1. Sushi Ota4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego
2. The Joint4902 Newport Ave, san diego
3. Shiku Sushi Bar1277 Prospect St, La Jolla
4. Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar2958 Madison St, Carlsbad
5. Café Japengo8960 University Center Ln, San Diego
6. Sushi Tadokoro2244 San Diego Ave, Old Town
7. Bang Bang526 Market St, San Diego
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.