Kai Japanese Roots | Sushi & Izakaya in Downtown Los Angeles




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Founded in 2017, our mission at Kai Japanese Roots is to combine the culinary principles of classic Sushi and elevated Izakaya dishes to deliver the elegance of Japanese cuisine without pretense and rigidity. We offer exemplary sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, alongside innovative cooked dishes utilizing the traditions of tempura & classic robata skewers. With our full range of Japanese Whisky, beers, Sake, & cocktails, we strive to offer a unique and unforgettable experience.


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When it comes to sushi, it has to be fresh. Chef Jake Kim  never compromises on quality. Fresh ingredients go into everything on the menu, from the Signature Carpaccio dishes and Sushi to the Sashimi and Specialty Rolls. With a DTLA lunch special menu and the Best Happy Hour menu in Downtown LA, Kai Japanese Roots has many pleasures awaiting your discovery.

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With an intimate yet relaxed interior outfitted with refined details of both classic Japanese and modern Los Angeles, we offer the perfect setting for any meal. Whether it’s a quick DTLA lunch on the go, Happy Hour in Downtown LA with your friends, a date, or any other occasion, you’ll always be welcomed with prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service akin to the respectfulness found in Japan. Come dine with us to experience the difference of Kai Japanese Roots.

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Call: (213) 232-4900