Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Izakaya Sakura



There's no sign for the restaurant and it's in the same strip mall as the Original Pancake House and next to a military recruiting office. It looks like you're heading in to enlist, but you're heading into an izakaya or Japanese pub.

I've only been twice, but the food has been consistently excellent. The chirashi above was incredibly fresh and filling. The oyster was perfect, the shiso leaf a nice touch, and I even liked the uni (sea urchin), which I don't normally prefer.

All I can say is try it. I intend to return ASAP... anyone want to join me?

Izakaya Sakura
3094 Convoy St. #121
San Diego, CA 92184

6 bites:

Sharon said...

I've wanted to go here for awhile. Of course I'd join you! :)

- JL said...

Wow, that looks so good

The Food Librarian said...

This looks soo delicious! Next time I head down south, I'm so going here! Thanks for the review and great photo.

Alex said...

Hey!
I am always down for Sakura. Its right around the corner from me!
Let me know when you are going!

mothermayi said...

Hello, I have been reading your blog for a while now, and enjoy it very much. I used to live in sd for a couple years when I went to ucsd, and this place is really good. i couldn't stop ordering stuff, just looking at the menu and saying this looks good, and this and this. i have not gotten the chirashi, however, but your picture makes me want it, even more after having some sub par sushi yesterday at a place near a school i go to now, but hey it was happy hour 50% off beer, so i wasn't complaining.

keep up the good work

Roger. said...

I'll join ya! I've had my eye on this place for the longest time. Pic of the chirashi turned out real well, btw.

6 bites