Tag : KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar

KazuNori Mid-Wilshire dining room

KazuNori Mid-Wilshire Opens

The restaurant features a 24-seat hand roll counter bar where, like at our other locations, guests can watch their hand rolls being made, and, most importantly, enjoy them while the seaweed is at its best. At KazuNori, the commitment to quality is unwavering, serving hand rolls made with only the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house-made sauces, and signature warm rice. Named after celebrated sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa who introduced the cylindrical-style hand roll to the United States over 40 […]

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Microphone image with Nozawa Bar, SUGARFISH, and KazuNori logos

Food Podcast Air Jordan

This podcast is an entertaining and interesting look into the evolution of SUGARFISH, KazuNori, and Nozawa Bar. Jerry shares little-known facts not only about the restaurants and the food they serve but also about how he and Chef Nozawa became friends and the unlikely path that led him to the food business. Jerry and Jordan also discuss the special ingredients used in dishes at Sushi Nozawa Group’s sister restaurants Uovo and HiHo Cheeseburger and what might be next! Click here to […]

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First Ever National Hand Roll Day

National Hand Roll Day was founded in 2019 by Sushi Nozawa Group to celebrate the beloved sushi handroll. The holiday was proclaimed by the Registrar at National Day Calendar and is celebrated each year on July 6, the date of Chef Nozawa’s birthday! Introduced in the middle of the last century, the original hand rolls, or temaki, were cylindrical in shape. Chef Nozawa began serving cylindrical handrolls early in his career in Japan, and decades later, they became a customer favorite at his […]

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