Among the very first to spark a restaurant renaissance in downtown Los Angeles, Takami Sushi & Robata dramatically arrived twenty-one floors up in the sky five years ago this August.  Renowned for unparalleled views of Los Angeles and beyond, exceptional sushi (consistently rated by Zagat among the very best in Southern California), and inspiring philanthropic endeavors (Takami donated six weeks of all proceeds to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Relief Fund).

To celebrate this FIVE YEAR milestone, Takami invites all our guests, friends and neighbors to arrive and enjoy FIVE ROLLS FOR FIVE DAYS FOR FIVE BUCKS! Beginning Sunday, August 5 until Thursday, August 9th guests may select from the following (full portion) sushi rolls for a celebratory FIVE DOLLARS EACH.  No limits.  Enjoy as many as you can during dinner hours (*Note: Offer not available during lunch and not valid with other promotional offers.) Bring your office, your friends, and your mom!  At $5 you can’t afford NOT to order up a roll…or five?

Included are the following Takami Specialty Sushi Rolls:

Baked King Crab Roll, King Crab baked in a Dynamite Sauce & rolled in Soy Paper (normally $16 each)

Garden Roll, Veggie Roll with Lettuce, Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Micro Greens, Sesame Soy Dressing (normally $13)

Spicy Yellowtail Roll, Spicy Yellowtail & Cucumber wrapped inside out in soy paper (normally $11)

Crunch Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, & Cucumber, topped with Tempura Crunch & Eel Sauce (normally $14)

Penthouse Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll on Soy Paper, Tempura Crunch inside, topped with Avocado (normally $14)


811 Wilshire Boulevard | The Penthouse

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213.236.9600 | www.takamisushi.com

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Each week, we present our most delicious bite.

This week, the Butterscotch budino, sea salt & rosemary pine nut cookies at Chef Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, California.  A staple since the opening of the restaurant five years ago, this tiny dessert has won the praise of every foodie, blogger, critic, and discerning diner in this city and beyond.  And for good reason.  We devoured it during a lunch visit, which may very well offer one of the city’s best dining bargains, as well – wine, pizza and dessert for a mere $20. (This deal is offered during lunch Monday – Thursday, at the wine/pizza bar only.) A la cart, the baby budino will set you back 10 bucks.  This is an occasional splurge that is worth every. single. calorie.


RT @mariobatali: Happy 5th birthday @OsteriaMozza !!!!!

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Each week, we present our most delicious bite.

This week, the Tuna Conserva with cannellini beans & watercress, offered on the lunch menu of Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco, California.  A $10 staple of the menu for quite some years, doused in an excellent green olive oil, this small starter was simple, delicious perfection.



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Meet your hosts…

LUCA GIORGETTI, chef / owner

When Luca Giorgetti begins speaking of his childhood, he employs words such as “farmhouse,” “Tuscan,” and “rural.”  The fact that his closest neighbor was a mile away only adds to the romantic charm of growing up on a farm in which the family raised the food that they consumed, whether picking and pressing grapes for wine, olives for olive oil, bread baking in the oven, or freshly butchered meat roasting over a fire.  Far ahead of buzzwords such as “organic” and “natural,” the family’s fruits, vegetables and animals were raised simply and humanely, respecting the earth and its abundant gifts.  Luca moved to Los Angeles with his sister at the very young age of sixteen, completing his formal education of his own accord, while also embarking upon an education in what he knew best – good food.   Luca serves Panini quite unlike anyone else in Los Angeles.  The interior remains moist and cool, while the outer shell of bread is hot and crispy, a trick he brings with him from his favorite cafe in Milan. The Panino is but one of many culinary reminders of Italy. In Los Angeles, he also recreates the bread that he cooked while apprenticing in the better bakeries of Milan.  As states the gregarious Giorgetti, “It’s like a contest in LA – who can be more Italian than the guy next door.  I just continue to make the foods that I learned and loved as a young boy, the foods that I continue to share with my family, my friends, and my customers.”

REBECCA WEST, pastry chef

Business partner and pastry chef, Rebecca West arrives at LUCA ON SUNSET via the fashion runways of Paris, France, where she “conducted an in-depth study of the croissant.”  Following the runway career, she entered the then newly created French Culinary Institute in New York City, where she studied with the world’s greatest pastry masters, going on to lead some of New York’s most esteemed and critically acclaimed restaurant pastry departments.  First, close your eyes, and taste her croissant.  Then, and only then, ask her to disclose the details of the Paris runways and the kitchens of Manhattan.  (Hint: Bouley Bakery & Mercer Kitchen.)

What are people saying about LUCA ON SUNSET?

Tasting Table LA: “An unlikely place to find great croissants”

Gourmet Pigs: “Perfect croissants and more”

EaterLA: “Star Watch”


EstarLA: “The Best Pastries in West Hollywood”

Wilson’s Guide: “Where to eat brunch (and lunch)”

GrubStreet LA: “We See Famous People”

For more information

Please “like” LUCA ON SUNSET on Facebook.

Please “follow” LUCA ON SUNSET on Twitter.

LUCA ON SUNSET | 7950 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA | 90046

323.822.2900 | www.lucaonsunset.com

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