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Katsuya by Starck - Laguna Beach - CLOSED

858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2725
+1 949-793-4030
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good16%
  • Average29%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
Jun 30, 2014
“Try the soft-shell crab”
Mar 4, 2014
“This place went out of business... go figure.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2725
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11 - 20 of 23 reviews

Reviewed March 10, 2012

I have been here twice. Their appetizers are fantastic. I love the shishito peppers! Great selection of entrees as well. The Kobe beef signature dishes are very good. I had the Kobe filet with foie gras. It was delicious. Definitely one of my favorites in...More

Thank lsoaita
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Waitress was good but when a hispanic guy shows a Japanese dude how to make sushi...that's a no no in a supposedly swanky joint.

Thank GoodfellaPj
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I feel like I was abused tonight. I have been to Katsuya LB 4 times and had a positive overall impression. I had some weak service a few times but overlooked it. They have some strong dishes and some weak ones. Inconsistency is the norm...More

Thank bm_w_ep
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We gave this place not one, but three trys, because we live so close by and we REALLY want a great sushi place close by to replace Mosuns, but this is not it. The food is good, but seriously and fatally overpriced with undersized portions....More

Thank KirkLaguna
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Burning Mandarin Martini for those of you who dare and White Grapefruit Martini for the rest of you! Excellent way to end the day with a baked crab hand roll. Take your waiters advice. Some in the crowd had to order basic sushi and teriyaki...More

Thank travelernottourist
Reviewed November 29, 2011

We've been to Katsuya a couple of times and have mixed feelings. If you are prepared to empty your wallet and know what to order, the food can be great - for example, the Corn Crunch Roll (a sushi item not normally on the menu)...More

Thank murray9000
Reviewed November 22, 2011

My husband & I took our adult daughter last night. The restaurant is OK. I had to ask 3 times for the water I ordered. Food was good - but overpriced. The only reason we were there was the 50% off deal. We had a...More

Thank Bev C
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The sushi is amazing as is the robata. The decor is modern and sleek. The waitstaff was very aggressive which put a damper on the excellent food.

Thank Lrose11
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Had their chef menu... Service was good even when they are down a few bodies... Food is worth the money. Everything is what to expect at the price point.

Thank tiisai
Reviewed September 12, 2011

The reviews were good and we decided to go to this place. Our party of six included two well known chefs. We were seated in the dining room next to the kitchen the noise was very high and it was hard to have a conversation....More

Thank goodtoknow121
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2725
    (Thalia Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-793-4030
Welcome to the beach! Katsuya by Starck’s first Orange County location pairs the talents of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi with world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. Featuring specialty cocktails, custom rolls and spectacular sushi platters, Katsuya Laguna Beach offers the best in contemporary Japanese cuisine in a dazzling indoor and outdoor setting.
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