Katsuya Labels L.A. #1 on U.S. Sushi Scene

Katsuya Uechi
Katsuya Uechi Photo: Hadley Tomicki

“If sushi chefs in Japan are a 10, I think the chefs in the U.S. are a 3 to 4. But Los Angeles is the number one sushi city in the U.S. Some people say New York, but L.A. is better.” — Katsuya Uechi, in the new issue of Los Angeles magazine, where the chef sounds off on his acceptance of sushi purists and why he doesn’t think guests should buy beer for their sushi chefs. [Earlier]