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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12pm-9pm
7th & Figueroa Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sora Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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 !
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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