It takes a team with a passion for food and sushi.


Tom+Kazunori Nozawa

SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, with multiple locations in Los Angeles, is a different kind of sushi dining experience. Our restaurants serve only traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa’s style of sushi. Our passion is to carry forward his great tradition and style of food – which many believe is the best sushi there is.

Old school values.
SUGARFISH embodies the philosophy of celebrated sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa, well-known for his Trust Me-style sushi at Sushi Nozawa, which operated in Studio City from 1985-2012. Nozawa shuns “American-style” extravagant rolls and fusion dishes. Instead he concentrates on the purity of his basic ingredients— nurturing relationships with the finest fish purveyors across the globe, cutting his fish with an artisan’s painstaking care, and even making his own fresh soy sauce and ponzu.

New school vision.
To bring Chef Nozawa’s legendary food to our guests with quality and efficiency, the SUGARFISH team has made some changes that defy the conventional wisdom about sushi places. Our menu, while always featuring the highest quality items, is greatly simplified. Diners choose from three core menus called Trust Me’s, a takeoff from the traditional Japanese omakase. The biggest change is there are no visible sushi chefs behind the sushi bar. By moving our sushi-making to the kitchen, we are set up for quality and maximum efficiency (and not for show).

“It is all about the fish” at these “value”-minded offshoots of Sushi Nozawa, where the “amazingly fresh”, “melt-in-your-mouth” slabs come à la carte or in a “purist”-pleasing omakase…” — ZAGAT

Founders & Partners
Kazunori Nozawa, president
Yumiko Nozawa
Jerry A. Greenberg, ceo
Tom Nozawa, co-head of operations
Lele Massimini, co-head of operations
Cameron Broumand, head of expansion and administration
Clement Mok, head of marketing and brand