Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.5
2394 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was cool, but you are definitely paying for ambiance and location rather than quality

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Fifi2
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Don't like the changed menu and have waited over 2 years to come back to dine. This was a special occasion and we had poor service and the waiter did not ask how the prepare the steak which was served well done so sent it back. Did not offer anything for our anniversary. Doubt that we will be back because the wagyu rib eye with the mushrooms was what kept bringing us back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience & wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was crappy. Had to ask several times for certain items by several servers. The noise was super loud. For what we’re paying, I would expect better service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We had the tomahawk which was very tender short rib attached to a tomahawk bone…not the most impressive but the price was extremely fair so we weren’t surprised when we saw it. The taste was good. The sushi was okay—nothing super special.

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BruceG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Seating was unorganized. Food service was good. Bartender was great.

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vipBryannaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 name Misa Misa Misa! He made the experience so special for me and my family and got my whole reservation correct! Service was quick got crab hand rolls, shrimp fried rice, rock shrimp, California roll, and House

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a date and it was nice! Very quiet and great drinks as well as good!

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Special1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Misael was really helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I went for a grad dinner and the result was waiting 15 minutes and not having a server even look our way. I had to find a server and ask them to take our order. It felt like they wanted us to leave the whole time. Worst experience in terms of service in all of los angeles in my 6 years in the city. An absolute waste of money and the worst way to end my graduation day. I wish I never came and spent a cent here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Would definitely go again. All the food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great services with Sara

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were great! Love this spot

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vipFBXA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

Overall experience was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal post BET awards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yakisoba is amazing along with the karage chicken 🤓🤓🤓

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not good and poor quality

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vipLiyaS
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family visited LA for one weekend vacation to celebrate daughter’s birthday. On the way back to San Diego we decided to stop at Katsura to finish our short trip by lunching at that high rating restaurant. Reservations for lunch we made in advanced.
Tha restaurant was completely booked, but we were lucky to find a spot.
When we arrived the restaurant was full of people, but a server invited us to the nice made ready for us table.he was attentive to our orders and very polite when was verbiage us.
Our lunch was very tasty and dishes beautifully designed.
At the end of lunch we have free birthday desert for my daughter, very tasty Japanese ice cream, which we shared.
We left the restaurant in good mood and good memories about the birthday lunch.
We appreciate the stuff of the restaurant for helping us having good memories about wonderful time in Katsura - L.A.Live.
Thank you!

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Maxwell
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very little to share except I thought the rolls were small compared to other sushi places and the drinks were a bit higher priced than necessary. It’s also DTLA, which has its pros and cons. Parking is often challenging and very expensive without validation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What started off as a bad dinner due to the lack of attentiveness from our waitress was turned around by a server with excellent customer service skills. It appears that our server Miseal N. was able to read our body language and came to the rescue. He was able to turn what started off as poor service and turn it into the quality of service we expected. The food was good as always as were the drinks. Will be returning thanks to Miseal.

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vipSarahK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was a disaster. The service was so bad, and I don't even get it. It wasn't busy, but I would say the waiter was not only rude but also absent. All that being said, the sushi is not good. I will be honest, my standard is high, I am not a watered down sushi eater. I love me some great nigiri, fish fresh and authentic. I knew that was not this restaurant going in, but still the sushi was barely edible. We didn't eat all of it. If you are in this area need some place to eat, I would try any of the other local restaurants and eat sushi somewhere else. LA has great sushi!

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vipRebecca
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. I should call corporate because the manager on schedule “speaks with his hands” (his words not mine) and put his hands on me when I kindly asked if we could have our server check in. We were wanting to order more food. No customer service from the server is a direct reflection of management. I would suggest even pulling the camera film. When I walked back to the table, and I told my husband, he went to the “manager”. The Manager then says “I speak with my hands and I didn’t mean to touch your wife and I will take care of your whole meal”. The so-called manager also said that my husband told the server he was drunk and didn’t remember what we ordered which never happened we were waiting to have the server place the order which was never even placed in the first place. We told him that we just wanted to have proper service and not feel such aggression. At that point, we did not even want to order any more food. I anticipate that they would spit in it at by the way they were behaving. Then “manager” told my husband to take this outside in a tone that implied it was a fight. It was truly bizarre. I would stay away from this location at all costs. I frequent the location in a Glendale and have never had an issue. This was ghetto for a lack of a better term.

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vipSmash
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic server, food, and cocktails! Super fun for a friend gathering! It was a girls weekend made extra special by Katsuya!
We appreciate the level of service and fabulous food offerings even during these difficult times of Covid aftermath.
They went above and beyond! We will return and suggest this restaurant to all of our friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. I dined here Friday, Saturday and Sunday and pretty much ordered the same thing. I’ve been coming to Katsuya for many years and I am never disappointed.

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vipDwright55
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great

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JasonC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

They seem to focus on rushing customers and getting people in and out, rather than providing good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Get the waygu gyoza

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We used to frequent this location quite a bit. They just re-opened for dine-in. Simply put, they’re not ready. Waaaay below standard in all aspects. Give it a few weeks.

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Apple
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice service!Enjoyed a lot before going to Lakers game!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was overwhelmed. Not the best service.

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SeemaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The outside seating was pretty cold even with heaters on

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JANEDOE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have been a customer of Katsuya and izakaya for years . This is NOT the same . It’s a tourist trashy low quality version and the company should look into who they hand off their name to
Don’t be fooled by the name. The service was laughable. We couldn’t even get soy sauce brought to the table after 15 mins of asking 3 different servers . The we found out gratuity was included and that way they don’t care . And the food was not the same quality either. Save your hard earned money. The prices are sky high. Go to the other pubs and restaurants at LA live . They are much better

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AmyD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat dinner before a game

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RadDocCHL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service. Recommend the outside seating as it is quieter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKenA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place before or after a game.

Great staff too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Way too much food. Did the PP deal. And service was slow. Had to get our own soy sauce bowls. Slow service turned 90 min lunch into two hours.

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tygerfire
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab dinner. Wagyu ribeye did not disappoint.

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Arifsfriends
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre hockey game dinner

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You can order delivery directly from Katsuya - L.A. Live using the Order Online button. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 747-9797.

Katsuya - L.A. Live is rated 4.5 stars by 2394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.