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ac3197 Jan 22, 2010 05:16 PM

Any recs for Santee-area sushi? Close to Domo Sushi, but they haven't had favorites like uni and aji when I've been there.

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  1. phee RE: ac3197 Jan 22, 2010 05:46 PM

    Try Oishii on Mast, in the strip mall anchored by Domino's and a dry cleaners. It's our favourite sushi place in Santee. Mike will make you what you want if he has it, and I do believe they usually have ahi and uni.

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      Cathy RE: ac3197 Jan 22, 2010 05:55 PM

      Oiishi is much better than Domo, despite not having a "50% off Sushi" sign up since opening day. I so want to ask when is it ever full price....

      Oiishi is closed on Sundays. Located basically across the street from the Albertson's.

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        ac3197 RE: ac3197 Jan 23, 2010 08:31 AM

        Thanks for the recs...tried a new place on Cuyamaca (50% coupon)....should have known when i saw 'Mandarin' and 'Szichuan' on the sign...walked out after the first sake. I'll give Oishii a try.

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          Cathy RE: ac3197 Jan 23, 2010 09:11 AM

          That place has been there forever in various 'Asian' iterations, none of which have been good. The sushi is relatively new for them. I just never have thought 'sale' sushi is a good idea.

          Before it was Oiishi it was a really good Thai place and that cook is still there. (Thai is on the opposite side of the Japanese menu.) I have a difficult time deciding where to go when I have a craving for Thai now that Sab E Lee is the same distance from home...The menus are not melded except that whomever does the frying for each cuisine knows how to do it perfectly.

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            phee RE: Cathy Jan 23, 2010 10:46 AM

            Oh, but isn't it nice we have those types of choices now, Cathy? :)

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              Cathy RE: phee Jan 23, 2010 01:07 PM

              It is really nice.

              I look forward to trying the new Japanese steakhouse (in the Best Buy mall). Looks like it will open soon; furniture was unpacked and in front window.

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                phee RE: Cathy Jan 23, 2010 03:11 PM

                We've had our eye on that one, too. Hopefully, it works and doesn't go unnoticed (if it's good) like La Trattoria. It's just nice not to have far to go for a good meal! By the way, if you haven't tried Nam Long yet (by Round Table), don't bother. We were beyond unimpressed.

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                  Cathy RE: phee Jan 23, 2010 03:37 PM

                  The first clue about Nam Long is the "Oriental Cuisine" sign out front....

                  Unfortunately we have tried it. Twice. I was hoping...

        2. Dagney RE: ac3197 Jan 25, 2010 10:52 AM

          Not sure how far east you want to go, but Nori at the Viejas Casino will do in a pinch. They have a lot of the Americanized rolls, but the restaurant is super clean, the service is efficient, and the food is decent.

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