The handroll-only Sugarfish spinoff has come to Santa Monica. KazuNori is best approached in the same way as the mothership - go for one of the set menus (we usually get the five roll menu), and wait as they bring out yellowtail, lobster, and salmon handrolls one at a time. Lines are less extreme than at Sugarfish, meaning you can be in and out for a quality sushi meal in under half an hour.
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The Santa Monica location of downtown deli Wexler’s is just as good as the original.
Uplifters Kitchen is an unassuming coffee shop on Ocean Park with a very good breakfast biscuit sandwich.
Swingers in Santa Monica is the place you always end up after the bars close. The lively atmosphere and solid diner food never disappoint.
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Silverlake serves some of the best ramen in town, but thanks to perpetual lines, we endorse getting it for takeout.
Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Fish Eight is a sushi bar on Melrose in West Hollywood with extremely high-quality fish at affordable prices.
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