Bottoms Up! Video
The restaurant interior, a Philipe Starck design, boosts several oversized sexy photos of female lips and eyes, a sleek modern (see-and-be-seen) lounge and a large polished dining area and sushi bar, all of which make for one heck of a sultry atmosphere.
Sample the sushi — we recommend the Rainbow Roll — and in a departure from plain sake, pair it with a specialty cocktail like Katsuya's signature drink, the Katsuya Fresh.
We went behind the bar with our friendly bartender, Haun Do and special guest Chloe Dao, winner of Bravo's Project Runway 2 and owner of LOT 8 Boutique, for a lesson on how to make this refreshing libation. Everything you need to make it at home is listed below.
Cheers and Bottoms Up! from CultureMap, Chloe and Katsuya.
Four Muddled Cucumbers
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
0.5 oz Rock Sake Daiginjo
0.75 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
Shake, pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.