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8439 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1925 (La Cienega)
323-650-8585
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Katana is an extraordinary beautiful Japanese restaurant serving Robata, a...
Katana is an extraordinary beautiful Japanese restaurant serving Robata, a form of Japanese tapas, traditional sushi, and a unique variety of Japanese cuisine. There is a Robata and sushi bar, and spectacular patio dining overlooking Sunset Strip.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fancy feeling Japanese flavor!

gorgeous outdoor balcony seating enhances the exotic feeling of Katana. Large menu to linger over and you can order dishes throughout the meal, as you move through the choices. All food is high quality and interesting, like the shiseko (?) peppers, chicken knuckles, miso glazed shrimp, jidori... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
rovingcarole
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buffalo, ny
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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buffalo, ny
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

gorgeous outdoor balcony seating enhances the exotic feeling of Katana. Large menu to linger over and you can order dishes throughout the meal, as you move through the choices. All food is high quality and interesting, like the shiseko (?) peppers, chicken knuckles, miso glazed shrimp, jidori chicken, spider rolls...I need to go back! The low tables and candles enhance... More 

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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Top shelf food prepared by skilled practitioners in the art of Japanese cuisine. Bit pricey but given the quality and the experience think it delivers overall. Best seat in the house? Skip the table and pull up a seat at the bar and enjoy the banter between the chefs as they prepare vast array of dishes. Staff professional but friendly

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants I have been to. Yes it is a little expensive but wow, but the food is different to any other I have been to before. It is authentic but new and exciting at the same time. Fresh and tasty. We left there delighted and full! The staff were great. I Loved looking... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I ate at the sushi bar last night. I had a wonderful experience. My server, Aleksandra, was very sweet. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Obviously, the sushi was outstanding!!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have to be honest and say Katana is really good, but not great. A little over priced for what you get. Some dishes were good while some were very ordinary. Overpriced drinks, however you are in West Hollywood. Unfortunately, can't say I'd go back.

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Crown Point
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ate here for a private dinner so we got to sample a wide variety of food. Everything was delicious , but my favorite was the lamb chops and the shrimp.. This is a upscale classy must try restaurant on the strip. My favorite restaurant in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sushi and sashimi of the highest quality. Inventive Asian dishes and loads of choice. This place caters well for groups and the space is very nice both inside and on the patio.

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Impressive Asian cuisine with great atmosphere - i would call it romantic+lounge. Try tables outside.

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Washington
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170 reviews 170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food here was great- both the regular menu items and the specials. Nice sake selection. Make sure you sit outdoors if you like dining al fresco; the powerful heat lamps will keep you warm even if the temperature dips.

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Pittsburgh
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place if you want small plates to share. Really nice presentation. But if your family is starving and need to eat a full dinner, you will spend $$$$$

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8439 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1925
    (La Cienega)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-650-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Katana is an extraordinary beautiful Japanese restaurant serving Robata, a form of Japanese tapas, traditional sushi, and a unique variety of Japanese cuisine. There is a Robata and sushi bar, and spectacular patio dining overlooking Sunset Strip.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?