Katsuya - L.A. Live

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2328 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was amazing. We asked him to bring more drinks in 10 minutes and he did. The service is amazing.

MM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Bad bad hostess service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food taste and quality was inconsistent compared to their other locations. We were very diappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good food, good drinks. Perfect to share with friends

D
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, Katsuya didn’t disappoint. The food is always amazing. The only thing I don’t like are the tables that have a couch on one side. I had to sit on the couch this time and it’s just way too low.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was greeted at the door with amazing service. Seated immediately with more amazing service. Our waiter was amazing food came out fast as well as the drinks. We will be back again!

VR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The food was hit or miss, a couple good dishes, a couple not so good. Service was pretty bad- waiters we're either inexperienced or overwhelmed. Definitely not the kind of service you expect at this price point. Also no ambience whatsoever. Overall not worth it and we will not return.

FA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Little pricy but yummy. Katsuya fresh cocktail is AWESOME!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love the food and phenomenal service!! But it’s definitely overpriced. Guess you pay for it being in LA live

MB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, sushi and short ribs best ever! Great service, knowledgeable, super pleasant. A great anniversary meal.

A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Yes if they are not in a hurry and don’t mind too much noise (people & music).

B
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot in LA Live. The service was very efficient and our server helped with great recommendations. We pretty much just ate whatever he suggested next since he was spot on with each dish. The food is innovative and fresh.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tables for two were a little small, but the food was delicious.

S
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. It was the perfect location for our meal, right before a concert.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar for drinks and dinner and the service was amazing!

LI
London
74 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! What a fantastic birthday lunch. A special shout out to our server, Will, for the big smile and super service. My husband loved the Katsuya Roll...loaded with lots of fresh fish. My tempura was the best I've ever had...veggies and shrimp. The miso soup was was flavorful and the house salad was chilled and lightly dressed. The teriyaky filet mignon was the star of the show! We highly recommend this restaurant! Thumbs up!

BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a reservation, which I mentioned as checking in, but hostess seemed to ignore as there were lots of tables available.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time as we were originally there for paint nite (at noon). Started off at the bar since we arrived so early. Rodney was fantastic. Then for 2 hours we painted and came in for a late lunch. Our waiter was great and he was nice enough to help us celebrate 2 birthdays. I've never been to LA Live where it wasn't busy with a game ending at Staples. It's really nice to be able to go around and enjoy eating at places like Katsuya without being rushed.

D
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food was amazing and service was even better!

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Crispy rice is always my favorite

PH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Very low quality’s compared katsuya in dubai

D
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is our go-to place to have dinner before a concert. The food is great. The service is pretty good.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhbbhhhhhhhhhhh

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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The restaurant was not busy, but still many of the food items were delay. It was almost like they had forgotten and then all of a sudden they rushed it to the table.

GA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday. I choose this place because we were attending concert nearby. I am vegan & my friends are not. I was disappointed with the vegan rolls, very plain. Cost of food was over priced for dinner. Service was great. But , I did not appreciate the restaurant B rating I saw afterwards.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It is good, not great sushi. The hamachi was not as flavorful as other places. The warm crab is good as are the brussel sprouts. We enjoyed the spicy tuna on crispy rice but thought the chef's caviar was good but not worth the hype. Better for 6 people and drinks and a designated driver.

LA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Overall, not as high quality as my experience at Katsuya Brentwood. The difference in food quality and service was very noticeable. But I haven't been to the Brentwood location in a while - perhaps all of the locations have gone down in quality.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service; waiter seemed to be in a hurry. He would take our plates before we were finished. Food was mediocre, at best. Nothing memorable or outstanding. Decoration is pretty much nonexistent, and it is pretty dark inside. Would not recommend and will definitely not be going back.

SM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always busy but efficient. Tak runs a well oiled machine. Service is attentive, food consistently good. Great place for dinner before or after a game or event.

C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good, drinks were superb. Service was super slow though. It took a while before our waiter came to acknowledge us at our table. Other than that it was an ok experience before the concert.

BR
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Great table service but reception had an attitude

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Too loud, food comes way too fast, too rushed, prices higher than other locations

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really great dinner with my girlfriend! We had really great service and the food was amazing. I’ll definitely be back soon

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

I wish we would have gone somewhere else. They have a B rating, which in my opinion is horrible for a sushi restaurant. We realized it when it was too late. Outside seating felt very messy and dirty. Maybe it was because they were busy. Service was alright. The hostess at the front was friendly and accommodating, which was the only good thing there.

H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Service was good and friendly. Food was incredibly mediocre. Very basic sushi. I’ve had better sushi at the mall! It was fairly expensive as well, almost $80 for two people, no drinks. There are better places to eat at LA Live, skip this one.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I was so disappointed with the level of service we received last night at Katsuya. It seemed like no body wanted to be bothered to assist their customers there. We were seated immediately because of our reservation, but no one came to our table for 20 minutes. Once the server arrived, she apologized but it didn’t get any better. We got our drinks at different times. We got our sushi before our appetizers, in fact we got our appetizer after we were done eating our main course. We asked for plates and forks but got them in time to just look at because we were done eating. Then we ordered two desserts only to find out they were out of one of them so they brought out one and we literally waited 30 minutes for the second dessert to come! It was ridiculous! I won’t be spending my hard earned money there any time soon!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous a great dining experience

FB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It would’ve been nice if they called me that they’re not open because of some sort of citation. We drove all the way from San Diego. Left our house early because of traffic. So disappointing!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately didn’t have an experience because I found out upon arrival to the restaurant that they abruptly cancelled my dinner reservation. Very disappointed.

LG
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place with good food prior to event at Staples Center, just not thrilled Katsuya became so corporate with pre-made rolls, pre-cut sushi.

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