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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“warm rice” (26 reviews)
“sushi” (213 reviews)
“hand rolls” (25 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank jgair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 19 April 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 18 April 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 14 April 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 14 April 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Sushi is a cult and a rite in health and image-obsessed LA. So, there are more sushi, sashimi, and poke spots popping up than you can keep up with. I first fell in love with Sugarfish at their DTLA location, and I've since tried out...More

Thank lilicedt
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you are a sushi person, this is a must go to. Probably the best sushi I've ever had. They serve the classics like sashimi but in incredible quality. If you look for all those fancy mayo sushi, go somewhere else, this is for true...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

Thank dlsoduku
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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Do you have to make a a reservation
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Response from Marc0B81 | Reviewed this property |
sure!! it is Always full
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
High end sushi. Has 4 locations.