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Old 03-23-10, 01:04 PM
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San Diego Sushi

Who has the best Sushi in San Diego? We will be there in June and visiting Sushi hot spots are always tops on our list.
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where?
who?? Not sure where the confusion is. Who has the best Sushi in San Diego was the question.....
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Much like the Cleveland MSA, San Diego is a big place. What area of San Diego are you interested in?
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Depends if you like strict traditional or more modern fancy stuff. I say this because there are many places in the SD area that are sushi places, but go over board on creativity into plain weirdness. I like the Sushiya chain. High quality for a good price. My favorite is Akita, just across town from me in Escondido, or Katsu in San Marcos. There are some excellent places in the downtown gaslamp area and Hillcrest/Northpark areas, but be prepared for a large bill and a long wait, especially on a Friday or Saturday night.
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Old 03-23-10, 03:21 PM
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Much like the Cleveland MSA, San Diego is a big place. What area of San Diego are you interested in?
Gotchya.... Really anywhere in SD County. We have 4 days of no plans.
Robert.... Probably more of the modern type.
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https://www.su****aisho.signonsandiego.com/home.html
This one is a favorite... small place though...
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There are Sushi Ota and Surfside Sushi mid-town area; there's also Kaito in Encinitas. If you can read Japanese and don't mind paying over $100 per person excluding alcohol, then Shirahama on Convoy. These are the fancier traditional sushi type places; which you normally don't go for California rolls, etc. Even if they serve it there, it will be too expensive.

For all-you-can-eat, Tadashi Sushi in La Jolla Cove is nice.
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If you get up to North County, I like Harney Sushi near the Oceanside Pier. https://www.harneysushi.com/
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If you can read Japanese and don't mind paying over $100 per person excluding alcohol, then Shirahama on Convoy.
Really? I've eaten sushi in Tokyo plenty of times, and my lack of Japanese literacy has never been a problem.

If they are turning away paying customers because they don't speak Japanese, then you're better off staying away anyways - because serving food isn't exactly their specialty, if you get my drift.
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That restaurant is a sushi bar. No photos, no English, and if I remembered it correctly not even price. I went there with a friend hoping to try it out for lunch, but had to leave because we didn't know how or what to order. From what I heard though, they are very good.
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Originally Posted by DaveSANYYZ View Post

For all-you-can-eat, Tadashi Sushi in La Jolla Cove is nice.

Now thats what I am talking about!!
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My favorite is Poway Sushi Lounge in Poway (go figure), this is actually where a lot of the Chargers and Padres go and I'm guessing they could afford a lot better sushi than me...

The other place I've heard a LOT about is Sushi on the Rock in La Jolla....
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Quality: Sushi Ota. Quantity: Somewhere else. If you want to try stuff you probably aren't used to but delicious, japanese tapas style, Okan or Tajima 2.
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Thanks for all the replies guys! Great info.
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In my Uptown neighborhood "Zensei," an unfortunate pun on "Sensei," the Japanese word for teacher or master. Beautifully fresh maguro and hamachi, great ama ebi, and the Spanish mackerel when they have it is wonderful. George is the charming chef and master of ceremonies. Located at 30th & Upas St. on the Great Hipster Silk Road.

In Kearny Mesa, "Katzra," and on the Coast Highway in Solana Beach is "Nobu," formerly of "Samurai," also in Solana Beach at I-5 & Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
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My favourite places are Banbu Sushi in La Mesa and Ra Sushi downtown.

Tokyo sushi in the college area is pretty good too.
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Originally Posted by DaveSANYYZ View Post
There are Sushi Ota and Surfside Sushi mid-town area; there's also Kaito in Encinitas. If you can read Japanese and don't mind paying over $100 per person excluding alcohol, then Shirahama on Convoy. These are the fancier traditional sushi type places; which you normally don't go for California rolls, etc. Even if they serve it there, it will be too expensive.

For all-you-can-eat, Tadashi Sushi in La Jolla Cove is nice.
+1 on Sushi Ota. I thought it was quite good. But many people I know consider it the best.
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tokyo sushi in the college area is great...get there before 6 or they start cranking the gangsta rap....you think i am kidding huh?
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tokyo sushi in the college area is great...get there before 6 or they start cranking the gangsta rap....you think i am kidding huh?
That's the only thing I don't like about Tokyo.

But they have to make it "hip" for all us college kids to go there.
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For sushi with lots of added flavors/dressings...Sushi on the Rock or Poway Sushi Lounge. For good sushi at a reasonable cost go to any of the Sushi Deli's around San Diego. Also, the mention of Harney Sushi is a good one and the location on Harney in OLd Town is small but nice (and closer to San Diego). Sushi Ota is also excellent in PB area (always ranks high in ratings).
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Also, the mention of Harney Sushi is a good one and the location on Harney in OLd Town is small but nice (and closer to San Diego). Sushi Ota is also excellent in PB area (always ranks high in ratings).
Both excellent places. My first experiences with sushi were at (what i think is) the original Harney Sushi on Harney Street in Old Town. Love that place. Coincidentally, during my first years of college that was one of the many joints that didn't check I.D.'s, so maybe my opinion is misleading!
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I just got back from a fantastic meal at Umi Sushi on Shelter Island.
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Thanks again for all the great info here. We will have 4 days in SD before we head up north so it sounds like we will need to try more than a few places
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Kaito sushi in Encinitas is the best. https://www.yelp.com/biz/kaito-sushi-encinitas

Bit of a drive from downtown though.
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