Food & Drink in Alpine

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Ali Baba Family Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ali Baba Restaurant

Ali Baba Restaurant

$40 $25

Lamb and beef kebabs, shawarma with hummus, baba ghanouj, and traditional Mediterranean dishes

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Juice and Food at Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar (38% Off)

Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar

El Cajon

$16 $10

(83)

Fresh fruit smoothies and juices served alongside healthy lunch and breakfast sandwiches

$12 for $24 Worth of Beer and Mixed Drinks at El Cajon Grand

El Cajon Grand

El Cajon

$24 $12

(35)

Bloody marys, house-infused vodkas, and more than 15 beers on tap, including Guinness, New Castle, and Stella Artois

5 or 10 Regular Shaved Ices at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice (Up to 53% Off)

Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

$20 $11

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors such as piña colada, mango, and guava, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top

$12 for $20 or $30 for $50 Worth of Cookies and Cookie Bouquets at Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design

Santee

$10 $6

Cookie bouquets, baskets, and dozen-count boxes are baked onsite from scratch using ingredients from local farmers

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lenora Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Lenora Winery

Ramona

$24 $13

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Antica Trattoria

Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

(283)

Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

$28 for Three-Course Mexican Meal for Two at Hacienda Uriarte

Hacienda Uriarte

La Mesa

$47 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $11

(274)

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Food at Landmark Deli and Grill ($24 Value)

Landmark Deli and Grill

Poway

$12 $6

Handcrafted sandwiches stuffed with crisp veggies and fillings like homemade tuna salad, and piled onto bread that's delivered fresh daily

Lunch Fare or Tapas and Drinks for Two or Four at Romesco (50% Off)

Romesco

Chula Vista

$30 $15

(235)

Famed chef creates Mexican dishes with a hint of Mediterranean; tapas bar serves food and drink late

Classic Steak-House Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cafe La Maze (45% Off)

Cafe La Maze

National City

$20 $11

(147)

Prime rib and Alaskan king crab weigh down tables in a glitzy dining room that Bing Crosby and Clark Gable frequented in the 1940s

$14 for $25 Worth of Italian Food at Mangia Italiano on Third

Mangia Italiano on Third

Central Chula Vista

$25 $14

(119)

Cooks bake gourmet pizzas with cilantro and smoked gouda and handcraft creamy tiramisu desserts

Mexican Dinner or Brunch for Two or Four at Casa Don Diego Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Casa Don Diego Restaurant

Castle Park

$20 $11

Called an "old-school Mexican gathering spot," authentic restaurant satisfies appetites with fajitas, steak skillets, and margaritas

$11 for $22 Worth of Burgers — Halphen Red Burgers

Halphen Red Burgers

Chula Vista

$22 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pizza, Pub Food, and Craft Beer for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at The New Yorker SD (40% Off)

The New Yorker SD

Gaslamp

$25 $15

(239)

Appetizers such as pulled duck rolls and chicken wings pair well with craft beers and specialty New York-style pizzas

$25 for one $25 eGift Card with $10 Bonus Card, All Valid for Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo ($35 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$35 $25

Indulge in authentic Italian dishes served family-style that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

Sample American Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at Venissimo Cheese

Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting

Marina

$40 $40

Learn about the art of making cheese and pairing it with American craft beer in a workshop that includes five cheese and beer samples

Sandwiches and Salads from the Regular or Catering Menu at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Ideal for parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

Cooking Classes for One or Two at Café Merlot (Up to 59% Off)

Café Merlot

Rancho Bernardo

$60 $29

(129)

In group classes, pupils learn about making pizza, vegan food, dishes for spring, tapas, Italian food, or a range of other dishes

$10 for $20 Worth of Classic Deli Food at D.Z. Akin's

D.Z. Akin's

College East

$20 $10

(684)

Old-World delicatessen piles pastrami and brisket atop more than 134 sandwiches, serves breakfast all day, and bakes cream puffs

Standup Comedy Package for Two with Appetizer and Four Tickets to a Future Show at Mad House Comedy Club (Up to 82% Off)

Mad House Comedy Club

Mad House Comedy Club

$162.50 $29

Sets from up-and-coming comedians seen on Comedy Central, in sitcoms, and in movies

$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

$130 $75

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

One or Two Temecula Wine and Dine Passes for Free Items or Discounts from Smart Shopper Card (Up to 56% Off)

Smart Shopper Card

Online Deal

$40 $20

At 10 wineries and restaurants, guests get six free wine tastings, four appetizers, two desserts, and comedy club entry for two

$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

$33 $17

(115)

Boxes of seasonal certified organic produce from local farms come with recipes and free delivery to your doorstep

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers, Sandwiches, and Malts at Woody's Burgers and Beer ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers and Beers

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Beloved burger joint offers traditional and eclectic burgers

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers at Woody's Burgers San Diego ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers San Diego

San Diego

$10 $5

(185)

A variety of toppings, such as serrano-pepper aioli and blue-cheese sauce, crown 100% Angus-beef patties; cold craft beers and malts

Sushi and Drinks for Two or Four at Infuzon (Up to 43% Off)

Infuzon Restaurant & Lounge

San Diego

$30 $17

The wine lounge's made-to-order sushi and fresh sashimi are served alongside creative sake-infused cocktails

Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

$49 $29

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

Indian Meal for Two or Four with Dosas, Wine, and Desserts at Bawarchi Dosa (Up to 44% Off)

Bawarchi Dosa

Miramar

$41.94 $24

(93)

North and South Indian cooking traditions influence more than 20 kinds of dosa with fillings such as chutney, veggies, and potato.

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for a $5 Credit at Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge (Up to $20 Total Value)

Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

With deep care for each ingredient in their food and the way each coffee bean was grown, this cafe aims for quality above all else

Casual American Food at Lil B's Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

$20 $11

(247)

Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 or $16 Worth of Breakfast Food at Mercury Grill & Catering (Half Off)

Mercury Grill & Catering

Kearny Mesa

$16 $8

(32)

Breakfast sandwiches and burritos, plus scrambles and build-your-own omelets served with toast and potatoes

Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Drinks and Desserts at Viva el Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Viva el Cafe

Old Town

$10 $5.50

(27)

Enjoy a selection of desserts such as red velvet cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake paired with a cappuccino, espresso, or italian soda

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at San Diego Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

$20 $12

Tasting room hosts groups of two or four who sample six pours of wine apiece

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at The Wine Bank (Up to 56% Off)

The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

(65)

Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Kenyan-Inspired Meal for Two or Four at Flavors of East Africa (Up to 46% Off)

Flavors of East Africa

North Park

$44.97 $27.50

(230)

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

Upscale French Dinner at French Market Grille (40% Off). Two Options Available.

French Market Grille

San Diego

$50 $30

(179)

Mediterranean seafood, roast chicken, braised beef, and local market vegetables pair with fine French and California wines

French Cuisine at Hexagone (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Hexagone

San Diego

$50 $30

Contemporary and traditional French influences come together on a menu of tender beef cutlets, coq au vin, steamed mussels, and fine wine

Four- or Eight-Visit Punchcard for Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt (50% Off)

Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

(239)

Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

Thai Food and Drinks for Dinner at Rama (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Rama

Gaslamp

$40 $24

(559)

Zagat-rated Thai dishes such as salmon panang curry, pineapple fried rice, and pad see ew

Contemporary Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Olivetto Ristorante (38% Off)

Olivetto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$80 $50

(140)

The contemporary yet homey Italian eatery earned praise from the U-T San Diego, the San Diego Reader, and Zagat

Southern BBQ Fare for Two or Carryout at Sonny's Southern California BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Sonny's Southern California BBQ

Grant Hill

$20 $12

Cooks whip up Southern favorites such as pulled pork, beef short ribs, mac n' cheese, and banana pudding for dine-in or carryout

Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot (Up to Half Off)

The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(44)

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(155)

Lasagna, chicken marsala, pizza, and other Italian favorites paired with local craft beer

Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Tacos and Margaritas for Two or Four or $11 for $20 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch at Barrio Star

Barrio Star

Park West

$32 $16

Organic house margaritas wash down tacos stuffed with fillings including carnitas, salmon, and soy chorizo

Persian Lunch or Dinner Cuisine with Drinks for Two at Sadaf (Up to 49% Off)

Sadaf

Gaslamp

$39 $20

(107)

Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

Churros and Other Sweet Treats at Churros El Tigre (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Churros El Tigre

San Ysidro

$10 $5

(137)

Churros and bananas topped with sweet, all-natural flavors, as well as shaved ice doused in fresh fruit flavors

Two To-Go Sandwiches or a To-Go Family Meal at Indian Express (Up to 65% Off)

Indian Express Restaurant San Diego

San Diego

$20 $12

Family meals include tandoori-roasted chicken or chicken tikka masala, hummus, chutney, salad, and naan or salad

Argentinian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Puerto La Boca (50% Off)

Puerto La Boca

Little Italy - San Diego

$40 $20

Argentinian restaurant serves 40 Argentine wines, grilled steaks, housemade pasta, and fresh seafood

$15 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks for Two at Nunu's Cocktails

Nunu's Cocktails

Hillcrest

$30 $15

(323)

Diners enjoy cheeseburgers, Philly-style sandwiches, and fries paired with wine or cocktails

Two or Four $10 Groupons for Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, and Sweets at Nosh Delicatessen 45% Off)

Nosh Delicatessen

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(90)

Authentic corned-beef and pastrami sandwiches made with Vienna beef along with breakfast sandwiches, omelets, french toast, and Benedict's

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Indian Food for Two or Four or More at Biriyani Factory (Up to 48% Off)

Biriyani Factory

San Diego

$25 $14

(26)

Classic Indian dishes such as

$89 for Flamenco Dance Show and Three-Course Spanish Dinner with Sangria at Cafe Sevilla ($163 Value)

Cafe Sevilla

San Diego

$163 $89

(768)

Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine or Meal for Two at Rocking Tanuki (Up to 51% Off)

Rocking Tanuki

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(147)

Inventive rolls spiced with cilantro, peppers, chipotle, and savory sauces served alongside katsudon, udon, ramen, and curry rice

$30 for $50 Worth of Lamb Chops and Lamb Sausages at Mid-East Market

Mid-East Market

City Heights

$50 $30

(22)

Flavorful lamb chops and lamb sausages from a Middle Eastern market, ready to cook

Burger or Sandwich Meal for Two or Four at Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches (Up to 48% Off)

Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches

Kearny Mesa

$24.94 $14

(491)

Burgers with fresh ground beef patties flled with gooey cheese and overstuffed sandwiches bursting with deli meats, fries, and coleslaw

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks, or Pub Meal for Two at Downtown Johnny Brown's

Downtown Johnny Brown's

San Diego

$20 $11

(125)

Charbroiled burgers, spicy wings, and other pub classics pair with craft beers and fountain drinks

Crepe Meal and Drinks for Two or Four at Fabrison’s French Creperie (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Fabrison’s French Creperie

Multiple Locations

$43.50 $24

(241)

French cuisine, from classic crepes to traditional Provençal tapenade, comes together for a unique café meal

Pizzas, Classic Pastas, and Italian Sandwiches at Venice Pizza House (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Venice Pizza House

San Diego

$20 $11

(111)

Family recipes have populated the menu since 1954 at this classic Italian-American eatery that serves pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches

$144 for One Week of Vegan or Gluten-Free Vegan Meal Delivery from The Vegan Garden ($295 Value)

The Vegan Garden

Online Deal

$295 $144

Seven-day vegan meal plan includes 21 meals and 7 desserts and can be prepared for regular or gluten-free diets

Barbecue Meal for Two or Four or $8 for $12 Worth of Barbecue To Go at Starkey's BBQ

Starkey's BBQ

Mission Beach

$45 $29

Patrons enjoy appetizers, beer, and barbecue sandwiches at the eatery or take home slow-smoked meats, wings, and sides

Mexican Meal with Appetizers, Tacos, and Margaritas for Two or Four at El Comal (Up to 52% Off)

El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

(289)

Tacos made from barbecue goat, grilled steak, fish, or marinated pork, paired with margaritas and traditional Mexican dishes

California-Style Comfort Food for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Magnolia Tap & Kitchen (Up to 50% Off)

Magnolia Tap & Kitchen

San Diego

$20 $11

(175)

Chefs use simple and fresh ingredients to prepare a lineup of gourmet comfort food, such as 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, from scratch

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Cafe India

Cafe India

Midway District

$20 $12

(161)

Nine types of naan complement Indian dishes including chicken vindaloo, tandoori garlic lamb, veggie biryani, and saag paneer

Mother and Daughter Tea, Tea Party for Four, or Semi-Private Garden Tea Party for 12 at Tee Party (Up to 59% Off)

Tee Party

San Diego

$54.90 $29

Celebrate with an authentic British tea party, or have one-on-one time with tea for two

Small, Medium, or Large Candy Buffet from Delightfully Natia's Treats (Up to 52% Off)

Delightfully Natia's Treats

On Location

$300 $149

Candy buffets present M&Ms, gummy bears, and other favorite childhood sweets in a chic, stylish way

Breakfast and Diner Food for Two or Four at The Waffle Spot (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Waffle Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(266)

A waffle wearing a crown greets guests at this whimsical breakfast spot with 10 different waffle varieties, including waffles benedict

Meal with Sandwich and Wings or $12 for $20 Worth of Chicken and Fish for Two or More at Wings & Fish

Wings & Fish

Encanto

$16 $10

(4)

Wings slathered in sweet heat, buffalo, hot, or barbecue sauce; meals include african fries and a drink

Membership with Optional Gift Jar or Two Gift Jars from BeJarred (Up to 72% Off)

BeJarred

Westfield UTC

$17.95 $5

Surprise your friends with gift jars filled with bath products, fashion accessories, and other items tailored to their tastes

One, Two, or Four Passes to Downtown Pub Crawl from San Diego Pub Crawler (Up to 52% Off)

San Diego Pub Crawler

Gaslamp

$30 $16

The guided pub crawl includes a welcome shot, drink specials, and waived covers at top bars, lounges, and hidden gems in the Gaslamp Quarter

Pizza and American Cuisine at Giant New York Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Giant New York Pizza

Giant New York Pizza

$20 $10

(29)

Dig into 12-, 14-, 16-, 20-, or 28-inch pizzas with toppings such as olive oil, spinach, and garlic, or barbecue chicken and red onion

Two, Three, Four, or Five Hot Dogs at Daddy's Hot Dogs (Up to 50% Off)

Daddy's Hot Dogs

Hillcrest

$12 $6

Beef hot dogs hoist toppings such as Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and BBQ sauce; buffalo and veggie dogs also available

Burgers or Chicken Sandwiches and Beers for 2 or 4, or $11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink

Cheers Bar & Grill

Rancho Penasquitos

$19 $10

Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, choice steaks, & salmon pair with cocktails & beers at this neighborhood bar & grill

Southern African Food at Peri Peri (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Peri Peri

San Diego

$20 $12

Flavorful and aromatic South African cuisine. Prawns,kabobs,lamb and steak on a menu of exotic yet familiar South African dishes.

American Breakfast and Lunch at Incredible Cafe (Up to f)

Incredible Cafe

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $12

Menu features classic American breakfast and lunch options, as well as sections dedicated to healthy dishes and Mexican favorites

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At Nori Sushi Bar and Grill, chefs fuse traditional methods with new-wave techniques to transform fresh seafood into more than 20 specialty rolls. These include rolls stuffed with shrimp tempura and Red Dagon with spicy tuna, cucumber avacado, topped with cajun tuna and habanero masago that looks just as good on a plate as it would beneath a Christmas tree. But Nori’s selection stretches beyond sushi to full entrees, such as the teriyaki steak topped with a house teriyaki sauce. Diners enjoy the dishes inside the restaurant, which is adorned with bamboo plants and cat statues, or outside on the patio, next to the sand-colored exterior and underneath crimson umbrellas.

5003 Willows Rd
Alpine,
CA
US

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1932 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside,
CA
US

Traditional carpets hang across the ceilings above diners at Ali Baba Family Restaurant. Seated beneath them, guests dig into plates heaping with kebabs, shawarma, and hummus paired with freshly baked bread. Specialty pizzas are also available, along with vegetarian options for those who prefer to pizzas that aren't carved whole out of a large chunk of meat.

421 E Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US

Good Quality food at its best, in a very clean environment. Come and enjoy our great chicken with numerous combos and sandwiches. Come on your break from work during lunch and try our great chicken salad or chicken pita. Customers cannot get enough of either and for dinner go for a great family meal that has a whole chic

1468 Graves Ave
El Cajon,
CA
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

12098 Fury Lane
El Cajon,
CA
US

Because their art has a small and edible canvas, sushi chefs must specialize in precision. They pick tiny yet often intense ingredients, packaging them neatly together for the best visual and flavorful presentation. At Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill, the challenge of their task is doubled—they wield spicy add-ons whose heat must balance the crispness of the seafood. The spicy lobster roll, for example, tops its mix of lobster, cucumber, and avocado with a drizzle of Sriracha sauce. There's also the sushi burrito, one of several fusion appetizers that wraps shrimp tempura and crab in soy paper, primed for dipping in house salsa.

Stuffed jalapeños, sushi tostadas, and rolls with habanero sauce bespeak the restaurant's fascination with the southwest. Still, there are classic Japanese dishes to be had. Entrees of chicken katsu and miso-glazed Chilean sea bass make for filling dinners, whereas bento box and teriyaki bowl lunch specials satisfy afternoon cravings. Hand rolls package eel and salmon skin inside seaweed shaped like a cone hat, which the staff imports directly from mermaid parties.

2986 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon,
CA
US