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Kiwami
Japanese Restaurant
Today 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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11920 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604
11920 Ventura BoulevardUSCalifornia91604
(818) 763-3910katsu-yagroup.com
Japanese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 3:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 3:00 – 9:00 pm
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Upscale Japanese choice plating sushi, tempura & small plates in serene, snug digs plus happy hour.- Google
"They have a delicious sashimi lunch for $20 that hits the spot."
"I found our sushi chef was too busy to take care or remember our orders."
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Michael Weissman
2 weeks ago
A little pricey and kind of felt like the same service I'd get elsewhere. It's not bad, it's quite good. But not sure it stands out, ya know. May return, but there's lots of competition on that strip.
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Susan Andrews - Luxury LA Homes
a year ago
They have a delicious sashimi lunch for $20 that hits the spot. The baked hand crab roll is to die for and their Uni is some the best I have had in Los Angeles.The service is excellent unless you sit on the patio you will be waiting for your food for a while.
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Tiffany Gardner
4 years ago
go for dinner not for lunch. really fresh seafood that melts in your mouth. but at lunch time on a monday, i found the food to be a bit fishy. i was disappointed with the inconsistent taste.
Paolo Sarpi
a year ago
Our favorite for happy hour!
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Anne Marie Ayunan
10 months ago
I have been to almost all Katsu-ya locations -- Hollywood, Glendale, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Studio City. The best and most memorable service at a Katsu-ya has been at their Sherman Oaks location on Sepulveda Blvd. I highly recommend visiting this location as their sushi chefs are friendly, prompt, attentive, and their staff including their manager interacts with the guests. He also offers water to those waiting for a seat. This Katsu-ya location has the worst service out of all the locations I've been visiting over the past 13 years. They are inefficient and disorganized here. I left Kiwami tonight without finishing our meal because of their horrible level of service. I should have left $0 for tip. We left and visited the neighboring original Katsu-ya Studio City location (and paid for valet again at their neighboring sister restaurant) to finish off our meal including dessert. I vowed to never return to Katsu-ya if we received the same level of service at the original location. Reasons for our dissatisfaction at Kiwami (upscale Katsu-ya): -Gave my sister a pot of hot water instead of tea. I've never seen that before. -The server called me "sir" when I am a female -Sushi chef forgot our sushi orders -The wait for sushi sitting at sushi bar was the longest ever I have ever experienced. I found our sushi chef was too busy to take care or remember our orders. -They forgot our edamame I'd stick to the original Katsu-ya locations in Studio City and Encino. Why pay $1 - $4 or so more for a better atmosphere and lack of service?
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Manny Morden
3 years ago
"Kiwami" means "the best" in Japanese and it certainly is! Why go anywhere else (and spend 2 to 3 times as much) for sushi/sashimi? Thank you Katsu.
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Barbara Dogey
2 years ago
The fish is really fresh, no question about that. It is a bit overpriced and my biggest complaint about the place is that it is too loud! Also, you can't order any alcohol if you sit in the patio, which is a bit annoying.
A Google User
a year ago
The service here is superb. Many a celeb to be seen, yet everyone is treated the same. Happy hour is good, but sometime exactly one hour only.

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