Crisp and fresh Japanese hand roll sushi at KazuNori in Santa Monica
120 Broadway Suite 104, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Fresh sushi hand served to you on a counter
The entrance is subtle, look out for the long black handle. When you enter, you are welcomed to a seat at the counter, from where you can browse a simple menu. If you’re feeling hungry, the 28 USD 6-roll set will leave you satisfied because each hand roll will take you around 3-4 bites. This set also allows you to taste mouthwatering seafood including toro, lobster, crab and salmon.
We love the serving process. The KazuNori sushi chef will make your sushi hand roll with dancing hands, then place it on a brown paper in front of you while announcing the name of the main ingredient. You then pick the roll up and after dipping it in the house-made soy sauce, bite into the cruncy seaweed.
The most memorable aspect is the combination of warm fluffy rice, crispy seaweed, and fresh-tasting seafood. It’s super satisfying. The staff are attentive, and will feel your cup intermittently with water, and also provide your pickled ginger peels. Throughout your meal, you feel like you’re in a refined space focussed on creating memorable Japanese cuisine.