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Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.takamisushi.com
  • Phone: (213) 236-9600
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi, 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 (213) 236-9600
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Go for the view and enjoy the wonderful food! Loved trying the Robata. Sushi was wonderfully prepared and presented."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to this restaurant. Love the location!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Friendly hostess. Awesome waiter!!! Definitely visiting again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed your customer service, the delicious food, and great drinks! We all will definitely go back! It was my sister's day out to the Spa with friends before her wedding day, and this was a great finishing dinner & drinks finale. Thank you all at Takami!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were there with a group of my friend to celebrate my bday party. It wasn't overly crowded, yet the waiter took forever to take down our order. We had to flag down the manager to tell him we need our waiter. His services was fine, just didn't know why it took him so long. Maybe he was on break without notice? Anyway, foods qualities and presentations was very poor. Some of our sushi plate came out all felt apart(left over from another table?) ..I don't know. . It didn't looked too appetizing :-( I've been to that restaurant before ans that's why I picked the place fire this bday... I was a bit ashamed to have suggested there since, none of my friends were impressed... won't go again....."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The hostess made my party wait 30 mins when there were lots of empty tables."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "good atmosphere and nice view the friends that came enjoyed the view and the food and drinks served"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We fell in love with Takami! My fiancé and I went for his birthday dinner and there was a large selection of sushi (which my fiancé said was the best he's ever had) and the robata was incredible! Service was fast and friendly and the dessert was wonderful. Also, dining while viewing the LA sunset makes for a very romantic evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We Had An Amazing Experience! The Sea Bass Will Melt In Your Mouth!! The Waitress Was Super Nice And The View Of Downtown LA Was nice"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Takami sushi was a real treat. My boyfriend and I came on a Saturday. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious and fresh. The outside dining is the best. I can't wait to return"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. The only negative was construction noise which limited conversations on the patio. The restaurant had no control over the noise as it was at street level near the restaurant. Our server was very accommodating and moved us inside to a great table and the noise was not heard any longer."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great good and awesome service my waiter was always on time the eveything we asked for and the food was delicious ! As well as the awesome view of dtla"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Loved how there is a club/lounge attached so after our girls dinner we had a good time at elevate lounge afterwards. We did have a reservation and came about 10 mins later and they said to give them 5 to 10 mins to seat us. I had to go back up there to make sure they seated us. I assume that was their way of getting us to go to the bar area to get some pre drinks ( I did not care for this tactic)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As soon as we sat down we smelled pee and wet dog. We informed the waiter and the manager told us to wait in the waiting area while they wiped the table again. The manager gave us a free drinks while we waited. We sit back down on the same table and the wet dog smell is still there but not as pungent. We used the hot towels that the waiter gave us and we smell our hands and it smells like wet dog again so we all took turns going to the bathroom to wash out hands. Food comes and We ask the waiter to correct our order and that our bottle of soy sauce is empty. We waited ten minutes for the soy sauce and just stared at our food. The manager checks up on us and my friend started to vent. We asked him to comp the food and he does. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It is a delight to visit a restaurant where you feel comfortale, yet stylish, where the mood is joyous and projects contemporary sophistication. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "On Sundays they have a special. Half off all wines and sake. Both times we have dined here on Sunday they have twice neglected to include this special. Even when the manager is involved they screw it up to the point that we now think it's intentional. Maybe they hope patrons don't notice? We had to send the bill back three times. Bad for business and bad for guest relations. They need to fix this."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Fast service and friendly server, Simeon!! Love going here to relax and just see the views and the city lights "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Had high hopes for this restaurant as the number of excellent sushi bars seems to be dwindling. But should have known better as the location is at the top of an office building and it is more serviceable as a happy hour destination. Sitting at the sushi bar as a party of three, we were barely acknowledged by the head sushi chef, who was arrogant, indifferent and unengaged. He made no recommendations; nor did he care about our reaction to the food. This evening was supposed to be a special occasion and it wound up quite miserable. The sushi was mediocre regardless of which chef prepared it and, at one point, the rice was warm, which is inexcusable. We sent those particular dishes back but got no reaction from the chef nor any apology."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I love their sushi creations, great to look at great tasting. They also have meats and their robata is yummy. Fun atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We have celebrated both our kids college graduations at Takami, not to mention other special occasions or blow out dinners. We have never been disappointed. The ambience is a low key urban vibe with city views and the food is amazing. The menu has a lot of variety and we've always enjoyed experimenting with new dishes. The service is knowledgable and attentive. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been here several times for dinner and the food is always great. It's nice for a special occasion because it's got a beautiful view from the 21st floor. The drinks are special and we keep trying new dishes and love them all. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was standard sushi restaurant, nothing special, but nothing bad either. Paid a little extra for the novelty of a roof top restaurant, but it was fun."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere, good people watching, great views of the downtown. Service was swift and professional, NOT PHONY. Really very nice. Good ambience and great background music (EDM)."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Disappointing, over-priced, noisy, not enough servers, broken espresso machine"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food is very good! we tried several sushi, as well as a NY steak robata which was perfecty cooked "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were excited to try this place, we had heard great things about it. The food was delicious, the fish was fresh and the drinks were great too. However, the service was not 100%. We went on a Monday night, which I understand might not be the busiest, but they only had one waitress in the outside area, and we had to wait a long time to get the menus, put our order and get our food and drinks!!! People come here knowing they will be spending menu, they should have another waitress or waiter to provide better service, but besides that we loved it. The views were amazing and I still cannot get over the food. We will be coming back! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "excellent to reconquest a love!! ambient and food good for the ocation."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love the sushi here but many other great options too including all the different types of skewered meats. Consistently good and well worth saving room for, the filet with black truffle is wonderfully tender and flavorful...and the sea bass is something to get every time too...share the two for your own surf/turf thrill. It is really special to sit "outdoors" and enjoy really delicious food, many of it beautifully plated, while hanging out among the "forest" of skyscrapers. Thrilling. Simeon, our server, quickly delivered Martinis to start off an excellent evening...great with Takami Edamame...also liked Eichigo beer. The most delectable melt-in-your mouth albacore nigiri...yum...end your experience with the light mochi ice cream desert."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Our waitress Alecia? Was Awesome! Conscientious, respectful, and intelligent! The food was delicious, and fresh. Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We decided to head over to the restaurant for after-work drinks and a bite. We went on a Monday night and to our surprise the patio/outside area was packed (thankfully we made reservations). Valet parking is available for $7 dollars. The restaurant is located on the 17th floor which is the perfect view for downtown LA. We ordered some rolls and the Seabass, all of which where good! The atmosphere and "scene" was very energetic and lively. Bar service was extremely slow. You might consider adding another bartender. We were going to order another round of drinks but decided against it since we waited over 10 minutes and still didn't have our drink. No Bueno. Overall experience was great and would recommend to friends. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We loved the food and our server was always on top of things and was very accommodating when we wanted to move tables because we were cold sitting outside and our heater was broken. We had an amazing dinner here!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014