Studio City’s Sugarfish, formerly known as Sushi Nozawa, serves up fresh sushi ala carte style on Ventura Boulevard’s popular Sushi Row. Chef Nozawa’s “Trust Me” philosophy highlights three popular menu staples: Trust Me, Trust Me Lite, and The Nozawa. Chef Nozawa’s unique sushi philosophy is based on quality of ingredients instead of fancy rolls and Americanized fusion Japanese fare. If you’re looking for elaborate caterpillar tuna rolls or extravagant rainbow spicy crab avocado mish mosh, move along.
Chef Nozawa — Photo courtesy of Sugarfish
Sugarfish prides itself superior service, top-notch flavors, and fresh ingredients. The beauty of Nozawa-san’s touch is the simplicity and elegance with which each dish is painstakingly prepared to utter perfection. Each of the three menu meals starts with organic edamame and a delicious plate of tuna sashimi swimming in special sauce. Prepare for the sushi party! Dish after dish of albacore, salmon, yellowtail, Halibut, and scallop sushi appear, each one better than the last. Savor the exquisite buttery combination flavors of sauce and fish as they melt in your mouth and pleasure your palate. Love hand rolls? Sample Chef Nozawa’s toro and blue crab cut rolls to taste gold medal excellence in the Sushi Olympics. Ask for available specials like sweet shrimp and lobster cut rolls or try the delectable uni (sea urchin) if you’re searching for sushi nirvana.
A Plate of Fresh Nigiri — Photo courtesy of Sugarfish
Care for a drink? Sugarfish offers a generous selection of beer, sake, and white wine to accompany its succulent sushi. Non-alcoholic beverages include green tea (the iced version is refreshingly fantastic), bottled water and sodas. Additional Sugarfish locations include Brentwood, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, and Downtown Los Angeles.