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Somebody Crashed Into Sugarfish on La Brea Last Night

A car headed straight for the front door managed to miss customers

Sugarfish on La Brea
Sugarfish on La Brea
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

An accident last night outside of the popular Sugarfish on La Brea shook up sushi diners momentarily, as a white car crashed into the front corner of the restaurant. No one was hurt in the incident, but it did take some time to sort everything out.

Diners on site say that the scene was hectic for about 15 minutes until everything settled down and got back to business. The driver of the car was uninjured — the airbag didn't deploy — and, despite some shaken nerves, the sushi service started up shortly after the initial impact. It's a good thing the crash didn't occur later in the evening, as the front area around the main door tends to fill with waiting diners later on but was empty when the accident occurred.

Of course, cars crashing into restaurants is nothing new for Los Angeles. Exposed locations like corner storefronts or those with open frontage along curves tend to be hit the most, though drivers in the past have taken out everything from burger joints to hip coffee shops to LA's only Taiwanese street food truck.


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