sushi ota in san diego.
every food blogger i’ve ran into has asked me this question, and nobody expects my answer.
it’s as if most think that good sushi does not exist outside of japan or los angeles.
my father-in-law has been mr. ota’s fan for a long time and the family has followed him through his last two previous restaurants. so, mr. ota’s sushi has always been their celebration food. this has been a problem because hiroki grew up to be a sushi nazi and is rarely satisfied when we try other places.
can’t really blame him though.
sakizuke (appetizer) – whitefish nanbanzuke/escabeche.
goh-geous sashimi platter.
my mother in law doesn’t eat raw fish, so the itamae-san made her a cooked fish platter.
scallop dynamite, various saikyo-yaki, and kushiage.
raw tako sashimi with yuzu and pink himalayan salt.
shima aji. or striped jack.
negi toro hand roll.
when you order amaebi, the itamae-san will ask you if you want it in miso soup or deep fried. go with the miso soup.
the cutest tamago in the world.
but wait, there’s more!
sushi ota is also open for lunch. for lunch, they serve a chirashi special that is like the best value ever.
$25 for this deluxe chirashi set.
just look at this monster!!!
4529 Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, CA