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“Overly priced Sushi”
Review of Katsuya - LA Live

Katsuya - LA Live
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Ranked #186 of 9,980 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Figueroa St.
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."
Santa Monica, California, USA
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Overly priced Sushi”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The price you pay is way too much for a small size portion. The quality is good. I only would go here if I was celebrating a special occasion or trying to impress someone.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Decent sushi at LA Live”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The sushi here is decent, but be prepared to be over-charged. It is good for a quick meal before an event at Staples Center or LA Live.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Asian Spot I've Ever Visit!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family and I were visiting LA from Atlanta and attending a Lakers game on Christmas Day. Katsuya was recommended to me so we decided to eat here prior to the game. And boy am I glad we did... The food & speciality drinks were awesome. The serving was great! We had several sushi rolls, sea bass & a chicken teriyaki dish. Katsuya will definitely be a first stop the next time I'm in LA!!

Visited December 2013
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toronto
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cool atmosphere and decent sushi”
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant clearly had a good ambiance and was a fun lively setting. The food was varied Japanese ,both sushi ,tempura and hot food. It had a good variety of rolls and some were creative. The actual taste was good but not outstanding. Worth a visit but not a must go to

Visited October 2013
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Ventura, California, USA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived about 9:15 on a Friday night and were seated promptly. The restaurant was not very crowded, yet we waited close to an hour before a waiter took our order. The waiter never once stopped by the table to check on us, refill beverages or ask if we wanted more food. The portions were tiny for the price.

Visited October 2013
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