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

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.5
4.5
2580 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today

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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

What 2,580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for groups

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. DJ

    DarriannJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went by myself to enjoy the Rock Shrimp Sushi Roll. I don’t remember servers name, but I sat at table 95 at 9:30 reservation for 1. She was very attentive and showed me how to pay my bill using an app because I didn’t have my physical card. Great time!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Definitely wasn’t my favorite restaurant . It was too loud , the food was mediocre at best for the price. Staff is not attentive, and the seating is crowded. If you have options for Japanese dining I would definitely go with another.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Service is always lacking. I much rather just get up myself and ask the manager for things we need at the table because you just get so tired eyeing for and waiting for the waitress to come around.
  4. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katsuya is in a league of it's own and the LA Live location is great for preevent dining.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor was awesome. Great service!
  6. MJ

    MJ7500

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is good though less stellar than previously, very expensive and the fish portion of the cod has shrunk over time so I won’t be ordering that again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. He was attentive without being overbearing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Go Lakers!
  9. NE

    NancyE

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful! Our friends had never been and they loved everything we ordered. Edamame, popcorn shrimp, Brussels sprouts, miso soup, waygu steak, rice with shrimp and the lobster tail. Cooked to perfection and yummy!
  10. RA

    RABMD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the BEST sushi restaurants in LA; high-quality dishes. Receptionists, waiters/servers are always very nice! Our server, MISAEL, is the BEST! I watch Lakers game a lot so this place will be my go-to restaurant ( since re-opening after pandemic. )
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday and lakers game
  12. DD

    DrDoug

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had reservations and was told I could not seat at the sushi bar. Bad attitude or poor restaurant policy. I went back to reservation desk and was passed around by 3 different staff before I was provided a table outside of the sushi bar. Not a good setup. Plus, the bus boy took my wife's plate before she was finished. He should have asked before abruptly taking her plate away; since she was finished. Lastly, our appetizer came after our meal from the sushi bar. That should have come before our main entree. The food was great but some problems as I stated, earlier should be addressed to make this an enjoyable restaurant for a good time.
  13. P

    Philip

    Los Angeles

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Yes I know this restaurant is on everyone’s list of best sushi restaurant. Serviced was a bit confusing.
  14. SR

    SusanR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service (by "Asia" (?) was excellent and food was amazing. We will definitely be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Our waiter suggested trying Misa sauce and wow what a nice surprise. It tastes amazing with the rolls and sushi. Highly recommend trying it on your next visit before a Laker game.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    This is not Katsuya. The restaurant clearly bought the name and recipes. The prices are way higher than other locations. I found a bone in the nigiri. The popcorn shrimp was soggy. Save your money and go to smashburger before a game instead.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on January 20, 2023Dear Patron, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the evening @ Katsuya!!
  18. M

    Mary

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, drinks, and service.
  19. t

    tablesetgo

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, fast service - they knew how to manage our orders and still make it to the game! All our favorites from the menu, perfectly executed. Very happy
  20. E

    Epper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best experience of any Katsuya. Sushi and a King's game made the perfect night out. Will definitely make this my pregame ritual and special shout out to Hector C for excellent menu selections and servic
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So good. Sat on patio and Andrew (our server) was super fun. Food was delicious
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Should've checked the rating before I came here, definitely align with the 3.5 stars. Service was slow for an empty restaurant, staff was kind, food was average for high prices. I am willing to pay high prices for top notch sushi but all of the pieces we had were just pretty good. I recommend trying their taro nigiri, that was my favorite! We had the dishes pictured, 2 appetizers, a roll, and 5 orders of nigiri; between my partner and I and our total was 162. Food was good but wouldn't come again because it was nothing special.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Patron, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  23. S

    Sofia89

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best. Not worth the cost.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on January 13, 2023Hello Sofia, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. Our server Misael was an attentive and welcoming server! We will be back!
  25. MP

    MichaelP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food but service can be slow with how crowded it gets. Sitting on the couches is comfy but awkward because they are very low. The crispy rice is amazing!
  26. TV

    TinaV

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was wonderful - she made us feel as though we were the most important customers there! Thank you - great Birthday treat for my best friend.
  27. D

    Dailey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love sushi and call myself a sushi connoisseur, that being said this place was great from the service to the menu offerings to the ambiance. I saw both casual and formal diners there and I loved the large murals of faces and loved that some tables had a couch as seating. The presentation of the food was wonderful and it was tasty. We made a reservation for when they opened and were seated quickly and soon the restaurant filled up - it's definitely a popular spot. My only complaints are some of the pricing was a bit on the expensive side for what was offered (in comparison) and the portions for sushi rolls are the smallest I've seen. I live in Northern Cali and we have bigger rolls by far ... these felt like kid rolls to me. Still, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. b

    bevhills89

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant great food great service- the only reason this isn’t 5 stars is because they let me book a 10 pm reservation on NYE and after ordering a drink and appetizers it was mentioned that the kitchen would be closing in 10 min- so thankful for the warning but I do feel as if they should have warn patrons that they would be closing early on NYE while booking the Reservation:) otherwise I would go here again -
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. We are here for the Rose Bowl and the experience was outstanding. Recommended to the coaches. WE ARE!
  30. II

    I8IT

    Miami

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Busy new year's eve dinner; vibrant scene, good food, service was ok. Likely the busy night reduced the level of service...still overall a good time!
  31. MV

    MayaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Katsuya! Great location, great food, & great service! Truly exceptional!
  32. S

    Steve

    Mississippi

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came here for our anniversary dinner, and our first time at this location. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere was more along a hip club feel. The food was as good as we remembered from their Hollywood location. We had their sushi set and a few other dishes including their signature spicy tuna on crispy rice x2 and rock shrimp x2. It is on the expensive side but superior food quality and good for a special occasion. We love this place.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very loud No refills on any drinks (including water). Had to ask several times for refills Whole table ordered food and mine came an hour late. The server said the kitchen lost the ticket so they rushed it out. Very disappointing that he told us twice that “your food should be right out”, when in fact, it wasn’t even made yet. Everyone else’s meal was good, but not worth the bill. Had to quickly scarf down my food to make it to our next engagement since it took an additional hour to get my food. Sad, since we are returning customers.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 30, 2022Hello Patron, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  34. SS

    StuartS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Prompt service. Good ok but not special compared to price. Somewhat noisy and crowded.
  35. s

    spiggums

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I've eaten at Katsuya locations many times, but it has been a minute since I've been to the LA Live location (usually go to the Hollywood location). Not sure if this evening's experience was just because of the holidays (although the # of staff to # of patrons did not seem to indicate that they were overwhelmed) or if there was something else at play, but this was a really bad dining experience. We literally waited 15 minutes between plates, were served dessert and had to wait several minutes before we had silverware to eat with, never once had water refilled. I'll likely go to the Hollywood location again, but will probably avoid the LA Live location at this point.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 30, 2022Hello Patron, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  36. CK

    CathyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food overall, as well as the portions, were absolutely not worth the prices.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 30, 2022Hello Cathy, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  37. JJ

    JJCC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was ok but very expensive. Not sure it was worth it.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 30, 2022Hello JJCC, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience4
    The food is good but the price is so ridiculous. It is also very loud and the service was sub-par. For that price, we shouldn’t have to ask for simple things like napkins and water multiple times. They also automatically add a 5% fee due to the rising operating costs, but it does not go to the waitstaff. So after over-paying an over-the-top amount, they expect an additional amount. In small font it says you can request it to be taken off your bill. I do not recommend this restaurant.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 31, 2022Hello, My name is Sharito King, Assistant General Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Sharito King

  39. C

    Chewie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great but one dish came out way late after a reminder to the wait staff. Tables are all really close together and they pack everyone in so it’s super loud in there. It’s a good time if you don’t mind the noise.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We went to Katsuya prior to a laker game, I highly suggest sitting inside of you are able to, the bushes outside on the patio have cockroaches in them and one crawled on my arm and in our table. The wait staff was very apologetic and even took a couple items off our bill that we didn’t finish because we no longer were hungry. Food was ok, not the stellar experience we had hoped for.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on December 31, 2022Hello, My name is Sharito King, Assistant General Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Sharito King

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 4.5 stars by 2580 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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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