Shibumi

Japanese Izakaya

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  • 2016 Best Japanese
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Overview

Shibumi serves refined Japanese fare at a 400-year-old cypress wood counter in an elegant, 40-seat, kappo-style space in DTLA. The open kitchen uses local, and (whenever possible) organic and sustainable ingredients, in changing dishes like grilled pork in koji rice, crispy monkfish with mixed citrus salad or sea bream sashimi accented by pickled plum. The curated beverage menu includes sake and shochu selections, French and Californian wines, craft beers and ciders.

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ACCOLADES

  • Number 2: Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • Four stars from LA Weekly 2016
  • Grilled Pork: 16 of Our Favorite LA Dishes in 2016 — LA Weekly
  • Number 5: Best New Restaurants 2016 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Hottest Restaurants in LA, Fall 2016 — Zagat

Menu for Shibumi

Main Menu

Snack

  • Fresh Walnuts in red chili miso
    $6.00
  • Lotus, Sweet Potato, Young Burdock Chips
    $6.00
  • Japanese Caviar karasumi, scallop cured in koji
    $16.00

Sashimi

  • Japanese Sea-Bream ginger bud, pickled plum-irizake
    $18.00
  • Iwagaki Oyster fresh yuzu, shiso flower, mountain caviar
    $16.00

Vegetable

  • Chilled Greens whipped tofu, black sesame ae
    $11.00
  • Onion grilled, fried, raw, braised, broth
    $11.00
  • Dengaku of Japanese Sweet Potato crusted with yuzu miso
    $12.00

Meat & Fish

  • Silky Egg Tofu uni, fresh nori, wasabi
    $18.00
  • Steamed Ebi Shinjo shrimp dumplings, mushroom in broth
    $14.00
  • Broiled Sanma Skinny Mackerel black vinegar
    $16.00
  • Grilled Heritage Pork In Koji pickled daikon, leek
    $25.00
  • California Holstein Beef Strip grilled fresh wasabi, nara-zuke pickle
    $28.00
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Strip Loin
    3oz $52.00

California Rice - 2016 New Crop

  • Steamed Iron Pot with accompaniments
    $10.00
  • Steamed Rice Ball with barley, pumpkin, pumpkin seed
    2pc $8.00

Sweet

  • Koji (R) Ice Cream apple, fermented apple
    $8.00
  • Dorayaki mini pancakes filled with white, red bean
    $10.00
  • Japanese Chizu-Keki baby pears
    $8.00

Cordials

  • Quince Liquor, 1 Yr Age
  • Kumquats & Pussy Willow
  • Sweet Vermouth & Roasted Barley
  • Ginjo Sake & House-Made Nigori
  • Amontillado Sherry & Mezcal
  • Almonds Grappa & Wine

Short Pours

  • Rice Shochu, Fermented White Melon
  • Rice Shochu, Fennel Seed, Tangerine Twist
  • Rice Shochu, California Pine Aromatic

Cocktails

  • Nikka Coffey Malt Old Fashioned
    $18.00
  • Cask Aged Cider, with Peach, Fermented Apple
    $13.00
  • Persimmon Infused 12 Yr Rum
    $15.00
  • Cherry Blossom, Cherry Bark Maceration
    $13.00
  • Armagnac, Citrus Oleo Saccharum
    $13.00
  • Japanese Cocktail
    $13.00
  • Shibumi Negroni
    $14.00

Water & Non-Alcoholic

  • Natural Mineral Water, Take No Tsuyu, Yamagata, Japan
    $10.00
  • Sparkling Spring Water, Tao, Wales, United Kingdom
    $8.00
  • Kabosu Citrus Soda
    $9.00
  • Cold Brew Tea
    $5.00

Sake

  • Honjozo Nama, Denshin Fuyu, Fukui
    $15.00
  • Honjozo, Take No Tsuyu, Yamagata
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Kimoto Honjozo, Daishichi, Fukushima
    $14.00
    $56.00
  • Yamahai Junmai, Tedorigawa, Ishikawa
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Junmai, Shichida, Saga
    $18.00
    $72.00
  • Ginjo, Dewazakura, Yamagata
    $20.00
    $80.00
  • Junmai Daiginjo, Miyosakae Tenmi, Ehime
    $256.00
  • Tokubetsu Junmai, Tamagawa, Kyoto
    $64.00
  • Ginjo Nama (Nigori), Kamoizumi, Hiroshima
    500ml $72.00
  • Yamahai Daiginjo, Tedorigawa, Ishikawa
    $98.00
  • Daiginjo, Akitabare, Akita
    $182.00
  • Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo, Daishichi, Fukushima
    $146.00
  • Daiginjo, Taiten Shiragiku, Okayama
    $152.00
  • Daiginjo, Masumi, Nagano
    $148.00
  • Junmai Ginjo (Genshu), Seitoku, Gunma
    $68.00

Sparkling Wine

  • Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pierre Gerbais, Champagne
    $84.00
  • Xarel-Lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Castell D'age, Cava
    $13.00
    $52.00

Rose Wine

  • Pinot Noir, Gleichenstein, Baden
    $14.00
    $56.00

White Wine

  • Trebbiano, Christina Menicocci, Lazio
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Riesling, Hexamer, Nahe
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Chardonnay, Scholium Project, Napa Valley
    $140.00
  • Furmint, Bott, Tokaj
    $74.00
  • Olaszrizling, Fekete Bela, Somloi
    $36.00
  • Savagnin, Gerard Villet, Jura
    $72.00
  • Savagnin, Jean Bourdy, Jura
    $88.00
  • Savagnin, Jean Bourdy, Jura
    620ml $220.00
  • Chardonnay, Radikon, Friuli
    $80.00
  • Riesling, Dönnhoff, Nahe
    375ml $64.00

Red Wine

  • Sumoll, Pardas, Penedes
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Syrah, Vincent Paris, Rhone Valley
    $64.00
  • Pinot Noir, Onward, Mendocino
    $88.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Scribe, Napa Valley
    $152.00

Shochu

  • Buckwheat 100%, Towari, Miyazaki
    $9.00
    $98.00
  • Sweet Potato/Rice, Satoh, Kagoshima
    $13.00
    $108.00
  • Sweet Potato, Tenshi No Yuwaku, Kagoshima
    $16.00
    $136.00
  • Barley/Rice, Yamanomori, Nagasaki
    $8.00
    $94.00

Draft Beer

  • Lager, Asahi, Tokyo 5%
    300ml $7.00
  • Pale Ale, Boomtown, Los Angeles 6%
    355ml $8.00

New World Beer

  • Herbal Ale, Woods Brewing Co., San Francisco 6%
    650ml $16.00
  • Blonde Sour Ale, Dry River Brewing, Los Angeles 3%
    500ml $14.00
  • Sansho Ale, Iwate-Kura Brewery, Iwate 5%
    330ml $12.00
  • "Pale Ale", Yamaguchi Hagi Beer, Yamaguchi 5%
    330ml $12.00
  • Saison, Hitachino, Ibaraki 5%
    330ml $14.00

Old World Beer

  • Saison, Bfm, SaignelĂ©gier 5%
    330ml $15.00
  • Flemish Sour Ale, Jacobins Rouge, Bellegem 6%
    330ml $15.00
  • Geuze, Oud Beersel, Beersel 6%
    375ml $16.00
  • Calvados Ale, J.W. Lees, Manchester 11%
    275ml $16.00

New World Cider

  • Dry Hopped, Scar of the Sea, Santa Barbara 8%
    375ml $28.00
  • Farmhouse, Troy, Sonoma 9%
    500ml $21.00
  • Prohibition, Sea Cider, British Columbia 12%
    750ml $58.00
  • Perry, Jack Rabbit Hill Farm, Colorado 9%
    500ml $23.00
  • Grape & Apple, Aaron Burr Cidery, New York 8%
    375ml $30.00
  • Barrel Aged, Quince, 101 Cider, Sonoma 7%
    650ml $28.00

Old World Cider

  • Samuel Smith, Yorkshire 5%
    355ml $13.00
  • Arratzain, Basque 6%
    750ml $30.00
  • Drouin, Normandy 5%
    500ml $28.00
  • Dupont, Calvados Barrel Aged, Normandy 7%
    750ml $56.00

815 Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (213) 265-7923
  • Private Dining Room: No