1. Niku X
Our pick for the best Japanese steakhouse in LA goes to none other than Niku X in DTLA. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, everything from the service to the quality of the meats makes dining at Niku X a top-tier experience. While you can order a la carte, it’s best to opt for one of the tasting menus. The interactive Yakiniku Tasting Menu is 14 courses of pure decadence, featuring some of the most luxe seafood and steak options available.
Expect raw and fresh seafood like spot prawns and uni to start. Once you’ve moved onto the grilled portion of the menu, the fun really begins. Sit back and relax as the experts grill everything from A4 short rib to 45-day dry-aged striploin right in front of you. Each piece of meat is cooked to perfection and a few even melt in your mouth. For dessert, do not miss out on the lavender cake that is just as stunning as it is delicious.