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Looking for a convenient and good sushi or japanese restaurant in San Diego

sandilpreston Mar 31, 2010 11:44 AM

We are in San Diego for a conference and are out at the Sheraton Marina and Harbor with no
car. We'd like to have a good meal of sushi and/or japanese and could take the shuttle into the
airport and get a bus or taxi.

Any suggestions for moderately priced sushi, seafood or japanese would be great. Any suggestions for the transportation would be great too!

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    stevewag23 RE: sandilpreston Mar 31, 2010 03:01 PM

    Hane sushi is good, not really "moderately priced" though. About a $12 cab ride I would guess.

    Yakatori is about the same distance, and is "moderately priced".

    Probably some decent sushi in Point loma, but I don't ever eat sushi over there.

    1. Captain Jack RE: sandilpreston Mar 31, 2010 03:11 PM

      Point Loma Seafoods has a Sushi Deli and they are very close to your hotel. Their prices seem reasonable too. At least you know the fish at PLS is fresh. It is lunch or early dinner only. You order from the Fishmongers at the counter, and then sit at the ouside tables with a view of the Sportfishing Harbor.

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      Point Loma Seafoods
      2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

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        daantaat RE: sandilpreston Mar 31, 2010 08:52 PM

        take a taxi to Okan, Izakaya Sakura, Oton, Tsuruhashi Japanese BBQ or Yakyudori Ramen. They're all in the Convoy area (although Oton is a slightly further east by 5 minutes or so), all different types of Japanese and reasonably priced. All of them have threads on the board if you nee more details.

        Shirahama is a traditional sushi bar on Convoy Ave. Considered 2nd best sushi in the county by the sushi experts on the board. Can't tell you about the prices though.

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        Tsuruhashi
        3904 Convoy St Ste 106, San Diego, CA 92111

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          SD Native RE: daantaat Mar 31, 2010 09:06 PM

          Sushi Ota

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          Sushi Ota
          4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

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            cgfan RE: daantaat Mar 31, 2010 10:37 PM

            Second Shirahama for Sushi, though your comment about "moderately priced" has me concerned. As far as I'm concerned there's no such thing as moderately priced Sushi that's any good, at least in San Diego.

            BTW I'll second daantaat's entire list!

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              Captain Jack RE: daantaat Apr 1, 2010 05:55 AM

              daantaat's list is excellent. Each establishment is destination chow-worthy, and they offer experiences not readily available in many US cities. My personal favorites from the list are Izakaya Sakura, Okan and Otan. Unfortunately for you sandil, your hotel is somewhat isolated, and trying to use San Diego's mediocre public transportation to get to the Convoy area, would be arduous at best. You surely can take a cab, but the fare would easily pay for a budget rental car. If you want San Diego's more chow-worthy options from your location, you basically have two choices: rent a car, or get ready for some big time cab fares.

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              cubano RE: sandilpreston Apr 1, 2010 01:18 AM

              I'll second Point Loma Seafoods, but they're mostly a lunch crowd. Sushi Ota is great, but it's a decent cab ride, as are the places in the Convoy area.

              If you want close, try Umi Sushi at 2806 Shelter Island Drive. It's about two miles away from your hotel. Not the cheapest, but decent sushi last time I visited.

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              Point Loma Seafoods
              2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

              Sushi Ota
              4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

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