Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.7
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69 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
IMPORTANT UPDATE: To support our local community, Sakana Sushi is now offering 50% OFF or BUY ONE GET ONE FREE on ALL TO-GO orders until 8:00 pm. *Maximum of 4 servings

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.

Offers

Sunday Special

Starting Jan 20, 2020·Sun 11:30-21:00

Order Any Roll + Beverage & get a Second Roll Free! *up to 4 free rolls per party

Happy Hour!!

Starting Jan 15, 2020·Mon-Thu 16:00-18:00

Come join us at Sakana Sushi for Happy Hour Specials on Drinks, Sushi, & Small Bites

What 69 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMonaLisa
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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OscarH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

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.

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JavierL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food !! Just kept having to look for server

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vip88Bruin
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern decor, fresh ingredients and attentive service! Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Sakana Sushi--we will definitely be back!

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AnnaF
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best sushi ever! Amazing quality of fish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding sushi and excellent service. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.

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Luna
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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JoannaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CarolF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service; fresh and delicious food, beautifully presented; extensive menu with interesting choices as well as comforting favorites.

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vipMonaLisa
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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MasakoY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you! What great service! Your Sunday special was a huge hit with our group. We had a great meal- thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great for a date night! Great sushi - and I’m a sushi snob ;) and the ambiance was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about it was great

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srbdlcf
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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vipughugh
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service

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GeorgeMirna
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding !

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NicoleE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It wasn’t very busy so they pushed us out quickly. I think it would be more enjoyable on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Chelsy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Mediocre for the price

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ReneeY
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Sushi

Steve provides great service. All of his recommendations were spot on. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and good service

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christopherg
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience and a great time. The service was great and the food was really good.

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MichaelZ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and my girlfriend was pleasantly surprised by our Valentine's Day dinner.

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CherinB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grate food. Fast service.

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vipCalKid1
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience! Food is delicious! Highly recommend the Sashimi and Japanese Mojito!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was just ok. Not anything I have to have again. Service was good. Dinner before Elton John concert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter and host was attentive and nice. Ambience was good for small or large parties.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch with friend visiting! Everything was top notch! Incredible sushi, rolls and seaweed salad

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Will
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Better than other well known places I've been to..in DTLA for sushi.

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vipMdem
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

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.

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vipStephanK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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NoahR
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Gail
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

it would be nice if the restaurant also offers oyster shooter.

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Gail
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go-to place. The food is always fresh, and employees are courteous.

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vipGinaV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food and ambiance were good, but the service was slow and not attentive.

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vipAmarD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It was dead!! No one else there, kind of nice, kind of disturbing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Sushi was very fresh and generously portioned. Cooked appetizers and bowls were very delicious.

FAQs

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.

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