About Katsuya- Brentwood
Upon its debut, Katsuya Brentwood was named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best New Restaurants," and it continues to garner acclaim as one of OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." and the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice "Best Sushi Restaurant" in Southern California. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya is truly a feast for the senses. With specialty cocktails, unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm
$31 to $50
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sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya Brentwood accommodates up to 250 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya Brentwood accommodates up to 250 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.
Katsuya- Brentwood Ratings and Reviews
The hostess was very gracious and the se ...
The hostess was very gracious and the server was lovely, initially. The server even squat down to better explain the menu until... I presented a $30 off $60 voucher and even though my tab was $67 before tax and tip, it became very chilly in there. No refill on the water during the entire meal and it was a very hot day (108 degrees in the Valley) although she checked on the level of soy sauce in the tureen on all the tables. Hard not to notice an empty water glass and no asking if everything was good, as is normally done within the first few minutes of starting a meal.
Food was artfully presented and quite delicious. Adding truffles to the tuna I found to make absolutely no difference in taste while adding $16 to the dish.
Although we had a reservation, we were s ...
Although we had a reservation, we were seated at a small table next to the waiters station where there were constantly 2-6 people gathered...and not to wait on us. The bus person, who passed dozens of times, spilled and splashes on my feet. Honestly, for the price, the food could never be good enough to put up with this lack of, shall we call it ambiance?
Noise level in this restaurant is a bit ...
Noise level in this restaurant is a bit much. Definitely not the place to dine if you want to have a nice conversation with your dinner guests.
Seems like this location has become more a family dining spot. I consider sushi (and this restaurant) to be a more sophisticated so I am always surprised to see so many children present in the restaurant. It definitely changes the mood and, makes for a less "date-friendly" atmosphere.
Delicious food (all Katsuya specials are ...
Delicious food (all Katsuya specials are amazing and yummy desserts too), outstanding drinks (try the burning mandarin) and top-notch service. Seating is prompt with reservation but, despite 3 hostesses at the entrance, they forgot to check me in so OpenTable didn't know I showed up. Also, depending on where you're seated and whether large groups are around, the noise level can get annoying. Overall, great experience but restaurant needs improvement at hostess desk.
Although I had a reservation we were giv ...
Although I had a reservation we were given a table that I refer to as the one they leave for the tourists. I requested another table but they claimed they only had one other option and that was worse. Interesting as I saw and heard them seat people without reservations in better tables. Fine - move on...our water glasses were empty and I had to get up and tell them at the front desk. We sat for more than 15 minutes for the 3rd dish we ordered and then sat about the same time with finished dirty dishes in front of us. They just couldn't be bothered. The waitress at first at least put on a happy face but that didn't last long. The boy/s bringing out the food came across as James Dean wanna b's attitude and all. Too many options for great sushi to go somewhere that thinks they are doing you a favor.
I have been to Katsuya numerous times an ...
I have been to Katsuya numerous times and liked it very much, but not since the first few years after it opened in Brentwood. I was delighted to rediscover it last week: it is even better than I remembered. Everything was absolutely delicious, it has a creative menu, great service and wonderful ambiance. I have already made a reservation for dinner again this week!
I can't say enough about Katsuya! From t ...
I can't say enough about Katsuya! From the time my friends and I walked in to the time we left, service was exceptional. When we sat down we were immediately impressed with the menu options. We started with cocktails that slayed our taste buds and had us wanting more. The crispy Brussels sprouts with almonds followed. The rolls we ate were just as amazing. Brian B. thank you so much for your recommendations and excellent service, as my friends and I will definitely be back!!!
the restaurant was unbearably loud and a ...
the restaurant was unbearably loud and a general out of control vibe. we had a reservation for any area of the restaurant that was not too loud, and they put us right next to a table of 14+ screaming children and two parents. The kitchen ran out of two of the three selections of beef at the robata bar. One meal came overdone and had to be sent back. The one green salad we ordered came at end of meal, we had to wait for it throughout the meal. The spicy tuna roll was not delicious as usual, and a very small portion compared to usual. No dish was up to the usual standards. And, it was difficult to get seated without a wait because half of the tables for regular dining were 'bought' by someone, so even though we had reservations, and there were empty tables during our wait, we could not be seated. Overall a very poor experience, and we think this restaurant is going downhill, turning into a party-like Benihana.
I've been to a few Katsuyas... always on ...
I've been to a few Katsuyas... always on the bequest of my fellow diners. I think the clientele drawn to this type of dining is aiming more for a hip place to have "sushi". I came out of there feeling a bit ashamed being part of it. My son who loves sushi wanted to go...but he also never picks up the check :)... $160, 3 people (one only had rice, miso soup, edamame), 2 beers, and ultimately 6 small plates of "sushi" left me unimpressed. "atmosphere", come here. Worthy sushi, go elsewhere. The allure of this place escapes me.
We went for happy hour - they advertise ...
We went for happy hour - they advertise this on their website. Well it's not really a "happy hour" it's 6 seats at one bar (which was full) and 6 seats at another bar in their back room (which was full) so we had no choice as we were rushing but to sit and eat. Offensively expensive - $79 for 2 and I literally had edamame and a salad - nothing.
We have been to Katsuya before and it's ...
We have been to Katsuya before and it's been ok. Brought my uncle who was visiting from out of town. The restaurant filled with smoke (kitchen fire?) the alarm went off and stayed on for a long time, the fire department arrived and we paid and left. They should have offered to comp our meal or at least comp part of it. Since my uncle was paying for our meal I didn't feel right pursuing the matter with a manager. I was very disappointed and will take out of town guests elsewhere in the future.
Unfortunately the crispy rice with tuna ...
Unfortunately the crispy rice with tuna & Shisito peppers were the only tasty items out of everything we ordered. The rolls were lacking in fish & were very salty. And the spicy edamame lacked spice. We won't be back :(
Excellent all around
This restaurant was such a surprise. The back room is very cool and some of the larger tables have really great couches to sit on. The crab legs and the half lobster are delicious and really reasonable! The service was great too. Everyone is friendly and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
I always love coming here, the food is w ...
I always love coming here, the food is wonderful and service great. However, this visit was challenging. A large party of 20 came in with about 10 kids under age of 9. So loud, running around and just acting crazy. We asked to be moved, which the hostess did. I was so disappointed at such a nice place allowing this kind of experience. This doesn't happen in the Hollywood location. We have kids and wanted a nice dinner out without the screaming. Even at the new table, still could hear them. The manager was very gracious and took care of our desserts. Our server Brain was wondeful. We can't always get out later for a 9pm dinner, so this was such a shock.
Consistenly good food.
Love the food, disappointed some items are no longer on the menu though. We made reservations for my daughter's birthday dinner and requested to be seated on the main dining floor, however they tried to seat us at a table by the entrance. In my opinion that's where you seat the people who don't have a reservation. After expressing discontent we were seated in a better location. Not where I requested, but a satisfactory location.
Just make sure to specify exactly where you want to sit.
Love the crispy rice spicy tuna and the rock shrimp tempura, always good. Also the chicken salad is good. Do not order the deep fried artichoke hearts, they were a special and really not special at all.
Still love the restaurant, they try to be accommodating. Overall, it was another good experience.
Go for the great Creamy Rock Shrimp...
I always love the food at Katsuya especially the Creamy Rock Shrimp. This was our BEST experience at the Brentwood Katsuya. The service was outstanding and we were sat at a comfy small sofa. It was an all around five star experience.
Katsuya has been my favorite go-to sushi restaurant for the past several years. The last 3-4 times I've been there, the quality has seemed to continue to go down. My husband and I have come to the conclusion that whatever is going on with the food quality, it hasn't been improving. Considering the prices you pay for food there ($200, only 2 beers, and not including tip) we've decided that will have been be our last visit to Katsuya in Brentwood.
Way too loud!
They sat us in the back room and it was impossible to have a conversation. It was like being at a WHO concert in the early 70's. That turned us off right from the start. The food was pretty good, but not as good as it was when I ate there in the past. Did something change? Their specialty Crispy Rice, wasn't really crispy this time... it was like fried chewing gum with spicy tuna on top. My girlfriend and I were disappointed.
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