6300 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002834.1016 -118.326658
M 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm, Tu-Th 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-12pm, F 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-12:30am, Sa 5:30pm-12:30am, Su 4pm-11pm (Bar Open Daily From 5:00 PM)
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
Great atmosphere good sushi – A little pricey but well worth it. Nice area nice restaurant and service was good. The views are great as well.
Best food in town
Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived
Great service, better food. – I'll be honest. I had seen this place many times (often times with paparazzi huddling out front as some pop-tart dined within) and never gave it a fair chance. Finally my girlfriend dragged me to Katsuya on Hollywood and Vine kicking and screaming and I gotta say, I am eating crow right now. Katsuya is a fabulous restaurant.
Beyond the insanely mouthwatering food (my one "you gotta get it!" rec is the specialty rock shrimp tempura roll, but all of the sushi I sampled was pretty great), I was most pleasantly surprised by the courteous and attentive staff. Katsuya does indeed fit in well with the typical Hollywood "too cool" vibe, but the attention and advice I received from our server really made this experience for me.
I didn't want to go the first time, now I can't wait to return to Katsuya. Easily 5 stars.
Awesome Sushi – This is my favorite Hollywood restaurant to goto. Not because you can see the stars, but because the food is very excellent. A DJ in the restaurant shows that this has the nightlife feel of a club in that area, but it's still a relaxed atmosphere. Katsuya lives up to the hype!
Celebrate Brazilian Carnival for New Year's Eve at Katsuya Hollywood!! Live Music, DJ, and Dancers will get the night started while you enjoy a premium open bar, sushi, and Katsuya signatures from the kitchen starting at 9:30pm featuring a champagne toast and sweet treats at midnight.Table and Bottle service packages available.
Some Good Chinese Food! – Katsuya has a great cuisine including sushi and chinese food! My very first time in this resturant was a fantastic experiance. This has to be one of my top favorite resturants along with the chi dynasty resturant in studio city, they are both such great chinese cuisines.
Plastic Children's Chairs and High Prices – I was really looking forward to having dinner at Katsuya.
From Vine Street, it looks so fabulous and chic.
We went in and the front staff were polite and nice and seated us promptly...
The tables were a bit low and the chairs were plastic and apparently made for children.
I had trouble positioning my legs because of the cramped space.
Our waitress was nice and proceeded to tell us that they had several bars for serving food.. The "wet bar" is just their fancy way of saying this were the drinks come from.
The food was very over priced and not as good as many of the other sushi bars in town.
The drinks were also very expensive.
After two orders, we decided to leave and paid almost $100.00 for a total of 4 orders of sushi and two drinks.
Overpriced, mediocre food – Went here for a birthday party. Our bill was discounted which brought it down to normal prices and I was still unsatisfied. The sushi was really just ok, comparable to that of 1/2 off lunch specials or party platters from costco/trader joe's. The 3 course dinner special equally sucked. Tried to do some fusion thing that really was just not working. It's a cool looking place I guess, but definitely not worth the prices they charge.
Not for sushi snobs – At this price point, stick with Nobu. And if you are a sushi snob from NYC, you won't be able to stomache this place. Skip it.
PAY MORE FOR NO APPARENT REASON – Katsuya Hollywood is bad news. It might be terrific dining for the Minnesota set---tourists easily impressed by the flashing lights of Hollywood Boulevard and the chance to dine of foods they've only read about in celebrity magazines---but for those who enjoy sushi on a regular basis, this place is a real let down. seriously. the menu is like a "greatest hits" of the Studio City or Encino Katsuya. Only the most popular dishes. No special menu. No life. No soul. It is the sushi equivalent to orange chicken and sweet & sour pork, or translated into American, Hamburgers & Fries.
This place is not only pretentious, but the prices are disturbingly skewed. For instance, creamy rock shrimp tempura is $17 here versus $11 - $12 in Studio City. Instead of giving you whole shrimp, they have quartered the shrimp and stylishly lump them on a shiso leaf---the only problem is, the order is about 1/3 of the size of the Studio City Katsuya. The baked crab hand roll was limp and pathetic---hope you like a 3-1 mayo-to-crab ratio. We had some nigiri sushi: Yellowtail Belly, Snapper, Albacore, and Salmon. The yellowtail was actually decent and fatty, but the snapper, albacore, and salmon were bottom-barrel. Truly. And covered with pickled ginger and micro-cut scallions. The taste was overwhelming. I believe there was fish somewhere in there. One bite and I knew why they were covering for this poor fish that was probably frozen for over a month. It's just sad. The staff was friendly and courteous. No complaints there. But I really love a sushi place that is trying to get you in and out and paying attention to you, constantly checking in on you to see if you're ready to order more. The wait staff is very lax here, mostly actors with big dreams, so don't be surprised if you don't see them for five to ten minutes. A very light lunch for 3 came to $185 w/ tip. When i say light, i mean light. And that, my friends is pure BS. I'd tell you where to go in town, but to be honest, i really don't want to corrupt my favorite spots in LA. i'd rather those places just stayed focused on delivering amazing quality fish. The tourists don't care anyways. They just want to sit in a restaurant that doesn't have a smoking section and eat radically foreign stuff like edamame. Try Little Tokyo if you want the real thing. Down with pretentious LA sushi!
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