Friday, May 23, 2008

Yoshi Sushi

Yoshi Sushi, located in Mira Mesa, is a good deal for decent sushi. For $19.95, one can eat as much freshly prepared sushi as they would like. It's better than Todai, not quite as fabulous as Sushi Ota.

During one of our blazingly hot days (now replaced with cold gray days), I lunched with the gents from the chemistry department. I'm not a particularly huge roll fan, but the soft-shell crab at Yoshi is pretty good.

There's a variety of cooked items on the menu, like hamachi kama or the grilled cheek of the Japanese amberjack (yellowtail). It's delicious and smoky, with the "dark" meat of the fish cheek flaking easily off the bone.

The nigiri (pictured at top) is good and very fresh. They should use a higher grade of fish, which would be more flavorful. Their salmon tends to run on the fattier side, which makes it buttery and fantastic, but the tuna is rather flavorless.

It's a bit pricey for lunch, of course, but it's a welcome splurge every now and then. Still, for that "crappy sushi" fix, I'm wondering if Todai might be a better deal. More bang for buck and their sushi is not much worse.

Yoshi Sushi
6715 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121

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Sharon said...

I'm always a sucker for all you can eat sushi. Thanks for the report! Those unagi pieces are making me drool...

Anonymous said...

Hamachi kama! Robert at Sushi Ota makes it wonderfully... he made me the head of the golden eye red snapper last time I was there and it was great too. Hamachi Kama at Izakaya Masa is pretty good too but you gotta call ahead to reserve it.

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