3904 Convoy St #121
San Diego, CA 92184
When I first started going to Sakura, I was pretty much in love with it. You can read my previous posts here, here and here. Over the last few months, my love affair has died down quite a bit. There are still some good dishes I like to eat there, but the raw stuff has been a bit off on visits. Makes me want to drive to Little Tokyo instead for some good sushi.
For one of Boyfriend's birthday dinners, we paid Sakura a visit. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they also had a specials menu, which I took some pictures of.
Boyfriend ordered some tuna. It was at market price, so it ended up costing about $20 for this plate. I didn't think the tuna was very good. Also the little white threads inside the pieces were really chewy and hard and I had to spit them out. I expected higher quality fish for the price.
I ordered an uni don. The uni was good. But I felt like there wasn't as much as usual. The seaweed accompanying the uni was hard and chewy rather than crisp and light. The uni don came with a side of pickled cabbage and some miso soup.
Boyfriend ordered a spicy tuna don.
This was pretty good, but not as good as the spicy tuna bowl we had at Fukada.
We also ordered a Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard)
I was a bit disappointed with this dish as well. I thought it was too bland.
Next time I think I'll stick to going to Sakura for lunch and stay away from the sashimi and sushi.