PreferDine: Takami

Takami is a Japanese restaurant on the 21st floor of a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, and is known as much for its stellar views as for the high caliber of the food. Once you take a look at the pictures, you'll see why.

In what could be our most lucrative deal to date, we've come up with a deal of $20 for $40 of food which guests can combine for the rest of the week with Takami's special $3 third anniversary special--select dishes and drinks are all $3 each. So if you combined that with our offer, you could literally get 13 different items for just $20. Kind of the best deal ever.

Don't know much about the restaurant? You can read my write up and buy the deal at the PreferDine link, or just read about it below.


Takami Sushi
811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 236-9600

If you ask us, the only thing better than sushi is sushi with a great view. For those days when we just want to watch the glittering Los Angeles skyline as we wolf down hamachi sashimi and soft-shell crab spider rolls, we head to Takami. Located on the 21st floor of a Wilshire Boulevard skyscraper, the restaurant gives us just the right (vertical) distance from the hustle and bustle below so we can eat our edamame in peace while remembering just what it is we like about the City of Angels. Apparently other Angelenos have agreed, because the restaurant is now entering its third year in business and is going as strong as ever. That’s why Chef Takashi Ota, whose restaurant background includes time at Chaya, Sushi Roku and Blue Fin in Orange County, is offering a special $3 menu all this week on select food and drinks items. The Japanese native is serving specialties that include sushi like the salmon roll and the crispy rice with spicy tuna, as well as robata flank steak, and his signature Japanese “tacos” with spicy tuna, crab, shrimp and avocado wrapped in gyoza dough and topped with spicy mayo. Three bucks will also get you a glass of Santelmo white or red wine from Argentina, any number of house sakes and beers, and specialty cocktails like the Lychee Saketini, and the Absolut LA with Absolut Blueberry-A├žai, St. Germain, and Pama Liquor topped with fresh lemon juice.

Combine that with our offer of $40 worth of food and drink for just $20, and you could have a real anniversary feast on your hands. Better buy it now, though, because this deal only lasts a little longer, and the anniversary special ends on Saturday!


  • Takami earned a place on Angeleno Magazine’s “Top Ten Hot Spots” when it opened in 2007.
  • Here’s how Los Angeles Magazine described Takami when it opened: “Low-slung banquettes, planes of dark wood, and a vast patio create an effect that’s part restaurant, part glam spaceship.” Kind of sounds like eating with Jane Fonda in Barbarella.

  • Come to Takami for dinner, but be sure to stop by the restaurant’s connected bar, Elevate Lounge, for a drink at eye-level with the twinkling lights of downtown’s skyscrapers.