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Katsuya - L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya - L.A. Live

4.4
4.4
2519 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 747-9797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Uechi

  • Catering

    sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

  • Private party contact

    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Figueroa St.

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

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  • Downtown / South and East LA

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  1. AM

    AMBER

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    I wouldn’t recommend this place to friends or family simply because it was overpriced for what we got. The sushi was fresh but very small we are used to having good sized rolls. When I booked this place for a reservation I was hoping it would be more classy not as loud and a more controlled environment with the noise. Our service was awesome very nice people but overall would not come back because it’s overpriced for what you get.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded todayHello Amber, My name is Sharito King, Assistant General Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Sharito King

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were happy to be seated almost right away. My concern was my entree was not ordered @ all. Everyone else was happy to have their food & then I asked about my meal & the waitress said my ticket order was never placed. I was a little upset, but what can I do - I was glad that I ordered appetizers.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Never got my my main meal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve been long time Katsuya fans but the price point for the value you get is now way out of whack. We barely had any food and drink but our tab was $400. We could have gone to numerous other places and gotten better sushi at a lower price. We won’t be going back any time soon.
  5. DT

    DeniseanTodd

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the sushi and the service was great we had Andrew and he was very attentive and funny. The only thing we didn’t live is they add a service charge on the check and it doesn’t go to the wait staff it goes to operations or some BS. They don’t tell you but when you inquire they tell you and say we can take it off if you’d like. Yea please! I’m happy to take care of my waiter for the excellent service but sorry the company or corporate doesn’t need it in my opinion.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Extremely loud
  7. C

    Carla

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Terrible experience! We sat down 6:25 pm and they brought our drinks by 7:05 not even water or anything before that… then they brought the wrong order and took forever to bring our food. We wanted to order another plate and the server said it was going to take about 30 min for another sushi roll when the restaurant was almost empty by the time. Then we asked for the check and they were charging us an extra roll. Definitely not what you expect from a restaurant like Katsuya… not coming to this location again and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded 2 days agoHello Carla, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  8. LS

    LSHcomms

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Here's the thing: my experience at Katsuya has been the same every time. On the plus side, the food/drink is great. The wait staff are friendly, helpful and do their jobs well. The one issue I've faced each and every time I've been to Katsuya is that if you don't get everything in on your initial order, you may never get anything else. I've had this happen at least four times: we order and everything comes relatively quickly - our initial set of drinks and food. But as is common in sushi restaurants, sometimes you want to order additional items (rolls, more sushi, drinks). Good luck. Each time we've done this, we've had to either cancel whatever we ordered after or take it to go if it ends up being ready. So I'd say the overall experience still makes it worthwhile but make sure you get everything you want in on your initial order or you'll be waiting forever...
  9. JG

    JoshuaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. We love this place! Food is amazing and fresh.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible food - the sushi smelled and we left most of it uneaten. One third of the food ordered was never delivered. Never going there again.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on November 28, 2022Hello, My name is Sharito King, Assistant General Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Sharito King

  11. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    READ YOUR BILL AND THE SIGNATURE PAGE THEY BRING YOU VERY CAREFULLY!!!!! THEY ADD 5% on the first document and then another 15% on the SIGNATURE DOC which also falsely says "Gratuity not included" VERY DECEPTIVE and POSSIBLY ILLEGAL. Food very good, service fairly slow.
  12. J

    Jennifer

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good enough for us to come back from time to time, but just a little expensive for what you get. Miso Black Cod was the star of the evening…highly recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was great and the ambience is always so easy going. Great pre-Laker place to grab a bite
  14. D

    Debbie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and very fresh! Great rolls all around.
  15. A

    Alejandro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    First the waiter brought us to a table that only had a chair for one person. We then had to wait for him to ask tables if he could take a chair. It then took 20 minutes and is asking the host twice if we had a server for us to get service. Once someone came up to us they were apologetic and did their best to enhance our experience. As two people in the service industry, it was clearly a managerial problem and miscommunication especially since we saw a manager be notified and watched them do nothing or apologize to us for the wait. The server also comped our desert but had to do it in a way that the manager wouldn’t find out.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on November 27, 2022Hello Alejandro, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  16. RK

    RobertK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was strangely slow--our server agreed and gave us a discount.

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on November 27, 2022Hello Robert, My name is Jaiden, manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great girls night out. The food was mouth watering and fresh. The atmosphere was fun. We had a great time.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Sushi was ok some good some really not so good. Service was random.
  19. Y

    Yutaka

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    日本料理なのに、おもてなしの表現は全くない。ホストからバーテンダーまで、スタッフの態度はとにかく悪い。待ち時間は一時間超えて間違い注文だらけ。そしてホストからの失礼な返事は納得できない。最後に$250のクオリティは家庭料理レベルに過ぎない。このLAにどうしてもおすすめできないお店です。
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Misa was the best! Loved his homemade dipping sauce
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was the best!
  22. D

    Danya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fresh and delicious! My mom loved every sushi we got! Them watermelon cucumber mojitos; loved! Our waiter was super nice and it got packed so we understood to wait for our second round lol. Recommending this place to all we know!
  23. BM

    BurroMarti

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd time here and absolutely love it ! It is a little in the pricy side , so we treat ourselves to it once a year. But is for sure worth every penny . The sushi is amazing! Their jalapeños yellowtail is to die for . Can’t wait to go again .
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Totally not worth it, had family-owned Chinese restaurants tables and chairs. If you are going to charge $200 for a simple dinner for couple: have better tables, chairs, music, noise level, and hire better servers. Feel taken advantage of, save yourself...

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on November 13, 2022Dear patron, My name is Jaiden, Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  26. CH

    CrystalH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were charged 5% extra that went to the restaurant i gave a 20% gratuity so overall we paid 25% in gratuity i didnt realize until after we paid our server was great and so was the food but didnt appreciate the extra 5%
  27. T

    Tony

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The portions were terribly small and the prices were way too high for what you got! The place was extremely noisy. We order appetizers and before we were finished our entrees arrived 4 minutes later. It was as if their motto was Feed’em and Street’em. Wee spent $180 and were still hungry

    Katsuya - L.A. LiveResponded on November 13, 2022Hello Tony, My name is Jaiden, Manager at Katsuya LA Live. The team and I are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a private message with the hopes of discussing further. We genuinely would be grateful for the opportunity to make it right. Thank you, Jaiden Jiang

  28. J

    Jeff

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good spot for sushi and cocktails. We ate outside, which was fine as it was enclosed and heated. It was very noisy as there was a large group partying it up. Drinks were creative and tasty. Sushi was very good. Service was fair. Our salads arrived after our mains, which is odd, but all very good. I felt it was overpriced. Two of us dining, one entree of assorted sushi, two rolls, two salads, two beers and one cocktail, $177.
  29. C

    Californiafoodiegirl

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katsura never disappoints as a vibrant spot to eat at LA Live! The Japanese take on contemporary cuisine is always delicious, freshly made and innovative. We love to sit at the sushi bar and watch the action.
  30. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Took an hour for our food to come to our table. Mean while different waiters kept bringing us other peoples items. We saw our food sitting at the bar waiting to go out for a while. Manager gave us a discount, but I will not be coming again.
  31. A

    Alena

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The quality of the sushi was mediocre at best, and the pricing for said mediocrity was outrageous. Since I have 2000 characters, I will also mention that the dirty martini I ordered tasted like olive juice that's been sitting in my grandpa's pantry since the 50's. Would not recommend
  32. SF

    SFforThanksgiving

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is a good sushi restauarnt, but it is overpriced in my opinion. It costed twice that of our favorite sushi retaurant. It was very loud too and the booth that we sat in had a table that was unusually high. We chose this place because it was within walking distance of our hotel and Mocrosoft Theater.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Katsuya! The sashimi and nigiri are our go-to’s! But really you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect - great service and food. Crispy rice is always perfection. Did an amazing job making my fiance feel special on his bday
  35. L

    Lori

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really great food and service. The music is a bit too loud for conversation.
  36. AW

    AnneW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was a bit bumpy at first. The soups were served separately so by the time I started mine, my husband was already done. I indicated on the reservation it was for a birthday, so while I saw other tables celebrating birthdays, mothering arrived for my bday boy. The food was great and we had a hockey game to catch so, all on all, it serves its purpose.
  37. JV

    JudithVP

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food quality but thought it to be overpriced.
  38. CC

    CandyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Their system went down so we waited an hour before we could put our order in. Food was overpriced for how tiny the rolls were. The ambiance is cute but the food is nothing to write home about that’s for sure.
  39. H

    Happyblue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for groups! Food and service was group. We had a great time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Katsuya - L.A. Live using the Order Online button. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Katsuya - L.A. Live also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 747-9797.

Katsuya - L.A. Live is rated 4.4 stars by 2519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Katsuya - L.A. Live

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Figueroa St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available at L.A. LIVE.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Uechi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 747-9797

  • Catering

    sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! <br />www.sbe.com/meetings-events/services/catering

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya L.A. LIVE accommodates up to 400 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

  • Private party contact

    sbe Events & Catering: (888) 754-5134

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