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Octopus Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoSeptember 16, 2016
    The Octopus Chef Special is delicious and won't break the bank. 3 types of sashimi, 4 pieces of nigiri, a hand roll, and a roe bowl!
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupAugust 11, 2011
    LA [Eat] Perfect for a dinner out with friends. Reverse happy hour (Sun-Thurs starting at 9) offers many of their most popular sushi rolls and drinks for super cheap! Love the $3 cocktails.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AzadiJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's close to my loft so it's convenient. I enjoy the reverse happy hour cuz I'm a cheap skate. I'm not racist but it's not Japanese chef but Koreans. And music is blasting in ur head at all times.
  • Guapologa
    GuapologaJanuary 11, 2014
    The menu looks better than the actual food. Very disappointing that the Chef's choice of sashimi goes with two pieces of fake crab. Better, go a little bit norther to Little Tokyo, on 2nd and Central
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVSeptember 27, 2012
    Reverse happy house and always good service. Some of the best Sushi in the city. This is the place to be. - Ernest Pierce, DTLA
  • Robin C.
    Robin ConklinAugust 29, 2013
    Amazing happy hour deals! Fed a table of 6 for $110 and that's including the tip!!
  • Ricky D.
    Ricky DiazOctober 8, 2015
    Best sushi DTLA... Love the macaroon ice cream sandwich
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GodfreApril 14, 2013
    Excellent sashimi platter. Cool ambiance
  • Adam B.
    Adam BesagnoApril 29, 2016
    Excellent lunch special, good portion for good price. Tuna rolls are fine, but nothing special. Good for a large group.
  • Robin C.
    Robin ConklinSeptember 9, 2013
    Killer happy hour prices. Had a party of 6 and our total bill including tip and drinks was $120
  • Carmen T.
    Carmen TiradoMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in DTLA. Premium rolls are amazing and filling!
  • Erika T.
    Erika TrevisAugust 14, 2014
    King roll, House roll, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon roll!
  • Marion H.
    Marion HoneyJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the house salad. SO YUM. If I could have babies with that salad dressing, mmmmmm...
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandSeptember 11, 2014
    Sashimi platter is great ! And my fav was the lion chef's special !
  • roycifer
    royciferJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    roll the dice.. it's always something here. a hair, a botched order, a freebie item... you never know!!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McDonoughOctober 22, 2016
    A former fav in downtown LA. But went there this week. The food was cold, it tasted like it had been prepared an hour earlier and was just sitting around, and I spent the next 24 hours sick as a dog
  • Philip J.
    Philip JordanMay 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good. Happy hour till 7 then Again at 930
  • Sjoerd v.
    Sjoerd van der NeutAugust 19, 2011
    Best value for money ever, take the Octopus deluxe: many different dishes and all delicious
  • Rick H.
    Rick HassebrockJanuary 20, 2012
    Spanish mackerel sushi was great - get it if they have it!
  • Justillionaire™
    Justillionaire™June 30, 2012
    California Tempura Roll at happy hour is sex on a plate! soo bomb ❤
  • James V.
    James VolfangoApril 7, 2012
    Reverse happy hour ftw!! Mozzarella tempura stix after 930 is a must ;)
  • Hailee S.
    Two words... Happy Hour! Super cheap and tasty. Great place to go w/friends!
  • Lailanie G.
    Lailanie GadiaMarch 6
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their lunch special... the bento box.
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KendallNovember 6, 2010
    Brandon rocks make sure u have him as ur waiter. really good happy hour ans cheap beer
  • Ingrid M.
    Ingrid MendezJanuary 10, 2014
    Love their Bento Box lunch combo!
  • Ariunbileg B.
    Ariunbileg BaastApril 2, 2013
    Great place, great service, friendly staffs and nice jazz music
  • The Santa Fe VIP
    The Santa Fe VIPNovember 1, 2011
    Reverse Happy Hour Rocks!!! Get be Kevin Roll and wash it down with a Laker Bomb
  • Mayerling C.
    Mayerling CanavatiMarch 16, 2016
    Sit at the bar...everything they make you is amazing!
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NicholeNovember 3, 2010
    Be sure to catch Happy Hour (3-7 mon-fri)!!! Request a cherry coke and the crunch roll is mmmmmm!!
  • Isabella B.
    Isabella B.March 19, 2010
    Try the nabiyaki soup/CA roll combo, delish! Sushi is better and less expensive than Wokcano accross the street.
  • Chrissy E.
    Chrissy EldredJanuary 1, 2013
    To be quite honest, the service is awful, food tastes below average and we had to wait 10 minutes to sit at an already empty bar. I don't know how this place survives in with Little Tokyo so close by.
  • Jojo R.
    Jojo RaymnnandApril 17, 2010
    Good food. Good sushi. reasonable prices. cool decor and atmosphere. downtown finacial district
  • Mark S.
    Mark StrongSeptember 9, 2010
    The Sushi was overdressed and over sauced but the fish itself was fine. You just had to remove the big hunks of wasabi and blobs of sriracha from where they did not belong.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AzadiMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great reverse happy hour!!!
  • Trey B.
    Trey BMay 26, 2013
    The Camarillo roll will fuck with your head. Yeah. Is that good.
  • Jake J.
    Jake JeschkeJanuary 15, 2015
    Possibly the best sushi I have had.
  • roycifer
    royciferApril 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    get the authentic japanese cajun fries!!
  • John F.
    John FitzpatrickMarch 5, 2012
    Free WiFi. Just ask for the password.
  • David F.
    David FawkesJuly 15, 2015
    The music at dinner time is hardcore techno, they say they can't change it. It is so not fitting to any meal.
  • Alayne S.
    Alayne SampsonDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Half off sushi 5 to 7 weekdays, and after 930pm.
  • Kate
    KateJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Richard, he is the life of this place!
  • Downtown LA Notary L.
    Best Saki in Town!!!
  • Ci B.
    Ci BomFebruary 29, 2016
    Great sushi!!!
  • Rae M.
    Rae MillardSeptember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good lunch combos, andy is the best server so try and sit in his section
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MartinJune 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the korean ribs!!!! Yummmmm!!
  • Oyko
    OykoJanuary 11, 2015
    Closed at 12:30, last order at 11:30
  • DYLA
    DYLAApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, great price and the sound system is bumpin ;)
  • Sapa A.
    Sapa AndreyJuly 15, 2011
    Guys, wifi pass:" octopusla " , enjoy;)
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BaezFebruary 7, 2015
    HOT roll=bomb.com. No question.
  • Pooja N.
    Pooja NairAugust 17, 2014
    Try their lunch specials.
  • Ben V.
    Ben VillimJanuary 29, 2013
    Jalapeno poppers are bomb.com
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NicholeNovember 3, 2010
    Oh and be sure to request Brandon as your server!!!
  • Gengzhuo T.
    Gengzhuo TanJanuary 8, 2015
    Huge portions, eat slowly
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 21, 2011
    Try the Spicy Tuna Sushi Burrito
  • Kat J.
    Kat JJune 27, 2010
    Good portions, affordable and good service.
  • Theryn B.
    Theryn BondAugust 23, 2011
    Try the salmon teriyaki and spicy tuna
  • Sugar H.
    Sugar HayesJune 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Sushi
  • Duck L.
    Duck LoveMarch 28, 2015
    Teriyaki Chicken 😋
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GradillaApril 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour 3-7pm and reverse happy hour 9 -close.
  • the Iza
    the IzaNovember 19, 2011
    Awesome happy hour!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PALROJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go @ 3PM and enjoy the happy hour pricing
  • Jose Manuel M.
    Fantastic lunch combinations, and cheap!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ClaydonAugust 21, 2010
    California roll with jalapeno...yum!
  • Gareth
    GarethOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Full of retards doing sake bombs
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GodoySeptember 1, 2013
    Fish was not fresh.
  • Dedeker W.
    Dedeker WinstonJuly 13, 2010
    Really cheap during happy hour, but the sushi is mediocre and the service was terrible. You get what you pay for.
  • Rich P.
    Rich PedineOctober 24, 2010
    the only thing worse than the service is the food!
  • Princess
    PrincessDecember 23, 2015
    Huge dinner portions
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo ReynaudJune 11, 2013
    El tempura de banana u helado de vainilla es delicioso!
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