All you need to know when you go to Sugarfish is to order the “Trust Me”. I have been hearing about this place for so long from multiple people raving how good their sushi is. They just opened one in Studio City, and when I found that out, I made sure it was my next stop lol. They are known for their simple yet freshest quality of fish,- no fancy, fried or saucy rolls there. Everything literally melts in your mouth, and this place made me realize you don’t need fancy, saucy rolls to satisfy a sushi craving. As soon as the sushi is ready they bring it out and suggest you eat it right away. They don’t do requests for extra rice, sauces or substitutions and suggest you do not use soy sauce either because they want you to taste the quality of the fish. They do have light sauces that they put on the fish so everything had flavor though. It’s not your typical sushi place and that’s why I liked it. The “Trust Me” is $29.95 per person, it’s like a sushi package and this is what it consists of…
Marinated in ponzu sauce. I loved this. Fresh and light, and still had lots of flavor.
ALBACORE SUSHI & BAY SCALLOP SUSHI
The albacore literally melts in your mouth. With the warm rice underneath and the cool fresh fish on top, it literally melts in your mouth. The albacore had a ponzu marinade so it didn’t need soy sauce. This originally came with salmon sushi but I don’t like salmon so I substituted bay scallops for it. The Bay scallop sushi was also great- the rice was warm underneath and the creaminess of the scallops made it the perfect combo. This had flavor too so no need for soy sauce.
ALBACORE SUSHI & SALMON SUSHI
Same as above but it comes with salmon sushi originally so wanted to take a picture of it so you could see 🙂
YELLOWTAIL & HALIBUT SUSHI
This was my favorite sushi of the night. The yellowtail and halibut and a crisp citrus marinate. Both melted in your mouth. I especially love halibut because of its tenderness. Both such great fishes, and because its such good quality fish the light sauces on them were just enough. Perfection!
TORO HAND ROLL
I usually don’t like seaweed. I get soy paper, but for some reason I really liked the handrolls at Sugarfish. The saltiness of the seaweed with the warm rice and the tender fresh fish was so good. Simple, but flavorful and delicious.
BLUE CRAB HAND ROLL
I love crab hand rolls! This was also very light and delicious. The crab was creamy and it just makes such a difference with warm rice instead of cold! These hand rolls are good with a little soy sauce in my opinion.
I highly recommend trying Sugarfish. It’s such a change of pace from your typical sushi restaurant and the quality of fish is incomparable. On the menu, order either of the three packages: the “Trust Me”, “Trust Me Lite” if you want less food, or the “Nozawa”. That’s all you have to know when you go there. Enjoy! There are locations in Studio City, Brentwood, Downtown LA, & Santa Monica.
SUGARFISH BY SUSHI NOZAWA
*My mommy and I at Sugarfish for her birthday!*