8439 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.094977 -118.373863
Sun 6pm - 12pm
Mon - Wed 5:30pm - 12am
Thu - Fri 5:30pm - 1am
Sat 6pm - 1am
Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Central LA
We specialize in open flame charcoal grill cooking serving Japanese comfort food.
The specialty of the house is robata - traditional Japanese skewers are roasted over an open flame, infusing the meat, fish or vegetables with a smoky essence.
Located in the historic Plaza del Sol building, Katana is distinguished by design accents such as protruding railroad spikes that line the walls of the lounge and polished redwood bar tops made from a mammoth 400-year old fallen redwood tree. The 6,000-square foot restaurant has many distinct spaces, including the bar and lounge areas, the main dining room with Sushi Bar and Robata Grill, the Tea Room, Sunset Room, private dining room and the outdoor heated patio overlooking the bustling Sunset Strip.
Great crowd! Celebrity spotting. Hollywood spot for sure. Nice outdoor view of the Sunset Blvd. Amazing service, all the staff were super friendly and helpful. You're paying the price for the hotspot, luxury lifestyle here.
The food was amazingly fresh and tasty. Sashimi, sushi rolls, skewers, and drinks.
Filet Mignon w Foie Gras - Must have! They're not gonna have it anymore after 5 days.
Miso Popcorn Shrimp with Asparagus and Mushrooms - Delicious!
Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice - Spicy kick and Crispy!
Yellowtail Fresca - Super fresh and tasty!
Chilean Seabass - Melts in your mouth!
Lobster Roll - Filling.
White Lotus Roll - Good.
House Hot Sake
We had a few more items, but I forget what they're called. Over all this place is good, but pricey for the atmosphere and celebrity spotting.
They knew it was my birthday, since I had the same birthday as their manager. They did a bunch of surprise birthday desserts for me. Super sweet of them!
Great ambiance – Its our first time here and I may that I was kinda impressed. The food was good with huge servings. Good for a large group of people. We sat at the terrace and the atmosphere was great. The ambiance was just awesome. And the staff was also friendly and accommodating.. We were really taken cared off. we are now planning on when we'll be back. Definitely a must-try place!
Awesome Food – Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! Service as ok but the food made up for it! I
Disappointing...and I'm being kind. – I've been to Katana several times and each time I keep thinking it will be the time to change my mind and make me understand all the hype about this place. Well, this time the restaurant definitely made an impact on me. I will NEVER go there again. I made a reservation three weeks in advance for Valentine's Day. I confirmed it (myself) the week before and the day of, making sure to let the hostess repeat the day and time back to me. The big day arrives and I check in ten minutes early. The hostess says I will be seated in ten minutes exactly. Half an hour later I check in again only to find she accidentally pushed my reservation to 11pm....and that I will need to wait another 20 minutes for an available table. I speak to the manager, Phillippe. He is kind and apologetic and my hopes are rekindled as he buys us a round of drinks while we wait, promises us a free appetizer and several desserts. Mind you, I would have been MORE than pleased at just being comped the round of drinks, but Phillippe INSISTED he take care of us. Our food takes a long time, but it's Valentine's Day so we don't mind. Half way through dinner a large cake, complete with sparklers and champagne is delivered to a lovely couple sitting adjacent to us and everyone turns to watch the spectacle and oooh and aaah over how romantic the gentleman is to do this for his date. Ten minutes later Phillippe (who delivered the cake in the first place) takes the cake back along with the champagne because he mistakenly brought it to the wrong table. Obviously, he should have brought them a complimentary dessert or at least let them keep their champagne. This is not the case. The gentleman looks horrified and the couple quickly leave. This should have served as an omen for what was to come.
After the meal has been obviously finished we sit at our table for another twenty minutes, our waitress no where to be found, nor Phillippe. Finally the waitress arrives with the check. She did not even offer us to look at the dessert menu and where were these desserts Phillippe promised us? Then we look at the bill. NOTHING has been comped. Nothing. We ask to speak to Phillipe and ask him (kindly) if there has been a mistake. He angrily takes the bill and tries to tell us the desserts are on their way. Yet we sat at an empty table with the check far too long for that to be true. I call his bluff. He doesn't say a word as he takes the bill and grudgingly takes off the first round of drinks and an appetizer. STILL no sign of dessert, which we saved room for. AND the waitress delivers the new check. Look, I don't NEED to be given anything for free. I didn't ask for any of these things. But when someone tells you to expect you...you expect the bill to reflect these promises. The entire night things kept going awry, there was a fire somewhere in the restaurant which caused smoke to permeate throughout the entire dining room and wreaked. My drink was made incorrectly and came out twenty minutes after I ordered it...there were more things that happened, but it would have all been forgiven and forgotten had Phillipe been consistent and kind. We just wanted to enjoy our Valentine's Day. Instead he made us feel like WE were the problems. That we were LUCKY to be dining there. The entire meal from start to finish took almost three hours and it was NOT because we ordered a lot of food or were taking our time. I will NEVER go to this restaurant again. AWFUL.
Great Food – I've been to Katana about 6 times... I love sitting outside. My usual order includes: foie gras (the only place I've tried it and it's surprisingly delicious), kobe beef, lamb chops, sashimi and sushi rolls... all are amazing!! And the cocktail at the bar in that large pitcher is refreshingly tasty!!
Fantastic Sushi and Drinks! – I have been to Katana 4 times now, and not once have I been disappointed. Sushi is my absolute favorite thing, and I have made it my personal goal to try out all of the fabulous sushi spots in LA. Katana is by far one of the absolute best!
You can't go wrong with any or the rolls, and if you like cocktails the pear martinis are amazing.
Awesome Place for Drinks & Tapas or Social Dinner – My Katana experience was pretty awesome. My food was tasty, my drink was refreshing with kick, and my wallet wasn't damaged to badly; oh, and I made two new friends as well as flirtatious banter with another cutie-pie patron.
I haven't had formal seating in the dining area, so I can only speak from a bar/terrace perspective, but if you're looking for a nice place where you can get an amazing meal, cool-hip atmosphere, and possibly chat it up a bit with your neighbor, this is a great spot.
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