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11777 San Vicente Blvd. (Barrington Ave.) Send to Phone
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Chef Katsuya Uechi, one of only four master sushi chefs in Los Angeles, 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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Dining room at Katsuya, Los Angeles, CA

Katsuya Restaurant Review

: Katsuya is not the best sushi bar in L.A., nor is it the most expensive. But its stunning environment created by über-designer Philippe Starck, a beautiful clientele and inventive modern Japanese cuisine comprise a hip L.A. combination that’s hard to pass up. The restaurant’s design is dominated by huge backlit images of a geisha’s face --- a pair of sly eyes taking in the hot scene or glossy red lips pouting from above. Guests sit on white leather couches or at seductively illuminated sushi and robata bars. Specialties of chef Katsuya Uechi include spicy tuna atop crispy rice, scoops of tuna and crab tartare in wonton cones, albacore with crispy onions, and almond-crusted scallops. Tasty morsels --- everything from asparagus to New York steak to buttery crab legs --- are grilled behind the robata bar. Cocktails are sweet, sexy and exotic, like the entire Katsuya scene.

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Average rating    5
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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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