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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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hungry for sushi, I stumbled onto this place. What a gem. I ordered what the waitress recommended and was not disappointed. The Trust Me offered all that you could look for in terms of fish and sushi style variety. And, it certainly filled me up. A must try. The setting is also lovely and the staff quite pleasant.

Thank curieuse2
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here twice in three days - once in La Brea Avenue and once in Downtown. We had the "Trust Me" selections of different sizes. Simply put, this was the best sushi we have ever had, something which LA locals also confirmed to us. It's a bit expensive but is so far superior to sushi that you can get... More 

Thank AndrewandMichelle
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in Santa Monica because of good reviews. I found the environment at the sushi bar an odd experience. They only use the area to fill bar drinks and bus dirty plates- that was my view. Looking beyond into the kitchen window the view failed to encorporate any elegance or art- just turning out of orders. The food itself... More 

Thank dlsoduku
Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant because it had really good reviews, but.. I don't understand why. It was really, really expensive and never worth the price. The sushi was OK, but nothing excellent. It was warm, which was weird, but not bad, but all the pieces tasted the same even though there were different fish.

Thank Ewa M
Dallas, Texas
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good sushi and nice ambiance. Prepare to wait, but a nice area so it's no trouble. A limited menu so keep that in mind. Very fresh.

Thank Robyn F
Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there for the first time and I liked how there were lots of people, it show how the quality was and is of this place. however, the sign could use a little improvement and should be a little bigger. the cost for value is reasonable. the wine was tasty. though we didn't like how some platters were whole... More 

Thank 810alia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

No reservations, but you won't regret waiting ... which actually didn't take too long. We sat down at the bar and ordered the suggested menu ... great! Excellent fresh and detailled aroma. Wide variation of japanese cuisine. Stunningly quick service. Best choice for sushi- addicts in Santa Monica !! Highly recommended.

Thank Marcus L
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A colleague told me about Sugarfish so I thought I'd have a solo dinner of amazing sushi. The pros: terrific service, nice ambiance, and some very fresh fish. Ponzu sauce on many dishes was truly excellent. Prices very reasonable, including wine. I liked ordering a prix fixe option (which they promote) because it was varied and offered a great mix... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Simple decor, low key location. The focus here is on quality of ingredients and perfect preparation. Go for the set menu and you won't regret it, the chef will select the best and freshest available for you.

Thank Maher H
South Carolina
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very fresh and well made sushi. A small restaurant that can be very busy. Make reservations. Their handrolls are very delicious. Service is fast and good. This is a casual restaurant, OK for kids. Bench and chair seating. Pretty tight spot for a wheelchair but if you can get seated closer to the entrance it might be OK. Parking nearby.

Thank Denise N

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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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