Tired of always taking down sack lunches, Chargers LB Shaun Phillips has partnered up with some non-gigantic dudes to open Katsuya, a brand-new, tri-level eatery open in Andaz's corner venue, and sporting a swanky, mostly white interior hung with huge closeup face-shots of gals one can only assume are geishas (because one wants to, OK!?). The resto is broken up into three spaces: a full service bar/ lounge with an adjacent, open-air dining patio, a massive lower level dining room, and a private room up red-carpeted stairs, which they inevitably had to roll out. As that's what you do with carpet.
Hit up the robata grill for everything from lobster half-shell to beef-rolled asparagus w/ yakitori sauce, or the sushi bar for specialties like the freshwater eel/ cucumber/ avo/ eel-sauced Sunset Roll, which Hugh Grant calls "Divine". Heartier house dishes include the Striped Baze (really just filets of striped bass served Szechuan-style), a Kobe filet topped with foie gras medallions, and the Chef's Omakase, which allows you to “sit back and let Chef do all the work”, though isn't that kind of why you went out in the first place?
And because Hugh Grant insists a meal without drinks is much less Divine, they've got nearly 30 sake selections, as well as a cocktail list with gems like The Dragon with vodka/ yuzu/ ginger, the Burning Mandarin (mandarin vodka, crushed Serrano, lemon/ orange/ cranberry juice), and the tequila/ acai “Vitamin A”, though get your GF to order that one for you, and maybe they won't Charger.