Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.5
2416 reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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.

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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great services with Sara

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vipFBXA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

Overall experience was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal post BET awards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yakisoba is amazing along with the karage chicken 🤓🤓🤓

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not good and poor quality

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vipLiyaS
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family visited LA for one weekend vacation to celebrate daughter’s birthday. On the way back to San Diego we decided to stop at Katsura to finish our short trip by lunching at that high rating restaurant. Reservations for lunch we made in advanced.
Tha restaurant was completely booked, but we were lucky to find a spot.
When we arrived the restaurant was full of people, but a server invited us to the nice made ready for us table.he was attentive to our orders and very polite when was verbiage us.
Our lunch was very tasty and dishes beautifully designed.
At the end of lunch we have free birthday desert for my daughter, very tasty Japanese ice cream, which we shared.
We left the restaurant in good mood and good memories about the birthday lunch.
We appreciate the stuff of the restaurant for helping us having good memories about wonderful time in Katsura - L.A.Live.
Thank you!

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Maxwell
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very little to share except I thought the rolls were small compared to other sushi places and the drinks were a bit higher priced than necessary. It’s also DTLA, which has its pros and cons. Parking is often challenging and very expensive without validation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What started off as a bad dinner due to the lack of attentiveness from our waitress was turned around by a server with excellent customer service skills. It appears that our server Miseal N. was able to read our body language and came to the rescue. He was able to turn what started off as poor service and turn it into the quality of service we expected. The food was good as always as were the drinks. Will be returning thanks to Miseal.

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vipSarahK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was a disaster. The service was so bad, and I don't even get it. It wasn't busy, but I would say the waiter was not only rude but also absent. All that being said, the sushi is not good. I will be honest, my standard is high, I am not a watered down sushi eater. I love me some great nigiri, fish fresh and authentic. I knew that was not this restaurant going in, but still the sushi was barely edible. We didn't eat all of it. If you are in this area need some place to eat, I would try any of the other local restaurants and eat sushi somewhere else. LA has great sushi!

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vipRebecca
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. I should call corporate because the manager on schedule “speaks with his hands” (his words not mine) and put his hands on me when I kindly asked if we could have our server check in. We were wanting to order more food. No customer service from the server is a direct reflection of management. I would suggest even pulling the camera film. When I walked back to the table, and I told my husband, he went to the “manager”. The Manager then says “I speak with my hands and I didn’t mean to touch your wife and I will take care of your whole meal”. The so-called manager also said that my husband told the server he was drunk and didn’t remember what we ordered which never happened we were waiting to have the server place the order which was never even placed in the first place. We told him that we just wanted to have proper service and not feel such aggression. At that point, we did not even want to order any more food. I anticipate that they would spit in it at by the way they were behaving. Then “manager” told my husband to take this outside in a tone that implied it was a fight. It was truly bizarre. I would stay away from this location at all costs. I frequent the location in a Glendale and have never had an issue. This was ghetto for a lack of a better term.

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vipSmash
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic server, food, and cocktails! Super fun for a friend gathering! It was a girls weekend made extra special by Katsuya!
We appreciate the level of service and fabulous food offerings even during these difficult times of Covid aftermath.
They went above and beyond! We will return and suggest this restaurant to all of our friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. I dined here Friday, Saturday and Sunday and pretty much ordered the same thing. I’ve been coming to Katsuya for many years and I am never disappointed.

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vipDwright55
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great

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JasonC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

They seem to focus on rushing customers and getting people in and out, rather than providing good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Get the waygu gyoza

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We used to frequent this location quite a bit. They just re-opened for dine-in. Simply put, they’re not ready. Waaaay below standard in all aspects. Give it a few weeks.

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Apple
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice service!Enjoyed a lot before going to Lakers game!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was overwhelmed. Not the best service.

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SeemaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The outside seating was pretty cold even with heaters on

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JANEDOE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have been a customer of Katsuya and izakaya for years . This is NOT the same . It’s a tourist trashy low quality version and the company should look into who they hand off their name to
Don’t be fooled by the name. The service was laughable. We couldn’t even get soy sauce brought to the table after 15 mins of asking 3 different servers . The we found out gratuity was included and that way they don’t care . And the food was not the same quality either. Save your hard earned money. The prices are sky high. Go to the other pubs and restaurants at LA live . They are much better

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vipAmyD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat dinner before a game

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RadDocCHL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service. Recommend the outside seating as it is quieter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKenA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place before or after a game.

Great staff too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Way too much food. Did the PP deal. And service was slow. Had to get our own soy sauce bowls. Slow service turned 90 min lunch into two hours.

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tygerfire
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab dinner. Wagyu ribeye did not disappoint.

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Arifsfriends
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre hockey game dinner

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vipVickiD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I think for a sushi bar their menu is very limited , however what we were able
To order was very good and high quality

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LisaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! Never had a better Gyoza!!!!! Everything was delicious!

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Cherbere
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the spicy tuna crispy rice. The wait staff was awesome.

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vipNikki
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We always go to Brentwod Katsuya and love the food and liveliness of the restaurant. The down town one was totally dead and service was very mediocre!
Not going back there for sure!

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HenryN
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! So helpful in selecting the best choice of food for the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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NormanJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a busy night and we had a large party. It took a while to get our food and we had to remind our wait staff about our drink order. I think one of the servers mentioned that the other was in training? We will be back - love the location to Staples Center. Best foot was not put forward for this dinner.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was Carlos who was prompt and had good command of the menu. Make a reservation, otherwise there is a long wait on the night of an event. The fish is all fresh. I enjoy this place, when it's not super busy. Food pacing can be long...

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Too expensive… Sushi chef had no personality at all… The sushi for the value was terrible…The roles were tiny and just looked generic nothing special about them at all. I go to a hole in the wall by my house and it's 10 times better at half the price and twice as big on the rolls. I will not be coming back to your location

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry chef !!!! Outstanding spin in chocolate strawberries

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RickyJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great recommendations from the chef. We had different dietary requests at our table and all were met and yummy too!!!

FAQs

Katsuya - L.A. Live does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Katsuya - L.A. Live is rated 4.5 stars by 2416 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 bookings at the moment.