The Canal Club - Venice Beach
Venice is now one of the top Los Angeles destinations for great food and drink. For 18 years, Canal Club has been a popular restaurant for locals and visitors seeking innovative raw bar offerings, sushi and wood grilled dishes inspired by Asian and Latino cuisines. Dishes created by chefs including the famed Michael Roberts, Shari Lynn Robins and others have been adorned by a new generation of local culinary talent.
Canal Club is a block away from the famous Venice canals, and across the street from its sister restaurant, James' Beach, also created by restauranteurs James Evans and Daniel Samakow.
"James' Beach celebrates the familiarity of American comfort food; so when we opened across the street we wanted to celebrate the exploration of other cuisines found in Los Angeles, mainly Latino and Asian. We do so with an emphasis on sustainable, local and quality natural ingredients." - James Evans
On the corner of the 1900s brick building, a small neon sign that reads "Canal Club - Grill and Sushi" does not prepare visitors for Frank Gehry's grand back-lit alabaster interior with 20' ceilings and a tropical stilt house located at its center which together set the mood for the exploration to follow.
"The foundation of these cuisines is elemental, fire and water. Nothing is better than fresh raw fish prepared as ceviche or by our great sushi chef or marinaded meats and fresh vegetables cooked over a wood grill. These simple preparations allow the quality and flavors of the ingredients to come through while also being very healthy". - Daniel Samakow
The menu changes weekly showcasing what fresh catch or seasonal produce is available. Raw offerings include sashimi and fanciful sushi rolls plus ceviche, poke, carpaccio, oyster shooters and other delicacies.
On weekends the block is one of Venice's most popular destinations with crowds of revelers crossing back and forth between the two sister restaurants enjoying the beach air and the diverse cocktails from the two vibrant and different scenes.
The Canal Club is open....