The original Sushi Nozawa in Studio City inspired Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, but luckily this omakase-only space at the back of the Beverly Hills Sugarfish has dialed back a bit on the craziness (you won’t get kicked out just because the chef doesn’t like the look of you). You still have no choice over what you’re given to eat, and there are only two ten-person seatings a night (if someone is running late, you’re in serious trouble). It’s all worth it for the 22 courses of sushi that runs the gamut from expected to adventurous
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Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
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Kotosh is a Peruvian-Japanese spot in a Lomita strip mall that manages to do two pretty different cuisines pretty well.
Tokyo Hamburg is a rowdy Japanese restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a party from the moment you walk in.
Tatsu is the future not just because of its iPad wall waiters. It’s the future because it’s quick and easy, and downright delicious.
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