Hey good Californians. I'm here in San Diego for 2 weeks (today through March 2) and need a little help w/ some good eats. I've looked around the board a little bit and as far as sushi goes, I get the impression that Ota is great stuff, but expensive and hard to get seated. Short of that, Sakura sounds like the place to try. Any other sushi insight?
Other greats that i'm looking for:
- Vietnamese/Pho (there doesn't seem to be a consensus here)
- California-style Mexican (i.e. not Tex-Mex)
- cheap, casual seafood
- any other recommendations, of any style
also, if it helps, I'm staying up near the Hazard Center, near the intersection of I-8 and 163. There seems to be a lot of chains here, but are there any nearby hidden gems?