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Katsu Los Gatos

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160 W Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6814 (Santa Cruz)
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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193 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

The restaurant does serve authentic food however the overall taste, ambience and service is way off the good mark The place has a long road ahead to be among the elite of Los gatos

Thank geet219
Livermore, California
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Last Saturday was not my first trip to Katsu, so I had expectations in place for my experience. During previous visits, I grew to expect modern ambiance and delicious food. This time, what I got was the leftovers from a potentially busy night prior to my visit. The feeling I got was that the staff had expended their energy and... More 

Thank Jettdi
san francisco
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Katsu is a pretty restaurant. The music is very loud and hard to hear any conversation. The tasting menu is good. Lots of different food. I would suggest it if you want to try new things. There is never a crowd when I have gone there. I almost always have the restaurant to myself and family. Maybe I eat too... More 

Thank SanFranciscoMom
Saratoga, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I had a difficult time deciding what to write in this review. My wife and I were here twice in the past week (both times on Sunday) with 2 different couples. That should tell you that we liked it enough to come back in a week with different friends. Both times, we had the 7 course tasting menu. It is... More 

2 Thank Edwin L
Los Gatos, CA
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

All I can say is what a difference a few months can make! Katsu has taken to heart the input from their customers and made some fabulous changes! I had come here after their opening and was very disappointing and informed the restaurant of how disappointing our visit was. The management at Katsu reached out to let us know that... More 

1 Thank Livewild
Los Gatos, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

After having read mixed reviews since this Los Gatos restaurant opened, my husband and I were not sure what to expect. We were both thoroughly impressed! The only meal we have had in a LG restaurant that surpassed the quality of this food was at 2 star Manresa. I believe the owner/staff have been listening to clients as the service... More 

1 Thank Solviggy
Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Food- Excellent, but small portions and expensive. Atmosphere- Cool and hip Service- Very good Very excited to get an upscale Japanese restaurant in LG! Unfortunately, while the food was very good it left one wanting more and the prices were high by any standard. Service was very good and the atmosphere was also excellent. I just can't shake the price... More 

1 Thank Stoaks
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The food was great, but it better be at these prices. As a first-timer, I thought the menu was confusing. I didn't know when the list of appetizers ended and the entrees started, but it didn't matter. The portions were all appetizer-sized, so be prepared to keep ordering to get your fill. In fact, the six of us ordered stuff... More 

Los Gatos, California
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280 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Having heard a range of horror stories about Katsu after it opened, I was planning to steer clear. However, to be fair, one of the investors came forward with a fairly public apology about the approach and an offer to local residents to come and see the change. My wife and I took him up on his challenge and here's... More 

2 Thank Tom B
Monte Sereno, California, United States
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2012

This is Japanese food, straight from Japan. The fish is super special, straight from the Tsukiji fish market. The ambience is spectacular. I miss 1. The Miso Cod 2. Tempura Lobster 3. Crispy Rice Toro 4. Chef Choice Sashimi 5 Hamachi Jalepeno If you want to splurge or are on an expense account, go for the Kobe steak from Japan... More 

1 Thank ShahramG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 W Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6814
    (Santa Cruz)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos

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