Katsuya - L.A. Live
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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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.
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
Migel our sushi chef was so attentive
Food was fantastic!
For the price of the plates, it does not compare to the Brentwood restaurant.
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.
Food was amazing. The service was really great. We had a few allergies and they more than accommodated and tended to us.
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!!
Many flies outside.
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.
We sat outside because of the noise it was definately rockin inside. Food was great and service excellent.
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😢
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
Phenomenal meal and service. Knew it would be good, but far exceeded our expectations. We’ll be back!
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!
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.
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.
Delicious food, sit outside for fun people watching and cozy ambiance. Will be back!
Great place for cocktails and sushi before the game. Waitress this time was great.
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.
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!
Service was really slow due to the amount of people. Could have been since it was a Laker game. Drink orders were really slow.
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.
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.
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.
The hostesses were very accommodating and professional. Greeted us and gave us a compliment, connected with us!
Food and drinks were perfect!
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.
The server was amazing. We asked him to bring more drinks in 10 minutes and he did. The service is amazing.
Bad bad hostess service.
The food taste and quality was inconsistent compared to their other locations. We were very diappointed.
Good food, good drinks. Perfect to share with friends
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.
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!
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.
Little pricy but yummy. Katsuya fresh cocktail is AWESOME!
Love love love the food and phenomenal service!! But it’s definitely overpriced. Guess you pay for it being in LA live
Excellent food, sushi and short ribs best ever! Great service, knowledgeable, super pleasant. A great anniversary meal.
Yes if they are not in a hurry and don’t mind too much noise (people & music).
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.
Tables for two were a little small, but the food was delicious.
Delicious food and great service. It was the perfect location for our meal, right before a concert.