Thursday, January 3, 2013

Okan Lunch Revisit

Over the holidays, DH and I spent time revisiting a lot of our favorite places in San Diego. Okan has always been one of our favorites and we haven’t been able to dine their during lunch in quite some time.

The lunch menu has expanded more since our last visit. It’s still pretty much under $10 and completely different from the dinner menu, but there are a lot more lunch choices.

Most of the lunch options come with rice, miso soup, and three different small vegetable dishes.

Japanese style chow mein

This was DH’s choice and one of their new items. We both thought this was just alright. Nothing really special.

Japanese meatloaf

I’ve been trying to find the Japanese meatloaf of my childhood, so far no such luck. This one was okay. Not too salty, but not as tender as I would have liked.

Instead of regular rice, I substituted for the mapo tofu over rice. I actually didn’t really like the flavor in their Mapo tofu, but DH enjoyed it.

Here’s a shot of the vegetable dishes.

Okan’s miso soup is still one of my favorites. I love that it is packed with vegetables and konnyaku jelly.

This wasn’t one of our favorite lunches here, but it was still a decent lunch for around $11. We got a glimpse of the dinner menu specials and it made me miss dinners here. We’ll definitely be back again soon for their dinner.

Here was the lunch menu when we went:

Our previous lunch visits can be found here and here.

Wa Dining Okan
3860 Convoy St #110
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-0941
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4 Responses to “Okan Lunch Revisit”

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    Fat Fudge — January 3, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    The Japanese style chow mein looks like what my mother would made using top ramen. Do you think that’s what Okan used too?!?!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      I don’t believe it’s exactly the same. I believe they use yakisoba noodles.

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    caninecologne — January 3, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Looks like lotus root in one of your vegetable side dishes. I really like this place for lunch. My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner a few years ago and really liked it. The waitresses there have these really cool one shouldered aprons too.

    • Kirbie replied: — January 4th, 2013 @ 9:33 am

      Yup! It was broccoli, lotus roots, and then the pickles. I love lotus roots. I like this place for lunch because it’s so cheap, but I miss having the entire dinner menu options.

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