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About Katana

Katana is an extraordinary beautiful Japanese restaurant serving Robata, a form of Japanese tapas, traditional sushi, and a unique variety of Japanese cuisine. There is a Robata and sushi bar, and spectacular patio dining overlooking Sunset Strip.

8439 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:
Monday: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday-Saturday: 6:00 pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 6:00 pm - 11:00pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
La Cienega

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 650-8585

Website:
http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana

Catering:
Full line of Sushi, Robata, and hot and cold specialty appetizers. Full bar. Please call the Events Department, (310) 271-6000 ext. 115 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.

Parking Details:
$10.00 for first 3 hours with validation; $20 for anything after that.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve party, beginning at 9pm, with a DJ and Dancing on the patio with a Pre Fixe menu, tables available at 9pm and 9.30pm for this Special Event. Early dining available with our regular menu beginning at 6pm and ending at 9pm. More details are available at the restaurant.

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Katana Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (25)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Fun (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good for Groups (16)
People Watching (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Scenic View (11)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (5)
Spicy (5)
Tapas (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Very cool atmosphere and vibe. Service was on point and the staff was all very friendly. Cocktail menu was great - too many good choices! Sushi was fresh, robata was tasty but was not blown away by either. Definitely would try again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday dinner.. amazing food, great waitress, awesome cocktails and nice music 😊👍🏻

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

What a delightful experience! Ambiance was trendy, wait staff were attentive and friendly. Manager was phenomenal. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place for small tastings and wonderful outdoor seating. Music was at a talkable enjoyable level. Loved it from a Canadian traveler

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went for annual holiday dinner and had a great time

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had 2 wait 20 extra minutes to be seated..They tried to sit me and my guest outside when I requested inside seating..An extra 5 more minutes..just to be told if I wanted inside seating it would be another hour..Ended up sitting at the sushi bar which was very uncomfortable.Ordered the king crab legs..was expecting a minimum of 2 legs instead received one leg cut in half..very disappointing and misleading..The only ok thing was our waitress..Will not be returning or referring this place.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My favorite Sushi spot in LA! Been there many times and never disappoints.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Birthday and holiday festivities

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very nice place to get with your friends

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always amazing food and staff! One of my favorite places to eat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious!
Love the food and drinks. Only drawback- the waiter didn’t tell us about stuff off the menu.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After reading so many brilliant reviews, I was super excited. Customer service is top notch here. The staff is super helpful when you make a reservation and will call you to confirm and they were kind enough to add an additional person to my party at the last minute. The ambiance is spectacular and the DJ played some amazing old school hip hop and R&B hits that made us groove big time. It's a nice place to people watch and take photos esp if youre seated outside and you're not feeling cold AT ALL because there's heat lamps aplenty. They are very courteous and attentive, but for the price vs. quality of food, it was a major letdown and I would refer to katana as mediocre, at best. My martini was great and my friends were happy with their drinks as well, but the food was extremely underwhelming. We ordered the white lotus that everyone raved about and I have had better sushi at a shopping center sushi joint than this thing. It was tasteless, obviously made in advance, and nothing to write home about. So unfortunate. The baked avocado was nice, but again nothing that blew our minds. The popcorn shrimp (another one from the popular reviews) was ok, but again, not a case of OH MY GOD! I will admit the salmon sashimi was one of the best i had and I even forced myself to try sea urchin again (still hate it), but everything we got was just not up to par to the likes of Nobu or Katsuya. Basically, you're paying to be at a hyped up popular place in Hollywood amongst the "cool kids" and that's about it. I can think of so many other places I'd rather go, but it was nice to finally go there and try it. I just wish the entire experience had been a hit. Oh and also, we left and we were still hungry so have a snack beforehand!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Birthday great food amazing drinks

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Sam is the best love him he’s a great bartender and server!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Katana has a beautiful interior and exemplify's elegance, however... for a 5 star restaurant to sell imitation crab ,(which is a filler used by cheap restaurants due to the price of crab)...and hot sake so watered down the alcohol content was non existent. Our party drank a lot of it and were completely sober. They then had to order other drinks which was ridiculous. For the prices charged by this establishment you would expect the ultimate experience but it purely presented a money grab. If this was a 3 star restaurant or less we would expect this but not from a 5 star restaurant charging high prices.

The overall result was a turnoff and dampener on a special evening. We will not return.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was ok.nothing soecial.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went here for my daughter's 18th Birthday. Food was great, service and the host were fantastic. We requested an outside patio table and was seated at a great spot. The waitress was very attentive and a manager came by a few times to make sure we were happy. Great evening!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

There was a dog walking around and no body was taking car of it !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was not as before

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loud. Ok service. Ok crowd.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

If you wanna try some innovation on some great Japanese food, this is the place to go.
Definitely will be back soon.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

we got the 65$ menu. it was small, nothing special, and the lobster was mixed with cheese, we left it there. not good at all and sooo overpriced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nigiri was good, chicken karaage too salty. Eggplant was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came with a large group of 8. We were sat at a round table which was excellent for conversation. Awesome sushi! Not a big sushi eater but was it was super delicious! Great evening and everyone had a great time. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was ok... service wasn't great. Order was put in wrong and our reservation wasn't in their system from open table so he had to wait.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The place is very nice and the service amazing ...the food espectacular...

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good. Service was not.

Arrival at the host's desk was chaotic, no one seemed to know what was going on and four people behind the desk looking blankly at the screen.

Once seated it took 15 minutes for someone to come over and take our drinks order. As it had taken so long we ordered four drinks and a bottle of wine. It took another 30 minutes for those drinks to arrive and when they did, the three gin and tonics we ordered turned out to be Gin and Sodas. The bottle of Prosecco was left on the table, with no wine glasses and no ice bucket (despite me pointing that out). We complained to the manager who was really patronizing but did offer to comp the three gin and tonics (which no one drank because they were Gin and sodas...) and he brought us some wine glasses but didn't open the Prosecco.

We ordered food, our food arrived quickly but too many plates at once. They had no idea how to serve sharing plates as they were just dumped in front us. As we still didn't actually have a drink (1 hour in), we realised that the only way we would get a drink was to open the bottle of prosecco and pour it ourselves. So that's what we did. The bussers delivered the rest of our food and we never saw the waiter or manager again. Presumably because they knew they weren't going to see any service charge from us. I have never not paid service...

The table next to us seemed to be having similar issues. It actually spoiled what would have been a nice meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made reservations to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I requested a patio table, was given table inside. Service was slow. Maybe they need to hire more servers. Ours was very nice, but seemed overwhelmed. Needless to say we left very disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best sushi and overall the food is amazing Amanda.A with the red hair is amazing !!! The busssers amazing as well cleaning our table making sure our dishes were right our drinks were delicious I'm def coming back to Katana !!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I loved everything !! Coctails were spectacular! Food was excellent. Service was excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amanda A was great. She is the best server there. Can’t wait to come back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a 9:45 reservation and they made us wait 45 minutes. At 10:30 they offered a bar seat.
Not acceptable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great restaurant... amazing ambience. Always have dinner there when in LA

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was fantastic about the restaurant! The food was not only incredible but our view was wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was amazing Katana never lets me down!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

always fantastic..our waiter Chea ( i believe) was top notch...great personality...made an already fun occasion even better...great sense of humor

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great dining experience. The only suggestion we have for improvement is to have the servers not rush the guests. Our plates were being picked up before we were finished through out the night.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Terrible service. Waited about an hour to get seated for a 945 pm reservation. Was supposed to have outside seating but instead got stuck on a table inside in a corner. Table was round and there was no way 9 men can be served on a small table. There was no room to even eat properly. Overall a bad experience for my bday. 700 something very poorly spent

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good Japanese food served in a lovely environment. Some dishes were tastier than others. Overall, a good experience - but not exceptional.

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