Overall
I'm Not Sure What People Are Complaining About

Ok. So...I'm not a huge sushi fan, but I have had enough of it to know when sushi is bad or good, and when I get the occasional sushi craving, I almost always head to Mia. I've tried to like other places, but Mia has never been anything but yummy, fun, and a good experience. My favorite waiter no longer works there, but even he still comes in to eat! I almost always end up getting the same things, like the firefish appetizer, the bamboo (used to be the ivy) roll, the eagle rock roll, the yellowtail, halibut, crab, and veggie rolls, and a bottle of the Black and Gold sake. When my waiter was working there, he saw me come in and had an ice bucket with my sake in it at my table by the time I sat down. I'll admit that it seems like they have since had a higher turnover with the staff, but they are still just as nice and attentive and lack the attitude that you get at some other, fancier sushi spots. The sushi and sashimi is always good, and always seems fresh. In fact, there have been times I've been disappointed because something is not available because the chef didn't like the quality of what was available for a particular fish. Yes, a lot of the rolls have a wierd pink sauce on them, but its actually pretty tasty, and you can always ask to not have it on them if it bothers you. I'm not sure why some people think its loud, because I've never found that to be true. I've probably been there over 10 times, and I've never ever had a bad experience. Maybe if you're the kind of person who thinks the only way to eat sushi is to watch as they slaughter whatever it is they're putting on your rice then this place would seem less classy or authentic or whatever. I think good food is good food and I think Mia is consistently good food. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant, and I'm getting hungry writing this review! Go try it. If you don't like something about it speak up. The owner is pretty receptive. Good luck!

ashamrock

06/23/2007

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Overall
Great before a girls night out

I like to go to Mia's before heading out to old town for a night out. The sushi is always fresh and flavorful. I've dabbled around the menu a bit, but I keep coming back to the Mia roll and the chicken salad (a must try!). The atmosphere is upscale, but it is still comfortable and casual.

conchita666

05/28/2007

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Overall
Look elsewhere

I have given Mia sushi several opportunities to delight my palate, however each time does not get better. I want to love it....it is the closet sushi place to me...but I dislike it. The service leaves much to be desired. Our servers have been inattentive, unknowledgeable, and inexperienced. Sit at the sushi bar for good service! The sushi is average, there are some creative takes on rolls. the CD14 is tasty. I would say look elsewhere, at least until they get it together at Mia.

jamesjjones

05/07/2007

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Overall
Not GOOD!

I love sushi. Toro sashimi, salmon nigiri, spicy tuna rolls, whatever. I love it. What they serve at Mia is NOT sushi. The rice was dry, the fish oily and most of the time it was all drizzled in some overbearing sauce or stuffed full of mayo. Attempts at being ""adventurous"" just result in disasters and the fish doesn't have the quality to work for the tried and true favorites. I would like to describe this as just yet another sub-par Japanese restaurant, but alas it tries too hard to be special and fails miserably. The decor is over the top, the staff pretentious and the prices outrageous. It's not sushi, and it's NOT good.

foodie1984

04/28/2007

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Overall
Not Bad Not Bad

Okay, this place isn't bad at all. I probably come once a month...it is a little pricey for what you get, but all in all it is a great place. However, it is usually crowded so sometimes I'll just skip and go somewhere else instead of waiting.

holtthemustard

02/24/2007

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Overall
Horribly Disappointed

I wish I had read more of these reviews before I went and blew a couple hundred dollars on such deficient sushi at Mia. I was fine with the lackluster service, the cheeseball decor and even willing to put up with valet parking in Eagle Rock (wtf?). But buying extremely overpriced, under-fresh sushi was just too much. The tuna was warm and fatty, the salmon oily and lord know what was wrong with the eel. Sub-par sushi to be sure, but why was I paying Nobu prices in East LA? Maybe if this place was in Santa Monica it would all be fine; the prices justified, the poor service typical, and the fish might even be fresh that close to the ocean. But here in Eagle Rock? No. Get Mia out of my back yard replace it with someplace worth eating.

mserni

01/19/2007

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Overall
Once you had it, you won't want anything else!

Every time I've had the pleasure of dining at Mia's has been wonderful! The staff has always been friendly and fun. I've had practically everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Even my finicky friends love it and end up returning usually in the same week and bringing friends and family.

The calamari are always crispy and light, the sushi looks and tastes like a work of art, and the dessert (strawberry and banana tempura on whipped cream drizzled in chocolate sauce!) is heavenly!
You must try the seared pepper-crusted tuna in their amazing lemon sauce. It has to be the best tuna I've ever had. We always end up getting at least two orders of it.

I recommend making reservations if you mind waiting for a table. Even on a chilly night the heaters keep the patio nice and toasty, so that's always an option. It's nice to see the owner walking around and chatting with the customers. It shows me that he cares about his customers and wants to make sure they're being taken care.

I'm making myself hungry thinking about it. I've got to go make reservations. Don't take my word for it, try it yourself!

mrfoodieman

12/03/2006

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Overall
Unimpressive Sushi

My wife and I love Sushi and are always excited to try new spots and usually eat sushi about once a week. Living in Eagle Rock we were especially excited to give Mia a try as nothing would make us happier than a local fresh fish spot. In fact, we were so hopeful that we gave Mia 2 separate chances hoping each time to like it. Unfortunately both times were complete disappointments and a total waste of money. The sushi is barely passable, the service was severely lacking, the music was WAY too loud to have any sort of enjoyable conversation. We tried most everything on the menu and found the fish to be slimy, the tempura greasy and the food overall bland. But the real kicker is how much Mia costs. It's way overpriced for what it is and where it is located. One would expect to pay these prices in West LA for good sushi, but not in Eagle Rock for unimpressive, mediocre sushi. Not at all recommended. Neither a fun experience nor good food.

cchavez

11/20/2006

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Overall
Good Sushi

Was looking forward to having a great Sushi place in Eagle Rock.
This place was good. The Sushi was good. I have had better but this was good too.
Yes, it can be crowded at times but all in all was a pretty decent experience.

Details

Phone: (323) 256-2562

Address: 4741 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: http://www.miasushionline.com

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Extra Phones

Phone: (323) 256-6786

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Eagle Rock, East LA
Categories
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Self, On Site, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Take Out, Sushi, Seafood

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

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