Katsuya - Glendale - SBE
Katsuya - Glendale - SBE

Katsuya - Glendale - SBE

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8182728035x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Mon-Fri from 11:30am, Dinner Mon-Fri from 5pm, Sat-Sun from 11:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Katsuya Uechi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • 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, View, Weekend Brunch, 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 Glendale accommodates up to 300 guests with on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and sake/wine. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brand Blvd. and Harvard St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Katsuya Glendale offers validation for 3 hours of valet or self-parking at The Americana at Brand.
A word from Katsuya - Glendale - SBE
Designated as the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California, and AIA/LA Jury Award for Restaurant Design, Katsuya Glendale holds true to be held as a distinct Glendale Japanese cuisine experience. 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.

Sit outside on the open air patio or mingle inside the sleek and sultry dining room, Katsuya Glendale provides the perfect spot to enjoy a modern sushi experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Katsuya - Glendale - SBE reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (44)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (14)special occasion (12)hot spot (10)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Completely NOT worth it & run down
    Hotspuhtots
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Been dining at Katsuya restaurants since moving to LA and, while I know the 'fancy' Stark versions are never as good, we've gone to the Americana one out of convenience and it's been decent. Well that ends after our last visit. Nearly $200 for 3, left leaving feeling like I had eaten fast food. Add insult to injury we were 'treating' my brother to a birthday dinner. Service here is SLOW- 2 people are working the whole patio. The booth had a HUGE dip in the foam which made it feel like an old car. We had a few standard roles where the fish was weirdly mushy and looked like it was cut with a hacksaw- unsettling. My usual mandarin martini tasted watered down and flavorless, sent it back, only to get the same thing again. Just bad all around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Jerseygal
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Usually a fave spot. Hope it gets back to it's glory soon. Didn't enjoy the sushi this time...but will try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and drinks were delicious.
    Vern
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyed it all with the exception of the Toro special. It was lacking. Other than that, the server "Carlos" was great. Food overall outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very average
    Expectthebest
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Sushi was mediocre and service so so and the waiter never offered to validate our parking ticket. Very nice outside at Americana but not enough to say much about the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was her birthday....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    ...and we had a fantastic time. The Burning Mandarin ( is that the name...after a couple who can remember?!?!?!?!!?).....is the perfect cocktail. And the rock shrimp with the addition of the order of the crispy rice spicy tuna....well, if I'm gonna ever end up on death row.....I know what 3 things I'm planning on ordering!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly??
    NewMamaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tues is kids eat free. I didn't know. We didn't order anything for the lil one. But next time we will. All rolls delish as expected. Service amazing! Did we get lucky? Well have to try again to see.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun atmosphere
    La1960VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent and the service as well. Was VERY noisy, but that's to be expected at a shopping center on Bingo night!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service is the weak link
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is outstanding, the service lasks synergy. There are s opp many of the staff just standing around. Took 15 minutes to get a waiter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Can't beat their crispy rice, jalapeno Hamachi, rock shrimp, and spicy edamame. The Watermelon Cucumber Mojito was also excellent. Ask them to make it with your favorite vodka instead of rum -- even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Near Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Katsuya during Dine LA and were disappointed in our experience. While our server was charming and eager to please, we had to remind her multiple times to correct mistakes in our order. The food was good but not great. For the prices listed we expected better, both in food and service. We will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unknowledgeable staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I booked the restaurant taking advantage of LA restaurant week to celebrate my 1 yr old son's birthday. First of all, Katsuya do not bring out the special menu, only the regular menu. when i ask for the LA restaurant week special, the staff pretended that they don't know what I mean. After they confer with the supervisor, they reluctantly gave us one LA restaurant week manu and asked me to go on a wild goose chase to the Americana customer service to ask for a "red LA restaurant week" coupon before they will accept my order. My parents, wife, are annoyed. the Americana customer service do not know what is the "red coupon" that they are suppose to give me to order the LA restaurant week manu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    over priced, over rated, nice outdoor dining, restrooms are upstairs only has to climb for a long stairs...this place is not recommended for old people specially handicaps...i will only recommend this place because of the outdoor patio seating...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine LA week
    foodie2inlaVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Katsuya offers good value and tasty meals for lunch this Dine LA season, choose starter, entree and dessert all for $20
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usually better service
    2dinners
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    On my recent visit as always thr food was fantastic, but for some reason this night the service of the waiting staff was really off. It took forever to get a waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh meh
    Feteafete
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Server was BEYOND slow, and then BEYOND rude when we had to get up, track him down and request to place an order after 15-20 minutes sitting at the table. Manager seemed only mildly concerned with the problem. I wouldn't go back to this location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Michelle
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Overrated restaurant, food was just Ok, we were not impressed, bad service, waited too long for food and was served one at a time. Servers need training in service etiquette. Did not get my money's worth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was good, as expected of Katsuya. But the service was really terrible, especially considering how slow/quiet it was that night (Wednesday night at 8:30pm). I would not recommend it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints...
    abbala
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The very best, definitely a place to treat yourself to, with friends, or by yourself. Food is outstanding, service is amazing and it's head and shoulders above the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service level was no good !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I didn't like the service lever , First time at your resturant and was not happy! We were there to celebrate my son birthday , I don't like workers that give u attitude.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Busy
    Newintown
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our server came over and the first thing out of her mouth was "are you ready to order?". No drink orders, no welcome have you dined with us before, no specials, no recommendations. She was in a rush to get us in and out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    Trekrdude
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Menu was diverse and offers interesting items not found at most Japanese style restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostest
    dineoutla
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The overall experience was fine. This service was great. Had a wonderful evening with wife and kids
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Jerseygal
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food and service were excellent. I wouldn't come before 1 again due to a children's get together right next to the patio with loud kids songs and screaming little ones. Sweet for the kiddies but was kinda noisy. Definitely will be back though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 530 reviews are from the Katsuya - Glendale - SBE reviews archive.
  • No thanks for a great Mother's Day
    Sadmom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is absolutely the worst experience I have ever had at a so called "upscale" restaurant. It took over 10 minutes for us to be acknowledged. The server was too busy to even get our order correct. Never once did our water glasses get refilled. Even though we put our glasses on the corner of the table to signal we needed more water. When we were brought the wrong sushi roll, the server had attitude. We finally got tired of waiting for service so we asked for a manager. She was very unsympathetic and took just as long to get our bill when we said we were just going to leave. She didn't even offer a discount for our trouble. What was supposed to be a fun meal with my family turned out to be stressful and miserable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    Sean
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was absolutely terrible, I'd rather go to IHOP.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious dinner
    2dinners
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dining outside was very. The appetizers just kept coming. We tried all of the favourites and were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service is soooooo bad
    barab
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    one of the worst ever services i have ever received. 4 tables around us got seated after us, they got their drinks, got their food and we are still waiting for our food. server was the worst. and after complaining you would think that they would give us anything? nada. this is my second bad experience. i'm done with this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Waiter. No free parking!!!!
    AnniversaryVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Had lunch service. Our waiter, Daniel was so attentive and friendly we forgave the kitchen sending out the wrong order and time spent to correct it. One of the main reasons we return to this establishment was the complimentary valet parking. To our shock after the wonderful meal and superb service we were told they no longer offer complimentary valet. Gulp! $10 service charge plus tip!!!!!! The Parking info on Opentable site still states free valet service. If I could give separate ratings I would give 5 stars for service (Daniel) and 2(given) for management oversight.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overjoyed with our experience
    antfrog00
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    First, let me start and say this was not your normal visit. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. Little did she know that she would be walking out of there as my fiancé. :-) The staff here at Katsuya at Glendale went above and beyond to make this night magical. From the reservation, coordinating the surprise with myself and family, seating us at the perfect spot so she couldn't see the surprise coming, lighting candles not only on our table but every table, Ally our server being a tad nervous for me, the pastry chef creating a special dessert to die for, helping me stall while part of the surprise was late, mouthwatering food and drinks...the list goes on and on. My fiancé and I loved and are overjoyed with everything!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spotty service, great food
    jiffypopVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have been here a few times and on this visit I was surprised how casual and out-of-uniform the wait staff looked. It was hard to discern who was a server to be honest. Our waitress was lovely and knowledgable, but it became clear quickly that her section was split and we waited long times between being sat, having our order taken and food served. We gave up on dessert after sitting for 15 minutes and never getting our order taken. I think the food her is superior, and the wait staff is good, but I think management needs to look at how this restaurant is being run. Don't think I would seek out this restaurant again. Certainly not the level of service I would expect from a restaurant at this price point. Felt more like a diner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better before
    schulz
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Drinks and food were good. Our waiter, David?, was totally expressionless. He seemed cold and distant. Our table was cleared too fast. I still had chopsticks in my hand, for Pete's sake! Let me enjoy my time and meal!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Go to the katsuya in Hollywood. The one at the Americana is a joke. Bad service, very limited menu, but the prices are the same. So, you're better off going to the real deal in Hollywood.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solidly Good
    Luvs2eat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Had unfairly pre-judged Katsuya as an inauthentic, chain-like restaurant. Pleasantly surprised to find it's not. Food was above expectations, ambience on the outdoor patio watching shoppers go by was interesting, service was friendly and eficient, and prices were fair given consideration to what their rent in the Americana must be. All in all, a nice experience. Planning to go again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice surprise!
    Happybaker
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We wen to Katsuya with friends and I was a tad concerned as there had been some negative reviews about the staff and the food. Happily - not our experience at all. Our waitress was stellar and the hostess, sweet. I liked the variety of food choices and, the cocktails were a wonderful surprise. Creative, fresh, unique and tasty, I'd go back just for those!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal at the Americana
    SyllyT
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Tapas style dining so it's great for sharing! Sashimi and sushi were outstanding. Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts as an appetizer - so tasty. Great selection of sake too. Outdoor seating provides a great view of the Americana. Staff was very attentive and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better
    firstvisitVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food is good but service is poor. The servers are nice but slow, you have to ask for things multiple times and they still forget.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Foody
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This place is awesome!! Very unique menu. Crispy rice and frozen beer are a must. Grade A quality ingredients and sushi. Great location as well. Niguel is an awesome host if you're looking for a group party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    SusanSzVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Nothing ends the day better than the spicy mandarin cosmo and the crispy rice. Great Happy Hour - very reasonable prices! Good service in a nice location! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stressful
    FoodieR
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We felt like we were @ Denny's , everybody was running around, not a very nice and relaxed dinner experience and we were rushed out of the resturant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Close to home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food and service. Fun outdoor seating where you can enjoy the musical lighted fountains at the Americana.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.