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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

SUGARFISH | Marina del Rey

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey
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  • The sushi at SUGARFISH | Marina del Rey is a can't miss
  • Yvette B.
    "Highly recommend the "Trust Me"! Can't go wrong with this selection."(51 Tips)
    Heather H.
    "Love the simplicity and the warm rice with delicate sauces."(5 Tips)
    Cara B.
    "Ask to make both hand rolls on the Trust Me blue crab"(8 Tips)
    Oliver
    "Remember you dont have to order a omakase per person."(5 Tips)
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  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    First timers should always try the "Trust me" - a great assortment sampler - a perfect meal. Then, I also recommend the large scallop sushi and the eel. Did you know Nozawa makes his own Soy Sauce!
  • Jessica Rose Y.
    Jessica Rose YoungMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Trust me lite is my go-to, but make sure to try the albacore belly. Doesn't get better than that! Austin, Monica, Will, the whole staff is incredibly friendly. They more than earn their 16% grat.
  • Runway P.
    Runway Playa VistaSeptember 30, 2014
    The sushi here just melts in your mouth! The tips they give you about what pieces to add (or not add) the different sauces are worth heeding. Your mouth will be happy you came!
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MelzardOctober 6
    The "Trust Me" combinations are all pretty amazing overall. The disjointed nature of their delivery created a touch of anticipation and satisfied hunger with every plate they brought.
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.March 2, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Really good sushi. All of it top quality. I kind of long for this style of sushi when I'm in NY. Get the Trust Me and then if you still want more pick ala carte. All of it is excellent.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromOctober 17, 2011
    Trust. Lives up to the hype. Don't like to automatically pay at on top of the %16 tip? Order to go, sit by fountain outside…and tip the friendly staff as you see fit.
  • Isaac H.
    Isaac HernandezNovember 3, 2014
    I only had sashimi but it was some of the best/freshest fish I've ever had. It didn't need any extra sauces either, it came ready and delicious.
  • M W.
    M WJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Busy location, limited seating & TERRIBLE parking BUT the fish is fresh and melts in your mouth! Friendly service. Salmon, amazing Toro & Blue Crab hand rolls. Order the "Trust Me" or a la carte!
  • Heather H.
    Heather HaleJuly 4, 2011
    Trust me: You'll love it! I lived in Japan a year & this is in my top five sushi places. Love the simplicity and the warm rice with delicate sauces. Just TRUST Nozawa! He does it uniquely right!
  • Robin Z.
    Robin ZDecember 22, 2015
    The sushi here is so soft and tender. I didn't even know that was a thing. Try their "trust me" special. So good. 😍
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJuly 10, 2015
    Trust me, it's amazing! I'm addicted to Sugarfish. I swear they put crack in their rice. Make sure to sign up to get a free trust me on your birthday!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    First time here with one other person? Split the "Nozawa." After your finished, order separate portions of your favorite stuff! The sushi here is some of the best and most fresh I've ever had!
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 18, 2014
    The highest quality sushi on the west side. Not your normal spot though, very selective menu and no special requests. They make new rice every 30 minutes! No reservations so plan on a wait
  • Randall H.
    Randall HuntAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The fish is high quality and the rice is also amazing. A high value sushi place. They are either understaffed or disorganized as many orders come out wrong and there are avoidable mistakes.
  • David H.
    First visit here lived up to expectations. The Trust Me menu was a solid choice to sample lots of different options for a reasonable price.
  • Kayo S.
    Kayo S.December 31, 2014
    Pro: quality of fish was outstanding and service was friendly. Con: rice was a little warm for my liking and one batch was a bit too sour. The "trust me" omakase set was a good deal.
  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettFebruary 24, 2012
    Trust Me. Love the warm rice and killer salmon sushi, tuna sashimi. Great lunch spot.
  • Oliver
    OliverSeptember 16, 2015
    Remember you dont have to order a omakase per person. Wife and i just shared the nozawa just to try the place out. Not bad. Kind of a better quality sushi boy to be honest...
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.May 11, 2015
    The Nozawa Trust Me is an absolute must-have of fresh sushi: sashimi and nigiri pieces.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SJuly 7, 2014
    Do right by the chef and the food. Order one of the "Trust Me" options and by no means should you dip any of the sashimi in soy sauce.
  • Big T.
    Big T.June 30, 2013
    Sushi is good. Expect to pay a good price. The big travesty is that there's no connectivity of any kind inside. OK if you're with friends or fam but hard to have a solo meal & read the news.
  • Omari
    OmariAugust 5, 2014
    Food was really good. Not the place to go if you are hungry or on a budget, but if you like good sushi and don't mind having limited options, its a slam dunk.
  • Wesley K.
    Wesley KaminskyJuly 2, 2013
    Everything I got was extremely fresh. The food here is terrific. If you are a sushi nut, I would look elsewhere though. The rolls were too basic for my liking. It's a pricy meal, too.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HanMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get the "Trust Me" lets you sample a variety of sushi. The nozawa is filling and bang for your buck.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickNovember 6, 2013
    Sugarfish is THE sushi spot. Accept no substitutes. I've been to 3 diff locations and they have all been impeccable.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    The deity to worship at SugarFISH is not the holy mackerel but the holy albacore. Read more
  • Evan F.
    Evan FrankelJune 4, 2013
    Sushi is awesome - combination of warm rice and melt in your mouth makes this a must eat!
  • Anya Z.
    Anya Z.K.November 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The waiters will politely tell you that the chef does not appreciate sashimi dipping into the soy sauce. And he is right, the sashimi taste is too good just by itself.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 19, 2015
    Grab a seat & let them bring what's good that day. You will not be disappointed.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LeonardJanuary 10, 2013
    16% service charge included on the bill. You can sit at the bar or a table, either way food is yummy!
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QDecember 25, 2014
    The "trust me" meal is enough to split with someone else. Everything is fresh and flavorful
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BApril 18
    Well priced, non-traditional style of sushi. Feels less about the fish & more about the light sauces & flavors. Not for purists. 1 hr lunch.
  • Alan F.
    Alan FromDallasAugust 20, 2013
    Just go with the "Trust me" you will be in heaven! The staff is awesome too.
  • Kylie M.
    Kylie MazonMay 14, 2014
    Get the trust me to go! A great assortment of fish!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HoAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with any of the set menus. Crab hand rolls are bomb.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 11, 2015
    Fresh, melt in your mouth sushi...and affordable. Worth the 45 minute wait.
  • Robin A.
    Robin AllensonOctober 20, 2012
    The yellowtail and lemon is superb but the uni is to die for. Exceptional.
  • Sopitas
    SopitasAugust 31
    If you are unsure of sushi or japanese menu, try the "Trust Me"
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtApril 2, 2012
    Get the Trust Me. Super fresh and the rice is warm :). It's in a strip mall but super yummy.
  • James T.
    James TAugust 23, 2014
    Their sashimi is more like poke than traditional sashimi. It's comes dressed and marinated.
  • Yvette B.
    Yvette BetancourtJune 24, 2014
    Highly recommend the "Trust Me"! Can't go wrong with this selection.
  • Maria A.
    Maria AngelicaMay 23, 2015
    Best Japanese restaurant ever! The food is very fresh and tasty.
  • Neil R.
    Neil RososSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Trust Me should handle all your sushi cravings - but an additional blue crab hand roll is not out of the question.
  • Sampion
    SampionAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It is about the loosely packed warm rice. I've been to Jiro's in Japan and that how he does it.
  • Suzie L.
    Suzie LathamOctober 3, 2011
    Occasionally they'll have lobster roll (not on the menu) ask n if they do, must try!
  • Cara B.
    Cara BibbianiMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask to make both hand rolls on the Trust Me blue crab
  • Edison's D.
    Edison's DadMay 3, 2012
    This location has the best service of all of the locations- go & enjoy!
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley H.August 14, 2010
    WHEN-U-GO: Dinner wait at this location is short-to-none compared to the Brentwood location. Still, make reservations whenever possible.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WagnerJune 20, 2012
    Get the hand rolls. Most flavorful sushi ive ever had.
  • Anya Z.
    Anya Z.K.February 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Feast and pleasure for your taste buds! Love the chef.
  • Caresse V.
    Caresse VeraSeptember 18, 2011
    Order the Nozawa. You will not regret it. REAL TIP? Bring lots of $.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BlumJuly 2, 2013
    Trust me, get the Trust Me. Our server was the man.
  • Steph H.
    Steph HuynhNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food came out way too fast and when the server offered to slow it down, it was still super fast! I didn't get to enjoy my sushi and had to rush to eat each piece :(
  • Iheartanya
    IheartanyaNovember 12, 2010
    Crab handroll, tuna sushi as a starter, and oyster sushi if available:)
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 18, 2013
    get the trust me lite lunch & blue crab hand roll
  • Linzi W.
    Linzi WadeJune 13
    Holy YUM this place is bomb. You can get delivery on the Doordash app!!
  • Chef Rawk (.
    Chef Rawk (Krissy)November 2, 2011
    Not a fan... I travel to Japan & Warm rice on sushi is the worst...It's like warm beer in Germany. You say you like it because everyone else did.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LathamOctober 24, 2011
    Only sushi place that ever made me wish the McRib was in season. Note I never eat that. Lick your pet goldfish for honesty and flavor instead of this strip mall disaster...
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiJanuary 25, 2015
    just get the nozawa $40 platter and you won't regret it...
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WallaceMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    BEST tuna sashimi i have ever had!! It's a must!
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZiemskiApril 19, 2010
    Sign up for their mailing list and get a free "trust me" on your birthday! I'm doing it right now!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DiebaldJanuary 11, 2016
    Close enough to the airport to take out a trust me to you're connecting flight in LAX.
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley H.August 14, 2010
    SAKE: Try ordering their unfiltered sake, a cloudy sake with a richer flavor. Mmmm, sake-to-me!!!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth McKinleyMay 11, 2015
    Delicious, best sushi I've ever had.
  • Jason M.
    Jason ManasseJuly 25, 2011
    good sushi lunch. go there, eat fish, stop asking. Read more
  • Dharamjit R.
    Dharamjit RihalJuly 8, 2016
    Just order the Trust Me. It's all good.
  • Jana
    JanaJuly 7
    Do not miss out on their tuna sashimi!
  • felicia
    feliciaFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    trust me box. that's all you need.
  • Dana G.
    Dana GabrionJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the trust me and iced green tea. Freshest fish in LA!
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencOctober 15, 2015
    Best take out sushi, delishhhh
  • Kate W.
    Kate WillsonSeptember 21, 2011
    Get the Trust Me. The tuna is to die for!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 1, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Baby's Fist In Your Mouth!
  • Java D.
    Java DeLauraFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go early, go often!
  • John P.
    John PastorJune 3, 2013
    Get the Nozawa and prepare to be amazed.
  • Susan Elizabeth T.
    Susan Elizabeth ThayerOctober 24, 2011
    The applebees location of Sugarfish. Drive further.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MohajerSeptember 18, 2015
    Do Omakase.
  • Lidia R.
    Lidia RojasSeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Trust Me" will change your taste buds for the better!
  • Andrew
    AndrewOctober 29, 2014
    Trust me is the best.
  • Gerald S.
    Gerald SchoenhoffFebruary 5, 2013
    Get the Trust Me. Trust me.
  • Chuck S.
    Most definitely the WOW factor!
  • Jenni P.
    Jenni PowellSeptember 20, 2011
    Sushi you can tell is mad with care and love. Read more
  • Chip K.
    Chip KanneFebruary 3, 2010
    The "trust me" meal is a legit lunch, makes ordering easy too.
  • Alessandro T.
    Alessandro TurraOctober 18, 2011
    small, very nice and tasty
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WanDecember 15, 2009
    Eat the rolls quickly! Crunchy Seaweed + Yummy Filling = Crazy Delicious!
  • adelina
    adelinaFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I died and went to heaven when I had a toro handroll
  • Charles T S.
    WOW! JUST GREAT!
  • Alastair G.
    Alastair GreenDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Just get the trust me, so good
  • Adam Z.
    Adam ZarlengoOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Just get the Trust Me... trust me.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KJuly 13, 2016
    Our absolute fave.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PlimptonAugust 7, 2014
    Trust Me...Nozawa knows sushi.
  • Tisa H.
    Tisa HuguesDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip is included...awesome!!!
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DangJuly 6, 2010
    Be really nice to all the employees because they are awesome.
  • Emily V.
    Emily Von MoltFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi has never been so fresh !
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleApril 6, 2013
    Omakase or bust
  • Raffa R.
    Raffa RodriguezJune 11, 2013
    Trust them!
  • Claire G.
    Claire GJuly 22, 2016
    The trust me
  • Nate T.
    Trust Me at Sugarfish
  • Gio P.
    Gio PeroneAugust 12, 2016
    Salmon sushi
  • Eugenia E.
    Eugenia ElfimovaAugust 9, 2014
    Trust me!!!
  • Erin D.
    Erin DawsonOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the nozawa!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchielzoJanuary 20, 2016
    "Trust me"
  • Luzma P.
    Luzma PlazaMay 18, 2010
    Awesome albacore sushi.
  • Ntt T.
    Ntt TumiJuly 26, 2010
    Trust the "trust me"!!!
  • Garnett L.
    Garnett LeeNovember 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    go with the "Trust Me" omakase
  • Merry
    MerryDecember 30, 2013
    No changing tables for babies :( and probably the worst playlist in LA
  • Susan Elizabeth T.
    Susan Elizabeth ThayerOctober 24, 2011
    Not the best location.
  • Ainhoa R.
    Muy buen sushi, pescado fresco, la opción to go super cool
  • Solesad S.
    Solesad SaldiasMay 19, 2016
    El mejor shushi x lejos!!!
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