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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“warm rice” (26 reviews)
“sushi” (215 reviews)
“hand rolls” (25 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having read all the excellent reviews we were keen to try this sushi restaurant. After waiting 45 mins for a table (it's that busy!) we were full of anticipation, however we felt this was one of those restaurants that has a name rather than the...More

Thank Alto2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great fresh sushi- every dish in the "trust me" selection was delicious. I typically stay away from any white fish but theirs was so good and the toro hand rolls and blue crab hand rolls were awesome. The matcha green iced tea was also great....More

Thank Wanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takeout is popular but our eat in was our finest experience. A no tipping restaurant with three combination items. Get the LITE, and order an extra cucumber roll. Crisp nori, warm perfect rice, 5 star tuna, salmon, albacore and shrimp. Go easy on the soy...More

Thank consolef
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been eating sushi for over 30 years and Sugarfish consistently delivers a great fresh sushi meal. Not for the spicy and cooked crowd this is real sushi with warm rice that melts in your mouth

Thank Abe G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Oh Dearl Lord. I can't even believe this restaurant has "sizzle", for they, and they alone, tell you how and when you can eat your sushi. We aren't new to sushi and we aren't naive to sushi. We have eaten all kinds, from all kinds...More

1  Thank nallie3
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Best sushi this side of the pacific. So fresh and tasty. Literally melts in your mouth. We all had the Trust Me where they bring out the sushi at chefs choice. Will for sure return next time in Santa Monica.

Thank EdandMia
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

1  Thank jgair
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 28 April 2017

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
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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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
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
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High end sushi. Has 4 locations.
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