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katsuya encino - blah

adelly Dec 20, 2006 04:42 AM

i always hear of katsuya as being really good, so i tried the one in encino since i was in training in the building across it. their lunch sets are a real bargain but the sushi was really disappointing!! whats up with that??? is the one in studio city the one that's good?

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    zack Dec 20, 2006 04:53 AM

    the one in studio city is "blah" as well as super crowded.

    1. SauceSupreme Dec 20, 2006 05:36 PM

      A lot of people swear by Katsuya. I've never figured out what the big deal was.

      My favorite sushi joint at the moment is Shibuya in Calabasas.

      1. adelly Dec 21, 2006 04:47 AM

        so i guess u shouldnt make a field trip out to studio city just to try it. that's one off my list.

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          zack Dec 21, 2006 05:12 AM

          the few spots worthy of your trip out to sushi row in studio city are: tama, asanebo, nozawa. just do the research and know what to expect before going to these places (style, cost, etc).

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          piyopiyo Dec 21, 2006 06:29 PM

          Try Sushi 4 on 6 in the Office Depot plaza across the street (in the back corner). Their lunch specials are around $11 which is pricey but the sushi is really first rate and they give you a ton of food. It's actually a bargain because their regular menu is $$$ and it's the same fish. Regarding Katsu-ya Encino, I agree that the lunch specials are pretty blah, but I think they focus on the creative sushi/specials like spicy tuna on rice cake, etc. I like the Studio City location, but I've never had the lunch specials there.

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