Sit at the sushi bar, it's
Sit at the sushi bar, it's fun to interact with the chefs.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always has attentive staff
Always has attentive staff and great food. The menu has many tasty and skillfully prepared dishes.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good, but our favorite
Food was good, but our favorite sushi place in the South Bay is still Sushi Duke in Redondo Beach. The Udon Noodle Soup at Sushi Duke is way better and the food is less expensive with better quality. We've eaten at many Katsuya's, and this one was good, but just not as good as Sushi Duke. For the food, I think the lunch prices may be a better value for the money.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good sushi. Service
Really good sushi. Service was great. I found the atmosphere about as appealing as a grocery store in a train station full of people who skipped lunch. Super hyper people staring down your table the entire time you are eating.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best sushi ever; dynamic
Best sushi ever; dynamic modern environment in a gem of a beach town. Can't wait for a re-visit!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good "american"
Consistently good "american" sushi. definitely not the best place for traditional sushi.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
HAPPY TO GO BACK
Delicious food, a lively and friendly place, thoughtful manager.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly wonderful food. Creatively inspired food combinations and lovely presentation. Service is excellent and attentive. A real gem!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place
great sushi by the beach what could be better
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved every dish we ordered!
We loved every dish we ordered! We came to the restaurant on a friend's recommendation and were beyond pleased.. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu. She had great suggestions and was very mindful that we didn't order too much food! If you are in Manhattan Beach, this place is not to be missed. It was our favorite meal all week!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best sushi since Tokyo
Sat at the sushi bar, opposite the head chef, Michi-San. What a treat. Melt in your mouth, achingly fresh sushi, perfectly prepared. Let the chefs tell you what's best -- and they will! Also provided tips e.g. "this one has soy sauce and wasabi already".
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in South Bay
Great Service, nice ambiance and the Sushi assortment and quality excellent
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My absolute favorite restaurant
My absolute favorite restaurant in the South Bay!! The food is always outstanding. I prefer to sit and the sushi bar because the chefs are very friendly and helpful!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
never a bad experience.
so when i was much much younger, my parents would take us to the one in studio. i've always had fond memories attached to iz katsuya. however, living here in sobay meant i'd have to brave the traffic for my fix. so imagine my utter joy and jubilation when i found out about this loc., w/o the stark madness! food quality is just as fabulous as the o.g., the waitstaff are nicer, better, faster, smarter. it's my #1spot to take my out of town friends.*my only complaint is the non-asian hostess. she isn't friendly at all like her counterparts @ other loc:s. she makes you feel like she's doing you a favor by letting you pay to dine there. once, i had a res. @ 8, waited over 45 min. past it. the lovely manager made up for it, but she needs to go.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A busy and loud yummy lunch.
The lunch specials are a good value and if you can hear over the noise it is a good place for a nice business lunch.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAVORITE SUSHI IN SOUTH BAY
Always excellent service, reservations seated on time and quality seafood make this our favorite in South Bay.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Manhattan Beach Sushi = Izaka-Ya
Every time I eat at this restaurant I leave telling myself that this is a really good sushi restaurant. The food is always fresh. The atmosphere and staff are very typical of a Japanese style restaurant.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch with a friend
My friend and I meet for lunch once a month and our favorite is Izaka-ya.
I keep telling myself to order something different ... but I never do!
I love love love their Miso Cod!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch specials with
Great lunch specials with big portions at a great price! Very fresh and well-presented sushi!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
No compliants with the food. But I have had better sushi...I think there is a lot of hype. Overall, good, but not amazing.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great birthday lunch
one of my friends recommended the place...once she mentioned that it was from katsuya - I was like "oh i gotta try it out". i lived in downtown l.a. for 15 years and was surrounded by all the great "neighborhoods": little tokyo, chinatown, koreatown, thaitown, downtown, hollywood, westside, santa monica, monteray park, etc. so i was accustomed to some great food, but when i moved down to the southbay area, i was really disappointed with 95% of the restaurants around here.
anyways, i went to izaka-ya for lunch and it was pretty good - especially for the area, but the reasonable prices makes it an awesome value. this will be my go-to place for sushi in the south bay. it's not a huge place, so keep your parties to a 6 or 8 people max.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always amazing!!! Great for date night, girls night out or just a casual night... Enjoyed the crispy spicy tuna & ahi with crispy onions.... Yummy!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ordered the tray for 2, the lobster sushi and the rubber sushi - Everything was really good. We also ordered the BBQ ribs and the beef kebabs. We didn't like these as much, mainly because of the type of spices.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM