Respond to Review of Shojin - Culver City
Review: Since this location opened in 2013 I've eaten here several times. Here's my updated Shojin Culver City review. The restaurant is in a discreet location near the corner of Centinela with no signage and on a busy driving boulevard with no walking traffic. You have to be looking for it. Parking is on the street right in front or around the back. Inside is small and dimly light; there is an additional seating area in the very back. On each table is usually a candle light. The servers are pretty Japanese woman dressed in black outfits who are always pleasant and polite. I've eaten at the original Shojin in LA little Tokyo several times and have always enjoyed my meals there. Here the menu is more concise with many similar items (sushi rolls, salads) but without the ramen and some of the bigger plates. Most of the sushi rolls I've tried have been tasty and inventive though you might ask to hold the sauce on the side if you don't want salty. Shjoin frequently features special dinners for the holidays (Valentines, New Years, Xmas, Thanksgiving, etc.). I was here for Xmas 2014 and the meal was excellent. It's an intimate, fine dining, special meal kind of establishment (unless you have money and like to treat yourself often). Highly recommended.