sugarFISH Opens in DTLA
For those who long for wonderful sushi but fear the sushi nazi, Nozawa, there’s another option- his sugarFISH restaurants. There you could order the Trust Me specials without any fear of someone chasing you out of a restaurant because you happened to answer your cell phone, order a fusion roll or behave in other ignoble ways.
sugarFISH is casual but it doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Walking into the new Downtown Los Angeles location last week, I immediately noticed it looked different from the one in Marina del Rey. While that one feels like you’re eating in a froyo shop, this one is “nicer.” More for the DTLA business crowd.
I was invited by the restaurant for lunch. They presented us The Nozawa which normally at $32-$34 is quite the lunch!
We started with individual plates of organic edmame.
Next came the big eye tuna sashimi. The fish was super fresh.
Out next were the salmon and albacore nigiri sushi. I love salmon more than albacore but in this instance, I preferred the albacore more. The fish was a bit more flavorful which is almost incredulous since I love salmon for its clean fatty tasting quality.
The sesame gave it an interesting crunch.
I don’t think I’ve seen such pink yellowtail before but it was so amazing. I loved the color, like an inside of a delicate seashell. The fish again, is very fresh. The halibut really didn’t need the ponzu sauce but it enhanced the great fish. I could tell this yuzu was fresh and not out of a factory bottle.
What I really love about sugarFISH is the warm rice. Once you have sushi with warm rice, you’ll never want it any other way again. This is probably why I hate take-out or supermarket sushi (er, not that I really eat that…anymore).
sugarFISH will be open for lunch and dinner every day of the week.
600 W 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 – (213) 627-3000