Do not even drive by without confirmed reservations, this is the most popular Japanese eatery in town. It is considered by many to be the best sushi place in the US, and the best restaurant in the greater city of Los Angeles. Everything is fresh, delicious and very expensive, after all it is the workmanship of Nobu Matsuhisa. Rub elbows with the rich and famous, but leave your autograph book at home.

Location:  129 North La Cienega Boulevard

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Mo-Fr 5:45 p.m.-10:15 p.m., Sa-Su 5:45 p.m.-10:15 p.m.