A lot of people in my family like sushi. So when it’s time for the birthday person to choose where they want to eat, unlimited sushi seems to be a constant choice. In the last year or so, we’ve exhausted most of the unlimited sushi options in San Diego.

While trying to think of new options for the fiance’s birthday dinner, I thought of Onami. Onami was a restaurant we used to frequent a lot when I was in college. It offered a sushi buffet, along with some hot cooked foods, and desserts. I remember really loving the chocolate covered strawberries and green tea ice cream. We stopped going to Onami a few years ago.  I couldn’t remember exactly why but I think we just thought it was a little too pricey (around $25 per person for dinner), especially with the emergence of chinese buffets (around $12 for dinner).

Since we pay between $20-25 per person at the unlimited sushi places, Onami suddenly didn’t sound like a bad deal. We could get unlimited sushi and other foods as well. When I found out that Onami had recently moved to a new, bigger location (still within Mission Valley mall), and renamed themselves Tora, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try it out.

These cookies are chocolate heaven.  Soft, chewy, with a fudgy brownie-like interior. It’s a chocoholic’s dream come true.


Last time I visited Golden City restaurant I noticed that a pho restaurant would soon be opening. I don’t usually pass by this area, but I recently drove by and saw that the pho restaurant had opened.

So this weekend, we went to go check out the restaurant. It’s pretty spacious inside, and on the night we went, it was also pretty empty. They have a website, which provides a full menu.