Welcome to Katsuya!
Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavours for international palates.
His accolades, combined with the sleek setting and fabulous service, have made Katsuya a celebrity favourite and one of OpenTable’s 50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.
Chef Katsuya Uechi
As one of only four Master Sushi Chefs in Los Angeles, Chef Katsuya Uechi brings over three decades of culinary artistry and restaurant operation experience to sbe.
Born in Japan, Uechi operates numerous restaurants including sbe’s highly successful Katsuya brand.
Katsuya is widely considered a piece of pop culture in North America and sbe has announced the highly anticipated international expansion of three Katsuya by S+ARCK locations.
Known for his distinctive style and first-rate execution of high quality traditional sushi, Uechi is recognised as one of the major style setters in the world of Japanese cuisine and was recently named Chef of the Year by Angeleno magazine.
Selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2007, Chef Uechi’s Brentwood location has been deemed “one of the most exciting restaurants to open in Los Angeles in years” by Food & Wine magazine and is a favourite among Hollywood Elite.
In addition to his partnership with sbe, Chef Uechi owns and operates three sushi bars, including Sushi Katsu-Ya in Studio City and Encino and Izakaya in Los Angeles, which are often ranked top favourites among Angelenos.