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Katsu-ya Encino?

boogiebaby Jan 13, 2011 03:44 PM

Anyone been recently? Was thinking of going this weekend, courtesy of my boss. Any suggestions, recommendations?


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  1. Servorg RE: boogiebaby Jan 14, 2011 05:31 AM

    I recall the spicy tuna on crispy rice being very good. Very generous of your boss. Hope you'll come back and report how it was.

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    1. re: Servorg
      loblaw RE: Servorg Jan 14, 2011 08:41 AM

      I was just there this week also courtesy of someone else.
      Its not exceptional but you could do worse.
      I would stick with their signature dishes and not expect any exceptional pieces of nigiri.
      I ordered bluefin tuna which was on special and it was very sinewy, and there was a white line right done the middle of both pieces in plain sight that they obviously didnt bother to trim out, on top of that it did not taste good. Their regular tuna is of course the really bright pinkish one. The spicy tuna on crispy rice was good, as well as the yellowtail sashimi with jalepeno.But again.. dont expect the best quality fish and I personally would not go there on my own dime.

      I guess what im steering towards is telling you to order dishes that mask the quality of the fish.

    2. boogiebaby RE: boogiebaby Jan 14, 2011 09:44 AM

      Thanks for the info. I'm going to start a new thread to ask for other suggestions, so if you have any, please share! :)

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        miwine RE: boogiebaby Jan 14, 2011 10:01 AM

        Asenabo, studio city.

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          loblaw RE: miwine Jan 14, 2011 03:12 PM

          I think you mean Asanebo

          11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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            Tripeler RE: loblaw Jan 14, 2011 04:27 PM

            I was going to go there, but didn't manage to wake up in time.

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              carter RE: Tripeler Jan 14, 2011 05:04 PM

              You have to wake up in time to get to the ATM before you go, or make sure your cards have plenty of credit left!!!
              And Nozawa might be another in Studio City, M-F only.

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