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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

4.6
4.6
254 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

23:30


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 17:00–02:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 683-0008
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Japanese

254 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Last minute date went well. Staff was very attentive and everyone was helpful outside of our server. Just a heads up when you ask for extra ginger that’s what they will give you haha. Great experience manager Brendan definitely showed a lot of love. Will be returning soon.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t know what to expect, all I knew was I ordered with them on DoorDash late at night and my gf and I were craving sushi at 11:30pm the 2 nights before and it was actually really good.2 days later they had us on hooked so I made a rsvp with OpenTable telling them I need a big table cause my gf and I were really hungry lol.. and low and behold we were greeted by the host telling us he had a big table ready for us once we arrived. They understood the situation we were in because we had skipped lunch from a long day. I had better than anticipated experience and live music + singer especially was amazing. A+ in my books and service was on point. Let’s not forget the quality and the price as well!

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  3. QuiteFrankly

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sakana is consistent and dependable for quality sushi, the service is always superb and fast, and the live entertainment (singer and guitar) on Saturday was great. Love that they are open late now.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing customer service, attention to detail and yummy food! Go to their late night happy hour!
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 29 February 2024
    Thank you for coming :) We are happy to know you had a great experience. See you again soon!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant with great service and affordable prices!!
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 29 February 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy you had a wonderful time :)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, just the service was very slow because it was a busy Valentine’s Day dinner.
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 29 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We hope you can come by again soon!

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  7. BillT

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food was excellent. We got there early and it was quiet. As it got later the noise level increased but you could still hear each other. They had live music. A lady singing with another person playing guitar. Really loved this place. Would go back k when in LA again. I
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 29 February 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review! We are very happy you had a great time. Looking forward to your next visit.

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  8. SamanthaS

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service had the best birthday dinner and the food & drinks were amazing!
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 9 February 2024
    Thank you for your review and happy birthday! We are glad you had a great time. Looking forward to your next visit :)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Hated it. Bad service. Average food. Wildly expensive for what you get. Rude staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure dining at Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA. My family and I come here quite often. The fish is always fresh and reasonably priced. The ambience is elegantly relaxing. From the music to the candlelit tables. The service is alway attentive and polite and willing to serve. You’re never having to wait on anything, the service is prompt. The over all experience keeps us coming back time and time again. If you’re in the neighborhood and craving Sushi… Try Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA. You won’t be disappointed.
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thank you for sharing your delightful experience! Your feedback about the fresh seafood, relaxing atmosphere, and prompt service is incredibly valuable to us. We hope to welcome you back soon for another taste of our finest sushi.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere.
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We take pride in offering a memorable dining experience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Food and drinks were delicious
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 23 January 2024
    We're thrilled you had such a lovely experience! We're delighted you enjoyed our attentive service and delicious food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  13. TashaT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! I will definitely return! Me and my best friend were celebrating our 11 year anniversary of friendship! We met the owner - or manager and he explained to us the quality of rice that the sake was made with! It always so refreshing to see his love for his restaurant and the quality of food and drinks they serve! The valet was easy, and affordable because we all know dtla is a train wreck when it comes to parking. I will definitely return! Sushi was amazing! 10/10!
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 23 January 2024
    Your 11th friendship anniversary celebration sounds delightful! We're absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the sushi, sake, and our owner's passion for quality. Your enthusiasm means the world to us. Come back soon and explore more of our menu!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi just great👏 overall food was great. I had the best experience! It’s my second time in this place and I highly recommend
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thank you for your review! We hope to see you return for another wonderful dining experience soon!

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  15. LAFoodie

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Very yummy. Service was friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. This was our first time here and will definitely become a regular spot. Loved it.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Do not go here! This was honestly some of the worst sushi I’ve ever had. We started with the crispy rice, which was completely burned at the bottom and just overall overcooked. Even the tuna on top tasted par-cooked. Disgusting. Then, I ordered the salmon belly sashimi. For $17, I got three thick little wedges of sashimi that maybe together amounted to one normal piece of sashimi. As I mentioned, the pieces were cut disgustingly thick and they were extremely chewy. This is BELLY. It should melt in your mouth. And the temperature was also off on this one. The middle was so cold it tasted like it had just come out of the freezer, but the outside was warm and slimy and tasted like it had been smoked. Terrible; I actually left a piece behind. Then, I ordered the creamy scallop roll and red and green roll. Again, both horrible. The scallops in the creamy scallop roll were so overcooked that they actually had char on them. Rubbery and inedible. I also don’t know where the cream was. Maybe dissolved by the blow torch. The one saving grace to this roll was the crab. It was actually cold and delicious. The red and green roll just tasted bland and filled with poor quality fish kept at the wrong temperature. The service was okay, but they didn’t even ask why we left so much food. Why? Because they know. Whatever you do, DO NOT GO HERE.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my go to spot for sushi in Los Angeles. The service is great and the food is delicious. It’s very cozy inside or outside. I’d does get busy so it is a great idea to book a reservation in advance. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. Open late, 11pm
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 17 November 2023
    Thank you so much for making us your go-to spot for sushi! We're thrilled to hear that you appreciate our great service and find our food delicious. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience, and we truly value your recommendation. Thanks for choosing us!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I will definitely recommend this place, good sushi and the food-price value is really good!

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  20. Orangutan2001

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The space is attractively designed, and tables are reasonably far apart, but noise is amplified by all the hard surfaces. It was LOUD. Service was efficient and friendly, prices were reasonable and the sushi was good.

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  21. BrandonM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, experience and location was great. We would visit again.
    Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLAResponded on 17 November 2023
    We're overjoyed to learn that you had a great overall experience at our restaurant! Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another wonderful experience. Thank you for choosing us!

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  22. DTLAndo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere, great quality Sushi, wonderful experience.

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  23. VinnyS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very knowledgeable server, gave good recommendations

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I took a group of friends for a bday surprise dinner. I hate to complain but we got no attention or service. I only got one drink the entire night because our server was nowhere to be seen. I had to get up after 20 minutes to go find him and ask for our check. Waited another 15 minutes for that to arrive. Everyone was in disbelief at how we were basically abandoned after placing our order. I was embarrassed to have brought everyone there. Food was good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dragon roll around. Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum

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  26. Jackson

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good and the BOGO was an excellent value.

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  27. Swissified

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everythlng was awesome. My wife forgot her bag and we picked it up next morning! Great place! Food was really great too. Awesome experience.

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  28. picatxu

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really amazing. We enjoyed sushi and sashimi.

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  29. Jaime

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and 2 colleagues came here for dinner. We’re in town for a convention and it was walkable from the downtown Marriott. Great service, yummy food, and tasty drinks! I would definitely recommend and go again.

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  30. gquock

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner early on a Friday evening before a show. The restaurant was pretty much empty. Service was prompt and nearly perfect, thus 4 stars. I had to remind them to bring our dessert. The bogo sushi rolls were all good in taste and value. I would go again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, easy to find, and friendly staff. They always have awesome deals on sushi too!

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  32. Melinda

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is amazing. Great service!

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  33. Adele

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The most delicious seafood Both raw and cooked. The service was friendly and efficient. We found the price very reasonable too Well located in down town Los Angeles.

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  34. CyndiM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Sakana! I’ve been a few times now. The food is always delicious! Atmosphere & staff are fantastic!!! Tonight we had Kelly as our server & she was lovely!🙏🏼💙✨

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This the best place to come to if you want sushi, the food is amazing, Punch the security guard funny as hell, Josh the goat fr best sushi chef.

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  36. MichaelF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Sushi! Will return for sure. Crispy Rice was the best I've ever had!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and food quality!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was good.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING FIND!!!

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  40. Luckyh20s

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They have a special that is buy one roll get one free. They cheated us. Very disappointed.

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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 4.6 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

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

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Olive Ave at Level
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 17:00–02:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access
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