Katsuya - Glendale

4.4
1016 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waitress was hardly at our table, she may have been new? It seems to always happen at this Katsura, not enough servers but plenty of bussers that you have to wave down to get you things :/

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location and view of courtyard area. Food was good, but took quite some time to get served. You are paying for the location and view and definitely not for the portion sizes.

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AndyY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Food was way worse than our local parking lot sushi. Service was horrible.

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BAMIN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Katsuya in Glendale was great!! We made reservations for 10 people and had requested a private and quiet area. Our party was seated upstairs and it was perfect. The service was great!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

The kitchen is understaffed and you could definitely feel the overwhelmed response of our lovely server. She tried as she could but the restaurant could better itself by bringing ginger the dishes out quicker than three status requests of our meals.

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CharmaineM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not as good as we expected. Service was ok but plating, cleanliness and overall appearances of the dishes were not that appealing.

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vipmadison1223
Seattle
169 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Many other options to consider that are better- the lunch steak teriyaki taste like tough, fatty boiled - yes boiled in water flavorless meat. It was disgusting. Won’t be back with other options- waste of 60.00

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Touche
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too many dogs on the patio, and some large dogs sitting on benches / chairs at the table !! That’s a Bit much and we are dog lovers, And dogs sitting at the table that is a health hazard! Very noisy. Service very iffy though when our waitress came she was super sweet and attentive . Seemed To be lack of organization by the staff in the restaurant! Lots of staff around … but!! Our server excellent once she arrived …. I made hostess aware I’d been sitting there for at least 15-20 minutes waiting , while other folks who had just been seated were having their drinks & food order taken!! Been here several times before , as we like the ambiance near the fountain…. Food is usually good … but patio needs to be better organized and cleaned up ! Dog park outside , not on patio!

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vipSushiEater
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food quality and service were not awesome. Value just isn't there.

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CatherinaM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allison, our server, was very attentive and patient. We were a large group. We made it worth her while.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not sure why this restaurant is only serving outside as others at least have limited indoor seating. It was 95 degrees out and we had an 11:30am reservation. Lucky for me I asked the hostess about sitting at the bar, which we were allowed to or I would have gone someplace else. The bartender was amazing!! Great service and recommendations. The food was great, quick to come out and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation, we weren't escorted to our table, the table wasn't cleaned, they finally brought our food but we had to wait a long time to even get our utensils, the wait staff was very rude and short with us, and I've been sick in bed for the past 2 days ever since eating there

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Vern
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow - not a problem for the night - we typically want to take our time. Sitting outside is nice when it's warm out like it was - but in the winter it won't be much of an option. Hope we can return inside soon.

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vipecho1906
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. The food was good... fish was fresh, some foods were a little salty and the karage was a little greasy. Fun environment, the park / fountains are in easy view and it was fun people and puppy watching. Don't forget to look at the drink menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

14th year wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great time as alway - service was slow this time but food was good

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vipCurtY
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a fantastic outdoor setting.

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MylesY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very helpful setting up this business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great and staff was nice, but for the $200+ we spent for the small amount of food we had, I'd expect quality service to go along with it. That's reasonable, right?

Our first appetizer came out and then the second, but we weren't given napkins and table settings (chopsticks, plates, saucers) until we asked for them. We also had to follow up on a missing item from our order as it was well beyond the standard time. Then we had to ask for straws for our cocktails and water after we already asked in the beginning. (And yes I understand that straws may not be provided in an effort to go green, but if it is requested, it shouldn't have to take more than one ask.) Overall, it was difficult to find someone to assist us, and each request took an unusual amount of time, which made me wonder if there was short staffing or not enough preparation (napkins, clean plates, straws, etc.) because it seemed like they had to go looking for what we requested. It didn't seem like anyone was attentive to or anticipating our needs, and these requests were not anything extreme or extra. It was not a busy afternoon, so I'm struggling to understand what kind of customer service training is provided if not even our basic needs were met.

I'm just so disappointed with our experience because we came for a special occasion, we spent a rather large sum for a small quantity of food and the service was not satisfactory. Like I said in the beginning, the staff was nice and I don't want to get anyone in trouble. As I pointed out, there might be systems/process issues to look into--staffing, preparation, standards, and training. I'm writing this review because I honestly believe things could be improved and I hope things get better!

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CoryLive
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was our waiter and he was EXCEPTIONAL!!! Can’t wait to go back and request him!! CARLOSSSSS!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Why is the second time I am not getting points, even thought I requested when booked? Pls add 100 points to my account. You got to be more organize guys. We dined and have a receipt

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LetiziaH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic location- awesome people watching from the outdoor seating section. Easy parking in Americana lot (or free parking at Glendale Galleria). Great service and amazing food - especially the Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice. We got three orders of it (in addition to other food) and if it weren’t for the price would have had even more. I am still dreaming about it. Everything we have ever ordered from Katsuya has been exceptional. The only thing that hurts is the bill…but it’s so good we go anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date, and also it’s a perc the food and restaurant was great! Awesome environment and casual yet classy. Definitely always come back here when I’m in the mood

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vipJoseA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service was great.

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MarissaC
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Although food is good, the service is extremely slow and several requested items were never fulfilled. Brought a substitute without being told that item was no longer available. Assumption is not acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Even though Katsuya is one of my all time favorite sushi places, the last 2 times have been very disappointing.
Service has been very bad, very slow & we had to constantly ask other servers to bring us what we needed since our server wouldn’t even check on us.
Extra outdoor seating area is definitely a NO NO. We had little flies in our drinks & food!!!!
Very disappointed!

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vipKShah
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food and service. Please extend your weekend hours so diners aren’t rushed.

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vipKCsMom
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was incredibly slow this night. Portions are remarkably smaller than most sushi restaurants but the prices are much higher

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vipMagnum
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Katsuya vibes. Delicious Japanese cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time together it is Covid era we were still able to enjoy outdoor dining the staff was great suffering from employees not coming back to work yet everyone smiled and worked efficiently to serve us

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vipHammon
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing cocktails and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

It was ver nice to have my 14 and 2 year old and they were very comfortable and taken care of by the staff and understanding by letting us have the stroller with us of course but the food i didn’t even eat because I am a vegan and everyone in my family is a fish eater and they said it wasn’t the greatest they have had at a Katsura but the atmosphere was cool and was relaxed come and enjoy for par sushi and comfort

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food wasn’t great, service was horrible. Will definitely not be coming back.

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vipTomW
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
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
21 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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Katsuya - Glendale is rated 4.4 stars by 1016 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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