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Nobu is a popular Japanese fusion restaurant located inside of the Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Matching nicely with its Asian fusion cuisine, Nobu stays in theme with its decor, blending different elements of Asia into a modern, sleek design. Service is prompt, attentive and friendly. The ambiance is lively and energetic. The food plays off of Nobu's other elements perfectly, serving as the grand crescendo of the evening. Dishes include Japanese classics like sushi, tempura and miso coup, while fusion dishes include Nobu's rendition of fish 'n chips and beef tenderloin.
The crowd at Sushi Ota speak volumes about the quality of the fish and other Asian delicacies served here. Look for the Omakase Chef's Dinner Special, which changes daily but always provides good quality, quantity and value. In addition to the raw fish selections, you can also find sukiyaki, yakitori and other cooked entrees from the land of the rising sun. The service is pleasant and patient if you are a first-time sushi diner, always ready to make suggestions to assure a pleasant meal.
This restaurant advertises, 'no fancy rolls,' which means basic, traditional sushi is the dominant fare here. The restaurant includes a few tiny tables, but the sushi bar monopolizes most of the space and attention. While novices are welcome at the sushi bar, most of this restaurant's patrons are experienced sushi pros. If you are a bit uneasy about sea life culinary adventures, just be sure to obtain the menu with full translation, lest you order an Anago Roll, not realizing it is an eel.
In the heart of San Diego's Asian business district, restaurants here face tough competition and a clientèle who knows the food. Jasmine Seafood Restaurant easily outdoes its competition and keeps its largely Asian client base coming back for more. Dozens of brunch time Dim Sum items delight the palate, and the live seafood is as fresh as it can get. The restaurant also offers traditional Chinese dishes, many reflecting the Hong Kong/Guangdong origins of the owners.
Although many regulars pack into this cozy restaurant for its sushi bar and authentic Japanese cuisine, the small town charm of La Mesa Arigato Japanese Restaurant breathes a sense of calm and coziness into this established restaurant. Located less than 10 minutes from San Diego State University, Arigato is known for it's great food and outstanding customer service. Great signature rolls are created here, as well as, some more adventurous ones such as the Cherry bomb Roll. Not too sure what to order? Try one of their combination bento plates that serve a delicious variety of chicken or beef teriyaki, chicken yakitori, gyoza, and shrimp tempura, which also includes a side salad, miso soup, and white rice.