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One of the Valley’s Best Sushi Spots Comes Ashore in Santa Monica

The Brothers Sushi jumps from Woodland Hills to a second location on Montana Avenue

A close up shot of sushi inside of a takeout box, with caviar on top.
The Brothers Sushi
The Brothers Sushi
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.

Popular Valley Japanese restaurant Brothers Sushi is expanding to Santa Monica soon, with plans to take over the closed Maria’s Italian Kitchen Kitchen space at 1008 Montana Avenue. The news was first reported by local Westside blog Toddrickallen.

Reps for Brothers Sushi confirmed the move, telling Eater that Brothers would keep much of its current menu and feel, from the omakase menu by chef Mark Okuda to the wide array of a la carte options. That should come as no surprise, considering the Woodland Hills-based restaurant has already racked up countless accolades for its fresh fish and bento boxes over the past couple of years, even as the pandemic brought indoor and on-site dining to a halt for more than 15 months.

While there’s no current timetable for the opening of Brothers Sushi in Santa Monica, paperwork is up now for its beer and wine license. Meanwhile, sushi became a surprise takeaway hit for many during the pandemic, as everyone from the massive SBE hospitality group to a small collection of Arts District musicians got in on the takeout and delivery action. More recently, chef Masa Shimakawa has popped up not far away with his own restaurant inside the Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica, while over in Atwater Village sushi legend Morihiro Onodera received a glowing review from the Los Angeles Times.

The Brothers Sushi Santa Monica

1008 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403