Apr 09

Urasawa, the Beverly Hills sushi restaurant renowned for its cuisine and $395-per-person pricetag, was ordered to pay $65,785 in fines and unpaid wages to settle a complaint brought by the state Labor Commissioner, it was announced today.

The investigation at Urasawa found that kitchen staff regularly worked more than 10 hours each day without overtime pay, rest breaks or meal breaks, according to California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su.

It was further found that the Rodeo Drive eatery — where diners feast on an omakase-only, “chef’s choice” menu — failed to provide its eight workers with itemized wage statements listing hours worked and rate of pay, as required by law, Su said.