great food, great good place, great service, slow restaurant service, beautiful fun people, favorite special occassion restaurant, good fusion drinks
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. …
nice. I love this place! great crowd! The presentation is particular and the full bar with a warm patio make this place a perfect location for a Saturday night
Pricey, but worth it. My friends and i loved the food. It is kinda pricey but I thought it was worth every penny! It is so gorgeous inside! I think it would be the perfect date place. I'll be back for sure, with a smaller party of course.
Overpricey. Katana is beautiful... really nice spot. Salmon is my favorite seafood so I seem to favor the rainbow roll. But they are way overpriced. club sushi is more in my budget. The average amount you will pay per entree is between $15 and $25.
Excelent Date Place.
First of all, I've been here quite a few times and I strongly recommend a reservation, especially during peak hours.
Katana is located in the heart of Hollywood and it's a nice place to go to get to know someone special (as I did this past weekend) or just hang out with friends and meet people. The patio is especially nice. The food is quite good, but the portions are small. I think the prices are kind of high for the food, but the location is prime so maybe pricey is appropriate. You may even bump into a "star" or two as I have done on more than one occassion! Anyways, go with reasonable expectations and you will definately be satisfied!
Great location and Good food. The patio is great in the summer months for watching the scene on Sunset. Sushi is fresh, people are nice.
the best in town. They have the best sushi in Los Angeles (that Ive had). The best people watching in LA too. And its in the best location. Def try it
Very romantic VERY beautiful and open inside. I give this place 5 stars for decor and location. the place is so beautiful and big. Staff was very friendly. We were the first ones to show up on a thursday night (or wed, can't remember) so we got the fusion drink (awesome!). They kept forgetting some of our order which was annoying, but were still very friendly. The music outside was mellow and i loved the vibe of the whole place. Sushi was good and fresh. The cooked steak on a stick was amazing, i dont like steak but i'd order this again and again!!! Place packed up pretty fast by the time we were leaving.
Katana has a Happy Hour. Who knew?.
Check out the review of this and many other happy hours at: happiest hours(dot)blog spot(dot)com - no spaces between words, but City Search won't allow it any other way. First, the important stuff - the atmosphere here is great, and for a Tuesday night, it was a decent crowd. Young professionals, friendly bartender, good decor. The downside is that for two people having drinks and food, the total was $74 (after tax and a hefty - as always - tip.) The upside is that there was PLENTY of meter parking on Sunset at 5:30 mid-week. Plenty.
Drinks on the HH menu include sake, wine, well drinks and a Katana Fusion (vodka and fruit juice) for $5. There used to be beer as well, but they no longer stock the happy hour beer and haven't replaced it with another selection. My companion wanted a beer, so we paid menu prices for two of those ($6 each), plus we had two Katana Fusions, which are mighty tasty. The awesome bartenders topped me off with club soda after that and generously kept my glass full, gratis. Thanks, guys!
Let me start by saying the food was outstanding. Among the best I've had on the Happy Hour gauntlet. Everything is $5 a plate and was so good it was easy to not realize how small the portions were until -- eight plates later and we weren't full. That might not seem like much, but your favorite foodie here has the appetite of a budgie and usually can't split five plates with my fellow revelers, much less eight. Now, eight orders of sushi are also going to be pretty small, but if it's Happy Hour, or "Red Sun" hour, prices should be reduced, and these seemed like standard $5 appies from a regular bar/sushi menu.
Nice atmosphere for the most part, some staff seem a bit stiff, Stepford-wife like, and the food?... So so.... Four of us went for dinner, promptly seated, decent table, very dark inside. The place was slow but it quickly filled up. The service was generally good until they got busy. We liked some of the food a lot, and hated some of it a lot... we sent back a raw tuna that was fishy smelling and then later, we had a shrimp tempura roll that was completely inedible. I mean, it just tasted like over fried pork rind! It look a long time to get that sorted out, and by the time we were done, we wanted out. Not planning a return. I've had better sushi in less pretentious places. Most of the staff seem congenial, but many of the hostesses look a bit overly Beverly Hilled.
Great service, great food, good ambiance.. I've been here several times for "date nights" and am always impressed by the great service and the good sushi. My fav is the spicy tuna roll and the asparagus wrapped filet! Oh, and try the infusion drink at the bar - it's great as a martini or over ice. Yum.
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