Sora

4.4
108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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.
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
Reviews from verified diners
108 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
26%
Good
8%
Fair
6%
Poor
0%
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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
4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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OT
4.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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R
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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KK
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great location and ambiance for our 1 year wedding anniversary

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent view but mediocre food.

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JC
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great as always!

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JR
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sora was amazing! It’s definitely not for your average day meal but for a special occasion, it’s amazing. The food was great and the ambience was next level.

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LL
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had the most amazing time. Celebrated a friends 40th bit and she couldn’t have been happier. Worth the money even if it seems a little pricey.

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TF
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was my second visit to this wonderful restaurant. I love the food and the quiet nature of the place.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great time

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LA
2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I have had several good experiences here. The view is out of this world. Service is wonderful. Prices have gone up for lunch. No wonder we were the only ones there. Not going back.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent cuts of omakase sashimi and well-made, flavorful rolls. But, the experience needed a little smoothing out. The lobby elevator operators and signage didn't indicate how to get to the restaurant, and it seems that only some banks of elevator stop on the correct floor for the restaurant. Service in the restaurant was also a bit on the slow side, and not as attentive as I'd expect in a restaurant of this calendar.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

A view to kill!
Vladimir did a super job describing menu and sake options

Signature cocktails and service in generalities is attentive but not stuffy at all...

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OT
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Amazing atmosphere

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OT
4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Awesome lunch venue, actually had lunch 2 consecutive times and found both to be different and still top notch- keep it up Sora!

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PC
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Cocktails were beyond delicious but the food portion-price ratio was sad.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great view and location... sushi leaves something to be desired for quality... definitely paying for the view rather than the food

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MH
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, amazing view and wonderful service. The view alone was worth it.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Can’t beat this view of LA!! Awesome sushi while watch by sunset...

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HB
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The place is nice, especially the view. The food was also great but a bit overpriced. Our waitress was excellent always checking in with us. You can get the same quality sushi in other places for less. Your paying for the view.

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L
2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Not a place for a business meal. There are 8-10 tables, but they only seat two persons. Otherwise you sit a counter at the sushi bar, or by the windows. Ambience is cafeteria-like. Ok I suppose if you are eating by yourself. Food was unremarkable, but pricey. You are paying for the view.

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K
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great sushi restaurant, I chose Sora for the sky view of the city and it was just as I expected. In addition to that, the sashimi that we ordered was very fresh and delicious. My wife and I seated on the booth and it was very private and we were able to celebrate our special occasion just for ourselves. Overall, it was fantastic experience for me and my wife.

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TJ
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It was a best worth experience. Loved it so much! Perfect place for a date! A must go!

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DD
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was awesome because of the food. Getting to the restaurant was confusing - not the restaurants fault but the hotel which really didn’t think of a better idea for a lobby. Ignore any idea you may have about the views or seating - the food is truly the shinning star of the place. Great sushi and sashimi, awesome Japanese whisky list.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Overall great.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food is always top notch, and the view us die for. Our waitress Julia from Russia gave us an excellent attentive service. She should be commended for her service that night. Can't thank enough to Julia!!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service is amazing and makes the experience special. There was not a lot of fun variety on the rotating sushi so I ordered from the menu. The prices and service are great but unfortunately the food did not impress. Creative deserts so maybe to enjoy the view and haces. Drink and desert ?

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OT
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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C
4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Despite the loveliness if the restaurant itself and the cute layout (every seat in the House has a great view and the conveyor sushi belt concept was a hit), this place was disappointing because the food can be SO much better. Especially when there are great sushi options nearby, this place needs to step it up food wise. It’s expensive, which would be acceptable for the ambiance and service if the food was also up to par. But the sushi was lackluster, the wrong temperature, and would be the reason I do not return.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice dining experience. Super knowledgeable serving staff.

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E
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Friendly staff, amazing views good food Thank you for a nice evening out on my birthday

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JK
2.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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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