Katsuya & SBar – Brentwood – SBE

4.5
1689 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Upon its debut, Katsuya Brentwood was named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best New Restaurants," and it continues to garner acclaim as one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." and the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya 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.
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Experiences

  • Katsuya Omakase Experience

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A dynamic 10 Course Omakase Tasting Experience by Chef Katsuya Uechi and SBE's Chief Culinary Officer Chef Martin Heierling. Seated at the sleek Omakase dining counter in the Dragon Room, few formal dining experiences are as revered Omakase - a form of Japanese dining in which Guests leave themselves in the hands of the chef and receive a meal which is elegant, artistic and uses only the finest ingredients available. Katsuya's Omakase menu, unlike any other, is an immersive experience featuring elevated Katsuya Signatures and new creations destined to evolve into classics.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1689 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I would for sure not dine here again. The service was next level terrible, I could get better at most any other restaurant. We were sat at a table they said had cover but only half the table did so we kept getting rained on. Not sure why they offer outside seating when it’s raining and the space isn’t completely covered. That was the least of my concerns , it’s only water. The food was super average and I could get the same most Japanese restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Waiter said get the fried rice one of the best things we have and it was a fried rice I could make at my house it had no flavor and was whatever. We wanted to get soy sauce or salt or something but our waiter was always no place to be found. My friend ordered a coke and i ordered a beer it took 30 mins to bring. She then asked for another during dinner and another 30 mins and he said I’m sorry were backed up. I didn’t know you could be backed up for a soft drink but I guess I was wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny was amazing! Kevin too!!!

Party of 20 teens and a separate table for adults! Best bar, best dinner, best service, best venue!!!🎉🥂👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing, from the food to the service everything was 10/10. Our Server Nevina was the highlight of the night, she was nothing but great, knowledgeable and gave all the best recommendations. She was super busy since she was the only server and handling many tables at once but she was still able to stay on top of our table and gave extraordinary hospitality. Would love to come back just to have her take care of us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, everything was delicious!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good! I really enjoy all the experience!

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noochmark
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

What happened to this place?
I know the pandemic has certainly made thing difficult but I was so disappointed.

First, when making the reservation I asked specifically to sit outside and PLEASE not sit us near a high-traffic doorway.
Aside from being annoying to have people walk by your table non-stop, we also wanted to minimize exposure.

When we arrive they took us to our “outdoor” table which was literally in the doorway going in and out of the restaurant and while standing next to the able to ask about its placement we were rudely asked to move by 4 different servers in 2 minutes because, we’ll our table was literally blocking the door.

I don’t always expect request to be accommodated but I rarely expect they will be explicitly countered with the exact opposite ask.

There was no other option they would provide.

We sucked it up because we drove 40 minutes because we love the spot.

Well, we used to love it but it’s become an overpriced, underwhelming experience.

We sat down at 6:45 and were told by our server that if we wanted sushi we should hurry up and order because it may not last and will become a long wait. 6:45pm. When they practically just opened. WTF.

Then it took 30 minutes between sushi orders. Ugh.

All of that wasn’t horrible but a $500 bill for 2 people to have the same stale offerings that were available 10 years ago was sad, disappointing and a reminder of why you should always seek out fresh, new establishments.

Bye bye Brentwood Katsuya, good luck with the octogenarian crown that you now seem to attract.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and great food

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HayleyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual and our server Brian was the best!!! Ask for him! Also try their new grilled eggplant

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davids
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too expensive for what we got, but quality was good

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davidh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best service we have had in the last three months.

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vipBigonfood
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Server was rude on New Year’s Eve

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vipMorganU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food came out fast and was delicious as usual. Katsuya doesn’t disappoint!

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vipFarwahS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

With SBE’s rebranding - the dishes lost the taste that kept us coming back. Everything was lackluster. And no Szechuan striped bass. Won’t be returning.

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KimberlyB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing.

JO
vipJulieO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Waitress did her best but food took too long, hot dishes were cold, not the same quality sushi, FREEZING, need more heaters and water and tea were not refilled. Too expensive for this level of service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was pretty low bar from eating there before. The quality of the food to the overall service, lighting left a lot to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very poor service
One main course never arrived
After o e hour the waiter said they had run out of cod and the chef had to cut and irritate it from a fresh piece
When it came out is was cold
We sent it back

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AlejandroC
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service

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vipNique
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting and great food! It’s always a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had booked our reservation a month ago and requested a banquette. When we got there, the unfriendly hostess sat us at a table disregarding our request. There was a 4-person banquette facing us which was empty. I requested the banquette mentioning the prior note made a month ago. She did not respond and indicated my options were the table she gave me, another table near an open front door (weather being very cold so that was not an option) or a table in the backroom. We opted for the backroom. When we finished dining 90-120 minutes later, the banquette was still empty.
After spending $400+ on dinner, that was a real slap in the face. While I am not an LA resident, i visit the city twice a year and Katsuya Brentwood is always on my list of restos to eat at. I always spend a lot of $ at the resto. However, for whatever reason, this time I was treated as a second class
Citizen and I am not sure why.

Looking at other tables where people were nursing their glasses of tap water and eating sparingly - I guess this is what Katsuya Brentwood wants as opposed to tables that spend $100-150/person.

I am very likely not to eat at your restaurant again. I never received this treatment at Katsuya South Beach where I also frequent and where they seem to value clients who order premium sushi, nice bottles of Sake, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!!!!

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SamF
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good sushi rolls, unbelievably it is getting better over the years. Very reliable. Only issue was really distorted music playing on the outside terrace, which was unpleasant. Fix that and it would be a perfect experience!

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vipDelicious
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, nice outdoor patio area with heat lamps.

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vipBrendonR
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an intimate dinner party for my Daughters 12th Birthday and it was amazing! We had the private room for 14 guests and were treated very well by our wait staff. 5 star restaurant with amazing ambiance!

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vipflaashyy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

For a private room the server took a long time with most things like drinks and the check. The sushi was amazing, however the hot food was just okay with not enough flavor. The shrimp in my rice were not cleaned and each had a HUGE vein in them. I took the fried rice home and doctored it up to be able to eat it.

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vipHadarR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in LA we eat here every time we are in town. Great staff and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience

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vipKobi
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated outdoors , heater next to us low on gas , little heat and no pleasant. No canopy or any protection so it’s proper outdoors.
Not enough servers outdoors. Tough to get help though food did arrive very quickly.
Average food except for the tuna on the crispy rice.
There are much better options in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good sushi,but the entrees we’re very small and very salty, extremely understaffed, more focused on the bustling takeout business making the entrance feel like a train station.very overpriced

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NatalieH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Really disappointing experience. We were seated at the smallest table in a side section of the restaurant. There were multiple bigger options that remained empty the entire night. The music was too loud. It took us over 2 hours for the entire experience and we only ordered 3 plates. Our waitress was inattentive and took over 10 minutes to open us the bottle of sake we ordered. Once we went to pay, we noticed that it was not the same bottle we ordered but a more expensive bottle. Fortunately they corrected the price once we showed it. The fish is great quality and food was delicious, but the service ruined the experience and we won’t be going back.

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Mplspam
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

After leaving a concert, looking for a late night place for dinner we were able to make an 11 pm reservation at Katsura. The reservation was confirmed in writing. Upon arriving at 11 pm we were told that the dining room and kitchen closed at 11 pm. After explaining that we had a confirmed reservation we were told that they had tried to get in touch with us, which shouldn’t have been a problem since open table has my cell number. We were seated in the bar which was blasting music and instructed to order quickly. The food was great! Service was good, quick. Music too loud. We would have preferred the dining room to be able to talk. Time should be changed in the app.

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HaKD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and trendy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Katsuya is always good but they’re a little overpriced for what you’re getting… I love the Chef’s menu because you can try so may different items without getting full quickly!

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vipnancy
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

waiting for my open table points here. it's should happen immediately and i don't know why it's taking so long

OM
OM9589
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We booked the omakase and were shown to our seats at the sushi bar then to be told that the sushi chef was not in today and so we couldn’t have omakase. The restaurant should have called us prior with the option to rebook.

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vipRick
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great - one of our favorite restaurants. Cherry - the Floor Manager - always stops by to say hi and make sure everything is perfect.

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vipChristopherP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was absolutely awful. Particularly for the price. It was basically frozen food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointed. Been going to Katsuya for years and the last couple visits haven’t lived up to it’s reputation and left each time questioning wether or not I’d go back. We were accommodated with the table request which I’m grateful for but no one came by our table for a good 15-20 minutes after we were seated. I had to flag the hostess down so that we could place an order. She then had another hostess come over to take our order because there wasn’t a server to help us. Came by once took our orders and never came back. We had some other server come check on us only because he was assisting other tables in our area not because he was assigned to our table. Food was mediocre and their two signature dishes (rock shrimp and crispy rice) weren’t even good! Came out room temp and the batter wasn’t even staying on the shrimp. It was almost mushy and the rice wasn’t even crispy. It’s one thing if the service was great and the food mediocre or the other way around but having both not be great is not acceptable. I have a pretty high tolerance and not picky at all so for me to feel some type of way says a lot. Plus I was on a second date which wasn’t a good feeling having gone through all of this.

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vipNonnie
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waitress was very good when he finally got over to us after sitting for 10 minutes
Food is delicious but pricey

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic!

FAQs

Katsuya & SBar – Brentwood – SBE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 237-6174.

Katsuya & SBar – Brentwood – SBE is rated 4.5 stars by 1689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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