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8439 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1925
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: La Cienega
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.
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85% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My friends and I have been dining on Katana's patio since they opened over a decade ago. It's still a "scene" to be seen but with many great dishes complimenting the amazing eye candy. We always dine on the patio and bring our own wines-- usually a mixture of bubblies, Alsatian and German Rieslings, Chardonnay based mostly white burgs, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

When you think Japanese - you might think sushi to tempura, but this trendy West Hollywood eatery takes Japanese to another level. They do offer excellent sushi and a few Japanese favorites - but the theme here is Japanese small bites, and some of the best food is cooked Robata style - cooked over an open grill often on skewers.... More

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went on a Saturday night and it was busy! Great fresh sushi, great atmosphere. While walking out close to 10pm, bar area was very busy! Next time will try to get a table on the outdoor terrace in the front, looks really nice but it was raining when we went so we sat inside!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Haven't been here since my last trip to LA last August. The sushi couldn't be better and sitting outside on a beautiful night made it even better! Don't miss going here.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Trendy and relaxed. Busy on a Monday which is rare. Great, tasty food and attentive Beer vice but not over bearing. Very reasonable too. Definitely recommend, especially of you can get a patio seat which has top views of LA.

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Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great restaurant. Really nice surroundings inside, you sit very private with your group. Skip the very advanced drinks, go for the ones on the drink menu. Food is excellent, defiantly at least try one or two of the Robata grills. We where five and ate a lot of different things of the menu, everything was top notch. Very nice staff... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A perfect night......food, service were faultless Sat outside on the terrace as it was a warm night it was delightful. Highly recommend.

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Laurel, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love Katana. Its been around for a minute, however, I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The Robata grill is excellent. I am not a sushi person, but my friends swear by it. The location is nice in West Hollywood and if you are into it, you will always spot some celebrities having dinner here. I... More

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Oslo, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We really enjoyed this resturant, the drinks we had before getting our table outside was not so good, but that was all forgotten when we took the first bite of food. We had a sample meny of their best sellers, USD 58.00 pr person. The banana dessert was mediocre, but the super friendly and down to earth staff made up... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great restaurant! The food was delicious, the ambiance was fun & unique, and the waitstaff was very friendly. We had reservations for 9pm but got to the restaurant very early but the hostess was nice enough to seat us at a great table on the patio.

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