Japanese Restaurants

107Tao Vietnamese Japanese Cuisine

Address: 3332 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA  92116   Make a Reservation
Tao Vietnamese Japanese Cuisine
Tucked away in the heart of Adams Avenue- the famous strip in the neighborhood of Normal Heights- you will find Tao. Offering healthy Vietnamese/Japanese cuisine with an extensive vegetarian selection, Chef Hung “Eric” Tao also features his homemade tofu and soy milk, which he makes fresh daily. His specialty is his Mango “Chicken” Rice: soy based mock “chicken” pieces sautéed with sweet, juicy mango, and the Tofu Rice Pot, tofu, and stir fry vegetables atop rice served in an iron rice pot. With such popular selections, this casual hotspot will satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Learn More »

106Tomiko

Address: 87 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Tomiko
Overlooking beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Tomiko offers a well–rounded and approachable menu of traditional Japanese and contemporary Asian cuisine. While Tomiko’s sushi is the featured attraction, the chefs work hard to please all guests, with items like lamb chops and filet mignon on the menu. The sushi bar and lounge provide a casually-elegant setting that is a destination in itself. The full service bar mixes up playful signature drinks like the Moonlight Cooler, and serves from a rich selection of sakes, wines, and beers. The restaurant focuses on healthy and environmentally conscious foods, utilizing sustainable fish, gluten-free products, and ... Learn More »

105Sushi Bar Nippon

Address: 532 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation

106Taka Sushi

Address: 555 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation

104Edamami

Address: 5950 Santo Rd, San Diego, CA  92124   Make a Reservation
Edamami
Edamami Japanese fusion sushi offers fresh sushi that is beautifully presented and delightful to eat. The sushi chefs at Eda-Mami make their sushi rolls from an inspired and creative perspective adding unique ingredients and offering innovative specialty rolls. Their Ninja Roll combines spicy tuna, crab, cheese, avocado, and jalapeño whose outside is then deep fried to provide a flavorful surprise with every bite. The buttery texture and clean flavor of the fish adds tastiness to any sushi roll. Love sushi but want to mix it up? Try a range of classic Japanese entrees including a chicken teriyaki bento box or ... Learn More »

106RA Sushi

Address: 474 Broadway, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Situated on Broadway Street directly across from Horton Plaza is RA Sushi, a trendy, upbeat sushi bar with some of the most innovative and fresh sushi San Diego has to offer. The restaurant sits at the center of downtown’s hustle and bustle and is constantly buzzing with business. They even have a late night bar menu that serves up a variety of cocktails, wines, nibbles, and spirits. RA’s décor is entirely black and red and has the latest music pumping through their speakers. This restaurant presents guests with an abundance of creative specialty and regular rolls nightly that are nothing ... Learn More »

106Cafe Japengo

Address: 8960 University Center Lane, La Jolla, CA  92122   Make a Reservation
Cafe Japengo
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While hidden from the road in the La Jolla UTC area, Cafe Japengo should not be missed. The upscale restaurant offers what is consistently dubbed the best sushi in San Diego as well as inventive Pacific Rim Cuisine. Executive Chef Jay Payne excels in crafting fresh, often exotic ingredients in innovative ways, with tantalizing dishes that almost threaten to overshadow the sushi. However, with Sushi Chef Jerry Warner’s 17-year tenure, and unrivaled creativity, the fresh, inspired sushi offerings more than hold their own. Guests looking for an especially unique experience should sit at the sushi bar, where Chef Warner crafts ... Learn More »

106Todai

Address: 2828 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA  92108   Make a Reservation
Todai
Todai is an upscale all-you-can-eat Japanese seafood buffet restaurant. Toodai restaurant is designed to create a unique family atmosphere that seats up to 500 patrons. In addition, Todai restaurant features a 160-foot seafood buffet counter with 40 different kinds of sushi, over 15 salads and hot entrees, and a dessert bar with over 20 different cakes and fruits. Learn More »

108Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Address: 875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
RecommendedSpecial Offer
Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar is recorded closed at this location! Everybody likes options, especially when it comes to food. At Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar in downtown La Jolla, Asian fusion prepared with a French flair gives diners plenty of choices. Twenty-four different tapas like Ahi Poke, Mint Curried Lamb, Hamachi Tacos, and vast amounts of soups, salads, entrees, sushi rolls, sashimi, and steaks provide any patron an alternative to the mundane. Executive Chef Stephen Window takes tremendous pride in using local, seasonal, ingredients when creating his menu items. His passion for fresh fare has garnered a “World’s Top ... Learn More »

106Yakitori Izakaya Tec Chan

Address: 3739 6th Avenue Suite B, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
Yakitori Izakaya Tec Chan
NewSpecial Offer
Yakitori Izakaya Tec Chan is the place to go in Hillcrest for an authentic Japanese meal. The menu spans a wide range of cuisine. Classic Yakitori such as Beef Tongue, Quail Egg, and Asparagus Bacon offer diners a tasty snack, while an array of salads, sautéed dishes, ramen, udon, and soba will satiate any appetite. Expertly prepared sushi is also available to round out any meal. Beverages include Sapporo on draft as well as bottled Asahi, Sapporo Premium, Koshihikari – Echigo -, and Orion on the beer side. Soju is available in both barley and sweet potato variety, as are ... Learn More »

106Haruya

Address: 9340-B Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA  92123   Make a Reservation
Haruya
New
True to its name, Haru, meaning “spring” in Japanese, is a refreshing and invigorating dining experience. Its verdant walls and floral-theme décor evoke the spirit of new growth, while the elegant artistry of its Japanese culinary presentations and fresh ingredients translate the feeling of spring to the taste buds. The menu is blend of the familiar and the unexpected, with staples like Chicken Teriyaki and Veggie Tempura sharing space with Jalapeno rolls and Chilean Seabass. An exceptional collection of sakes complete the crisp, clean flavor experience. Tucked inside a quaint and quiet shopping center in Kearny Mesa, the new Haru ... Learn More »

106Nobu Gourmet

Address: 315 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Nobu Gourmet
Do you want oysters on the half shell by the fire, a Kirin with sashimi while watching the game on a big screen, or hand rolls served to you in an intimate room, surrounded by Shoji screens? Nobu Gourmet in Encinitas is your place for all of these culinary cravings. At Nobu Gourmet – a sushi bar with several personalities and extensive menu of noodles, grilled fish and meats, not to mention the sakes available – there are almost too many good things to choose from, and enticing fare for everyone. Learn More »

104Sushi Itto - Hillcrest

Address: 441 Washington Street, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Sushi Itto - Hillcrest
While Sushi Itto of Hillcrest offers an extensive selection of traditional Japanese fare, it is not your typical Japanese restaurant. The menu is filled with inventive twists on the traditional, often incorporating ingredients from Western cuisines. The highlight of the extensive sushi and sashimi menu is the Specialties section, which includes exceptionally unique sushi rolls such as the Mexican-inspired “CuauhtemItto,” with breaded crab surimi, chives and avocado with manchego cheese, sautéed chili and chipotle sauce. In addition to sushi, the restaurant offers a modest selection of appetizers, as well as noodle, rice, and curry dishes. Elaborate presentation and innovative parings ... Learn More »