Katsuya- Brentwood

4.6
1586 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipSuperJames
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler Gabe and Leslie are all amazing! Will come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The tuna crispy rice the best. The only issue is the portions (rolls) are quite small and you need a lot so it’s costly. That said we loved everything we ate.

PG
vipPalisadesGal
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, so good to be back and comfortably sitting inside. What a difference a year makes!!
Food was wonderful! Had all our old favorites and they were better than ever. Each item was served at the perfect time and hot when needed and cold when correct.
We missed you so much and look forward to our weekly jaunts again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Waiter was horrendous... first time I’ve had a terrible experience at katsuya and I’ve visited many locations including this one plenty of times and this is the first time I’ve had such a bad waiter/service! Waiter only came once to take our order and then never came back until it was “last call” to see if we wanted anything else.... never even came and checked up on us if food was okay, no drink refills, served us tap water didn’t even ask if we wanted an actual drink or soda. Terrible part was he seemed to be really attentive with other tables except my table being party of 3 (including myself) maybe because we were not white?¿? Truth is we probably ordered way more than any of this tables during that time we were dining having a total check of $235
Definitely was a terrible experience but amazing food like always, hostess and valet worker were way more professional than the server...won’t be visiting this location ever again since I’ve never had this problem at any other location. Always tip waiters at least 20% but this waiter made us feel so racially profiled that we left nothing but a note saying “terrible service”. When asked for the bill server took 20minutes to bring us the tab! All meanwhile we saw him help his other tables and even go in the kitchen run food, chat with other servers right after we asked for the check... most servers would bring the check right away and not take 20minutes to do such a simple task!

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OpenTable Diner
Acapulco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

BH
vipBeachHouse
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Daughter’s 21st birthday celebration. Food was excellent as always, however service was extremely slow this night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Longer wait than expected after our time for booked reservation, came early as well just in case. Wasn’t encouraged to grab a drink from the bar while we waited. Luckily we saw some folks waiting with a drink in their hand. Initial food came in perfect time and our server was very nice. secondary food service took forever and we kept having to ask the status of it additionally we were waiting to order our second drink and no luck until 30 minutes later when we were already frustrated that our initial food we had already ate and waiting for the last two dishes. Overall food was eh for the price and experience for the evening ended on the notice that we should’ve just stayed in instead. Server did apologize for the delay of the last dish many times and didn’t charge for it. Sad part is that because there was a delay, we felt she avoided the table and we were trying to order another cocktail. In the end, won’t return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience I’ve had at a restaurant in a long time. And I’m a longtime (ex) customer.

AT
vipAnthonyT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

This place shouldn't be open at all.. I would have gladly given this place a ZERO!!! The reason may be is that they moved the heater from my side to the other side without asking us if it was okay, they catered to the white guys compared to us Asian ( that's my point of view). LA what's uplifted there indoor dinning yet this place has us seated outWhen we first arrived we asked to be seated to a heater because of my outfit and then all of a sudden this happens!!! Like literally how can you move something that was place in you spot for the reason be without asking us?!?! That's COMMON CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! So I told our waiter Yuidoys ( she admitted to moving the heater without the courtesy of asking us first) she then went and talk to the 2 older white gentleman about it being move by mistake by these older men refuse to put it back so the manager Leslie came to has and asked if we wanted to move to the other side because there was a roof heater and I said no because we are half way of our dinner and it's ridiculous that we have to move when we didn't do anything wrong. So for the next hour I sat down freezing myself and didn't even enjoy my meal this is the 2nd time that I've gotten a worst service at this location recently after being here multiple times!!! MANAGEMENT HAS DEFINITELY GOTTEN WROST!! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE THAT IS NOT WHITE BECAUSE IT SEEMS THAT THEY CATER TO THEM RATHER THAN OTHER RACES ( me being an asian men).
BTW THEY DIDNT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE I WAS CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not a cheap restaurant, which is fine, but service could’ve been a bit better. Also, add some music to the patio area.

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NOman
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was outstanding, the service friendly and timely and it felt extremely safe the way it was set up for covid protocols. Great to be out and feel safe eating a delicious meal!

C
vip1happyCamper
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience and it was so nice to sit outside social distancing. The waiters couldn’t have been nicer. I had a really great time and with heaters above it was comfortable in the night air.

DK
DKOS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, excellent service. Complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Reasonably priced.

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vip2picky
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the dinner, with the exception of the Brazino which I sent back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please just save yourself the hassle of dealing with very uneducated people.

JR
vipJohnR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They really aren’t set up for outdoor dining and the ambience of being inside was always so cool.

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SteveS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to go out to eat ... everything is cova 19 and even better than expected..
went back again since I wrote this.

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vipTheshark101
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD GREAT LOCATION GREAT SERVICE. EVEN IN THESE TIMES ITS NOT EASY FOR A RESTAURANT TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS, BUT THEY DID.

TR
vipTamikaRenee
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience..I'm glad they purchased new glasses but the last visit..cleanliness was questionable.

DM
vipDavidM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor only dining option was great. The plexi glass separators made it feel very safe plus staff wear mask and shield. More outside seating then i realized. Food is good. I am a vegan and plenty of vegan options.

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viprwitrojan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a fantastic experience at Katsuya. They were able to preserve the atmosphere quite well despite COVID-19

M
vipMelissa
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya did a great job of giving their customers a great experience and still made them feel safe. Excellent service!!!

TK
TKL5
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

In fairness to Katsuya Brentwood, the Covid mandate required outdoor seating which was louder than normal. Otherwise, the food was excellent as usual. Portions were also as usual small for the price, but we knew going in from past visits. Overall, the fact that they can open during this time is worthy of note.

LA
vipLAGirl9
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya was amazing in their COVID-19 protections and safety. It was our first dinner outing in Brentwood for our entire family to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter could not have been more thoughtful. We loved being outside on the patio. As always, The Baked Crab hand rolls and the spicy tuna crispy rice are not to be missed!!!

SC
ScottC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional, and the Burning Mandarin is awesome.

ST
vipSandiT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible & we were thoroughly taken care of.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

It was my birthday and they didn’t bring out/ do anything for it disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
We were asked to leave a little early due to Covid limitations and there being a line of people waiting, but we definitely understood!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant overbooked and we had to wait 45 minutes for a table late in the evening. Several patrons walked to and from their tables without masks and were not given warnings from staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! So was the food and drinks. Would definitely recommend this location.

KS
vipKarenS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing! Food is always top notch!

PR
PaulaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day Dinner

FR
vipFredR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Specifically made reservations on here to be able to be seated on time. Apparently the host gave my reservation to another Stephanie, said I would have to wait 15 min and if I could wait at the bar at S Bar next door. Okay fine, things happen. After 20 min of no communication I walk over again, host seems surprised and confused. Ends up telling me to give them a few to clean a table. Not sure what the scheduling discrepancies were but ended up finally sitting at 7:45 pm. My reservation was at 7. Not impressed.
Food and drinks were delicious and on point per usual but the logistics is suffering. Don’t come if you need to be in and out at a certain time.

TB
TrevorB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is just so good. It never disappoints!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Never again!!! The hospitality here is heartless and underwhelming to say the very least. I made a reservation here to celebrate a birthday, and made this very clear when making the reservation digitally. I confirmed with the hostess upon arrival! The hostess confirmed verbally that she was aware that we were celebrating a birthday. Most descent restaurants will provide some celebratory recognition in the form of a simple dessert of some kind but, this place did nothing whatsoever. At the very least the hostess should have communicated in some way wether there was an option, if they weren't planning on responding at all. When I informed the manager, she was apathetic about the situation as if this was normal course of business. What a shame, I wish I had known that the service is so underwhelming and unprofessional.

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chandler2020
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing. The hostess at the bar across from our table was amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

BK
BeverlyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and am never disappointed with the quality of food.

NI
NINAC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They need to somehow get the noise level down !! ! ! !!

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Katsuya- Brentwood is rated 4.6 stars by 1586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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