In a relaxing setting filled with dark wood furnishings, The Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya serves modern and elegant Japanese fare with fresh, quality ingredients. The ten-musu, shrimp tempura rice balls and the miso soup with nameko mushrooms are excellent choices for starting your meal. Popular seafood entrees include the creamy popcorn shrimp tempura, the lobster cooked with mushrooms and shrimp and topped with spicy dynamite sauce and the baked orange roughy shiogama with truffle. House specialties, such as the Okinawa style spare ribs and the Kobe tender loin with wasabi sauce, speak to Izaka-ya's inventive and refreshing take on modern Japanese cuisine.
Additional creations that set Izaka-ya apart from the crowd include its playful small dishes, like the herb-crusted tuna with mustard sauce, the luscious kiwi scallop and the Cajun seared tuna sashimi with sautéed spinach.
Can't go wrong with any choice you make! Everything is fresh and lots of great menu selections. Just delicious. Great lunch values too.
We were here for the first time on a Friday evening. The sushi is excellent and very fairly priced, but the service was slow. It took about 20 minutes to get an extra order of sushi roll. Eventually the manager noticed us sitting there and asked if we needed anything. about 5 minutes later the order showed up. It was also very noisy, lots of kids running around. Next time we'll do take out.
The service was amazing, very helpful, being informative and patient. Enriching that was recommended was perfect, I wanted to go again the next day.
Overall this place is good. Not great. Been to better sushi places. It's in the middle of "Manhattan Row" so it's considered a hot spot. The sushi is good. Fresh, presented well and tasty. For two the bill was $85 with tip for 5 rolls and 4 alcoholic drinks. Not bad at all. The Proscutto roll (spelling) was bomb. The izikaya roll was bomb too. Only knock was that the waitress would continually just walk up and interrupt us while in conversation. No excuse me just "want dessert", "want another drink" boom! Place wasn't that crowded for a hot summer Friday night but we sat down at 8:45. We also made reservations. This is a must here because you never know when it'll be super crowded. Have to pay metered parking but only until 9pm then it's free. Worth trying once then make a decision for a second time around.
Manhattan Beach has a burgeoning restaurant scene. Finally. Yet this place never disappoints and with all the noise about MB Post, Simzeys, The Arthur J...if I had one meal to eat in my hometown...this would be it.
Great spot for lunch. Can see it getting a bit noisy, but the quality of the sushi was excellent. Try the Spanish Mackerel....Yum! All our rolls were delicious. Service was fine. Great spot overall
outstanding!! best spot in town....don't hesitate to even consider anywhere else for sushi in Manhattan Beach or LBC...
Restaurant itself was fine and I would go back again. However, went there during lunch time and spent 30 minutes looking for parking.
Went for lunch with my husband and son. We were seated promptly. We all had the sushi lunch and shared the spicy tuna on crispy rice. That dish was delicious. We all enjoyed our lunches. My son and I chose the tempura and my husband had the udon. The tempura was perfectly light. The udon was fantastic. Service was friendly and fast.
We celebrated my teenage daughter's 16th birthday recently with 5 teenagers and 2 adults. It's a tiny restaurant but they accommodated us nicely. The wait staff was great at making suggestion for a comprehensive order that provided a nice amount of food, without going over the top and met everyone's tastes for various types of sushi. They finished off the meal with a birthday dessert. I love the neighborhood, friendly feel of this place and all of it's staff!