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Katsuya - L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.5
4.5
2750 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 747-9797
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Katsuya Uechi
  • Catering
    sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.
  • Private party contact
    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Figueroa St.
  • Parking Details
    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,750 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Japanese

2,750 Reviews
  1. SilviaP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We had the best waiter that made wonderful food suggestions.

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  2. PJWB

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Can’t ask for any more!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening :)

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  4. Franko963

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t as a little hesitant after reading reviews from the Grammys weekend and Valentine’s Day but thought they were probably just busy and was definitely not disappointed. Food was as great service was impeccable in a modern vibrant atmosphere.

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  5. JamesPowell

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked the “Valentines Day” experience and they “ran out”

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  6. Rah5502

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I recently came here and the food was really good but the service here is absolutely horrendous. Had to ask multiple times for water and utensils . Waited 30 minutes for an appetizer just to find out they had ran out . Absolutely unacceptable the service here is almost non existent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My boyfriend and I went for their Valentines Day Experience, but they were sold out of the menu. In addition, we waited over 30 minutes to be seated, because they were so behind.

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  8. Windward

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy disorganized restaurant. Server very inattentive. Waited unreasonably long for beverage reorder, meal order, and final check. Fish was not fresh. Biggest insult was adding a surcharge for health insurance to the bill with no prior disclosure.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    none of questions that i asked by email, by messaging or calling were answered

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  10. GalileoS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food was excellent. There was one small mistake with the order and they corrected it quickly and with zero issues.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service the wagu is a must.

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  12. PDRAL

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great prix fix meal…. lots of choices on the menu.

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  13. Discerningdiner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another positive experience here: the food (aside from the chicken bites appetizer which was not good at all) is fantastic. Our server at this visit was outstanding: very patient, kind (we were celebrating a birthday) and attentive. The place fills up before an event so it did get crowded and loud, but this location in LA Live is a different vibe from other Katsuya's due to location. Highly recommend- make reservations!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing special about the food. Noise level was loud so conversation was difficult. Convenient if you going to an event at Staples.

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  15. CarleenM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, service was great but it was just to noisy.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was ok due to the fact there was a game and a lot of people. But overall excellent experience

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  17. MichelleR

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Service was fantastic - will definitely be coming back.

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  18. Pennylane1

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there for Grammys. It was pretty busy. They didn’t get one of our orders and we waited, missed the opening . Manager is new, didn’t know that music industry people don’t care about sports on the television had to request to get the TVs changed. Server was friendly and kind. The food was great, as always. Just missed one order. Not a big deal , unfortunately our reservation was at 3:40 and got out at 5:00 .

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  19. Gbech

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Fresh and creative. Exceptional service.

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  20. EileenF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy Hour food and drinks at the bar before a concert… food was amazing, took friends who’d never been there and their all raving about how good it was!!!

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  21. ErikaM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The benches on the booth seating were extremely low for all of our guests. Service was ok. Lack of refreshments for much of the meal. Food was delicious and ambiance was amazing.

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  22. BrianN

    Dallas

    112 reviews

    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katsuya never disappoints. Had a larger group for dinner and our server just nailed it. He's a person who truly understands hospitality and what we were going for at our dinner. Funny, but that's kind of rare today. Great job, food was incredible as always.

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  23. LeeB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is a 5% surcharge for employee benefits. So I tipped less. Better to raise your prices than add another surcharge on top of tax and normal tip.

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  24. TomS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding but the service was what set the experience apart. The timing of the food delivery was exquisite, water and sodas were never empty, the team were always smiling and I am delighted to have brought clients here before the game. I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything went considering how busy they were right before a game. Overall, a fantastic evening at Katsuya!

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  25. Discerningdiner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the loveliest evening- from checkin, to the kind waiter (2 waiters were new and when we asked questions could not answer, but that's the luck of the draw), to the amazing food. Only downside was - not sure what happened- they got busy and no joke: when we added a couple of orders of sushi part way through our meal they never came. Then one came after 30 minutes. The sushi chef's were 'backed up'. We cancelled the last one that never came because it was too long to wait. Very odd because when we started the speed was reasonable. I'm guessing they need more staffing. So give yourself TIME if you are coming here, especially if you have an event to get to. Great atmosphere, food, nice people.

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  26. kahns

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi is way overpriced — Nobu prices for grocery store quality. Also it wasn’t overly busy — more staff than customers — yet the staff wasn’t very attentive. You’re a captive audience at LA Live but this was a good reminder of why I usually choose to go elsewhere before a game or event. Disappointing.

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  27. KentD

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I purchased a 130$ InKind(katsuya brand) Mobile gift card and the manager would not honor the entire amount. He stated he could only process 60$ of my gift card. It didn’t make any sense and I was very disappointed as I’m a long time patron of the Katsuya brand and have dined at the LALive locations many times. Good food, great service from our server but management was not professional and/or accommodating.

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  28. JOJoBlaze

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to warm up for an event! Food was tasty - especially the corn crunch roll! With that being said, be prepared to drop some $$ and leave hungry. We paid $200 for a few sushi snacks and a small bottle of sake. Service was friendly and professional, but a little slow (it was very busy, though!) We enjoyed our time here.

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  29. HenryJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was astonishing that a 1/4 full restaurant could not get orders out timely or serve dessert within 20 minutes of ordering. Waiter was understandably frustrated and as a restaurant owner i was frankly shocked. Food is ok, very expensive but I love the location before Clipper Games. Feel free to contact me.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated at a booth and the tables were ridiculously high (or the seats were low). The hostess & mgr couldn’t reseat us even though there were plenty other tables. Our waiter was great tho

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Vibe and Music was great. The food was very delicious the short ribs fried rice was amazinggggggg!!!!! Tbh my only complaint was the service it was very slow and we felt very forgotten about. We were sitting ducks way too many times and because we were a part of 8 I feel like he knew he had his tip already and didn’t have to attend to us. But outside of that I enjoyed my self

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  32. Luigi

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy and overpriced Service average, food average

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  33. GarianneD

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Pre-Kings match so understandably busy but waiter was way too rushed and sweaty, possibly chemically altered 🤷‍♀️ our appetizers came out before we had to remind him to bring our cocktails… then super long wait for entrees. We probably would have ordered more rolls if we weren’t kept waiting so long. Missed puck drop anyway. Still tipped 20% because I’m an idiot but won’t likely ever go back

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  34. Mimi

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Fish quality was worse than supermarket fish. Pricey. Plus 7% charged for employees health fee or something. Servers were nice but dressed inappropriately, unbuttoned shirt showing bra, long hair untied… Very disappointing.

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  35. Kris90262

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It is not the place it was when it first open. Lack of ambience and lounge environment.

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  36. DavidM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service and Food. Once the Kings game started and the place cleared out the ambiance was amazing. Great spot!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! our server Amanda G. is one of the best we've ever had, loved every minute of our experience.

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  38. OCPapaG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great welcoming upon arrival and Waiter (Mike) excellent service while extremely busy. deserts wait was a lil long and water refills were missed for a good period - Definitely, a great place to enjoy great sushi and I chalked up the misses to being extremely busy with minimal staff. See you again soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I liked it because of the location, other than that the food and service wasn’t anything special.

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  40. jules

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We always eat at Katsuya before a show at the Crypto. We ended up sharing appetizers and dishes and everything was delicious. The sushi always is top grade and melts in mouth. We tried a few different cocktails and those were good too. Would recommend if you like sushi and also the Miso Cod was wonderful.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Katsuya - L.A. Live using the Order Online button. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 747-9797.

Katsuya - L.A. Live is rated 4.5 stars by 2750 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Katsuya - L.A. Live

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Figueroa St.
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Katsuya Uechi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 747-9797
  • Catering
    sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.
  • Private party contact
    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134
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