Sushi on Sunset in 2013Loved the experience for a night out with friends. Great food! Got there just before the rush and had an awesome time. Super location right on Sunset right near several entertainment venues. Definitely will be back with more friends! We sat inside this time but I want to come back and sit on the great open terrace looking out on Sunset and the city!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerThe food was as delicious as everyone said. Fun people watching, good view of the street.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatGreat food, excellent service and fun atmosphere! It is what it is... I don't understand why this restaurant gets bad reviews; you don't come here expecting urasawa.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIn or outI had requested to b seated outside but didn't workout :( was bummed out but once we seat inside we loved it good, great food n atmosphere, our waiter was great so we totally 4got about the outside n enjoyed our night !6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceFood was excellent but the Service was superb. The server and the manager kept coming by to check on the service and the food. What was outstanding is that the server kept us abreast on where we were in the multi-course dish, not only on where we were but what was served and what was coming next. I have been to many high end restaurants and ordered an multi-course meal, and many expect you to have memorized all that you ordered. Few have kept us imformed on what was served and what was coming next.
Excellent service6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy yet WildI love Katana's for its great Sushi and its ambiance! The crowd is stylish and the mood is alive! I consider this place a Hot Spot. Great for Date Night yet proper for casual business meetings. Lastly, I have a tendency to go to Katana's with a group of friends’ b/c we can have best of both worlds: an awesome dinner from a selection of sophisticated dishes and a Great Bar scene.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE Katana!!! I'm a frequentLOVE Katana!!! I'm a frequent diner (when I visit which is usually at least once a month) and can't get enough of this place. I LOVE the Chilean sea bass skewers, hanabi (fried rice squares with spicy tuna on top), popcorn shrimp, shiro maguro, and inakaya roll (add shrimp tempura)!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodI've only been here twice. The food is excellent and so are the cocktails. The Asian Blonde cocktail is amazing. The service however I found to be average for the price. Overall good restaurant. :)5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeousThe location and decor make this a really good choice for date night. Right on Sunset, it's the perfect spot to launch a night out. The restaurant is very dark inside... a lot of stone decor, which is cool. You're greeted by the many sushi chefs as you are being seated. I think the tables are a little too close together, but that's just me. The seaweed and cucumber salad is delicious and a nice way to wake up your taste buds. We ordered the lychee flavored sake which is heaven on earth. You've gotta like it sweet though. The sushi is fresh, beautifully presented, and tasty. The waiter was very good about recommending dishes. It's a very busy restaurant and I think some of the wait staff was overwhelmed so don't be in a hurry. Recommended!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceWe had a birthday dinner for daughter and 8 friends. About half of the guests were over 30 mins late. The hostesses were so understanding - kept our reservation for us. Had appetizers & drinks in the bar -delicious! Once everyone was seated, the girls had the omakase and enjoyed everything as each course was served to the group. Plenty of food for a crowd of hungry girls. The servers gave the girls great service and everyone had a wonderful time! We had the misfortune to leave our camera behind at the valet stand in the garage downstairs. When we called back later that evening, one of the staff went downstairs to check for us and found it!! The manager called back to let me know & kept it in the safe for us!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBday nightService was excellent!! Food was good...noodle dish was very average.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMKatana never disappoints!Katana never disappoints! It's one of my favorite restaurants. My husband and I go there for all our special occasions. This time it was my husband's birthday. We always let our server pick the menu for us which guarantees that always get to try something new and different and don't fall into the habit of having the same thing every time. All the servers there are wonderful and great at what they do.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!!I always love coming here for a great meal before heading out for the night. The impeccable service and great food selections never fail me and my friends.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Dining in a prime spotGreat Service, wonderful outside terrace dining that makes you feel as if you're on vacation somewhere exotic, the food was excellent and a wonderful selection of great sake. A bit on the pricey side but definitely worth the money.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMKatana is my favorite sushiKatana is my favorite sushi place! Not only is the food good, the service makes everything even better :) From nice hostesses like Francesca to servers like Josh and managers like Eiji and Josh - Katana's got your party covered. I'm a creature of habit so I always order my regular dishes: hanabi with spicy tuna, suzuki (seabass skewers), maguro carpaccio, shiro maguro (seared albacore sashimi with crispy onions), and I found a new one I like - inakaya roll with light rice and add shrimp tempura :)4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Yakitori is the best weThe Yakitori is the best we had in California, but wonät beat Nanbantei in Singapore. Considering all bad food in California this is gem4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI come here often wheneverI come here often whenever I'm in town. The staff at Katana (cooks, servers, hostesses, and managers) really make this a stellar experience! From the minute you walk in and walk out, these people will make you feel like VIP :) Highly recommend the spicy tuna hanabi, sea bass skewers, any of the tuna carpaccio dishes (maguro with pesto and shiro maguro with crispy onions are delicious), also highly recommend grabbing a roll and the kitchen is very good about customizing it as needed (I always get light rice, so I can taste more fish AND eat more of course, and like to add shrimp tempura sometimes). Josh Hering is the bomb and is always my favorite server!!! :)4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST service ever!!Went to celebrate a friends bday dinner..EVERYONE was awesome and the manager Josh went out of his way to make us feel special. The night was indeed memorable and set the bar extremely high for other restaurants. Josh and team created warm and inviting atmosphere, ambience was perfect, service impeccable and the food was divine!! Thanks guys, I'll be sure to come back with more friends:-)
Monie Mon4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's hard to find sushi thisIt's hard to find sushi this good anywhere - but with ambiance like Katana's, you'll never want to go anywhere else. And trust me, nothing compares to their crispy rice and spicy tuna.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat combination of YakitoriGreat combination of Yakitori and traditional sushi! Very Fresh food!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sushi in townThe food was amazing and delicious!! Can't wait to go back! Also, outstanding service.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved every bit of it. AndLoved every bit of it. And Adam served us very well.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA solid "good"Great space. Great LA/Sunset scene. Food doesn't live up to the hype, however. Decent quality, adequate preparation but predictable flavors that will leave the real foodie looking for innovation on the Robata wanting.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMManagement needs workThe food was great, the atmosphere was great, even the server was great. The overall management of the restaurant leaves much to be desired. After waiting an hour past our reservation time, we are finally seated and then at 10pm, they drop the check and won't let us order any additional food because "the next reservation" is there. So basically, we were told too bad, you need to pay the check and leave. Regardless of how much we liked the place, we won't be going back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experience.Always a great experience. Highly recommend the spicy tuna hanabi, sea bass skewers, any of the tuna carpaccio dishes (maguro with pesto and shiro maguro with crispy onions are delicious), also highly recommend grabbing a roll and the kitchen is very good about customizing it as needd (I always get light rice, so I can taste more fish AND eat more of course).3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, trendy, great quality izakayaAwesome staff, excellent salmon roe sushi (get the quail egg on top). Gorgeous wait staff who are also fun and punchy. Great time overall and this is my third/fourth time there. And I'm from DC!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeRight next to the Andaz we went there for a snack after arriving from a 13 hour flight.
Why? Because we read the reviews and found it worth a try.
It definitely is!! Great place, great food and very friendly staff (and management).
We will be back for sure!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI will not reccommend Katana,I will not reccommend Katana, due to teh fact that I want to keep it quaint, hip, hot and spicy all to myself and a close group of clients. :)3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was womderful.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent VDay spotKatana has great food and a excellent patio to enjoy your dinner. The food tastes so fresh and the taste in every bite is excellent. Great place to go with a date or with a group. I cant wait to return to Katana.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantKatana is one of my favorite places. We visited LA last week and went twice. The sushi and food are great combined with the atmoshpher and crowd make this a must. We shared the special Striped bass and it was awesome.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice eveningVery cool,young and energetic crowd. A very good vibe when you walk in. The sushi and food are excellent and a great place to people watch. Service is attentive and very nice to make recomendations. This is one of my favorite sushi places and went there twice last week. Highly recomended2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE KATANA! MUST TRY: hanabiLOVE KATANA! MUST TRY: hanabi with spicy tuna or yellowtail, shiro maguro with crispy onions, maguro carpaccio, grilled salmon and seabass skewers!!! I tried these skewers for a first time a week before and I am in love with them. They melt in your mouth. Definitely try the others.12/12/2012 12:00:00 AMKatana never fails to amazeKatana never fails to amaze me, both food and service! The managers are so friendly, Eiji and Paul always make us feel so welcome. Josh is an over-the-top amazing server, and I'm sure the other servers are as well (he's my regular whenever I visit LA). I highly recommend asking your server for house favorites and suggestions. My favorites include the hanabi with spicy tuna or yellowtail, shiro maguro with crispy onions, maguro carpaccio, grilled salmon and seabass skewers (melts in your mouth)! Definitely get a bottle of cold sake as well. What a perfect night!12/5/2012 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to this restaurantOur first visit to this restaurant as we read the reviews on Open Table. All we can say is WOW.. It is a very hip restaurant with great food. The service was warm and provided great insight into the menu. The sushi was wonderful and I can tell you we will be back on our next trip to LA... AWESOME...12/4/2012 12:00:00 AMThe Japanese eggplant dishThe Japanese eggplant dish is out of this world! Also try the black cod with bbq - pure heaven. The sashimi is fresh, the menu is creative. Every time I come to LA, I have to go to Katana. The food is amazing!12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM