Katsuya - L.A. Live

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! So helpful in selecting the best choice of food for the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

NJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a busy night and we had a large party. It took a while to get our food and we had to remind our wait staff about our drink order. I think one of the servers mentioned that the other was in training? We will be back - love the location to Staples Center. Best foot was not put forward for this dinner.

CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was Carlos who was prompt and had good command of the menu. Make a reservation, otherwise there is a long wait on the night of an event. The fish is all fresh. I enjoy this place, when it's not super busy. Food pacing can be long...

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Too expensive… Sushi chef had no personality at all… The sushi for the value was terrible…The roles were tiny and just looked generic nothing special about them at all. I go to a hole in the wall by my house and it's 10 times better at half the price and twice as big on the rolls. I will not be coming back to your location

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry chef !!!! Outstanding spin in chocolate strawberries

RJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great recommendations from the chef. We had different dietary requests at our table and all were met and yummy too!!!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service before the Laker game, I highly recommend

LM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi choices!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was good and food was good as well. When I made the reservation I added that it was a birthday and received a confirmation that dessert would be provided but waiter didn’t bring anything out

NC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome staff. Really friendly and helpful

OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family time they love sushi. Everything was great and service was super fast today considering they had lots of people out there for Kobe memorial.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here for the Lakers games and it’s always great

m
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago- what an incredible night to be there when the first Lakers game was taking place next door. Incredible food and incredible service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there to watch a Laker game. There are several TVs, but it is not ideal for watching a game intently. The food was pretty good! If you want good sushi without the LA Live experience go here. Don’t go here if you want to watch a game. The game will be on, but it’s not super easy to see TVs and you can’t here anything. SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE, very patient, good people.

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quick service, quality food and presentation. Can't wait to go again, next time at an event LA Live

CW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya has consistently good food and beverages, but what really stands out at Katsuya LA LIve is the service! Everyone from hosts to bartenders to servers is exceptionally friendly and attentive.

C
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Food was just okay though for the price. Small pieces and quantity of sushi for high price

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Date night

T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty and we were seated in a very high traffic area, when I asked they said there were reservations which I had made many days before
Food was served sporadically no plates

JA
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The fish quality was questionable. Two of the fish on the sushi platter had skin on them, altho the chef said one wasn’t skin, it was part of the fish. Regardless both were chewy and not enjoyable at all. I believe this Katsuya is not up the quality of other locations. We won’t return.

CC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was our New Year’s eve dinner I made our reservations at 9:45 got to the restaurant at 9:30 and got sat at our table . waitress rushed over to throw our menus on the table and told us that our reservations were too late and then we were to hurry they had last call and would only serve us one drink???? We tried to make the most of this we ordered three drinks each and our dinner we were told that we needed to leave by 11:15 and we did I would never go back to this restaurant I would never send anyone that I know back to this restaurant absolutely the worst organization I’ve ever seen I have ever seen in a restaurant . Not once did I see a manager or was asked if everything was OK Rush rush rush take our money and get out I hope this place closes down

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Showed up for reservation 30 minutes early and was told the kitchen would be closing soon in 15 minutes. Also out of 4 items we tried to order.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

New Year’s Eve

A
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This Katsuya is nice but we prefer the menu at other locations. It is also much more expensive than the other locations we are familiar with. Certain items are not offered such as brown rice (only white), tepannyaki, corn tempura and free tea. Sushi was good but again, more expensive for the exact same items and quality of other locations.

M
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Way overpriced for the amount of food you get.. I wouldn’t have an issue with quality over quantity but the quality was subpar for sure.. I guess you pay for the location which was convenient, but other than that I won’t be eating here again..

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great but the service was very unorganized! Waiter was not attentive enough but he also was very busy. But it should be when you ask another waiter for something simple like a spoon and wait over 10 minutes and then had to ask another waiter as my bread pudding was cold ! You guys need more waiters working together to help

m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was better then my recent experiences.

AM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The drinks were skimpy and so we had to spend an extra $35 for another round.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no complaints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience before a concert. The food was delicious and the waiter’s recommendation was outstanding. Will definitely return with friends.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and love the restaurant overall

AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Two diners ordered sushi and two ordered non-sushi items. The two sushi orders came out 10 minutes later which made it uncomfortable for the rest of the table while they were eating.

e
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food great I’d, but service was terrible. Had to ask waiter three times for sugar, three more times for an iced tea, and then he disappeared.

PR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before the laker game and had a great meal. Service was really good and fast and the food is always consistently good. We got done quickly and made it by the game on time

g
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!!! We were a bit rushed trying to get to a show at Staples Center and our waiter was very sensitive to our situation and did an awesome job getting everything out quickly. We were celebrating a bday and I was willing to skipped the recognition, but he insisted and we still got to the show on time. Try the spicy tuna with crispy rice - a unique combination.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The service was pretty bad. They forgot to bring like 3-4 dishes. And we needed to remind the runner and waiter. Waiter was nice but he didn’t check on us much and the restaurant was pretty empty

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