Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE
Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE

Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3103073987x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Sun-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Katsuya Uechi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
  • Special Events: From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya Brentwood accommodates up to 250 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montana
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE
Upon its debut, Katsuya Brentwood was named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best New Restaurants," and it continues to garner acclaim as one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." and the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya by Starck is truly a feast for the senses. With specialty cocktails, unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (62)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (41)great for lunch (26)vibrant bar scene (22)kid-friendly (18)romantic (18)late-night find (13)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • First Class Restaurant
    MTG777says
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always a special place. Great fish. Ambiance electric. Service fast. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kathy S
    KathyS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was at Katsuya for lunch with a friend. It was a great time to arrive since it was early and very few diners had arrived. The ambiance is wonderful, service was great and the food was delicious. The lunch was very enjoyable and it felt very special! I would definitely recommend it to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DCPorter
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Katusuya is consistently outstanding. The sushi is always fresh and the highest quality. They have a good selection of raw and cooked rolls. The brussel sprouts appetizer is a "must order". Do yourself a favor and finish with the baked crab hand roll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Expectations exceeded as always. Excellent meal, exemplary service, overall great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Addicted to Creamy Rock Shrimp!
    NikkiLiz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is my all time favorite place!!! It's just 5min from my house and I don't have to worry about the crazy scene you get in Hollywood with all the tourists and paps. I absolutely LOVE the creamy rock shrimp! I love it so much, I even got it for my main course as a roll, along with the bsc roll. I went with a non sushi eater who ordered the Miso-Marinated Black Cod with a side of Teriyaki chicken and loved it! For me it did not compare to the sushi. I never really have desert, but the waiter convinced us to try the bread pudding and it was to DIE for!!! Our Bradley Cooper look alike waiter also recommended the Eastern Raspberry Sidecar drink which is my new favorite. I definitely will take that over the Watermelon mojito from now on ;-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TaninoVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A consistent surprise with how good everything still is. The grilled Brussel sprouts, blk cod and tuna w crispy onions are to come back twice in a day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Poggiolo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was great, service a touch on the slow side this time. Patrons are good looking mix of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marianna
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a great time and the food was heaven. Too bad some screaming kids were nearby but they mercifully left soon after plus that wasnt the restaurant's fault. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    mac1VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    When our party of 6 turned into 8- the staff was very accomadating and after a short wait, moved us to a more comfortable table. Food was a bit pricey but delicious. The Sautéed Brussel Sprouts and Spicy Tuna on Crispy Ricecakes are must haves. The cooked salmon roll was a bit disappointing. All in all a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Sushilove3
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was delicious , ambience was pretty. Best sushi around I recommend it very much. It is a bit pricey. But worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Lba1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Perfect for every occasion. We always start with appetizers and maybe fill in with the chicken salad. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RAINA
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Unlike Bazaar, a different SBE restaurant (that in my opinion is ridiculously overpriced and pretentious), the Brentwood location of Katsuya is perfect. Great, friendly service, fantastic food, and delicious cocktails that are actually worth $15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daniel
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Right up there with the best Sushi places in LA, but you pay for it. Fantastic food and excellent service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lunch at Katsuya
    Diner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent food, beautiful decor. Great rest room sinks. Have been there for lunch a few times. Always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it's our go-to
    aricadanielleVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    the food is delicious and we never have a problem getting in. the staff is super friendly and management is on point. if you love the yellowtail with jalapeño, order the citrus spoons.. you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Delicious dining at this handsome venue with attentive service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katsuya-Great Food; No Organization
    Dining
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I gave this two stars for service because although the food was terrific, the hostess and others working the reservations need to brush up on their manners and reservation handling. We had an appointment for 8:30 but were running late due to congestion on PCH. I called to let the restaurant know that we would be about 20 minutes late. She said it was fine and did not mention anything about giving our table away. To our dismay, when we arrived our table had been given to someone else. I found out after waiting another 30 minutes or so, that a few other parties were ahead of us. I wish that she had told us when we called so we could have gone somewhere else. The fact that she didn't tell us, and barely apologized earns them low points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality was not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was okay. Not worth the price and some of the sashimi didn't taste that fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good service
    Overrated
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went there recently. We've been before, so we knew what to expect. Our waiter was professional and very pleasant. Food was very good. A little pricey, but we expected that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    AJPJ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food is terrific, and so is the service. Earlier in the evening, it's full of families. By 8-8:30, it's more of a hotspot and VERY loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly enjoyable
    gwgwVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our first visit and it was everything the reviews said it was. Great food but a bit expensive for what you get. However, the crispy brussel sprouts are definitely worth trying. Great service…attentive and helpful. Noisy and it wasn't even full while we were there. The design of the restaurant doesn't allow for the noise to be absorbed so you do have to raise your voice to be heard while speaking. It may be a bit better to sit close to the entranceway for a slightly quieter environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why the RUSH?
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We have enjoyed Katsuya many times, more than 20 however unless you remember when you start to order, they rush out all the dishes. This sucks. No one wants to be rushed. its not a laker game where you want to rush to your great and it is consistently happening. its one thing to turn tables but that is not what a good first class restaurant should do. Dining is supposed to be a enjoyable relaxing experience, not a fast food deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exactly what we wanted tonight
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We were in the mood for a light meal and a great martini. Katsuya delivered both. We are very happy customers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but way too loud
    Loudplace
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This restaurant is beautiful and the food is great but it gets so loud in there that we had to escape after we ate to some place a lot quieter to be able to relax and hear each other talk. I wish they would put some sound absorbing items on the walls to quiet the place down bit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and service
    Frank
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Can't say enough how amazing the food was. Best sushi ever!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food & outstanding service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great evening. Sat in the beautiful back room and ate many small dishes, all excellent. Our waitress was sweet and attentive. Over great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food, subpar service.
    STeveO
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Got the wagyu ribeye, asked for medium rare but received medium to medium well. Though it was still tasty I'd like it to be bloodier. The rock shrimp was good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialty Cali-Japanese
    LailaVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Spicy tuna on crispy rice mini-patties, marinated cooked mushroom dish - those are my favorites. It's a bit pricey for what it is; there's a better place up the street without ambience if it's amazing food you're after. But the look of Katsuya and the wonderful service make it a nice choice for special occasions, dates...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too noisy
    foodluverVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been to Katsuya a number of times because the food is excellent. However, every time we go it is so noisy in both rooms that we can't hear each other talk. Also, we tend to eat earlyish--6 or 6:30 and we are always put next to screaming children. We have decided not to go there anymore after this last noisy experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food - expensive
    AngieMama
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food is great, the staff are friendly, the atmosphere is classy and vibrant. However there is a price to pay for all this :) If you have a special occasion and don't mind spending a bit more than you usually would, I would highly recommend it. If you are looking for a more causal dining, your checkbook may not be too pleased.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why do i keep going back??
    egsmVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I love the food but i HATE this place. The layout of the main room makes every table in there undesirable with exception of the booths. The chairs and tables are so uncomfortable. I sat with my knee pushed into the leg of a table. The way this place is designed makes it way too loud. The first platform of tables is THE WORST...you get the draft of the front door & tons of people waiting for their reservations; they are always running 30 to 45 mins late. The hostesses are unfriendly & unhelpful. The service is terrible except for the busboys. The waitstaff just plunk stuff down on the table and walk away. The plates are way too big for the tables so you feel like you have to eat fast to make room for your next dish. good food, bad place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Japanese Modren
    LailaVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Came back to dine after many years hiatus. Crispy rice with spicy tuna fab. Also a special mushroom dish was delish. Service prompt and the restaurant is pleasant looking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    Anna
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    food was great, service was good. too much noise though, didn't care for Omakase at all though way too over price and not good stuff but loved every thing else, great drink if you go there pic what you like don't fall for omakase
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it
    DinerLAVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    After waiting 45 minutes to be seated after our 9pm reservation, Katsuya is definitely going downhill. The food was average and the service was not top notch like it used to be. I've been to Katsuya since day 1 and I think that the service and food has definitely declined. This place is not worth your time if you are looking for a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food, as usual, as delicious. Our server, Yuli, recommended several dishes & was very helpful & personable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty, expensive, inauthentic! Fun!
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is not really a Japanese restaurant. It is a fun, fusion restaurant in the heart of Brentwood offering a taste of something good for everyone's palate. Start with cocktail: Give me a break..a maraschino in a Manhattan? No Templeton Rye? This is not a serious bar. Our food was tasty. I'll return as others return. I'll return for the tasty food, nice ambiance, convenience to home. I return with the knowledge that every item is wildly overpriced. Yet, I'll return
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  • Mr. Jack
    FoodieSteve
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food quality was excellent. I live in Dallas and come to this restaurant every time I visit LA, at least once a month. I've never had a bad meal or service. The quality of raw fish is as good as Tokyo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toro to die for for!
    Kells
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Delish! Super nice, romantic, beautiful decor, and sushi was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid choice but pricey
    malibufoodie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Always a favorite - good, though pricey, sushi. The spicy tuna on crispy rice is good. The sea "baze" is a Szechuan style sea bass that is very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 679 reviews are from the Katsuya - Brentwood - SBE reviews archive.
  • OK, but...
    intheWPVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    we had been to the Hollywood branch of this restaurant several times and decided to try this one as we were unfamiliar with Brentwood. It's a cool space - but very loud. My wife opted to sit at the rear sushi bar - either the chefs are either totally "in the zone" or anti social as the guy standing over us never even acknowledged us once, just kept peeling cucumbers. Food and service were good but probably not a repeat...
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