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About Sora

Sora is an intimate sushi and omakase restaurant offering a refined menu of fresh-cut sushi and prepared dishes presented on the sky-view conveyor belt. Also located on the 69th floor, Sora features an extensive selection of the finest Japanese whiskies.

900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 2pm-10pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Cross Street:
7th & Figueroa Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 688-7777

Website:
http://dtla.intercontinental.com/

Sora Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (17)
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Romantic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This place is a variation on boat sushi restaurants, but at 2-3 times the price so not worth it at all, unless you think the view is enough to justify that price...

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

It was great, we’ll recommend Sora

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Sushi was fresh, and the rice was perfect. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are a little high, but the view is amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

very very pricy.
and not many food selection (it's three different sushi wow with this expensive restaurants)
Should have more choices on sushi and rolls if it's this pricy restaurants.
I was so disappointed with sora never recommend anyone.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great views and service. Several special dishes not found elsewhere. Thank you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was very good.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful experience!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

service no good and food terrible and table space too small

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

great restaurant, sushi is delicious but overprice. But still worth it because of the view. The view of LA skyline is amazing worth it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I order omakase It was terrible I should eat shusi belt looks great

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was terrific. Ayumi did a fantastic job serving us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My first here and I was very impressed. Good food, affordable price, good ambiance, great views, and our server was amazing. Too bad I didn't get her name. She seemed Korean. She made my Sora's experience much better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Always an amazing experience.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was romantic because we had a table for 2 in the window. Waitress took our photo for our anniversary. I would have been happy also in the bar area where the sushi goes by on a conveyer belt.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was very good and the waitress was very nice. The only downside to our dinner was being seated by the kitchen. It gets annoying to have to hear the constant noise every time the door to the kitchen opens. The upside would be that our table was against the window of the 69th floor, so the view was GREAT.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful and exquisite restaurant on 69th floor of new hotel! Good and views were out of this world. Highly recommended and I will be back there soon!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is awesome! The food is delicious, and the view. WOW. The employee's here are super nice, and you feel very welcomed here. I highly recommend this place, will definitly be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Sat by the window where the sushi belt rotates but ordered their lunch special. Xyza was our waitress and made our experience even better with her excellent service. I ordered the Chicken Karage while my co-worker ordered the Tempura. Both were tasty but I think I would order the Tempura next time. You have a choice of sushi rolls and I ordered the spicy tuna. This lunch came with a salad and miso soup (which you mix yourself). I'll definitely be back again! Thank you Xyza!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

loved it. i will be back. the service was great and the food was great. however, it would be nice to hear different music other than top 40.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I wish they could put down price a little !
We can get better dishes another place under your prices .
It's only 0.2 miles away from you
Service need more experience
It's Japanese restaurant which other respect to see better services
Than our American restaurant .
Total values are good from dishes to services
I believe everyone learn day by day
I will visit more and more to see how much you would be better
Day by day !
Best Regards

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was nothing special. Expensive for what is was. Conveyor belt sushi is not what I excpected. But I guess you are paying for the views which were incredible. Views were great!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sashimi is very fresh, and view is amazing. Service is nice. We love it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best customer service I've experienced in awhile...highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Beautiful scenery and food was great, service is very attentive and the place is clean and modern. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sora is a view location and best during the day. The ambiance is well lit, so looking out the windows at night is full of glare. For the best views, go there during the day...

Sushi is costly and the quality does not match the price. We had reservations and sat in a nice booth with a view to ourselves, so I would recommend that approach. But limit your party to four because it will be a tight fit. The rest of the restaurant is done on conveyor and most sit around the chefs.

Music is played on a system that sounds like a juke box... And they have two large group rooms for private parties.

Service is good. The servers were very nice and accommodating and we had several stop by to check on things.

For the view, go to the hotel lobby on the 70th floor and stop at the vodka bar. Don't wait in the line for the 73rd floor. You can go directly to the lobby with no wait.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We ordered sushi plate B - $40 each and Anago, Aji, and Kimmedai sushi on the side. When it served we can smell something fishy right away. I sniffed through every single piece on the plate and found Albacore that came with the sushi plate was very fishy. It must have been kept too long and other fishes on the sushi were also dry. You can tell they were not fresh. The place is very nice with a very good service. But for the price they charged I would expect a better food quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was our second attempt to try out Sora since the first time they called me 15 minutes before my reservation time [8:30] telling me they're closed at 9pm [on a Friday] and last call was at 8:30pm.

There were ample seats available when we arrived and we originally opted for the sushi bar to find out we cannot actually order from the sushi chefs, we need to go through the server so we decided to move elsewhere to enjoy the view. The view was gorgeous but the food was mediocre, not much selection to order or pick from [the conveyer belt]. It was a relatively quite night but service was very slow and our server consistently forgot what we asked or she messed up our order. I'm glad we checked it out but we will not be returning customers

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Sora's bday complimentary was really awesome! They have a great view and service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The views are amazing and the background music adds to create a nice ambiance. We tried several different Maki rolls (shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, salmon, soft shell crab, California rolls) as well as appetizers (mini tekka and soba inari) and soft shell crab was the favorite. Servers are attentive and provide friendly recommendations. We had a small booth for dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and Sora made it a memorable experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Average food. Not worth the price. Food took forever to come out and the place was empty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The view is breathtaking! The service was fabulous! The sushi was less than average. Each of the 6 rolls we ordered were all prepared exactly the same and all tasted the same. I don't think I've ever experienced that even with grocery store sushi. Very, very disappointing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Sora was the a complete let down. The view was quite spectacular. However, althoug the food was not bad if I were eating at some casual street level walk in sushi cafe. It was very disappointing to go through the trouble of making the reservation, pay for valet only parking, go up to the 70th fl and walk down to the 69th fl to be served mediocre "happy hour" quality sushi. The fish was sliced by what seem to be chefs fresh out sushi school. The menu was already extremely limited so having a only a few items available from the seasonal list was infuriating. But, the real kicker was when the menu clearly states for "Plate B: CHOICE OF 7 NIGIRI" but YOU DON'T get to chose, the chef choses; was just what pushed me over the edge. I can not in good conscience come back here nor recommend it to my friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

View was beautiful...sushi was grocery store quality at premium prices! Very basic rolls and poor quality of fish.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing food and view. The prices were a little high but worth it for that view and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The view is amazing!!! Fresh sushi and great slection of beverages. I took my girlfriend for her birthday and it was perfect.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Entering the restaurant is a little tricky. You park at the valet for the Intercontinental, bear left through the lobby, select an elevator to the 70th floor, exit and take the spiral staircase to the right down to the 69th floor, check in with the hostess and then go left down the hall to the restaurant.

One you're there. You can choose to sit along the outer counter with the conveyor belt and spectacular views or at the sushi bar surrounding the chefs. I absolutely recommend the conveyor belt with views.

The sushi is somewhat reasonably priced, if you mind what you grab. It can quickly add up if you're overly exuberant pulling plates off the belt. Cocktails, sake and beer are where you get nailed. A bottle of sake will run $35 and up. We had a great time and will definitely go back, but will skip the sake.

Getting to the restrooms was a bit of a hike. One of the wait staff insisted on accompanying me and I was grateful he did.

Getting the car was another exercise in exploration. You go back to the main lobby, then cut across the lobby to the opposite side to a parking elevator. Take that down a level and head to the Valet booth. Make sure you've validated or the cost is a shocker. We got out of the experience for a little over $200 for 3 people. It was memorable for the views and for that reason alone we would return. It's worth a visit, just know it's on the pricier side.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great view!

Service was lovely.

Sushi was fresh and good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fish, ok, I've had better in a local sushi bar.....you are paying for the view. And you are out of green tea in a Japanese restaurant---minus points???? Service impeccable, tofu cheesecake amazing. Without the view, it's meh........

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The venue is unique for Los Angeles for its high-rise view. However, the food lacks the wow factor, and the quality of a couple of sushi selections were disappointing. They were not top notch fresh and therefore left a slight fishy taste to the palate. Presentation can be improved.
Service was good.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

After reading all the negative reviews about the quality of the sushi, I was worried, but the sushi was good. Not the best sushi in LA, but it was good. The view is great, the booths are nice, the service was attentive. The tofu cheesecake was excellent. It is relatively expensive, but it is in a high rise hotel.

Tags: Scenic View
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