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Katsu-ya
Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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11680 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604
11680 Ventura BoulevardUSCalifornia91604
(818) 985-6976katsu-yagroup.com
$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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Acclaimed go-to for both inventive & traditional sushi, plus Japanese entrees & bento boxes.- Google
"Fantastic take on sushi; try the crispy rice and the popcorn shrimp tempura."
"This is my favorite sushi spot in The Valley."
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Shontal Marquez
5 months ago
very good sushi place , i love every part of it and i think the rolls are great !!! i feel like its the best place around here to have a lot of diffrent rolls combination , shsimi is great and very fresh i would defintly will go there again
Quentin Melikidse
3 months ago
Amazing sushi, all of which is very fresh and flavorful.
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Steve Hardy
a year ago
This is my favorite sushi spot in The Valley. I've never had a bad roll here. Seating is cramped and it can take a while to be seated, but it's well worth the wait.
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Lisa Klein
2 years ago
Everything is very good. I've never had anything familiar that tasted weird or anything like that. But I also find it a little boring. It can also get a little loud
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Karen Ericson
6 months ago
The sushi was decent. Ordered: Spicy tuna hand rolls, Spicy tuna on crispy rice, and the lobster dynamite roll Place: A small little Japanese place cute. Service: Got a welcoming greeting, Server was nice. A little pricey for the food you get.
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Anne Marie Ayunan
a year ago
I returned here tonight after my first visit about 13 years ago. I remember back then, I really haven't been exposed much to great food that I really loved the sushi experience here. Returning 13 years later, I would say that I am a fan, but this is not the best sushi in LA. I left their sister restaurant tonight, Kiwami, really close by due to their horrible service. I said to my sister, let's finish our meal at Katsu-ya. So, off we went and drove a few minutes down the road to eat at Katsu-ya. I usually avoid this place because it is always so packed and so "Hollywood" as celebs dine here such as Gwyneth Paltrow. Prices here are lower than Kiwami and the other fancier Katsu-yas (partnership with Philip Starck and Sam Nazarian). The quality at this original restaurant is said to be better than the other locations. Of course, people have differing viewpoints on the best sushi in LA. I'd say the people who haven't "been around" think this is the best sushi in Los Angeles. I've had conversations that Katsu-ya is at the same rank with the best of them -- Matsuhisa, Nobu, etc. As I've gotten older and my palate has gotten to be a bit more sophisticated (sorry to sound like a food snob), I prefer my sushi traditional, fresh, and simple. No rolls. No sauces. If you love fusion sushi or sushi with sauce slathered all over it, you'll love the Katsu-ya restaurants. I highly recommend taking sushi novices to Katsu-ya. It is much easier on them to eat sushi here because they can order some of their most popular dishes and sushi rolls. You can get simple traditional sushi, but it seems the emphasis here is the "popular" and fusion dishes. I find that the best sushi places refuse to serve California rolls. This place does. What I've heard that the best sushi restaurant in LA is Urasawa, which is on a whole different level than the sea of great sushi options we have in the city.
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Heather Hale
a year ago
Favorite sushi in LA. Actually, 2nd favorite sushi in the world - and I lived in Japan for a year! ;-) (But who can afford sushi in Japan?) #1 in the world? Ironically ;-) Nick-san's in Cabo San Lucas Mexico! ;-) Katsuya is fun. Delightful. Always packed. Always crammed. Who would expect a line out the door before they're open? Especially between dog groomers and a pet store in a little strip center in the Valley? But this is the ORIGINAL. ;-) With Valet parking the finest cars in the Valley ;-) the sushi is just great! I love many of the ones posted here. The Albacore with crispy onions, the Lollipop plate? (I don't know what they call it ;-) but the red tuna wrapped in cucumber with toothpicks arranged around a beautiful designed reduction sauce. The crispy rice with spicy tuna. The uni. ;-) Mmnn...the flavor comes over you in waves and you can literally taste the sea. ;-) Yes, it's noisy. Yes, it's always jam packed. Yes, you'll probably have to wait. Yes, it's a little pricey. Yes, it's all worth it! ;-) Been my favorite in the Valley and So Cal for near on two decades now. Never disappoints!
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Amy Lucas
4 years ago
A great choice for a blend of innovative sushi and cooked fish dishes. The service is great. The quality of the fish is outstanding. Always consistent.