Katsuya in Laguna Beach

Adding a compelling new dimension to the Laguna Beach dining scene, sbe Restaurant Group, an industry leader in creating, developing and operating award-winning restaurant concepts, had its grand opening of Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach.

To honor the Grand Opening, sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian and local investment partners including All-Pro quarterback Mark Sanchez, film producer Jon Peters and prominent Orange County business leaders Jared Pobre, Chris Jones, Navin Narang, Robert Roman and Robert Polak hosted a celebration at the restaurant for the Laguna Beach community.“It’s a great honor to join the Laguna Beach community and share the Katsuya by S+ARCK experience,” said Nazarian.  “Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach has been years in the making and we’re looking forward to becoming an active member of what’s already know as one of the most culturally engaging communities on the West Coast.  Additionally, partnering with an incredible local investment team only reinforces why we made it a priority to bring Katsuya by S+ARCK to Laguna Beach.”

Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach represents the sixth collaboration between Nazarian, world-renowned creator and designer, Philippe S+ARCK and Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi. Complementing the area’s rich culture, lifestyle, and what’s widely considered one of the most scenic beach destinations in North America, Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach will blend award-winning cuisine with an enlivening, design-driven aesthetic and welcoming atmosphere. Located just south of historic downtown, Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach is situated on South Coast Highway and provides an ideal setting for indoor-outdoor, family-friendly dining.  Additional highlights at Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach include traditional Japanese Robata selections prepared over an open flame and a delicious kid’s menu.  Beginning July 25, Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach opened for lunch.

“As with each Katsuya by S+ARCK restaurant, we’ve worked closely with Philippe S+ARCK and our development team to create a space that is both sophisticated and inviting, and complements the community,” said Matt Erickson, Vice President of the sbe Restaurant Group.  “And to honor Laguna Beach, Chef Katsuya has created a couple of signature menu items inspired by the area and its distinct culture.”

The sophisticated, stimulating, yet comfortable approach of Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach creates an alluring ambiance that represents a chic and casual celebration of food and drink. The Katsuya by S+ARCK restaurants comprise a collection of top Zagat rated sushi restaurants, offering a menu of innovative sushi and traditional Japanese dishes uniquely adapted for the American palate.  Complementing the cuisine, Katsuya by S+ARCK’s award-winning cocktail program focuses on balanced and approachable drinks made from the highest quality ingredients.


In addition to the Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach, sbe recently announced the upcoming launch of Katsuya by S+ARCK in Miami at the SLS Hotel at South Beach, and Katsuya by S+ARCK Houston, which are both set to open early 2012. In related news, the sbe Restaurant Group was recently recognized for having five restaurants on OpenTable’s “Top Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.” list, with three of those being Katsuya by S+ARCK locations.


Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach was developed in collaboration with architects Morris Skenderian & Associates. The Katsuya by S+ARCK Laguna Beach Grand Opening event was presented in collaboration with Irvine BMW and Bacardi.

Here are just a few of the savory and beautifully presented dishes enjoyed at Katsuya Laguna Beach and the setting couldn’t be more beautiful!

For more information, please visit sbe.com.


858 South Coast Highway

Laguna Beach, CA  92651



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