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Katsuya was born in small Miyako island, a part of Okinawa, Japan. He grew up in Naha, capital city of Okinawa. After graduating from Osaka Tsuji Culinary School, went on as apprentice in Osaka and Tokyo as well as working at a first class Okinawa restaurant. In 1984 he moved to U.S. with his wife. After working as a chief chef in Los Angeles local restaurants, decided to become independent. Ventura Blvd in Los Angeles is called "Sushi Ginza" otherwise known as "Sushi Corner" and is highly competitive. Katsu-Ya received high praises for his original Sushi creations. By word of mouth, the reputation spread all over the city. Hollywood Celebrity such as Cameron Diaz and professional athletes became his many regulars. In 2006 Katsu-Ya received highest score from professional restaurant critique publication Zagat. He analyzed eating habits of American public and stepped outside of what is considered to be Japanese cuisine, mixed with California style cuisine. He is responsible for setting a fire to a new Sushi Trend which many other restaurant followed suit. Katsu-Ya is respected among his peers for this accomplishment. In 2007 he was invited by CIA in Napa, CA to give demonstration at their "Rise of Asia" event. Katsuya not only is an accomplished chef but possess keen sense as a business man. Starting in local Los Angeles area, he has an expansion plan to develop other states and Japan.
|1997||1st "Katsu-ya" Studio City, CA opened by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2003||Produced "Koi" West Hollywood, CA.|
|2004||2nd "Katsu-ya" Encino, CA opened by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2006||Jun||1st "KATSUYA" by Starck, Brentwood, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|Produced "Hyde" lounge Hollywood, CA.|
|2007||Feb||1st "The Izakay-ya by Katsu-ya" opened West Los Angeles, CA by Katsu-ya Group.|
|Oct||2nd "KATSUYA" by Starck, Hollywood, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|2008||May||3rd "KATSUYA" by Starck, Glendale, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|Jun||1st Okinawa cuisine restaurant "Ton ton mi" Kawasaki Japan, opened by Katsu-ya Group Japan.|
|Sep||Sushi Institute of America, Los Angeles, CA, opened with Mutual Trading Co.|
|Dec||1st "Kiwami" Studio City, CA opened by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2009||Jul||4th "KATSUYA" by Starck, Los Angeles, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|2010||Jan||2nd "The Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya" opened Manhattan Beach, CA by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2011||Jun||5th "KATSUYA" by Stark, Laguna Beach, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|Aug||Katsu-ya Factory Commissary opened by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2012||Feb||6th "KATSUYA" by Stark, San Diego, CA opened with SBE Group.|
|Mar||7th "KATSUYA "by Stark, Houston, TX opened with SBE Group.|
|Jun||8th "KATSUYA"by Stark, South Beach, FL opened with SBE Group.|
|Jul||1st "The Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya" Sherman Oaks, CA opened by Katsu-ya Group.|
|2013||May||3rd "Katsu-ya" Northridge, CA opened by Katsu-ya Group.|