Friday, June 27, 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Toro Go Down

Good sushi is simple, fresh and no frills. At least, that's the opinion of Chef Nozawa, the mastermind behind sugarFISH, a new Marina Del Rey strip-mall installation. Nozawa hopes to popularize the traditional Japanese style of omakase, which roughly translates to "trusting the chef," and obviously was the inspiration behind the cleverly titled menu choices: Trust Me 1, 2 & 3.

The restaurant plans to include specialty items and more variety in the future, but nothing like your average sushi joint. You're not going to find a crunchy roll at sugarFISH, but I dare you find a place without pretention, where the fish melts in your mouth and the homemade ponzu and soy sauces deserve their own spot on the beverage menu.

Another perk: tip and tax are included, so even with the most expensive of the 3 choices, you're only spending $39 - and trust me, you'll leave full.

NOTE: if you can't eat your sushi without a beer or sake chaser, wait until July when their liquor license kicks in.

4722 1/4 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 306-6300


Darby said...

do they put sugar in it?? that sounds gross...

Jaimey said...

Nope - no sugar used. I assume that refers to the sweetness of the fish used. The fish is really superb.