Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
11:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 50 times today
Special offers available. See details

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.4
1980 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Hot Spot
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sun-Thurs 5-10pm
Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(213) 747-9797
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Katsuya Uechi
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Figueroa St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Validation is offered for two hours of self-parking at L.A. LIVE.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

View Private Dining Details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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

What 1980 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined a day ago

We ate outdoors. Loved it. Accomodating staff

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Sashimi was a little to thick for my liking,but good quality sushi.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

They will not let you order from lunch menu when there are a lot of people because of the conference and make you order from their dinner menu. Just FYI.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Too big, too noisy, too hurried, anxious overworked waiters, Not relaxing. Food ok, service is good, but not friendly.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It’s always top notch at Katsuya. We love it.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good, however a little disappointed that we couldn’t change rolls with California roll base to Spicy Tuna base for our party member that was allergic to shell fish.
All other sushi restaurants easily make this accommodation. They also only offer roll that does not have shellfish.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went out after a comedy show, arrived late, they still took us. It was not crowded at all. Food was good #lobsterroll

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good.
Menus between Katsuya's vary, so not always good.
Waitress was very good, not perfect, but very good.
Location was location, not much on that.
Restaurant was nice. No issues.
Food was very good / excellent. Shimp dynamite appeitzer = excellent. Black Cod dinner = excellent.

It is a LA Live site. So the restaurnt, like the others, lets its guard down. Too many people, too little time, too much drama - and they play defense. Food = excellent. Our waitress = very good but missed here and there. Area = whatever.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service. Good food . Nice and friendly staff 😊

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is my second time in Katsuya but it was in Hollywood I was so happy we tried this location. Our waiter Sean is so good very professional considering he is taking more table with more than 4 people
The Cod is excellent and pork belly. We are 6 of us and everyone are impressed I chose this restaurant.
Thank you

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We often eat at Katsuya while visiting Los Angeles, and I'm sad to say this was our most disappointing meal ever. Our favorite dish, the spicy tuna on crispy rice, was flavorless and tasted like it had been sitting around for a long time. The salmon on cedar was overcooked, the cedar was actually burned on one side, and had very little of the usually delicious sauce.
Server was impatient, even though the restaurant wasn't that busy, and seemed annoyed with our requests and we didn't even mention the poor food quality to him.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Katsuya always has great food. Service can be a little slow at times. This particular one is very load.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food is equal to Kabuki but priced like 3 times more.. not fresh or anything that i will say good. mediocre food, not my liking

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday and provided information in advance that we were celebrating this special occasion. While eating here this was not acknowledged. Any other time I’ve celebrated a special occasion and the restaurant is aware there is some form of acknowledgement.
Also, I was a bit annoyed that the waiter stood in front of me and requested that I enter the amount of tip I wanted to give since payment was done electronically.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner. Food was fantastic
and ambiance was good. Great for our business dinner.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Katsuya has always been on point every time we’ve gone. This last time our waiter seemed overwhelmed. Parts of our order was forgotten. Food came out like warm. Spicy tuna crispy rice was not crispy. It was a REAL disappointment

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was good for a nice get together before a hockey game at Staples Center. We sat outside with a nice view of the LA Live area.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All good. Food, service, vibe

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was AMAZING but the service was slow and all the food came out at different times. We couldn't enjoy our meal together.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

super convenient before a Clippers game - good food, good drinks -- unsurprisingly too loud for conversation, but that is always a risk at a restaurant so close to Staples center

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food and service! The octopus carpaccio and yellowtail with jalapeño was the best! Definitely will come back if im in LA!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food ! Everything we has was delicious !

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food, rude host, ok service - overall with the food so good recommend. Might prefer outside seating as inside is super loud.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great waiter!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I have been to Katsuya few times in the past years and twice last week, bening my hotel the next door. The reason is my love to Japanese food. However, It seems like the restaurant has lost a bit of its initial fame and level and if in the past It was considered a high level Japanese kitchen, I would classify it today only as quite good, but no more.
The menu looks like of a normal American restaurant with no intention to add to the experience, almost like a road restaurant... Everything is written only in English with no Japanese names for the dishes. The waiters got no knowledge of Japanese food and sell it to you as if it was a McDonald.
But the food was quite good and some dishes were excellent, what saved the whole experience, in the end I walked in in order to enjoy the food.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Waitress was a bit pretentious but otherwise good atmosphere

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One dinner came out 15 minutes before the other and it took forever to get a glass of water

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My boyfriend ordered the Miso Black Cod, and I ordered the Pork Belly with a side of rice. We also shared the Sunset eel roll, and the ceviche. Everything was in perfect portions! We also shared a bottle of Marui Family Genshu Nigori which is our favorite sake to date! It was overall a great night, and I look forward to returning!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Game at Staples

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The hostess and servers and amazing! Food..so very nice!!!!! This was my third time there in a month. Loved each visit!!!!!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was a bit disappointed. The sushi was average at best. We had to ask twice for our server. The Katsuya Ceviche was very good. We sent one roll back called the BSC. The server said, "Yeah. That roll is not very good." I wish she would have warned us. First time for us to send a roll back....ever. Our bill for 4 was really pricey considering the quality and service.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was wonderful but the service was terrible. Went with a group of 5 on a Monday night when the restaurant was only half full. One small roll came out for one in our party and then we didn't get any one else's orders for almost 40 mins. When we were finally able to flag down our waiter to ask, he was barely able to offer an explanation and unapologetic. The sushi was excellent but I wouldn't recommend based on service.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The restaurant was not busy, and it still took me, no exaggeration, 75 minutes to get the lunch I ordered, which was a simple sushi sample plate. The person I was eating with got his food 35 minutes before I did was completely done and cleared before I got my food. The waiter came by 1 time during this to say he was pushing for the food, but they were very backed up. The restaurant was around 40% full at the time. Very poor experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Had a quick bite before a concert. Food just melts in your mouth!!! Yum yum!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food. Make a reservation to save on waiting time.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was off the chain. Our waitress was very nice and recommended food from the menu.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was good and arrived very quick.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had a great night and our waiter was awesome. Attentive and friendly.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is very consistent

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
50

Tweets by Katsuya - L.A. Live