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Izaka-ya by Katsuy-ya in Manhattan Beach

4.4
4.4
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
In a relaxing setting filled with dark wood furnishings, The Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya serves modern and elegant Japanese fare with fresh, quality ingredients. The ten-musu, shrimp tempura rice balls and the miso soup with nameko mushrooms are excellent choices for starting your meal. Popular seafood entrees include the creamy popcorn shrimp tempura, the lobster cooked with mushrooms and shrimp and topped with spicy dynamite sauce and the baked orange roughy shiogama with truffle. House specialties, such as the Okinawa style spare ribs and the Kobe tender loin with wasabi sauce, speak to Izaka-ya's inventive and refreshing take on modern Japanese cuisine. Additional creations that set Izaka-ya apart from the crowd include its playful small dishes, like the herb-crusted tuna with mustard sauce, the luscious kiwi scallop and the Cajun seared tuna sashimi with sautéed spinach.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (310) 796-1888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 1.8Value

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  1. E

    Eikasurf

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't go wrong with any choice you make! Everything is fresh and lots of great menu selections. Just delicious. Great lunch values too.
  2. AK

    AwesomeKK

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2015

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    We were here for the first time on a Friday evening. The sushi is excellent and very fairly priced, but the service was slow. It took about 20 minutes to get an extra order of sushi roll. Eventually the manager noticed us sitting there and asked if we needed anything. about 5 minutes later the order showed up. It was also very noisy, lots of kids running around. Next time we'll do take out.
  3. F

    Foodisfun

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, very helpful, being informative and patient. Enriching that was recommended was perfect, I wanted to go again the next day.
  4. BB

    BoomBoom

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall this place is good. Not great. Been to better sushi places. It's in the middle of "Manhattan Row" so it's considered a hot spot. The sushi is good. Fresh, presented well and tasty. For two the bill was $85 with tip for 5 rolls and 4 alcoholic drinks. Not bad at all. The Proscutto roll (spelling) was bomb. The izikaya roll was bomb too. Only knock was that the waitress would continually just walk up and interrupt us while in conversation. No excuse me just "want dessert", "want another drink" boom! Place wasn't that crowded for a hot summer Friday night but we sat down at 8:45. We also made reservations. This is a must here because you never know when it'll be super crowded. Have to pay metered parking but only until 9pm then it's free. Worth trying once then make a decision for a second time around.
  5. P

    Professor

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Manhattan Beach has a burgeoning restaurant scene. Finally. Yet this place never disappoints and with all the noise about MB Post, Simzeys, The Arthur J...if I had one meal to eat in my hometown...this would be it.
  6. T

    Todder1

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great spot for lunch. Can see it getting a bit noisy, but the quality of the sushi was excellent. Try the Spanish Mackerel....Yum! All our rolls were delicious. Service was fine. Great spot overall
  7. s

    satrwt

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding!! best spot in town....don't hesitate to even consider anywhere else for sushi in Manhattan Beach or LBC...
  8. e

    eat2day

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant itself was fine and I would go back again. However, went there during lunch time and spent 30 minutes looking for parking.
  9. R

    Raintroy

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for lunch with my husband and son. We were seated promptly. We all had the sushi lunch and shared the spicy tuna on crispy rice. That dish was delicious. We all enjoyed our lunches. My son and I chose the tempura and my husband had the udon. The tempura was perfectly light. The udon was fantastic. Service was friendly and fast.
  10. MB

    MBMom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my teenage daughter's 16th birthday recently with 5 teenagers and 2 adults. It's a tiny restaurant but they accommodated us nicely. The wait staff was great at making suggestion for a comprehensive order that provided a nice amount of food, without going over the top and met everyone's tastes for various types of sushi. They finished off the meal with a birthday dessert. I love the neighborhood, friendly feel of this place and all of it's staff!
  11. M

    Michelle

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Good food good service but realy really too noisy...
  12. m

    msharfman

    Oklahoma City

    86 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2015

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    I will start by saying the fish dishes were well prepared and used very high quality ingredients. Unfortunately there must a trick that locals know to ordering here. We came in with a reservation, sat down, waited a while as the place was pretty busy but ultimately ordered an appetizer for my wife and me, entrees for the two of us and an entree for our daughter. My wife's appetizer came (beef potstickers) and it was OK. My appetizer did not arrive which I will detail below. My daughter's entree (soba noodles and chicken - again was OK.) My wife's entree arrived as well and it was a pretty good whitefish dish. My appetizer had not arrived nor did my entree. When my wife was done with her entree and our daughter almost so, my entree arrived. It was a cerviche that was very good fish. After I finished that, what I thought was my appetizer arrived which was another very good fish dish whose name escapes me - long after my wife and daughter were done eating. Why I say there is a locals secret is that a family of locals sat next us, ordered several things and got their food relatively quickly and in what appears to be the correct order. The server was modestly apologetic and said they discounted one of the dishes. This may or may not have been true as I did not see any discount on the bill. In any case, while the fish was very good the other dishes were ok but it is not a place to which I would return.
  13. BM

    BluMermaid

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect sushi dinner. Great service (thank you Bruno),delicious food and quick. During one night layover in Manhattan Beach, we were almost too tired for dinner. This spot was perfect. Made our evening. Server recommendations were wonderful. Wish we were locals so could be regulars!
  14. L

    Local

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi and a variety of Japanese food. Wonderful lunch value menu. A gem.
  15. SB

    SouthBayKid

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya is a great little restaurant near the pier in Manhattan Beach, but you pay for it. The food is varied and tasty. The ambiance is lovely, bit it's a little hard to enjoy because the place is loud because of all the other people enjoying their meals and drinks.
  16. AL

    ALOD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant serves the best Sushi in the Southbay area. The service is typically very good, and the ambiance is nice. A reservation is always recommended.
  17. s

    sherbear33

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I've enjoyed other Katsuya locations and didn't have high expectations for this one. That opinion was was based on the tired looking décor and fierce competition in the area. BUT, after enjoying dinner there, I've changed my mind. The service was excellent, as was every dish we ordered. The quality of the food and presentation were perfection. Even though it was a very lively (noisy) crowd, we were so pleased with the food that the noise won't affect my decision to go back -- which I will. Wish I hadn't waited to so long to give it a go!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great local Japanese restaurant in the heart of downtown. Reasonable prices, friendly staff, and very fresh food. This restaurant is not fancy and pretentious. It's just got good food.
  19. SD

    SouthbayD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Took my wife here for her birthday a few months ago and although the food was good the service was very lacking. Went there for Mothers Day to try it again and the service was even worse. We go out for sushi a lot but haven't come here because of the wait typically and it's a little pricy for the portion size but we don't mind paying for high quality food. Well this time we had a few servers come around after a couple minutes to start off our order. It was busy but nothing crazy so it shouldn't take forever to get plates out. Our crispy tuna took about 20 minutes to come out and was cold by the time it arrived. The sashimi apps were delicious but we ordered a spring roll too and it took about 45 minutes to get out to us despite us asking our server and others working there over and over to see what the holdup was. After a while the server wouldn't even make eye contact with us as we kept asking them if we ever get our dish. Frustrating to say the least, especially with having a baby there with us we would have liked to get in and out of there in under an hour and a half. Not joking we asked 3-4 different people to check on it for us and nobody could help get us a stat order of it. You'd think that when the bill came and they saw how frustrated we were they would have at least comped that roll but no. My wife actually ended up voicing her displeasure and suggested it and he eventually did but only after we brought it to their attention. Too many other places around with good sushi for us to want to come back here which is a shame because the quality of sushi is really good. Regretfully, DR
  20. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally worth the wait and drive here. The service is spot on. All the staff were very welling to help. The food quality was amazing. I'll definitely come back again and again for their hand rolls.
  21. L

    Local

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2015

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Amazing lunch deal. Great selection and prices. Quite crowded beginning at 11:30 when they open.
  22. SM

    SMFoodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I enjoyed the food, but unfortunately my overall dining experience was subpar due to the rude and unprofessional waitstaff (except for one server who was exceptionally attentive and personable). Everyone from the hostess to the servers created an uncomfortable atmosphere during the quiet lunch hour. This restaurant may have the Katsuya brand attached to it, but be forewarned that it does not live up to the standards of other Katsuya restaurants . In the future I will be enjoying my miso cod and crispy rice spicy tuna at another location.
  23. L

    Local

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Sushi in downtown Manhattan Beach. Late lunch works well too.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I always love going to Izaka-ya by Katsuy-ya! Try the new style salmon sashimi - amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best (if not THE best?) sushi we've ever had. The specials were all incredible, artfully cut, and balanced in flavor & texture. We had a dungeness crab roll that blew our minds. Also, our server--a young fellow named Bruno--was tremendous. Speedy but well-paced when necessary, kind and upbeat. Last note is that when we walked in the door we were mildly surprised that the somewhat modest space would live up to the reviews we'd read online & heard from friends... but the food & service were undeniably top-notch. Could not recommend this place more.
  26. AB

    ArtaB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The sushi is always high quality and delicious. Tends to have high turnover so it's noisy but a great place for quality sushi in a trendy area without paying trendy prices
  27. L

    Luvfish

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Having been to original Katsuya in the valley many times I expected that at least the dishes they have become known for would be good. I was wrong ! The crispy rice spicy tuna was soggy and barely cooked on the bottom. This was very surprising. Next was the seared tuna with mustard. The mustard should have accented the flavor and not been a huge amount to over power the dish. We could eat it and left it uneaten We finally had to get the bill and go across the street to eat the rest of our dinner This must be where katsuya trains its chefs before they can go to one of their real restaurants I would sincerely say stay away
  28. KJ

    KJW8

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The sushi and sashimi here is amazing. The beef dishes are good too. It's often crowded but worth the wait. The sliders are good but quite large, with an order of two - I would prefer just one to save room for more fish! Great neighborhood place.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2014

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The food delivery was spaced out over 30 minutes. Food delivery came about every 5 minutes with someone's meal. No one in my party of 4 ate at the same time. Then rice was delivered about 10 minutes after we finished our meal. The waiter never checked in to ask if we needed additional drinks or if all was ok. The food was great and the service nice but may have been overworked.
  30. LE

    LovetoEatWell

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two long tables of Japanese business men. You know the sushi is good! Heather terrific waitress. Entire staff very welcoming and helpful.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my local favorites and I'm sad when I have to go to another sushi spot. The creamy Shrimp tempura on Spicy Tuna roll is the best roll ever. Sushi is always fresh and top grade compare to other sushi restaurants. Make sure you book a reservation in advance as it does get packed. Favorite Dishes: spicy Tuna on crispy rice, miso cod, tuna with crispy onions, toro tasting
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The best sushi in the South Bay and beyond! Try the new style salmon sashimi it will blow your mind
  33. y

    yumyum

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and ambiance, their passion fruit martini was delicious
  34. 2

    2foodies

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2014

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Izakaya is a true favorite of mine in the South Bay for sushi. The fish is always really fresh, and the dishes are usually amazing!! I had the worst service there Saturday night however. We waited so long for every dish we ordered. And then each time the server came back to our table, he brought back with the wrong dishes or drinks. Also, more than half of our order was forgotten along the way. We sat down at 8:30 pm and didn't really eat until 10pm. We were hungry and really annoyed. When I mentioned all of this to management they acted like there was nothing they could do. Very disappointing for such a high end restaurant.
  35. Y

    Yumyum

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Took my niece when I was in town for a conference. We didn't taste anything extraordinary; still, the quality is very good. I especially enjoyed one of the specials, spicy tuna on small cakes of crispy rice. The taste and texture were delicious!
  36. CM

    ChefMagazineEditor

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    For years, Sushi Katsu-Ya in Studio City was my favorite sushi restaurant -- and for more than just sushi. I called it a "poor man's Matsuhisa," because Chef Katsu and his team consistently provided delicious, beautiful, creative dishes. With the memories of those meals in my mind, I was sorely disappointed by the adequate food at this corporate outpost of the Katsu-Ya empire. Especially sad: The warm King crab hand roll at Sushi Katsu-Ya is transcendent. Here, it was not made from a beautiful crab leg; it was made with a sad mix of real crab and fake Krab. Sigh. The only dish that lived up to the original restaurant was the seared tuna with crispy onion. Otherwise, skip this place...
  37. v

    vacayeatin

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to every sushi restaurant in a 20 minute radius and this is the best place. It has reasonable items and special delicious more pricey items. The service is awesome and the food is great! what else could you ask for?!
  38. AW

    AnaW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi, rolls and even for those who enjoy wine. It feels modern Asian; great sushi, fabulousesserts Japanes ice cream and Cree brûlée! I say it is a eastern food meeting with a Western flare . A perfect marriage .
  39. B

    Birthday

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our Thursday date night restaurant! Always delicious!
  40. s

    shardar

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go for the izakaya plate lunch special. It's the best in town.

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Izaka-ya by Katsuy-ya in Manhattan Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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