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6300 Hollywood Blvd. (Hollywood)
Los Angeles, CA
(1) 323-871-8777 | www.sbe.com/katsuya
HOURSMon.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm; Tue.-Thurs.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-12:00am; Fri.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-12:30am; Sat.: 5:30pm-12:30am; Sun.: 4:00pm-11:30pm
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE; SUSHI)USD 7-20; USD 12-29; USD 5-18.50
FAMOUS PLATESSushi; sashimi; crispy rice with spicy tuna
DRINKS AND WINESake; creative cocktails (try watermelon cucumber mojito); full bar
# OF SEATS200-250
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
Rock star sushi chef Katsuya Uechi has teamed up with rock star designer Philippe Starck to create the trendiest of trendy sushi joints (in the trendiest of trendy towns). Starck contributed his signature quirky look: expect oversized-to-creepy-proportions photos of luscious geisha lips and eyes on the walls, and shockingly basic wooden tables paired with voluptuous white sofas. Uechi’s sushi is as delish and creative as it’s ever been–this is the guy who started the crispy-rice-and-spicy-tuna craze–though the beautiful people crowd often seems more interested in the scene than the eats.
Ultra trendy. A mix of celebs and pre-clubbing cool kids. Some business diners at lunch time.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Go glam and trendy, like a sexy little party dress, or skinny jeans, killer heels, and glitzy top.
GO HERE WITH
A date; girlfriends – for a glam pre-clubbing meal
WHY WE LIKE IT
Love it or hate it, the Starck design is an experience, and the dolled up cool kid crowd it attracts is hot. The sushi rocks too.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The portions can be puny, depending on the plate (best ask your server).
GOOD TO KNOW
Sister chainlet Katsuya was chef Katsuya Uechi’s first and much more low-key venture; the two original locations, one in Encino and one in Studio City, are still open. If you’re jonesing for some Katsuya eats but don’t have time to stop by, you can order takeaway online through their website. We went at lunchtime which was mostly dead.
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