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Sushi Tadokoro

2244 San Diego Ave. (Hortensia St.) Send to Phone
Traditional edomae-style sushi in Old Town.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Sushi Tadokoro Restaurant Review

: Located in an unassuming strip mall at the edge of Old Town, Sushi Tadokoro is an unexpected gem in an area dominated by cantinas and margarita bars. Once inside, the stark setting speaks of traditional Japanese dining and the friendly all-Japanese waitstaff pauses to greet incoming guests. With its soft music and attentive service, this sushi spot is all about fresh fish and authentic presentation. Rice acts as a small carrier for the fish, not as a filler. There is no krab or overly stuffed rolls. Owner Take-san remembers his clients’ preferences and favorites, so it's good to be a regular. It's also easier to get a table at Sushi Tadokoro than it is at the equally good Sushi Ota. We suggest the seafood miso soup, the sea urchin and Chilean sea bass, but every dish is carefully and thoughtfully prepared. The adventurous will enjoy bites like ankimo, seasoned and steamed monkfish liver, much like a pâté; and Japanese baby barracuda. For a memorable experience, it's best to take a seat in front of Take-san and leave the decisions in his hands.

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