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Katsu YA Japanese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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511 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5801
+1 920-882-4183
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The key to hibachi is the chef and I had often wondered where you get hibachi professionals in Wisconsin. Our cook was below average and while it was not bad, it did not impress as he seemed to be relatively green. They need to change the hibachi menu a bit - our entire party ordered fried rice which basically added... More 

Thank BdMorons
Appleton, Wisconsin
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191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In celebration of our wedding anniversary, my husband and I visited Katsu Ya for sushi. We chose to order and eat in the bar area where the atmosphere is relaxed, lights are low and a steady flow of patrons were in attendence. Our server, Anthony, was knowledgeable and provided fabulous suggestions in response to our questions. We went with the... More 

Thank donbo55
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the place and the food. It's just too good. Although, me and my friend he waited 10-15 mns before anyone took care of us and it wasn't even a busy night. Over than that it's a great place I would recommend all day.

Thank Yacouba S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visit Katsu Ya several times a year for birthday celebrations. It is a family favorite. On our most recent visit we were a party of 8 and enjoyed the bar and the hibachi dining. Service was exceptional, especially the chef. He was entertaining and professional. Our dinners were all cooked to perfection. We will definitely continue to make this... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Excellent bar area to wait for a table, and on the weekends there will be some waiting- which should tell you this is the place to be! Great menu choices, wonderful wait staff (ask for Tony, he's the best!), and an overall good vibe for a busy restaurant.

Thank FloydPink1
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had a fun time. Grilled our food right the table. Excellent You can get seating for large groups or just one or two. There is a Sushi Bar. Best of both worlds.

Thank June B
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very busy - but once we got to the table the chef did a great job, had a great personality and really made the night fun! food was awesome!

Thank ktbaker1
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Katsu YA is a wonderful Japanese style restaurant with many options. I have gone back time and time again and still never dissatisfied. They have tables where you may grill your own food or you can also do the hibachi where they cook it all right in front of you. Highly recommended.

Thank schleihsdrake
St. Paul
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

First time here and from the hostesses to initially the server I was suspect. SLOW I sat in the busy bar as all they had was reservations BUT once I tracked a server down it was all UPSIDE! Food came out fast. Food presentation was fantastic and the taste WOW!!! Service improved as Happy Hour slowed. Add that the atmosphere... More 

Thank BriN188
Jackson, Mississippi
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I went in with low expectations and was still disappointed. The folks at Kat su Ya have a good thing going here passing off a sub par hibachi experience as legitimate. If their patrons ever visit a hibachi restaurant, they will soon go out of business. I knew it was a mistake when they did NOT offer Yum Yum sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5801
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-882-4183

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?