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Katsuya by Starck

11777 San Vicente Blvd. (Barrington Ave.) Send to Phone
310-207-8744 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Chef Katsuya Uechi sharpens his knives to transform fish into sushi amid grand décor by Philippe Starck.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Katsuya by Starck, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya by Starck Restaurant Review

: After making a name for himself with his Katsu-ya restaurants in Studio City and Encino, master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi collaborated to create Katsuya by Starck. There are now several branches including Hollywood, Las Vegas and South Beach. The Brentwood location was the first to combine Uechi's inventive modern Japanese cuisine with a sultry setting created by designer Philippe Starck. The restaurant’s design is dominated by huge backlit images of a geisha's face --- a pair of sly eyes taking in the scene or glossy red lips pouting from above. Guests sit on white leather couches or at seductively illuminated sushi and robata bars. The main dining area can get noisy, so request the side room if you'd like a little more privacy. It's a smaller space but it has its own bar. Specialties include spicy tuna atop crispy rice, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, albacore with crispy onions, and rock shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce. Tasty morsels --- everything from maitake mushrooms and artichokes to New York steak and jidori chicken breast --- are grilled behind the robata bar. At dinner, guests also have the choice of selecting a prix-fixe menu or omakase (chef's choice). For dessert, indulge in the "chocolate lover" cake. Cocktails are sweet, sexy and exotic, like the entire Katsuya scene. A variety of saké and shochu options are also available.

User Ratings & Reviews for Katsuya by Starck
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by solivene on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:36 am
Went to Katsuya's Brentwood location last night with a girl friend, had a great time! The sleek decor made it feel like we were in one of the night clubs we go to in Hollywood on the weekends. The paintings on the walls of the geishas were huge and striking from anywhere you stood in the restaurant - beautiful!
I ordered the spicy albacore sashimi with crispy onions; it was perfect for me! I loved the opposite yet complementary pairing of tender sashimi and the crunchy onions. For dessert I had my usual mochi ice cream, but this time I tried the mango version which I'd never had before. It did not disappoint!! I'm definitely coming back here again. 5 Stars!!
A night to remember!
by CandiceCandy on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:58 am
I came here with my hubby since we were in the mood for sushi and our friends always coax us to try Katsuya. The place has a really classy feel. The back lit photos of a geisha's lips along with the white and silver chairs was almost movie-like. We ordered assorted pieces of sashimi and I ended up with lobster. The sushi tasted how sushi is supposed to taste. I thought I'd never find a restaurant that would par Japan's sushi. I'm so glad I did! My hubby and I plan to come here once a week. I really enjoyed my night at Katsuya. Not only was the design of the entire restaurant just stunning, the food was as well.
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