About Katsuya - L.A. Live

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.

800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 5-10pm
Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Figueroa St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 747-9797

Website:
http://www.katsuyarestaurant.com/

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 just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Parking Details:
Validation is offered for two hours of self-parking at L.A. LIVE.

Executive Chef:
Katsuya Uechi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

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Details
Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

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.

Katsuya - L.A. Live Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for a Date (21)
Hot Spot (21)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Casual (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Always stop in before heading off to watch the basketball games!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Started at the bar while I waited for my friend to arrive. The bartenders we attentive and super nice! When my friend arrived we sat at a table. Our waitress was super friendly and the food was excellent! Perfect start to the night before we headed to the Lakers game!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great pre event spot at LALive easy to find and consistently good food and bev. Nice outdoor patio and pa raking is close. Recommend anytime

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Date night with my wife.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very noisy sushi restaurant. Food ok.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

A little busy, had trouble getting small plates to eat our meal on our own plates. Drinks were good. Fish was fresh. Presentation was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I have just turned vegan and was skeptical about going to a Japanese Resteraunt but I must say that there were a lot of dishes which were delicious and I definitely got a lot of choice . Aside from that the presentation was beautiful .. I loved the touch of flowers on the dishes. Our server was very friendly and amazing .. will be back with more friends !!!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The smell of the restaurant is terrible, service poor, quality poor

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is good and it was crowded before a hockey game and in between other events in the area. Very loud atmosphere for a pre dinner - Service was so - so but it was crowded. Actually only person that was excellent service provider was the bus boy. He did a fantastic job. Waiter was OK

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Sushi is good and fresh, nothing special, given the price and the location. Not opposed to paying extra when the food matches! Great location and ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very poor service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

New year dinner!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The scenery was beautiful. We sat outside and completely enjoyed it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice Ambiance, a little over-priced, average food. I did enjoy the Pork Belly but the sushi and teriyaki beef was over priced and average...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (東京)·Dined on December 30, 2017

アメリカ人向けの和食店だと思います。
日本人にとっては高い割に味がイマイチという、海外の和食店によくあるパターンで満足度は低いと思います。

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They forgot our order, never got it , we are regular costumers there but service was terrible that night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice ambiance but food was very overpriced. I’m a big fan of crispy rice with spicy tuna and read great reviews about theirs so I was very excited to try it. It was not worth the $16 for four pieces.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Birthday, Lakers game

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food good quality and tasted good. Small portions. Good service. Overpriced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Everything was nothing special.
I won't go back nor recommend to anyone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is good - it always is at Katsuyas. A bit more on the pricey side, but to be expected because it’s LA Live. But the service was delightful, the restaurant is fun and well designed and it was a lovely time as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Overcrowded, noisy, rude service and a limited menu on 'game nights'. Is it worth the excellent food? Not at all. Go to another Katsuya,but never, ever, go to the L.A. Live location. Too big, too noisy, too rude.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were very disappointed by our most recent visit to Katsuya. The food was great but the service left a lot to be desired!!! The hot food came out within a few minutes however our sushi order (which half our table ordered) was lost and went unnoticed for greater then 30 minutes, as we couldn't get our server's attention. When our server finally came over and realized that we hadn't gotten our food, he told us the sushi bar had misplaced our ticket order and that because the sushi bar was now backed up, we'd be better off ordering hot food... Really?!?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place for DTLA festivities. A bit pricey for the amount but par for the course. Great people watching and for drinks and apps. But if you want a full meal, best to go somewhere else.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vegan, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very disappointed, the Main courses came out single file over about an hour. Ended up Ordering check and cancelling last dish. Server didn’t care.
First time I Haven’t left tip in US

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday

Ben our server was great!

Food was outstanding. Seating just doesn’t promote a close personal dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

we went for a quick meal before a concert at LA live. It was OK the food was good but kind of expensive.
its convenient BF a concert

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was good. Sushi was good but nothing superb.
I have been to two other locations but this one seems lacking an excitement that other Tatsuya have. Service was so much better than I expected. The location is fun filled and lively. All they need is enthusiasm and confidence to for eccellence as this place is losing its original star power.

Tags: Healthy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love Katsuya and go a lot, but this time it was not crowded at all and the services was terrible. I have been here when every table was filled and got great service. the waiter was standing around talking. I had to ask for the refills on drinks and call him over when we needed something. I was very disappointed with the waiter this day.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Smaller menu and worse tasting version of the Brentwood Location

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Outstanding food, attentive staff and lively atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion .

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Long wait even with a reservation and awful service. Tried to grab a bite before a concert. They forgot part of order as well. Wouldn’t recommend this as a stop before an LA Live or Staples Center show!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Overall great experience. Hopefully I’ll be going back soon.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sushi was fresh!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time at this LA location and it really was disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and atmosphere was good but service is spotty when it gets busy before game time. Food came out at various times. Never got my beer that I ordered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We went before the Laker game. Seating was great. Ambience was great. We arrived early prior to our 5:00 pm reservation. Our server had no pulse he seemed liked he just woke up. (Eric) and we were bothering him. Food was great and drinks were tasty. Step up the service and it would of been an all around outstanding review.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was extremely slow with a half full restaurant on Saturday Night, server had a poor attitude, and food was over priced.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was absolutely terrible. What a Shane as the food is excellent. My colleague received her food pretty fast, I waited about 20 Minutes to get mine so she waited for me but then had to start as her food was getting cold. She was done when Mike finally arrived and i didn't even time to finish as we were then rushing as it also took a very long time to put our orders in. We waited for our tea for about 15-20 minutes as well...

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