Sugarfish to open near Studio City
January 21, 2013 by James
Construction for Sugarfish, a sushi chain owned by famous chef Kazunori Nozawa, is currently underway at The Commons in Calabasas, approximately 19 miles to the east of Studio City.
The Calabasas location is expected to open at some point this Spring. Chef Kazunori Nozawa previously ran Sushi Nozawa, located in Studio City, until it closed last year. That restaurant opened in 1985.
The upscale shopping center in which Sugarfish will be located has proven to be somewhat challenging for some restaurant owners and retailers since it opened in 1988. Various restaurants have come and gone to The Commons, which is known for celebrity spottings and expensive tastes. The current restaurants in the shopping center include Toscanava, King’s Fish House, Marmelade Café, and Le Pain Quotidien. Johnny Rockets, Crumms Bake Shop, and a Corner Bakery are also located in The Commons.
It seems likely that local print companies will be kept busy with orders for various printing services. Business card printing is often needed as a new business attempts to establish itself in a new location. Banner printing, Flyer Printing, and poster printing are also likely to be used for advertising purposes and to attract new customers.
Nozawa is jokingly aware of the various restrictions he places in his restaurants, such as no texting, no cell phones, and no switching seats. Sugarfish also enforces a company policy of no requests for extra salt, rice, or sauces.
Two other sushi restaurants are located near the Sugarfish location. Banzai Sushi is located in Old Town Calabasas, while Shibuya Sushi is just across the street from the popular shopping center.