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Nozawa Bar
Nozawa Bar

You'll start with a cold sumonomo app, like this guy with sweet vinegar, seaweed, and Dungeness crab...

Hidden in the back of Sugarfish Beverly Hills, behind an "Employees Only" sign, is Nozawa Bar: a wood-laden 10-person room where a 30-year protege of famed "Sushi Nazi" Nozawa makes a no-ordering-allowed, 20-or-so-course omakase meal featuring fish bought that day from a fish market where the chef's given exclusive access before anyone else to guarantee freshness. Speaking of exclusive access... you're gonna want to see drool-worthy photos of every single dish from a typical meal there, and we've got them, if you click on that delicious picture above.

... and move on to sashimi -- in this case, three pieces each of kampachi and live octopus, which unsurprisingly tastes grEight.
It's sushi time: warm rice topped with bluefin toro.
... and a garlic-ponzu topped bonito katsuo, a fish also known -- by both women spurned by Nicholson and fishermen -- as the slapjack.
Move on to this lobster handroll, wrapped in crispy nori seaweed...
... and three-sauced Taylor scallops, which are more than up to par. Yep. Golf joke.
Nope, it's not dessert time yet. This is pate-textured monkfish that's miso-glazed, which's likely what's starting to happen to your eyes at this point.
DON'T GIVE UP. You've still got this golden-eye snapper.
And this salmon roe, which has been marinated before being scooped into this rice cylinder and purposefully filled to overflowing.
This usually-hard-to-find-in-the-US fish is a Japanese swimmer named Isaki, aka Three Line Grunt, who must have opened for Creed at some point in the '90s.
We're still not done: this guy's a live sweet shrimp with just a little salt, like that time you walked out of that Angelina Jolie movie after the first 20min.
Don't be fooled by your final piece of sushi: this simple-looking tamago (egg) is actually stuffed with rice and sour Japanese plum.
You've finally come to the end, so take down this roasted green tea. Then make a reservation for tomorrow.
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1. Nozawa Bar 212 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This ten-seater only offers omakase, so just trust the chef -- an award-winning sushi master -- and let him deal you amazing raw bits picked up fresh from the local markets that morning.

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