Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Matsuhisa vs. Katsuya - Los Angeles

Actually... these 2 of my favorite Japanese restaurants in LA are just incomparable!

Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills is one of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's original and most traditional restaurants and has remained consistent over its 27 years of existence. The top quality of ingredients create the most delectable Japanese and Peruvian fusion delicacies. I first went to the Matsuhisa restaurant in Mykonos a couple of summers ago and it was love at first sight!

Katusya's lively vibe on the other hand, could be compared to the one at Nobu Berkley restaurant in London.
It's a lively place where excellent Japanese fusion meets modern design from non other than Philippe Starck.
This is the number 1 restaurant I recommend in LA for japanese food lovers like me and in the 3 weeks that we were there, we went there about 5 times!! 
 They now opened a few branches around town but for me the best one is always the one in Brentwood. 
If there are any readers from Dubai, Katsuya recently opened a branch at the Dubai Mall.

Here are a few pictures of my favorite and recommended dishes at both restaurants:


*Tuna Sushi*

*Yellowtail & Jalapeno*

*Kobe beef tacos*

*New style salmon sashimi*

*Toro tartare with caviar*

*Green tea & strawberry mochi ice cream*


*Rock shrimp tempura roll*

*Dynamite Lobster*


*Yellowtail & Jalapeno*

*Hamachi toro tartare with caviar and salmon roe on crispy wonton*

*Spicy tuna on crispy rice*

*Baked crab roll*

*John Travolta sitting next to our table in Katsuya a couple of years ago!*


  1. Everything looks delicious! I love sushi, we pretty much eat it once a week. Very cool photo with John Travolta. /Madison

  2. I adore Nobu/Matsuhisa restaurants & have visited many of them across the world - if there's one where I'm going I have to visit!! These photos are making me want it now!!!!!
    Happy Wednesday M.E xoxo

  3. oh wow this looks incredible! I would love either as both sound lovely and it's LA! I haven't been to LA but have to NYC and they had amazing places to eat there too. I am feeling super hungry now!


  4. I'm totally drooling and I just had lunch. I really enjoy Nobu in NYC and you've reminded me that I haven't been there in awhile.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. I would definitely check one of these restaurants out next time I'm in LA.

  6. WOW! This food looks really delicious! Love your pictures!

    Lovely greets


  7. I didn't know there was a Katsuya in dubai Mall. I shall look out for it on my next trip. Delicous food photos - the beef tacos and the spicy tuna look particularly appetising!

  8. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! Yum!

  9. would love to try the Kobe beef tacos!