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izaka-ya by katsuya

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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8420 w. 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4112
+1 323-782-9536
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every item I tried at Izaka-ya was outstanding! The toro was so fresh and worth the price! It's great sushi at a more affordable price than some of its competitors. And it's in a great location. Very hip and fun! Reservations are recommended! It was packed when we arrived- after eating there I can see why!!!

Thank Bree S
Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We built our own 9 course tasting menu in three flights. Shrimp shumai Shishito peppers Tofu with soy Three sushi Halibut with lemon and salt Anago eel Horse mackerel Tempura mozzarella with crab Kabocha pumpkin Tempura vegetable Paired with red ale. We only scratched the surface of an elegant and broad menu. Love this place

Thank eastandwest11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice selection of typical izakaya foods, with friendly service. The sake selection was a bit limited.

Thank mrsirin
Beverly Hills, California
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I love this small Japanese restaurant. The variety of the menu is amazing. The service is good. Reservation is a must.

Thank Eavila
Mount Tabor, New Jersey
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I think we ordered one of everything on the menu! The quality of fish at Izaka-ya is top notch. Pair it with a sake flight for the perfect combination. You're going to wish you had a bigger table when everything comes. I would definitely return to Izaka-ya on my next trip to LA

Thank Zachary B
Vancouver, Canada
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171 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Big lunch crowd drew us to this izakaya style restaurant. Was satisfied with some of menu items which proved to be "different". This is a modern izakaya, not the traditional izakaya, with some influence, I dare say, other than Japanese. Overall, interesting, different, and tasty.

Thank Tony P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

You have to make a reservation and keep to the given time ! This restaurant is so popular that our 6 pm seating was completely full ! The service was excellent , as was the sushi and our children were delighted with the desserts !

Thank JLLetschert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Try seafood tajine! It went perfectly well with sake. And better to get reservation because this place is busy all the time.

Thank Buyoung K
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place is usually busy. It has good food, good service and isn't expensive. It isn't fancy, however, you know what you are getting and it is consistent.

Thank tiges88
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place is packed each time you walk past, definitely book or you'll wait a while...it;s so reasonably priced and the quality is excellent, a must eat place in West Hollywood, nice and casual but the food is soo good!!

Thank worldwide002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8420 w. 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9536

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?