Katsuya - Hollywood

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Japanese
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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JZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family was running late for a show and after having to wait an additional 10 minutes for our table (10 minutes past our reservation), the server was fast, efficient and timely. Food was great and we made our show.

DH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I had a party of 12 and we showed up on time exactly at 8pm and somehow our reservation was given away. The wait because of their mistake was another 2hrs, this didn’t go well and I will probably never go there again. Please have your staff be respectful of larger groups and Double check before giving away reservations. Thanks!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming to Katsuya before seeing a show at the Pantages! The service is top notch, the food is great, and the food comes out fairly quickly (important when on a time crunch to get to the show). Another great dining experience!

L
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too dark to read menu
Delicious

T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food paled in comparison to "real" Katsuya restaurants and the prices were obscenely outrageous. The food came out quickly - maybe it had been pre-prepared because it sure didn't taste like it should. We won't be coming back to this "faux" Katsuya location.

MR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

wasn’t a big fan of the SBE katsuya, super pretentious and food did not compare to the original ones in the valley. will definitely not be back and will go to the valley locations.

F
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before and after theater ! Makes dining and dessert so easy! Great food and service! Valet your car once and go to dinner and theater! Perfect.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food. Busy, so server wasn’t as attentive. Live Dj good music. Great ambience.

PM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was about our 4th time at Katsuya Hollywood, so you know we like the place.
Friendly hosts but we got sat right next to another couple with plenty of empty tables around.
Food was good but not as good as previously. Our service was delayed due to a large party we were told.
And service wasn't great the entire dinner. Also the prices seemed a little too high for the drop off in food quality and inferior service.

PR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and reasonably priced. We were going to the Pantages to see a show and they got us in and out quickly. It is popular and the bar scene was good

MB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite "go-to" upscale Sushi Restaurant for Pre-Theatre at the Pantages right across the street! Always a pleasure dining at Katsura-Hollywood!!

KE
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was sub-par and way over priced for what it is

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Informed the server of a severe dairy allergy as soon as seated and stressed the importance of it as I was flying the next day and did not want to end up having to go to the doctors after a pricey experience. Nevertheless, I ended up having a horrible night directly after leaving as I was served (more than likely the crispy rice and spicy tuna) some sort of dairy.

When the crispy rice and spicy tuna came out, I asked it is was dairy free and the response was “sure”. The server past by and I asked again just in case and she said it should be fine. Well it was not.

Thanks for a very terrible and expensive dinner that will be shared with many.

v
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service on a very crowded evening. We are return customerS and we are always impressed with the food presentation and taste. We tried a few fishes that were new to the menu aNd we were not disappointed. Great service, great loacation, friendly accomodatibg staff and excellent food. Easily one of our favorites.

MP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a 24 hour visit to LA....
We did the tasting menu and absolutely loved it!!

Great way to try many dishes ... some pictured here

DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It was good, had the Omakase menu with a bottle Rosè Chandon. Food was good, all of it actually. Only sashimi and nigiri was served, be nice if there was some sushi rolls too. Something interesting other than just sliced fish (allbeit good sliced fish it was) Our server brought some when asked why they don’t serve any on Omakase.
Servers don’t explain any of the courses. They just set it down with the exception of dessert course. One guy literally said ‘mushroom’ and that was it.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely folks at the front who got us in and out on time for our show at the Pantages

TR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I marked the service down because the desk reported to OpenTable that we did not attend. The reservation was under my name (Tim Ryan) but it was for my wife (Lisa Guerin) who did in fact attend.

JB
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When the sashimi came to the table, it was so thin I couldn't decide if I should eat it or use it to floss my teeth. I could have eaten at least 3 or 4 portions and maybe then been full. They use rice as a filler, so my two colleagues who had ordered sushi were a little more full, but not a lot.

For three of us, the lunch bill (yes, lunch) came to $125 (excluding tips) and we did not have alcohol (just ice teas).

And finally the service was very spotty - waiter only came over once and passed by only one other time.

Would not recommend this place at all - tourist trap because of very central location and you're paying for ambiance. Plenty of other good sushi places in the area!

F
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good ! Pricey but worth it !

OT
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will now be my regular dining destination prior to the theater. It was fabulous. Can't wait to go back.

f
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great and one of the servers was really great. A bigger party came in and our waitress was pulled away to serve them. The hand over to another waitress could have been much better as we were left without anyone for about 20 minutes.

TB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. So fresh. Traveling from Florida to Sacramento

W
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Extremely disappointing. For all it’s gloss and sparkle, the quality of the sushi was not. I think I prefer the original Katsuya in the strip mall. Much better

D
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine margarita. Great. Rock shrimp. Super. Cod. Epic. Sweet servers. Fun night. Park here & eat before shows at The Pantages!

DA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was perfect and the sushi was good, I just don't think it was worth what we paid for. I'd rather go to Takami Sushi & Robata. For the same amount, I would get a beautiful view of DTLA with a bigger serving of sushi. I wouldn't return, but I do appreciate the attentiveness of the host's and servers.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great coming to this restaurant.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing steak

LP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years. They re-did it a few years ago and it looks great. The staff is always very attentive, friendly and the food is excellent. I like this location best (the one at the Americana doesn't seem as great in the quality/cleanliness departments) but the Hollywood one is tops. The staff is even sweet when my daughter and I dine before shows....remembering us and making her feel like a big girl! Much appreciated. The food though is the important part and it's always solid.

LM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great venue. We would have given 5 stars, but we needed gluten-free food and the rolls tested with gluten even though we were told they could be made without. The beef and edamame were wonderful and gluten free.

OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

visiting from atlanta with my two daughters - food was amazing! drink was amazing! must order crab roll and melon drink. wagyu beef fried rice was to die for. will definitely return on next trip.

MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing here. I've been coming for years and the quality hasn't changed. For my birthday lunch though, I was looking forward to eating their incredible wagyu with foie gras but was so disappointed to learn that it's been removed from the menu! Please bring it back?

SC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, beautiful atmosphere...a bit pricey, but it's sushi, so one expects to pay

CC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very thoughtful of my daughters allergies. The service definitely exceeded my expectations.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant! The AC was a little cold for us but wouldn’t put us off revisiting! Beautiful food in a stylish restaurant

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Was super excited to go to Katsuya because I’ve never had a bad experience at any of the other Katsuya restaurants. Upon walking in, there was an odd odor. The ladies at the front desk were very sweet, and sat us right away. Once we sat down, the odor of sewage increased. Not only that, when we poured our soy sauce, a little bug was taking a swim in it... we waited a long time for the albacore sashimi, which is usually amazing. This one was.... okay... but not great. The service was so-so, with the interactions being pleasant enough, but definitely rushed. We definitely were not the most important table there... won’t be going back to this location. Which, is unfortunate because it’s such a cool location!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

AV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is decent but the noise level is deafening. I can't have a decent conversation over dinner because of the noise level.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great experience, great food!!

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