Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.takamisushi.com/
  • Phone: 2132369600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM - 2:30PM, Happy Hour 4PM to 7PM Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun: 5PM to 7PM; Dinner: Mon-Thu: 5PM - 10PM, Fri-Sat: 5PM - Midnight; Sunday 5PM to 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Takashi "Stan" Ota
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site to go orders for groups of 30-80 guests are available. Please arrange with Special Events Manager.
  • Private Party Facilities: Floating 21 floors above Los Angeles, the Kimono Room and scenic patio of Takami provides unparalleled views for guests of private events.
    The Elevate Lounge features an open floor plan, modular and customized seating, and is uniquely positioned to accommodate exclusive events up to 500 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cara Kovacs 2132369600x
  • Entertainment: After dining, visit Elevate Lounge for dancing and cocktails. Elevate is open to the public Friday & Saturday from 10PM to 3AM. Friday & Saturday cover is $20 per person. Having dinner in Takami does not guarantee entry into Elevate. For bottle service/ table reservations, please contact Tiffany at reservations@elevatelounge.com. There is also complimentary taxi transportation to Staples Center & The Music Center when dining at Takami.
  • Special Events: Takami's outdoor lounge is the perfect setting for corporate happy hours and small social gatherings for groups up to 40 guests. Reservations must be made in advance with Special Events Manager.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire & Flower
  • Public Transit: The Metro station is located 1 block south at 7th & Flower.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in Lebanon St. in between Figueroa & Flower off of Wilshire. Valet starts at 4:30PM nightly and is $7 and payment is made in advance. For lunch, we validate for 90min at the parking structure located at the Northeast corner of Figueroa & Wilshire. Parking is $5 with validation.
A word from Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
Takami Sushi & Robata restaurant offers only the highest quality sushi grade fish. Featuring 3 kitchens, Sushi, Robata and Asian Fusion. Takami is the only restaurant located in Downtown LA offering outside dining 21 floors above the city with 360 degree views of Los Angeles. Full bar along with extensive wine and sake list. Happy Hour is offered 7 days a week in our lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (88)special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (58)romantic (46)hot spot (44)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (38)vibrant bar scene (28)great for lunch (26)neighborhood gem (24)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great food, slow service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went at 8 p.m. on a Saturday night. We ordered the garlic edamame and spicy tuna fried rice for appetizers, which came out promptly and were both delicious and a good portion for 2-4 people. At the same time that we ordered the appetizers, we ordered a bottle of flat water. 30 minutes later, our water still hadn't arrived, so someone brought us tap water - which was fine, just not what we had ordered. For the main course: the salmon spring roll (tasty) came out, inexplicably, 30 minutes after the Takami roll (excellent) and halibut carpaccio (sauce overpowered the delicate fish) - at this point our bottle of water finally arrived. The lamb robata was excellently seasoned but a bit overdone. Pumpkin creme brulee and chocolate cake - good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Japanes with a Chic LA Twist
    Masa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I'm from Tokyo and accustomed to very traditional and conservative sushi. It was suprising to see the various combinations of flavors and textures and exciting how it all worked. The sashimi platter was amazing, all the various rolls we ordered were exceptionally delicious, and the plethora of other choice menu items provided a great meal for my group. We chose to eat izakaya style and order many dishes and share. Our waiter was not only well versed in the menu, sake, and Japanese food, but also used some Japanese language! Impressive. Reserving online was a snap, the time was honored exactly and there was no wait, and my request for an outside window seat was granted. Outside is less noisey. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good scenic spot
    Comida
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The view is excellent; as you can see much of the downtown from all booths in the restaurant. At night, I imagine it is going to be romantic based on lighting I could see. The food is good; but lacking high-end quality, unfortunately. The service is excellent, however. Very helpful wait staff and persons constantly picking up your plates and bringing water / drinks. I recommend this location for a special lunch/romantic date. I would also recommend to stick to the sushi platters in lieu of their appetizers that are lack-luster, at best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner with a view
    Sushiwithaview
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes early to our reservation but somehow it was really busy so had to end up waiting until our actual reservation time. The hostess and manager were very friendly and got me a table with a view that was really great. The food was really good and the drink choices were amazing. I totally recommend this place for a great night out or special occasion to "woo" someone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • roxlee
    roxleeVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great work lunch place! Lovely food selections and great drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh
    OTfunVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Fish is always fresh and the service is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been here before and loved it. This last time was not so great. The fish tasted "fishy" and the best thing we ate was the edamame, which is unfortunate because it's a really nice place. Willing to give it one more chance in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The chicken robata was watery.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Sushi rolls werent bad, but the robata was disappointment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love takami
    Faith
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food is always fresh and delicious. It's a fun atmosphere with a great LA view
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sayonara made our dinner worth it. Outstanding service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was delicious and the view was nice. I would only recommend this place on special occasions. It is expensive compared to the portions. The portions are very small.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweetcharmer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, lovely view and super service! However, as we were waiting to be seated (which was an area near the bar) the bartender was being extremely loud carrying on conversations with the patrons and dropping the F bomb. Was very offensive and uncalled for for such a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Takami Rocks!
    dedalus715
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a great place to dine in downtown. We were a birthday date and we saw (no lie) SIX other birthdays on a Tuesday evening. It's a little loud, but I like a restaurant that's vibrant; this place is doing something right! Excellent attentive wait staff, phenomenal view of LA, fantastic martinis and the Baked Scallop roll was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    SOULFOODIE
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Well, I could not have been happier!! The atmosphere was spectacular, the service was impeccable and our server Scott (I think that was his name), was entertaining, knowledgeable and professional. The food was fresh, filling and tasty. Did not have to wait for our table. My teenagers could not get over the view so they sent photos of food and skyline on Instagram. The cream brulee was excellent too! I did not leave disappointed. I am looking forward to going again for a date night!!! Love, love, loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion.
    theblindman2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating a wedding anniversary and were pleasantly surprised by Takami. We make a point on anniversaries to completely ignore the pricing and get whatever and as much as we want. We had arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation, found the Valet parking (very reasonably priced at $7 for downtown), and made our way into the elevator to the 21st floor. Once there we were seated immediately at a romantic spot near the windows, just like my reservation had requested. The server was attentive and we had drinks in short order, we weren't badgered to get orders in immediately which was appreciated since this was our main event of the night. Rolls are generously sized, great service, surprising value for the location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All great except for reception
    firstimer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Scene was epic. Waiters were very friendly. Food was excellent. Quantity was small even for Japanese food but the price was very reasonable, so I guess next time we'll just order more food! The only thing I actually didn't like one bit was the receptionists' attitude. All three of them! Very dry, awkward, and unfriendly. It's not just about beauty, it's about being humble, genuine, and kind what makes a receptionist great at her/his job. Other than that bad start the rest was 5 stars! Will recommend to friends. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful dining experience
    equitytu
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The ambiance is fantastic! The feel of being outdoors, yet indoors is incredible! The ceilings are high and the view outstanding. I would definitely recommend a table outside. I was there on an evening with perfect weather. The food was delicious, even down to the icecream. I'm planning on returning to take more people to experience this restaurant. What a gem!!! Can't say enough wonderful things about this place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable quality
    Wilko
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Having eaten here several times, this venue is a firm favorite for me and my work team. It's always a treat to enjoy the rooftop al fresco experience, delightful and extensive menu, and the very personable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was disappointing and very expensive for what it was. Robata: 4 square pieces of beef and fish, no taste, no effort at presentation. I was expecting something along the lines of the outstanding Roka in London. Instead, I paid $158 for a mediocre to bad meal...not even satisfying. The ONLY thing to recommend it is the view of LA from the 21st floor. Certainly not the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food, Beautiful View
    UltimateBacon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Takami is a rare find in LA: A great restaurant with reasonable portions and good service. In fact, the only reason I didn't give them a 5-star review was because of how awful the hostess was. We arrived 30 minutes early for an 8:30 reservation, were told our table would be ready in 5-10 minutes, and were still waiting 45 minutes later and being brushed off every time we inquired. Frankly, the hostess was terrible. If you can get past the awful first impression, you're in for some amazing food with a kind and attentive wait staff. We expected to pay $300 for our dinner, but it came out to $130 for more sushi than we could eat, a bottle of sake, and several appetizers. I highly recommend Takami for a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been better
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have been here several times and this time the food and service was just ok. In the past, both food and service have been much better. I was disappointed since we were entertaining out of state guests. The 18% automatic tip was UNdeserved. I'm sure a few of the other groups felt the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sushi roll of my life!
    EminemLA2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had an amazing experience at Takami. Their food is incredible - try the 21st roll...the crab will melt in your mouth, you will never eat imitation crab again! The best part of the night (if it can get better than the food) was the warm, friendly and energetic bartender we had RC. We waited for our table at the bar and he made our wait so relaxing and fun. He makes amazing drinks...the plum and ginger martini was so yummy!! You can tell he really enjoys what he does and it makes him happy to make everyone's experience a truly enjoyable one. Our server was just as enthusiastic and helped with recommendations. Highly recommend making the drive out for this true LA ambience, flavor and service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice view, awful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the view and open air seating on the 21st floor, but the food was not good. I ate at Sugarfish the following night, which was worlds better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We picked this spot because it was one of the top sushi places on google and it had good reviews on yelp. The service was great . My meal was good but I have had better at a local sushi place . My husband didn't like the tuna he said it didn't taste fresh. The location had a nice view but didn't like the fact that there was only valet parking . It was an ok experience but I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre food/service - great view
    Noloveforthissushi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The only thing exceptional with this restaurant is the view. The sushi is mediocre, uncreative, and servings are miniscule. The service is bad - had 3 individual requests that had to be requested multiple times. More wasabi was requested because the dollop was so miniscule - took 3 requests. Extra rice was requested - that took 5 requests. One Main course was 45 minutes later than the rest of the table. Drinks came 45 minutes after ordering. No one ever asked for water fill ups or tea fill ups. The restaurant was not crowded at all. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Experience
    classyNightingales
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday here. Everyone loved the venue and food was fabulous. Thanks Takami staff for going above and beyond. We all had a great time :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was my birthday and my first Time, I twice mentioned That I wanted a table out and end up with one inside next to the sushi bar. I was disappointed and that made my evening less fun. Otherwise , I liked the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner with boyfriend
    CeciYa
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My boyfriend called me and said to find a cool/nice spot to dine. I had heard of "elevate lounge", which gave me idea to have dinner in a scenic and LA skyline place. So Takami I found! It was romantic and the food was very tasty. We ordered a bottle of wine, three sushi rolls, one main specialty entree and desert. All of that for only $120 (plus tip). So prices are definitely reasonable and great for such view and location. LOVED IT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but...
    LadyP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    If you're looking for a cool happy hour spot and lunch getaway, it's great. Friday evening dining is too crowded and waiters are overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a view
    Alyssa
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Recently came here with my husband and my father who was visiting us. I was taken away by the view as we walked out onto the patio. I enjoyed the crab tacos I ordered and a Plum Ginger Martini. The service was where I felt it was lacking. I just felt that for such a hyped place, that it would have stellar service but it was rather "meh". My father didn't like how sticky the table was when we sat down and the waiter kept spilling every liquid that he brought to the table. Though those are very small inconveniences and I would definitely come here again to try some Robata!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Go for the view and enjoy the wonderful food! Loved trying the Robata. Sushi was wonderfully prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and service
    Rons531
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No better Sushi in Los Angeles. Takami is absolutely the best place to go for Sushi. The service was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere on the 21st floor was wonderful. The big negative was that our request for an outdoor table was totally ignored. At first we were ushered to a small table for 2 When I remind the host that I had asked in our reservations to be seated outdoors she coldly relied "We can't guarantee particular seating." At first I accepted the small table for two until five minutes later I saw another couple being seated at a four table. I then went back to the host to ask for a bigger table and was told there now would be a 15 minute wait. I protested and was soon given a bigger table. You can't eat here with a 2 table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    Luvoffood1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The hostess took a while to get to us and never said one word to us. After we got past her the place was great!!! Food view service all great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service, and View!
    Peter
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to this restaurant. Love the location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was delicious! Friendly hostess. Awesome waiter!!! Definitely visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food SO SO Service
    pationateforfood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I saw a good amount of reviews that were positive about this place so I went ahead and made reservations. Went for dinner with my girlfriend. The food was as good as advertised. Everything was fresh and very well prepared. The presentation was up to par with the prizes for sure. The only down side was the service. First the waiter, although he was very friendly and helpful he seemed lost at times. He would forget what we asked for and not bring it out to us until we would remind him. At the end of the night i asked for refill of my water and never got it so i just chocked down my food because we didn't want to be late for the show. Still tipped 15% but only because i did not want to seem cheap or mean on my date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Bryan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had been to Takami in the past and enjoyed it very much. This time did not disappoint. Food was excellent and the service was great too. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    PretzelCloud
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I've been here twice so far and it's going to be one of my regular go-to places. The view is unparalleled and the sushi is fresh and delicious. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breath-taking view, great food.
    nick
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner at this impressive scenery. The sushi-rolls and the chocolate desert were great, although the robata steak was kind of a small portion. However, the most important reason for being there is the breath-taking view. Ideal for a special occasion or to impress your date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for work lunch
    roxleeVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a work conversation; however, food is too good to talk... "let the food silence your mouth..." that adage works well enough here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate