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Katsuya - L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.4
4.4
2433 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 747-9797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Uechi

  • 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. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Figueroa St.

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,433 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Late Night Find

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Héctor Daniel was amazing!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Misael was the best he made us his world renown sauce

  3. RM

    RolandoM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great server was nice and helped make good menu choices and was tentative to our table. The food was great and the even though I felt a little underdressed (after a dodger game) the setting and experience was nice. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

  4. JV

    JVaz

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The food was horrible

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Las bebidas son fabulosas, la comida y el servicio son buenos la comida esta fresca.

  6. r

    roys

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and the good was delish!

  7. JH

    JoeH

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Very disappointing. I have been a huge fan of Katsuya for years. Eaten at almost all of their locations. This was by far the worst experience I have ever had with them. The server was there and then not- had too many tables with some inside and some outside so not even within eye shot to get attention, most of the time. The food was barely serviceable: The Miso Cod was undercooked, cold and hard to cut. Tasted terrible. The Crispy rice with Tuna used to be warm rice and cold tuna, this time it was cold rice and warm tuna. The Rock Shrimp Tempura roll was good except again the spicy tuna was warm (and not because of the fried shrimp on top). Everything else was passable but definitely not up to standards of this once incredible restaurant. I'll be cack to try again but they need to figure it out.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    It took 45 min to get our drinks, it took an hour to get our food which was just 3 orders of fried rice. The rice was literally the scrapings from the bottom of the barrel, it was crispy over cooked hard pieces that would stick to your teeth. Completely uneatable. Very very disappointed I used to love it there but sadly will not be returning. Left there to go directly to the concert STARVING, couldn't eat until super late after that.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tomahawk short rib is simply divine!

  10. BA

    BAXLEY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Andrew was a great server, food was so so. Lots of tourists.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Ovwrpriced

  12. EH

    EricH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service was prompt and friendly. Food was great, some was exquisite. I definitely recommend this restaurant before a game or concert!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so perfect and intimate even in the day time

  14. T

    Theo

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous and service from Matthew was excellent.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food was excellent. The service, however, was poor. Our waitress barely checked in on us. And another random server with a dark beard was very rude. He had absolutely no personable skills. I would recommend the food, but nothing else.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3

    I’m very upset that the restaurant changed my reservation by 15 minutes so that I wouldn’t get the 1,000 points I was suppose to receive for making a reservation at 8:30. My email confirmation also confirms I made the reservation at 8:30. Somehow someone at the restaurant changed it to 8:15 so I only got 100 points. Very disappointed.

  17. A

    Antoinette

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Service was awfully slow. The table behind us was yelling. We asked for water and they tried to charge us $10. Food was decent tho

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere and quick turnaround on food. Great place to just hang out or people watch. Highly recommend for a date night.

  20. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food - fresh, high quality, creative and tasty! Loved that Katsuya set aside a private area for my party. Food was served quickly as well, which we appreciated considering it was a Sunday evening. Thank you!:)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    Low level restaurant - garish decor - utterly amazing food.

  22. S

    Sara

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service was great. they really accommodated us. Especially one hostess but I did not get her name

  23. DJ

    DseanaJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    This location was extremely loud and the food did not come out in any logical order. One entree came about 20 minutes before anything else. The last entree arrived at least 10 minutes after the previous item. Appetizers arrived at random intervals, not before entrees. They were out of most of their beer options. Overall, food was OK, but it was too noisy and the food service was chaotic.

  24. K

    Kathleen

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a great dinner and sake was fabulous. Will also visit when we go to LA live for a sporting event.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and fantastic food. We had the premium sushi plate. Great choice!

  26. KD

    KajiD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Not impressed...super loud, uncomfortable chairs to sit in, tables inches apart, slow & spotty service, the smallest sushi rolls, won't be back.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4

    Food took FOREVER

  28. V

    Vicky

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the chef’s table. 8 courses all delicious. Highly recommend

  29. w

    wlafoodie

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good. Place was LOUD and hectic (pre-LA Kings game). Our server was very friendly and did her best amid all the chaos.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food - ambitious service

  31. KJ

    KenJ

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food, and very accommodating! I went for a special occasion and they did not disappoint.

  32. PP

    PaulaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Service was turn and burn. No care. We got salad with no serving spoon, then sushi without soy sauce. Everything just felt like an upsell and how quickly can we get you out. It was a Sunday night and not even busy.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Good food, prime location. Came over after the clipper game was over and seated quickly. Good strong drinks. Food was cool. Check ur bill, there is a 9.99 junk fee for some wack reason. U can ask them to take it off. Bill was $200 + so no need to add that in there. I’d def come back tho.

  34. d

    danielleh

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious but the service is what made it excellent.

  35. SV

    SheilaV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    All the hits from American sushi menus. Nothing groundbreaking - just solid.

  36. CL

    CaliLiving

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Menu is limited. They’ve reduced the amount of tools. Service was great.

  37. TC

    ThelmaC

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely coming back!

  38. ES

    EarlofSandwich

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Disappointing is the word that comes to mind. Had to ask for things multiple times. The portion size was small regarding the sashimi. Other Japanese restaurants tend to give you a nice size portion of fish. Here, they are very thin almost tiny would be the word to describe them.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good experience and excellent food. I usually get the signature crunchy slaw salad but I tried something different. It was the fried tofu salad and it was so delicious!!

  40. HH

    HungryHippo

    Los Angeles

    130 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1

    wardrobe on hostess set the vibe for a trash-tastic experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 2433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Katsuya - L.A. Live

800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Figueroa St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Uechi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 747-9797

  • 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. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134

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