About Katsuya - L.A. Live

Katsuya is the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California and one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya by Starck 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 by Starck is changing the face of Japanese cuisine.

800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 5-10pm
Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Figueroa St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 747-9797

Website:
http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com/

Catering:
sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Parking Details:
Validation is offered for two hours of self-parking at L.A. LIVE.

Executive Chef:
Katsuya Uechi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

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Details
Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

Katsuya - L.A. Live Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Hot Spot (23)
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People Watching (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (17)
Casual (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Sports (5)
Romantic (5)
Tapas (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The waiter kept addressing my girlfriend and I as "Guys". That is completely unacceptable and disrespectful to address my girlfriend that way. It annoyed me a lot because it was so consistent and at the end of every sentence. I felt so insulted, we went to Yardhouse for dessert.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Me and my girlfriend had a great time. We went for Valentine’s Day. It was her first time here and she loved everything. The food was amazing as always. She wants to go back ASAP.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food is good as all the other ones I have been to but the service was so bad that it ruined the entire experience. What should have take an hour took 2 hours and they charged a 20% gratuity automatically for 6 people to have REALLY BAD SERVCIE.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service. Great tasting sushi

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Waaaaaaaay too loud. Food was awesome but we had to sit outside to be able to talk at all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food and service was fine, but I specifically requested a birthday song and dessert for my friend who was celebrating his 50th birthday. Nothing was done. That was disappointing, as I have seen other received a song and dessert. I will probably return for the food, but not for a special event.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Try the bluefin tuna sashimi and the halibut sashimi too. Cook tender kobe beef on a hot rock. The black cod loin melts in your mouth!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was just okay. Food came before our drinks. And we were sat right next to the end of the sushi bar...with a big guy sitting right there...almost on top of my friends seat. Seems like it should have been an obvious bad seat for anyone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Horrible service and portions are extremely small for what you pay

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

we had a reservation and were seated on time. Great start to the night. Our server was not friendly or accommodating at all. It was one thing after another. Even after asking to speak to the manager, she wasn’t even accommodating. The food was delicious but I definitely would not come back To this location.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was not good at all, and I complimented one of the hostesses’ outfit, and she just ignored me completely.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Katsuya has provided delicious food that has maintained its consistency over the years. Flavors are excellent, even for the non-meat dishes but the portions are on the small side considering the price. Definitely worth it every once in a while. Katsuya LA Live expanded their outdoor seating so plenty of comfortable seats under the shade, but service suffered a little. Overall still a great meal before the game.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I ordered Udon (which is soup) and somehow my order came out last, after everyone was done eating. Told “oh sorry, udon takes a long time to make.” Interesting. The girl running the food wasn’t very friendly, and abruptly put the food on the table without saying what or whose it was. Everything was lagged. I’ll leave my Katsuya visits limited to the Brentwood location.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Katsuya - LA Live before attending a concert at the Microsoft Theater. We weren't expecting a quiet dinner, but the restaurant was very loud and crowded and the tables were small and close together. Our waiter gave us a friendly greeting, but the place was so packed that it was hard to get good service. The food we ordered came at an odd pace - the side of rice came first, then a long time after that we got the starter and one entree and after then we had quite a wait for the other entree. I got a little sick of having my chair bumped into as people hurried past. The food itself was good. We both enjoyed the fresh fish. However, it was tiring to have shout to be heard by my companion and to constantly try to get our waiter's attention to find out when the rest of our order was coming. Overall, there are other choices nearby and I will try them out next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great night. The service was excellent and the food came out extremely fast. It was impressive.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Katsuya was part of the Dine LA, so we decided to give it a try. From the appetizer to dessert the food was delicious. The portions were fulfilling and for a great price. I was skeptical when I ordered the Sashimi after seeing reviews on yelp of not being cut properly, but I can say that they have perfected their cuts. Our waitress was attentive and made sure all the plates came out on time. I would recommend for friends who come out to L.A. Live for either a stroll or to catch a bite before a concert.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and service was good, the noise level us high so you need to talk loud and the women bathroom is really dark, other than that is good!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had dinner at Katsuya during DineLA. The wagyu tobanyaki and miso black cod were outstanding. Staff very pleasant and attentive, dishes came out and cleared in a timely manner, water glasses refilled, etc. Noise level was high but that seems to be common in many restaurants now. We asked about the happy/social hour. Our server said that they did not have one but L.A. Live's webpage lists Katsuya as having a happy hour and has a link to the menu. Spoke with the manager later who stated that the social/happy is at the bar and not available when there are special events at the Staples Center. The staff should know about their restaurant's happy hour.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Overpriced

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Katsuya is always one of my favorite spots. The food and service are always consistent. Our server, Sean was great and made excellent recommendations! It was also an added plus that they take part in Dine LA.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a 6pm reservation. We showed up 5 min prior and were told that they were very busy and it was probably going to be about 45 min for a table to open up. When asked to speak to the manager he said "It is what it is and there was nothing he could do about it". No apology. No offer to comp an appetizer. Anything would have been appreciated for having to wait when we had a reservation. We come here 2-4 times per month prior to the Laker games. Terrible customer service. We won't be returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food but portions are slim and prices are ridiculously high but par for the course

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Katsuya was awesome!! It was packed and super fun. Ivan was the BEST! Great food and fun! ❤️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Incredible food. Tasting menu came paced too quick. Still very good and would recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Was excited to come here before watching a game at Staples, but between the poor service and menu restrictions, it was not that great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic food. Love the corn crunch roll! Excellent service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very slow, took over an hour to get the food but the server kept saying it'll be right out. I know it's not the servers fault but he should have comped something to make up for the slow service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great experience. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. It gets crowded but that's to be expected for its location. Consider coming early as I did and had plenty of time to spare. Highly recommend it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a great experience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great exp! The hostess were kind enough to save my table when I was running late and our server was amazing! Such a good spirit and peopl person. It’s one of the best experiences I have had while dining out. I’m in the service business and just really appreciate Shujana’s above and beyond service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great... place was packed as usual. Food was ok...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was okay but overpriced. Portions were small - we ordered a starter, 2 hot items and a roll but it didn’t really fill us up.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always stop in before heading off to watch the basketball games!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Started at the bar while I waited for my friend to arrive. The bartenders we attentive and super nice! When my friend arrived we sat at a table. Our waitress was super friendly and the food was excellent! Perfect start to the night before we headed to the Lakers game!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Came here for lunch during Dine LA week. Had an enjoyable time. For appetizer, I had the albacore sashimi with crispy onions on top. For main entrée, I had the miso-marinated black cod. Food was excellent. Portion is kind of small, but very tasty. If I didn't order dessert, I was not full. Dessert was also very good. I had bread pudding with ice cream. After dessert, I was totally satisfied.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great pre event spot at LALive easy to find and consistently good food and bev. Nice outdoor patio and pa raking is close. Recommend anytime

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Date night with my wife.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very noisy sushi restaurant. Food ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

A little busy, had trouble getting small plates to eat our meal on our own plates. Drinks were good. Fish was fresh. Presentation was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I have just turned vegan and was skeptical about going to a Japanese Resteraunt but I must say that there were a lot of dishes which were delicious and I definitely got a lot of choice . Aside from that the presentation was beautiful .. I loved the touch of flowers on the dishes. Our server was very friendly and amazing .. will be back with more friends !!!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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