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Sushi - Kaito vs. Ota vs. Tadokoro vs. Hane

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Sushi - Kaito vs. Ota vs. Tadokoro vs. Hane

dmass1 | Aug 20, 2013 08:26 PM

I'm visiting San Diego and am planning on one sushi splurge while I'm in town. I can afford roughly 80$ pp w/ a drink or two. From my research, I've narrowed my options to Kaito, Ota, Tadokoro and Hane.

I'm interested in hearing which of those 4 are the favorites of fellow chowhounds at the moment, and why. From what I've gathered, Kaito and Tadokoro seem to be the most traditional japanese, and Hane and Ota seem to have more fusion options (rolls with avocado, spicy mayo etc.)

I'd like to try a traditional place, but also enjoy some Americanized maki and don't want to be over my head in a super traditional restaurant. Another concern is leaving hungry. Is that likely at any of these places, given my budget?

Also, which offers the nicest atmosphere for a date?

Thanks in advance for the advice!

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