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Katsuya - LA LIVE
Katsuya - LA LIVE

Katsuya - LA LIVE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (213) 805-8797
  • Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 5-10pm
    Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm
    Tues-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Katsuya Uechi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, 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 & Promotions: From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 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: Figueroa St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validation is offered for two hours of self-parking at L.A. LIVE.
A word from Katsuya - LA LIVE
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 one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S."


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Diner Reviews
  • "I love the original, and most of the SBE versions are fine, but this location is AWFUL. food is not fresh, no flavor. A year ago I swore I'd never go back. Gave it another shot, and worse than I remember. If you are considering sushi before visiting LA Live, go elsewhere (like Sugar Fish!). This is convenient, but not worth it. WORST ever."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "on a concert night it was insanely loud. We were at a 2 top sitting across from each other and we had to yell to hear each other. It was probably the loudest I've ever seen any restaurant. if its busy, sit outside."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great Location and interior. Staff very friendly, food was delicious but spending. Way to loud when full of people. I will come back because we did have a nice experience"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The hostess staff recognized our reservation and we were immediately taken to our table. We opted for an inside table thinking it might be less noisy, but we were VERY wrong. We had trouble hearing each other at our small table. The food was great! We have been to 3 Katsuya restaurants, and love the food at all."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My only complaint is that your bathrooms are like a CAVE!! I appreciate the noirish decor and the sinks were great, but it was so dark! Anyone with something other than corrected perfectly vision would have a hard time navigating. It made me think of my mom, who sees fine but has poor night vision. That would have been an issue. My experience was otherwise amazing!!! The food, service, drinks Nd atmosphere were top notch! Hostess was a doll!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have to say it was pretty good. The decor was great. We sat in the patio and it was a really nice warm day. My favorite sushi it Katsuya Itzakaya in Manhattan Beach, but this was a good spot. I enjoyed it and my kids did as well. I am sure when we go back to L.A. Live we will eat here again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Service was outstanding! DJ Sims was a wonderful server! Also enjoyed Craigs help and hospitality! :)"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I loved how quickly we were able to get in. The Hosting staff was amazing, the Wait staff was Amazing and on top of it all. They pack people in. BE careful as you are running to the restroom as it can be a literal dodging match trying to navigate the amount of staff as you swerve around the compactly placed tables and staff on a mission. We were in a hurry, they got us in and out with time to spare. The food was fine...if it was cheaper... but kind of disappointed in the overall taste that resulted in our $100 bill for 2. Crispy rice (2 orders) was wonderful and the Special Albacore Tuna with the sauce was delicious however the Yellowtail roll was bland and tasteless which we washed down with a Martini. Fine for pre-show. Make RSVP!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The only reason to eat at this branch of Katsuya is because it's conveniently located in the center of L.A. Live if you have an event at one of the venues--and, like the other Katsuyas, it is good quality sushi, good menu. However it's seriously noisy and even though the servers are always friendly, the service is always slow (possibly because they can't hear you over the room noise)."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great service, super food and speedy service. Really high energy atmosphere! The Brussels sprouts appetizer was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "There were four of us for dinner, including a major client and his wife. Waiter brought three meals. Everyone was served EXCEPT my client! His meal was delayed at least 15 minutes. How awkward. First everyone's staring at their food not wanting to be rude and start eating. After about 10 minutes we begin giving my client portions off of our plates so that we can all at least begin eating. Embarrassing and awkward. Thanks a lot Katsuya."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Fantastic quality sushi, friendly atmosphere, great service! Drinks are amazing, make form fresh fruits."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and the cocktails are excellent!!! The service was a bit slow but worth it for the great sushi!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was majneficent and it was easy to book a reservation! I can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went here with family after my daughters graduation at the Staples Center. It was good food with a great atmosphere and we had great service too! Very enjoyable evening for everyone!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food! Miso black cod was exceptional. We were a large group and I love how we were seated in an alcove at a square table, which allowed us to feel like we were in a semi-private room. We were all able to talk without competing with the people seated near us. They were also able to customize the food as 2 people in our party had gluten allergies. We will definitely return to this restaurant! This was our first time at this location. We have eaten at the one in Hollywood and had the same experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at Katsuya was very good. The restaurant was packed as there were numerous events at LA Live that night. The dinner service was okay, but it was clear that the servers were harried. The noise level was unbearable. You had to scream to be heard by your table mates. Some people may enjoy having to yell for their entire meal (and grow hoarse in the process) but it was a deal breaker for us - we went with 8 people. I would not recommend the restaurant based upon this alone. The acoustics were awful (looked like concrete floors and walls) and while we did have our conversations, we left as soon as possible so we could go to a coffee place where we could hear each other. Too bad. The owners should pay heed."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food was great and servers were on point. Great choice to enjoy some fresh sushi. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I hate brussels spouts, but the preparation at Katsuya was delicious! Individual leaves flash cooked with hot sauce, scallions and almonds. I could have eaten two bowls. Sushi was good too as expected. Good service. Did I mention the brussels sprouts?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Katsuya delivered a pleasant experience when we went with friends to see the Laurel Canyon exhibit at the Grammy Museum. I was worried about getting a "chain" restaurant experience. But the food was great. We sat outside on the patio where the noise level is completely manageable and talked and watched the interesting crowds gather for a Staple Center concert. It was wonderful to have everything in one spot. Parking was easy too. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Celebrated a wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed Kastuya from start to finish!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Slow and inattentive service, front desk attitude like they're doing me a favor by allowing my presence, and a hair in my sushi, this was quite an experience. When the server was asked about the dish that contained the offending hair, she responded "oh, did you want another one" (yellow tail with jalapeno). One of our "starter" menu items (ordered with our drink order) was finally served an hour later, after repeated assurance (well, in 20 minute increments) that it was "coming right up". I'd had a similarly slow service and mediocre experience previously, but thought I'd give them another chance. My bad, won't make the same mistake again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We ate here to celebrate the last night in LA for my boyfriend. The baked crab sushi was amazing and we all loved the miso soup!! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Loved the sushi. Everything was very fresh. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I used to like Katsuya and think it was a good place to go for a nicer dinner, but recently I have eaten at some really good restaurants (especially for sushi) and Katsuya just didn't compare. I wish they would beef up their sushi menu since supposedly it started as a sushi chef's restaurant. The rice was mediocre, the spider roll was funky. The crispy brussel sprouts were super delicious but probably the least healthy thing we ate! We went to Katsuya because the wait at Sugarfish was long, but should have just waited it out!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I took a client out for drinks and food before a game. Service and food were great. Would recommend to anyone looking for good food and a good scene before an event at Staples"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is great. The portions and price are ridiculous!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Too loud, too rushed, too impersonal. Picture dining in the middle of Costco on a Saturday. I took an out--of-town guest and the place played into every LA stereotype of being all flash and little substance. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food was quite good. The sushi was high quality and very fresh. Our dinner was just before a Clippers playoff game at Stapkes Center, and the restaurant was extremely crowded and extremely loud. I cannot say whether it's quieter on a non-playoff night. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Went here before a Kings Playoff game. The staff obvously understands that everyone needs to get served quickly (but not too quickly) and out to the game. They do a great job of being fast but not rushing you. A very difficult task and they should be applauded for handling it so well. Oh, by the way, the sushi is excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We've been to Katsuya a few times and absolutely LOVE this spot!!!! The food is AMAZING and the service is INCREDIBLE!!! Every time we eat here, we are so happy we did....NEVER disappointed!!! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great sushi, a little slow on service/missed opportunity to have more sushi."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We ate at Katsuya on Saturday the 19th. It was slower then we expected but the experience was great. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great sushi experience. Everything we had was worth every penny. Our waiter Steve went out of his way the entire time to make sure we got everything exactly as we wanted. If you go you have to try the Yellowtail Sashimi, Seared tuna, crispy rice and spicy tuna, and salmon caviar. Ask for Steve when your there to ensure a good time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love the food! Everything we order is delicious! It's a cool, hip, sophisticated crowd. My husband & I enjoy dining here without our kids as much as possible. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "we had a amazing night. The food was amazing. We will be coming back soon"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Nothing outstanding nor terrible. Will go for a quic dinner or lunch before the game"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was nothing special but I did have a nice time at Katsuya. The sushi rolls were nothing special, but were good. The service was excellent, but the menu didn't offer anything that great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "great food, fast service, bit hectic but guess that is part of the fun- the brussel sprouts are wonderful- wait staff is super friendly"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was unique and every dish oozed with flavor. Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I loved the food, the wine, the dessert and the overall service and ambience of the place. It was a party of 4, and we were all greeted with a great server who was so great to us and always came by to make sure we were taken care of. Great place for a chic dinner out on the town."
    Dined on 4/8/2014