Stopped in here earlier this week for dinner. Taking in the neighborhood, I was expecting a bevy of rail thin waifs to be overpopulating the bar, but the original Katsuya has quite a different vibe from its neighbors or even its Hollywood counterpart. The atmosphere was relaxed and very easygoing, no bumpin' club music or rush to be escorted out of the place. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food, as expected, was top notch. This time I opted for something warm and settled for the shrimp tobanyaki, which was great. They really do their hot stuff just as well as their trademark sushi (which I dabbled in, couldn't resist a scallop roll). I don't make it out to the Brentwood area often, but next time I do, I think I've found my new local spot. 5 stars.