Katsuya - Hollywood

4.6
2771 reviews
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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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KH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience Christian was our server and was very attentive to my guest with a gluten and soy allergy. He made excellent recommendations and checked back on our table often. Their was a deejay playing some music with a very electric selection. We enjoyed everything from food to service to music and ambiance. We will be back soon! Thank you Christian and everyone at Katsuya for making our night so memorable and special!

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Our server was so nice and provided great service! Unfortunately there seemed to be some mix up with the kitchen and our two appetizers never came out, but he was very apologetic and comped the dishes. It wasn't a big deal. But then they sat 3 very intoxicated under the influence of drugs individuals right next to us. My kids were really freaked out. They were inappropriate, making out, talking about drugs and getting high, using profanity, nodding off at the table, in very revealing inappropriate clothing, and taking videos of them acting crazy and shouting. They were really high and it was pretty scary and I'm not sure why they were seated in the first place. My kids and I had to get up and leave before our meal was done.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience. Dank!!!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Always loved this place in the past...this visit did not live up to past experiences. Party I was with had never been, and I talked the whole experience up and left with a very average view of experience.

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LR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We go here because of proximity and valet great for pantages but it is loud and overpriced. Maybe double the smaller katsuya’s. I try to avoid this and the downtown location for this reason. But the food is great and sometimes worth it for the convenience

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MG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for 2 at 6:30p but due to traffic, 1 person was 15 minutes late. Even though the other person was on time they would not seat them. We ended up waiting until 6:55pm - we had tickets for an 8pm show so this was a bit rushed & stressful.

Once seated, the food and drinks were really fantastic so it made up for the rough start. The baked crab hand rolls were truly outstanding. We also had a Lychee martini (very smooth and balanced), the special roll (crab, avocado & albacore) which was exceptionally good.

Overall recommend just arrive early or with plenty of time in case you have a wait. Keep in mind a reservation doesn’t guarantee being seated at the requested time.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

la cena muy rica, el servicio lento y desordenado, el lugar agradable pero bastante ruidoso

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BO
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Definitely not the best food in Hollywood. Underwhelmed.

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TG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy, especially the spicy tuna on crunchy rice. The only sad part was that we were not allowed to bring in any leftovers into the Pantages Theatre

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Katsuya Hollywood the service is Amazing!! Food and drinks are yummy just wish it wasn't so expensive. My bill is usually from 400-600.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was good until we got to our check and our waiter didn’t split our check and refused to help us.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very hip and swanky. Kind of out of the way of the main Hollywood attractions but the food was great.

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k
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The wagu steak is phenomenal!

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RW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The manager charged $58 for a gin drink. The bottle does not cost that much to purchase retail. The manager didn’t come to talk to us and made the staff deal with charging the high price for one drink. They were confused by the price and thought it was a mistake as well. Waitress, bartender, and bus staff did a great job.

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TW
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been to Katsuya before, and while the sushi is good, it is so, so, expensive for what it is. For the money, I prefer Nobu or Matsuhisa, and for amazing quality sushi, Sugarfish.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The host and hostess were lackluster and even though there was plenty of open seating in the dining room, we got sat next to the thoroughfare from the kitchen. We requested a quieter table and the host made a huge deal about it and then said we would have to wait 30 minutes if we wanted a different table. Really? It was 9:30pm and the restaurant was empty.

The food was beyond terrible. They don’t even use real crab for their California roll. The spicy tuna was stringy (gross) and didn’t taste fresh. Everything was overpriced and sub-par quality. Our waiter came to our table maybe 3 times at most and spent less than a minute each time.

We were hoping for a romantic post-Phantom of the Opera dinner and it was beyond disappointing. Even as we walked out, the hostess was shoving food in her face and wouldn’t even look at us. I guess this is the place for cheeseball Hollywood wannabe hotshots to bring insta-girls who don’t eat. Not a place for people who actually enjoy good food. Come on Katsuya. Also, maybe sage the place...the energy sucks (literally)

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Part of the food was burnt, in addition to a waitress who wasnt great, we barely saw her yet she kept visiting all the tables around us. Terrible service.

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MG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal here before going to see Phantom of the Opera. The food and atmosphere were great - and we thought the cost of the meal was very reasonable. Very convenient to Pantages as well - a very short walk.

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service is always impeccable at Katsuya, however , is it really necessary to have a DJ playing whilst you’re trying to have dinner and a conversation ? Really I don’t need to hear “N*€#% gonna bust it wide open “ over a $30 Lobster Roll ! Loose the DJ Katsuya, it’s ridiculous!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was fantastic!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food selection, great service and drinks!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

It was my best friends birthday-which I included on the reservation. There was zero acknowledgement of the fact that it was her birthday. This is absolutely unacceptable considering the price point of this restaurant. I am unfortunately extremely disappointed that there is clearly an option to add an occasion but this restaurant clearly does not care.

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MN
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The Music where too loud, the waiters didn’t pay any attention and we waited a long time for our food.
Definitely not a place that I would visit again.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and quality. I look forward to returning very very soon.

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CV
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartender, Rigo, was amazing! He made a great experience outstanding and we will definitely be going back. The food was delicious and the drinks were incredible. My mom and I had such a great time before our show started. Thank you!

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Food was served quickly. Tapas style.

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PP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went late and the noise level was very low, perfect for conversation. A couple of hiccups with the service but all-in-all it was an excellent experience and we will be going back!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Katsuya! The food, service, music etc is always on point. I’ve been to this location several times but haven’t been for almost a year now. We went for a bachelorette party and started the night with some sushi and drinks. For the prices, I would recommend this place for a special occasion or date. If you want to impress someone with a good sushi place, this is it. As for the food, our go to is the yellowtail sashimi, spicy tuna on crispy rice, crab hand roll, albacore sashimi with crispy onion, popcorn rock shrimp, cucumber salad, and Shisto peppers. Yum yum! Can’t wait to go back for more! Ps great waiter and staff. Friendly and always checking up on the table to make sure we had great service. Cheers!

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DZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Hosts were gracious. Bartender was great. We loved dining there before a show at the Pantages. A busser accidentally knocked over our soy sauce, which poured all over our menu, table and pants. He was apologetic and cleaned it up quickly. The server didn't seem to notice or acknowledge this incident. I'm in the service industry and would have offered to move my guests to another table, but our guy was either trying to play it cool, or just didn't care. No manager came over to check on the situation. Also, I asked if I could keep a menu, because we might order some more food and our server said, "No, we're pretty busy and we need them all." I said it has soy sauce all over it and his response was, "It's all good," and then he winked at us as he walked away. Even though he had notes that we were going to the theater, he made no attempt to get us our check, or return our change in any sort of urgent manner. Aside from him, our experience was great.

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AB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The sushi quality is not good anymore

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience close to pantGes

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ME
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here for the very first time tonight to celebrate Fathers Day. We were greater with kindness and a smile. Seating was comfortable. The wait staff was attentive and their recommendations were very good. The food delicious but the portions were on the small side for the price. The drinks were pricey, 18-20 per drink. Other than that, we would definitely return to this restaurant. Very close to Pantages if your attending the show.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely yes! The food and service were both excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

High end sushi in a high end room. Prices fit the room and the food.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant had amazing customer service and the food was fantastic. The look of the place is very nice and fancy and has a nice vibe to it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Price, not so much.

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C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice elegant fine dining place. The wagyu steak was delicious. Sashimi prepared the right way. Efficient service. No delays with meals. Will come back!

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good Sushi. Only problem was , I was told they don’t make Shrimp Tempura

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RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for impressing out-of-town guests with a "hip" sushi joint. The staff was great, the food very good, but I have had better in those mini-mall gems we all know and love. I will be back, but only for the benefit of my guests.

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JB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had dinner here before the theater, food was excellent , so many wonderful options to choose from it was hard to decide. Favs were robata grilled corn and Wagyu teriyaki, as well as several orders of nigiri - fresh and well presented. It was crowded with other theater goers/celebratory dinners and rather noisy, with tables close together, but atmosphere otherwise was great - dimmed lighting and dark walls gave it a cozy yet elegant feel. I would recommend Katsuya - you’ll pay big bucks but for a special occasion, it’s worth it. Enjoy!

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