1277 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
Last week it was Little Brother's birthday. He loves sushi so we decided to take him to Tadashi, which has an all you can eat option at the sushi bar. The AYCE option is $26 for dinner. You have a 1.5 hour limit and this is the list of sushi options:
The sushi prices at Tadashi are a bit on the expensive side, so the AYCE option is actually a pretty good deal if you are in the mood for sushi. The fish quality at Tadashi is slightly above average in my opinion. It's better than really cheap sushi joints like Sushi Deli, but not as good as other Japanese places like Sakura.
All the boys opted for the AYCE option. The girls declined. I wavered for a long time. The menu for the all you can eat option sounded good, but choosing the all you can eat option would mean I would have to eat all that rice from the nigiri. And I really didn't want to stuff myself with rice, especially when I don't even like rice much. So I ended up declining.
They made the people doing the AYCE sit together. That way they can keep their eyes on you and also instead of having each person fill out their own order sheet, you just mark enough for the entire group and they serve the sushi that way as well, using large platters instead of several of little plates.
Since it was Little Brother's birthday, we started off with some sake. Since Little Brother doesn't really like the taste of sake, we ordered this sweet nigori sake. He enjoyed it.
We told the serves it was Little Brother's bday, and the sushi chef gave him this pretty Aladdin bottle sake for a birthday present!
The all you can eaters started off with some gyoza.
Then they were given some salad with a variety of sashimi pieces inside. This wasn't on the menu.
Since I didn't participate in the all you can eat, I'm just going to show the next set of photos of all the different sushi they ordered. Baby brother took the pictures with his camera. Hope you enjoy the sushi porn images.
All in all, the boys didn't eat nearly as much as they usually do. They were doing a count of how many pieces they ate. I believe Boyfriend had the highest count with 28 pieces! This was much less than at any other all you can eat sushi places they've been to. There's a two order limit on the amaebi and the uni. The uni nigiri had only a tiny bit of uni on it.
Here is my chirashi bowl
It had a good amount of sashimi pieces. I think about 12 or 13 pieces.
My sister ordered the blond roll, which used soy wrapper instead of the traditional nori skin.
I don't remember the name of the roll Brother's gf ordered, but here are some pics:
The service has never been great at this place, and tonight was no exception. Usually Japanese restaurants have some really friendly service. This one does not. They are not very attentive and I'm not crazy about their attitudes either.