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Katsuya - LA LIVE
Katsuya - LA LIVE

Katsuya - LA LIVE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com
  • Email: katsuyalalive@sbe.com
  • Phone: (213) 747-9797
  • 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
  • "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
  • "Other than the wonderful hostess, the people here are much too self-involved. There are many sushi places with fish as fresh as this but without being houty touty about it. Our waiter seemed miffed that we stopped ordering and called it a night. And he was much more interested in tables with more people (and alcohol) I wont go back"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was good,the service was great and the staff was quite friendly. The restaurant is excellent for obtaining a timely meal before a concert."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The women bathroom is extremely dark and when one of the light bulb is out, it feels like a cave. Also there are 2 faucets, and one is not working. Management needs to keep things from running down"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great. I thoroughly enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is really good, but my Wagu beef came out 20 minutes before my wife's spicy tuna rolls. The server disappeared from about 20 minutes. Luckily the manager took notice and checked on this and picked it up for us and took it off of our bill. That was well appreciated."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "should change the name, is bad impression for this chain; food was average, and service the worst. Compare to other katsuya, menu was smaller, food quality much inferior and service very bad, not to mention that was significantly overprice. You would expect that for being located at LA Live was going to be much better but NO. No way I am going back to this place"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I suppose I was expecting more from visiting this resturaunt. My reservation was non-existent and we ended up siting in a isle. The chairs and tables seemed squeezed together, my chair was bumped several times by the servers and the couch seating across from me seemed really low. It seemed like we were shoved to the side when the other side seemed empty. Not to mention there were upset staff about tables not being seated appropriately. The food left me wanting more, we ended up asking for an extra shot for the drinks we ordered and one of our orders didn't come until we were ready to go. All in all, I think I am over Katsuya and will head back to my place with good service and more reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "For the high price tag, this branch of Katsu-ya did not live up to expectations. They were busy and the service was slow. Food was mediocre, their signature dishes were disappointing and nowhere near the level of quality you would expect from an SBE restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Anytime we are in LA for an event at Staples...this is the must do! Not just a place for great sushi. The shrimp and lobster dishes are to die for. Service is fantastic and cannot wait to go there again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Thought the food was pricey and not that good. It had a nice presentation but had too much stuff on top of the sushi to really appreciate the taste."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Sorry but you server was horrible he gave me excuses and couldn't make basic request happen probably will never return"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The staff was great. It seemed like it would be a pretentious place, but the people are really nice and sincere. Our server was knowledgeable about everything on the menu and gave us great recommendations. He was attentive, but not overly so. It was a slow night, I'm guessing, because there was no event at LA live that night. The food was good, well prepared and the fish was so fresh! The Katsuya roll was amazing! Just be prepared to not get big portions. We spent $150 on food and drinks and we left satisfied, but not full. Which is probably good, haha. (2 of us)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I do not remember the guys name who assisted us but he was fantastic , he was knowledgeable on the food and even made great recommendations , all in all the food and service where fantastic."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I love sushi, but I've not had anything like what's being served here. Their Crispy Rice & Spicy Tuna is my new absolute favorite. One of my friends declared the crab hand roll the best thing he's ever eaten, period. A must visit for sushi lovers!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Katsuya is consistently good. The staff is always personable, fast and helpful. Everything I've ordered there has been scrumptious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely perfect! A true hot spot with exceptional food and cocktails, wonderfully managed and professional service. One of the absolute best in L.A. -- and certainly of downtown +++"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Loved Katsuya on Valentine's Day. It was the perfect atmosphere with great food and drinks. Will come back again soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "our sushi was absolutely fantastic! hats off to the sushi chefs - great!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "It's perfect for LA LIve - it's a nice treat - a little pricey, but excellent sushi - fresh. Everyone's dressed up so it's nice for special occasions. Tables are really close together so it's not really romantic. Right across the way from the Staples center so it's great before an event or after. Hostess was very friendly, we had reservations for 9:15pm but they seated us when we arrived - about 20 mins early. The server was very friendly but took about 10 mins to make his first appearance. The guys who brought the food to the table were very courteous and did their best. We've been here many times, always enjoy it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Even if u hate Brussels sprouts you must try their version. It's soo good crisp you get individual petals not he entire clumped sprout. I love sitting close to the sushi chef as you get to watch them prepare actual artwork. Try not to start conversation with sushi chefs, they don't like to talk or often can't hear you. If you are there for a concert and such. Make sure to alert them as they will serve you timely."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance, terrific food and great service. Our party of four sampled several appetizers and each of us enjoyed our main course selections."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is our son's favorite restaurant to go to on the weekends when he's taking a break from studying at USC. We ate all of his favorites: Pork chops, edamame, Blackened Cod, salmon sushi roll, rainbow roll, cucumber salad."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took a friend here for Valentines Day dinner, after selecting it from the 4+ star list of available restaurants on Opentable. The food was incredible, as was the saki. Noise level was a tiny bit loud outdoors, but we had no problem hearing each other or our server. Located right at the entrance of LA Live, I'd recommend sitting outdoors on their soft couches vs indoors, as you can enjoy the warm LA Air while having a spectacular meal. I had the chicken dish (forget the name, not a fan of seafood), my friend had 3 sushi dishes, and all were incredible. Next time I'm down in LA, I plan on checking this place out again, and you should too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was delicious, waiter was friendly. It was a first time visit for both my boyfriend and I. It would've been nice to have a little more of a genuine welcome with eye contact that didn't feel like we were being herded. But once we reached our seat, our waiter was good. Food was yummy. We had the sushi and sashimi samplers, baked crab roll, spider roll, eel hand roll, salmon skin hand roll, and the baked apple dessert. The baked crab roll was a recommendation and it was not impressive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my fiance to dinner for valentines and she loved it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very uncomfortable chairs. Its hard for a person to sit for several hours in a hard plastic chair. Very small portions. We spent $260 for two including drinks & tip. And I still ate a sandwich when I got home. Some orders took unreasonably long time to be served. Some orders came in what seemed like seconds which was irritatingly fast and others we waited for a half hour for. Restaurant was over half empty while turning away customers saying they were booked. We could have been seated in one of many comfortable booths that went unused the entire 2 hours we were there. Instead we were seated at a tiny round table with plastic chairs pushed uncomfortably close to the person at the end of the sushi bar. Too bad because the food is delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant in a prime location for LA nightlife. Pricier sushi but that's to be expected. Amazing service even for a busy day like Valentine's. Wine and food came out promptly and tasted great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Like i said, the food was awesome but it was so loud, we actually had trouble communicating at the table. When you're paying that much for food, it would be nice if the place didn't feel the need to cram that many tables in there, you know? maybe we should have asked to sit outside."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food and drinks were perfect. The only downside was the service provided by our server. Have gotten better service at lower end restaurants. First time at Katsuya and I expected to have good service by our waiter, but that was not the case."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The restaurant missed 2 of our order. Specifically, our edamame order did not arrive. We informed our waiter but was still charged for it when the bill arrived. Our order for the spider roll did not arrive for 20 minutes after we placed the order. When asked, our waiter told us that our order was given to another table and that our order would be rushed. After another 20 minutes, our order still had not arrived. So we sought out the restaurant manager who then expedited the order. Food portions were small and overpriced. We spent nearly $440 before tip for 4 adults and walked out of the restaurant feeling unsatisfied. Bluefin by Abe (a high quality Japanese sushi restaurant) in Newport Coast has better quality food and portions."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Came here for dinner with my fiance before a concert at Staples. Had reservations, sat us right next to the bar, asked to be moved to a table away from the bar. Glad we did, as the evening went on the bar area was getting crowded with people standing around the table we would've been at waiting for a spot to open up. Our server Randy went through the menu since it was our first time there. Since it was so loud it was a little difficult to hear him. We started with the albacore with crispy onion strings, highly recommended, for dinner we had the wagyu ribeye,rainbow roll and some specialty rolls they had that wasn't on the menu that Randy had told us about. Food was excellent just very loud. Not a good place if looking for a quiet dinner"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food excellent but service slow disorganized and very inconsistent"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Disappointing and over priced relative to other Katsuya locations, particularly the Manhattan Beach location."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Make a reservation especially if there is an event going on at Staples Center. Don't show up early because they won't sit you until your EXACT reservation time despite many empty seats. Food was good …. but expect LA pricing. Dinner for four, 1 app. + 2 drinks = $200+."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Forget about LA Live. This place is perhaps one of the best places in the whole downtown LA area, period! Great good, awesome location, vet happening and overall a great pick!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014