I ate at Cafe Japengo last night and thought I'd contribute my two cents, seeing as it hasn't been reviewed yet by chowhounders.
This is the kind of place where the decor and the service commands the prices, not the food (and this is never an acceptable situation). While the food is certainly decent, I would only pay for it a second time around were the prices cut in half. 30 bucks for some fair chicken teriyaki doesn’t do justice, in my humble opinion.
Also, if you do ignore my condemnation and decide to venture into Cafe Japengo, take note: it is the nucleus for the most done-up beautiful people in the San Diego area. Provides added scenery, I guess…
Anyone else eaten here and had a better/similar experience?
8960 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122