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Katsuya - LA Live

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800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1367 (Figueroa St.)
213-747-9797
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and...
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. 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."
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jet lagged with daughter

Arrived into LA from London jet lagged and hungry. LA live was close by and there we found Katsuya. We had those starters with the fried rice on the bottom and what seems like fish tartare topped with a jalapeño. They were ok at best. Meant to be a signature dish I think - but I think they need... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Arrived into LA from London jet lagged and hungry. LA live was close by and there we found Katsuya. We had those starters with the fried rice on the bottom and what seems like fish tartare topped with a jalapeño. They were ok at best. Meant to be a signature dish I think - but I think they need to... More 

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The presentation of the sushi dishes was really well done. We had a business party here as well as a lunch. The food was fantastic for both. Service was efficient. Patio is a nice comfortable spot to people watch and enjoy the warm temps. A great spot at L.A. Live

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The atmosphere is great! Great drinks and food! The servers were very attentive as well. Sit at the bar where they are rolling sushi!

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Menifee, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The sushi was actually really good. However, the food that comes out of the hot kitchen was cold and timed wrong. My wife and I ordered from both kitchens. My steak came out 15 minutes before my wifes. As I sat there waiting for her food to arrive, my steak got cold. When hers arrived, it was already cold. Must... More 

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Torrance, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Because of bad timing, we arrived shortly before a Los Angeles Kings game and the hockey shirted crowd was a loud one. Once they departed the atmosphere improved dramatically, although the service did not. The sushi and sashimi choices were fairly generic, the spicy tuna worthy of a second serving. Rather than a second glass of wine we were happy... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The service was terrible! It was difficult to order our food and it took forever to get what we had ordered. It seemed like the wait staff forgot we were there and we had empty plates sitting at our table for about an hour and no one came back to get them. When we finally got the waiters attention, he... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We order the crab rolls in rice/soy paper, teriyaki chicken, nabeyaki udon, edamame (small bowl) and shrimp and mozzarella cheese tempura. They are all good size and delicious. However, I still think the prices are a bit steep considering the quality of the food. I would recommend to visit for a special occasion meal or for paycheck day but not... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Dropped in after the rush for the game next door... Probably no point before without a booking! Tried sashimi and a salad the first night plus some unique cocktails .... Just gorgeous food and lovely presentation. Authentic and so tasty :) Wanted to try the wagyu so figured I'd come back again ... And was not disappointed ... Who knew... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very friendly and welcoming front desk staff who seating me (dining alone) in a great outdoor spot so I could people watch. I "checked in" with Yelp and got a free appetizer which was so good wished I had a whole order. Waiter suggested a great hand rolled baked crab roll which was awesome (don't order if you don't like... More 

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bay area, california
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were there the same night as a red-carpet film opening, so the place was packed with loud, overly coiffed "look-at-me" twentysomethings. It's amazing how things settled down once they exited en masse. The three-kitchen concept provides a lot of choices. Everything we had was excellent. Not a place for walk-ins based on the location and quality. Make reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1367
    (Figueroa St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213-747-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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. 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."
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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