Irezumi, or “tattoo” in Japanese, is an unconventional, high-energy sushi lounge unlike anywhere else in Southern California. Old-world Japanese art blends with a vibrant modern décor to create an exciting and dynamic dining experience.
Open for lunch through late night, the upscale Japanese-American cuisine uses fresh, hand-picked seafood from local markets, and offers all the traditional staples sushi lovers crave. The non sushi-loving guests will appreciate the substantial entrée menu that includes black pepper, Niman Ranch filet mignon on wasabi mashed potatoes, halibut seasoned and exotic Asian spices, and free range chicken breast in a Japanese country bbq sauce. Unlike traditional sushi joints, Irezumi features an array of delectable deserts like the sinfully delicious chocolate volcano cake, five varieties of tempura ice cream, and a decadent banana cheesecake spring roll.
The intimate space, designed by the MOR Project, includes a charming patio where guests are invited to dine by candle light. The interior boasts soaring 30 foot ceilings with dramatic tattoo art panels cascading toward the floor, as well as an abundance of plasma screens showcasing vintage Samurai and Godzilla films or the day’s sporting events. A wall featuring graffiti interpretations of traditional Japanese tattoo art adds to the contemporary feel of this stunning eatery.
The full bar offers an expansive variety of hot, cold, and unfiltered Japanese sake, as well as signature specialty cocktails using fresh fruit juices. After dinner, cutting boards come off the sushi bar, and the state-of-the art sound system pulses with an eclectic mix of rock, deep house and funk as Irezumi transforms into a lively lounge scene until 1 AM.