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Katana

8439 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1925
323-650-8585
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Ranked #10 of 375 Restaurants in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is right across the street from my normal hotel and I've never had a bad experience. Typically have a bunch of sushi and a noodle bowl. Can be an interesting scene.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fun place, with great atmosphere. Great for people watching, as well as very good sushi / asian fusion selections. Our waitress was very helpful, and gave us some great choices.

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here with a number of work colleagues for dinner. We ended up ordering a tremendous amount and variety of food (fish, sushi, various meat, vegetables, etc.). The scene was certainly cool and I enjoyed sitting out on the patio. The food ranged from average to very good for some dishes, although on the whole, I thought it was OK.... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family stopped in for dinner. They were not quite open yet, but were allowed to sit at the bar for a drink. The bartender was very friendly and poured a great drinks. Once we were seated, we were introduced to the menu. The have small plate options that are amazing. We ordered some sushi and 4 small plates. Everything... More

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Santa Monica, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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birmingham
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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