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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

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Santa Monica
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1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At Sugarfish the rice is warm- strong flavor- the fish is mediochre and flavorless- the food is poorly presented. The condiments- wasabi etc is nonexistent or bland. I wrote this upon visited the restaurant in December and Trip Advisor would not print it. Now I see the New York Times citing the same flaws in Sugarfish. the prices are not... More 

Thank dlsoduku
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I don't get out all that much but this place is worth writing home about. Amazingly fresh sushi, with the rice served at the proper temperature (nigiri) is a welcome change from most sushi restaurants that get it wrong. This place is reasonable, fun and the service is amazing. If you're traveling, it's a must. If I lived in... More 

Thank TheGroundTruth
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two dinners at Sugarfish in Santa Monica confirmed that this was the freshest, most balanced sushi I've eaten since my trip to Japan and Sugarfish is a MUCH less intimidating experience than the sushi restaurants in Tokyo. If you order anything but the Full Chef's Choice, you are cheating yourself out of a palate expanding experience. Each offering is perfection... More 

Thank NYCtraveler62
Kingsport, Tennessee
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402 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Santa Monica for a couple of days prior to flying to Tahiti I was hankering for sushi on our first night. We pulled up the TA app and SugarFish was only a mile away…and we started walking. We were there early so we avoided any line, but it was starting to stack up as we were leaving. It is... More 

Thank Curtis S
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to sugar fish for a while now. Great food but limited menu. I wish they had more sashimi options. They recently opened up in NYC and everyone is waiting in line to get into this location. Happy I visit LA often so I can get my fix there.

London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best sushi around but a very decent one. The list of items on the set menu seems very long but the whole set meal proved more than manageable. Few good sakes on the drinks list as well as beer and wine by the glass. Service was friendly. Recommended.

Thank DareToLive
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit since it was so highly recommended. After a 2 hour wait we found that the restaurant was too loud and too cold. It took a while to get all of our dishes and the meal dragged on too long. The concept is very interesting... the sushi is served as it is ready. On a busy night... More 

Thank Canadianjojo
Long Island, New York
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My daughter took me to this place despite my saying it could not be better than the best sushi places in NY..... But it was. Yes you have to sign up and wait...but find something to do while you do. It is worth it...and now in NY

Thank drmojo48
Norwalk, Connecticut
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205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place is great! One of the best sushi experiences I've ever had. our server Scott was super friendly and was helpful with our order. We both had the chef's Trust Me special. Yes, trust him as he will deliver a selection of the finest sushi you've had. Can't wait to return to this place. Go grab a meal at... More 

Thank glennrr
Copenhagen, Denmark
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283 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It is not possible to reserve, but we waited only five minutes thanks to someone not responding to their name being called out. Busy place, but run efficiently. Very fresh and well prepared sushi. We had the "trust me" menu and it was sufficient.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-3338

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