California Vacay – Sushi Nozawa

I’ve been to Sushi Nozawa in Studio City twice, yet I can’t tell you what I ate and I can’t show you pictures because they’re not allowed to be taken. Well, they might be, but I was too afraid to ask.  All I can tell you is that Sushi Nozawa serves damn good sushi.

On this visit,  the expected happened.  We pulled in for lunch and sat at the sushi bar for “omakase.”  There is no ordering at Nozawa if you sit at the sushi bar.  You eat what you are given and you are supposed to “trust” the chef, as the sign says.  My advice would be to sit there, shut up, and eat.  And take this as your official forewarning to NEVER ask for California roll.  You will be tormented for the rest of your life for such a silly question. 😉

As expected, we ate ass kicking, fresh, delicious, can’t compare to anywhere else sushi.  The kind of sushi that would make anyone close their eyes and moan…..just thinking about it.

As expected, the quality of the fish, rice, nori, and everything else at Nozawa is nothing short of amazing.

And then the unexpected occurred. Nicole Richie appeared.  She sat at a table with some friends and went completely unnoticed in this small LA sushi restaurant.  No special service, no fuss, no moving us out in order to give her a spot at the sushi bar.

I wonder if Nozawa knows who the celebs are….and if he cares?  I guess it doesn’t matter because the true star at Nozawa is the sushi.

Don’t be afraid. Just go. TRUST ME.

Sushi Nozawa
11288 Ventura Blvd Suite C
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: +1.818.508.7017
Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm | 5:30pm-10pm


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We have have been eating our way through the DC metro area since 2005. Many calories later, we thought it’d be fun to share our food adventures with anyone crazy enough to listen. We are not food experts by any means, we just love to eat and will try anything once. Although we love a fancy meal, we strive to balance the price, popularity, diversity, and location of our dining experiences. Please contact us with questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you! chownowdc at Follow us on twitter: @chownowDC
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