Glendale >Katsuya Glendale
702 Americana Way, Glendale, CA | Directions 9121034.144296 -118.256426
M-Th 11:30am-10pm, F-Su 11:30am-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: City Center
Cool, hip sushi joint! – My boyfriend took me here last night for our anniversary; Good job boyfriend! He knows my taste: hip, edgy, trendy, and japanese culture is a plus! I loved the geisha wall art the most, and the different styles of seating around the tables were so cool. I love shrimp so I ordered the Rock Shrimp Tempura Roll, and it was so tasty, albeit a little too big to fit in my mouth all at once! For dessert we shared the chocolate "lover" cake, which seemed appropriate for the occasion :) It was sinfully delicious and moist!
All in all it was a great anniversary dinner for us, a perfect night!
great sushi! – I just got back from my third time here! it's so good! The wait staff is very helpful with helping you pick the right dish for you. I got the sunset roll and it was AMAZING!!! Also a great view of the fountain water show!
Innovative Japanese – The atmosphere is great. It is very upscale. The portions tend to be somewhat small. The cuisine is innovative. But for Glendale it is a very expensive restaurant.
great food, a little pricey – I probably like this place because this is where my boyfriend and i had our first date, but I love the vibe it had. We sat outside and it was beautiful. The food was great, but very small portions. The desert platter was out of this world amazing! They have good customer service, our waiter was very accommodating. I would go back, but only when i get a good paycheck!
Great place to sit down and enjoy the surrounding – First time at Katsuya, it was on Sunday @ around 4:30pm, so it wasn't that busy yet. We were sited outside on ground level. Itt was a nice sitting outside, we were able to see the fountain, hear the jazz band that was there that day and we enjoyed the beautiful surrounding of the Americana had to offer. The staff was friendly. The food was good, but I wouldn't say is any better than any other Japanese Restaurant. I thought this place was way too Expensive for what they give you. After ordering an entree and sushi, me and my husband still felt hungry when we left but we weren't about to order more food which will probably cost us $50 more on the bill. Bottom line is, if you don't mind paying 3xs more than most Japanese Restaurant and maybe leaving still hungry, then this is a great place to eat and enjoy the surrounding. No, we would we would not go there again. Its not worth it.
still iffy – I still cant figure out if i like this restaurant or not. the food is great but the people that go here are stupid
Overcharging/cheating and expensive. – I got overcharged and do not appreciate that. The receipt I signed was less than what my credit card was charged for. Restaurant is expensive and food is definetely better than the alternative fast food but at this price I expected way more. Service above average, food, above average, price and cheating definetely impacted my trust and overall experience.
EXPENSIVE! – If you're feeling lazy (and are shopping at the Americana mall) and overly trendy, this place will do. However, hope you saved some cold hard cash, cause that you will be spending!
Recommend: Go for the Garlic Soy Albacore and the Ceviche! Good portion, good taste.
AVOID: almond crusted scallops (too many whole nuts, no scallop), AVOID: baked crab roll (TEEEEEEEEEENY TINY for 8 bucks! are you guys crazy?!)
The drinks are so so, again: $14 for miniscule martinis...don't let the waiters talk you into the "fresh pressed juices" - hmm....not that special, thanks)
Overcharged by 100% – Did lunch there with my 82 year-old mother visiting from Tokyo, my sister and my five year-old son. 11:43 a.m. according to the time printed on my receipt -- definitely NOT a dinnertime. Two mixed tempura plate came out to $36. The printed menu (confirmed by their online menu) said $10 each. They charged $18 for a grilled salmon plate. The menus said $12. The only thing they got right was kid's tempura with steak plate: $10. OK: I didn't pay attention to the price of water (Large Fiji Water, $10) but what shold have been a $50 lunch came out to be close to $100 with tip.
I have heard about a waiter at another Katsuya insisting on "omakase" (trusting someone else to order for you -- believe me, waiters are NOT qualified to order for you; only chefs are) I am inclined to think that the waiters are encouraged to overcharge or manipulate patrons to order more, seeing that the receipt suggests 18, 20 or 25% tips.
Worse: after making a smooth exit (with a grandma and a kid in the party, you would, too), I wrote to the management. No reply after a month.
Hot Spot in Glendale – Katsuya at the Americana at Brand was delicious. Ladies in the front were sweet. I definitely recommend the cucumber watermelon mojito. They make it right in front of you. Try the halibut cheek AMAZING, service is great and ambiance is beautiful. Definitely recommend it for a first date experience.
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