Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.5
2408 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was overwhelmed. Not the best service.

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SeemaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The outside seating was pretty cold even with heaters on

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JANEDOE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have been a customer of Katsuya and izakaya for years . This is NOT the same . It’s a tourist trashy low quality version and the company should look into who they hand off their name to
Don’t be fooled by the name. The service was laughable. We couldn’t even get soy sauce brought to the table after 15 mins of asking 3 different servers . The we found out gratuity was included and that way they don’t care . And the food was not the same quality either. Save your hard earned money. The prices are sky high. Go to the other pubs and restaurants at LA live . They are much better

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vipAmyD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat dinner before a game

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RadDocCHL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service. Recommend the outside seating as it is quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKenA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place before or after a game.

Great staff too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Way too much food. Did the PP deal. And service was slow. Had to get our own soy sauce bowls. Slow service turned 90 min lunch into two hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab dinner. Wagyu ribeye did not disappoint.

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Arifsfriends
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre hockey game dinner

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vipVickiD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I think for a sushi bar their menu is very limited , however what we were able
To order was very good and high quality

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LisaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! Never had a better Gyoza!!!!! Everything was delicious!

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Cherbere
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the spicy tuna crispy rice. The wait staff was awesome.

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vipNikki
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We always go to Brentwod Katsuya and love the food and liveliness of the restaurant. The down town one was totally dead and service was very mediocre!
Not going back there for sure!

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HenryN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! So helpful in selecting the best choice of food for the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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NormanJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a busy night and we had a large party. It took a while to get our food and we had to remind our wait staff about our drink order. I think one of the servers mentioned that the other was in training? We will be back - love the location to Staples Center. Best foot was not put forward for this dinner.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was Carlos who was prompt and had good command of the menu. Make a reservation, otherwise there is a long wait on the night of an event. The fish is all fresh. I enjoy this place, when it's not super busy. Food pacing can be long...

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Too expensive… Sushi chef had no personality at all… The sushi for the value was terrible…The roles were tiny and just looked generic nothing special about them at all. I go to a hole in the wall by my house and it's 10 times better at half the price and twice as big on the rolls. I will not be coming back to your location

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry chef !!!! Outstanding spin in chocolate strawberries

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RickyJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great recommendations from the chef. We had different dietary requests at our table and all were met and yummy too!!!

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AndreR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service before the Laker game, I highly recommend

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vipLauraM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi choices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was good and food was good as well. When I made the reservation I added that it was a birthday and received a confirmation that dessert would be provided but waiter didn’t bring anything out

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NeilC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome staff. Really friendly and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family time they love sushi. Everything was great and service was super fast today considering they had lots of people out there for Kobe memorial.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here for the Lakers games and it’s always great

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vipmollys
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago- what an incredible night to be there when the first Lakers game was taking place next door. Incredible food and incredible service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there to watch a Laker game. There are several TVs, but it is not ideal for watching a game intently. The food was pretty good! If you want good sushi without the LA Live experience go here. Don’t go here if you want to watch a game. The game will be on, but it’s not super easy to see TVs and you can’t here anything. SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE, very patient, good people.

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kristinr
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quick service, quality food and presentation. Can't wait to go again, next time at an event LA Live

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RockIsAGirlsBFF
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya has consistently good food and beverages, but what really stands out at Katsuya LA LIve is the service! Everyone from hosts to bartenders to servers is exceptionally friendly and attentive.

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Colleen
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Food was just okay though for the price. Small pieces and quantity of sushi for high price

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Date night

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Terri
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty and we were seated in a very high traffic area, when I asked they said there were reservations which I had made many days before
Food was served sporadically no plates

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vipJoAnn
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The fish quality was questionable. Two of the fish on the sushi platter had skin on them, altho the chef said one wasn’t skin, it was part of the fish. Regardless both were chewy and not enjoyable at all. I believe this Katsuya is not up the quality of other locations. We won’t return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Showed up for reservation 30 minutes early and was told the kitchen would be closing soon in 15 minutes. Also out of 4 items we tried to order.

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CindyC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was our New Year’s eve dinner I made our reservations at 9:45 got to the restaurant at 9:30 and got sat at our table . waitress rushed over to throw our menus on the table and told us that our reservations were too late and then we were to hurry they had last call and would only serve us one drink???? We tried to make the most of this we ordered three drinks each and our dinner we were told that we needed to leave by 11:15 and we did I would never go back to this restaurant I would never send anyone that I know back to this restaurant absolutely the worst organization I’ve ever seen I have ever seen in a restaurant . Not once did I see a manager or was asked if everything was OK Rush rush rush take our money and get out I hope this place closes down

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

New Year’s Eve

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vipAnne
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This Katsuya is nice but we prefer the menu at other locations. It is also much more expensive than the other locations we are familiar with. Certain items are not offered such as brown rice (only white), tepannyaki, corn tempura and free tea. Sushi was good but again, more expensive for the exact same items and quality of other locations.

FAQs

Katsuya - L.A. Live does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Katsuya - L.A. Live is rated 4.5 stars by 2408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.