If you are reading this and have a passing interest in sushi, you have heard of Katsu-Ya. With locations from LA Live to Dubai, Katsu-Ya has become the universal symbol of “see and be seen” sushi. But despite its somewhat smothering presence throughout LA, its original location in Studio City is still a must for all sushi enthusiasts. Crowds are intense, but you can keep your stilettos and sugar daddies at home here. This is the stripped-down holy grail of one of the biggest names in the game.
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Little Izaka-ya By Katsu-ya
The sushi at Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya in Sherman Oaks is better than what you’d get at the Hollywood Katsuya, and about a third of the price.
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