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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

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1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“warm rice” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (227 reviews)
“hand rolls” (18 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Ive been eating sushi for over 30 years and Sugarfish consistently delivers a great fresh sushi meal. Not for the spicy and cooked crowd this is real sushi with warm rice that melts in your mouth

Thank Abe G
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Oh Dearl Lord. I can't even believe this restaurant has "sizzle", for they, and they alone, tell you how and when you can eat your sushi. We aren't new to sushi and we aren't naive to sushi. We have eaten all kinds, from all kinds...More

1  Thank nallie3
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Best sushi this side of the pacific. So fresh and tasty. Literally melts in your mouth. We all had the Trust Me where they bring out the sushi at chefs choice. Will for sure return next time in Santa Monica.

Thank EdandMia
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Honestly, I live on the west coast of Canada where we have some amazing sushi, so it's difficult to come across sushi that impresses. This place came highly recommended and we headed there for lunch. I don't even know where to begin to describe just...More

1  Thank jgair
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Not really sure what all of the hype is about. It was good nigiri, but I’ve had better sushi. It is a first come, first serve and they take no reservations. It is a small place and probably doesn’t sit more than 20 or 30...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Food: Best sushi I've ever had. EVER. Everything melted in my mouth. Sashimi was cold while the rice was warm. Seaweed was crisp. Every sauce was perfect. You MUST eat here. I don't know if every Sugarfish is the same but the one in Santa...More

Thank Sheeda B
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This place is always busy so plan on waiting a while for your table. It is well worth the wait, the sushi is so fresh it melts in your mouth. The flavour combinations are so simple and yet they are out of this world. The...More

Thank jm333_11
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Following the method and model chef Nozawa put into place at the original Nozawa Bar in Studio City, Sugarfish is sushi perfection. They place emphasis on the quality of the fish and temperature of the rice, making the perfect combination that melts in your mouth....More

Thank MyTravelTalesColette
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Recommend ordering the 'trust me' selection from the menu and maybe (depending on how hungry you are) ordering one other item. The Toro rolls in particular were great.

Thank Rosh145
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Sat on the bar. Service was attentive and quick. Not the cheapest place but hey with sushi the quality is what matters not the quantity, and these guys know the job. Superb taste.

Thank yoram a
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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November 1, 2016|
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Response from Brenna77 | Reviewed this property |
Not for lunch - maybe dinner...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-3338
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High end sushi. Has 4 locations.
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