Absolutely loved this experience. Thank you for this wonderful comfortable dinner. It’s exactly what I love. The restaurant is not big which I liked because it felt cozy and not super crowded. Non of the courses specifically stood out but everything was perfect. Service was absolutely incredible, always caring and super friendly. Loved how they kept giving extra courses and even adding a lovely Polaroid picture at the end. It’s crazy how they even thank us again by sending a letter to my address. Loved it and LOVED IT. Just go
There are so many places in LA to have a great Kaiseki experience but N/Naka really stands out and is absolutely worth it.
The restaurant sits inside a nondescript grey building on the corner of Overland and Lawler in Culver City. The interior environment is small but not cramped and is traditional Japanese modern. The narrow color pallete helps to make the colorful dishes really pop.
The tasting menu offers 13 impeccably created courses. From sashimi to pasta to wagyu each one is beautifully plated, art in and of itself.
Service is attentive but not overbearing and does a great job of making you feel comfortable. Many other restaurants go for a more stoic experience but N/Naka keeps it somehow fun and light.
We opted for the wine and sake pairing and thought it was definitely worth it. It added another element to the tasting experience and was actually a decent value with the opportunity to try 9 different wine and sake.
Overall a fantastic experience that definitely lived up to it's reputation.
And don't forget there is valet parking in back!
Had a great experience. Our host Chan was incredibly pleasant and knowledgeable on all food and drink. Will definitely head back for next seasons menu.
Chef has elevated herself once again. We've been coming here for 7 years now and she never disappoints.
N/Naka was phenomenal. What an amazing experience! Each dish Chef Nikki created was so delicious and it was all so beautiful I didn’t want to eat it! The staff were all so friendly, and very attentive to all our needs. Never had to ask for more water or tea. Quickly took away finished plates to bring the next dish. 4 from our party had a pairing with their dinner and all enjoyed it very much! I will be dreaming of this night forever! Thank you Chef Nikki and team for making this such a wonderful time for my family and I. I hope to be back again one day!
On Saturday evening we had a celebratory birthday dinner at n/naka. I was expecting a wonderful dinner, but it was truly above and beyond wonderful. Chef Niki is a master at her craft. Every course was outstanding. The presentation was artistic, beautiful and well thought out-it was exquisite. The food was absolutely delicious. The dishes were innovative, balanced, pleasing to the eye and the palate and left you with a sense of awe at how Chef prepared such awesome flavors that complemented each other. Not only has she put together an incredibly delicious menu, but the orchestration of the wait staff and service was impressive. Our waiter, Chan, was knowledgeable, charming, attentive and made our dining experience complete. There was a comfortable flow and balance to the evening. The restaurant is intimate, calming and welcoming. This is a reflection of Chef’s personality and attention to detail. She was gracious enough to come to our table at the end of our meal and thank us for coming.
This was the ultimate dining experience. Thank you Chef Niki for a fantastic dinner and for making our evening a very memorable night. I urge everyone to make a reservation at n/naka.
Had an extraordinary culinary experience at n/naka last night. I understand why it's so hard to get a reservation... It was without equal. The best meal I have ever enjoyed.
We got the optional wine and sake pairing to match the 13 course kaiseki and it was perfection. Each course was beautiful, surprising, nuanced, and holy f*ck delicious. I'm in awe of the mastery of technique and respect for ingredients displayed by the chefs.
Some of the best service I've experienced at a Michelin star establishment as well. Attention to detail is what sets n/naka apart. The meal ends with a personal thank you from the chef.
Filled with gratitude ❤️
10/10 experience. Everything was perfect, from the food to the wine pairings.
We eat with our eyes as well as our mouths. The experience that n/naka provides is truly exceptional and unparalleled. The food is both visually stunning and absolutely delicious. Every last detail is so considerate and deliberate. The vegetarian menu was equally as impressive as the land and sea, and the menu is constantly changing with the seasons. The staff was all incredibly amazing as well. Though it has taken us years of failed reservation attempts, we finally were able to make it and could not be more grateful. We left with our bellies full and our hearts happy. Simply exquisite!
It was an amazing experience to dine at n/naka. Chef Nakayama is superb with her selection and execution of all dishes and everyone in the service staff was very knowledgeable and polite.
I got the Vegetarian tasting Menu and being a fussy eater, wasn't disappointed at all. Every dish hits the mark with it's own unique cooking technique and flavor. We got the late slot for dinner which began at 9pm and lasted around 3.5 hours.
Good luck getting that highly elusive reservation which sells out in a matter of seconds - literally. It took us about 7 weeks of regular sitting on Tock to get a reservation for 4 people but the wait was totally worth it.