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May 30, 2007 10:53 AM

New Downtown L.A. Rooftop Sushi Place?

I recall hearing something about this not too long ago........did a search and cannot find anything on it...........

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  1. Are you thinking of the Beer Garden at the New Otani? It's not sushi, but it's the only Japanese rooftop spot I can think of.

    There's also Kado, but that's not in downtown.

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    1. re: MeAndroo

      Don't think that's the place......
      Believe I read about it in the Downtown News.
      It was a new place that just opened or was about to open.

      Not Kado for sure.


    2. According to the Downtown News, Takami will be opening in June (maybe!) atop the penthouse of the 811 Wilshire Building. Executive chef will be Kenny Yamada of Katsu-ya.

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      1. According to the current issue of Downtown News, Takami will be opening its lounge this Friday, its restaurant for dinner the following weekend, with lunch service starting the week after. In addition to sushi, they will be serving robata (grilled meat). Unfortunately, DTN did not mention if they tried the food and if so, if it was good - but here's hoping!

        Takami Sushi and Robata Restaurant
        811 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

        1. It was featured on Daily Candy on Wednesday ( and is now on Open Table ( and starts serving dinner tomorrow...Anyone, anyone?

          1. Yum.
            The place looks great.
            I would love to try one of the cocktails and eyeball what's going on in the Sushi Place to see if I'd like to really try it...hmm, I'm gonna try to rustle up someone to go with me.

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            1. re: tatertotsrock

              Well after reading your description of eating scallops at a sushi bar...I'd be more than happy to be your dininig companiion at this establishment.

              1. re: chwodown

                Hhmm, now, how could we arrange that?
                I do know that I will be at IZAYOI on Tuesday for lunch at about 12noon...maybe I should check out the roof top place after my bento box.

                1. re: tatertotsrock

                  Rooftop sushi is more fun when its nightfall or sunset.