Katsuya - Glendale

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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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Sun 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed - Thu 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Terrible quality and overpriced. Will not be back.

OT
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.

J
Los Angeles
62 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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and customer service

OT
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.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

SV
Los Angeles
4 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

OT
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.

BA
Los Angeles
5 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.

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

Absolutely fabulous

AU
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Los Angeles
6 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!

2
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with Christmas snow

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice evening. Food is very good but expensive

K
Los Angeles
8 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....

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I love Katsuya Hollywood bit Glendale was just ok, food was ok

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan alternatives to a diverse menu. Creative and attractive presentation. We enjoyed our meal very much. The professional team of servers are experienced and recommend very good options.

LV
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is always very good as usual, but service was a bit lacking this time. Our server & food runners are very nice, but often times you have to request things twice (water, menu, etc.) as they forget the first time, or it doesn't comes to you in a timely manner. They were gracious enough to move us to a different table timely though.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I am a regular at this location and the service was extremely poor this time. Understaffed, under acknowledged, under-serviced.
Wasn’t okay.

KM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to Katsuya at the Americana for the tree lighting ceremony.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food took way too long to come out. We ordered a kids entree which came out last of all the dishes and our 8 year old was very hungry. Food was very good but again took so long.

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Came out quick and hot

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and ambience were good but the food was mediocre. I will not be back, unfortunately.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Serve was bad, slow, forgot to put order of food.

CS
San Joaquin
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have eaten at this Katsuya and one in Los Angeles. We have liked this one better, because it’s fun to sit outside and people watch at The Americana! The food is good, but I wouldn’t say that it is delicious. On this particular day, we went to eat there because we needed to purchase something in the area My husband was having some health testing done and was only allowed to drink clear liquids. He explained his situation and ordered clear broth. I ordered gyozas and shrimp tempura. When my gyoza came, I had finished my ice tea. I never got a refill, while I was eating my gyozas. When I was done with my gyozas, they had not brought my husbands soup. Then they brought my tempura and still no ice tea. They brought my husbands soup, but it was filled with shrimp and noodles and vegetables. So he had to send it back. By then I finished my shrimp tempura. I finally got a refill of my ice tea after I finished my shrimp. My husband still did not get his clear soup. He also did not get his ice tea filled. About ten minutes later he got his clear soup. He was charged ten dollars for a small bowl of soup that he got 10 minutes after I was done eating. It was an agonizing experience. They did not apologize or care.

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Should have trusted the reviews. Visited from out of state. Wanted a good family meal after Universal Studios. Great location but poor service and an extremely slow kitchen. Our waiter was kind but they had him working the upstairs and the downstairs patio. That would explain why we didn’t see him much. I wouldn’t recommend this place. The food was not memorable. I’ve had better meals and I was practically falling asleep at the table waiting on my food. The waiter said it would come out in waves. More like it went out with the tide first.

AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The staff was exceptionally attentive, friendly, and helpful. We were visiting from Phoenix to meet up with relatives. This was a perfect midway meeting venue for dinner. The exceptional service added to our get together. Nothing was missed and have never had this high level of service. Not to exclude the food. You have to have the fried Brussels sprouts. We ordered a variety of dishes to share and they were all amazing. The GM even came to our table to make sure everything was okay. Ambiance on the outdoor patio with views of The Americana was beautiful! Can’t say enough.

AB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating my mother’s bday. She loves the cake at the tree and everyone was super friendly.

MM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I travel to a city where there is a Katsuya, I always go at least once. Always delish and consistent, regardless of the location!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Muy bueno todo lo mejor fue el mesero que nos sugirió muy buen menú

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food quality, service and lack of attention was not worth the price. I asked for out door seating and they literally put us as far away from people as they could- upstairs in a tucked away balcony.... extremely odd

AJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated upstairs so the noise level was quiet. The food was very, very good and the Cocktail I gad was excellent.
Our Hostess and Server were courteous and punctual.
Overall great dinner.

R
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible music that was dirty rap. Poor service. Food overpriced. Employees lazy and unorganized

S
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I expected more variety and better execution of the food. Rolls were very good but the bowls were disappointing.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not worth the price. Sushi was average at best. Nothing to write home about for sure, and definitely not worth what we paid. Kumadori around the corner is far better and more reasonably priced

BH
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The service was spotty. Might have ordered a second drink, but waiter was nowhere to be found.food was pretty good. The Americana roll was my favorite

DA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The short rib robata consisted of 3-4 pieces of undercooked fat (very little meat), while the mushroom robata was doused in a sauce that hid the flavor of the mushrooms themselves. Both were terrible.

Sushi was good, and sashimi platter was excellent. Unfortunately, the low quality of the robata marred the meal.

m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was horrible. I couldn't believe that this was a well known Japanese restaurant. Do not eat ramen here, it's worse than instant noodle I can make at home. Some of the fishes in sushi were not fresh, very fishy. And seaweed was soggy and we could not bite/chew. The dessert said mochi but it's actually mochi icecream, clearly someone who don't know the food well wrote the menu. Drinks were good but pricey. Service was good. We will never go back to Katsuya ever again. Very disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister to try Katsuya’s Dine LA menu. The food was incredible and a lot.

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