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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.5
4.5
209 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 683-0008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Olive Ave at Level

  • Parking details

    Valet parking at Level<br />Enter on Olive Ave<br />$5 for two hours<br />$7 for three hours

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 209 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender Sybil was unique, amazing artistry, friendly and fun. She deserves a raise!!
  2. CE

    ClaudiaE

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Rolls are pretty good but overpriced. However, they had two for one deal that made it worth it. Cocktails and ambience are nice. Table service was kind of slow even though it was empty. Food came out fast though.
  3. AB

    AndreaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food, average service but they kicked us out of the restaurant 10:30 because they already closed the restaurant
  4. CN

    CheliN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sakana is the best.
  6. AE

    AndreaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend it 100%. good place, very central! Excellent service, everyone very, very kind and friendly! The food was great and everything was delivered very quickly! And the value for money, very correct!
  7. FP

    FoodPrinc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The service was slow and the the fish in the sushi was cute way too thick which made it unappetizing.
  8. F

    Frankie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This time the Chirashi was not as special as it has been before.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cumpleaños
  10. JF

    JacobF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away. The service was great! All food was tasty and came out promptly. Nice place for a date night.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with wonderful sushi. The flaming volcano sushi was a treat.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Service was amazing. They really took care of us and food was awesome
  13. YY

    YYYY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food are good, but too many flies. Some flies eat our food. Please keep the environment clean.
  14. NL

    NikkiL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent sushi! Loved the poke salad as well! We’ll be back. Thank you!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. Highly recommend. Great atmosphere. Great experience. Incredible food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Great ambiance. Service was attentive and prompt. We ordered Yellowtail, otooro, Yellowtail Belly (amazing), Chirashi bowl, Beef Bento box & spicy edadame. Everything was great.
  17. EN

    ElviaN

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great server, Kai! Very professional and very efficient!
  18. S

    Sakebombbomb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer going to see a concert around the corner. Service was amazing and the fish was so fresh. The sushi was cut perfectly not to big not to small. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. FS

    FromSanFran

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Salmon bento box was excellent/chicken was not grilled properly and very hard and chewy Very friendly service Great portion sizes Don’t go expecting the greatest sushi in the world. But it’s good. Inside seating is very dark for some reason and not energetic
  20. AS

    AlanS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dining
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service. The food is ok.
  22. SH

    SeanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an Amazing experience here for my birthday. The service was excellent and we will be back!
  23. m

    mymy

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  24. WZ

    WalterZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to find. There's more than enough parking on the street. The guard was super nice at the entrance. The staff was very helpful and over we enjoyed our meal. Good food and drinks
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Mother’s Day dinner before a Kings game. Sushi was great, service was exceptional!
  26. T

    Tara

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Enjoyed sushi with my family ! Will definitely visit again. Thank you
  27. T

    Tamarat

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thought that shrimp wontons appetizer should have had twice the portion (there were 3) for the price, but they were delicious and the soft shell crab and guacamole appetizer was generous. The sushi rolls were beautiful, the fish was fresh and delicious, prices were a little high but expected for the neighborhood, and the service was excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, so friendly and attentive. Delicious food. Everything was really fast but we weren’t rushed.
  29. I

    Ivonne

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a delicious food, great service and ambiance.
  30. F

    Frank

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent sushi with nice decor near several downtown theaters in Los Angeles.
  31. AL

    AbyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everyone was super nice and friendly. i would come back
  32. DW

    DaisyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Sakana Omakase and it was incredible. Service was also spectacular!
  33. PW

    PaulW

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For us, a great quick sushi stop before a concert. Fantastic selection, great waitstaff and the food was perfect.
  34. F

    Frankie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    On prior visit Chirashi seemed so much more special although this was still good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sakana was ok. Not bad but nothing for which to scream on the hilltops. I wouldn’t go back but I wouldn’t say “don’t go.” Just very mid level. Sugary sweet sushi offering the minimum as far as authentic goes. If I have to be brutally honest it was just very mediocre. The halibut was very spongy & gummy & all the house rolls were simply over the top sauce & sweetness.
  36. KG

    KatG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Could have been 5 stars but the restaurant had a gnat problem that management needs to address asap
  37. K

    Kiddydoc

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Very Disappointing. Quality not what they claimed. Soggy, tasteless fish. Thin miso soup. Tasteless rolls. Way too expensive.
  38. CS

    CarlosS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smart staff and chefs. Well done
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Flies all over
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Took about an hour and thirty minutes to receive 1 roll of sushi of the multiple ordered. Our appetizers were given to us with no plates or utensils, and no beverage whatsoever. We ordered sparkling wine and water was not even offered; we had to flag the waitress down to get something to drink. I had to cancel the last sushi and just walk out.

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 4.5 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

321 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Olive Ave at Level

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking at Level<br />Enter on Olive Ave<br />$5 for two hours<br />$7 for three hours

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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