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Sushi Kaito

Indirect Heat | Feb 8, 2011 10:59 PM

Holy moley. Had my first Sushi Kaito experience tonight. I've eaten sushi in a lot of cities at a lot of restaurants. This is one of the best sushi places I've ever eaten in. The fish was solid. The preparation was more than solid. The sauces were delicate, designed to heighten the fish, not to hide it.

And the sushi chef there has big, brass balls. He asked us if there was anything we didn't like. I said I liked all fish. My wife said she didn't like eel. So the first thing he served us was eel tempura. My wife now likes eel. It's easier to provoke people with things they don't like when you know you're good enough to change their mind.

Until tonight, I thought the only memorable sushi in San Diego was Sushi Ota. Truth is, Sushi Ota is very good. Sushi Kaito would be memorable in any city, not just a city like San Diego.

Sushi Ota
4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

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