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Katsuya - LA Live

800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
+1 213-747-9797
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon seeing quite a mixed reviews on the sushi dishes, I have ordered the hot dishes (cod and udon) instead and they are both delicious.If I am going next time I would definitely try the sushi as well. I went there in the late evening...More

Thank Littlefu2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Brentwood or Santa Monica we always stop here for dinner for vegan sushi options and wonderful vegan salads and grilled vegetables. The place is always crowded so you need a reservation. Mel Brooks lives in the neighborhood and was eating here the...More

Thank JasperMarks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a bunch of stuff here that was questionable. Kind of unfriendly servers, and a real lack of expediency. It definitely doesn't take that long to make sushi.

Thank vinnythekid2018
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Katsuya in a couple of cities outside the US, but this in particular wasn’t as good as Miami. The dynamite lobster wasn’t prepared well. Had to explain to the waiter to get cutlery to eat the lobster... then had to explain that...More

Thank Al3alawi
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were a ~20 people table with no reservation, and the service was flexible, patient and highly professional. The sushi was fantastic: fish felt very fresh, and the flavors subtle and delicate. The grilled salmon was quite nice, but a relatively small dish with no...More

Thank Lu71t
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Why 2/5 if horrible? Because the hotate nigiri was quite good. Everything else, however, was junk. It took 40 mins to get my order and, to add insult to injury, they had run out of some of the times I ordered. One would think the...More

Thank ElHuevonComelon
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very good variety of tasty Japanese food at this restaurant conveniently located at Downtown's LA LIVE location. By al means try their spicy edamame appetizer and definitely try taste their lobster dynamite dish. It is deliciously superb!

Thank Troy W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've been there twice during a congress. Quick lunch, friendly waiters but the girls at reception weren't so kind. The food is good even if the quantity is scarce. Very clean.

Thank Ruggero57
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Service was slow and nothing special. There was a game so busy but they should plan for that. Sushi was fresh and good but again not great. Very pricey. Ordered moshi and was melting and gooey on outside although had good flavor. Not a must...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If you are looking for sushi or Japanese themed food before a game this is your place. Service was average the food was good. Nice menu. Started with the spicy edamame. Had a tuna roll for a sharing plate and pork belly for meal. It...More

Thank Biztravr
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$100
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
    (Figueroa St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-747-9797
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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."
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