Sora

4.4
134 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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.

Lunch Special: All You Can Eat Conveyor Belt Sushi
Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm | $35 per person
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Friday: 12pm-2pm; 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 5pm-9pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
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Phone number
(213) 688-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th & Figueroa Street
What 134 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a good meal for my family & me! Gaby the hostess was very accomadating to our needs. Family joked around and said she looked like she could be my sister! Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is just okay. The value is all in the view. Great service.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food average. Not superb. Not as fresh as I anticipate.
Price moderate.
View is great. Romantic ambiance.
Service just so so. Not attentive at all for this upscale establishment. Have to look around for server to reorder drink. And took more than 15 minutes for the reordered wine to be delivered.

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I came here to celebrate my moms birthday and it was beautiful. We opted for the all you can eat sushi from the conveyor belt. The only thing was that the selection was VERY VERY limited. They also did not have a great selection of hot food. However despite all the negatives our server washed it all away with her great spirit and energy. I would definitely come here again and try the sit down menu.

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CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious. The views are spectacular and everyone who worked there was amazing! will definitely return.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Nice view and worth going for the view. However, the sushi/rolls there are very average. Service was good. My kid's pasta came out really late as it was coming from a different restaurant and the staff was apologetic about it and gave us a $4 discount on the kid's meal. The food is somewhat disappointing. But good value - expect $40 per person for a set sushi dinner which is not bad for an atmosphere like that.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We wished there was more option on the all you can eat conveyor belt

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ES
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

A Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi should have its chef’s adequately trained in the process of deboning. There was a bone in the poorly prepared sashimi platter. I did not bring it up to the staff’s attention as I did not want it to be confused with possibly seeking a discount.

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RO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Xyza our server was amazing and made the world of difference
Sushi was good for the price and experience and as expected not comparable to the higher tier sushi places in Los Angeles
It does meet the expectations for the value of the money
Clean and very well presented
Some requests made and all granted ... fun part
Ambassadors for IHG... well treated
Made me go back for more

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D
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I wouldn’t really go to Sora if you’re looking for actual authentic japanese sushi. They charge you for the sauces they use that were included in the Omakase ($100 each). Asking for miso soups and hot green tea wouldn’t be recommended since it’s going to add up on your bill pretty heavily. At the end of the Omakase, they gave us low quality uni, almost looking orangish, as premium uni’s have bright yellow color instead. Also their dessert was a mere piece of mochi that has been sitting around in the fridge for some time, prepared in a plate already, making the outer part of mochi very dry. I would pay more money and get treated better instead. Once again, if you are looking for authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi, try looking for other nearby restaurants. Other than that, the night view was great.

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H
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great view of the city. Nice ambience, fantastic service. The slices of fish on the nigiri were small, and the food was good, but nothing to write home about. Great for a one-time experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful escapade. 71 feet above ground level, dining next to a window that could establish the fear of heights in the strongest heart. The experience was unforseen and the meal was delectable. I will be more than returning to this location for another round. Thank you, Saro, for the awe-inspiring experience.

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RO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everybody was just very nice and the food was very well priced

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SG
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Delicious sushi! Great drinks. Fabulous ambience. Try the cloud! Say hello to Tennie!

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London
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, great service, and good food at a reasonable price

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love sora, good quality for the price. The environment is beautiful being so high up and the staff is always amazing!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little more expensive than Open Table suggested, but the view at night Is jaw dropping. Give yourself time to find the restaurant if you're familiar.

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time mainly due to the outstanding service Xyza provided. She was so friendly with an absolutely amazing energy. She was the highlight of celebrating my 40th birthday.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Go for the view. Sushi is mediocre tbh. Not terrible but not the best I’ve had.

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WE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great evening at Sora's! The vieuw was spectacular, the service outstanding and the sushi was delicious. We came from Marina Bay but it was worth driving. As a surplus the manager gave us a guided tour in the renovated building. What a treat! A night we will remember...

Wim, ilse, Victor, Oscar and Josefien

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The sushi was very poor quality, looked and tasted like it had been sitting in the counter frig for a while. Our reservation was at 8:30 pm, no one told us they closed the kitchen at 9:00 pm, so 30 min after we got sited they told us kitchen was closing. We had asked for a table, and when we got there no table was available, so all 5 of us had to sit at the bar. Service was very slow as well. Just not a good dining experience especially for the price.

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This place very romantic and quiet. I recommand for some day anniversaries with who person importante.

Service is very nice and kindly.

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EY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to Sora to celebrate an event.
The views are awesome and it was an excellent experience.
Great service and ambience.

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NE
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view and space. Sushi quality = Nope!
Besides the view and being in a hotel, this place would be closed in months anywhere else in the city because of price and quality. Disappointment for sure.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Views are fantastic! Highly recommend asking for a booth. Service and food were very good. Great place for a date or special occasion.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the view was great. The food was nothing really special, it was good, but not special. Nice place to go if you are on a date as the ambiance is really cool and it's not loud, so you can have a conversation with your date. Not sure if I would want to go back again, unless someone wants to go somewhere different.

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P
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The views from Sora are spectacular. Whether it's just at the window alongside the revolving sushi track (views of the sunset and Hollywood sign are best here), or at the intimate booths facing north, you can't beat the scenery. The design is clean and modern; the area when sushi is prepared is a bit too industrial, but I compare it to high standards of an organic and natural "classic" Japanese sushi restaurant.

The cuts of fish are tasty. Not great. And the selection of rolls are filling, but not innovative. It's inoffensive at best, but the quality of the food does not match the spectacular surroundings. They offer generous portions when you order bento boxes or set meals. A fair selection of wine and sake. It's pricey compared to similar quality sushi restaurants, but you're not just paying for the food.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Menu with few options. Expensive and the quality is ok.
Service is terrible. Very slow, we asked for drinks and took 20 mins to come. We asked for the check 4 times to different people because no one was bribing the check. The restaurant was pretty much empty so there was no reason for all this wait.

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w
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Kind of slow... but very tasty and amazing ambiance.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful view, great waiter, and it was great watching the sushi chefs create delightful masterpieces to eat!

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful views! Parking was a bit confusing but we were finally able to locate the entrance. We went on a Tuesday evening and valet was $11. The ambiance at the Intercontinental overall is extremely welcoming. It was a bit confusing trying to get to the lift and find the restaurant but we figured it out eventually. It is one of the very few upscale places I attend where the employees are far from snobby themselves. Sora's staff matched the level of kindness as everyone else in the building and our sushi chef was really talented and nice. I look forward to visiting again!

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M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Found Sora on Yelp and were pleased to see it was in our neighborhood. It’s on the 69th floor of the Intercontinental in DTLA. It has a really incredible view - we were seated so we could watch the sunset.

The food was excellent. The sushi conveyor belt was fun, and we would have liked to partake, but this pricing is based on a colored plate system and the plates are so similar in color that we couldn’t tell them apart.

Overall really lovely, great service, great food. We’ll definitely come back when we have out of town visitors.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small but high quality sushi and omakase menu. Ambiance was a major plus looking at the mountains and downtown. Food was tasty and had a good chance to converse with the party.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the view was amazing. The service was amazing also.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambiance for our 1 year wedding anniversary

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

Excellent view but mediocre food.

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JC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a special restaurant to take my mom out for her 65th birthday. Our two top choices were booked so we stumbled upon this restaurant via Yelp. We were hesitant based on reviews but it ended up being the PERFECT experience. From the moment we walked in the lobby, we knew we were in for a special treat. The view was AH-mazing; it is on the 69th floor! We were a large group and they were slow on a Wednesday night at 8pm, so they put us in a private room with floor to ceiling 180 degrees view of the city. The waiter and staff were super attentive and accommodating to our group. We had 3 kids in our group and not only were we allowed to order off the kids menu from the adjacent restaurant (Dekkadance), they were also given activity pages to keep them busy and no one blinked when they danced around the room (we were in a private room though). The sushi and hot food was yummy. Best of all - it was the special experience we wanted for my mom. The night felt extra special (we eat out every night so we needed something different) and she was so proud, she took lots of pics and boasted about it on Facebook. They even treated us to a big selection of desserts from their buffet to celebrate my mom's birthday. The only thing was that it was on the pricier side ($550 after included tip and tax for 7 adults and 3 kids with only 1 carafe of sake), but not really so bad considering the incredible view and service! I also saw that they have a $5 happy hour from 3-6pm so that could be a nice way to take in the view without breaking the bank!

Notes:
Look for the tallest building (The Wilshire Grand Center) and then enter the Intercontinental hotel via 7th (not Wilshire). Take the elevator to the 70th floor (hotel lobby) first and then take the elevator (or spiral stairs) down 1 floor. Sora, Dekkadance and a store are all in one semi open space. BTW, the buffet at Dekkadance looks really good and next time we want to try that - maybe for weekend brunch!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is it some of the best sushi I’ve ever had, but the service is phenomenal. I ordered something by mistake and they insisted on taking the whole thing back and start again. Plus, you can’t beat the view!

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