Katsuya - L.A. Live

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2285 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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." 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.

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What 2285 People Are Saying
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EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service at Katsuya LA Live was excellent. The ambience is vibrant at LA Live so I would recommend Katsuya if you are there for a game or concert.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Our server was an absolute delight & very attentive.

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M
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Decent, impressively designed, sushi option in Downtown. Been here several times and have had better sushi than I did last night 😕

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were a party of seven for a business lunch; gratuity was included. Service was awful. Lucky for our server her lack of attention/speed/even water for the table did not impact her tip since it was baked in. It would have been considerably less otherwise.

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Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Very good miso soup

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food lacked flavor and was overpriced. There are much better options in DTLA

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GG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vince our server was amazing and had complete control of the table and the menu. The food was amazing and we had an amazing time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I took over 30 min to get our drinks.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The restaurant was packed. The front of house ladies were clueless and not resourceful. Our server was overwhelmed but he did a great job with what he was presented with. Management has to do some work here.

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h
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was average. Appetizers were good but entrees were average. the lamb special was tough. great place for drinks outside but not for food.

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DG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great, the service was great. It’s a great atmosphere and place to eat before a concert or game. Make sure you make reservations beforehand

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The food is overpriced and I don’t trust their quality because for the second time in three years they have lied to me about the gin that they’re serving me! It was the exact same story so if they’re lying about their Gin and Trying to pass it off or something else (repeatedly) a gin that is on the menu but they don’t even have ( for 3 years) who knows where they they get their fish from??
And their hand rolls are the size of my little finger !

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s
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Too pricey and food was just ok. Rolls advertised online are not even available.

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j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Fast service.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 Stars!!! Amazing food, great service and oh did I mention how amazing the food was?

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FH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place! Food was amazing! Expensive if you order certain plates, but worth it!

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h
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

On my recent visit, the food was excellent as always, However, it took about 45 minutes for my lobster roll to arrive, so my dining companions were pretty much finished eating by the time I got my order, and I had to worry about getting back to the office in time for a scheduled phone call that shouldn't have been an issue. To the restaurant's credit, they apologized and took it off the bill.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Super convenient DTLA location, food was superb, and great place for large groups. We were 13 eating lunch after a movie screening. Got to eat in a sort of private area with a large square table, with sheer curtains to give us privacy. Good value for how much we ate. Great to share all the dishes.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and vibe.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy the food and experience

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, a little pricey but good. Service could’ve been a little better but wasn’t terrible!

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Y
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service great food

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Concert.. reservations for 10

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SK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Food awful!

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RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is quick and the sushi is great! The atmosphere is very energetic and fun! I would highly recommend a pre-game meal here!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was delicious but food was unbelievably slow. Over an hour to get an eggplant dish? Kitchen overworked during peak hours. Couldn't keep up with demand.

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SS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The tables are too close to each other. The sushi selection is very limited amd the prices are unjustifiably high . The service was great. I will not return - there numerous better choices in downtown even in close proximity to Staples.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I changed my reservation from 6pm, to 7:30pm. When I arrived, I was told my reservation was for the next day, even after I showed the hostess my confirmed reservation. The restaurant was so empty, there shouldn't have been any problems, which the hostess did mention; but their
mix-up & their reaction to their mix-up upset me, since I brought someone from out of town, who had never been there before.
Again, with the restaurant being so empty, our server was very inattentive & when I asked for additional noori crisps for my very expensive starter, in was told there woild be an upcharge! No apology, no "let me speak to my manager." I don't even care if there was an add'l $1 upcharge, I just thought then service was inconsiderate & unaccomodating.
My out of town guest did rave about the food, which was excellent, however, agreed that the quality of service could have been better. That is why I will not give a 5 star rating. I spent $185 & I can't get a few add'l noori crisps without an upcharge? Really?

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very expensive for the amount of food served. Great decor and service, but need to make the portion sizes larger.

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1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We are parents who provided a ride to our teenagers to see a concert at the Microsoft theater and needed somewhere to hang out until it was over. I had no idea that Katsuya was more than just a cool place to spend a few hours. We consider ourselves sushi snobs and we were blown away by the quality of fish we consumed. Rolls, sashimi, sushi - just delicious! Plus, our chef and our server were so top notch. An all around five star evening. We will be back!!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal.

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AL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We went there for dinner during Tony Robbins so it was packed and service was very slow

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JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there prior to the Kings games. One of our favorite place to eat before a game. Great vibe. The food was amazing. The waitress recommended the crab hand rolls and they did not disappoint.

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A
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always a solid selection for dinner and drinks before a Clippers game

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service pretty much was painful but outside in beautiful weather eating short ribs and sushi. What’s not to like.

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KL
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is always delicious and is prepared quickly and expertly.
However it is always crowded and the servers/support staff always seem a bit overwhelmed.
They are always polite and get the order, but it is often hard to get the little things like water and getting the old dishes bussed off the tables.
At this price point that kind of thing should never be an issue, so it lowers the "value" of the meal in the rating.

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JY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We did not get our drinks for an hour into our meal when we were actually asking for our check. Horrible service.

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m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Had a reservation, the line to just let them know you were there was way out the door. By the time we were able to check in, we were past our reservation time, and we were told it would be another 30 minutes. Need to better handle, if you can’t honor a reservation, you shouldn’t make it.

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m
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It was over booked. Service was awful. Our waiter messiel was great but you can tell he was overwhelmed but was doing his best. Our warm rolls came out cold. It was a disaster.

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I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

It was insanely loud and the service wasn't good. It's so disappointing because I love their food, but would recommend the Hollywood location over this one.

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