Katsuya - L.A. Live

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$31 to $50
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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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T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

JA
Las Vegas
19 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.

CC
Edmonton
1 review
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

OT
Los Angeles
7 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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

New Year’s Eve

A
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.

M
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Way overpriced for the amount of food you get.. I wouldn’t have an issue with quality over quantity but the quality was subpar for sure.. I guess you pay for the location which was convenient, but other than that I won’t be eating here again..

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great but the service was very unorganized! Waiter was not attentive enough but he also was very busy. But it should be when you ask another waiter for something simple like a spoon and wait over 10 minutes and then had to ask another waiter as my bread pudding was cold ! You guys need more waiters working together to help

m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was better then my recent experiences.

AM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The drinks were skimpy and so we had to spend an extra $35 for another round.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no complaints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience before a concert. The food was delicious and the waiter’s recommendation was outstanding. Will definitely return with friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and love the restaurant overall

AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Two diners ordered sushi and two ordered non-sushi items. The two sushi orders came out 10 minutes later which made it uncomfortable for the rest of the table while they were eating.

e
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food great I’d, but service was terrible. Had to ask waiter three times for sugar, three more times for an iced tea, and then he disappeared.

PR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before the laker game and had a great meal. Service was really good and fast and the food is always consistently good. We got done quickly and made it by the game on time

g
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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

C
Las Vegas
77 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Migel our sushi chef was so attentive
Food was fantastic!

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

For the price of the plates, it does not compare to the Brentwood restaurant.

g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

IA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The service was really great. We had a few allergies and they more than accommodated and tended to us.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Many flies outside.

WN
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had late reservations following a Clippers game. Restaurant was virtually empty when we came in and service was a bit spotty. Had the chicken salad and it was not much different than the bagged salads you but at Coatco. There is fierce competition in DTLA and this place was disapponting.

J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside because of the noise it was definately rockin inside. Food was great and service excellent.

PZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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😢

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

TT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal and service. Knew it would be good, but far exceeded our expectations. We’ll be back!

KO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, sit outside for fun people watching and cozy ambiance. Will be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for cocktails and sushi before the game. Waitress this time was great.

c
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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