Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA
Sakana Sushi Lounge is the culmination of hand selected fish and creative Japanese cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable space in Downtown Los Angeles. We'll be the first to admit it; quality is not what it used to be. Our restaurant's focus is on using the highest quality ingredients which may be a paradigm shift in an our fast paced world. Our team hand selects real fish on a daily basis as a ritual and deep commitment to those who allow us the pleasure of serving them. Our restaurant's recipes and methods are rich in decades of experience, while our dining area commands a stylish contemporary edge. Our expert staff isn't just here to serve, but really to be a guide into a unique, Japanese experience through a menu of thoughtful and flavorful selections.
Order Any Roll + Beverage & get a Second Roll Free! *up to 4 free rolls per party
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We grabbed a late lunch at this neighborhood sushi spot- so much more than sushi tho. The beef bento box was banging and the Japanese potato croquettes are just crispy creamy goodness. Go, tell your friends and write reviews on this tucked away spot.
I understand that it was a busy night but we waited 1:10 for our food, after 40 minutes of waiting i asked about it and they said it could be right out, after 55 minutes i just asked for the check because i wanted to pay for the appetizers and drinks and leave and the server apologized and said ok but never brought the check instead finally brought the food out after over an hour. NEVER COMING BACK HERE AGAIN.
Great food !! Just kept having to look for server
Modern decor, fresh ingredients and attentive service! Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Sakana Sushi--we will definitely be back!
One of the best sushi ever! Amazing quality of fish.
Outstanding sushi and excellent service. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.
Sushi was good. We did a sake tasting which was great. Our service was good to start but the place got busy so it was a little slow at the end... but still good. Nice ambiance. We’d go again if in DTLA... especially if it was a Sunday. They had some really great Sunday specials!! We missed out on that.
Excellent food, attractive and comfortable ambiance, attentive service. The music was not too loud. We especially liked the shrimp wonton appetizer and the yellowtail. The warm scallop roll was sumptuous. We look forward to returning.
Excellent service; fresh and delicious food, beautifully presented; extensive menu with interesting choices as well as comforting favorites.
Made my OT revs last minute on a rainy LA day. We were greeted immediately with a big smile and welcome and were brought to a comfy booth. Our waitress came over and took our drink and edamame order while we glanced over the menu choices.
Great selection of Japanese beers and sake. There were so many rolls, sushi and bento boxes to chose from we got a bit sidetracked. The appetizer was the Japanese croquettes that we’re so creamy and crisp I could’ve made them a whole meal. The Hawaiian roll and California roll both had fresh crabmeat and so light and fresh I wanted to order a second of each. This last minute quick pick will become a regular restaurant no doubt!
I had the “special” sushi combo. My partner had the regular sushi combo. Both were super fresh and more than enough food. We enjoyed our dinner very much and would definitely make an effort to come back. Great service too.
Thank you! What great service! Your Sunday special was a huge hit with our group. We had a great meal- thank you.
Really great for a date night! Great sushi - and I’m a sushi snob ;) and the ambiance was very nice
Everything about it was great
We went on a Sunday for an early dinner. It was quiet. Food was good. Drinks were good. Service was a little slow, but the actual servers were great when we interacted with them. I'd definitely go again.
Great food & service
I was a little disappointed with ordering a mojito drink and you didn't have mint. Should of told me that while I was ordering it.
It wasn’t very busy so they pushed us out quickly. I think it would be more enjoyable on a weekend.
Vegan tourist review:
In LA for a Saturday concert and mom and I wanted veggie sushi.
Sakana popped up thanks to yelp. At first we wanted to eat earlier in the day as we were hungry. But after seeing Sakana opens up at 5pm on Saturdays, we decided to go shopping at fig & 7th. It all works out great and we walked over after shopping.
We made a reservation on open table, but it wasn't really needed.
We ordered the edamame and seaweed salad to start. Just there we were won over by how fresh it all was.
Our avocado roll, cucumber roll and vegetable roll were all so FRESH and light.
My mom (not vegan) ordered shrimp tempura and she loved that it was not oily or heavy either.
The ambiance is so nice and pleasant. It seems like it was getting busier and louder as we were leaving, which made us happy to know they're doing well.
This spot is super affordable and such a good option for fresh veggie sushi.
Mediocre for the price
Steve provides great service. All of his recommendations were spot on. We will definitely go back.
Delicious food and good service
Had a great experience and a great time. The service was great and the food was really good.
Food was great and my girlfriend was pleasantly surprised by our Valentine's Day dinner.
Grate food. Fast service.
Great ambience! Food is delicious! Highly recommend the Sashimi and Japanese Mojito!
It was just ok. Not anything I have to have again. Service was good. Dinner before Elton John concert.
Waiter and host was attentive and nice. Ambience was good for small or large parties.
Great lunch with friend visiting! Everything was top notch! Incredible sushi, rolls and seaweed salad
Great food. Better than other well known places I've been to..in DTLA for sushi.
To be fair, our reservation was on the later side - 9 pm - but it was a Saturday and the place was empty and the ambiance felt very sterile. The TV was on in the bar area and most of the staff, including our server, spent most of the time huddled watching it. The food was just okay. We had wished we had gone somewhere else when we sat down - and still felt that way as we were leaving. I wouldn't go back.
What a great find in DTLA. Very satisfied with just about everything, especially how tasty the sushi and other dishes were. Definitely will frequent this sushi lounge.
Had a great birthday dinner here, fast service, delicious sushi. Not much else I can say other than it's a great spot for a modern sushi restaurant.
it would be nice if the restaurant also offers oyster shooter.
This is our go-to place. The food is always fresh, and employees are courteous.
I’ve been eating at Sakana, mainly for lunch, for a while now, but this weekend was different. I brought my whole family there to celebrate my nieces birthday. There were eight of us. We had a nice Table and the food couldn’t have been better. There was something for everyone…even those who don’t eat fish. It was a total success
Food and ambiance were good, but the service was slow and not attentive.
It was dead!! No one else there, kind of nice, kind of disturbing
Sushi was very fresh and generously portioned. Cooked appetizers and bowls were very delicious.
Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 683-0008.
Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.