[Update: 6/18/2020]


Dear patrons,

The city of LA has allowed restaurants to reopen. However, we remain closed for the dine-in service until we are ready to provide the service that is reasonably safe and comfortable. We are closely monitoring the situation and advancing as much preparation as we can and as necessary. 


At this time, we continue to offer takeouts with limited menu. The order can be made online or by phone call. Please click HERE for details. We also enabled online gift card purchases.

We appreciate all the support and encouragement we've been receiving from the community in this tough time. It means the world to us. We hope you all stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to serving you once we are back open. Let's stay strong.

Craft Sake
Japanese Tapas.

We are here for the experience.


We are here for the good vibes.

We are here for the community.


Tuesday - Saturday

6:00pm to 10:30pm

(Closed on national holidays)


Bar Uerukamu is your neighborhood sake & tapas bar. You can enjoy unique Japanese tapas, nigiri sushi, and carefully selected Japanese craft sake.

Our sake list offers the opportunity to try a variety of craft sake from all over Japan, many of which aren't available at many other places in LA. Whether you are trying sake for the first time, or you are a sake connoisseurs, we are here for you to find your next favorite you didn't even know existed.

We are proudly a "I just came back from a long day at work, and had a quick shower and came for a drink or two" type of joint. If you're ready to have a good time, our door is always open.


Do you take reservations?

Yes we do! As a very small restaurant, reservation is always encouraged so you don't have to drive (or Lyft) for nothing. Please call us and leave us a message with details of your reservation, and we will call back. We also welcome walk-ins as long as there are available seats.

Do you have parking?

We are located in a big plaza, and there is a PLENTY of parking space in the evenings. We also encourage our patrons to use lyft/uber to fully enjoy our sake experience.

Do you have vegan dishes?

We'll be honest here -- Japanese cuisine traditionally use many "non vegan-friendly" ingredients, such as fish broth. You will find a few dishes, but not many. Just want to be honest up front. ..But did you know Sake is vegan (AND gluten-free AND sulfite-free)?

I don't know much about Sake. Will I be able to enjoy?

Of course! That's even more fun and that's what we are here for. Feel free to ask us any question or recommendation for sake. No judgement whatsoever. If Sake is not your thing, don't worry at all. We have Japanese beer on tap, Japanese craft beer, wine, Shochu, chu-hi and more. And of course, some hot green tea to sober up.

Do you offer delivery or takeouts?

Since we focus more on in-person dining experience, we do not offer any delivery or takeouts.

UPDATE 3/17/20: During the closure due to COVID-19, we are offering takeouts with altered menu. Please find more details HERE.

Can I purchase gift cards?

Thank you for your interest! You can purchase them at the restaurant in-person or online here.



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Tuesday -- Saturday

6:00pm to 10:30pm

(Closed on national holidays)


17633 Sherman Way

Lake Balboa, CA 91406

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