Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki
In the Convoy area, there are so many asian restaurants to choose from but parking is quite difficult, especially during peak times! One day, Dennis and I first found parking, took a look around, and then decided on Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki restaurant nearby.
One of the daily specials was to order $30 worth of food and get a free appetizer.
Per the waitress's recommendation, we ordered the Agadashi Tofu Appetizer instead of the chicken skewers. This is the first time we've ever tried Agadashi Tofu and we were very pleased with the outcome. The outside of the tofu was slightly fried and flaky and the dipping sauce was light enough that it didn't overpower the tofu! I was actually a little sad when we ran out of tofu (sharing means only two pieces each!)
The Katsu Curry Chicken was very thick and reminded Dennis of bo kho (vietnamese beef stew). The potatoes and carrots made it a little heartier. He also noted that the chicken portions were generous and fried perfectly! I found this to be one of the best chicken katsus I've tasted in a while. I may come back again during lunch break just for this!
This is the Oyaku Donburi (chicken). I am still trying to figure out what to expect when I get Donburi. I've tried it a few times but it just doesn't carry any exciting flavors that I was hoping for. Maybe that is the way the dish is or I need to find the right restaurant to order from. For this place, I feel that the chicken is how I'd cook mine at home, chunky with very mild seasoning. The eggs and onions are very plain to me but the flavored sauce from the gravy bowl helps a little bit.
This gorgeously presented B and C Roll is a combo roll, containing half of a black tiger roll and half of a convoy roll. It's a good way to try out two different rolls. I believe we found it to be very light and simple but the pieces did fall apart since they were cut so thinly. I wish I remembered more details but at the least, it was average to decent.
I may have snacked a tiny bit before dinner but I was pretty stuffed with the amount of food we had. I took the donburi home for lunch the next day but would come back to try other dishes.
Nozomi Noodles & Teriyaki
4637 Convoy St Ste 104
San Diego CA 92111