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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Nozawa Bar

  • 212 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210, United States
  • 175 USD • Japanese, Sushi
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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Nozawa Bar

  • 212 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210, United States
  • 175 USD • Japanese, Sushi
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Nozawa Bar is an extraordinary little jewel box of a room and sushi counter, secreted away in the back of the Beverly Hills location of Sugarfish. Yet its menu, kitchen and overall spirit are totally independent of the local chain restaurant in which it is housed. Be sure to arrive on time, as each seating begins promptly.

Omakase is the sole dining option here, served as multiple courses of primarily nigiri as well as a few sashimi and handrolls. Each sequence centers on exceptional seafood, most of it sourced from local waters—California Baja tuna, farmed abalone, and Oregon albacore. These nigiri are particularly distinctive thanks to a generous brush of nikiri and loosely packed rice, served just warm enough to contrast against the flavorful fish.

Chef Osamu Fujita may be a traditionalist, but the menu includes many novelties. Start with the white and perfectly crunchy jellyfish dressed with ponzu. This might be followed by an impressive presentation of deliciously tender octopus, sliced into thin slivers for sashimi. Sushi highlights include the delicate halibut fin, ruby-red snapper cut before your eyes and a handroll of mountain yam, ume and shiso leaf.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ò Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Specialty
  • Maine lobster nigiri, a tender knob of lobster brushed with soy sauce
  • Yamaimo ume shiso handroll, mountain yam combined with ultra-tart ume and a shiso leaf
  • Tamago

Facilities & Services

  • K Valet parking
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Counter dining
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 424-216-6158
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Saturday, Sunday

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