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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“warm rice” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (229 reviews)
“hand rolls” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
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1 - 10 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a sushi place in Santa Monica and found this amazing place. The food was simple but delicious. We asked for the "Trust me" sequences and for some rolls. Everything excellent!

Thank jantonio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nozawa by Osama Fujita was the best omakaze I have ever had. Mostly focussed on niguiris and temakis, his execution with hot rice for every niguiri is exeptional, as the temakis were the best I ever had. His toro is incredibly soft and red. A...More

Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a spicy tuna kinda gal only, rarely experimenting other fish! Sugarfish was totally different than any sushi experience I've ever had. Every bite was melt in your mouth, taste explosion. I got the set menu they recommend and It was worth it!

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no frills environment with the most delicious sushi you will find on the west side. A small unassuming store front that is well worth checking out. I am a local here and many places are over rated. Yet my recent business lunch...More

Thank charlotte1979
Reviewed 9 December 2017

At this sushi place you might not find your regular California roll but all the food here is first class ! Set menu and it keeps coming with the best quality and good service. For less than 38 dollars your a gourmet lunch.

1  Thank AlbertoMay
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I like specialty, maybe Americanized rolls such as the Philadelphia roll, etc. I miss that Sugarfish doesn't have that but the quality and consciousness of the environment put Sugarfish far above its more trendy competitors like Nobu. Very good sushi, and if celebs come, it's...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is one of my go-to sushi restaurants because it's very consistent and very good. If you have lots of dietary restrictions and picky eating habits, this probably isn't your spot. They don't allow substitutions, and they even limit the number of orders of sashimi...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Casual, but super high quality sushi. Unique menu approach that flights a number of small portions. Great for experiencing a nice variety, but quite a bit of food. Totally acceptable to visit coming from the beach or a casual business lunch. Offers tables and bar,...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

In my opinion they try to do a creation cuisine of sushi. At the end is not bad, but you will feel confused with the menu or tastings. Do not expect something more, is sushi & sashimi.

Thank experto11
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This place is great for authentic sushi lovers that like raw fish. There are no cooked or warm dishes on the menu so if you are looking for tempura this is not the place to come to. The drinks are limited too to wine, beer...More

Thank Fiona O
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2 November 2016|
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Response from Brenna77 | Reviewed this property |
Not for lunch - maybe dinner...
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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.
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