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“Good enough” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
Ranked #68 of 9,854 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$34
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
New York City, New York
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294 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Good enough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

I'm not a fan of sushi but this place is good. Very good combinations and choices. Crab and lobster hand rolls are a must. Definitely recommend.

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4 reviews
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“Best sushi I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

They don't have specialty rolls so I was skeptical at first so I tried the "trust me" and my mind was blow and I'm an avid sushi eater. Definitely recommend

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San Antonio, Texas
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best sushi I've had in a long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

I dined here recently being an avid sushi lover. Big lunch time rush but we got our food (chef's pick) fast. The fish was fresh, firm, and the rice was warm and sticky. Great experience, great ambiance, great waitstaff.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful take-out menu experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Don't bother with the takeout menu. It's awful. All the rolls (crab and tuna) we got tasted like the meat came out of a can, which was a shame because the the sushi (sashimi) was beaufitul. The pieces were large, fresh and flavorful.

I'm sure you could place a take-out order from their regular menu!

(Make sure you clarify if you want 2 pieces of sushi or 2 orders of sushi. (1 order contain 2/3 pieces). You don't want to end up with twice as much food as you planned for.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clara, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Simple Formula, Fluidly Executed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Sugarfish is a no-brainer choice by for a quick sushi meal any time of the week, Sunday lunch included. Branded with the name of a celebrity chef, there is no doubt this restaurant chain devises some clever marketing gimmicks. The so called 'trust me' option is no real omakase but a mere set menu. That could be quickly forgiven in the name of good food with a more than reasonable price tag.

Even the deluxe 'trust me' features rather common fish selection but the quality is good. Sushi rice was prepared with care. Food was served as soon as it is ready and every single piece was at the right temperature. Nothing was too hot nor too cold. Sushi rice was as close to body heat as it could get. And the seaweed on the rolls? Perfectly crisp. It is not very often to get this kind of quality on table service.

The best part? You can get a very satisfying meal with no more than $40. The portion is just right. Don't worry about having to go home hungry.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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