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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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

C
Las Vegas
77 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Migel our sushi chef was so attentive
Food was fantastic!

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

For the price of the plates, it does not compare to the Brentwood restaurant.

g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I find Katsuya hit or miss. For example, at our last visit, the food was outstanding! Best Katsuya experience ever. However, even when it's not on point, its good. The service is always amazing...consistently friendly and helpful. As the "go to" prior to an LA Lakers/Clipper/King/concert event, one challenge is that it gets busy. Seating, service and the thoughtful food preparation can suffer. I guess that's the price we pay to pay that price. Katsuya always sets the standard in sushi for me.

IA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The service was really great. We had a few allergies and they more than accommodated and tended to us.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was game night and it was somewhat empty when we arrived, this would soon change. We arrived at 5pm and they did not have my reservation I made through Open Table but they found us seating. Everyone was very polite but our seating area was in a high traffic area and we asked to move to one of the other empty tables out of the traffic zone but were told they were reserved. It was crazy loud, impossible to hear someone across the table without talking really loud and I was constantly being bumped. Food was good, service was ok. I hadn’t been there on game night before.

The truly impressive thing that sticks in my head, staff were polite even when slammed. Service suffered last night but the staff did it with a genuine smile. That says a lot. Game night is chaos but don’t let that stop you from going. It is a good place for food and to start a night out.

Additional Note: don’t stick to just sushi! The menu is fun and eclectic. Let your tastebuds go for a walk and have some fun!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Many flies outside.

J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing sushi and great atmosphere. Food came out super quickly and the hot tea was yummy. We LOVED the nitrogen cheesecake. It was so much fun and very delicious. Would go back. Perfect for a post game or pre game bite for games at Staples. Fine dining experience, the service is exceptional, but also casual for the post game vibe. Expensive, but to be expected.

RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside because of the noise it was definately rockin inside. Food was great and service excellent.

PZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They changed the menu and raised the prices. Used to be one of our favorite places. Much easier to get a reservation than before so we are starting to think 🤔 others see the same thing😢

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seemed a bit disorganized, didn’t get all our food together, forgot or didn’t make one of rolls, got it about 30 min after rest of the meal. Didn’t refill water without asking and waiter was hard to flag down

TT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal and service. Knew it would be good, but far exceeded our expectations. We’ll be back!

KO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had only 30 minutes to order and finish dinner and meet our guests in front of Staples Center for a Laker game. We told our server, ordered a very easy sushi menu and he had us done in 20 minutes. It was an outstanding meal and very high level of service. Thank you!!! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Greeted at the entrance needs a little more work. Should be more friendly or welcoming. Nonetheless once we got in the restaurant the waiter was nice and prompt.
All the food is not bad, everything is up to par but for this price it is expected.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The service here has gone way down. We went for an early dinner at 5:30 and struggled to find our waiter who never came by.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, sit outside for fun people watching and cozy ambiance. Will be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for cocktails and sushi before the game. Waitress this time was great.

c
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service this time. Usually before a game it’s so crowded that it takes forever to get your food but this time they were on it.

L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service, every dish we had was absolutely delicious and our server Brian was excellent, he deserves a raise! I highly recommend Katsuya to anyone that loves to eat sushi.....great restaurant!

WM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was really slow due to the amount of people. Could have been since it was a Laker game. Drink orders were really slow.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Totally unprepared for the clippers home opener. Took over 40 minutes after we ordered SUSHI ONLY to start receiving dishes completely out of order...and never received our most expensive dish before we had to leave.

We will return but will opt of the bill completely if service is anywhere near comparable.

CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

At first our reservation wasn’t honored. Finally after speaking with the manager we were seated. We ordered from a prixe fix menu for four guests. Our courses didn’t come out together and we’re not served in order. When we inquired into what we were being served, the waitstaff didn’t know. Nobody checked on us and we received no water refills. One of us waited and hour for her crab roll. We have patronized various locations of Katsuya including this one. I have been there when they are slammed and received better service- staff had attitude and were downright rude. Never going back.

Katsuya - L.A. Live
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from our guests very seriously. It is sometimes difficult to hear the not-so good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! I would love to speak with you personally about your visit and try to make this right. Our conversation will help me give our team the training, support and direction it needs to exceed our guests’ expectations moving forward.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were very accommodating and professional. Greeted us and gave us a compliment, connected with us!
Food and drinks were perfect!

ED
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Moderate crowd so that's no excuse. Service was intermittent - sometimes way too aggressive, sometimes missing. Food was fine, but not better than "fine." kind of disappointing overall.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing. We asked him to bring more drinks in 10 minutes and he did. The service is amazing.

MM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Bad bad hostess service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food taste and quality was inconsistent compared to their other locations. We were very diappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good drinks. Perfect to share with friends

D
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Katsuya didn’t disappoint. The food is always amazing. The only thing I don’t like are the tables that have a couch on one side. I had to sit on the couch this time and it’s just way too low.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeted at the door with amazing service. Seated immediately with more amazing service. Our waiter was amazing food came out fast as well as the drinks. We will be back again!

VR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was hit or miss, a couple good dishes, a couple not so good. Service was pretty bad- waiters we're either inexperienced or overwhelmed. Definitely not the kind of service you expect at this price point. Also no ambience whatsoever. Overall not worth it and we will not return.

FA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricy but yummy. Katsuya fresh cocktail is AWESOME!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love love love the food and phenomenal service!! But it’s definitely overpriced. Guess you pay for it being in LA live

MB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, sushi and short ribs best ever! Great service, knowledgeable, super pleasant. A great anniversary meal.

A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Yes if they are not in a hurry and don’t mind too much noise (people & music).

B
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in LA Live. The service was very efficient and our server helped with great recommendations. We pretty much just ate whatever he suggested next since he was spot on with each dish. The food is innovative and fresh.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables for two were a little small, but the food was delicious.

S
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. It was the perfect location for our meal, right before a concert.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for drinks and dinner and the service was amazing!

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