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“Great sushi but very noisy”

izaka-ya by katsuya
Ranked #245 of 9,954 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
New Hampshire
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great sushi but very noisy”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I would have given this five stars but it is so noisy you find yourself shouting to your dinner companions. But the food is wonderful. One of their specialties is albacore sashimi with black truffles in garlic sauce. They should bottle the sauce and sell it, they'd make a fortune. I have been there 3 times and although we have varied the other dishes we always start with that sashimi. All the fish is fresh and tasty and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Last time I thought the scallops particularly good

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Can't understand the hype on this one”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I had some hand rolls and a beer here. The quality of the fish was second rate, at best. Noisy. Nice service, though. Wouldn't give this a second chance.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Edwers
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Campbell River
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply AMAZING”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We ate here our first night in LA and it was just simply amazing. We let Heather (waitress) guide our order and she was very helpful. Everything we ordered was very tasty and we will eat there again the next time we are in town. We ordered their more popular plates and they are popular for a reason....very good.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Curtis W
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Pegram, TN
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392 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Excellent all around”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I can't say enough positive things about this place. AMAZING sushi of all kinds, cool vibes, lots of beautiful people, but without being too pretentious. The ONLY negative, is that it is a loud place. But thats what happens when you get a small room full of happy people! It's not super-cheap (our bill for 4 was $350 pre-tip) but we tried SO many kinds of sushi, sashimi and rolls and for this fresh product was well worth it. Our server Akemi was a gracious host and all of her recommendations were spot on. Will def. come here again!

  • Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sushi”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Terrific food. Nice variety. I even tried new items, all fresh and tasty.
Small and a bit noisy. Sat so close to the next table that I thought we should talk to them.

Visited February 2013
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Thank 14Sunshine7
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