WHY Takeout or eat-in sushi from the ‘Sushi Nazi’ Kazunori Nozawa of Sushi Nozawa in Studio City—without the high price tag or quite the same creative combinations. The Marina location has curbside service for people hustling to catch a plane.
WHAT Nozawa has traded his omakase at the flagship restaurant for pre-set ‘Trust Me’ combinations (hamachi nigiri, tuna sashimi with scallions) that are less expensive but just as fresh at these more laid-back strip-mall joints (one in Brentwood, one in the Marina). The takeout is cleverly packaged and includes his famed ‘firm’ nibbling instructions, so it almost feels like the Sushi Nazi himself is glaring over your shoulder at home.
WHO Just-landed Angelenos grabbing takeout on their way home from LAX or Brentwood and Marina locals popping in for takeout or a quick bite.
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Marina del Rey
Features: Dinner, Lunch
Price Range: $10-$16, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Sushi