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Katsuya Glendale

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(30 Reviews)

702 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

(818) 244-5900

Today: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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General Info

·         Katsuya Glendale features the dynamic pairing of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. Located on the most central corner of ‘The Americana at Brand’ complex and overlooking the promenade and a large-scale ‘dancing’ foundation, the restaurant resembles a Japanese pagoda with a two-level interior connected by a grandiose helical steel staircase. The all-wood interior of the main ding room-which resides on the second level-features bold illuminated photographs of a mesmerizing Geisha and four large black Noren curtains featuring a central sushi bar. Katsuya Glendale’s outdoor patios on both floors include banquette seating, couches, misters and radiant heated floors for year-round dining. For the late-night guests, Katsuya Glendale is open for music, cocktails and dancing.

Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Payment method
visa, amex
Price Range
City Center
Japanese Restaurants, Restaurants, Sushi Bars
Other Information

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Wi-Fi: Free

Parking: Garage, Validated

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Tawny P.



We accidentally went here first thinking it was the same as K Ramen and ordered gyoza before noticing. The server was super understanding and brought our gyoza upstairs to us. The gyoza was fantastic! I'll have to come back and order a full meal next time. Beautiful atmosphere.

Matthew R.



Really good sushi. Love the rock shrimp appetizer. Met friends coming through from out-of-town for dinner and we sat on the patio and it was really nice. Good service and they dealt with our friends' over-active kids in a good manner.

Stephen C.


Overpriced for meh sushi

The prices are way too high for nice to unexciting sushi. But you're paying for their high rent at the Americana. OK for people watching and definitely the healthiest food in the mall.



Great Location!

I love Katsuya and have been to their other locations in Hollywood, Brentwood and LA Live and this was my first time at the Glendale location.

The food was amazing as usual, but what I really liked was the outdoor seating. The upstairs patio really made a great lunch experience after shopping at the mall.

I also really liked this place because it was less crowded than the other locations and the atmosphere felt much more casual. It was a nice mix up but with the same great menu.

Also the staff was extremely friendly and fun. This is a must stop for me next time I'm in Glendale!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cool, hip sushi joint!

My boyfriend took me here last night for our anniversary; Good job boyfriend! He knows my taste: hip, edgy, trendy, and japanese culture is a plus! I loved the geisha wall art the most, and the different styles of seating around the tables were so cool. I love shrimp so I ordered the Rock Shrimp Tempura Roll, and it was so tasty, albeit a little too big to fit in my mouth all at once! For dessert we shared the chocolate ""lover"" cake, which seemed appropriate for the occasion :) It was sinfully delicious and moist!
All in all it was a great anniversary dinner for us, a perfect night!



Provided by Citysearch - 
great sushi!

I just got back from my third time here! it's so good! The wait staff is very helpful with helping you pick the right dish for you. I got the sunset roll and it was AMAZING!!! Also a great view of the fountain water show!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Innovative Japanese

The atmosphere is great. It is very upscale. The portions tend to be somewhat small. The cuisine is innovative. But for Glendale it is a very expensive restaurant.



Provided by Citysearch - 
great food, a little pricey

I probably like this place because this is where my boyfriend and i had our first date, but I love the vibe it had. We sat outside and it was beautiful. The food was great, but very small portions. The desert platter was out of this world amazing! They have good customer service, our waiter was very accommodating. I would go back, but only when i get a good paycheck!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place to sit down and enjoy the surrounding

First time at Katsuya, it was on Sunday @ around 4:30pm, so it wasn't that busy yet. We were sited outside on ground level. Itt was a nice sitting outside, we were able to see the fountain, hear the jazz band that was there that day and we enjoyed the beautiful surrounding of the Americana had to offer. The staff was friendly. The food was good, but I wouldn't say is any better than any other Japanese Restaurant. I thought this place was way too Expensive for what they give you. After ordering an entree and sushi, me and my husband still felt hungry when we left but we weren't about to order more food which will probably cost us $50 more on the bill. Bottom line is, if you don't mind paying 3xs more than most Japanese Restaurant and maybe leaving still hungry, then this is a great place to eat and enjoy the surrounding. No, we would we would not go there again. Its not worth it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
still iffy

I still cant figure out if i like this restaurant or not. the food is great but the people that go here are stupid



Provided by Citysearch - 
Overcharging/cheating and expensive.

I got overcharged and do not appreciate that. The receipt I signed was less than what my credit card was charged for. Restaurant is expensive and food is definetely better than the alternative fast food but at this price I expected way more. Service above average, food, above average, price and cheating definetely impacted my trust and overall experience.



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If you're feeling lazy (and are shopping at the Americana mall) and overly trendy, this place will do. However, hope you saved some cold hard cash, cause that you will be spending!
Recommend: Go for the Garlic Soy Albacore and the Ceviche! Good portion, good taste.
AVOID: almond crusted scallops (too many whole nuts, no scallop), AVOID: baked crab roll (TEEEEEEEEEENY TINY for 8 bucks! are you guys crazy?!)
The drinks are so so, again: $14 for miniscule martinis...don't let the waiters talk you into the ""fresh pressed juices"" - hmm....not that special, thanks)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Overcharged by 100%

Did lunch there with my 82 year-old mother visiting from Tokyo, my sister and my five year-old son. 11:43 a.m. according to the time printed on my receipt -- definitely NOT a dinnertime. Two mixed tempura plate came out to $36. The printed menu (confirmed by their online menu) said $10 each. They charged $18 for a grilled salmon plate. The menus said $12. The only thing they got right was kid's tempura with steak plate: $10. OK: I didn't pay attention to the price of water (Large Fiji Water, $10) but what shold have been a $50 lunch came out to be close to $100 with tip.

I have heard about a waiter at another Katsuya insisting on ""omakase"" (trusting someone else to order for you -- believe me, waiters are NOT qualified to order for you; only chefs are) I am inclined to think that the waiters are encouraged to overcharge or manipulate patrons to order more, seeing that the receipt suggests 18, 20 or 25% tips.

Worse: after making a smooth exit (with a grandma and a kid in the party, you would, too), I wrote to the management. No reply after a month.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Dining at Katsuya Glendale was phenomenal! First off- the tall brunette hostess could not have been more lovely and hospitable. We were seated within minutes of our reservation and had a gorgeous fountain view. Our server was attentive, well informed, and guided us through our dining experience. We started with a Burning Mandarin- delish. The rock shrimp tempura is a must have!!! Strongly recommend for an after movie dinner.