Katsuya- Brentwood

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Japanese
Upon its debut, Katsuya Brentwood was named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best New Restaurants," and it continues to garner acclaim as one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." and the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya 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.
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Enjoy Happy Hour at one of our two cocktail bars or at the Robata bar!
Get your favorite Baked Crab Hand Rolls or even the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna all on our Happy Hour offerings!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 15, 2019

Ends: July 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 1485 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We didn’t get seated for 15/20 mins after we made the reservation. Water wasn’t filled much during the meal. Sushi, rolls, and entrees were great though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Host took forever to seat us. Nobody else was waiting and plenty of seats were available. Didn't like that and it may cause me to never go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went many times in the past and it has seemed to go downhill majorly with regards to portion sizes, prices, and ambiance. Still enjoy the food and cocktail options.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

First of all host was very rude. Second tables was very dirt, wiped them out and tried to enjoy what they call a good restaurant. Surprisly plates came dirt too and I kept asking them to replace it, food quality was not that good. Any ways it was a very bad experience

S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love! Pat is the best!

AF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, not amazing and the service was less than attentive. Actually had to flag someone down to order.

RP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant and the number 1 Katsuya towering over other locations in Hollywood and Miami

O
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Last visit.

Chairs were dirty. Noise high. It has become the local hang out for the family set.

I like kids. Just not running around constantly near my sitting area.

Food was ok. Staff was good But because of the constant movement of teenagers a bit harried.

Time to find a new quieter cleaner sushi place.

GW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I go to Katsuya in Brentwood all the time. The server rushed us through the food service. Server also had an attitude regarding our consumption of ice tea. Also got part of the order wrong as he didn’t think we would want more than one prepared roll

PG
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Some new items on the menu and they are really really good.

SF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buzzy atmosphere, good food and always have a good time. Can be noisy and service can be patchy when busy

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for drinks and small bites.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Why don’t I get points on open table for this reservation?

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistently good!

SU
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fresh sushi and cooked options

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love the food (and cocktails) at Katsuya. However, it is expensive, VERY loud and I have never been seated there on time. Why take reservations if you will never honor them? We have always waited at least 30 minutes after our reservation, in the small crowded lobby. Not sure why this always happens. Our server however, was great

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I love Katsuya. Its “our” place!

DG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food is not as good as the other Katsuya locations. Also, either they don't have enough waiters or they are just not quick on their feet or have any organized/systematic way of doing things.
Thanks.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was my birthday dinner...no fanfare or special items from the restaurant, but the lovely hostesses did say Happy Birthday when we arrived. We had reservations and were sat at the sushi bar immediately. The service was prompt, all of the sushi was fresh and the energy is vibrant. Always consistent place to dine.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced poor service and average quality. Very disappointing.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Beyond disappointing experience.

I am a local diner and hadn’t been there in about a year.

Food portions were half of what they used to be and quality of ingredients was below par. For example, larger shrimps in the shrimp tempura were switched out for mini shrimps and portion was at half of less from my last experience and prices up 20%.

I was with a group of people and they all echoed the same. We left quickly without ordering more drinks and did not get dessert either.

Would not recommend unfortunately.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Always nice, food good, service not great this time...

JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately the service was incredibly poor. Food was good but lack of service killed the experience.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I love the Katsuya chain of restaurants but found the Brentwood location to be very noisy and over priced. The food was good - particularly the crispy onion albacore and crispy brussel sprouts - but as the restaurant filled up it was hard to hear the person sitting right across from me. The Studio City location is by far the best value, has great ambience and always excellent food. I highly recommend that restaurant over their Brentwood location.

m
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Quality down, prices up. Service. Knowledgeable but. Very slow

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Plates were dirty, food came at disparate times, waiter didn’t care. My salad came after the main dishes were already served. I complained and the waiter didn’t care.

Overall, it was a terrible dining experience

E
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is really good, the food quality is outstanding, tle ambiance is nice but the service needs to be improved.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible and our reservation was forgotten about

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !
Great service and good 😍

MT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the best time on Saturday night! We had to Omakase for two along with the crispy tuna rice - so delicious! And our server and her runner provided the best service. Super attentive without being on top of us. Highly recommend and we will be back!

P
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

On this past Tuesday, August 13. I made reservations for dinner at 7:30. When I arrived, there was an intoxicated homeless guy in the front entrance. While I was valeting my car the homeless guy was in front of my car. The valet driver left my car on with the keys inside to help someone else. This gave the homeless guy the opportunity to steal my Mercedes. I had to stand outside next to my car and sent my girlfriend inside nervous for our lives and my car. I am regular customer, but after this disgusting experience, I am not coming back. I didn’t enjoy my meal as I was still shaken and scared about my car and my life.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 8:30pm party of 4, restaurant was not very busy, host walked us all the way to a table next to the entrance of the bathrooms. We sat for awhile before a waiter came and asked us what we like to drink after the drinks our waiter disappeared we waited again finally he came took our order. Another waitress will bring the plates to the table but no one is picking up the empty plates I had to waive to another waiter to get the empty plates still our waiter would disappear another waiter came after I waived to him I asked him for our waiter he told me I will take your order. It was horrible the whole time we were waiting for the waiter or looking for the waiter. very bad service.


we had guests from out of the state first time in LA it was a very bad experience!!
Unacceptable!!

J
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent place to go for lunch with family and friends ... great food and service ...

R
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Set a reservation. Arrived without a table set. Waited two minutes to be led through a beautifully tiered dining room. An abrupt right turn later & we were led by the host via echolocation to "our" table. The cave that we entered is perfectly hidden in this otherwise beautiful restaurant. Using my phone's light, I studied the menu with the lengthy amount of time that was allotted by our server. Having mentioned that we would like to course our meal, said sever calculated a bold strategy of neglect. In all of the meantime, we were bombarded by what seemed to be a bus of New Jersey tourists with Malibu accents yelling about their lives in a perfect circle around us for approximately two hours. It all just seemed like a social experiment. The octopus is amazing. Those three stars are for the octopus.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service, inattentive. Food took so long to come out that we canceled two items.

DM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service much slower than I’ve ever had
Took forever to get our drinks
And for a server to take our order which is not normal for Katsuya

DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times. Was just having dinner with friends recently when I was reminded how good it is. We had an assortment of hot dishes to include Wagyu beef and the cod, to jalapeño yellow tail sashimi and spicy tuna on crispy rice and popcorn shrimp. Finished it with assorted sushi eg Toro, Salmon etc. First class meal and a great evening.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

They got orders mixed up - we received items we didn’t order and didn’t get things we did - some food arrived early and other orders came much later- one member of our party was served early and two of us didn’t receive our food till much later. The food itself was all excellent- we’ve been there several times and never had this bad an experience, maybe it was our server.

AG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service and food is over priced mediocre . Nil value for money.

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