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Katsuya - Glendale - SBE
Katsuya - Glendale - SBE

Katsuya - Glendale - SBE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com
  • Email: katsuyaglendale@sbe.com
  • Phone: (818) 244-5900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Mon-Fri from 11:30am, Dinner Mon-Fri from 5pm, Sat-Sun from 11:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, 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 & Promotions: 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
  • 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
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. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. With superb talent and exacting precision, Katsuya by Starck is changing the face of Japanese cuisine. Katsuya is the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California, and the Glendale location is the recipient of the AIA/LA Jury Award for Restaurant Design.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The smaller sized portions are great for gabbing and people watching."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. Fun outdoor seating where you can enjoy the musical lighted fountains at the Americana."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have been to Katsuya many times, this time on Tuesday night we were disappointed with the food quality. For example: There was waaay too much sauce on the Brussel Sprout Appetizer which is usually a favorite. (we ordered two orders and they were both ruined with sloppy sauce. One of the rolls we ordered was made very poorly, so there were piles instead of slices of the roll. Maybe just an off night and I wish we would have sent the appetizer back but that is always risky so we didn't do that. We would try the restaurant again perhaps in the future."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Im from London, but visit LA frequently.. I feel like I'm becoming a local at the Glendale spot as its very convenient to catch up with friends and a great place to wine & dine. Love the outdoor seating with the view of the Amerincana fountain, always a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff! Wish Katsuya would come to London soon!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere and staff were amazing. The food was incredible and came out very fast!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The outdoor mall atmosphere is reminiscent of Disneyland, and the cocktail menu is uninspired, but the sushi is hands down competitive with the best, most sophisticated in LA. I'm a fan."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My wife and I were emailed a gift card. After enjoying a fantastic meal with friendly service, we were presented with the bill. We paid our waiter with an ecard, and waited for a long period. A manager returned with the card saying "I didn't even know what this was." Apparently, the transaction could not be completed (even though there was $100 on the card). We were unaware of the 24hr authorization time period that came with the e-card. Instead of the manager trying to help us figure out a solution, she told us to come back tomorrow and use it then. Not a great solution for our current bill. In the end, we felt like this was poorly handled. Also, it seems like guests shouldn't be send unusable gift cards - maybe delay delivery for 24hrs?"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food and service was great. We had a large group and the wait staff was very accommodating"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The hostesses and wait staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating -- we made a res for 6, but ended up with 8 -- no problem! Food/drink were terrific too."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "For some reason the food was just okay. It's in a weird outdoor mall-y spot with a big fountain... Vegas without the class. :-)"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I have seen other reviews for this Katsuya location on Yelp and other places. I found it as good as the Vine location that everyone raves about. The service was great, and the crispy rice was as good as it is at all the other locations. I'd definitely recommend. The setting wins with the architecture of The Americana, it is a great place for a good time with friends or a great for a romantic date."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Very downscale Katsuya - very disappointing.. Really ugly restaurant - awful furniture."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Went there for the Dine LA menu, great value and good amount of food! My steak was a bit more overdone and my friend who ordered the same thing and service was a bit slow, but we were in a rush to get to a movie. Overall, great value with the Dine LA menu and good quality food!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Went for lunch. The crispy Brussels sprouts are so good. Nice to sit outside"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Katsuya - Glendale for the second time hoping to have a better dinner experience in comparison to the terrible lunch experience we had a month prior. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The quality of food and service is far from comparable to the "Katsu-ya Group" brand that we know so well. Besides the menu, the main difference between Katsu-ya Group & Katsuya - Glendale is the latter is Katsuya partnered with SBE Entertainment. Could that be why the quality control between the two are far from comparable? I have a long laundry list of complaints, but in short... I cannot trust a Japanese restaurant that cannot serve a proper bowl of white rice and miso soup, and their's was terrible."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Memorable birthday celebration. Love the food and wine, excellent service. Will revisit soon, great fountain view."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "wonderful food, excellent service. we are new to sushi and leaned heavily on our server for help with navigating the menu and she steered us SO right! everything was amazing. we will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always love it here. Super friendly staff, yummy large and small plates, great people watching."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The staff was not prepared for the crowd, nor was the kitchens. Food came out and the servers were overwhelmed, not knpwiong which tables had been served. We were offered the appetizer 2 times!. I'm certain that this will staighten out . The manager was very apologetic and made everything right."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our server was inexperienced, food came out at a snails pace. Neighboring tables were extremely loud."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Having been here twice before I was beyond dissapointed at the terrible service and mediocre food. Hot food was not hot, waiter inattentive. We waited 20 minutes for edamame and longer for our food than any table around us. When we complained to manager she went to check and told us she would be back to check on things and we never saw her again. Would have expected an apology from the waiter and perhaps a comp drink, but nothing. Restaurant was 1/3 full on busy Thursday nit, no surprise, stay away!!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Waited 1 hour to get our food. Waitress kept apologizing. Diners who came after us got their food and we did not. Spoke with the manager and the food arrived promptly after that and when we got the check we were surprised that the our bill was slashed in half. Great manager who acted quickly and more than made up for the mishap."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Was very happy with our experience, especially since for one of my friends who came along had never dined at Katsuya before. Unfortunately, he's prone to bad experiences at almost all the restaurants we frequent. This is the first time in a few years that he was raving about his food. His order was a simple one -- chicken teriyaki. He indicated the chicken was extremely tender, and that he like the way the vegetables were incorporated into the dish. This simple order was cooked perfectly and presented like a more expensive gourmet entree. He, and subsequently we, were very happy with our experience on New Year's Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Brought some friends for their first time here after raving about the food and we all enjoyed our choices very much but the excessively slow service put a damper on things, especially when one entree came out about 25 minutes before the others and one was wrong. Our servers were nice but weren't apologetic about the delay and offered no explanation. However, it won't keep us from coming back because once we finally got our meals they were super yummy! Good thing we had lots to chat about and weren't in any hurry."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Not as upscale in feel or decor as the other Katsuyas we've been to, the food and service were still delightful."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had a very good dinner, outside with very good heaters and very nice scenery at the Americana mall with dancing fountains. It was New Year's Eve and we ate gluten-free dairy free, the staff was very accommodating, service was slow but friendly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and the ambiance are pretty good. My main complaint is the haphazard service. Dishes are were supposed to be served together arrive at random intervals (as long as 30 minutes!). Starters (e.g., sashimi) arrive halfway through the meal. For a place that has been there for several years, this is not satifactory"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I just took a date to Katsuya in Glendale, having never gone to the Americana before. The atmosphere was really beautiful, but it was a bit loud and the outdoor chairs and tables appeared cheap. They sat us right up against the glass, which would have been nice on the other side of the restaurant but our side felt extremely crowded. The mall also had this fake snow come out every hour. My date loved that and I thought it was beautiful, but I could see how that would get annoying to other people. The food was great but the drinks were much better at the Katsuya in LA live. The waiter was really nice and got everything right, but kept making terrible suggestions for food and drinks."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The service at this place is horrible! Our food and drinks took over 30 minutes!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "If your looking for a place to eat that serves a great selection of food while being able to take in a nice view, this is the place. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They have a nice drink menu to start you out and I highly recommend the spicy creamy rock shrimp as an appetizer. As for your main dish, I highly recommend that you choose several different items and share as there are too many to list. Great prices and the service is quick even when busy."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We like coming to this sushi place. However the service was sub par this time. the waitress did not know the menu; when we ordered a lychee bottle she told us it did not come by the bottle.; we had to show her the menu. When she brought the bottle she did not place it in an ice bucket and never served it to us. we poured it ourselves throughout dinner. She never returned to check if we needed anything we kept flagging other staff down to get some service. Also, when we finished our dinner, we waited another 45 minutes but no checks, we flagged her down so that we can pay for our meal. No wait staff should be allowed to serve diners unless and until they know the menu and can provide a positive dining experience."
    Dined on 11/29/2013