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Katsu YA Japanese Restaurant

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511 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5801
+1 920-882-4183
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant was very busy when I went to the restaurant. The service was slow. The foods were wonderful. Love how there was a grill in the middle of the table. I grilled pork belly and love how there was three different sauces. The place has a unique decoration.

Thank TL920
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never had a bad meal here, just be aware if you go there on a performance night at the PAC it is going to be busy. Don't show with only 30 min to spare,do a night with this place. Service is great and you can watch the chef make your sushi roll. Then just people watch over college ave.

Thank Jamie C
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The key to hibachi is the chef and I had often wondered where you get hibachi professionals in Wisconsin. Our cook was below average and while it was not bad, it did not impress as he seemed to be relatively green. They need to change the hibachi menu a bit - our entire party ordered fried rice which basically added... More 

Thank BdMorons
Appleton, Wisconsin
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192 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In celebration of our wedding anniversary, my husband and I visited Katsu Ya for sushi. We chose to order and eat in the bar area where the atmosphere is relaxed, lights are low and a steady flow of patrons were in attendence. Our server, Anthony, was knowledgeable and provided fabulous suggestions in response to our questions. We went with the... More 

Thank donbo55
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the place and the food. It's just too good. Although, me and my friend he waited 10-15 mns before anyone took care of us and it wasn't even a busy night. Over than that it's a great place I would recommend all day.

Thank Yacouba S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visit Katsu Ya several times a year for birthday celebrations. It is a family favorite. On our most recent visit we were a party of 8 and enjoyed the bar and the hibachi dining. Service was exceptional, especially the chef. He was entertaining and professional. Our dinners were all cooked to perfection. We will definitely continue to make this... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent bar area to wait for a table, and on the weekends there will be some waiting- which should tell you this is the place to be! Great menu choices, wonderful wait staff (ask for Tony, he's the best!), and an overall good vibe for a busy restaurant.

Thank FloydPink1
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a fun time. Grilled our food right the table. Excellent You can get seating for large groups or just one or two. There is a Sushi Bar. Best of both worlds.

Thank June B
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very busy - but once we got to the table the chef did a great job, had a great personality and really made the night fun! food was awesome!

Thank ktbaker1
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Katsu YA is a wonderful Japanese style restaurant with many options. I have gone back time and time again and still never dissatisfied. They have tables where you may grill your own food or you can also do the hibachi where they cook it all right in front of you. Highly recommended.

Thank schleihsdrake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5801
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-882-4183

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?