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Oct 8, 2007 09:35 PM

Something similar to Katsu-ya, but on the west side?

I recently had sushi at Katsu-ya in Studio City. I loved everything I had.

I was hoping they would have another location on the west side, but their website only lists places in the Valley.

Can someone please suggest a place similar to it that is located on the west side? (By similar I mean the food... I don't care about a trendy atmosphere.)

tia for any suggestions!

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  1. There's a Katsuya in Brentwood. Here's the website

    1. Similar to Katsuya on the west side, would be the Katsuya on the west side. It's on San Vicente, at Montana Ave (north side of the street)

      1. Yes to the other two people who responded to this thread. There's a Katsu-Ya in Brentwood!

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        1. re: DanaB

          Judging by their website, it looks super trendy. I wanted to take my dad someplace he would feel comfortable... If any of you have been there, what is the atmosphere like? tia.

          1. re: sugarcanejane

            It is super trendy! I don't think it shares ownership with the Studio City location, but the food is similar. Your Dad might be more comfortable at Kiriko, the food there is excellent. Perhaps you could mention a few of the dishes you particularly enjoyed so we can help you find them?

            1. re: hrhboo

              That is so nice of you.

              The stand outs for me were the spicy shrimp roll, a baked crab roll and rock shrimp tempura (a tempura shrimp in a sauce on the top of a roll). And the miso soup was great.

              1. re: hrhboo

                The owner of the original Katsu-Ya in the Valley more or less licensed the name to SBE - the corporation behind such celebrity trash heaps as Hyde, Lobby, and Area - to make these new Katsuya by Starck restaurants. They're essentially trading on the good name the original Katsu-Ya built over the years with these new Sushi Roku-Design Within Reach lovechildren.

              2. re: sugarcanejane

                As hrboo noted, it's quite trendy. The space is spare and modern, but pretty (it's nice if you go when it's light out, as the front of the restaurant is open and the restaurant feels nice and airy. When I've been there, the service has been excellent and the food good (albeit pricy -- you gotta pay for that scene). I'd take my dad there.

                If you want something less trendy, I'd look at any number of restaurants on Sawtelle. Here's a recent thread with suggestions in that area:


            2. while not entirely on the westside...the katsuya isakaya on third street is a great bet. it's across from sushi roku and exactly the same style at katsuya except with beer drinking dishes.