Station Sushi

I’m sure you have probably heard of Station Sushi, known for it’s small but busy atmosphere next to the heart of Solana Beach and the infamous Pizza Port. I’d heard the buzz and hadn’t been to Station Sushi in a while so it was time to head back with my review hat on. Read more

Nobu Solana Beach

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Featured, North County Coastal, Solana Beach

Let’s make sure that we are clear that this is the Nobu in Solana Beach area and not the one at the Hard Rock hotel downtown. Nobu has been around forever it seems like and had some renovations done sometime last year. People generally either hate or love this place, I’ve always had good experiences and will keep Nobu on the list of sushi places that consistently have good sushi. Read more

Ra Sushi

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Downtown, Featured, Gaslamp Quarter

I’ve been to Ra on several occassions with expectations that my next trip will be better than my last. Each time leaving with a much lighter wallet and a less than pleasant experience.


Ra’s ambiance is slightly overdone for my expectations. I do enjoy modern contemporary interiors, although this was taken a little too far with a mixture of modern decor, dark lighting, and loud music. Personally I do enjoy downtempo, electronic, and other music but don’t enjoy music so loud that I have trouble talking to the person across the table from me. Remember it’s no log cabins so tone it down a little bit! I enjoy going out and being able to have conversation without yelling. Expect a wait as Ra doesn’t take reservations either and with such a hot location wait times typically average about 45 minutes. If you are looking for a crazy night out on the town with a fun, young, and good looking crowd then Ra is a great spot. Read more

Sushi Deli #1

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Featured, Hillcrest, Hillcrest & Uptown

If you haven’t been to Sushi Deli then I’d suggest taking the time to make it here. Sushi Deli is unlike any other Sushi place in town, it’s far from traditional and focuses on a cheap fun sushi experience. Let me re-emphasize that last part, cheap & fun! You can literally order less than $10 bucks worth of Sushi and walk away full and typically content. Read more