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

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.3
4.3
2441 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 19 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 2,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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. AR

    AnnieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time dining at Katsuya. The atmosphere was great. The server, Carlos, was awesome. The food was delicious but a little overpriced. Other than we had a great experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Some of our parties food came out 30 minutes after everyone else’s was done eating. We had to ask several times.
  3. C

    Candice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and ambience at Katsuya-L.A. Live was great! My waiter was attentive and kind as well.
  4. GA

    GimmeAllOfTheFood

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    These SBE copy cat Katsuya’s are not as good as the OG spots. The places are nicer to be sure, but I prefer having a good meal vs a nice exterior. The portions are tiny here for the same things you would get at the OG Katsuya.
  5. SA

    ShaunaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Ordered the summer Omikase special as a main course. Also ordered 2 different shrimp rolls and the spicy edamame. I can’t recall having sushi that horrible literally. For a total of 260.00 dollars and zero flavor and poor quality… I will NEVER return. Truly a disappointment l. Our server was polite and did her best given the poor quality of sushi. Save your money and go somewhere else.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartenders were fantastic and provided amazing service
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh, tasty, and all around great. Misa, our waiter, was amazing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor the bartender was excellent. Made great recommendations and delicious cocktails. Awesome customer service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dinner. Food was great.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever in LA County for an event, always dine at Katsuya!!!
  11. G

    sheenaG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love katsuya. I come at least once a month. I love the salmon caviar.. that’s my favorite. For tuna lovers I would suggest the spicy tuna fried rice. If you’re into sashimi, definitely get the yellowtail. I made a reservation for 2pm on a Sunday I learned my lesson it’s super busy a lot of people. If you want more quiet less of a crowd then 5pm is nice. Wasn’t a lot of people. The outside area is nice, it’s covered, clean, and you see all the foot traffic in and around LA Live. I thing I don’t care for is the chairs. I hate the chairs very uncomfortable and children daycare like. So opt for a booth in the back or the little couches they have in the middle of the restaurant. Oh yea don’t forget the Katsuya Fresh great drink ask for an extra cucumber!
  12. P

    Pvpeacock

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was good but the service was extremely slow!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and wine list. Ver accommodating! Love this restaurant!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Hosts were rude. Service was incredibly slow. They added $15 to our bill to support their staff. I found it rude that the server didn't explain that to us. Adding an unknown fee to a bill and not doing us the courtesy of bringing it to our attention is shady. It felt they they were doing us a favor by us being there. I will not be going back there.
  16. A

    Aaron

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    We went with a group to celebrate my wife's birthday. When we arrived the menus were missing pages and the pages that were there had soy sauce stains all over them. The food took forever to come out and numerous dishes has to be remade and send back out because the prep was so poor. The Crispy Rice came out as just rice with fish on top as an example. We weren't in a rush thankfully so we were able to get our food. Thankfully the server was busting her but to try and make up for the kitchens issues. Overall it just seemed that they were not prepared for the dinner shift. Disappointing.
  17. MM

    MelanieM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! We’ll be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Héctor Daniel was amazing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Misael was the best he made us his world renown sauce
  20. 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.
  21. JV

    JVaz

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was horrible
  22. 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.
  23. r

    roys

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the good was delish!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tomahawk short rib is simply divine!
  27. 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Ovwrpriced
  29. EH

    EricH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  30. 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
  31. T

    Theo

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and service from Matthew was excellent.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome
  36. 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.
  37. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 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!:)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Low level restaurant - garish decor - utterly amazing food.
  39. 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
  40. DJ

    DseanaJ

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 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.

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 4.3 stars by 2441 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 19 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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