Service was attentive but
Service was attentive but not intrusive. Unable to make decisions, we decided to go for the tasting menu. We were served multiple courses of amazing ingredients, each beautifully presented. The creativity factor behind the menu is off the charts!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Asian Fusion food.
Excellent Asian Fusion food. A bit pricey but worth it. Love the food!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was unreal! The fried
The food was unreal! The fried rice app was amazing! Service was very friendly.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
SBE has done a fine job with
SBE has done a fine job with Katsuya ..excellent food and flavor fusions, beautiful staff. My only complaint would be the noise, which is most likely a flooring issue.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite place to visit hands
Favorite place to visit hands down! Hollywood, San Diego & Downtown LA are all Great! Would tell anyone that likes sushi to put this one on their must visit list!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Katsuya is a Japanese/Asian
Katsuya is a Japanese/Asian fusion chain. Excellent food. Clean, chic, great service. I recommend Katsuya! One of my favorite Japanese restaurants.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, wonderful food,
Great service, wonderful food, imaginative cocktails!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting
We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu and it was exquisite! Beautiful to behold and delicious tastes.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 9 of us, ranging in age from 23 to 83, and everybody had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was impeccable. Eat there alone at the bar or come with a group; Katsuya will not disappoint.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant and bar have a great ambiance, vibe, and decor. The host and bartenders were very nice and attentive. The food was great however our server was not at the top of her game. There was an hour gap between our 2nd to last sushi roll and our last sushi roll and we had to flag her down if we wanted to order a drink.
We did complain to the manager and he more than made up for our awful service. He was very kind and apologetic. He ended up making our experience a pleasant one. I would definitely try this spot again.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Though
Food was excellent. Though pricey, good value for the money. A very cool, swanky interior. The Maitre d was excellent, unfortunately the servers not as good. My only knock was slow inattentive service by the server. The server was very nice, but I think they were understaffed for a Monday night and as a result the one waiter had a hard time keeping up with the 4-5 tables he was serving.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must order the appetizer of albacore tuna, adding the truffles! Must order the miso garlic cod! We also ordered 2 sushi rolls. It was perfect for our anniversary dinner. They even brought us complimentary champaign!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food quality and great variety of seafood options!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good quality food selection.
Very good quality food selection. Staff are friendly and open. Overall great experience for the avid Sushi/Sashimi and Sake lover.
Compliments to the chef(s)!!!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Japanese restaurant ever!
What a great experience we had at Katsuya. From the second we walked in the door until the end, our evening was excellant. Great staff and server - the food was delicious! We started out with a spicy tuna roll that wasn't even on the menu but our waitress suggested we try. My husband loved it! He then had a cod dish with the best sauce ever. I opted for the filet which melted in your mouth. We shared an apple crisp dessert that was the best! A little pricey, but well worth the money. Chef Alex even came out and talked to us after our meal - was so fun to spend a few minutes with him. We will definitely return to Katsuya!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been for our anniversary and for a birthday. Both times they have added special extras to make the occasion extra special. It was different each time. We loved it!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its a restaurant veru trendy and the food is great!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been at Katsuya for a farewell dinner after a 20 Days trip around California with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time there. Our waiter Jason, if I recall correctly,, was very nice and explained us everything we asked him about our drinks and dishes. We ordered 5 different things and they were superb, it seemed that each dish that came was even better than the one before.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great dinner at Katsuya!
Celebrated my husband's birthday at Katsuya last Friday evening with friends who had never been there before. We shared several courses, starting with a great spicy tuna roll, wagu beef sliders, tuna with Japanese salsa, a salad with chicken, black cod, and a wagu filet dish. Simply delicious from start to finish! They then brought out a special chocolate birthday dessert for my husband that we all shared. Great evening and we will certainly return!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and the robata
Great sushi and the robata grill works wonders.
The prices were reasonable for such a trendy and enjoyable dining experience.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for a birthday celebration and there was a handwritten note on the table when we arrived and hostess, waiter and manager stopped by to wish happy birthday. The food was delicious - the wagyu birthday is so tender it melts in your mouth.
There is suishi, but other choices to satisfy variety.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Next dish better than the last
Shared four dishes for two people and each dish that came out to the table was better than the previous one. The Subi Yaki Maki was recommended by our waitress and was awesome. The brussel sprouts were the best we've ever had. Need to replicate the recipe.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pretty rooms. Very good food. Our waiter was good but the bartender was not very friendly.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to come back....
We had the best experience at dinner last Saturday night at Katsuya. Our service was perfect-not too rushed but they stayed on top of everything. One dish was better than the next-we had most of the favorites....crispy rice and tuna, sashimi with crispy onions, and of course baked crab hand rolls. We loved it and can't wait to come back next trip to San Diego.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic SBE property
Big fan of the restaurant and all the different Japanese/Asian/Fusion mixup. Bar scene is nice as well. Food was fantastic.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being attached to the Andaz
Being attached to the Andaz hotel, it had a very modern, chic feel to it. Lots of small and large parties were eating in the restaurant, so the noise level was up quite a bit. But for a Saturday night, pretty average. The food presentation was nice, although could have been a little better, but the taste of the food was good. We chose from all the house specialities on the menu, which were really good. We could see why they were popular. Those five dishes along with with hand rolls were plenty to feed a party of 4 and cam out to just over $120 without tip...not too bad for a sushi place. More of a fusion restaurant than a pure sushi house, but was good nonetheless.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service from bar and wait staff. Managers also attentive, constantly checking on patrons.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time.
We had the tuna with crispy rice and the albacore with fried onions. Those 2 were very good. We also had the BOP bowls with the pork bulgogi and the egg...very good flavor. Not as sweet as the typical korean sauce. It has a little spice to it but just the right amount of sweetness. We also ordered the tomato and bacon skewers, just right...something we can do for our next bbq party :)
Overall the food there is good, you will pay more than a typical sushi restaurant but that is to be expected in downtown. We did not order any drinks but the menu was rather extensive for that.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a girls night and had a great time!!! The food was over the top drinks were delish! Great time had by all!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR - WONDERFUL FOOD
Some of the best japanese food in San Diego.
The black cod is extraordinary.
The atmosphere is inspiring.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I really liked this place
I really liked this place however the food comes out really really fast. You don't really get a chance to relax too much before each order is dropped in front of you. I suggest spacing out your ordering. Food is fabulous! Lobster Dynamite is the bomb.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always!
The food is really good at Katsuya - we've been there several times and have yet to have anything that we didn't love! The servers are all very friendly - Kansas waited on us this time and she was delightful! Great place to spend a couple of hours & have a great meal in downtown San Diego! Try the Wagu beef sliders and Asian chicken salad if you are like me and not a sushi fan. Neither will disappoint you!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better the second time around.
First time we really enjoyed the food, but due to a horrible hostess we found it sub par. Well we tried it again as we love the food so much and this time service and hostess were all great.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great!
I love this kind of restaurants, with nice service, great food and
very pleasant place, was my first in katsuya and it's for sure i will come back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese tapas, stunning setting.
Excellent choice if you're in the mood to graze on Japanese food. Beautiful, modern decor. Helps to have the server explain the menu if you're not too familiar with Japanese food. A bit expensive but quality is excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our food and our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our food came out too quickly for our enjoyment though. At an expensive restaurant I'd prefer if the courses were slowed down for maximum enjoyment. It felt like they were rushing us out of there even though the restaurant was not very crowded especially for a Friday night.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Katsuya was an amazing experience. The Fried Rice, Filet, and Sake were all better than expected. I would highly recommend the Frozen Asahi!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We made reservations opposed to just walking in for 9 pm. We get there on time and but our table isn't ready so we grab a drink at the bar. Celebrating a birthday the bartender buys us all a round (choc cake-gross but it was free so thx!) 30 mins into our wait still no table...... WTH so the manager promises to make it up to us! 1st class delivery, every single thing we ordered was amazing. I would definitely return
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation for 7
We had a reservation for 7 and were not seated until 7:40 - but after that everything went very well. The sushi was fresh, arrived to the table in a timely manner. The wait staff timed their visits perfectly to make sure we had the dishes we wanted when we wanted them. The sake list was outstanding!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent opitons covering
Excellent opitons covering several different Asian cuisines.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was in San Diego for business and had a taste for sushi. I looked up local sushi restaurants on my OpenTable app and Katsuya popped up so I decided to give it a go. I was amazed from start to finish. My waiter, Jason, was incredibly attentive and thoughtful, he made menu recommendations (as well as sightseeing recommendations!) and came by to check and see how things were going. There were a lot of choices on the menu and each one sounded fantastic, and everything I ordered was delicious.
I actually dined two nights in a row at Katsuya, once alone and once with a group, and both experiences were fantastic. I will definitely be coming back again, not just for the food and drinks, but for the atmosphere, service, and experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM