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Sushi Tadokoro

#276 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
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2244 San Diego Ave, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92110-2978
+1 619-297-0298
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly the best sushi I've ever had and I am a foodie. It is so good you have to close your eyes and order to focus on the blissful experience. I was surprised that it was not packed during lunch.

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Thank Nathan K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll admit we don't get sushi from the coast very often, but we had an absolutely wonderful dinner here. The tempura was perfect, the breading wasn't heavy or greasy and the shrimp was tender. The roll, nagiri, and sashimi were all incredible. The room is small and not in a glamorous location (but near Old Town), but aren't all the... More 

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Thank SoloTraveler08
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to experience Tadokoro. It was busy but they found a table for me. The quality of the fish is superb and the entire experience as a lover of sushi was STELLAR. The fish to rice ratio was perfect as how the rice was seasoned. Thumbs up!!!

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Thank Fordstaff
Mexico City, Mexico
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Small place but very friendly staff, excellent quality of food, the fish and seafood super fresh, omakase excellent. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar

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Thank Daniel F
San Diego, California
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came here for dinner on a weekday evening this Autumn, and were very satisfied with the food and service. We each ordered a starter and some sushi (rolls and nigiri). The nigiri is a bit pricey, priced per piece as opposed to priced per pair, as in most other sushi restaurants where we've eaten, so we'll save that indulgence... More 

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Thank Nancyuen
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Thanks to a few sources, we chose this place because we heard how great it can be and still quite family friendly without the pretentious attitude. We had no idea that we were going to eat the best Japanese sushi dinner we ever had and the best dinner of our entire San Diego trip. We reserved the seats in front... More 

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Thank ACartier
Chula Vista, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just had a most memorable sushi experience. I've worked in Japan and sought out fine sushi wherever I've gone from New York to Seattle and beyond and feel Sushi Tadokoro is one of the best. We sat in front of owner chef Takeaki Tadokoro and watched him perform his magic with the freshest fish I've ever eaten while he advised... More 

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Thank CaptRonJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Probably a little expensive and spartan in atmosphere for the casual sushi consumer although they do great work with the standards. But, for the aficionado, nirvana. They have some of the freshest, most expertly crafted sushi I've had. Take your visiting Japanese friends here.

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Thank Sherard T
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sit at the sushi bar if you can. Reservations a must. Loved this authentic spot in San Diego - first REAL feeling sushi experience. Really great, fresh, delicious sushi.

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Thank williamtraveler9
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Certainly delicious, but two times the price of equally outstanding Sushiya SD only a few minutes away. I had a spicy tuna roll, a dragon roll and two nigiri - yellowtail and salmon. Three stars only because it's so overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2244 San Diego Ave, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92110-2978
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-0298
Description
Best Traditional Japanese sushi in San Diego. Edomae style.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?