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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

SUGARFISH

Sushi Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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  • eric b.
    "Trust me go with the Trust Me menu - amazing and delicious"(36 Tips)
    Pocket S.
    "Crispy seaweed, warm rice and fresh fish make perfect hand rolls."(15 Tips)
    JP S.
    "Buttery sushi on warm rice is an amazing combination."(3 Tips)
    Fernando D.
    "Have the Trust Me menu you won't regret it"(3 Tips)
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  • Petteri U.
    Nice selection of very tasty sushi pieces and rolls. Eel as chef's special was a grown for the menu.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MooreJanuary 12
    Trust me Nozawa no roll is the best and a deal!
  • Cappellaio M.
    Cappellaio MattoNovember 28, 2016
    Best in the world so far :D
  • Fernando D.
    Fernando DavOctober 28, 2016
    Have the Trust Me menu you won't regret it
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailOctober 11, 2016
    My favorite sushi. Get the Nozawa menu.
  • Christin R.
    Christin ROctober 6, 2016
    It wounds my soul to watch people soak their sushi in soy sauce here. Seriously, you don't need it. The fish is so flavorful and fresh, it's a crime to cover it up.
  • Hungry S.
    Hungry SlothSeptember 22, 2016
    Trust me, trust me was fantastic. Trust me.
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KSeptember 18, 2016
    Some of the best sushi I've ever had. If you sit at the bar, the waiter instructs you on how to eat each piece for maximum flavor.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinAugust 6, 2016
    Is this the best sushi you'll have in LA? No. Is this as good as a full sushi meal can possibly be for $30? Probably. Albacore is the move
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShinJuly 19, 2016
    If you want overpriced "american sushi with shitload of ponzu sauce", good for you. If you want authentic sushi go elsewhere.
  • Hakan G.
    Hakan GulerJuly 9, 2016
    Best sushi
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShinJuly 2, 2016
    Overrated piece of shiet
  • Maca C.
    Maca CenalmorJune 29, 2016
    The fish today was extremely cold. I can understand the health protection, but for the price of a standard menu these things should not happen...
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMay 24, 2016
    Well priced "trust me"/omakase menu. Great quality & value. Multiple locations. 🍣
  • JT
    JTMay 6, 2016
    Tasted good, feels overrated compared to a normal sushi place
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailMay 2, 2016
    The best sushi. Nothing more, nothing less. Extra recommendation for paying proper wages in the US, and not allowing tips.
  • Benson B.
    Benson BleierMarch 3, 2016
    Love this chain of sushi restaurants. Would highly recommend for any sushi lover.
  • Erin S.
    Erin ScottJanuary 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Trust me. Get the Trust Me.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    Great sustainable sushi!
  • Clarissa S.
    Clarissa SuharliDecember 27, 2015
    I live for the toro hand roll. 😋😋😋
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoDecember 16, 2015
    If you love fresh sashimi, you came to the right place. Order the Nozawa to get a great experience of flavors!
  • Ulises A.
    Ulises ArmentaDecember 7, 2015
    The trust me menu. Love it
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 14, 2015
    Probably the best sushi I've ever had at this low price point.
  • C. P. B.
    C. P. BisgaardAugust 26, 2015
    Sooooooo good.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This downtown location always seems to struggle compared to the others, but the fish was just as good, and let's be real, nobody is going to Sugarfish for their customer service
  • Angela C.
    Angela CheeseboroJuly 4, 2015
    We felt rushed. They were bringing out the next course before we even started the first course. The Hollywood location is better.
  • Anne
    AnneJune 10, 2015
    Amazing! Most delicious sushi Ive ever tried!!!
  • jorge i.
    jorge ibarraJune 8, 2015
    Best sushi ever!!
  • JP S.
    JP SMay 8, 2015
    Buttery sushi on warm rice is an amazing combination. Order the Trust me light if you've got a small appetite.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuApril 4, 2015
    Honestly, the unagi was the best. The tuna sashimi second. Their policy of no outside food is super strict. Wouldn't let us celebrate a birthday with a tiny cake and the restaurant wasn't even busy.
  • John H.
    John HeathMarch 18, 2015
    The trust me. Trust me too.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MasataniMarch 17, 2015
    get the trust me Nozawa, prepare to melt your brain.
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannMarch 15, 2015
    Trust me go with the Trust Me menu - amazing and delicious
  • leoaze
    leoazeMarch 14, 2015
    Well worth the wait for this unique sushi joint.
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.March 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They no longer support the Sugarfish app. You earn points and rewards by filling out a card when your bill arrives, and they manually track for you.
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.March 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Trust me, it's so good ($30; free for members on birthday): Organic Edamame; Tuna Sashimi; Albacore Sushi; Salmon Sushi; Yellowtail Sushi; Halibut Sushi; Toro Hand Roll; Blue Crab Hand Roll.
    Downvoted Jan 27
  • Brian N.
    Brian NunneryMarch 2, 2015
    Trust them. Every time.
  • Bobby P.
    Bobby PerezFebruary 19, 2015
    By far thee best first experience at sushi. Love the ambience definitely perfect for a date. The lights are dim and it's more or an intimate setting. Service is just wonderfu
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithFebruary 8, 2015
    the hype is real. your 'trust' will not be betrayed. the seaweed is crisp the tuna is fatty the salmon's like butter and the sake punches like tequila. #yum
  • Nichole K.
    Nichole KimFebruary 1, 2015
    Fresh fish, no frills
  • Haley V.
    Haley VingsnessJanuary 30, 2015
    Wait is long, but the food is fast -- seated to check in less than 45 minutes. Rice is very sweet and a little too tangy. Fish melts in your mouth.
  • Tera D.
    Tera DoanJanuary 7, 2015
    the sushi rice is warm so don't spend eternity taking the perfect pictures. Your rice would have cooled down by then and be lame
  • Go Find Alice
    Go Find AliceDecember 24, 2014
    Sushi and handrolls, please
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaDecember 15, 2014
    The Sushi is Great!
  • Marushka B.
    Marushka BlandNovember 20, 2014
    Holy mackerel. Don't order a la carte - just trust the chef.
  • Shil P.
    Shil PaOctober 24, 2014
    everything just melts in your mouth. prepared with perfection.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Large scallops & salmon sushi are my favorites, with the blue crab hand roll coming in a close second. If you're hungry & it's a good daily special, then "The Nozawa" is usually the better deal.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonSeptember 22, 2014
    Excellent sushi.
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldSeptember 22, 2014
    Phenomenal sushi. You can't go wrong. The hamachi is insane. The rice, the tops.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandSeptember 11, 2014
    Probably one of the best I've ever had ! Everything was great
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesSeptember 7, 2014
    Best bang for your buck sushi
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 30, 2014
    Great sushi place with a very particular way of doing things. If there is a long wait, head over to Bottega Louie for drinks and appetizers.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 30, 2014
    Simple menu to navigate. Sushi, rolls and sashimi are pretty much all there is. Excellent quality, housemade ponzu and soy, rice melts in your mouth. No dessert. The wait is about 45-60 mins.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 30, 2014
    Old school Japanese style sushi. Crispy seaweed, warm rice and fresh fish make perfect hand rolls. Set menus are nicely paced and bring satisfaction to the taste buds.
  • Simon K.
    Simon KuoAugust 25, 2014
    If you never had a chance to visit the sushi nazi come here for excellent sushi
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.August 25, 2014
    This is my friend Jeremy's favorite sushi restaurant. Jeremy eats a lot of sushi.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioAugust 11, 2014
    Chef's plate
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieAugust 7, 2014
    Trust me is the way to go.
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PresbyJuly 18, 2014
    Order 'Trust me' with some Sake and you will not be disappointed!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YuMay 22, 2014
    Have no regrets for coming ! Amazing fresh fish! Simple but awesome taste of each nigiri!
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PriceMarch 30, 2014
    Best sushi in DTLA. Super fresh, and you can read about their commitment to ethical food practices on the back of the menu.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    Unlike most sushi spots, there are no chefs in sight. Put your trust in chef Nozawa’s simplified menu of top-quality fish, consistently fresh across all eight local outposts.
  • Sarahe R.
    Sarahe RomanFebruary 13, 2014
    Wow. Just wow. I'm still daydreaming of this place. Just try anything.
  • Taria B.
    Taria BuchananDecember 29, 2013
    Seriously, the BEST sushi I've ever had! I'm talking melt-in-your-mouth kind of good.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMDecember 17, 2013
    Try the Trust Me and the yellowtail hand rolls.. great fish and simple presentation!
  • Julee G.
    Julee GoslinDecember 8, 2013
    Order the Trust Me! So fresh and so good!!!
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 6, 2013
    The rice is seasoned perfectly and the fish, hand-selected by Nozawa, might be as good could be at this price point. With many locations, it's L.A.'s patented sushi concept with remarkable quality.
  • David
    DavidSeptember 23, 2013
    You can receive your birthday gift at any SUGARFISH location for dine in only (no to-go orders). Sign up for this at bday@sugarfishsushi.com
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    The downtown Sugarfish is a small, intimate sushi place perfect for dates and small groups. They don't take reservations or seat incomplete parties, but the wait is worth it. Order the Trust Me!
  • Dennis G.
    Dennis GeorgesAugust 10, 2013
    Food was lite and filling. Service was wonderful. Tip is included in the bill.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TeJune 15, 2013
    Hard to beat at that price. Can only complain about long wait in line.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    trust me. large scallops, albacore, and the blue crab hand roll are the things you must order. with an orion.
  • Will K.
    Will KivinskiApril 23, 2013
    The Nozawa selection was awesome. The Chef's Special was the scallops. No need to soy sauce at any point. Simple is better! I preferred sushi over hand rolls.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 18, 2013
    get the trust me lite lunch, blue crab hand roll!!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanApril 14, 2013
    I'm no expert but this place is delicious. Split the Nozawa special with a friend
  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas RestrepoMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The consistency of this place it's what's most remarkable
  • 420
    420December 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take their advice and either get the "Trust Me" or the "Nozawa" -- everything Soooo good.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KimSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite salmon.
  • Clarissa S.
    Clarissa SuharliSeptember 6, 2012
    go for the trust me! simple, fresh, yummy. amazing handroll. yum!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SchultzAugust 2, 2012
    Sometimes I don't feel like the rolls and I just want the great sushi and rice--although it's no longer on the menu, you can still order the Trust Me "no roll" and it's all sushi #downtownla #sushi
  • Felicia D.
    Felicia DorngJuly 28, 2012
    Sign up for their email club and get a free trust me on your birthday!
  • Olive
    OliveJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious!
  • Jennie S.
    Jennie SweatJuly 22, 2012
    This is hands-down the best sushi I have ever had. Munch down the hand rolls as soon as you get them, the yellowtail is ORGASMIC and I'm actually convinced there isn't a bad dish on the menu.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BenedictMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this joint. The handrolls are ridic.
  • Flynn K.
    Mmmmm.....Trust Me!
  • Jerry A.
    Jerry AucoinApril 23, 2012
    This place is obnoxious.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromApril 22, 2012
    Just do it. #trustme #nozawa
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia ChoJanuary 25, 2012
    They don't validate for parking until after 4p.
  • Steven K.
    Steven KronauerJanuary 18, 2012
    This is excellent sushi!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacEwenNovember 1, 2011
    The rice is very very sweet
  • Michal
    MichalOctober 24, 2011
    warm rice...yumm
  • Kenji A.
    Kenji ArakawaOctober 5, 2011
    The "Trust Me" sushi / sashimi combo is just perfect. Fish is incredibly fresh and melt in your mouth tender. And the rice - that beautiful, warm, fluffy, loosely packed rice.
  • Kenton W.
    Kenton WongAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    FYI mo validation before 4pm
  • Angelique
    AngeliqueJune 6, 2011
    Amazing sushi. Don't expect any fancy, fried rolls here. The fish is simple and fresh. Nom nom nom.
  • trice the afrikanbuttafly
    trice the afrikanbuttaflyApril 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trust Me - fail safe!
  • Serena L.
    Serena LiuMarch 1, 2011
    The Trust Me was really good although I'm really full now. There's parking at the Athena Structure on Grand. They validate at night, but not during the day.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GluckFebruary 24, 2011
    Incredibly fresh & tasty fish! And the Chef's options are a great idea!
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel ElnarFebruary 20, 2011
    It's hard to enjoy a meal here when the chef's orders are to eat the food in a timely fashion, the waiters remind you not to add soy sauce to some fish items, and the service is rushed.
  • J.D.
    J.D.February 6, 2011
    Nozowa; Toro hand roll = incredible
  • Berny
    BernyJanuary 14, 2011
    Sushi that will melt in your mouth! Order the Trust Me and add the Nozawa Shrimp. They don't have dessert so go to Bottega Louie afterwards.
  • Uzura S.
    Uzura SuzukiApril 3, 2015
    盛付けは綺麗だけど、は申し訳ないけど美味しくない。Omakaseを$30の値段に全く見合ってない。ネタが水っぽく、シャリは握り方が緩すぎて、ボロボロに崩れてしまう。手巻きに至っては、シャリがかなり暖かく、海苔が蒸気でクタクタに。お店の雰囲気が良いだけに残念です。もうちょっと頑張って欲しい。
  • Simio P.
    Simio PerezSeptember 22, 2014
    Trust me, es bueno y me pareció excelente precio. El sake de la casa esta rico.
  • Manu
    ManuJune 6, 2014
    O Roll de Blue Crab é uma delícia!
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