Kirbie's Cravings

Sushi Deli 3 revisit

Sushi Deli 3
7986 Armour St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-5515

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.

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6 comments on “Sushi Deli 3 revisit”

  1. I had a bad experience at the previous location of Sushi Deli 3: ordered sushi to go, got home to find the order was completely wrong and what I got was not tasty).
    Now I’m tempted to give them another try. I read your previous review, and you’re right, that first space was not a good idea. I think this location used to be a bar.
    Sushi Deli 2 used to be on Broadway and something like 8th, way before Petco Park & East Village was developed.

  2. Hi Sandy, I think you should give this Sushi Deli a shot. The older location definitely was not great. This one has been around for a year now and it’s settled down and has been pretty consistent when I go.

  3. 10 rolls for $60??? What a bargain. All the rolls look good but I especially have a craving for crunchy roll now!

  4. I know, seriously right? Love the prices here. I know Kirk doesn’t like this place, but I think it’s a good spot for lots of different types of specialty-like rolls that usually cost a lot more. It’s definitely not a spot if you are looking to eat sashimi. I really like the crunchy roll and crunchy calamari roll here.

  5. lol…man haven’t been to sushi deli forever…remember ordering so much food there because it was dirt cheap esp for their happy hour. thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  6. I always order a ton when I’m here since it’s so cheap. The drink specials are super cheap too!

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