I was shocked when I entered the SD Mitsuwa on Sunday to see the bustling Takara restaurant hollow, vacant, and dark. This was the only place that I know of serving Takoyaki (and thus satisfying my perennial craving) in San Diego.
I asked a kid I frequently talk to -who works at mitsuwa- what happened. Apparently the owner decided to retire and not sell the place. It was always jammin when I was there, so I cannot believe this. He said two new restaurants were going to be moving in. I am crossing my fingers for a Santoka Ramen.