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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

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Fun (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Romantic (16)
People Watching (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Scenic View (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (6)
Healthy (6)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had a 9:45pm reservation and i arrived on time only to find a 15 minute wait just to check in. I checked in at 10:00pm and was told it would be a 20 to 30 minute wait to be sat and that we could wait at the bar which was packed. It took me 15 minutes to get a drink at a packed bar with 1 bartender. I checked in after 20 minutes and was told it would be another 20 to 30 minute wait. After a 1 hour and 15 minute wait (sat at 11:00pm) we were sat near the entrance in front of the bathroom. I had noticed that many people with no reservations walked up and tipped the hostess to go ahead of people with reservations. The hostess very condescendingly said that they had been backed up due to people walking in with more guests than expected after I witnessed her take a $100 bill from a walk up to be sat at a prime location in the patio. After being sat (by the restroom) it took another 15 minutes for a waiter to come by and take our drink order. Overall very nice restaurant, mediocre sushi, horrific service. I have not been to Katana in years and I was reminded why. Will not be coming back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great. However our service from our waitress and some others from the Katana staff was absolutely awful and ruined what should have been a great dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Katana is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in LA. The food is always fresh and delicious. I usually sit at the sushi bar and have my favorite sushi chef Koji whip up something special. There’s also the Robata bar for cooked items which I also enjoy. There’s wonderful outdoor patio dining. It is a bit on the pricey side but worth it! Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Made reservations for a birthday. Customer service could be better. Ladies at the front took forever to seat my party. Waited at the bar for a while before asking again about table.
Ladies at the front see a group of ladies and automatically aren’t socialable, approachable, friendly. A lot of these areas can be improved with more positive and please customer service.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Really great food. The fusion drink is amazing. Loved the atmosphere with the DJ - we sat outside with the heat lamps it was great

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went by myself to the sushi bar, the sushi chefs were incredibly friendly. There was a live DJ outside but the music was also playing inside, good mix of music without being too loud/disruptive. The fish quality was superb and while the price per roll is a bit steep ($20), I have to say it was worth it for the quality!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding!!! Beautiful people amazing view
Delicious food

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice and easy for West Hollywood. Valet parking was a breeze, food was fresh, really good and priced may be a tad higher than it ought to be. But the service kinda made up for it. I'd definitely go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome food, service and ambience. But, you will pay top dollar for it. This is probably one of the priciest sushi joints in town. Yeah, it’s good food. But the prices are simply astronomical.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was great the food the mood everything.
I will recommend to everyone

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This restaurant always delivers. Service; food quality; ambience are impeccable. Still my favourite restaurant in LA.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Susie was our waitress. She was incredibly knowledgeable with the menu. We had her pick our menu. She did a FABULOUS job. Splurge and order the Blue Fin Premium Toro sushi - you will not regret paying $19for two pieces!!!! We will definitely come back here when we visit Los Angeles again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Stayed at Mondrian across the street from restaurant. Had the Chefs tasting menu and signature cocktails. Great service, great food (last course Sushi did not compare to other courses though). Place was abuzz on outside patio on a Monday night. Love it

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a wonderful time here. Katana has been around for a while but hasn't lost any of its luster. The patio is always in-demand but even dining inside is excellent. Food is great if you order the right stuff. Service continues to be 'cool' yet accommodating and friendly. Always difficult finding that balance but they've done a great job. A drink slipped out of my hand and they replaced it no questions asked. Those are the nice touches that shine through. One change that I would love to see would be more validation time in the parking below. 3 hours is not enough, especially if you're with friends for a while.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Katana is one of my favourite resturants in LA. It's a must on your list!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always an amazing time at katana

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything from the food to the ambiance to the service was spectacular! If you think sautéed green beans are boring, try Katana's and have your life changed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I go everytime I'm in LA and I've never been disappointed. Great food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Late-night Find, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

There's a lot of top notch restaurants in the West Hollywood area but this place is head and shoulders above the others (that I've been to).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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