Katsuya – Japanese cuisine with Hollywood appeal

Katsuya is the ultimate destination to savour Japanese cuisine with a dash of Hollywood glamour. Known for its inventive style and expert execution of traditional Japanese sushi, the brand was founded through a collaboration of Master Chef Katsuya Uechi, and design icon Philippe Starck. Katsuya has become a touchstone for hip dining in Hollywood, Miami and now the Middle East.

Since its inception in 2006, Katsuya by Starck has won international acclaim from restaurant critics for its signature dishes. Enjoy the taste of your favourite dishes in Katsuya located on the ground floor in YAS Mall Abu Dhabi.

Fun fact: Katsuya’s Japanese kanji symbol “katsu” means “victory” or “to win.”

Design & ambiance originality

Created by the world’s premier luxury hotel and restaurant designer, Philippe Starck, Katsuya provides a high-end setting unlike anywhere else in the city. Every aspect of this restaurant, including its glassware, furniture and glassware, have been carefully selected in accordance with defined brand standards. Noren curtains, and the enlarged images of samurai helmets invite you into a world of precision and dedication. Starck wants you to feel the power of the samurai while also keeping it fun with the use of vibrant colors, and miniature cartoon figures that are dispersed throughout the restaurant.

With genuine excitement and vigor, every time you enter into Katsuya, you are greeted with a collective IRASHAIMASE from the team – the Japanese word for welcome.

A feast for the senses

The combination of Philippe Starck’s design elements, and Master Chef Katsuya’s balanced flavors, makes Katsuya a feast for all senses. Their collaboration produced superb talent and exacting precision of food and ambiance, which changed the face of Japanese cuisine world-wide. With specialty cocktails, robata, tempura, unique rolls, and spectacular sushi and sashimi varieties, Katsuya translates Japanese flavors for the international palate.

Among Katsuya’s menu favourites are the Bops which are served sizzling hot with a dash of truffle oil. Make sure to also try the Crispy Chicken Salad, Seared Tuna Tacos, Miso Marinated Black Cod, and Corn Crunch Roll. The food is always made-to-order, with premium quality ingredients that are sourced specifically for their kitchens. Even the mayo is imported from Japan. Katsuya is favorited by socialites and those looking for quality Japanese cuisine in a trendy ambiance.

Events and Catering

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for friends, a corporate luncheon, or an extravagant soiree, you will find the perfect setting at Katsuya Yas Mall +971 24926661


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