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Jul 24, 2006 10:30 PM

Teriyaki Chicken places in San Diego (willing to drive far)

I moved down to san diego in 2003 from seattle. I am having a tough time finding GOOD Teriyaki chicken. I miss it. Could we trade a couple taco shops to seattle for some teriyaki chicken???

Anyways, does anyone have any recs? currently i go to Kealani's in Encinitas. I went to the HULA HUT also in Mira Mesa. There rice was under cooked and the chicken was EXTREMELY greasy.


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  1. Good question!!

    I live in SD too and I can only tell you where to get BAD teryaki chicken!

    1. yes, if i wanted to open a restaurant (which i dont) a good teriyaki place would kill it down here.

      1. I haven't tried it yet (and I am also not an expert on teriyaki chicken) but somebody told me that Island Brothers Teriyaki (Encinitas) is quite good. I was quite surprised to see that they have more or less only three dishes on their menu (chicken teriyaki, steak teriyaki and a combi) and exist now for more than 10 years. If you have so few menu items I expect that you should be quite good in preparing them. Anybody has any experience with them ?

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        1. re: honkman

          Nice job honkman,
          After checking out the link you provided I am compelled to try that place.

          1. re: Captain Jack

            Tried Island Brothers a few years back - it was pretty good. Nicely balanced sauce.

        2. WoW! that review sure makes it sound good. we shall see how they stack up. thanks honkman.

          1. I really like the teriyaki chicken (and a lot of other things) at the Samurai Restaurant in Solana Beach.