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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
+1 310-393-3338
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“warm rice” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (236 reviews)
“hand rolls” (19 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1102
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent sushi and it was ashame that the overall dining experience was let down by the quality of service - to call it brusque would be a complement. Perhaps reconsider the no tips policy so that staff have an incentive to engage with customers.

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BEST sushi I've ever had (and I live in NYC). And Martha, the GM, was a gracious, friendly, effective host on a very busy night. "James," our waiter was had great vibes and was beyond generous with his time for us. But the sushi...More

Thank amymsewell
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful meal at sugar fish. The fish was so fresh and as another reviewer said, the fish really does melt in your mouth. The menu is simple, but everything is delicious. I ordered the “trust Me” and loved it, but needed to...More

Thank MarissaAF823
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

So this place is BUSY! Waited 45min for a solo spot, but it was worth the wait! They rush out the sushi as soon as it’s ready, so it is still warm when you eat it. It does melt in your mouth!!

Thank Marc A
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The Sugarfish is the absolute best sushi in LA for me, especially considering the price. Dont expect anything fancy or a mile long menu, but what they give you is absolutely perfect. Warm perfectly cooked rice, crunchy seaweed, fresh fish, that is all they need!...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Stopped in just to take out a sushi roll. Very nice inside with great ambiance. Loved the roll and will go back when back in Santa Monica.

Thank mantbo
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very tasty sushi and really good service. I liked the warm rice. One of the better sushi places in town.

1  Thank rj100032655
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Best sushi we have ever had! Melt in your mouth amazing. We stopped in mid afternoon and were seated right away, prices were reasonable considering the quality!

Thank Charity J
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit to a Sugarfish. This place has ruined me forever on sushi- living in a landlocked state (Oklahoma) is so difficult! Anyway, I liked the aesthetic of this location better than Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey; however maybe that had...More

1  Thank CrystalAnn56
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t normally say this but the rice in the sushi is an absolute stand out. We had to wait 40 min for a table for 4 at a weekday lunchtime but there are plenty of nice tables outside that you can wait on or...More

1  Thank Travelling_foodie198
Santa Monica
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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 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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