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From Revolving Sushi Bar To Steaming Hot Teppan Grills to an outdoor patio,
Kado delivers a hybrid Japanese Restaurant Experience. You will fall in
love with this absolutely outstanding restaurant bar, décor and food.

Unusual for sushi restaurants is the sensible price. It is Kado’s mission to offer
high quality upscale Japanese cuisine at an affordable price, in a wonderful location.
This is the best Japanese restaurant that I have ever been to, no doubts about it.

                     Front Entrance                                Co-Owner John Murray           
Kado Japanese Restaurant is located at the historical Farmers Market upstairs
where the Grove and Farmers Market intersect, delivers a distinctive dining experience in a space that offers unparalleled views of the Grove below.

By combining traditional Japanese dining, a one-of-a-kind conveyor-belt sushi hot spot and the flare of the Teppan grills, Kado has captured the unique energy of its location while developing a true hybrid dining experience for its customers. Essentially, Kado is three restaurants in one location: Traditional, Teppan and Kaiten Sushi.
Our Teppan Chef Cooking at our Table

At Kado, your meal is prepared and served by performing chef, right at your table. Diners can choose from a variety of fresh sushi and other Japanese favorites. For those not in the know, Teppan and Kaiten (conveyor belt sushi) are extremely
popular dining options in Japan. In Japanese, Teppan means an iron plate or a
steel sheet. The whole experience of eating Teppan-style proves this word is far
more than the sum of its parts. Teppan chefs have the opportunity to demonstrate
their skill and perform for their patrons. The flashing tools of their trade are a knife,
a fork, and two metal spatulas. In spectacular displays of agility, Teppan chefs cut, stir, season, and divide each diner's portion onto plates on the teppan. Instead of
just eating, customers are engaged in the experience and marvel at the mastery of
their chefs. Favorites on the grill include Kobe Filet Mignon, Black Tiger Shrimp, Calamari Steak and Lobster Tail. We had the opportunity to try their amazing
sushi menu and of course their outstanding dinner menu.
 Revolving Sushi Bar Area

At the other end of the Kado dining spectrum is Kado Sushi; a fast-paced, fun and wildly unique glass encased restaurant that delivers the food in traditional Keiten
style (on a revolving sushi bar). First made popular in Japan by providing the
ultimate Japanese delicacy, sushi, Kaiten is perfect for customers craving
Sushi and are crunched for time.
          Lychee Mojito, Sake Sampler                           X Rated (Right)                  
Kado also offers a full-bar and lounge, as well as an outside patio deck perfect for cocktails or warm-weather dining with a view of the action below. First, we sat
at their attractive bar and tried their delicious drinks, and among them my
favorite was the Sake Tasting Sampler:
  Sake Smpler

The Ohyama (Left)– Big Mountain – very dry unfiltered sake, with pear & apple
aromas. Clean taste with fresh and expansive flavors. From Yamagata.

The Otokoyama (Middle)– Man’s Mountain – Very dry, with touch of fruity flavors.
Sharp and full-bodied taste. Best loved jizake in U.S.A. from Hokkaido.

Daiginjo - (Right) Wakatake Onikoroshi – Demon Slayer – Medium dry,
flavorful alluring sake, with tropical fruits flavor. Complex taste,
and silky smooth texture from Shizuoka.

These 3 sake’s samplers were absolutely wonderful and they were a
perfect combination for the chef’s sushi surprise platter that we got.

Sushi and Sashimi Platter

Among a huge selection of sushi we got to try their special rolls: Shrimp Crunchy roll, with shrimp, roll topped with temkasu with sweet sauce, a Caterpillar Roll, with eel
roll falf wrapped with avocado, delicious, fresh and sweet, also, do not miss the Popcorn Lobster roll, not only a beautiful presentation, but simply amazing in taste
and flavor, I would describe this as a California roll topped with fried mini lobster
tail served with spicy mayo and soy b.b.q. sauce, we all were truly satisfied with
these amazing and delicious rolls. Also, my guest wanted to try the Tempura
Shrimp with Shrimp and Vegetables, very good as well. We had absolutely
no complaints; the service at the bar and at our table was impeccable.
  Lobster Roll                                        Shrimp Tempura

At Kado Sushi, you grab a seat, and instantly your favorite sushi, sashimi and rolls pass by for the choosing; you just pick what you want, eat and get back to the shopping. If you don’t see what you want, simply order whatever it is you’re
craving from Kado’s extensive sushi menu.
Our Teppan Chef Cooking the Fried Rice

The Kado experience doesn’t end there; it also offers traditional Japanese fine-dining. Just steps away from the Teppan grills, Kado introduces yet another option in its arsenal. With booths overlooking the streets of the Grove below, guests can order from a gourmet menu that features the likes of Rib-Eye, with Miso Jun, Lamb
Chops featuring a Miso/Port Reduction, King Salmon Carpaccio, Japanese Sea Scallops, Grilled Tuna seared and served with Wasabi-Mashed Potatoes,
Sunomono and Kado’s own Mix Spring Salad with Seared Fish.

Pork Potstickers

With the hustle of Tokyo emanating from the Sushi bar to the flames and applause
of the Teppan dining-room to the more serene environment of the dining
booths, Kado delivers on all accounts.

Kobe Beef and Lobster

Filet Mignon with Shrimp

Kobe Beef with Scallops

Our magnificent dinner consisted of trying a selection of meats and fishes. I choose
the filet mignon and lobster, my guest choose the Kobe beef with shrimps and scallops. The presentation was superb and the flavor of the meats also
delicious and done exactly how we requested.
               Chocolate Bread Pudding                                  Cheesecake                       
For dessert we got another surprise selection made by the Chef. We tried the Chocolate Bread Pudding, the Pannacotta, and the stunning cheesecake which
would make the famous Cheesecake Factory feel ashamed, one of the best cheesecake we have ever tried!


Kado’s extensive selection of traditional Japanese fare is certainly a typical Japanese restaurant. The menu is filled with inventive twists on the traditional, often incorporating ingredients from Western cuisines. The highlight of the extensive sushi and sashimi menu is the Specialties section, which includes exceptionally unique sushi rolls.
In addition to sushi, the restaurant offers a modest selection of appetizers.
Elaborate presentation and innovative parings predominate, making
Kado a worthwhile destination for any sushi-lover.

With a space that can entertain and feed over 400 people at once, but also
create intimate dining excursions based on your mood that day, Kado is unlike
any restaurant in Los Angeles, in our opinion, one of the best places in town.

Kado Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
 Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
 Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm

Our special thanks to John Murray, one of the owners,
for making our experience unforgettable.

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Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx

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