Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.7
133 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeHB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just as good the second night!

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vipPCGD
Mexico City
47 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the servers and security guards very nice

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MarissaZ
Orange County
3 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
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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 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
357 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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JessicaL
Los Angeles
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff was a little over involved at the beginning.. had to come ask us if we were ordering multiple times because they didn’t give us enough time to look at the menu. Other than that, food was lovely.

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Hibye
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Overall it was not as good as I expected. Food was alright but pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

So I set a reservation here for my girlfriend’s and I’s anniversary. We were 5 minutes late to the reservation but as soon we were helped out at the stand, we were rushed to order due to their last call. The server told us we have to order right away and it was our first time there, so she kept hovering around us to order. At this point I’m frantically looking at pictures and trying to choose random menu items that I’m familiar with. I asked her for suggestions on their best roll and she said Alaskan roll. Like REALLY?! On top of that, when my girlfriend asked for recommendations on and sake that’s creamy, she brought out a bottle that was clear and tasted horrible. Before we could even tell her that’s not what we asked for, she opens the bottle and pours into our shot glasses. The only reason why I didn’t get up and leave is because my girlfriend told me to let it go. The only reason why I put 2 stars is because the food alone was good, but other than that I would’t come again.

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vipHenanJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good to be back at indoor dining. Service was bit slow for us to get our order in. Food was delivered on time and was tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Staff was eeeehhhh but food was GREAT.

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RossF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in DTLA. David and his staff are always amazing. Been going since they opened and I have yet to be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food had WAY TOO MUCH MSG!!! My friend and I were suffering after! The patio are was nice and service was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. Service and food were great. I would definitely go back.

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a pleasant place! The patio is spacious. The food is fresh and tasty. The service is spot on.

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vipTcrumb
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing and so was the food and service! Will definitely have to return soon !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great fish, excellent service. Come here for the food. Outdoor patio has a fire pit and some heaters, but ambiance is nothing special

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LucyA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Vibe, good sushi, great drinks!- would definitely go again.

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AlenaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It took them more than 10 minutes to even NOTICE US at the door. When I asked one of the servers for help, I was told they were too busy to talk to me

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

With Covid it’s so hard to find a decent place to eat, especially when you’re from out of town. Went on a whim and overall a decent experience. Good food. Sake was great. Sushi was delicious. Would recommend this for a dinner or lunch!

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vipMarvin
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Service was a bit slow after all food was served. An automatic 18% tip was added with no disclosure. It’s fine but transparency would’ve been great. Overall I will return and recommend.

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alfredob
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Drinks weren’t very strong to my taste but overall great experience.

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PedroB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the environment and my waitress was so knowledgeable and such a big help in choosing a great entree.

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 4.7 stars by 133 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.