Sushi Katsu-Ya

★★★★★
  • 11680 Ventura Blvd

    Studio City, CA 91604

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  • 818-985-6976

About Sushi Katsu-Ya

Hours
Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:00pm Mon - Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sat: 12:00pm - 2:30pm Sun: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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My sushi purist friends insist this is one of the best spots for it. I don't like seafood, so I stick to the Kobe beef which is delicious. Nice atmosphere.

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My sushi purist friends insist this is one of the best spots for it. I don't like seafood, so I stick to the Kobe beef which is delicious. Nice atmosphere.

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i like this place,food and service was excellent.

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i like this place,food and service was excellent.

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Ordered $200 worth of take out and got $50 worth of someone elses lame order

3
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Ordered $200 worth of take out and got $50 worth of someone elses lame order

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I am a regular here! I eat here every week and I love it! The fish is very fresh and they have good service.

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I am a regular here! I eat here every week and I love it! The fish is very fresh and they have good service.

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love this place. fresh fish, amazing rolls good ambiance. this is a go-to for me!!

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★★★★★

love this place. fresh fish, amazing rolls good ambiance. this is a go-to for me!!

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My husband and I took our son and wife to dinner to celebrate his birthday Saturday evening. We had a reservation at 5:30 p.m. We all arrived promptly. By the time we ordered our drinks and food, it was 5:55. We spent $264 including

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★★★★★

My husband and I took our son and wife to dinner to celebrate his birthday Saturday evening. We had a reservation at 5:30 p.m. We all arrived promptly. By the time we ordered our drinks and food, it was 5:55. We spent $264 including

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If you only order one thing, please let it be the albacore with crispy onions. Between the seared tuna, crispy shallots and vinaigrette, you might just die and you would be completely OK with it. The tuna's sliced so beautifully that it

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★★★★★

If you only order one thing, please let it be the albacore with crispy onions. Between the seared tuna, crispy shallots and vinaigrette, you might just die and you would be completely OK with it. The tuna's sliced so beautifully that it

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I love this place. The Sushi is amazing.... The fish is always fresh... I love the crispy rice with spicy tuna...

3
★★★★★

I love this place. The Sushi is amazing.... The fish is always fresh... I love the crispy rice with spicy tuna...

Pros: Good Sushi

Cons: Wait

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Wait killed me but he good rolls made up for it.
some of the best i have had in LA.

3
★★★★★

Wait killed me but he good rolls made up for it.
some of the best i have had in LA.

Pros: Great Sushi

Cons: LONG WAIT

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If you try Katsuya, you gotta come here. The Studio City original knows how its done. Parking can be a nightmare but once you're inside and you try some delicious rolls, it'll be worth it!

Try:
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice with

3
★★★★★

If you try Katsuya, you gotta come here. The Studio City original knows how its done. Parking can be a nightmare but once you're inside and you try some delicious rolls, it'll be worth it!

Try:
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice with

Pros: Great sushi rolls, great drinks

Cons: service can be slow, hostess may have attitude, parking

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I called one afternoon and was easily able to get a reservation for 4 people that evening. The food was beyond good- probably the best eel avocado roll I have ever had. Since most of the items dont have prices, I was worried about the

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★★★★★

I called one afternoon and was easily able to get a reservation for 4 people that evening. The food was beyond good- probably the best eel avocado roll I have ever had. Since most of the items dont have prices, I was worried about the

Pros: Fresh, delicious, low cost, easy to get reservation

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Before there was Katsu-Ya Hollywood, there was Katsu-Ya Studio City. This original outpost for the, now trendy, chain is nothing like the other Phillipe Stark locations. It's not about the scene. It's about the food. But don't let the fact

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★★★★★

Before there was Katsu-Ya Hollywood, there was Katsu-Ya Studio City. This original outpost for the, now trendy, chain is nothing like the other Phillipe Stark locations. It's not about the scene. It's about the food. But don't let the fact

Pros: Fresh sushi and no "scene"

Cons: Crowded

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I had read mixed reviews but decided to try it. It is not the romantic place I had expected. It was crowded, noisy and you literally could not get in the door or even to the front desk to let them know you had arrived, I had

3
★★★★★

I had read mixed reviews but decided to try it. It is not the romantic place I had expected. It was crowded, noisy and you literally could not get in the door or even to the front desk to let them know you had arrived, I had

Pros: Food was ok

Cons: so crowded you cannot even get in the door

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Katsu-ya is a great, small sushi joint that you'll love! Only problem is, get a reservation...its always full!

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★★★★★

Katsu-ya is a great, small sushi joint that you'll love! Only problem is, get a reservation...its always full!

Pros: Great Sushi, not "snooty"

Cons: Hard to get a table

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Delish! One of my top 3 sushi places in LA. And their rolls are awesome too.

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★★★★★

Delish! One of my top 3 sushi places in LA. And their rolls are awesome too.

Pros: Fresh fresh fish

Cons: Long wait, but it's worth it

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as a avid traveler i must say TOKYO

3
★★★★★

as a avid traveler i must say TOKYO

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watch out! High prices, rude staff, good food but not worth what you have to put up with to get it and pay top

dollar for. There are too many

fantastic places to eat in la

3
★★★★★

watch out! High prices, rude staff, good food but not worth what you have to put up with to get it and pay top

dollar for. There are too many

fantastic places to eat in la

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not worth the promised 30 minute but actually 2 hr wait.

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★★★★★

not worth the promised 30 minute but actually 2 hr wait.

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This is one of my favorite spots!!!! The wait however is a pain in the butt. I don't think they even take reservations. I once saw Jessica Alba there w/ her hubby and even they had to wait!\r
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As for the food. Everything there is

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite spots!!!! The wait however is a pain in the butt. I don't think they even take reservations. I once saw Jessica Alba there w/ her hubby and even they had to wait!\r
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As for the food. Everything there is

Cons: sometimes a long wait. Takes no reservations

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best location, i love the one in studio city much better than the one in hollywood. i feel the atmosphere is a little more inviting at the studio city one and the service is terrific! my service was great here, if i have to go to one, ill

3
★★★★★

best location, i love the one in studio city much better than the one in hollywood. i feel the atmosphere is a little more inviting at the studio city one and the service is terrific! my service was great here, if i have to go to one, ill

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5 stars for the food. omg so good. I had the creamy salmon roll as waitress recommended, and i'm now hooked. (i asked for no avocado and no onions just the salmon). Waitress was very very friendly and gave suggestions. We really felt

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★★★★★

5 stars for the food. omg so good. I had the creamy salmon roll as waitress recommended, and i'm now hooked. (i asked for no avocado and no onions just the salmon). Waitress was very very friendly and gave suggestions. We really felt

Pros: Amazing food, very friendly staff, valet parking

Cons: Forgot 2 of our orders, decor is bland

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I love Katsu ya!!! It's my favorite sushi place I've ever been to! Sure the service isn't the best, but I soooo would put up with lousy service for fresh and delicious sushi! The one is Studio City is MUCH better then the one in Glendale

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★★★★★

I love Katsu ya!!! It's my favorite sushi place I've ever been to! Sure the service isn't the best, but I soooo would put up with lousy service for fresh and delicious sushi! The one is Studio City is MUCH better then the one in Glendale

Pros: Fresh sushi, celebrity sightings, Fresh sushi

Cons: parking, the wait....

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When I first moved to Studio City, a friend told me, "the best sushi in Southern California is in Studio City!" When I asked where specifically, he told me Katsuya. That was probably the best advice I've received to date. Time and

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★★★★★

When I first moved to Studio City, a friend told me, "the best sushi in Southern California is in Studio City!" When I asked where specifically, he told me Katsuya. That was probably the best advice I've received to date. Time and

Pros: Sushi, Sake, & Beer!

Cons: Always packed; having to wait for a table

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A penny tip....that's what I left them....\r
the service was so bad and they were rushing us to leave- there is nothing great about this overrated place -\r
I think before Internet sights like this(citysearch) , reviewers were "paid" to

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A penny tip....that's what I left them....\r
the service was so bad and they were rushing us to leave- there is nothing great about this overrated place -\r
I think before Internet sights like this(citysearch) , reviewers were "paid" to

Cons: save your money, sanity

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My husband and I decided to check out why this sushi spot garners so much attention and such a loyal following. We made an 8 p.m. reservation for a Saturday night and were seated rather promptly. We thought the night was getting off to a

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My husband and I decided to check out why this sushi spot garners so much attention and such a loyal following. We made an 8 p.m. reservation for a Saturday night and were seated rather promptly. We thought the night was getting off to a

Pros: spicy tuna on crispy rice cake

Cons: service, overall experience, value

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Am so glad I can vent about Katsuya. Someone gave me $200 certificates so we called to make a reservation and they said if we got there at 6:30 we could walk in. No chance. We were turned away uncermoniously...and very upset. We have

3
★★★★★

Am so glad I can vent about Katsuya. Someone gave me $200 certificates so we called to make a reservation and they said if we got there at 6:30 we could walk in. No chance. We were turned away uncermoniously...and very upset. We have

Pros: if you can get in the sushi is ok

Cons: terrible service all the way around

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i love this place the rolls are very yummy and so is everything else. the only bad thing i could say about this place is it always takes forever to get to a table because it is always packed. but everything else is amazing.

3
★★★★★

i love this place the rolls are very yummy and so is everything else. the only bad thing i could say about this place is it always takes forever to get to a table because it is always packed. but everything else is amazing.

Pros: yummy sushi

Cons: long wait

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I am not sure why people are waiting so long to eat at this place. The much talked about woman sushi chef has absolutely no personality and not even one of the sushi chefs even cracked a smile at all for the 2hr we were there. The fried

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★★★★★

I am not sure why people are waiting so long to eat at this place. The much talked about woman sushi chef has absolutely no personality and not even one of the sushi chefs even cracked a smile at all for the 2hr we were there. The fried

Pros: cannot think of any

Cons: food, parking, not friendly

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eaten sushi all over the USA and this is the best place i've been. period. if it's a bummer to deal with the seating, or getting a reservation.. deal with it. get a drink, some saki or whatever... it's WORTH IT!!!!!!

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★★★★★

eaten sushi all over the USA and this is the best place i've been. period. if it's a bummer to deal with the seating, or getting a reservation.. deal with it. get a drink, some saki or whatever... it's WORTH IT!!!!!!

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This is the best sushi I've had. The service is good at best only due to mass amounts of people eating in one place. The ambiance is clean and simple. I recommend the seared ahi tuna with fried onions on top!! I also suggest making a

3
★★★★★

This is the best sushi I've had. The service is good at best only due to mass amounts of people eating in one place. The ambiance is clean and simple. I recommend the seared ahi tuna with fried onions on top!! I also suggest making a

Pros: food

Cons: loud

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I've been here a handful of times, always thinking that maybe it will be better, but it has never been anything but dissapointing to me. I feel like it's extremely average, considering the hype and popularity of the place. My most recent

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I've been here a handful of times, always thinking that maybe it will be better, but it has never been anything but dissapointing to me. I feel like it's extremely average, considering the hype and popularity of the place. My most recent

Pros: Decent sake.

Cons: Slow service, average food, fixed-price valet parking.

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Yeah it's a little $$$ but it's definately good. Go with someone assertive- lol- and sit at the bar. You'll get rocking service, interact with the sushi masters, and have a good noisy shoulder to shoulder dining heck of a time. I went with

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★★★★★

Yeah it's a little $$$ but it's definately good. Go with someone assertive- lol- and sit at the bar. You'll get rocking service, interact with the sushi masters, and have a good noisy shoulder to shoulder dining heck of a time. I went with

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Go if you must, but don?t expect much from this place? especially don?t base it on the grand 28-pt score given by Zagat (as we mistook it for). We?ve gone to our fair share of sushi bars and 25-pt plus Zagat recommendations all over the

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★★★★★

Go if you must, but don?t expect much from this place? especially don?t base it on the grand 28-pt score given by Zagat (as we mistook it for). We?ve gone to our fair share of sushi bars and 25-pt plus Zagat recommendations all over the

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I have been in LA for a couple of years and have yet to find sushi that is anything close to what I used to find up In San Francisco. With all the rave reviews I thought I would try Katsu-ya and you know what...it was totally mediocre.

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★★★★★

I have been in LA for a couple of years and have yet to find sushi that is anything close to what I used to find up In San Francisco. With all the rave reviews I thought I would try Katsu-ya and you know what...it was totally mediocre.

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This is by far the best Sushi I have had in Los Angeles. Nothing can compare. Many sushi places try to copy this restaurants specials, particularly the spicy tuna on crispy rice dish. If you have not tried this place it?s a must. Best

3
★★★★★

This is by far the best Sushi I have had in Los Angeles. Nothing can compare. Many sushi places try to copy this restaurants specials, particularly the spicy tuna on crispy rice dish. If you have not tried this place it?s a must. Best

Pros: Delicious

Cons: Hard to get seated without a reservation

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My first impluse is to write about every single dish and then some, creating a novel on here. But, all you need to know is that the service is great and the sushi. EXTRAORDINARY! I have turned on at LEAST 10 people to this place, all who

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★★★★★

My first impluse is to write about every single dish and then some, creating a novel on here. But, all you need to know is that the service is great and the sushi. EXTRAORDINARY! I have turned on at LEAST 10 people to this place, all who

Pros: Every special dish down to the basic sushi.. phenominal!

Cons: my wallet cant afford to keep up with my habit here!

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You've probably heard that so many sushi restaurants are "the best in LA". My description of Katsu Ya in Studio City as such isn't based on my sole perception, but the reaction I get whenever I mention it to anyone. Hands down, it ranks as

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★★★★★

You've probably heard that so many sushi restaurants are "the best in LA". My description of Katsu Ya in Studio City as such isn't based on my sole perception, but the reaction I get whenever I mention it to anyone. Hands down, it ranks as

Pros: Amazing sushi, variety of sushi options, service

Cons: Located in strip mall

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The unimpressive standard pre-placed paper menu had me fearful of what i was about to experience - particularly after a 30 minute wait. I had set foot out of my cold apartment intendning to eat a big all you can eat meal at Midori only to

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The unimpressive standard pre-placed paper menu had me fearful of what i was about to experience - particularly after a 30 minute wait. I had set foot out of my cold apartment intendning to eat a big all you can eat meal at Midori only to

Pros: Not your average sushi dishes

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going out for sushi is always an experience, and Katsuya is definitley the best one i have had. i've tried sushi at many different restaurants, from LA to Orange County and this one is my favorite. Prices are reasonable, sushi is fresh,

3
★★★★★

going out for sushi is always an experience, and Katsuya is definitley the best one i have had. i've tried sushi at many different restaurants, from LA to Orange County and this one is my favorite. Prices are reasonable, sushi is fresh,

Pros: sushi, sushi, sushi....and the prices are very reasonable

Cons: always a long wait!

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I am very satisfied with a sushi restaurant if I am served a good spicy tuna roll and Katsu-ya certainly delivers. I worked for a top entertainment executive - a guy who only ate at the best restaurants - and, without fail, his choice of

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★★★★★

I am very satisfied with a sushi restaurant if I am served a good spicy tuna roll and Katsu-ya certainly delivers. I worked for a top entertainment executive - a guy who only ate at the best restaurants - and, without fail, his choice of

Pros: Some of the best sushi in L.A.

Cons: Self-parking is impossible

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The sushi is quite good but the service just ruined everything. Our waiter was not accomodating at all and shook his head at us more than once. He gave really vague answers to our questions about the dishes we asked about. One of the

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★★★★★

The sushi is quite good but the service just ruined everything. Our waiter was not accomodating at all and shook his head at us more than once. He gave really vague answers to our questions about the dishes we asked about. One of the

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The first thing you'll notice about Katsuya is the crowd. Mostly elegant, rarely underdressed, and definitely filthy wealthy. Ferraris, Porsches and Aston Martins are aligned in front of the restaurant to display the kind of clientele this

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★★★★★

The first thing you'll notice about Katsuya is the crowd. Mostly elegant, rarely underdressed, and definitely filthy wealthy. Ferraris, Porsches and Aston Martins are aligned in front of the restaurant to display the kind of clientele this

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This is one of the best reasonably priced sushi restaurants I have been to. I cannot wait for a reason to drive to studio city just so I can eat here. It is always busy from the moment it opens. Try everything it is great. The only

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★★★★★

This is one of the best reasonably priced sushi restaurants I have been to. I cannot wait for a reason to drive to studio city just so I can eat here. It is always busy from the moment it opens. Try everything it is great. The only

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No reservations, limited parking, line out the front door...stop your kvetching, the sushi here is to die for. Service is brisk and not too friendly but once again, stop your kvetching and try the house specialities which you can read on

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★★★★★

No reservations, limited parking, line out the front door...stop your kvetching, the sushi here is to die for. Service is brisk and not too friendly but once again, stop your kvetching and try the house specialities which you can read on

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I drive over the hill all the time for KY! Make sure you make reservations in advance or you will be waiting forever. Doesn't matter what time you go there will be a wait! Make sure you order a honey hand roll, it's not on any of the menus

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★★★★★

I drive over the hill all the time for KY! Make sure you make reservations in advance or you will be waiting forever. Doesn't matter what time you go there will be a wait! Make sure you order a honey hand roll, it's not on any of the menus

Pros: super yummy sushi

Cons: super long wait

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We went last Friday night for my daughter's Birhtday dinner. She adsolutely loves sushi so I thought this would be a real treat for her. It turns out she was not too thrill about this place. I was hoping to order the Omasake but the

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★★★★★

We went last Friday night for my daughter's Birhtday dinner. She adsolutely loves sushi so I thought this would be a real treat for her. It turns out she was not too thrill about this place. I was hoping to order the Omasake but the

Pros: Special are good!

Cons: Too busy and very rush!

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I have been going to this restaurant since it opened and Katsu himself used to make the sushi. They have the best tasting sushi in town and the freshest fish. HOWEVER - over the last year the portions have gone WAY down... Crispy rice

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★★★★★

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened and Katsu himself used to make the sushi. They have the best tasting sushi in town and the freshest fish. HOWEVER - over the last year the portions have gone WAY down... Crispy rice

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This place is for real. Compared to Sushi Nozawa, Matsuhisa, Sushi Sasabune -- this place beats them all. Get the $35 Sushi Omikasa (which basically means "chef's choice"), the one that says "ask your waiter for details." Most people usually order off the special big board menu they bring around, and end up paying a fortune. They also have a $53 Chef's Omikasa which the waitress informed us herself, "takes forever." The $35/person version is a great bargain actually, they start you out with a fresh clam miso soup, then with a appetizer of albacore sashimi, then proceed to go through about 6-7 courses of rounds with 2-3 pieces of the best tasting sushi you've ever had. Some of it is traditional, some of it more modern fusion sushi (in one, they cooked the rice till crispy, then added an spicy tuna paste mix on top with scallions and a jalepeno -- awesome with a little kick); others include king crab sushi and the blue crab roll (both delicious). In the end, it actually filled me up! Other big time sushi places usually leave you wanting more. We even got a bowl of green tea ice cream for dessert. All this for $35/person! Other places I've been to don't even come close to this. Get a reservation, of course. This place is worth it.

PROS: Sushi is great, price is good if you order the sushi omikasa
CONS: need reservations

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★★★★★

This place is for real. Compared to Sushi Nozawa, Matsuhisa, Sushi Sasabune -- this place beats them all. Get the $35 Sushi Omikasa (which basically means "chef's choice"), the one that says "ask your waiter for details." Most people usually order off the special big board menu they bring around, and end up paying a fortune. They also have a $53 Chef's Omikasa which the waitress informed us herself, "takes forever." The $35/person version is a great bargain actually, they start you out with a fresh clam miso soup, then with a appetizer of albacore sashimi, then proceed to go through about 6-7 courses of rounds with 2-3 pieces of the best tasting sushi you've ever had. Some of it is traditional, some of it more modern fusion sushi (in one, they cooked the rice till crispy, then added an spicy tuna paste mix on top with scallions and a jalepeno -- awesome with a little kick); others include king crab sushi and the blue crab roll (both delicious). In the end, it actually filled me up! Other big time sushi places usually leave you wanting more. We even got a bowl of green tea ice cream for dessert. All this for $35/person! Other places I've been to don't even come close to this. Get a reservation, of course. This place is worth it.

PROS: Sushi is great, price is good if you order the sushi omikasa
CONS: need reservations

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A couple of great sushi chefs, fish is always fresh even the Uni. Nice relaxed atmosphere. The all you can eat is a great deal. I am always full afterward. Also, the cold Nigori saki is great.

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A couple of great sushi chefs, fish is always fresh even the Uni. Nice relaxed atmosphere. The all you can eat is a great deal. I am always full afterward. Also, the cold Nigori saki is great.

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Consistently good sushi. Always fresh and well prepared. The menu offers traditional sushi along with inventive creations that have never disappointed me when I've been bold enough to try them. The only downside is the LONG wait. Make a reservation in advance.

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Consistently good sushi. Always fresh and well prepared. The menu offers traditional sushi along with inventive creations that have never disappointed me when I've been bold enough to try them. The only downside is the LONG wait. Make a reservation in advance.

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There's lots of competition on this stretch of Ventura Boulevard, but Katsu-ya is one of the best venues on Studio City's crowded sushi row. The decor of this strip-mall eatery is not particularly distinctive, but the menu is intriguing…

 

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