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Katana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana
  • Phone: (323) 650-8585
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full line of Sushi, Robata, and hot and cold specialty appetizers. Full bar. Please call RuthAnne Gibson, (310) 271-6000 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can accommodate up to 34 people. For large groups, Katana's outdoor patio seats dining groups up to 20 people and inside dining groups up to 17 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Sneddon (323) 650-8585
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve party, beginning at 9pm, with a DJ and Dancing on the patio with a Pre Fixe menu, tables available at 9pm and 9.30pm for this Special Event. Early dining available with our regular menu beginning at 6pm and ending at 9pm. More details are available at the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10.00 for first 3 hours with validation; $20 for anything after that.
A word from Katana
Katana is an extraordinary beautiful Japanese restaurant serving Robata, a form of Japanese tapas, traditional sushi, and a unique variety of Japanese cuisine. There is a Robata and sushi bar, and spectacular patio dining overlooking Sunset Strip.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Sat outside in the courtyard, very nice space. Food was good but service was a little off....having to retrieve wine oneself from ice bucket is not good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was terrible I made a reservation was never attended 40 min after my reservation time and asking how much longer multiple times not only did they treat me as though they were doing me a favor by serving me they never attended us we ended up leaving I will never go back I have been there once before an the food is good but not worth the bad service the hostess was not only rude to me but to everyone you are literally at the host counter and you are Lucky to her eye contact"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I am not a fan of sushi, but this is the only place where I will eat it! The food is so delicious! We travel all the way from Ohio to enjoy (in my opinion) the best dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of the best sushi places in LA! Try the White Lotus roll!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "One of the best examples of taking modern food styles and infusing it into traditional Japanese methods and tastes. I am first generation Japanese and I believe I know good Japanese food over mediocre. Katana is without a doubt on of the finest I have visited."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A great place for a romantic dinner or a night out especially that it is right across the street from Skybar! The food was amazing and the service was so good. One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was literally the worst experience of my life and a restaurant. The server was horrible. He took 15mins to come say hi and get us water then another 15 to come get our order. Once we ordered we waited for almost an HOUR for our food to come out. Waiter kept saying they're very busy. I would be understanding of that if everyone around us wasn't getting their food, but everyone was eating except us! Finally after almost an hour of waiting I cancelled our order and left. Waiter gave us the lamest "I'm sorry" ever, as if he truly couldn't care less. Oh by the way this was an anniversary date and Katana managed to screw it up royally for me."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great ambiance, our server was very professional and helpful, and my date and I had an amazing experience. I have been before and will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great food, great place. how can you go wrong with this place? always excited to go there."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have had bad experiences here, but the food has always prevailed, and I was entertaining an out of town friend so we came here. We got seated and the table next to us who got seated after us got their drinks and food order before us- it took forever for our server, we had to grab him a couple of times to order more food. The food was great, and ambiance good too. When I went to leave, the valet had taken my key fob. They said it wasn't on my key chain when I gave it to them- which is impossible. What a headache- it ruined the night. This time I mean it- I will NEVER go there again, I don't care how good their food is."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and excellent service. The sushi chefs are very creative. One of the best overall dining experiences I have ever had in LA. The servers are well educated on the extensive Sake list."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 10pm to be told there's a half hr wait by the woman on front desk that was dismissive. Got my table at 11pm, service was good waitress was friendly, but the good took way too long to come out; I was with my girlfriend and they brought out all of my food first, she just sat there watching me eat for 20mins. Not great.."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For the amount of money you pay here, you expect to get better service and better food. This is the fourth time this has happened to me. My reservation would be at 9 pm and I never got seated so I would end up eating at the bar. Food was wither uncooked or so cold. They really need to change some things around to better accomidate their guests."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "You cant go wrong with this long time hot spot. Great for any grown and sexy occasion!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Katana is always a solid choice. Went for friends birthday and they wished her one when we arrived and our server was great and had some lovely recommendations. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The ambiance is quite amazing, a close friend told me about Katana about 8 months ago. We were craving sushi and was thrilled to get a reservation quite fast at the time we wanted! Yay!! The Kobe Pepper and Filet Mignon wrapped in asparagus was delectable, the ginger relish, not so much. For the sushi rolls, the crab dynamite was an absolute hit! Spicy Tuna had a great bite and flavorful. The Moscow Mule was very well mixed, but one of the two blonde Asian wasn't. The atmosphere made it an excellent getaway, for the time we were there, I forgot I was in the heart of west Hollywood, enjoying the great food and conversation. Would definitely go back soon, even though I live about 60 miles away!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The view from the upper terrace/patio was picture perfect. Our server Ashley made it a perfect night for our family of four. We were with our young daughters celebrating a one of their birthdays. We eat sushi quite often and Katana's menu is amazing. The food was unique and yummy. We will definitely dine there again the next time we come to LA!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had reservation for 10pm and we got our table at 11pm then we Ate dinner very late . So why do we need to make resrevation ? also the hostess was very rude."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were celebrating my god daughter's college graduation and the staff made the evening very special for her. The outdoor dining area was the perfect place to introduce her to Los Angeles. Our servers description of the 3 kitchens helped us choose the right combinations of tasty delights as well! I am always pleased after a meal at Katana. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I luv it! The food is great and the ambience is perfect for a sexy date "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Had a wickedly romantic date there! And were both still dreaming of the warm creamy soufflé. The Fusion cocktail did the job and staff was awesome, atmosphere on the deck was perfect and beautiful."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "ME AND MY FRIENDS WENT TO KATANA FOR THE FIRST TIME CELEBRETING MY GF BIRTHDAY, FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, OUR SERVER TONY WAS GREAT, I MADE RESERVATION VIA OPEN TABLE AND REQUESTED A HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESSERT I DIDNT EVEN HAVE TO REMIND THE WAITER HE KNEW AND SURPRISED DE BIRTHDAY GIRL,WE WILL BE BACK FOR SURE "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Love the right sized portions which allows you to try everything. The sushi was the best. Will try more of that next time. I enjoyed the robata (tapas) style. The waitress had a well rehearsed explanation of the menu and the best things on it. The ambiance was great. Lots of stone and dimly lit. The outdoor seating was chic but busy. Check out the Sky Bar across the street after dinner for drinks with a view."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food service is ok I love seating outside and I love the food I wish the waitress were more professional for such a great place."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I brought my friend here for her birthday dinner and mentioned in the opentable notes that it was a celebration. I requested a simple "anything that the restaurant offers for a birthday would be appreciated." We were seated outside on the balcony at a cozy 2-person table, close to a heat lamp - the perfect spot for a duo! Our waiter was very courteous and quick. We ordered the crab dip and two sushi rolls which were delicious. When we ordered dessert, they brought it out with a large sparkler and the words 'Happy Birthday' written on the plate in chocolate! It was the perfect amount of attention and they didn't go overboard! It was a memorable night for my friend and we both look forward to dining at Katana again!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Katana is always a pleasure and by far my favorite place to dine. The food is great and melt in your mouth delicious. We always have our waitor make the choices for us and to date, they have never made a wrong choice. We always recommend it to anyone who asks for a great place to eat. Just love it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything was far above our expectations. The BLT Albacore was phenomenal as was the Katana Roll. I don't recommend the short ribs or the chicken meatballs (not for our taste). I would definitely go back and try a bunch of other things. Great Saki list."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable visit to Katana. Our server, Liza, made our visit special through her suggestions and attentiveness. In fact, the entire staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Katana is defintely one of the better Japanese restaurants in Hollywood in every regard. The food is traditional and simple and extremely delicious without having to dress it up with some perverted gourmet twist. The service is extrememly friendly and efficient. The relaxing calm and warm and cozy atmosphere with beautiful eye candy everywhere makes this a heavenly retreat from the sometimes noisy & crazy vibe of The Strip."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We made a reservation only to be seated 45 minutes after our reservation time. The forgot to bring out a dish yet charged us for it. The server was awful and we literally had to look for her. The food was so so and the only reason this place is expensive is because they have to cover the rent each month. The price does not match the quality or service of this place. Spend your money elsewhere if your looking for an actual fine dining experience. Katana is a place where wanna be actors and models are trying to get discovered, not a place to eat great food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a great time. They were attentive to our time schedule since we were late arriving and still getting us out in time to make it to a concert. With a party of 4 we simply had the server order a variety of plates for us and all were very good. Admittedly, it is pricey but it is LA and we did have the server order for us so keep that in mind. lobster with black truffle is fantastic, Halibut and sea bass were very fresh and flavorful. Kumamoto oysters were excellent. Per server recommendation. Taste the Wagyu WITHOUT the ponzu. I preferred it without. Overall, will return and do definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with our experience here. Service was friendly but staff (we spoke to three servers) had little knowledge of the sake list. The food here was nothing to rave about. On a positive note, the robata vegetables were tasty. I doubt though that the bulk of the sushi chefs have classical sushi training. The rice was gluggy and the sushi poorly constructed. (I lived in Japan for 5 years and have eaten a fair amount of sushi I'm my time). We sat at the sushi bar and had to listen to the most appallingly inappropriate conversation by the sushi chefs (granted they didn't know I could speak Japanese and I was too mortified to tell them once they started their conversation but this shouldn't happen.) Would not recommend. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " A great experience! Huge selection of items to choose from and great atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was superb. Will be back again next time I am in town."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Good to know there is a Resturant that's been consistent for 14 years, food is always great."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My first time there and I can't wait to back. Amazing food, staff and ambience. Love it!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I often dine at Katana and usually sit at the sushi or robata bar. The food is moderately good. This particular evening, we sat at a table. First, we waited at least 10 mins for a waiter. Finally, someone took our drink order who relayed it to another server...fine. Well, after about 15 mins, someone else came and took our order. My friend ordered a meal and a bowl or rice while I ordered a lobster roll & sushi. I received my roll but my friend still didn't receive his. He finally received it after I finished my meal. I waited to order again, BUT, he never receive his bowl of rice. Someone else placed a bowl of rice down after he had finished his meal...REALLY?? The service was horrible this evening to say the least. DO NOT SIT AT A TABLE!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Really cool looking restaurant with delicious food and incredible service. Perfect spot to grab dinner before a night on Sunset."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgable and outstanding... forgot his name but he was on his game. I believe the Manager stepped into help while he was away--which was very nice. The food was really good as well. Only two hits.. the waitress at the bar (that served us drinks while waiting to be seated) and the hostess that checked us in. Both not friendly at all and not inviting. Kind of got the stereotypical LA snooty personalities. It's not that big of a deal ladies, get over it. Be friendly and inviting. You set the tone for the rest of the experience, thankfully the rest of your team made up for the initial shortcomings. I'm nitpicking, but I'm doing it to make the whole experience a better experience for the future guests."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We left the men behind and had a great girl's night out. Great food and drinks on a Sat night. The fish was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great cocktails at the bar while waiting for the table. We arrived early just so we could enjoy the bar scene as well. Our table got ready sooner than our reservation. The food was excellent, as always: sashimi (sweet shrimp was especially good), some rolls and, of course, robatas ( wagyu beef was to die for). Katana is a great place to dine with a group of good friends before hitting LA's night life. It's not, however, the best place for a first date or a romantic dinner - it's way too vibrant. Absolutely check it out!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014