fresh sushi and good lunch specials
good sushi for really decent prices in downtown la. lunch specials are really reasonable and fish is fresh
3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for pre Staples center
Good for pre Staples center event. Not has hectic as the LA Live center
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Good Sushi Dinner
We went here before a concert at Staples Center and it was great. The fish was very fresh and the food came out quickly. It was very crowded while we were there (Friday night/6:30) so I would definitely recommend reservations if you are on a time schedule. It is a small, casual restaurant. The table they sat us at was just ok and for some reason they forgot the brown rice we ordered and we had to ask for it repeatedly. These were the only downsides to our meal. The sushi was delicious.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch specials. Don't
Great lunch specials. Don't expect a quick lunch. It'll take ur full hour to enjoy the food n it's not fast food to the table. Treat it like a dine- in or u'll not allot enuf time. Best bento teriyaki lunch specials n very filling portions.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The house salad was wonderful
The house salad was wonderful with a fresh citrus based dressing and some mint leaves that added to the total salad. I appreciate that you can order brown rice and the salmon sashimi was fresh and a generous portion. The waiter was friendly and helpful and did everything with a smile.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent spot to meet before
Excellent spot to meet before a King's hockey game!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently great sushi.
Consistently great sushi. Creative dishes and traditional Japanese food. I'm afraid this place is becoming too popular.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Service and Food.
It was my second time eating here, and its always the bomb. I super love the green tea ice cream tempura. :)
The only thing I don't like is the too much noise. But overall, its great.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Specials
Arashi is a good spot for sushi during lunch in Downtown LA. They are quick, fresh, and affordable. Stop by if you are in DTLA.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The portions were generous and the sushi was actually more fish than rice! I eat sushi regularly, but they had several items on the menu that I had never had. Catching the tail end of happy hour was an unexpected surprise. Bonus that this was walking distance from LA Live too. I'm definitely going back.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good before concert
My friend and I went to Arashi Sushi before a concert at Staples center. We were to get Happy Hour. The good was good and fair priced. The service kind of bad.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right by Staples Center
Great Food! Nice atmosphere. Good Service.
Walking distance to parking and Staples Center.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat before
Great place to eat before heading to a Lakers game or event at LALive. It definitely beats all the chain restaurants that dominate that segment of DTLA.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Gem close to Staples
Had to find a sushi restaurant that took reservations for a business meeting in Downtown LA. Arashi came up on a search and it was terrific. We ordered the "omakase" for 3 and my clients were very impressed. Omakase ($80) was an order of 6 and every dish was presented perfectly and it was a wonderful. Also it was very filling. We sat at a table so I could talk with my clients, but the experience would have probably been better if we had sat at the sushi bar and talked with the chefs. No problem there; next time. Parking is a bit of a hassle, but we did not notice the valet service up front.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was amazing! Soooo good! Sushi was fresh and tightly rolled so it did not fall apart when picked up or dipped in and sauces....big plus!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love coming for lunch
I love coming for lunch. I just wish certain items that are super small were not so pricey. There are great lunch specials which I think should include those pricey items (baked snow crab hand roll..etc). Overall, its a good spot to come when you have extra money.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sweet sweet Sushi
Amazing selection of sushi, sashim and very unique rolls, traditional grilled dinners-
Nothing is compromised- each dish so delicious
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before concert
Really good, fresh sushi and excellent service.
Selection of sushi rolls was interesting including some unusual
Combinations that were delicious. Including some specials.
Teriyaki beef was delicious w/mushrooms.
Tried the Watermelon and mozzarella salad- so good with
So close to the Staples center we could park eat and walk over in
Plenty of time.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Sushi Lunch Spot
Hi. My girlfriends and I were looking for a new sushi place to lunch as our usual haunt in Little Tokyo has bad parking. Someone suggested this to us and we were game to try it. The lunch specials are a very good deal with several different options, and many menu choices within those. I had the California roll, and tempura lunch special. Everything was fresh and delicious. We definitely agreed we'd come again, and you can't beat the $2 valet parking!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of the best!
Looking for a place to have a quick bit before going to Nokia.
We got way more than that!
Wonderful, interesting and fresh.
I would make a special trip just to enjoy the food.
This sushi (not the decor) could compete with the best of the best.
Very reasonable priced.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here because my gf and I had concert tickets at the Staples Center. While looking for nearby parking I found Arashi, and I'm glad I did. Incredible service, lighting fast and courteous. Excellent fresh Delicious fish, clean cut rolls , great sauces and a great happy hour. I highly recommend this place and wil be coming back before my next concert at staples. Great!!!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is fantastic. They have clever, delicious, fresh rolls. I love that they use a lot of fresh spice; jalapeños, onion, garlic, etc. The fish is FRESH. Great happy hour deals.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close To Staples Center
Love this place!! Bottlerock (across from Arashi) was my 'hangout' before a Kings game, but discovered Arashi by accident, and now its my new place to go. I now visit here even if there isn't a game going on. Have been here twice in the last 2 weeks. The Happy Hour deals are great and the sushi/sashimi is fresh. One tip...Make reservations if you plan on going when there is an event at Staples. We visited a few weeks ago before a Kings game and had to wait a bit (20 minutes). Enjoy...
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good sushi close to Staples
Wanted something good to eat pre Staples event . Really happy to find this reasonable sushi bar very close to Staples. I'll be going again!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stopped by for a quick bite of sushi before a Lakers game and we didn't want to leave. We sat at the bar and had great service and the sushi came faster than we could almost eat it. Everything was delicious and well plated. The Uni was some of the best we've ever had and we've been enjoying sushi throughout southern California and around the world for nearly 30 years. The atmosphere was a little more brighter and sterile than we'd prefer, but lively and comfortable. Great for sitting at a small table or the bar. We look forward to enjoying again soon. Mahalo!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
a little gem. . .off the beaten
a little gem. . .off the beaten path of Staples and worth the walk; great sushi; great service; consistent,moderately priced
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good 4 Sushi
Was my first time at this restaurant. We had a group of 11 that was anxious to try this restaurant. The food was pretty good with a variety of options for us to choose from. We enjoyed the food although the service was a little slow. The place was full and people were waiting at the door but we had to ask them to please take our order, as we had our drinks and had been waiting about 10 minutes.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looking for a great spot to eat before a concert? Look no further!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM