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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Katsuya

Katsuya
11777 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 120, Los Angeles, CA 90049
+1 310-207-8744
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Ranked #553 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $50 - $100
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montana
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 Jalapeno and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. With superb talent and exacting precision, Katsuya by Starck is changing the face of Japanese cuisine. Upon its debut, Katsuya Brentwood was named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best New Restaurants," and it continues to garner acclaim as one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." and the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California.
Zurich, Switzerland
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Located in Brentwood, nice neighbourhood.

Very stylish, trendy and modern decor. There are 2 dining rooms, one large (very nice decor but a bit noisy) and a smaller, also noisy but a bit less.

Very friendly staff! Good chic crowd.

Excellent Starters, in particular the chicken salad and the brussel sprouts were outstanding! Another excellent dish is the crispy rice with spicy tuna. The Sushi plates were a bit less outstanding, just OK - I recommend to focus on starter dishes, they really are excellent!

Good choice of Sake and wine.

For me a great place for excellent modern Japanese Food with a good crowd (much better than in the Hollywood branch where the crowd is much less chic and the Food also less good).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a great diner at Katsuya. The bartender knows his job and the cocktails are great. Food wise you should try their Brussels sprouts dish, the sashimi and sushi are awesome. Service was impeccable even with the place completely packed.

Visited April 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Yummy meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Had a fun dinner with our family of 9 at this popular place. Even with a reservation, it took quite a bit longer to be seated. Good people watching during the wait. Our LA family has spotted numerous stars while dining here. We ordered about a dozen items for our table and everything was fresh and delicious. Loved the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, the baked crab hand rolls, and the Rock Shrimp Tuna on Spicy Tuna Roll. The prices are higher than most sushi restaurants we have been to, but you are paying for the creativity of the menu, the beautiful surroundings, and the great vibe of the place. Worth it for a special meal!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I go to Katsuya about once a month. Fabulous food. Friendly Staff. Some of the time it has been awful loud others not. It depends. I love it though.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Never go again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am over 70 years old. I expected to have a nice Japanese atmosphere at Katsuya, because name of restaurant is Japanese name, but so noisy, foods are more for younger people, and our server doesn't have any basic Japanese food knowledge. I saw many people, mostly non-Japanese and younger people, enjoying at Katsuya. Sorry to say but I can't recommend Katsuya to Japanese elderly people who likes authentic Japanese food.

Visited November 2013
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