Katsuya - Hollywood

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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
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
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

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!

I
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fine food, perfectly close to W Hotel Hollywood.

PG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner again. The food was good, the service was great. We’ll be back.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific sushi. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. The food came out in waves which was perfect. We tried dishes from the grill, hot and cold kitchen and they were all great

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining and lively atmosphere. Black cod is always tasty.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Prejudiced waiter, I believe that by not speaking fluent English, treated us with total contempt!

CW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi and tasty cocktails. Thank you Kyle for being such a friendly server!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and kids before watching Frozen, and had a GREAT time. Bryce really took care of us, the food was great, the service was spectacular!
We’re definitely making this an ongoing tradition.

A
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an early dinner before a 6:30 pm Frozen performance at the Pantages. Great location for that, by the way. It's just diagonally across the street. We were seated within 5 minutes and greeted by a very professional and friendly waiter. The menu items we had were all delicious but small and expensive. The short ribs and the Brussel sprouts were the best - we got two orders of each for three people along with sushi and liquid nitrogen cheesecake for dessert.

P
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wrong order was brought. One person in our party was brought their food after everyone was done

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

T
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great experience at Katsuya. The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. Katsuya is just a few feet from the Pantages Theater and is a perfect choice for pre-theater dining.

OT
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go here before going to the Pantages. The food is delicious and the service is always awesome. Tonight we had Bryce (hoping I spelled it right)) and he was fabulous as usual. Aside from being adorable, he always goes above and beyond for his diners. The hostesses are always so welcoming and accommodating. We live our regular table. My mom always feels special there. Katsuya always accommodates our dietary restrictions and special requests. We never leave hungry or dissatisfied.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the sushi side of the restaurant (right hand side) has a smaller menu but is soooo delicious! Get the crunchy spicy tuna roll!

BB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here prior to going to the Pantages. The food was great, fresh and tasty. The server was attentive and exceptional. Pricing is very reasonable for the experience. I would eat here again.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Fresh sushi had to flag down the waiter to pay attention to us

BI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hamachi kama is great!
Price little high

w
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday! Server was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It is really cool but it’s a good time

CM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Super yummy! The restaurant was 25 mins behind on our reservation so they gave us a private room which was perfect because the 4 of us were on a bit of a reunion! Kyle was our server and he was FABULOUS! The food was outstanding. Try the Brussel sprouts... totally random for sushi but DELISH... even if you are not a sprouts fan. Our night was great. The only drawback was waiting for our reservation but they cleared all that up with giving us some private space and the best waiter! xx

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, good food.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good service. It took awhile to get the bill so my guests left early. Noise level was a little high for one of our quiet speakers.

GK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sushi was delicious!!Everything we ordered was incredible. My favorite was the Albacore with crispy onions and spicy tuna on crisp rice.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was ok, the ambiance was amazing, good dj. It took way too long to get seated (45 mins) our waitress was amazing but unfortunately the food was ok for the price. I’d honestly save my time and go to sugarfish next time and get wayyyy more amazing sushi for the same price or cheaper.

IA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. They accommodate our allergies very well. Our server Emily was fantastic. Super friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. She made our dinner date a total pleasure.

N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a home run. Love katsuya.

SK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date night and everything was so delicious. The Tai tea sazerac was the best drink I’ve had.

a
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

katusya is always an amazing experience. the staff was very helpful and always super kind. the food was as amazing as always! 10/10

v
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The best part of the meal was the miso soup and the seaweed salad. The rest of the dishes for both myself and my husband were very bland at best

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Everything was good except how it took 30 minutes for a roll to come out.

MO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Katsuya Hollywood is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the spicy tuna on crispy fried rice! It's so yummy. Everything we've had there has been really delicious. It's a good place to go with a few friends so you can try different dishes and share them family style. Last time we went we split the steak and it was perfectly cooked and tender and delicious. The seats are comfortable and not so loud you can't hear the person next to you.

B
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was good. We had the albacore with onions delicious. The crispy rice spicy tuna not the best I’ve had a little on the soft side. I like a little crunch to my rice patties. Hand crab rolls A plus. Definitely a great stop before a play at Pantages

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