Anchoring the corner of Hollywood and Vine, this überhip restaurant has all the L.A. tourists and snooties agog. Capitalizing on their raging success of the original Katsuya by Starck in Brentwood, the SBE group once again partnered with designer Philippe Starck and master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi to create this shrine to sushi and high-design. The decor is an intriguing mix of gleaming white leather and chrome furniture, overblown images of a geisha's facial parts, and a sinister black banner bearing the kanji symbol for Katsuya. Katsuya's must-try signature dishes include the crispy rice with spicy tuna, the Kobe filet with foie gras and plum soy sauce, and the baked whitefish with truffle in a shell of salt. Reservations may be difficult to get, particularly on a weekend night, so be sure to call as far in advance as possible. There's a third location at the L.A. Live entertainment complex downtown.