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Sayonara, Sushi Nazi! Sushi Nozawa Closing in February

Nozawa at Sushi Nozawa (Photo by oferico via Flickr)
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Some people consider sushi master Kazunomi Nozawa the "sushi Nazi" of Los Angeles, thanks to years of his giving customers at Studio City's Sushi Nozawa sushi as he sees fit. Now, as Squid Ink reports, it seems the reign of "tyranny" is coming to an end: Sushi Nozawa will close on February 29.

It's really not so much that Nozawa is a jerk or doesn't know how to please his customers--it's that for him, sushi is the ultimate omakase experience: It's the chef's choice. Because the chef knows best. Sushi Nozawa is truly a mecca for sushi purists; you'll find no deep-fried, overstuffed, Americanized rolls on the menu. Just beautifully sliced fish.

Over the past few years, Nozawa expanded his empire (and perhaps improved his reputation) when he opened SugarFish locations around town; it seems those sushi spots will remain in operation.