KazuNori, the long-awaited Sugarfish spinoff is now open in the Old Bank District in Downtown Los Angeles. Owned and operated by the SushiNozawa, LLC team – Kazunori Nozawa, Jerry A. Greenberg, Tom Nozawa, Lele Massimini, Cameron Broumand and Clement Mok – KazuNori aims to offer the perfect hand roll. The first restaurant of its kind with a commitment to quality that is unwavering, just as Sugarfish. Serving only the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house made sauces, and their signature warm rice.
A warm welcome into a small cozy spot tucked in the intersection of Winston and Main Street, KazuNori is a wonderful little under-the-radar Japanese restaurant where you can select three, four, five or a la carte hand rolls served to order, at reasonable prices, with marvelously attentive and friendly staff. Trendy décor, organic elements, simple yet classy, meticulously selected design elements offer an inviting, relaxing modern-Zen look and a chic atmosphere. Light music in the background siting around the square sushi bar, guest can enjoy some delicately made hand rolls, beer and sake in a minimalistic yet cozy space. KazuNori’s hand roll bar seats 25 guests, there is a to-go bar and an outdoor patio for guests to eat outdoors.
Developing on the concept of Sugarfish and perfecting it even further to serve each patron by the sushi chef within seconds after they are prepared. Guest can experience great quality hand rolls where the nori stays fresh and crisp, the rice is warm, and the ingredients are delectable, all within a max of 5 seconds. Known as temaki, hand rolls are similar to the more common cut sushi rolls, except hand rolls are not cut. Hand rolls are best enjoyed quickly after they are made for optimal taste and texture. KazyNori hand rolls are truly amazing and will redefine what you think about sushi!
In addition to hand rolls, KazuNori’s menu also offers a daily sashimi dish, as well as cut rolls for guests who want to eat in the outdoor patio or take their meal to-go. KazuNori’s dishes offer the same high quality that guests have come to expect from Sugarfish.
The restaurant is located in downtown LA at 421 Main Street. According to Tom Nozawa, “Because Los Angeles is considered by many to be the epicenter for of America’s sushi culture, we think it’s only natural that we would open KazuNori, The Original Hand Roll Bar, in Downtown LA.”
KazuNori is owned and operated by Sushi Nazawa, LLC, a Los Angeles-based restaurant group. A devotion to the classic preparation of tradition-based sushi, using only the most premium ingredients, is at the core of KazuNori, Sugarfish and Nozawa Bar’s ’s sushi-making philosophy. KazuNori is the creation of the team behind Sugarfish and the Nozawa Bar.
KazuNori hours are as follow: Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 11pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30am – midnight; and Sunday 12:00pm – 10pm.