Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
811 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2100
Los Angeles

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant is on the 21st floor of a downtown LA office building. An awesome view to the east awaits you after you get off the elevator and damn good food awaits you when you are seated. If you're like me and didn't know what robata is, the server said robata is grilled meats Japanese style. I was really impressed with the quality of the food at Takami.

I got the Takami edamame, $6, sauteed soy beans in garlic, butter, and soy sauce. WOW was this awesome. Worth the extra $2 from the regular edamame. A wonderful sweet, robust sauce to go with the soy beans. I would come back here just for the Takami edamame.

Yellowtail sushi, $6. Very fresh yellowtail, nice flavor and texture. The yellowtail is sliced very thin and long. A bit pricey but I still enjoyed it.

Japanese tacos, $15. Gyoka skin filled with spicy tuna, crab, shrimp, avocado and in a spicy mango sauce. I didn't find the mango sauce to be spicy but the tacos were filled with tons of spicy tuna, crab, a huge piece of shrimp and fresh avocado. A crispy skin made this a nice mixture of flavors and textures.

Baked king crab roll, $10, king crab with dynamite sauce in a soy paper. Very fresh king crab with lots of sweet flavorful king crab. The dynamite sauce was a mildly sweet flavor.

Service was very good. From the server to the bartender, I met my friend at the bar, to the host/hostess, very professional friendly service.

I would go back to Takami anytime. Part of Takami is an open air restaurant on the 21st floor. If you are scared of heights, not the place to go. But very good service, great food, and a wonderful view. You can't beat that.