About Katsuya by Starck Baha Mar

Named one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.,” and Los Angeles Times Readers’ "Best Sushi Restaurant” Katsuya is a culinary sensation. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya Baha Mar is truly a feast for the senses. With unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod.

1 Baha Mar Blvd
Nassau, New Providence 89109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(242) 788-7250

Website:
http://www.sbe.com/katsuya

Parking Details:
Hotel parking is available

Executive Chef:
Katsuya Uechi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for friends, a corporate luncheon or an extravagant soirée, sbe’s best-in-class service, versatile venues and award-winning catering will guarantee that your event will be a success.

Katsuya by Starck Baha Mar Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
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Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Cozy (4)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food but unfortunately the service needs to be improved. We sat at our table for almost 15 minutes without any attention or any water in our glasses. Server who eventually arrived was friendly and apologetic which made up for it somewhat, but when you are paying this kind of price I think the service needs to be much better. One of our dishes never arrived as it took too long, so we agreed with the waiter to cancel it. This place has great potential so hopefully they will get it right before they develop a bad reputation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent place. Open environment and food comes out fast.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

As always it delivers a nice dining experience!
I do have a serious issue with the valet service... I urge you to reach out to the GM to speak to the Valet Dept. They seriously need training in dealing with customers. They weren’t rude- just clueless as to how to respond to a minimal hiccup in their process... kept us out there 30 minutes til they were finally urged to take our keys and let us just leave the car...
Left message at front desk but still suggest you bring it up in any Dept meeting to address this. It’ll happen again otherwise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our server made the night exceptional. The food was delicious and the ambiance ideal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We ate outside, wonderful food, temperature and ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice to sit outside

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Beautiful space and great food - it is just really quiet at Baha Mar right now. I’m sure it will pick up.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our drinks took to long to come . They were out of Kiwi for a drink we ordered.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good in quality, presentation and taste. The noise level inside is just too loud for comfortable conversation. Outside seems to be better.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was pretty good. Service was very good. There was a group with an unusually loud person and he wasn’t approached by the staff.
The signature miso cod was good but not as great as another miso cod at another popular Japanese cuisine restaurant. It was a little tough to handle with chop sticks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Terrible service. Very expensive food and drinks! Never again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We thought the restaurant was okay. Honestly not overwhelming but solid. The interior was more attractive than the outside seating. But all in all just a fine restaurant

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was comparable but to the best sushi restaurants we have at home - well cut fish and considered sauces. The plating was also nicely done. The menu has some of the usuals and some well crafted one-offs. All in all, a good experience.
Ask for a table outside if the weather permits - the seating is more comfortable and the scenery better. Careful how you order though. There is a lack of communication that we found caused 3 dishes to come out at once - likely due to the different kitchens preparing them.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was ok the baked crab roll and the was good and the seafood noodle bowl good. Otherwise very salty and pork dumpling were very good but salty.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved the food!! First was the crispy Brussel sprouts before our rolls came and they were magnificent! I wished i had taken a few photos but listen, that was the last thing on my mind when the food came out which was quick! Will definitely be dining at Katsuya again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was wonderful; really enjoyed the snapper sashimi turned sushi at my request and the Bahamian lobster!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server Cleveland was awesome!!! Food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was polite but a bit jumbled. Also, food not up to usual Katsuya standards of other locations

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a very nice experience re Girls' Night Out. The table attendant, Shelia(?), provided superior service and the food was very good. Once or twice, one of our particular orders was forgotten but that was quickly rectified, and with concession. The ambience was great and the entire staff pleasant. I would definitely return and also recommend. Cheers!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was great. I was stunned at how quickly the meals were prepared and brought out all while tasting fresh and neatly presented. There was a large group behind some curtains which was very loud, but that was beyond the restaurants control.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great restaurant, awesome all the way around, very knowledgeable staff. We will definitely come back

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Mediocre
Ate at the bar; the bartenders were throwing the bottles into the trash as hard as they could and it took waving emphatically to get attention at a slow bar. They charged me for the drink a gentleman next to me had (I told them we were not together)
The food was mediocre at best; cod fish smelled a little dated. The experience was not worth the price..not even close. I would’ve paid double for better food and service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Disappointed my daughter wasn't able to get accommodated a high chair after a specific request in our reservation. I would have been ok if someone would have said it upfront, but we waited 20 min before someone finally said they being used already..that is very poor communication and service

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was tasty and a nice twist to Japanese cuisine. Portions were very small and prices very high for what you get. It was quiet noisy and difficult to hear people at your table. Couch seating needs more support as it sinks. Good for a visit for the experience and prestige, but there are plenty of places on the island serving authentic Japanese food for a portion of the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had lunch and dinner. Absolutely beautiful rooms. The service was good compared to other restaurants in the hotel. There are still a lot of glitches with information. I have food allergies and some of the staff are good at understanding it but many do not and that left me uncomfortable. Hopefully they will improve their training in regards to this as it is certainly very common now.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our second visit to Katsura. We returned because the first time we had an outstanding experience. On this visit from when we were greeted by the hostess none of the staff seemed to be interested that we were there . Our server needed more training. She took my order for a drink but did not ask my husband if he wanted anything then went off and made my drink. She asked him if he wanted a cocktail when she returned with my drink. The food was good but when we went to order dessert they were out of all sorbets and the seasonal fruit which was very disappointing.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I LOVE KATSUYA!! My favorite restaurant, best sushi in the world. Lobster roll is my fav :)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent time.

- too much dividing up responsibilities between waitstaff and bus... only saw our waitress twice all meal - then a third time for the check - which I am surprised was not a 4th person!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Unbelievable!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was ok overall. We love having Sake with our sushi. Problem was thier small hot sake's start at $85 and go to over $400 with no options for anything less. The food, while a bit on the expensive side was not bad...but the sake!

Service was excellent. When we asked the waiter if he had any better value options on sake we comped us one. Very nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This place is very expensive, has ridculously small portions and weird food that has no explanation on the menu. The meals came out at different times because it comes from different kitchens, appoximately 15 minutes apart. Service was below average. We left confused, broke and hungry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food. But overall he service was very slow given the level of occupancy. Portions were generally small and be aware of what you’re ordering. You can easily rack up a bill of over 100$ per person.

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 (Montana)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We stayed at Baha Mar for one week for our anniversary and this was by far our favorite restaurant at the resort. We ended up eating dinner there 3 times during our stay due to the outstanding dishes and service. Beautiful restaurant too. A little pricey but so worth it! Just wished I could have tried everything on the menu.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good but a little expensive for what we got.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

No fried rice at a Japanese restaurant. Rude and inexperienced staff on top of that.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was okay but each of us ordered our own main courses and they didn’t come out together. I easily could have finished my meal before the other main course arrived. The food itself was good but not exceptional. Very clubby.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

After reading some negative reviews I was skeptical of the experience and I was totally impressed with this restaurant. The food was very good and prepared exactly as advertised and presentation was exceptional. I had the Goyza and they were fantastic. I also had two specialty rolls that were delicious. My wife had the crispy rice with tuna and for someone who does not like sushi, she actually enjoyed the entire meal. I eat a lot of sushi and have eaten at Nobu at Atlantis and this compares equally with that restaurant. Prices and food are equal at both restaurants. Different enough to make me frequent each often. Give this place a try and be wowed by the attentive service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I came here for my birthday and was seated in the Chandelier Room, let me tell you! The ambiance, the magnificent service, the love in every bite, just brought it all together! I was totally blown away by the experience and will be visiting again! -Thank you Katsuya!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

They need to get it together. Save your money and go to Nobu. Service was ok, but they didn’t have everything on their menu. Completely booked according to hostess yet there were empty tables. New hotel, new restaurant. Expected more. Disappointed.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The portion sizes were to small for the price the server was familiar with the menu was impressed with that and the mojito was delicious. Unfortunately we weren't given the option of dining outside or the days special so that was disappointing.

Tags: Cozy
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