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The Best Sushi Restaurants In San Diego

best sushi restaurants in san diego

When it comes to creating a list of the best sushi restaurants in San Diego, everyone has a personal favorite.  Whether it is sashimi, rolls, or crudo that you are looking for, sushi lovers can rejoice and chopstick-wielders will devour some world-class sushi in San Diego.  I’ve baited the hook and reeled in the best catches for sushi.

WRENCH & RODENT

If you are following my Instagram feed, you already know I am a huge fan of Wrench & Wrodent.  The creativity of their sushi is fantastic. Their commitment to sustainable practices is commendable.  The prices are reasonable based on the quality of the ingredients. And the team there couldn’t be friendlier.  This restaurant deserves all the accolades they have received.

best sushi restaurants in san diego

TEMAKI BAR

From the very popular Lionfish in Gaslamp Quarter, and Serea in Hotel Del Coronado, comes Temaki Bar. I guarantee that one visit will have you coming back to try more of their hand rolls.  When you order hand rolls, they are served to you individually as the goal is to finish it while the rice is still warm and the nori is crispy. 

Temaki Bar

cANNONBALL

I have so much respect for Cannonball.  In addition to having a spectacular location with ocean views from its outdoor patio, their sushi is both creative and delicious.  There is something very special about enjoying fresh sushi and having that perfect ocean view.  

Cannonball

BLUE OCEAN ROBATA

I recall Blue Ocean Robata as being one of the first sushi restaurants that I went to in Carlsbad back in 2014 – and I still love their food.  It’s hard to not want to take a picture of their food as everything is so nicely plated. But please, don’t skip out by not ordering one of the crispy rice dishes.

Blue Ocean

jrdn

JRDN would be right at the top of my list for getting sushi in Pacific Beach.  Located right on the beachwalk, you’ll have constantly to switch your focus from sushi to people-watching to the beach. On a sunny day, getting a table can be difficult but is well worth the wait.  

JRDN

KINME

For an omakase experience, I am not sure that there’s a better bet than having a meal at Kinme. The entire dining experience is a five-star experience as you watch each dish being prepared right in front of you.  With just 10 seats, having a reservation is a must – getting one is not easy so planning ahead is a great idea.

KINME

AZUKI SUSHI

From the second you enter Azuki Sushi, you can’t help but be impressed.  Located in Banker’s Hill, they are always included in a list of top sushi restaurants in San Diego.  If you can catch a seat at the sushi bar, you’ll marvel at watching the dishes being made.  They also own Kinme that is also included on this list.  

Azuki Sushi

THE SUSHI STAND

The Sushi Stand gets so much attention for the stunning presentation of their sushi rolls in blue boxes. They are perfect for being enjoyed on the spot, or for takeouts. The rolls are made fresh while you watch – and they have a great selection of classic and inventive rolls available.

The Sushi Stand

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