Katsuya - Glendale

4.5
1013 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Designated as the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California, and AIA/LA Jury Award for Restaurant Design, Katsuya Glendale holds true to be held as a distinct Glendale Japanese cuisine experience. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya by Starck 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.

Sit outside on the open air patio or mingle inside the sleek and sultry dining room, Katsuya Glendale provides the perfect spot to enjoy a modern sushi experience.
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vipTomW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was late, food was cold, food was missed delivered, server was very friendly. Reservation was made with designation for a birthday but no recognition occurred

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vipDeborahL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!

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vipChristinaM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Need more staffing. Took forever to get a server to take orders and follow up with additional orders.

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CAven
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely come back. Food and service were all amazing!

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KarlIto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The greeter was so polite and awesome. But once we were seated we didn’t get water to begin with and my fiancé’s drink didn’t come until we were finishing up our entree’s. One of the servers just delivered our food and didn’t tell us what it was or anything. Just placed the food an left. No “ENJOY” or anything. Besides that the food was great and the ambiance was stellar.

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vipRicky
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience with nice food and friend. The service and staff was very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They lied abs said I was a no show when I was there ! Also they changed waiters 2 times due to shift change & messes up my entire order 4 times !!!

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very good. Food was to die for. Me and my daughter had an amazing time. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wow the quality has become so mediocre!
Last time I was there in 2018.
Ridiculously overpriced for what you get.
The miso soup was so sad. Avocado rice crisps a complete rip off for what you get- lol.
The waiter insisted of bringing me a fresh one; went back to nearly nuke it in the microwave.
Potstickers also a bit burnt.
Probably last time We will go there.
I’ve gone to Nobu, so I have higher standards to compare to.
Katsura No longer what they used to be. Sorry but I’m being 100% honest.

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PHco
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

low quality food super horrible very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food quality has gone down a lot since it first open. Very disappointed

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Rebecca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the manager and servers. So yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya always has top quality food and NEXT level service.

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vipTokat
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Our server was fantastic! He went above and beyond to provide excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sake was awesome! Rolls are a little on the small side but otherwise delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We go there every week for the ambience, but honestly they need to up the service, every time we go we get so annoyed that we don’t want to come back!

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Lanie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at Katsuya Restaurant at the Americana outdoor mall in Glendale, California, was a great dining experience! Food is very good and customer service is excellent!

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Saige
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

After hearing good things about the food, we chose Katsuya for our Valentine's Day dinner. We had a 7:30 reservation and upon arriving the hostess told us that they were overbooked. We waited until we got a phone call at 8:15 to be seated. It was pretty cold out and we weren't expecting to be waiting outside for 45 minutes.

When we were finally seated, the server rushed over to us and said that the kitchen closed in 10 minutes so we needed to get our order in quickly. Not that it is required, but there was no mention of Valentine's Day, or any personal niceties--just frantic service. I understand that the server must have been very stressed due to being overbooked, but if people are choosing your establishment for a special Valentine's Day dinner, it's very off-putting to enjoy your night in such an anxiety inducing environment. Barely had time to enjoy a drink before rushing to make decisions on food. The wine basically came out with the food.

A few of our appetizers arrived, yet we had no setups. After being ignored by a few servers, we flagged down a food runner to bring us plates/chopsticks, napkins and sauce as our short ribs were getting cold. He was very nice.

Nevertheless, the food was very delicious. Pretty small portions for the price, but we knew that coming in. I would be interested to see how they operate under less stressful circumstances, but not sure if it's worth the money to find out.

Would I recommend to a friend? Unfortunately not.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

it’s just honestly not a good place to eat , they have the tables messy and they’re old .
It’s expensive and quality of food seems worse then any other sushi restaurant.
i really think americana should close this place and make it something better .
it’s been my second time here and it’s the same thing years apart . i’m sure other people can agree.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Safe, easy, familiar “go to” place. A tad windy on the day we went but still enjoyed our lunch. Everyone had pepper specks in our water but the waitress immediately replaced them. The food is never a disappointment but seems the portions get smaller and smaller. They did provide a free birthday cake for my daughter which was nice. It will always be a place we will go back to.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. The weather was perfect and friends always make it better!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I love this restaurant. Service was a little slow, but I think they were just starting to get back in the groove, we were there a day or so into the reopening. Our server was great with suggestions! The drinks are always good. One of our favorite date night spots.

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vipEddie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Second day after the opening of dining in LA They were not prepared Slow service order was not delivered in the proper order A total mess

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vipKaitlinW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back at Katsuya! We are obsessed with the ramen here, if you haven’t tried it, you must!! It was a chilly rainy day so it really hit the spot. Will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Terrible quality and overpriced. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a nice dinner date with my girlfriend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Experience was terrible from the moment we check-in.. Hostess seemed like I was bothering her and our seating location was terrible. Food quality did not meet the price point. Very disappointed and will most likely never dine at a Katsuya again. This is not opentable worthy.

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vipJack2ndcity
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This restaurant was terrible. Mediocre yesterday’s fish, served by slow incompetent staff. This place is all hype and poor across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Got a phone call literally the night before dinner, which was valentine’s day, from the staff. They were “limiting everyone’s dinner experience to an hour” due to heavy bookings. It was the night before Valentine’s Day and impossible to get a table at another decent restaurant. I decided to keep the reservation. The restaurant was not very busy, tons of open tables, and we were rushed through. The wait staff forgot our drink orders twice....very strange evening. Wasn’t a great experience, and I won’t risk making a reservation there again. Food was good, but the experience was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipSalV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good, drinks are ok, a little too expensive, they don’t validate valet parking , but the worse thing is the service, if you happen to order additional items and regardless how busy the restaurant is, it can take forever to get additional food out of the kitchen.
If you great service go to Bourbon Steakhouse, if you really want good Japanese food, try Katsura in Hollywood

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was terrible, service mediocre. Sushi looked and tasted like it had been cut and plated the day before.

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vipBigAl
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Below average sushi at best. Service, they are super slow and forgot almost everything we asked of them. You would think dropping 3 bills for a lunch that you would get stellar sushi and service. But no. Bad management and all show no go.

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vipitsasmallgirl
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous

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AshleyU
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Surprised with portion size-much bigger than I thought.

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vipGabriel
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 24th birthday here and it was an evening I’ll remember! The host greeted us and congratulated me on my birthday. We sat up stairs where we had a great view of Americana at Brand while also staying warm beneath heaters. The food was incredible. We tried multiple rolls (I recommend asking about their secret menu as well). The cocktails were great! Wish I could try everything on their menu. Our server and all of the runners were friendly, attentive, and quick. Looking forward to our next visit!

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vip2regulars
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with Christmas snow

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice evening. Food is very good but expensive

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vipKelli
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Meeting Santa with our daughters and then having dinner at Katsuya afterwards. Was a good experience! Great food! Service was lacking, per usual. This place gets so busy and there’s so much going on, I understand, but it is annoying....

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Katsuya - Glendale is rated 4.5 stars by 1013 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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