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Katsuya - LA Live

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800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360 (Figueroa St.)
+1 213-747-9797
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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325 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently tried Katsuya prior to seeing the Blues/Kings game and we were all very happy. The service was very good and attentive and the food was fantastic. The waiter recommended two different rolls and they were both outstanding. We'll be back.

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Thank jelmutiger
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was okay. Their cod was too salty. House sake tasted like i was drinking water. Most of all, the service was beyond bad. Not worth the money spent. Definitely Katsura LA Live does not reflect a true Japanese cuisine, from food to service.

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Thank Jetsetterbella
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled into L.A. Live, this is a neat place to go. Sit in a trendy interior or enjoy the open air seating outside the front door in a very hip lounge area. I tad difficult eating out there because the tables are very low and you have to lean forward to get to tehm since the seating is so comfortable... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi my sushi loving friends. If you are looking for great sushi and staying in the LA Live area - Look no further. Super delicious, great prices, wonderful service ... all with a cool vibe.

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Thank rmarkman
Belize
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far one of the best sushi restaurantsI have been to. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Would definitely return and recommend everyone to stop by!

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Thank IGL_91
Sonoma County, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We were on the way to watch a movie but needed a little nosh. Stopped by Katsuya and oh SO so yummy! Sushi was Fresh and tasteful. On the pricey side but ok. Service was wonderful also.

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Thank Madelene Z
Waverly, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Had dinner here while staying at the JW Marriott at LA Live. The food was very good but I was disappointed in the atmosphere. It is a very bright open space that seemed almost like a cafeteria. It wasn't the setting I expected. The service was too fast. We ordered numerous things for several courses and dishes were brought out... More 

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Thank SusanG18471
Costa Mesa, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I have been there a few times before and each time it gets better - the place is always busy so I recommend a reservation and try the Brussel sprouts!

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Thank Lizrol
Los Angeles, CA
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We had a roll and a sashimi for a first course, ribeye for a second, and two more rolls for the third. All were fantastic, especially the one with corn. WE followed the waitress's recommendations. Pricey, but worth it big time..

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Thank BobFromLA
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

The only redeeming traits of this restaurant are the location and playful decor. I'm pretty picky about traditional sushi, but I'm usually fine with mid-grade. This is low grade sushi. It took me 45 minutes in and out to have six pieces of sushi. They were not busy. The Maguro was discolored and soggy, and the Saba was flavorless. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
    (Figueroa St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-747-9797
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 Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. With superb talent and exacting precision, Katsuya by Starck is changing the face of Japanese cuisine. Katsuya is the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California and one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S."

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