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These are San Diego's finest sushi spots

Published On 02/19/2014 Published On 02/19/2014
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1. Sushi Ota 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)

Shushi Ota is hidden among a 7-Eleven and some car dealerships in a Pacific Beach strip mall, but still serves up some of the best sashimi and uni in town.

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2. The Joint 4902 Newport Ave, san diego, CA 92107 (San Diego)

Combining the considerable powers of a chap who'd planned on opening a sushi spot and a pair of Ohio-born bros (a beer connoisseur and the singer from up-and-coming The Deadly Birds), Joint's got a little something for everyone, slinging craft beer, tapas, and (soon-to-come) sushi in a space featuring a custom-built red oak bar, maroon walls, and an interior entirely furnished with prime finds from Craigslist, which were totally Encountered Casually, never expecting to actually go home with anyone.

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3. Shiku Sushi Bar 1277 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037 (La Jolla)

Shiku Sushi opened up in Tadashi's old spot in La Jolla with an edgier new red and black motif and a menu with cleverly named rolls.

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4. Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar 2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Carlsbad)

Blue Ocean's got specialty rolls (try soft shell crab, avocado, more crab, and rice baked in a puff pastry) alongside skewered meats and veggies from a robata grill.

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5. Café Japengo 8960 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla)

Not only are you in for some award-winning sushi at Café Japengo, but, once a month, Executive Chef Jerry Warner will teach you how to make it yourself!

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6. Sushi Tadokoro 2244 San Diego Ave, Old Town , CA 92110 (Old Town)

Nestled amongst the Mexican restaurants in Old Town is Sushi Tadokoro -- serving some of the freshest traditional Edo-mae style sushi in town. They’re only open for dinner and the place is small, so do yourself a favor and make a reservation.

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7. Bang Bang 526 Market St, San Diego, CA 92117 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Bang Bang is a sushi palace in San Diego that lets you dine on top of a koi pond, and's got crazy signature rolls like the Bruce Lee, as well as a banana-bacon ice cream sandwich.