When one of Hollywood’s favorite restaurants landed in Kuwait, it became an instant hit. Zagat critics, and their devout following, frequent Katsuya for their innovative dishes and refined dining experience. Merging succulent foods with exquisite design, Katsuya by Starck is always serving Hollywood glamour with every bite. An echoing choir of “Irashaimase” always greets you as you walk to your seat, and the staff are friendly and bubbly at all times. And now, Katsuya brings you a classic with a twist, the delectable and legendary bento box.
There is an immediate sense of power when walking into the restaurant with Starck’s blend of samurais and bento boxes, while the furniture eases you into a natural beauty of wood and stone to transmit you from the mall to a memorable culinary experience. The staff’s knowledge of the menu is spectacular and their recommendations are always spot on. With five different kitchens in the establishment, there is sure to be something there for everyone. If you fancy a roll, opt for the delicious Hollywood Roll or the Rainbow Roll and sit back and enjoy. If sushi isn’t what you’re going for then may we suggest the steaming hot Mushroom BOP. A Korean delicacy, the BOP is an appetizing steamed rice pot with a sweet soy and mushroom sauce.
Continuing to create an experience specifically tailored for the Kuwaiti market, Katsuya keeps giving its diners the refined sushi experience they expect. From genius concoctions to sip on, to inspired bites that take over your senses, Katsuya have perfected the fusion of Far East-meets-West-meets-Middle East in each creation. Like the Edamame Hummus created by blending organic greens with tahini and spices, topped with olives and tomatoes and served with grilled pita bread, to create a lighter and creamier version of the traditional Arab dish. For a taste of Chef Katsuya Uechi’s creativity in merging flavors, try one of their signature dishes. Each one is bound to jumpstart your appetite and prep you for an even greater culinary experience. Our choice is always the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna signature dish. If something else catches your fancy, you’re guaranteed popping flavors that compliment one another. If you are looking for tuna, but would rather stick to something a little more traditional, try the Spicy Albacore Sashimi with Crispy Onion, an expertly prepared tuna sashimi topped with shoestring onions that make this fish absolutely divine.
Boasting five kitchens that include plenty of warm dishes, as well as Robata (Japanese charcoal grill), for those who are uneasy about an uncooked meal or just don’t have a taste for sushi, Katsuya offers you a range of gastronomic options. For a true glimpse into the spectacular culinary art of Chef Katsuya, go for the dishes in the menu that are inscribed in a box. Like the Miso-Marinated Black Cod which is marinated for 48 hours in sweet white miso and mirin, and then broiled to perfection. The result, a buttery cod full of a wonderful contrast of sweet and sour tastes, perfection! If fish isn’t for you, then the Wagyu Filet with Foie Gras is sure to hit the spot. Its succulent goodness is guaranteed to melt in your mouth with every bite. For an extra oomph, try out one of the highlighted dishes, and if they’re in a box then don’t even think twice!
If you find yourself unable to choose a dish, why not go for Katsuya’s latest offering, the Bento Box. Brought to us from Chef Katsuya’s very own favorite list, the Bento Box options are his dishes of choice presented to you all at once. Three chic Bento Box selections are carefully crafted for you to choose from. A true exploration into Chef Katsuya’s finest amalgamations, the Bento Boxes will soon be your favorite uniquely designed dining experience at incredibly competitive prices. The Bento Boxes are named after three monumentally famous places in America, “Miami Fever,” “Hollywood’s Most Wanted,” and the “Viva Las Vegas” box. Not only that, they also represent prominent Katsuya locations. The staples in all three choices are the Classic Miso Soup, four pieces of California Roll, and the Crispy Chicken Salad. The rest of the box is filled with a different selection of goodies depending on the box you choose. But the “Viva Las Vegas” comes with Katsuya’s super yummy Double Chocolate Lava Cake.
As value meals, the Bento Boxes are a spectacular way to sample several Katsuya favorites without breaking the bank, or your stomach. Be warned, the boxes aren’t meant for sharing, so order separately for each person. They’re perfectly constructed to give you a very rounded meal that will leave you light yet extremely satisfied in the end. So whether you’re going for the definitive Japanese experience, or are looking for the hippest place in town, Katsuya continues to be the ultimate dining destination.