good more food, great experience, good exceptional service, great hip place, mediocre food, bad service, great exceptional sushi
A memorable experience !!!. I had read a variety of reviews on this restaurant (pro and con) before deciding this week to have dinner there prior to a Staples concert.... Based upon some of the negative reviews I almost avoided Takami...I'm sure glad we didn't! Our party of four tried a little of everything (robata, seared yellowtail with diced chiles, duck breast, tropical avocado bowl, spicy tuna on crispy rice, 21st roll, etc.)... it is obvious that a lot of thought went into the creation of the menu/dishes, as well as the artful presentation. Everything we tried was memorable, including the manager checking in with us to make sure we were happy with our meal and service. Although in may not be the very best sushi you've ever had, overall the amazing view of the LA skyline and the exceptional service we experienced insures that we will be back!
Best of Sushi...Highest Award!!. INCREDIBLE RESTAURANT! Very pleasing to the senses! We have traveled the world in search of "Best of Sushi" We have all come to the UNANIMOUS decision that the west coast has a new Winner! Takami transcends the discriminate to a whole new platform. Takami is tasting sushi- the way sushi should be Experienced. The mouth-watering Filet Fois Gras...the Lemony Lemon-Albacore...the Blissful Japanese Taco...Who knew we were going to have our senses "Elevated". Please do not go to this restaurant unless you are open to a new experience. The management has done a wonderful job at carving out a top notch staff. The staff really know how to make your experience the "Best of Sushi" . The Decor to be envied...the open air restaurant takes your breath away with every bite...and the sushi...No one on the west coast does better than mr. yamada! The chef came to our table to tell us about his newly created specials, and asked us what we thought. We were astounded by the price! Alot of mouth-pleasing sushi for a really low price. If you can't make it to Japan to taste sushi...Takami is the next best experience! And yes, the chefs are really Japanese! Say hello to manager Frank, bartender Sasanna, and server Emily when you're there. Again, this is Tony James from Sacramento's SushiWorldTravelor writing another experience-tested review. Look for our next review about Manhattan Beach's "Sashi Sushi" coming soon!
Great food and great view!!!!!!!!. Went to Takami for the first time last week and it was their anniversary. I can't believe I just heard about this place. It's at the top of a high rise in downtown with awesome views and good food. It's about the same price as most sushi places (about $40/person). I am going back for sure.
Best atmoshere in LA and great sushi. I just stumbled into this place in an awkward office building in Downtown. Once we got up there and the world changed. Felt like we were blasted to New York. We have been back 3 times in the last month. The food, service, and people are great. The prices are a little more than the Kabuki's out there, but the food is not comparable. Now, we can't go back to our usual sushi spot since we crave Takami's edamame, crisy rice, and lemony roll. I would recommend the place and at least the items we are adicted to. Enjoy...
ok food, staff needs to be replaced asap.....
food is ok for a sushi place...that being said, the hostesses are RUDE, NOT GRACIOUS, NOT WELCOMING. (unless maybe u look like someone who can get them fired bc ur so important) anyway once u get in they won't say hi to u the way a normal restaurant will, those snobby (i dont know what they're so snobby about? theyre working as hotesses and wearing outfits from forever21...no offense, i wear it too but i dont act like a snobby princess if im in customer service) girls just stand there and look u up and down til u say ud like to be seated. If you go for happy hour, try to sit at the bar, the bartenders are so much nicer than the other staff. I'd say one of the female servers is polite, and the male servers that bring the food out of the kitchen all look stoned (and not in the fun way....in the I HATE THIS PLACE AND I DONT WANT TO BE HERE way) otherwise it's not worth it to eat in the "lounge" for happy hour, it's not comfortable, it's mostly for "socializing" and u dont get to sit at a table like a normal human being to eat...i know its part of the ambience, and yes u are paying 4 dollars instead of 8 dollars for ok sushi, but i still say if u want to sit at a table and its available, u should be able to! p.s. i think i got the same unattractive, "big" hostess, i only write this bc she was wearing a very not classy, short, very revealing dress that looked more appropriate for a cheap club, and not an upscale restaurant.
I'd only go back if I wasn't paying. Otherwise, I prefer Kabuki for cheap happy hour sushi :D
Arrogant unattractive hostesses, need customer service class, long wait for empty outside seating area, great food but not worth the horrible service. This is the first bad review I've ever written, how sad that it had to be about a place that could be "elevated" to a higher standard. We had no reservation but figured on a Thursday at 7pm we'd be fine. We waited half an hour for this horrble tiny table in the way of traffic. The oversized hostess should have realized there is no way anyone would eat there comfortable. I am not trying to be mean or ill tempered but they are so under my expectations that I just cannot hold back. The food was delicious but have they not heard that it is a faux pau to allow your client to wait 15-20 minutes between appetizer meals to be served? Service was slow, servers kept serving our orders to the couple next to us. Would not go back. It really is a shame considering the food was wonderful. Another suggestion: you're on the 21st floors in the evning and you don't pull your blinds up? Nothing but stupidity can justify that.
Nice place to take new people. the place is well done, may be some people call it old fashion but to me it was nice decoration, food is good but expensive, don't get me wrong I do pay for good food but here you don't get for what you pay. the biggest trun off for this place would be the Hostess, and she is the only reason I won't back there any more. She didn't greet any guest, slightly rude and even with reservation we had to wait for 45:00 to be seated, what's the point to get reservation if you have to wait any way. the other problem would be outside sitting, the way that setting is you don't get that much of view that you are expecting. but in general I recommend to experince this place, it's well done
Must see and experience. We just went in tonight and took a very important client out for dinner at Takami. I very rarely feel the need to write a review, but our experience was truely 5 stars. The associates in our office have been raving about Takami and tonight I found out why. The staff impressed my client, the view is amazing, and the atmoshere is great (keep in mind downtown was dead at 6pm and now it rocks as hard as West LA at 10pm). This place is a must see!
I went there last night with a three of my girlfriends and we had a wonderful experience. We had a reservation at 8 and were seated by 8:15. Our server was very helpful, the food was so tasty and original. My favorites were the 21st roll and the Lemon-albacore roll. The martinis were great too, I loved the rose water martini
We were planning on just having dinner but since we had such a great time we decided to go to Elevate, which is a lounge on the other side of the 21st floor.
Poor Food & Service. Bad Service owner on duty specially.Made us waite outside for 25minutes when we had reservations, finally went in the place was empty on Sat night. Food was terrible CONVAYER style , premade sushi.Extermely salty and expensive lamb chops.They will not last with bad management and service like that.Huh the owner tryed to pick up on mu girlfriends sister, how unprofessional.
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