Sushi Deli 3
7986 Armour St
San Diego, CA 92111
Boyfriend and I had friends visiting this weekend. Whenever they come, I always plan lots of food stuff, since that is about all I know. I had been wanting to take them to Sushi Deli 3 for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity.
When they used to visit, one of the main rules for food spots used to be "No Seafood!" My friend "T" absolutely did not like any type of seafood. Then one time we went to go visit them and they were raving about this sushi joint. I couldn't believe my ears. Apparently T had developed a love for sushi. In fact they constantly want sushi. T's become more brave, trying all different types of fish. While she still doesn't like sashimi, she loves sushi rolls. Especially ones with sauce.
So I had a feeling that they would both like Sushi Deli 3 since they offer so many different types of rolls for super cheap prices, and the quality is pretty decent considering the cheap prices.
I remember when we first used to come to Sushi Deli 3 and we didn't even have to wait. Now this place is super popular. Perhaps not as popular as the one downtown, but there is still a bit of a wait. We arrived early on Saturday, a little before 6, but we had to wait about half an hour.
It's been a while since we paid Sushi Deli 3 a visit, so I was looking forward to this visit. I noticed quite a few new rolls, including "hot hot" versions of many of their rolls (they take the roll and put some spicy mayo and bake it), and some completely new rolls. The three Sushi Deli locations also now have a nice website which is updated with their hours and menu, including the monthly specials.
My friend "M" ordered a Pico de Gallo roll. I had a piece and I would order this again. There is mango inside as well as a mango sauce drizzled on top. It created a sweet and spicy combo that was really appealing for me.
M also ordered a seven spices seared tuna roll.
Boyfriend and I ordered a hot hot dynamite roll.
A crunchy roll.
The June special, which was four half rolls: Verano roll, Shrimp killer roll, sunshine roll, and smokey salmon roll.
The sunshine roll was a mildly sweet roll. It had sweet potatoes inside
and it had inari (sweet bean curd skin) on top. I liked this but
Boyfriend didn't. The smokey salmon roll was interesting. It had smoked salmon inside and raw salmon on top.
Spicy tuna roll. Boyfriend thought this was plain after all the other rolls. I thought it was weird that there was lettuce inside.
T ordered a Shauna roll and a San Diegan roll. I must have forgotten to take a picture of one of the rolls.
The service was pretty good as was the bill. 10 rolls for under $60. M and T seemed pretty happy with the place. They were really surprised at the cheap prices versus the quality and quantity of food.
My previous visit to Sushi Deli 3 can be found here.