HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese?

I'll admit...I'm a Convoy Street Novice.

Beach Chick Mar 3, 2010 06:03 AM

Dumpling Inn for the pan fried tofu dumplings..love them but I need to venture out.
Where does this Convoy street novice go for good food.
I don't do red meat (burger and patty melt).. love tofu, chicken and fish.
Would love to know your fave places and dishes!

  1. Dagney Mar 8, 2010 09:52 AM

    Our favorites in no particular order:

    Convoy Tofu House
    Izakaya Sakura
    Dumpling Inn
    Crab Hut
    Original Pancake House

    1. k
      Kacid Mar 6, 2010 06:24 PM

      No one hate me for this,

      this is really not traditional or real asian necessarily but its greasy, tasty and a cheap lunch. Chopstix or Chopstix too (two) preferably
      i think its like $6 for Chicken-katsu + salad + rice + miso soup + crunchy tempura roll

      there's other combos too either way though i love going here, keep in mind its not "traditional asian"

      5 Replies
      1. re: Kacid
        Josh Mar 6, 2010 07:52 PM

        I ate there a couple of times when I was first exploring Convoy St. It was soon dropped from the rotation. I think the cheapness is the only virtue.

        1. re: Kacid
          daantaat Mar 6, 2010 09:02 PM

          katsu, udon and ramen are all traditional Japanese. The issue is quality. Chopstix's best thing going for it is that it's cheap and fast. As better Japanese has sprung up around Convoy, it's ended up lower on the rotation.

          1. re: daantaat
            hye Mar 8, 2010 09:28 AM

            Plus, both Okan and Sakura have lunches that are not much more expensive than $6.

            1. re: hye
              stevuchan Mar 8, 2010 11:29 AM

              Last time I had the lunch special at Sakura it was about 12 bucks. It was worth every penny and a comical variety of delicious food. Is there now a more economical lunch set?

              1. re: stevuchan
                hye Mar 8, 2010 11:57 PM

                Most of their non-special lunchtime menu options are less than $12 and do come with some combination of rice, soup, pickled vegetables (sunomono), and/or salad. Which sides you get seems to depend on the main dish. (from browsing through http://radiusedcorner.blogspot.com/)

        2. d
          daantaat Mar 3, 2010 08:58 PM

          Yakyudori Ramen and soon to be Yakitori
          Izakaya Sakura
          Yogurt World
          Crepe World
          Tapioca Express
          Dede's Tea Juice House
          Tsuruhashi Japanese BBQ

          in the general area but not on Convoy:
          Ba Ren
          Buga Korean BBQ
          Sab e Lee

          I think I'm forgetting some but I can't think anymore.

          2 Replies
          1. re: daantaat
            cgfan Mar 3, 2010 10:33 PM

            I'd also add Sushi Dokoro Shirahama...

            ...and as a side note to BC Sab E Lee, while technically not on Convoy, is just off the same piece of pavement, Linda Vista Rd, which is the southern extension of Convoy...

            1. re: daantaat
              Beach Chick Mar 4, 2010 05:53 AM

              Wow...thanks daantaat and cgfan!

            2. Captain Jack Mar 3, 2010 07:15 AM

              If you love tofu, I think you will like Tofu House. I dig their Korean style Chef's Special boiled tofu bowls to which I add a raw egg or two from the basket on the table.

              Since you already are familiar with the Dumpling Inn, order their jellyfish salad, it rocks.

              3 Replies
              1. re: Captain Jack
                Beach Chick Mar 3, 2010 04:25 PM

                Thank's Captain!

                1. re: Captain Jack
                  hye Mar 4, 2010 10:11 AM

                  There are multiple tofu houses on Convoy, most of which are named "Tofu House" - I assume you are talking about the one that shares a strip mall with Tapioca Express and O'Briens?

                  1. re: hye
                    Captain Jack Mar 8, 2010 09:21 AM

                    Yes hye, thats the one I am talking about

                Show Hidden Posts