INKO NITO Arts District

4.5
148 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Unconventional Japanese robatayaki.
With bold, banging and delicious flavors, INKO NITO's menu offers approachable and delicious food in a fun, welcoming and casual atmosphere.
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Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced.

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the crew especially Antonio. The vibe was great and the food was amazing.

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good not the best though I’m sure it can be better. Went in with a lot of expectation but food is mediocre nothing that u have never had before. Average food for a very over priced rate. We paid almost 200 for bite sized portions.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the Zuma pop up. Amazing wish they would open a permanent Zuma here in LA.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed the ZUMA Pop Up! The sashimi and sushi is absolutely delicious, we will be running the residency until April 11th so there is still time!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing is so good everything

INKO NITO Arts District
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thanks so much for your support Estuardo!! See you again soon.

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Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great date venue - great menu but Zuma Collab extra special

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Thanks for the INKO NITO & ZUMA support, the residency has been so much fun. Still running through to April 11th!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delight as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming outdoor patio. Excellent service. Great value and variety on happy hour menu - avail 5 to 7pm Mon thru Fri on patio only. Can't wait to make this trek from Long Beach one summer evening soon.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Hey, Happy Hour is amazing value, we completely agree. Look forward to having you back to try the new KFC Nigaki on the happy hour menu soon!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super beautiful

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great food & great service.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and decor was perfect. It was like I was in Manhattan except spacious. However the food was only decent. Some dishes like the crab with fried chicken skin it fell a little one note.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My overall review AMAZING place worth a visit to experience the food and Worth a revisit for the cool atmospheres.. see details below

This place is great and the food is Amazing and delicious. The service is phenomenal.. my server was also very great and down to earth!! I love how the mobile pay station make this easier and awesome... Here my warning IT a la carte and everything pretty 8 or more.. the bigger plates from meat section 20-30. The portion are small, no real plates are here, The quality of the food KINDA makes up for this. But some of the Price to Actual Food ratio is skew slightly.. DEFINITELY worth going once for food, but the atmosphere, server and location makes it worthy or revist.. the dark DECO INTERIOR with Greenary scattered about is very well down...

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately a lot of our fool food came out over cooked chard or burned. The space was cool and I really wanted to like the food but we had to send a couple of the meals back for them to remake. Even the toast that came with bone marrow was burnt black. Thank goodness for the sake and the music was good. I wouldn’t go back here.

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DS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool Vibe for unusual Japanese in the Art District. Cocktails were unique and tasty. Food was overall pretty good. they serve small plate style which can get expensive. There were two of us. We ordered the Cesar salad, corn, a yellow tail sushi dish, soy garlic edamame, the scallop skewer and the steak. It was actually too much and we could have done with 2 less dishes but we wanted to try as much as possible. Everything was delish except, surprisingly, the scallops which we really looked forward to but were rather bland without the sauce which was too spicy to eat. They also needed more of a sear on the outside. The steak was our favorite!

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The ambulance was nice, very chic and well decorated. Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was not what I expected. It was over priced for what it was. Meat on a stick, basically. $18 for something they claim as wagyu, which wasnt. Wagyu means Japanese beef. I asked where the wagyu was from, they said Australia. It was also burnt, so it tasted like charcoal. The bone marrow was any better. But again the price for it was over priced. I wouldnt reccomend this place. It needs to focus more on their food and reevaluate their price point. We actually went to a taco truck after dinner to get real food.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, amazing customer service, good music and strong drinks!

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Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food ordered everything almost off the happy hour menu. Everything was tasty and unique and great prices!

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the wait staff! So friendly, and charismatic. The food was also really good, as well as the decor and the music.

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was really great. The salmon filet and Brussels sprouts were amazing.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Phenomenal food.
Poor greeting service from host(s).
Attentive server.
Decently priced.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been a few times and always good quality, prefer the LA one to london

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The food here bears no resemblance to Japanese food, and there are no Japanese people to be found any where near the kitchen. It's just a very corporate, loud place blasting unpleasant music. (It turns out to be owned by a corporate group in the UK - and that's how it feels.) The two worst food items I had were the fried chicken (fried in same oil as fish, so tasted horrible) and brussels sprouts (deep fried to the point where they were burnt to a crisp). Wrote to restaurant but didn't hear anything back. Avoid avoid avoid.

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TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

For a place that has an hour and a half time limit, they took 2 hours and 15 minutes to serve us our 4 course meal. The food was very light and the waitress was too busy to bother checking in on us. Drinks weren’t great either. It was basically an overpriced appetizer.

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Took my wife to celebrate her birthday. We both order but only my dinner was served. For some reason they forgot my wife's dish. So much for impressing my wife on her birthday.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not first time come. Environment and service is excellent! I think because of Dine LA week, every course was not come out so fast. The whole dinner use up to 2 hours. Dina LA special menu hasn’t have the most popular dishes there. I went Inko several times and I think this time the food quality has a little bit drop down. The service is definitely great! My friend she can’t eat any green onion due to allegations, servicer is very good that helps us double check each dishes whether has green onion.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!! Hip fun and the best of DTLA!!

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

INKO NITO Arts District
Responded on February 5, 2019

Thank you so much! Any particular dishes stand out most? Thanks, Nathan

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We opted to go for the DineLA menu which was such a treat and also an amazing value for what we ordered.

Dining in front of the chefs was a great experience and it was super cool to eat and watch as food was being prepared. The “interactive-ness” made the restaurant feel very accessible and comfortable.

Courses were served fairly quickly, especially the appetizers however because it is tapas style, it was okay! We also ordered an extra scallop skewer that was super tender and cooked perfectly. The star of the entire meal though was the coconut soft serve - mind blown at the combination of flavors and textures.

All in all, I enjoyed it and would definitely make my way back to try more items (especially from the grill).

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibes, great deal for DineLA; the counter tables were awesome as you got to view the chefs preparing the food

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Mediocre food at a high price

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DY
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced food and small portions

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1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Sorry, but food wasn't that I expected. It wasn't Japanese food.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Had reserved 3 seats indoors at the bar (there was an option offered in OpenTable app!). It rained (OMG, rain in LA) and the "outdoors" people were brought inside. I had a party of 3 including an out of town guest who I was looking forward to entertaining at the chef's counter. We came not only on time but a little early and I was greeted with a non-enthusiastic manager (I am guessing) who offered to seat us in the draft right next to the door. Not at the counter. I politely inquired whether it was still possible to seat us at the seats we had requested IN ADVANCE. USING TECHNOLOGY MEANT TO ENHANCE OUR LIVES. And I was offered "I will see what I can do." I am a regular. I live nearby. I bring more people over (that would never know the place exists). Come on. If you are a part of OpenTable - know what options are offered there. Honor them. Otherwise, I am not coming back. I have options. We did get moved to the counter but my experience at Inko Nito was kinda meh this time. Will take a while to heal.

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PW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Very lively. We felt welcome the whole time we were there. Service was attentive. Food was good with a couple of minor misses. We will definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Their happy hour is a great way to wind down from a busy day.
The cocktails are incredible.

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j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is on the pricey side for such small portions, but ambiance is great. Would go elsewhere for less expensive, larger portion dining.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined alone at the counter. Service was great, but the food all came out at once making me feel rushed. Everything was delicious and service couldn’t have been better. It was just too fast for a single diner.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Highly recommended. My 13th time visiting (both locations) since opening. I do wish the service was a little more special like other restaurants in this Area and/or price point. I didn’t feel fully taken care of at this visit. But will come back. The food is amazing and worth it.
I recommend Valet parking, getting desert and trying the cocktails! Also, best lobster I’ve ever had, ever. Lol

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very nice dining room and cheerful service, but despite being a quiet lunch time, the food took a long time to come out and everything was luke warm by the time it reached us. The food itself was mediocre and below par, particularly at the price point. Overall our impression was of a place that was not paying much attention to the quality of food that it was putting out, which surprised and disappointed us.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff- from the maître d, to our server, to the chefs.... everyone was so kind. The food was (and ALWAYS is) incredible. Great ambiance and music.

We love love LOVE INKO NITO!
xo

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