MICHELIN Guide 2019

Sawa Sushi

  • South Bay
  • Over 75 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Strict rules and big rewards unite at this zany, unusual and randomly located (in a mall) dive, where Chef Steve Sawa rules the roost. After going through the rigamarole of landing a reservation for his omakase-only affair, throw all caution to the wind and just go with the flow. Yes, the décor is nothing special; however, the food is anything but so-so, and the ad hoc prices are quite high. So what draws such a host of regulars? Their pristine and very sublime fish, of course-from creamy Hokkaido sea scallops to delicious toro ribbons. Sawa is also an expert on sauces: imagine the likes of yuzukosho topping kanpachi or a sweet-spicy tamarind glaze on ocean trout. Accompany these with a top sake or cold beer and feel the joy seep in.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




Over 75 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • a Wheelchair accessible

Sawa Sushi

+1 408-241-7292
Opening hours
Dinner Mon - Sat

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