1111 S. Hope St. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90015Neighborhood:
SushiPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.arashisushi.com/
- Phone: (213) 749-1900
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm,
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Yakitori, Japanese
- Executive Chef: Ken Park
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Arashi Sushi
Arashi Sushi offers contemporary Japanese cuisine that offers an array of sushi, sashimi, robata-yaki and various seafood dishes you can enjoy. With 20 years of expertise, Executive Chef Ken Park brings an exceptional approach to creating outstanding dishes which he developed while working at some of the finest hotels including Shilla Seoul Hotel and the Hilton Seoul Hotel. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles, Arashi Sushi is just a block away from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center and L.A. Live.Continued
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Arashi Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)hot spot (5)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- I found a true gem!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/10/2014I've been passing by this place for years going to The Palm and L.A. Live but never stopped in. This particular day I wanted something different so I searched for restaurants near L.A. Live. I saw the great reviews and decided to go to Arashi. I'm a sushi/ japanese foodie and this place killed it! Great food, great service and great vibe besides the rowdy Laker's/ Clippers fans going at eachother. I thought a fight might break out. Sports fans and alcohol don't mix well together. I'm coming back as often as possible!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great pregame sushiScheinyVIPDined on 11/6/2014Arashi is a solid B+ on the sushi scale. Fish is always fresh. They have an insanely cheap happy hour til 8:00 so for $30-$35 each you can go into into the Kings game buzzed and stuffed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect dinner before concertGusyDined on 10/31/2014The food was great and the service spot on, even though it was busy. This is definitely the perfect place to valet, eat and make it to an event at Nokia. Danny Elfman concert was awesome too!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Place to go to for Sushi before a game/show.JambudVIPDined on 10/31/2014If you're going to have sushi before or after a game at the Staples or a show at the Nokia, this is the place to go to. I highly recommend sitting at the bar and ordering a bottle of sake immediately to get the fun rolling. They make a fabulous Poke Salad. Perfect time to eat here is during Happy Hour because they have an extensive menu for it. This place is small so it packs up quickly. it is somewhat noisy, but after a few drinks, you won't even notice it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome Sushi!54belairDined on 10/16/2014Great sushi and drinks during happy hour. Love this spot before the Los Angeles Kings games!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Eats Before the Show!OCFoodiesVIPDined on 10/5/2014Another fine meal at Arashi! This time we tried a few new items -- Korean BBQ Roll, Chilean Sea Bass Roll, Screaming Roll -- all were exceptional. The Arashi Special Roll was ho hum. Stick with the zippy ones, they're the best!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Findliv2eatDined on 10/4/2014Going to an event at Staples, looked up restaurants nearby and around LA Live. A lot of high end restaurants were booked solid. Needed a 6:30 table and found one at Arashi. My wife and I are sushi snobs, I ordered the yellowtail sushi first thing as that will tell you a lot about how good and fresh the seafood is. Fresh, delicious, buttery. Everything else was great also. We ordered the Miso Sea Bass, melts in your mouth. Would also recommend the spicy tuna on crispy rice. Most places serve on a large rice patty, this was bite size and a perfect combination. 2 block walk to Staples, valet parking for the restaurant and event was quick and easy as well.Special Features:
- Great dinner!OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/19/2014We wanted a nice restaurant to take our Girl Scout troop for dinner before our sleepover at the Natural History Museum. Had a reservation at 5pm. We informed the server that we needed our food fast and need to leave by 6pm. We ordered chirashi, spider roll, veggie rolls, avocado rolls, tuna sushi, teriyaki chicken, tempura udon, spicy tuna over rice cakes. Everything came out super quick and was beautifully presented. All the food was great! I didn't however take the teriyaki chicken, but it looked good. I am a picky sushi eater since I have a sushi chef that has worked for Nobu in the family. Arashi has met my expectations. I will go back for sure the next time I am in downtown.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not badkris10Dined on 9/13/2014The sushi was good. Pretty fresh and flavorful. They do not have a kids menu (at least have a little rice bowl). Although it was not very busy and the rolls were small it still took at least 30 minutes to get the first roll. But the rolls were very good. I ordered 3 rolls and some sashimi and left starving still. Overall food tasted great but service was not quick and I felt the rolls were small.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/31/2014Great prices for high quality fresh fish with some innovative rolls. I recommend the tuna tataki, Chilean seabass roll and the Korean BBQ roll! Clam Miso soup was also very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Find!OCFoodiesVIPDined on 8/12/2014We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Arashi before heading to Staples Center for a show. Everything we ordered (both rolls and the sashimi) were excellent! And the waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive. And mindful of our need to dine efficiently in order to make the show! We'll be back!Special Features:
- Great food! Great lunch specials!nadriDined on 8/6/2014Great food! Great lunch specials! Is as simple as that!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Expected morealucardiDined on 7/31/2014Given that Sushi bars are plenty in downtown LA, my expectation were not met. Being near to LA Live I expected the service to be a bit more accommodating. My date and I felt a bit "rush" as the night ended. Although food was very good, the service was sadly lacking.Special Features:
- The following 124 reviews are from the Arashi Sushi reviews archive.
- Great Team DinnerBruceinMDVIPDined on 7/29/2014Went during half price happy hour till 8 and had an awesome meal for 6 of us. Everyone loved it. Service was a bit over extended but friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect spot for pre-Staples eventLawdogDined on 7/21/2014Went here for some sushi prior to a concert at Staples Center because the stadium is within a five minute walk. Wasn't expecting anything more than average, and was pleasantly surprised! The sushi was excellent, and they have some original rolls that you don't normally see at other places (but aren't too bizarre or exotic). The price was also surprisingly very reasonable, especially for the location. Will definitely come back the next time I head up to LA for an event.
- Food Great, TERRIBLE ServiceMellyDined on 7/16/2014First of all the food was AMAZING! I wanted to start off and state how great the food was. I went for the first time, Wednesday at 730p for my birthday dinner. Unfortunately the staff that took our order (of 7 people) was new. It took forever before someone took our orders, I even wrote down which rolls we wanted onto the order form for them since they took a while. The drinks came so late I ordered saki 3x and 2 glasses where given (they didn't even ask how many glasses we wanted). LAST THING, on top of the long wait, the waiter forgot to give us our miso soup with the 3 entree orders, we did not receive them until the END of dinner which should of came with the entree. Hope you don't experience this ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Polite Staff - Food was OKMaxLeopoldDined on 6/22/2014Was there on a Sunday, early evening and had less than 10 Patrons in the Restaurant. The Food was OK - however when I order Spicy Tuna Rolls, I expect the Fish Raw and as piece not chopped/minced. But maybe that is a regional idiosyncrasy. Food arrived in a good flow, the table was not over loaded with Plates. And the Food Presentation showed a good, skilled Chef.
- Good, fresh sushi at happy hourmisangelesDined on 6/10/2014Happy hour at Arashi is the place to be. We came here once with a group of 8 when it wasn't happy hour, and that really hurt the wallet. Service can be hit and miss, but the sushi never disappoints.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good place for sushiAllyDined on 6/4/2014Not too pricey, and nice and clean. Friendly service! Good food as well. Convenient to Staples Center.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect before a gameOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/30/2014Waitstaff very nice & understood we were on the way to Staples for a game---a pleasure to have good service at a busy venue---Wolfgang Pucks crew should learn hereSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always a Nice LunchOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/21/2014Arashi always serves fresh fish, a hearty portion, and the prices are reasonable. Make reservations!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Too noisyRandyTBDined on 5/15/2014The food was fine and fresh. We enjoyed the meal itself. The service was spotty--when I showed up with my reservation, the host took us to a table without greeting us or saying anything. The wait staff was pleasant but inconsistent. The place is way too noisy. We considered ordering more food, but instead decided to leave because my partner was bothered by the noise.Special Features:
- The bestHoneyBeeDined on 5/13/2014Every city has a special sushi restaurant that is the best - and Arashi Sushi is the place to dinner in Los Angeles. And it is very easy to walk to from the convention area! The happy hour specials are Huge - delicious for a great price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Better than KatsuyaLAFoodLoverVIPDined on 5/10/2014I consider myself a sushi fanatic, and I know what to order. Arashi Sushi is not pretentious, but certainly much higher end than your LA sushi dive or strip mall restaurant. The menu choices are fun, with a variety of rolls. The albacore sashimi over snow crab appetizer is excellent. And best yet - while they offer a superb happy hour special during the week, their prices are not over the top ever. I've been a fan of the original Katsuya for years, and will always stand by the original 2 locations. While the new trendier versions definitely do offer high end and good tasting sushi, including the Nokia Center's locale, Arashi is hands down better for value and taste.Special Features:
- Friendly and AffordableMR90014VIPDined on 5/10/2014Arashi is a fantastic spot for lunch or dinner. Their lunch special is well-priced and filling. We went for dinner and had to sit on the patio because of the dogs. The servers were very attentive and the food was fantastic. We split 5 rolls and although all were worth ordering again I would recommend the Lemon Roll and the Albacore Special (with crispy onions). My girlfriend particularly enjoyed the Baked Lobster Roll. I will definitely be back!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Terrible ServiceOCDinerVIPDined on 5/9/2014Arrived before the rush (before a Clippers game), and was seated right away. Initial impression was positive because the location was great and the drink orders went smoothly. But all downhill after that! No one wanted to take our order until I almost had to physically stop someone who I assumed was our waiter. The food came out in a reasonable time, but it was basically drop the order and run. What took the rudeness over the edge was after having to stop someone again for our check, the waiter basically threw the check down on our table and moved on to whatever else he was doing. The only reason I left them a tip was at least the bus person was efficient. Basically the worst service I've had in a restaurant for a very long time!
- perfect pregame stopOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 5/3/2014food is great service is fast 2 blocks from staples great choice for pregame meal and drink!
- Go Clippers!NAk1VIPDined on 4/29/2014My wife and I have become regulars at Arashi, choosing to eat here before every Clipper game. The food is fresh, well prepared and fast! The happy hour, which is usually around the time before tip-off, is awesome. Try the Miso Pork Belly skewers, you won't be sorry you did.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyed itKitkat505Dined on 4/15/2014I enjoyed the dining experience here, catching up with a friend over dragon rolls. Food was tasty and staff was attentive. Ate miso, tofu appetizer and some of the "fancy creative" rolls. Can't tell how noisy is really gets as it wasn't too busy when we were there, but the large group on the other side didn't interfere. Street parking was full so me used the $6 lot of of Hope and a small side street one south of Chick Hearn/11th. I would return.Special Features:
- Arashi is great! My wife andNAk1VIPDined on 4/9/2014Arashi is great! My wife and I eat here before every Clipper game. The sushi is fresh, they have a great hot food menu and the staff is awesome.I would recommend this to a friend.
- The sushi has improved considerablyOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 3/25/2014The sushi has improved considerably since my last visit about year ago. However, acoustically, it's still very loud. Sound bouncing off hard surfaces makes it hard to have a conversation.I would recommend this to a friend.
- We ordered several differentchicarmoireDined on 3/20/2014We ordered several different rolls, the cucumber salad, and edamame. All were excellent; especially the Korean beef bbq roll. Service was ok; it was a busy night before an event at the Staples Center. It's pretty loud too.Special Features:
- Perfect before the game!tgstm87Dined on 3/15/2014The place was only a few blocks from the Staples Center and was on the same property as the parking garage that I parked in. The service was efficient and the food was very good.I would recommend this to a friend.
- UnbelievableBSteuryDined on 3/9/2014This place is absolutely terrific. I came with friends who were visiting from out of town on a whim, actually because our first random choice was closed and this happened to be nearby. It was just prior to a Clippers game and being across the street from the Staples center, we were expecting it to be packed but we were able to sit right down. The food was the freshest sushi I think I've ever had, "clean and light" would be a great descriptor. It was flavorful but not overpowering and hit the spot. The service was quick, the staff friendly, and sitting outside after a hot Saturday felt delightful. The value for the price was also off the charts. Couldn't recommend it more. I enjoyed it so much I took a date there the next day.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Sushi close to Staples CenterGeeKackyVIPDined on 3/3/2014A great find! Very good sushi at good prices and only 1 block from Staples! Add to that Beer specials every night ( $4 tall Asahi) and this place is a winner!Special Features:
- expected good, received amazingsushiyumyumDined on 3/1/2014This place had fast, friendly, helpful service and rolls that lived up to their description with a lot of diverse flavor and unique combinations. We'd return here anytime we're in downtown LA!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- So delicioussssssDined on 2/14/2014The fish here is so fresh and amazing. They have creative rolls that are just perfection. Even though it's not expensive or fancy, we come here for special occasions; New Year's Eve, birthdays, Valentine's Day. My husband and I love it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Diamond in the RoughHamzillaDined on 2/14/2014Sitting just a few blocks away from the Staples and LA Live, Arashi was a great find. Surprisingly enough, we went there on Valentine's Day (to avoid the overpriced prix fixe menus and crowds) and it was perfect. The food was great, a lot fun choices and innovative rolls, the staff was friendly and the prices incredibly reasonable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I was late for my reservation, lost my table and had to sit at the bar instead...even though there were plenty of tables available throughout our dinner (not a huge deal breaker, because the sushi bar means fast turnaround and sitting close enough to your dinner companion to hear them). Regardless, I plan on making it a point to frequent this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for pre-event dinnerFoodieDined on 2/13/2014This was perfect for right before the game. They were quick, kind and the food was amazing. You can't go wrong!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sushi before HockeychitchattjDined on 2/6/2014Great place to pre game before a Kings game. Awesome food, nice people and quick service!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.