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In 1997, chef Katsuya Uechi shook up the scene with his crispy rice with spicy tuna. "It just went wild; it blew up," says GM Steven Chen. Many have since copied the singular Katsu-ya dish. Among those who come for the original are Sofia Vergara, Fox Searchlight's Nancy Utley, Disney/ABC's Sweeney and DeGeneres, who has tweeted that "there is no better place for sushi."