Authentically-crafted bespoke sushi and cocktails


Authentically-crafted bespoke sushi and cocktails are yours at Kai Japanese Roots. With our own roots firmly planted in Downtown LA, we present epicurean delights for DTLA lunch and the best Happy Hour Downtown Los Angeles has ever seen.

After years of research in traditional restaurants of Japan, we’ve curated sushi in Downtown LA modeled after some of the best eateries in the Land of the Rising Sun. A comfortable yet minimalistic environment awaits, one that is ideal for dates, gathering with friends, or simply enjoying the sublime satisfaction of the freshest sushi in downtown LA.

Helmed by the incredibly talented executive chef, Miki Fujita, his 27 years of perfecting the art of creating traditional menu items and adding his own modern flair has elevated the experience of eating sushi. Elegantly plated with impeccable attention to detail, he brings and energetic harmony that aptly blends the prized traditions of Japanese culture with the pulsating vibe of Los Angeles.

Kai Japanese Roots seeks not only to bring pleasure to your palate, but also to fill the need for a Happy Hour in Downtown LA that encompasses food that delves deeper than the area’s bountiful bar foods and offers a selection of Japanese beers, spirits, and wines far beyond the scope of any sushi restaurant in the area. The Japanese whiskey selection is a rare collection indeed, a dream come true for any whiskey aficionado.

DTLA lunch specials as well as Happy Hour for both the cuisine and cocktails make Kai Japanese Roots a refreshing respite in a city of carbon copies. It’s where reasonable prices from the main menu become an absolute steal.

We invite you to join us for sushi in Downtown LA for lunch, Happy Hour, or dinner. Harmonize your mid-day by leaving the chaos of your office behind for a spell and tasting Chef Fujita’s extraordinarily-composed sushi creations from simple sushi and sashimi to fully decadent sushi rolls, yakitori, and more. Meet friends for a customized cocktail after hours during the Best Happy Hour Downtown Los Angeles has ever seen.

Make life more beautiful by savoring every bite and sip it has to offer at Kai Japanese Roots. We look forward to serving you soon.

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