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Katsuya Downtown

800 W. Olympic Blvd. Send to Phone
213-747-9797 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef Katsuya Uechi teams up again with Philippe Starck, this time at L.A. Live.
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Katsuya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya Downtown Restaurant Review

: Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and über-designer Philippe Starck continue their seductive collaboration of cuisine and design at Katsuya Downtown. The 7,500-square-foot space at L.A. Live includes lounge-like indoor seating and a popular outdoor dining patio. In addition to platters of sushi and sashimi --- consumed either at tables or at the rectangular sushi bar --- you’ll find the artistically presented dishes that have made Uechi’s modern Japanese fare a favorite of local hipsters. Specialties include spicy tuna atop crispy rice, salmon sashimi topped with caviar, and spicy albacore with crispy onions. Among larger dishes are lobster dynamite, Wagyu rib-eye with truffle butter, and miso-marinated black cod. Excellent cocktails include the sweet-hot Burning Mandarin or white grapefruit Cosmo. There’s also a fine selection of sakés and a more-than-respectable wine list. For dessert, you’ll find both mochi ice cream and Western-style cakes and pastries. Happy Hour days vary.

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Love This Place
by vkroshin on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:25 pm
I usually go the Hollywood location, but I'm really glad they have a downtown location at LA Live. I usually come here before the Lakers games and its a great spot to entertain guests from out of town.

This location brings the same high-class/celeb/party vibe as the Hollywood location, but also sets the perfect mood for a ball game.

The menu is very similar (I think the same) as the Hollywood location. The sushi is always amazing. Just ask the waitress for the chef's recommendation and go with it. This has never let me down!
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