Katsuya

Even slicker than the Brentwood Katsuya, this branch is more like a nightclub. The same blowups of geisha eyes and lips can be found on the walls, and sushi knives are displayed suspended in Lucite. Rooms are divided into a sushi bar, a cocktail area, and a candle-saturated dining room. Katsuya Uechi–one of only four master sushi chefs in the United States–offers pristine sushi and sashimi as well as glammed-up rolls and hot dishes like sake-steamed black cod and grilled king crab legs. The waitstaff and sushi chefs go out of their way in the friendliness department.