Katsuya - Hollywood

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$31 to $50
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Designated the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California, and one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.,” Katsuya holds true to be held as a superb Los Angeles Japanese cuisine experience. 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.

Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. With superb talent and exacting precision, Katsuya is changing the face of Japanese cuisine.
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted Brussel sprouts were the best I have ever eaten.

OT
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! I need to remember to ask the server to space out our order so that all of the food doesn't come out at once. I always have to have my faves! Love the Robata menu! Hamachi sushi!!!! The albacore sashimi with the fried onions is usually phenomenal, but this time the onions coagulated and stuck together in clumps. The scallop noodle special was outstanding!!! We always have great service. Can't wait til our next meal there!

CD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a little too loud but everything else was more than ideal.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to every Katsuya in the LA area and I think that this is the worst of the best. Katsuya is my favorite Japanese restaurant chain. They are all pretty much amazing with each store doing their best serving up really good food. Sure the prices are a bit more than your typical sushi place but the quality is better and I believe that you get what you pay for.
As far as the Hollywood store goes...you’re paying a premium since it’s one of their flagship stores.
The Cali rolls are really good but they are smaller than the rolls from the other restaurants so you wind up getting another, etc. In the end, my daughter and I ordered up $153 worth of speciality rolls and assorted other things. The food was ok and the service was good. Would I ever go back to this specific store? Definitely not. The value just isn’t there.
I’m going to stick with the stores in Studio City, Encino and even Woodland Hills. I’ll be able to order more food and still pay far less than Hollywood.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks are definitely over priced but the quality is great. The crispy rice spicy tuna at Katsuya is probably my favorite sushi dish out of anywhere.
Our server was very friendly and genuinely nice.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with the kids and they loved it!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. The black cod is crave-able. Bartender made me a special off the menu cocktail with cucumber and spicy vodka. Delicious!

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music selection was a vibe. Food great as always.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, but in true Hollywood style, they will make you wait for a table even though tables are available.

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous night! Our waiter Christian took amazing care of the table and it was a perfect evening!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Touristy, not amazing quality, service is trendy not friendly, there are many better places for sushi in LA

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpers were great, server could’ve been better

G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!

F
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music top loud can’t talk. Black cod mediocre. Everything else grear

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater meal

J
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon their Hollywood location and were so glad we did. We really enjoyed some of the creative sushi - the crab handroll made with soy paper instead of nori, the corn crunch, and the spicy tuna crispy rice - all highly recommended. And the Brussels sprouts were amazing!

CG
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks, delish sushi et al, drippingly cool decor. It’s fun

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had and amazing night. Great staff. Fast service. Good looking crowd. So LA :)

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating our anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We love eating here! Daniel was awesome this evening!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Although pricey and beyond noisy, the restaurant was beautiful and the food truly stellar. Because I dine out to chat with friends, the noise level would prevent me from ever going back. However, I would order and have it delivered. If you like a lot of noise - or don’t mind it - it would be a great experience.

WS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, expensive with very good food in small portions. A hot place at the moment.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was unparalleled, in fact exceptional. Food was fresh, however portions were a little on the small side considering the expense. Overall was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

SL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good sushi. Pricey. Well run restaurant. I thought they were part of Dine LA which was happening while I was there, but they were not. Not sure if Dine LA had bad info? Nice pre-theater meal. Yelp said that valet parking is $14, but it's $20 if you stay longer than 2 hours.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Sobrevalorado comida buena poca cantidad alto precio

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and service is too. ✨

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun time. Good food. Great drinks

RL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, a vast improvement from last time. New management doing wonderful job.

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! They were awesome and made it the best lunch meeting ever.

LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal here for my brother's birthday. It was just 3 of us but I had made a reservation in advance and we ha no issue getting a table. The hostess was welcoming and seated us pretty promptly. The service was wonderful, and they even acknowledged we were celebrating a birthday right from the get go.

The space itself was really neat, very large and open but surprisingly quiet...despite many diners it wasn't hard to hold a conversation with the table. The lighting was lower but not so much that you couldn't see your food, overall it was a nice and intimate ambience, great for an upscale dinner with friends or a full blown romantic date.

The sushi selection was tasty too, we opted for the spicy tuna on crispy rice (phenom!), avocado albacore role (not on the regular menu), sunset role (delish), salmon role (good 'ol traditional option), rock shrimp tempura role (highly recommend!), and threw in an order of their chicken teriyaki (for the non sushi fan). No qualms about any of it, found everything to be fresh and beautifully presented. While a little on the pricey side, it's to be expected given the area and service.

BG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty but expensive. Waited long to be seated with a reservation and they crammed 5 ppl in a 4 person table

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, very good service, wide selection of dishes.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Waited for a table for 15
Asked to sit at the sushi bar after waiting
Then told a table was being prepared
Finally sat down and restaurant was half empty
Won’t even come back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

muy bueno y excelente comida, recomiendo la carne

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food fast service fun atmosphere

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Horrible NYE dinner experience. Hosts were a mess and the food was terrible.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

New Years Eve

CQ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Unimpressed and disappointed NYE dinner. 1 gluten free option for sushi, otherwise has to have sushi rolls with no rice, as the rice has malt vinegar. Waitress was short when asked about this and gave no alternative to ask the chef to make gf rice.
We were sat 6 inches away from a table with young women taking selfies. No privacy or intimacy.
Great crispy rice sushi (gf) and loved the ambience.

IC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

It had been quite awhile since we last dined here. I was disgusted at how dilapidated and filthy they have let the dinning room and restrooms get. Made us wonder what the kitchen looked like. Gross!

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