Review: L.A.'s next great sushi bar is in Atwater Village

Sushi ace Mori Onodera makes a spectacular return with Morihiro in Atwater Village
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 29, 2021
Every piece of nigiri shaped by Morihiro Onodera’s hands reminds me to appreciate the humbler beauty beneath the shiny overlay. In matters of sushi, the sea treasures will always vie for the limelight: uni in the soft shades of Renoir’s oranges,...
The full article can be read on the Los Angeles Times website.

Related Articles

Morihiro Onodera, sushi and the meaning of fine dining in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 31, 2021
Morihiro opened in Atwater Village during the final days of November. Then, as now, COVID-19 cases were spiking terrifyingly in Los Angeles. The city was days away from another stay-at-home order that would keep indoor dining shuttered for months....

Review: Sushi master Morihiro Onodera reappears at hidden Inn Ann

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 16, 2019
Framed against the sky, tranquil and removed, Inn Ann is a 35-seat Japanese restaurant in a remote corner of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center. Reaching it means navigating the chaos and spectacle specific to this tourism-riddled juncture...

New serious digs suit this L.A. sushi master

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 2, 2022
For eight years, from 2012 to 2020, Shunji occupied the wildest, most only-in-Los-Angeles location for a sushi bar possible: the Sawtelle restaurant operated out of a stuccoed 1930s-era building shaped like a soup bowl. Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs...

Jonathan Gold takes a look at the art of sushi as practiced at Shiki Beverly Hills

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • March 9, 2018
Morihiro “Mori” Onodera may have the most passionate fans in the universe of Los Angeles sushi, partisans who swapped pictures of his dishes on sites like Chowhound long before Instagram existed, blissed out at his deeply slashed sayori and tended...

3 New L.A. Restaurants to Try in February

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • February 2, 2021
From upscale sushi in Atwater Village to a pizza place with Hot Cheetos wings in Boyle Heights, here are some new spots to check out this month. Morihiro Rejoyce! Sushi master Morihiro Onodera, who earned a Michelin star at Mori nearly a decade...