Katana
Katana

Katana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana
  • Phone: 3236508585
  • 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 3236508585x
  • Special Events: 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Katana reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (60)great for outdoor dining (52)special occasion (46)romantic (42)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (31)late-night find (24)vibrant bar scene (23)scenic view (19)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • White Lotus roll is a must
    Mochi
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything was perfect here from the service to the ambiance to the food. One of my favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as I expected
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First of all they alwYs have a reason why you can't seat outside even if you asked a month ago when you placed your reservation. Service is not as good, training to push stuff instead of listening to what you really want. They limit your stay for an hour me ing she tells you at the front o have to have the table back at 8:00. Even thought the place was half empty when we left. On top of all pricy so .... There are soany places with good expensive sushi. Thanks!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    skluvsfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Disappointing start to finish. The server took FOREVER to take initial order then didn't come back for a long time (it was not bust at all!). Food was mediocre and not worth it, same for drinks. Disappointing service & food, just what you'd NOT want when going out to eat. Loved it before, hate it now!
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  • Misleading w/poor service
    BlahBlahHumbugVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Took nearly 15 minutes to get greeted. We asked for suggestion from the waitress when she finally arrived and went with her choices. Not once did she mention one of her selections was a Wagyu short rib dish with 6 small pieces of meat that cost $52. Service throughout was inattentive. While the scene is great for WeHo, it's overpriced for the product you receive and management was non existent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect night at Katana
    BeekeeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and everything was great. The restaurant was gracious when we had two more guests join us and rearranged the table. Our waiter Sam was friendly, warm, knowledgeable and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely Worth a Visit
    MBOD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Read great reviews so decided to go while we were in LA for the night, great location on Sunset and very trendy from the looks of it. Food was good, expansive menu. Service was excellent, timely and spot on. Overall had a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exciting L.A. Restaurant
    Happy2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you want to experience L.A. action sitting above the Sunset Strip, this is the restaurant for you. You will also get to sample the so so sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must if your in LA
    Lovefood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was recommended Katana as was visiting LA from London for a few days and it didn't disappoint. The food and atmosphere were great and the staff were really friendly and gave great food suggestions as it was the first time some in our group had tried Japanese food. I'd highly reccomend Katana and I was ever in LA again I'd definitely be trying to book a table again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Although I made a reservation, the wait for a table was around 30 minutes, if not more. Once we were seated, everything was great. Quick service, good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • best food ever
    shawnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    katana is is always great. I have been going there for 10 years and still get exited to go every week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & very nice service
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was very good, we asked the waiter for the recommended starters and the choice was excellent. The main course was good aswell. However, we have been on the terrace many times, but this time it was sunday dj-night and the music was too loud for an 8pm dinner, so we asked to be seated inside, which was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor dining experience!
    Becky
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dined at Katana with a group, lovely outdoor patio and excellent sushi! Service was really good, overall two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double-check your bill
    Diapatra
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Hosted Europeans, and service was good. Food is American "sushi" and ambiance is entertaining. Check your bill, and suggested tip which was 40%. Good luck!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Crowd Pleaser!
    TonyHTonyHVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I can't say enough about Katana. The menu is inventive and well-balanced. The sushi is among the very best I've ever had. The service is superior to most of the best restaurants in West Hollywood and the scene is always vibrant. Don't walk, run to Katana. You won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katana
    Flochu
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to Katana for our "daddy and mommy" night out. It was awesome!!! The service was excellent and the food were great. I was so happy of my sashimi salad it was gooood! I will definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stilesVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This has to be the best Japanese restaurant around and the chef is Mexican! What a great experience from the sashimi to the hot dishes. Can 't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best hangout
    shawnVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been going there for the past 10 yrs. I love this place. Food is great. Service is awsome, and the ambiance is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Katana!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Katana is my favorite place on sunset blvd, Los Angeles. Ambience is always perfect and the food/service is excellent. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • three stars
    Stacks
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Place is way too busy which makes the service not good at all. Food was good, not great. Some celebs come by. No biggie...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great and loud
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fabulous sushi but suggest sitting inside, preferably at the sushi bar. Outside is all "scene" which makes family dining difficult. The street below (Sunset Blvd) is noisy as well. For sushi lovers it's a must-go. But make reservations and specify inside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is lovely restaurant
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It is one lovely restaurant with great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hip but very poor service
    8luv2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We did dine LA menu for dinner. Hostess was great! Multiple servers (4). Server was not familiar with dine LA menu. Did not get serve rice and soup. Server was going to check if it came w/ the dine LA menu but she never came back. Ordered rice anyway and was charged even though it should be included. It would have been perfect except for very poor service. Will not go back and will not recommend and will discourage family and friends to go to this restaurant. RIDICULOUS!!!
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  • Great Classic
    RobWatVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always go to Katana when I am in LA and it never disappoints. The food is excellent. The ambience is incredible. Keep up the great work Katana.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, long wait.
    Ings888
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We waited over 45 minutes for our table - we had a booking and arrived on time but that didn't seem to matter. Once we were seated and had ordered some options to get started, we were told the kitchen would soon be closing so we were rushed to order some more or miss out. Otherwise, food is fab and a fun vibe. Quite dressy and young crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had a very nice dinner at Katana. The only thing i didn't like was the hostess. I reserved the restaurant, and when i got there i asked to be seated outside. They said there was 45 min wait, even if there was 4 tables empty!!So we went inside, I didn't like my table, but still sat, and after 15 min the tables were still empty!!So I asked to speak with the manager, and he came and told us very nicely that we could seat outside. I really don't understand the rudeness of the hostess. If it's full I understand but not when there are tables empty!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    AR24VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great restaurant! The food was delicious, the ambiance was fun & unique, and the waitstaff was very friendly. We had reservations for 9pm but got to the restaurant very early but the hostess was nice enough to seat us at a great table on the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a let down .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service ended walking out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I dined outside. We tried a lot of different things and everything was great. Service was great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katana never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    One of the best sushi places in LA! Try the White Lotus roll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant in LA!
    Hope2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nouveau Japanese at it's finest
    Sanda
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 669 reviews are from the Katana reviews archive.
  • HaifaVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience
    Lazybear15
    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.
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  • Great place and fantastic food!
    Morozco
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katana
    KatanaTime
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food, great place. how can you go wrong with this place? always excited to go there.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not sure if I'll be coming back
    Onthereal
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad sefvice, bad food
    catherineVIP
    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.
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  • Outstanding Salmon Sashini
    Gr8Life
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.