November saw the arrival of cult LA sushi chain Sugarfish in the Flatiron, which opened to outrageously long lines of diners hoping to sample chef Kazunori Nozawa's fastidious, uncompromising approach to the genre. Now the Sugarfish team has opened KazuNori, another LA transplant, in NoMad, offering a straightforward menu of hand rolls (temaki), sashimi and drinks.
Just like its LA siblings, the NYC restaurant features counter-only seating so chefs can hand creations off immediately to customers. Speciality nori and warmed rice are signatures of the restaurant, along with the "hand-selected" salmon, shrimp, blue crab and other fishy (and non) fillings.
Keeping in line with Nozawa's "Trust Me" omakase experiences, this new spot will offer four set menus of handrolls that vary the amount of food you're being served. A selection of beer, wine and tea rounds out the options.
15 West 28th Street; kazunorisushi.com