Author: Posh Eater
A day of shopping spree in Glendale mall and the Americana at the Brand never bored me, especially with the many choices of restaurants there. Tonight I settled on dinner at Katsuya, a Japanese place that’s perfectly nestled in the middle of the open spaced mall, with the beautiful view of Americana’s dancing water fountain and it’s giant -Oscar like- golden statue. With the outstanding modern minimalist interior design by the renowned French designer Phillipe Starck, the Japanese restaurant has it’s own ultimate fine dining vibe. Katsuya has a wide range of modern American-Japanese-Korean fusion cuisine such as sushi, udon, ramen, robatayaki, etc.
Crispy Chicken Salad ($10.00): Chopped salad with crispy wonton and shredded chicken plus refreshing tangy sweet and sour dressing.
Assorted Sushi ($17.00): A variety of 10 market offerings such as Halibut, Salmon, shrimp, Tuna, Unagi, Salmon, Uni, Tamago, Albacore and Ikura.
Katsuya Roll ($14.00): Katsuya’s signature roll of salmon, tuna, snow crab, scallop, hamachi and avocado, rolled with cucumber and soy paper, served with wasabi ponzu. The sushi rice was a missing it’s firmness and in need of acidity from the rice wine vinegar (in my opinion of course). Otherwise the seafood was superb.
Rock Shrimp Tempura ($14.00): Tossed in creamy ponzu mayo atop a spicy tuna roll. Delicious shrimp filling and creamy sauce.
Americana Roll ($14.00): Shrimp tempura, spicy kanikama, avocado and cucumber roll topped with spicy albacore.
Double Hamachi Roll ($15.00): Spicy yellowtail, spicy kanikama, avocado and cucumber rolled and topped with thinly sliced yellowtail, Serrano chili and onion ponzu. A lot is going on in this sushi but the taste was explosive because of the spicy elements.
BSC Roll ($11.00): Baked creamy scallops atop a California roll. Love the tasty scallops.
Wafu Carbonara ($11.00): Smokey bacon, black pepper, ramen noodles and a soft egg. An Italian Japanese mix of saltiness, richness that will make your tongue dance with joy.
Kid’s Tempura Boat ($8.00): Yam, carrot, zucchini, onion and shrimp with 5 pieces of California roll sushi. A generous and delicious meal for the little one.
702 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
Phone: (818) 244-5900