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Jul 16, 2007 01:20 PM

Favorite Sushi spots in San Diego? Bonus if they're kid-friendly...!

We had a favorite sushi restaurant, but it pratically turns into a nightclub if you go there any later 5 pm these days. We still really like it there for lunch, but I'm open to exploring some other recommendations for dinner. What are your favorite spots?

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  1. What part of town? What was the favorite spot so we could recommend something similar?

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    1. re: jturtle

      The one I was talking about is Tokyo Sushi in college area. The sushi is good but "after dark" the music gets kinda loud & lights dim low. Of course it's a young crowd in that area. Which is fine, but a bit stimulating for my little ones!

    2. First of all, I love your "chow name". Eddie Izzard RULES! For kid-friendly sushi places, I'd recommend the smaller, out-of-the-way locations. Example: I live in east county, and Oishii is extremely kid-friendly. The owners' kids used to occupy a back booth, doing their homework, while mom & dad worked. I've often seen kids sitting up at the sushi bar. And the place turns out good sushi, too!

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      1. re: phee

        yay! i wasn't sure if anyone would get the E.I. reference! cool! I'm in East County too so I'm excited to hear about Oishii. Where is it exactly?

        1. re: cakeordeath

          It's in Santee, on Mast Blvd and just west of Magnolia. If you visit Oishii, be sure to have their spicy crunchy albacore roll. They also make other Japanese and Thai dishes. There's another sushi spot in Santee, too, called Kirin Sushi, but I have yet to check it out.

          1. re: phee

            Very good to know! Thanks! We'll try it out soon and I'll post back. Thanks!!

        2. re: phee

          phee, we visited Oishii last night. They were very accomodating of our little family and the food was good! We did try the spicy crunchy albacore, which was very tasty, but our favorite was the Tai Dai roll. We will definitely go back!

          1. re: cakeordeath

            I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We love the Tai Dai roll, too, and the BJ roll is a favourite, as well. I love how they've named many of their specialty rolls after the customers who initially requested them. Mike, Patty, & Jenny and their family do a wonderful job of pleasing the clientele.

            1. re: phee

              They do! Thanks for turning us on to that place!

        3. Izakaya Sakura is kid-friendly at the tables. I've seen many Japanese familes w/ young kids (preschool-elementary age) there. Nobody really throws a fit if the kids get up and walk around a bit, as long as they aren't getting into trouble.

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          1. re: daantaat

            i second sakura, i've gone there several tomes with my 20 month old chowbaby and they have been extremely friendly and accomodating.

            we also go to tajima for lunch a lot. the waitresses are so kind there as well. we like to go to their newer location across from mitsuwa.

            1. re: daantaat

              This sounds good, too...where is it?

              1. re: cakeordeath

                Convoy street- in the mall that has Original Pancake House and Wings and Things in front (across from Expo), Go straight back to the right- There is no signage. Door will be open.(I think there may be an "OPEN" neon sign)

                1. re: Cathy

                  I know where you're talking about...right next to one of my favorite dim sum spots, although I can't remember the name of that place now...Great, I will give it a try, thanks!