Try at Least Once
My girlfriend took me out to Takami for a nice occasion for a dinner. It is a very nice place with a very cool ambience. If you sit by the window you can oversee alittle bit of LA, but mostly the financial district buildings of downtown. So if you come there with a date, I would def recommend sitting on the outside patio by the window, very cool vibe. Nice decor, some music playing in the background, very hip place.
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As far as food, a few dishes we tried were delicious. Spicy Tuna on crisply rice is a great appetizer, very tasty. Also we got, penthouse roll - very good, and I got Grilled Salmon in teriyaki sauce - it was melting in my mouth, great dish. And miso soup and edamame, same as everywhere. Some people were saying their portions are small, but I would have to disagree. Their sushi rolls are about 8 pieces, and appetizer and entree very good sized portions. I had Takami 10 coctails, very tasty and on the strong side.
Price was not bad either, its pricey but not on the very expensive side. Our bill for the above order came out to 80 bucks before tip, which is not bad at all, and we were full. So if you come here to enjoy a nice light (meaning not stuffing yourself out) dinner, it will not cost you an arm and a leg.
Service was very good as well, waitress was fast and very attentive. Elevate lounge next door is nothing special, just your basic hollywood type lounge, with dj spinning top 40 (which I dont care for too much). Hostess at Takami was kinda bitchy as far as getting us to the Elevate, she kept saying shes waiting for a club manager to come out and give us tickets, which never happened, i think she was just bs'ing. But my GF worked her around that by asking a security guy at the club while i was in the restroom. Very good maneuvre by her. So anyways, I would def recommend Takami Sushi, for nice dinner and to enjoy the vibe and atmosphere. Worth the visit at least once