Katsu-Ya Sushi Restaurant In Encino, California
Sushi Katsu-Ya Encino is an authentic Japanese restaurant and Sushi Bar situated in the sun-filled community of Encino, California, just off Ventura Boulevard. It’s just down the street from our dental practice so feel free to stop by after your dental appointment. If you don’t have an Encino dentist yet, feel free to give us a call 🙂
Katsu-ya is a casual venue with comfortable seating, high ceilings, and lots of natural light. The minimalist style of its understated location allows the attention to be focused on the quality and artistry of the food prepared in the true Japanese style by our professional chefs.
Guests are treated to a wide array of culinary delights on a comprehensive menu that includes special dishes such as Kobe-style beef steak, Sushi Katsu-Ya, Cajun-style Halibut Cheek, and Crispy Vegetable Tempura. In keeping with the iconic Katsu-Ya sushi bar in Studio City that started the innovative ‘sushi craze’ in Los Angeles, the signature dishes and high-quality fish delivered by our professional sushi chefs at Katsu-Ya Encino are just as superb.
Driving Directions from Katsu-Ya to Encino Dental Care
Here’s how you can get from Sushi Katsu-Ya Encino to Dr. Linda Makuta’s dental practice.
Katsu-Ya Encino History
For many years Chef Katsuya Uechi has been bringing Japanese culinary artistry to restaurants all over the world with his distinctive style and execution of high quality, authentic Japanese cuisine. Born in Okinawa, Japan, he completed his apprenticeship in cities like Tokyo, Okinawa, and Osaka before venturing overseas to the United States. He started working in restaurants in Los Angeles in 1984 as a classically trained chef. In 1997 he opened his first Katsu-Ya restaurant in Studio City. With his inventive combination of Japanese and California cuisine, he soon won a loyal following. His inspired dishes like crispy rice and spicy tuna were skilfully created from a combination of Japanese and California dishes.
In 2003 Katsuya Uechi opened his modern, Zen-inspired KOI Restaurant in West Hollywood that quickly earned him great reviews and large crowds. Soon after that, he opened his second Katsu-Ya restaurant in Encino that also turned out to be an immediate success.
In 2006 he formed a successful partnership with the global hospitality and entertainment company, SBE. In collaboration with SBE, he has been able to share his vision for Japanese cuisine all over the world and in 2007 the Angelino Magazine named him ‘Chef of the Year’. In the same year, Katsu-Ya was selected as one of the best restaurants in 2007 by Travel + Leisure.
Today Chef Katsuya Uechi is recognized as a major trendsetter in the world of Japanese cuisine and is one of only 4 Master Sushi Chefs in LA. He has featured on several cooking shows including Top Chef and the Japanese documentary – ‘Kono Nihonjin g sugoi rashii. Brand New Japan’.
One of the problems Chef Katsuya faced as the business grew was finding and training chefs for his restaurants. Most of the young chefs in America came from different countries and did not have any knowledge about sushi and the basic rules of culinary hygiene it required. Realizing the need for a place where chefs can be taught in a logical way how to prepare Japanese cuisine, together with Mr. Kanai, founder of Mutual Trading, he started a sushi school in Los Angeles where chefs are taught the basics of Japanese cuisine and how to make sushi.
Katsu-Ya Encino Menu
Their most popular dishes include:
– Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna
– Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno
– Sautéed Garlic Albacore Sashimi with Shaved Truffle
– Seared Spicy Albacore with Crispy Onions
– Crispy Sesame Tuna
– Spicy Tuna Crab Cone
– Creamy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura
Katsu-Ya Encino Reservations
Katsu-Ya Encino is located at
16542 Ventura Blvd (at Hayvenhurst Ave),
Encino, CA 91436
Be sure to call them first to make reservations. They same applies for all Japanese restaurants in the area, such as the Benihana Encino restaurant.
They are open for lunch from Monday to Friday between 11.30 am and 2.00 pm and between 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm on Saturdays.
Dinner is served from Mondays to Thursdays from 5.30 to 10.00 pm and on Fridays between 5.30 pm and 10.30 pm.
On Saturdays, they are open from 5.00 pm until 10.30 pm and on Sundays from 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm.
Katsu-Ya Encino Kids Menu
Katsu-Ya is a family-oriented restaurant and we love to cater for kids. Their salmon-wrapped lollipops are very popular and our staff is very patient with little ones. Their specials of the day are always a great choice but you can also allow our servers to guide you on a culinary adventure full of surprises.