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Izaka-Ya by Katsu-Ya

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1133 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5331
+1 310-796-1888
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cebu City, Philippines
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194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

They have an early bird special that should not be missed, but you have to be physically in line for the first 15 tickets for the 11:30 am opening. It includes a sashimi plate, a sushi plate, an udon bowl, and a salad, all for only $10.00. It is a very busy restaurant.

1 Thank Bing M
Zionsville, Indiana
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The sushi was incredible. We ordered pretty much everything on the menu and just ate buffet style. Everything was incredible and the prices were very reasonable. The staff was fun and friendly. Great place for business, family or date night. I can't recommend one item on the menu because we pretty much ate the entire menu and loved everything.

Thank TheSmileyNP
Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Had come here for lunch as a recommendation from a friend and it was fabulous! The fish was fresh, selection spectacular (take a look at the daily specials page), and great service! The toro special we had was fabulous and for $32, it was actually decently priced. The sashimi lunch was well underpriced for something so good. I can rave... More 

Thank Haids L
Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Yummy sushi in a fun atmosphere. Service is pretty good and located in a great spot in Manhattan beach.

Thank BnRadventures2015
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Despite its above average Trip Advisor reviews, everything at Izaka-Ya was average at best. Service was quick but robotic. The owner put food on the tables (including the wrong order in my case), but never engaged customers while I was there. Menu was sparse and unexciting. No happy hour specials during the work week. Very loud due to poor acoustics.... More 

Thank texas_zippy
Princeton, NJ
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138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The servers had a little bit of an attitude and just threw the food on the table. What saves the restaurant is that the price for sushi is incredibly reasonable. While some of the rolls fell apart, everything tasted delicious. Good for a casual reasonably priced meal with friends as long as the noise and service don't bother you.

Thank susannTheGo
Manhattan Beach, CA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

As the cut-off time gets earlier, we arrived here at 10:30, early enough to be 3rd and 4th today on 7/1. By 10:48, the line counts 15. The restaurant opens at 11:30 and the numbers are given around 10:20. However, this special lunch is so value. Bring a book to read while you are waiting in line!

Thank Mary C
Redondo Beach, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Izaka-Ya is a a very popular restaurant in Manhattan Beach and always crowded. At 11:15 AM the line forms for the opening at 11:30. I have a good fiend who was born and raised in Tokyo. she and another friend decided to try Izaka-Ya as her favorite place The Uni Club had just closed. We arrived for our 5:30 Pm... More 

Thank olights
Torrance, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Fresh clean authentic Japanese food with great service. Small restaurant so try to make a reservation .

Thank petangerie2
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the lunch time set meal at $14.50. It was the best meal I had on my holidays. Fresh, beautifully prepared, delicious, best value for money. The service was impeccable too. We will definitely return on future visits. An absolute gem in wonderful Manhattan beach

Thank Sabie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-796-1888

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