Matsuoka in Enciintas is taking a break, so I need to fill my biweekly sushi craving. I hate having to go so far, but I don't seem to have a choice. I have read a lot of posts, have a couple of questions.
Sushi Ota - seems like if Ota isn't making your food to avoid this place - True or false?
Edo Sushi - Haven't seen too many comments, I know Hajisan at Matsuoka used to work there. Any comments?
Sakura - sounds great for cooked dishes but how is the sashimi/sushi? Not into fusion stuff, Tokyo style is great.
Sammy's - Saw Kirk's blog on this one. This may be the one!
Here is what I have tried so far:
Sushi on the Rock - good hamchi kama, oyster shooters, and the tuna tower with dungeness and avo. I avoid the rolls, as the sushi rice is horrendous. Seems like no vinegar and kind of cold. Been there many times so I know this is just how they do it. Fish is always fresh.
I have tried Tomiko (Encinitas) and Nobu (Solana beach). Nothing outstanding at either place. A lot of items were 86'd at Nobu at 5:30PM on a Friday, yikes! Good negi-toro roll and katsuo. Tomiko had Kubota sake by the glass which is quite a treat (Bottle as $150).
Still interested in Wakei in Leucadia, however I have heard this is southern style, not totally sure what the differences are. Maybe someone can explain the main differences between north vs. south.
Sushi House and Sushi Fix - No thank you. I was fair and gave them a shot. Just miserable.
Anything else in North County that is worth an effort? I am willing to drive to the border at this point. Dying for Aji sashimi and some SD uni. TIA!