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5 Celeb-Approved Sushi Spots in LA

By Jessica Estrada | June 15, 2015 | Food & Drink

Take it from the stars and celebrate International Sushi Day this week (June 18) by paying a visit to one of LA’s celeb-loved sushi restaurants.

Where: Sushi Roku

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Celebrity Fans: Kate Bosworth, Molly Sims, Kristen Bell, Zoe Saldana, Mark Wahlberg, James Marsden, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, and Adam Sandler

Why: Celebrities stop by Sushi Roku for popular dishes like the yellowtail diced chilies, spicy tuna on crispy rice, and the signature tuna jalapeño roll. The Japanese resto, which is celebrating its 18th anniversary, also offers delightful off-menu items that only insiders know about, like the truffle soy sauce and black truffle hand rolls. Various locations

Where: Sugarfish

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Celebrity Fans: Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Michelle Rodriguez, and Malin Akerman

Why: For traditional sushi, head to Sugarfish where Nozawa-style bites reign supreme. Dishes are simple but elegant in an effort to highlight the flavors and textures of the fish. Patrons can order off three “Trust Me” menus like the Nozawa, which features organic edamame, tuna sashimi, salmon sushi, halibut sushi, blue crab hand rolls, and more. Various locations

Where: Koi

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Celebrity Fans: Rihanna, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Christina Aguilera

Why: Koi is modern, sleek, and zen, glowing with candlelights and boasting one of the chicest patios in town. Stars and locals alike are drawn to Koi for beloved dishes like the steamed Chilean sea bass with Ichimi, ginger, and shiitake as well as a variety of signature rolls including a sunfire roll, a dragon roll, and a “She’s So LA” roll made with soft shell crab, spicy tuna, and baked crab. 730 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-659-9449

Where: Katsuya

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Celebrity Fans: Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Drew Barrymore

Why: Whether it’s a party of two or a girls’ night out, celebrities regularly flock to Katsuya when they’re craving sushi. To taste a little bit of everything, order the sushi sampler, which features an assortment of rolls like albacore, octopus, and freshwater eel. Wash it down with the can't-miss Burning Mandarin cocktail, comprised of vodka, hand-crushed serrano chile and splashes of cranberry, lemon, and orange juice. Various locations

Where: Nobu Malibu

1 - 5 Celeb-Approved Sushi Spots in LA

Celebrity Fans: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, and Joe Manganiello

Why: If you’re looking for sushi with a view, there’s no better place than Nobu Malibu. The beachfront restaurant boasts a lengthy list of offerings that range from classics such as the shrimp tempura and California rolls to pieces of Japanese snapper, sea urchin, and bluefin. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a celebrity or two. 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-317-9140



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