Master sushi chef spends $1.3M in Encino

Medium a3f7658cdfff30d0f435d260d79f7cfc Katsuya Uechi and Tsugiko Uechi bought a five-bedroom, four-bath at 3802 Rock Hampton Dr. in Encino from Alvin and Myra Doroshkin for $1.3 million on Jan. 22.

Uechi is chef and owner of Sushi Katsu-Ya in Studio City and Encino. He is also the executive chef of SBE Entertainment Group's Katsuya restaurants, which has three branches in the L.A. area as well as in Miami, Fla. and Las Vegas, Nev.

He also founded The Sushi Institute of America, a professional sushi school in downtown Los Angeles.

There were 776 sales in Encino in 2008, with a median price of $480,000.

Address: 3802 Rock Hampton Drive
Buyer(s): Katsuya Uechi and Tsugiko Uechi
Seller(s): Alvin Doroshkin (Trustee), Doroshkin (Trustee) (Family Trust) and Myra Doroshkin
Sale date: Jan. 22, 2009

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