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Published on September 24, 2019
The 5 best Japanese spots in San DiegoPhoto: Azuki Sushi Lounge/Yelp

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Japanese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around San Diego, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to achieve your dreams.

1. Underbelly

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Topping the list is North Park's Underbelly, situated at 3000 Upas St., Suite 104 (between 30th and Ray streets). With four stars out of 1,357 reviews on Yelp, the restaurant, which offers ramen and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

2. Menya Ultra

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Kearny Mesa's Menya Ultra, located at 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite M, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score ramen, noodles and desserts 4.5 stars out of 1,294 reviews.

3. Sapporo Japanese Restaurant

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Sapporo Japanese Restaurant, a sushi bar in Ocean Beach, is another go-to, with four stars out of 231 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5049 Newport Ave. to see for yourself.

4. Sushi Ota

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Over in Pacific Beach, check out Sushi Ota, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 3,615 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Japanese spot at 4529 Mission Bay Drive.

5. Azuki Sushi Lounge

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And then there's Azuki Sushi Lounge, a Park West favorite with 4.5 stars out of 1,871 reviews. Stop by 2321 Fifth Ave. (between Kalmia and Juniper streets) to hit up the sushi bar and Japanese spot, which offers seafood and more, next time the urge strikes.


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