Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.6
152 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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JasonS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect walking distance to the Mayan Theater, incredible fish and an awesome staff. Top notch!

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viplsarts631
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was good, just not memorable. Would not drive that distance for their food. Nothing seriously off, to many better choices.

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EbonyQ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoy eating here. The food was fresh and delicious!!!

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KeesC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I got here all the time, great lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for great service and very great quality of sushi.

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CathyBee
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I usually eat All you can eat sushi... but you can truly taste the difference in quality. The flavors and the texture of the fish was spot on. The appetizers were also so delicious. The food was really great honestly. Waiters kept coming by to give us water, and make sure things were okay.

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BradG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here - I was in the area for another purpose but the exterior caught my eye. Had dinner later that evening and enjoyed it - I had the sushi rolls, and my guest had one of the combinations. both were great. The spicy Tuna was some of the spiciest I've had!

Service was good, price was good, and even the security guard had a great attitude. I'll definitely be back!

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ChristianP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. Great atmosphere. Quick service! Do not pass up the firecracker shrimp!

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EltonL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Sakana. My husband wanted sushi and also wanted to try a new restaurant. Sakana is a beautiful restaurant. The waitress made us feel welcome and relaxed. We started with chicken meatballs skewers and the sashimi tacos which were both delicious. My husband and I chose the dinner specials I had the regular special with California rolls and he had the special with shrimp crunch rolls, both were amazing. The wasabi and ginger were fresh and delicious as well.
Sakana Sushi Lounge is now one of our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely go
back.

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John
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for 7pm and got there around 6:45pm. I remember they didn't have the option to reserve indoor dining but when we arrived, they asked if we wanted to dine indoor or outdoor. It was windy that night so we decided to dine indoor. The server was friendly. She recommended us some stuff to order from the menu. We weren't sure if the menu and pen were sanitized so we asked to see if they had wipes for our hands, but they didn't. Due to Covid-19 I wished they had wipes to clean our hands before our meal. We had to go to the bathroom to wash our hands before the meal. We got the sushi burrito but it wasn't what we expected. It was maybe a 3/5 for us. We also go the sashimi platter. The yellowtail and blue fin were the best. We also got the duo yellowtail special roll. This was pretty good. I would recommend getting this roll.

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SLCFoodie
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was delicious and everything was reasonably priced. The ambiance was amazing.

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vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
364 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sakana has become one of our favorite restaurants, especially for quality sushi dishes. All are carefully, artfully and deliciously prepared and presented in a pleasing and smartly stylish ambiance with friendly and capable service second to none. We noted it has a handsome indoor bar with a great happy hour menu which we will soon try.

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vipPeachy
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very good service. Lovely presentation. Not my favorite food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The sushi was ok not great & too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They did not accept our dining reward

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vipsandyluver
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good from the service to the food. We were all pleased with the restaurant and will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Sushi was pretty mediocre but not too pricey either so it’s not the worst

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MikeHB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh outstanding sushi. The service was PERFECT.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor customer service! We had reservations and they did not take us in. If they don’t want to take customers in 30 minutes before closing they should not have reservations available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Everything was good but services was so bad it made the whole experience just blah. Had dinner on 6/19/2021.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just as good the second night!

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vipPCGD
Mexico City
51 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Buena opción de sushi en Downtown LA, nada extraordinario, solo destacar el "Uni Burrata", excelente combinación y sabor.

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vipAlainR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the servers and security guards very nice

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msZzzzzzzzz
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the doorman to all the waitstaff and the food. All on point!!! Even better than pre COVID which I can honestly say has been my only experience like that. Delicious food! Lively vibe. Bravo!

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KaeP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG!! Seriously everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre sushi. Not as elevated or “sophisticated” as promised by the restaurant via social media. Apps were good though, the crispy tuna became the star of the meal rather than the main. Generous roll servings for the hungry, but a barely-there portion for their sushi nigiri which I guess is perfect for those who are dieting or only want a small sliver of taste. Drinks are good. Service good. Not sure if I’d pick this spot again. You’d be better off at Sugar Fish by Nozawa.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was subpar and the service was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sad our waitress got off before I could ask her name. She was phenomenal. She knew the menu frontward and backward and gave us wonderful recommendations based on our preferences. Suffice the day, the food was absolutely perfect. We had the red snapper (so tender) & yellowtail belly sashimi + the firecracker shrimp (to die for), the soft shell crab (perfectly crunchy with a wide variety of robust flavor), the creamy langostino roll, and the HOT & something roll (based on her recommendation and was my favorite roll). The beginning of the night was more date focused so it was peaceful with great ambiance. As the people leaving clubs started filing in w large groups later that night @ 10:20ish, we decided to leave. Overall wonderful experience though.

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vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
364 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really wonderful restaurant for quality sushi. Painstakingly and artfully prepared, their sushi is virtually perfect in taste, texture, look and creativity. The decor is somewhat minimalist, but sharp and neat, very modern. The service is very attentive and friendly, and very responsive. Competitively priced for sushi of this high quality.

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vipJessicaL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food came fast! The waiters were awesome and the drinks excellent!

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Slicc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place food was amazing very good quality sushi and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Good food. Will definitely go back.

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StephanieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try some place new and it was a great delicious meal

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location in DTLA, fresh fish, great whiskey menu, and awesome outdoor patio. This was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great but the service was slow. It may have been to low staff but it definitely was a hassle to get someone’s attention. The server and busser were extremely nice though despite the slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! For myself and my husbands first time attending a sushi restaurant..let’s just say we will be coming back soon! Excellent service, tasty foods,
yummy drinks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Extensive menu, fire pit, good ambiance, tasty food. However, understaffed - long wait time for service and bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. They have a great variety of rolls and fish. Service was amazing. Great cocktails! Highly recommend.

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CriticDede88
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had reservations for 9:30 and they told us last minute that they were closing early so instead of serving us quickly they decided to take 20 minutes before even giving us water much less taking our orders then I order yellowtail sashimi and I expected it to have japelenos on it, they didn’t. Only thing good I can say is how good quality the cut of fish it was, . Horrible service overall but maybe I was just singled out because there were some other customers who seemed to enjoy it.

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 152 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.