Being a big fan of fish and seafood, I'll eat almost anything out of the sea if it's fresh and well prepared. This sometimes takes a bit of sleuthing in San Diego.
I recently had a recommendation from a friend to try Momo's in the Gaslamp area. I try to avoid the Gaslamp because of the hype, traffic, lack of parking, and inflated prices, etc.
Supposedly this family was the originator of the Todai concept, I'm assuming the place in Huntington Beach. I've enjoyed the original, especially the eel served at dinner. The ToDai in Mission Valley is a disaster and the store in Escondido a bit better. Then came Onami, cleaner, brighter, and better managed but still not as good as the introductory site.
Has anyone tried Momo's? Is it just a clone of Onami's in an area more accessible to higher traffic or is it worth a try?
Also, just because of the similary in spelling...I recently had a take out octopus salad from Mimo's in Little Italy. What else do they offer here? Another artificial "neighborhood" with limited choices in gastronomics. I remember when the Italians lived there and you thought you were in a deli just walking down any street.
I'd appreciate any feedback on both of these places. Are they worth the trip to fantasyland?
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