Restaurants, Japanese Santa Monica
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With locations all over town, Kazunori Nozawa's mini-empire favors straightforward, no-nonsense fresh fish dishes over the usual 'Dragon' and 'Rainbow' rolls—as exemplified by Noawa's trademark "Trust Me" menu item, which decides diners' sushi dishes for them. You'll find edamame to start with, followed by a selection of sushi, sashimi and hand rolls; just be sure to eat everything as soon as its served. 


Venue name: Sugarfish
Address: 1345 2nd St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 11:30am-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun
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I was hesitant about Sugarfish because I thought “oh no here is another chain restaurant not worth the type”. I was wrong.

My cousin took me here a couple of weekends ago and we both ordered the “The Nozawa Trust Me“ which is the biggest one of their 3 preset menus. They bring the sushi out in rounds so you’re pacing yourself. Both the sushi and the rice are SO AMAZINGLY SOFT. I don’t know what they are doing back there to achieve this texture, but it melts in your mouth.

If you are looking to indulge yourself in some sushi, then this is it.