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Contemporary Japanese dining ventures down a refreshingly new path here at TAISHO. 


Tucked into Ventura Boulevard’s Restaurant Row, our Sherman Oaks restaurant and bar serves up crave-worthy Japanese food and drinks rooted in tradition — but with our own modern twist. 


Local ingredients, fresh seafood, premium meats, Californian wines and craft sake combine to make a distinctively Taisho dining experience. 


Take your pick of hot and cold dishes, including our signatures: robatayaki, sashimi and sushi. Then, pair it with a craft cocktail or glass of junmai. 


At TAISHO, choose from four gorgeous dining areas: the front outdoor patio overlooking Ventura, the sprawling bar and lounge, the stylish dining room and our back patio oasis. The entire setting exudes a Japanese-meets-California vibe that’s airy and cosmopolitan — and anchored in a natural beauty that marries the indoors and out. 


From the food to the ambiance to the service, TAISHO is a sought-after destination because no detail is ever overlooked. 

Taisho is the sister restaurant to BLVD Steak and Casita Mexican Restaurant & Bar, both of which are our neighbors on Ventura Boulevard. 

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Robata, sushi, sashimi, sake & so much more, all set on VEntura blvd's restaurant row in sherman oaks


The Team


Christian Corben, Founder

Christian is the founder of BLVD Steak, Taisho and Casita - all located on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. He's a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, having opened and managed trendsetting restaurants and bars across the country, including Katana and Sushi Roku. He has held virtually every restaurant position, from server to executive, which ensures any customer touchpoint at all his restaurants creates a stellar experience. 


When not at his restaurants, you can find Christian at home with his wife and three kids. 

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Born and raised in NY, Paul has called Los Angeles home for the past 20 years. Before opening Taisho, Casita and BLVD Steak, he managed various hospitality mainstays, including BOA Steakhouse and W Hotels. His 25-year experience and relentless passion for hospitality are a foundation for our company culture.


Paul is a proud husband and father of two. When you dine with us, ask for him, and he'll ensure you feel like family.

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