Katsuya - L.A. Live

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2407 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was overwhelmed. Not the best service.

SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The outside seating was pretty cold even with heaters on

JA
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

AD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat dinner before a game

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

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place before or after a game.

Great staff too

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
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.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab dinner. Wagyu ribeye did not disappoint.

A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre hockey game dinner

VD
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

LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

N
Los Angeles
9 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!

HN
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.

NJ
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.

CG
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...

OT
Orange County
1 review
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

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry chef !!!! Outstanding spin in chocolate strawberries

RJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible!!

OT
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!!!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service before the Laker game, I highly recommend

LM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi choices!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was good and food was good as well. When I made the reservation I added that it was a birthday and received a confirmation that dessert would be provided but waiter didn’t bring anything out

NC
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome staff. Really friendly and helpful

OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family time they love sushi. Everything was great and service was super fast today considering they had lots of people out there for Kobe memorial.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here for the Lakers games and it’s always great

m
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago- what an incredible night to be there when the first Lakers game was taking place next door. Incredible food and incredible service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there to watch a Laker game. There are several TVs, but it is not ideal for watching a game intently. The food was pretty good! If you want good sushi without the LA Live experience go here. Don’t go here if you want to watch a game. The game will be on, but it’s not super easy to see TVs and you can’t here anything. SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE, very patient, good people.

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quick service, quality food and presentation. Can't wait to go again, next time at an event LA Live

RI
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katsuya has consistently good food and beverages, but what really stands out at Katsuya LA LIve is the service! Everyone from hosts to bartenders to servers is exceptionally friendly and attentive.

C
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Food was just okay though for the price. Small pieces and quantity of sushi for high price

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Date night

T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty and we were seated in a very high traffic area, when I asked they said there were reservations which I had made many days before
Food was served sporadically no plates

JA
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The fish quality was questionable. Two of the fish on the sushi platter had skin on them, altho the chef said one wasn’t skin, it was part of the fish. Regardless both were chewy and not enjoyable at all. I believe this Katsuya is not up the quality of other locations. We won’t return.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Showed up for reservation 30 minutes early and was told the kitchen would be closing soon in 15 minutes. Also out of 4 items we tried to order.

CC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was our New Year’s eve dinner I made our reservations at 9:45 got to the restaurant at 9:30 and got sat at our table . waitress rushed over to throw our menus on the table and told us that our reservations were too late and then we were to hurry they had last call and would only serve us one drink???? We tried to make the most of this we ordered three drinks each and our dinner we were told that we needed to leave by 11:15 and we did I would never go back to this restaurant I would never send anyone that I know back to this restaurant absolutely the worst organization I’ve ever seen I have ever seen in a restaurant . Not once did I see a manager or was asked if everything was OK Rush rush rush take our money and get out I hope this place closes down

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

New Year’s Eve

A
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This Katsuya is nice but we prefer the menu at other locations. It is also much more expensive than the other locations we are familiar with. Certain items are not offered such as brown rice (only white), tepannyaki, corn tempura and free tea. Sushi was good but again, more expensive for the exact same items and quality of other locations.

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