Located in the heart of Studio City, the former home to La Loggia and Ceremony Bar, a deeply rooted historic community hub and urban oasis will debut Leona’s Sushi House on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022. Leona’s Sushi House will be offering guests elevated traditional Japanese cuisine with high-energy, impeccable service, lively ambiance, and modern design. Helmed by hospitality veterans including, Michelin star chef Shigenori Fujimoto previously of Matsuhisa and Asanebo alongside Studio City restaurateur Frank Leon, aka the “Mayor of Studio City”, and actor and entrepreneur Evan Ross. The trio will bring the ultimate neighborhood dining scene that combines delicious food with an unparalleled culinary experience that offers a full transportive experience that begins the moment guests step through the door.
“We are committed to continually providing our guests with high-quality, classic cuisine and exceptional customer service. Leona’s Sushi House will offer guests a truly sensational dining experience that will take the art of hospitality to a new level by combining a light yet flavorful menu with a venue designed for social gatherings,” says partner Evan Ross.
Leona’s Sushi House features a traditional Japanese inspired menu that exudes bold flavors with high-quality, sustainable, and organic ingredients. The curated menu is also accompanied by adventurous mixology using fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the finest spirits for dynamic cocktails as well as premium Japanese whiskey and beer, and a varied sake selection.
Stars and locals alike will be drawn to Leona’s Sushi House for its beloved signature dishes, such as the halibut with fresh truffle, corn tempura, oxtail bao, seared toro with yuzu kosho pepper, uni wrapped in halibut with caviar, and a variety of ceviches and tiraditos. The menu also showcases chef specials including uni risotto, udon carbonara, grilled Kobe tongue and aged wagyu steak with a French/Japanese secret sauce. Guests can order from the kushiyaki (robata) menu that includes veggie, meat, chicken and seafood options. The inclusive menu has been designed for all dietary preferences from keto, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian cuisines that pack as much flavor as meat-forward dishes.
“After making my culinary mark in the industry with La Loggia, Ceremony and The Village, I am excited to be part of the next iteration of this venue. La Loggia was the most popular 818 business meeting place of the time, with many deals brokered and I know that Leona’s Sushi House will carry over that legacy,” says partner, Frank Leon.
The highly anticipated 5,000 square foot space will offer guests multiple seating options including Leona’s Living Room, Leona’s Sushi House and Leona’s Garden Room. Each nook of the comfortably elegant venue will have its own charm, creating an intimate welcoming environment. Diners will find dark wood floors, elegant chandeliers, and a roaring marble fireplace in the garden, that creates a contemporary but inviting ambiance. The transitional space is customizable for special events including full venue takeovers to intimate dinner parties.
Leona’s Sushi House is located in Studio City,CA and is complete with a full bar, indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with late night dining open from the robata menu. For more information and for reservations, please visit www.leonasla.com . Follow along on social media @leonas.la