Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.6
88 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

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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.
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FeelingFineSince79
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Outdoor seating. Street parking on a tuesday night.

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RaviM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, value for money. Some road noise expected for patio dining although not bothersome

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food quality was horrible , I would
Never go back again. Toro was nasty! So was the rest of the sushi

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KateE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Atmosphere was so relaxed. Food was presented well and service was fast. Great quality! Service excellence highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and food

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vipLisaN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi! Fresh and good portion size. The crispy rice rivals Katsuya for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very delicious. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Rude waitress.

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RebekaA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience1

People were all over the streets smoking making lots of noise

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall GREAT experience!!

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Ruby
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Super nice ambiance and great sushi. We will def be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bday dinner for my woman! All things COVID considered, it was a wonderful time! SUPER nice & helpful staff

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Jude
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their fresh sushi, roll and all the delicious menus from the kitchen as well!

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Andrew
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and happy staff, the food was fresh and delicious.

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KatyaD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely and safe experience dining at the Lounge. Food and drinks were great too. Will definitely come back soon!

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vipjzsz
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Creative rolls, quick service. What a find!

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simonec
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the Hot Night roll and Seaweed Salad! My friend that I dined with also enjoyed the Vegan options specifically the Tofu appetizer. I would say the service once we received our food was not great. Couldn't get our waiters attention and waited an unusually long time to get the check and also receive our cards back once we paid. Probably just a one time thing, so will definitely be back!

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Rose
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and good food. We were lucky that they have patio seating so we were able to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

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vipMonaLisa
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 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 February 14, 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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vipJavierL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food !! Just kept having to look for server

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vip88Bruin
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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 January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLuna
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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 December 7, 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 December 6, 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 December 6, 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 November 22, 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
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was great

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srbdlcf
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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 August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice now for birthday dinners. The food is always great and the ambiance is super cute and trendy. It’s not too noisy and it’s a perfect balance of affordable but still fancy.

GM
GeorgeMirna
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

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NicoleE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 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.

FAQs

Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 683-0008.

Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA is rated 4.6 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.