We had company who’d never been to Los Angeles in town this weekend and wanted to take him somewhere “sceney” without delving into the depths of hell that is Katsuya Hollywood.  To get some great sushi while still catching a little bit of the LA glitz, we headed to West Hollywood’s Katana.

After taking the elevator upstairs to the restaurant, we were greeted by a beautiful hostess and taken through the crowded restaurant full of pretty people. It was a Friday night, so there were lots of single girls and guys as well as cozy couples out for date night. After being seated our waiter came by and suggested a great cold sake for the table. We perused the menu and cheers’ed to our friend’s first west coast visit.

We ordered an array of different things for the table and some of the stand outs were crab dynamite roll, aspara niu maki (filet mignon wrapped asparagus with soy mirlin sauce), tori gyuza (chicken pot stickers with cilantro ponzu, and, of course, the Katana roll.

We felt we did a job well done seeing as our visitor was happily stuffed, tipsy, and impressed with the Los Angeles scenery. So, the only thing left to do was roll out in our Bentley to Soho House.


8439 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069


When heading out to the “scene” on Sunset, what should a dashing diva like yourself wear? Deflect from all the sparkles and sequins in something sexy yet understated:

Ella Moss Bardot Dress, $144

Forever 21 Chunky Knit Beret, $6.80

Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon Wedge Lace Up Bootie, $995

The Limited Cashmere Infinity Scarf, $78

Alexander McQueen Faithful Satchel, $1,175