For Goodness Sake



By Ida Rosenberg / Photo By Brevin Blach

Katsuya San Diego’s fresh new menu is the reel deal, offering exquisite sushi selections prepared with line-caught fish. Preparation of the new, Japanese- inspired dishes, like the sliders pictured here, adheres to master chef Katsuya Uechi’s rigorous standards.


“I want everyone in the city to taste our delicious sliders, so we’re inviting everyone to come try one... on the house.”-  Katsuya Executive Chef Alex Becker w

While these new flavors cater to expensive tastes, Katsuya regulars are sure not to mind that the new menu reflects a surprisingly lower price point for cuisine of this caliber (entrees are $17 to $23; appetizers are $8 to $15; specialty sushi rolls are $11 to $16).

“It’s our one-year anniversary,” says Executive Chef Alex Becker, “and we’re excited to be serving a whole new lineup of seafood, robata [Japanese barbecue] and a variety of other dishes including hanger steak teriyaki and Wagyu ribeye.”

To celebrate the restaurant’s birthday, Becker says Katsuya San Diego is giving gifts to their customers. “I want everyone in the city to taste our delicious sliders,” he says, “so we’re inviting everyone to come try one... on the house.”

Good thing for Katsuya, Becker runs the kitchen, not the cash register.

Nonetheless, the offer remains on the table (and at the sushi bar): stop in to Katsuya any day of the week in August from 5 to 7 p.m. for a complimentary Teriyaki Portobello, Wagyu Beef, Spicy Pork Belly or Shrimp Croquette slider.

Katsuya assures this delectable offering comes with no purchase necessary, but it’s hard to imagine passing up cold sake on a hot summer evening. As they say in Japan (especially when toasting sake glasses): Kampai!

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600 F Street, Gaslamp