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“Love Katana!”
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Ranked #15 of 435 Restaurants in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Love Katana!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Third time here, each was an amazing overall experience.
The vibe, service, scene, and of course the food is second to none.
We always eat "family style" which provides tasting and sharing opportunities, Most menu items are geared for this style of dining.
On the last occasions the lamb chops, sea bass, popcorn shrimp, and the various sashimis's were the stars.
The desserts are extravagant and they do a great job with birthday celebrations
Dining in or outside are equally fun
Great special occasion destination and really good with a larger party as it can get noisy inside. The patio is more subdued and romantic.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank alwyscllct
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Davao, Davao City, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Beautiful place with excellent food”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The restaurant is directly across the street from my hotel so trying it was a no brainier. The place is beautiful, with a casual elegance I don't often associate with Japanese restaurants. The menu is extensive and the serving staff helpful in providing guidance on the items that may be unfamiliar. This is to an inexpensive place to dine, but the quality of the food and service, combined with a lovely ambience make it worth the money.

Visited September 2013
Thank Michael L
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Vancouver, B.C.
Level 6 Contributor
498 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 697 helpful votes
“Energetic & Vibrant: and the Foods Not Bad Either!!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited Katana on the recommendation of friends and overall were not disappointed, although it doesn't compare to the likes of Roka Akor in terms of the food and quality of service. What this restaurant does have though is a 'happening' energetic and vibrant atmosphere coupled with what still must be categorized as some outstanding dishes.

Of extraordinary taste and preparation and worthy of special mention were the Robata Kobe Pepper Beef; the Wagyu Gyozas and the Spicy Crunchy Tuna Rolls. The sushi and sashimi are what you expect from any respectable Japanese restaurant with nothing a stand-out?!?

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Dalecorp
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fancy and delicious”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We came there because we were staying really close to it. We didnt have any reservation but they found us a place to stay on the bar wich was by the way very enjoyable because You can see the chefs cooking. The food was really good there even if the portions are small. I would also recommand the regular Rice wich is amazing with the sauce.

Visited August 2013
Thank Pointus_fr
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sushi bar”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and a wonderful, gracious server. We didn't make reservations, and although it appeared that a table on the terrace was the place to be, we sat indoors at the sushi bar instead. I'd highly recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Shannon B
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