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“No sushi will ever compare....”

SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
Ranked #16 of 678 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: High end sushi. Has 4 locations.
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“No sushi will ever compare....”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The decor is modern but inviting. The menu is small but succinct. There are preset meal options, or omakase style. But the prices are so reasonable, you may be tempted to order two. Everything is fresh and served on warm lightly seasoned rice. This is a must for all true sushi lovers. No rolls or dynamite anything....

  • Visited May 2014
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Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“absolutely stellar”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

sugarfish absolutely blows me away. i fell in love with it the first time that i went, and have been back repeatedly. the quality of the sushi is amazing....i think that it is the combination of the melt-in-you mouth fish with the loosely packed warm rice that makes it so amazing. the service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is terrific, and the price is good, given the quality.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Steven C
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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Incredible”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

It was busy so we had a 45 minute wait which didn't matter because they took our phone number and we stopped at another place for a drink and they called us when we were walking back. We had a Nozawa Trust Me to get a sample of what we liked and then added extra orders of Tuna Sushimi, Halibut and scallops. For us it was an excellent meal with attentive service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Verne J
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Denver, Colorado
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328 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Really horrible”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The only thing nice about my dining experience was that the decor of the restaurant is clean and modern. The servers were inattentive, the menu and servers are condescending, telling me when I should and shouldn't use soy sauce! Excuse me, but I've been eating sushi longer than my server has been alive! The sushi was cut poorly and the "hand rolls" we're just mushy fish bits and rice rolled into a piece of seaweed, not even sealed. It was like eating cat food. I can't believe yelp readers have it such good reviews.

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Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best sushi ever!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

All the fish is so super fresh. Rice perfecly done. Nothing but perfection. Will be on my list to visit every time i come to LA. Yammee!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Heidi R
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