From Our Editors
While Sushi is a popular dinner option throughout San Diego, it’s rare to find a discreet and sophisticated neighborhood eatery that appeals to all the senses. The demure Azuki is such a treat; a place where expert chefs work seasonal ingredients into daily specials, and guests are invited to slip in after dark to fully appreciate the attention to every luminous detail. Behind the sushi bar is a wall of red, sure to fire appetites; just opposite, Japanese films project across a pale ivory wall above a scattering of small, comfortable tables. Step towards the kitchen, up a narrow hall past the restrooms to the back patio, which is bordered with horizontal, dark wooden beams, enough tall heaters to warm the draftiest night and a tall, luminous ceiling which helps tone conversations to a graceful murmur. Such a sumptuous environment is sure to enhance any romantic dinner.