Lobster Sashimi at Tajima in San Diego
I've had lobster sashimi at the Tajima on Convoy and it was amazing. Unfortunately, it is a special that I've only seen them offer twice. I even went to the Mercury St. location today for ramen and asked the waitress if they plan on offering again anytime soon and she had no idea what I was talking about. I think she was a little amazed about the raw factor. I was too when I first tried it (is this going to kill me?) but it is well worth it. The lobster is still moving when it gets to your table. Anyway, I was wondering if there are any other good places to get this yummy dish, and would recommend the non-squeamish to definitely give it a try. BTW, look for the ama-ebi at Tajima also when they have it. The shrimp will fight you for their tails back as you grab them off the plate, and fried shrimp heads after. Yum!
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I've had it at Sammy Sushi. But it was a call ahead thing. I don't think it is a regular item. Last time I was there I had live uni (unbelievably good) and excellent ama ebi. Again, though, Sammy knew I was coming.
I think most of the sushi places only use fresh local lobster for sashimi, which is only in season from November through mid-January. I usually try to make sure I visit Taka in November/early December and reserve a lobster (they usually only have a couple available each night).
I'll definitely have to hit those places up 4 it. Good 2 know where 2 get some awesome live uni. Actually been wondering about that too. :)