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izaka-ya by katsuya

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££ - £££
Central L.A
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8420 w. 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA 90048
+1 323-782-9536
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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165 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Big lunch crowd drew us to this izakaya style restaurant. Was satisfied with some of menu items which proved to be "different". This is a modern izakaya, not the traditional izakaya, with some influence, I dare say, other than Japanese. Overall, interesting, different, and tasty.

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Thank Tony P
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to make a reservation and keep to the given time ! This restaurant is so popular that our 6 pm seating was completely full ! The service was excellent , as was the sushi and our children were delighted with the desserts !

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Thank JLLetschert
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try seafood tajine! It went perfectly well with sake. And better to get reservation because this place is busy all the time.

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Thank Buyoung K
Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is usually busy. It has good food, good service and isn't expensive. It isn't fancy, however, you know what you are getting and it is consistent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place is packed each time you walk past, definitely book or you'll wait a while...it;s so reasonably priced and the quality is excellent, a must eat place in West Hollywood, nice and casual but the food is soo good!!

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Thank worldwide002
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

As a midwesterner, I always try and get sushi when I'm on the west coast. This one ranks with the 2-3 best I've had. Expensive, and crowded, but they do have a fabulous "first ten customers" special at lunch where there are 17 items for ~ $11.

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Thank Barry B
London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stumbled across this place whilst out walking - not something you do too much in LA! It looked good from the outside and we were hungry there and then. We took a chance and I'm glad we did. The food was excellent. The staff were good too and the chef's were all Japanese. Lot's of locals - always a... More 

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Thank mrkencho
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A great food experience is the right mix of location, food and management. There is nothing that I hate more than deciding not to visit anymore a restaurant with great food because of poor management. Unfortunately that was the case of Izaka-ya of katsuya. During last year too many times happened that I decided to pass on some behaviors of... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had to wait for almost an hour, but it was more than worth it. Some of the best sushi we ever had, perhaps even the best. We sat at the bar, which enabled us to see the five chefs at work. A great sight! Very friendly, efficient and quick service, notwithstanding the fact that the restaurant was filled until... More 

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Thank Simon K
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had dinner at the Izaka-Ya last weekend, and it was by far the best sushi I've had for a very long time! We were a group of 4 and ordered several house specials, as well as classic rolls and we were impressed by the freshness and quality of the tuna/salmon. Taro our waiter gave us great recommendations for what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8420 w. 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9536

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?