Sushi Town

I’ve been having the biggest sushi craving for a while, so I asked my friend Phil if he would like to accompany me and at the same time recommend a place where we can get good sushi. He decided to take us to Sushi Town and told me their sushi was pretty good and at a decent price range.

The interior of the restaurant is really spacious with a really high ceiling, which gives the restaurant a nice relaxing feel to it. I would like to quote Phil’s comment on the restaurant while we were sitting down looking at the menu. Phil says “I really like how this place has a lot of room, it has good feng shui” (that is about as accurate as I can remember… I just had to write that quote because I remembered laughing at him when he said it and asked him if he was serious). They also have a conveyor belt that they run when the restaurant gets busy. Unfortunately the conveyor belt was not running when we went. For those of you who are unfamiliar and wondering why there would be a conveyor belt in a restaurant, a conveyor belt is used to put sushi on it while it continuously moves around and you grab which ever sushi you would like to eat. You are charged by the color coded plates according to the price.

Our first item was the “Mountain Roll” ($12.95), which Phil highly suggests because he always orders it and it is his favorite item at Sushi Town. The roll consist of spicy tuna in the center and then topped off with baked salmon on top with a little eel and spicy mayonnaise sauce. I believe the roll is first cut and then slightly charred with a blow torch to give it that char taste. I am not a big fan of rolls myself, but this was not bad at all.

Next was the “Lobster Roll” ($12.95), cut California roll on the bottom with lobster on top covered with eel and spicy mayonnaise sauce. I didn’t really like this one because the California roll on the bottom was cold and then the top layer of lobster was hot, so it was a odd taste in my mouth. It was also definitely too drenched with sauce which I thought masked the taste of the lobster. I won’t be ordering this next time I come here.

“Spicy Scallop Hand Roll” at $2 each why not? Scallop mixed with their spicy mayonnaise sauce all wrapped into a cone shape roll ready for our enjoyment. I thought this was a little rich with all the mayonnaise, but at the same time I didn’t care because it tasted so good! What can I say I’m weak when it comes to scallops… I just can’t say no.

Finally my favorite part the nigiri! I’m sure I have mentioned many times before, but I’m gonna do it once more. Nigiri is definitely my favorite and I prefer over rolls because I’m just not a big fan of rolls unfortunately. You can’t go wrong with salmon and yellow tail. The yellow tail had a little ponzu sauce over it with sliced green onions. I was pretty surprised with the quality of fish that we got.

I never had toro before because of the price, but I just said what the heck and went for it. It was about $10 for 3 nigiri pieces and let me tell you guys it was worth it! From now on I’m gonna always have to at least order one serving of toro before I leave any sushi restaurant ever again.

We then finished everything off with an order of Uni ($7). Rich, creamy, and melts in your mouth. If you’ve never had it before, I would have to say you either love or you hate it.

Lynn and Dennis had told me a while back that they did not like this place. I would have to party disagree with them because the nigiri pieces that I had were pretty good quality cuts of fish and they definitely hit the spot. The rolls however did not. The next time I come back I will avoid the rolls and just go straight for the nigiri! I recommend you guys try everything out for yourself because I am kind of biased in the sense that I’m already not a big fan of rolls.



Taste: 7/10

Service: 4/5

Presentation: 3/5

Total: 14/20

Sushi Town
5424 Morehouse Dr
San Diego CA 92121
(858) 202-0464

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 7:20pm

The food in these photos was obviously prepared for you as a reviewer. I live just next to this place and they do not present like you see here. Last time I went I ordered my favorite Hamachi sashimi, was served rotten, by the owner no less, will not go back.

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Submitted by cathytran on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 8:07pm

I can't speak for the reviewer of this particular restaurant, but when I go, I don't ever tell them that I'll be writing about them. I order and pay just like everyone else. This isn't my job. It's more like a hobby. With that said, I have been to Sushi Town. My first visit was great. The second visit... not so much, which is why I stopped going there. I like Wonderful Sushi in Rancho Penasquitos.

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