Katsuya - Hollywood

4.6
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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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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, fast, staff were so polite. One of the best experiences in a LA restaurant. Loved the DJ playing music and food was great.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Super rude front of house staff for an early Saturday 6pm reservation.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and we had a amazing experience. The drinks and food were so delicious, and our service was fantastic. We had a private table reserved for us in a quiet area, but we decided to take advantage of the fantastic happy hour they have at the bar that ends at 7:30. We ordered from both the happy hour and regular menu and saved some money on some of the dishes we would’ve ordered at the table. The bar is very spacious and our servers were awesome. I knew going in to the dinner that certain dishes are already amazing, but we tried the brussels sprouts for the first time and they were the best we’ve ever had for only $7!!! The chocolate lovers desert with a custom message to celebrate our night to top the amazing night off. They have happy hour during lunch and dinner, we will be back for both soon!!!

b
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manicured, great tasting food and superior service

A little pricey!

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

All though the place was lovely, the value was horrible. The portions were tiny and the prices were way high. Spent $85 and we were still hungry when we left.

F
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second time here and we love it. Pricey but so worth it. Service is great. Near several theaters.

A
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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
4 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
4 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
16 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.

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The crispy spicy tuna roll is one of the best dishes of my life. It is an LA staple but as the originators of this, Katsuya does it the best! I take everyone here visiting LA who loves sushi. The experience was the best. I celebrated my birthday here with my siblings and boyfriend and we had a great time! The server was very attentive and the food was out of this world. Also my dessert was sooo good!

My one complaint is I don't love how noisy it can get. They have a DJ that comes to play weekend days and Fridays. I sometimes wish the noise wasn't so loud because my throat hurts from shouting when trying to have conversations. So maybe next time I will try to request not being so close to the DJ? OTHER then that I love this place and will continue to take out of town people for the crispy spicy tuna roll.

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

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