Eating at a restaurant inside of a restaurant is a lot like living in a Russian nesting doll: it's surprisingly roomy and often leaves you feeling like you swallowed a smaller version of yourself. Double down on dining with today's deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of fusion fare and drinks at Ami Sushi in Bamboo Lounge.
Ami Sushi rests comfortably in the core of the Bamboo Lounge, serving up fresh sushi and salads from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The menu is full of delicious specialty rolls ($10+), including the rainbow roll, which wraps crab, cucumber, and avocado with tuna, salmon, yellow tail, and shrimp, ($11), and the ninja roll, nestling tempura shrimp, crab, and cucumber in albacore, avocado, and ninja sauce, which patrons never know they're tasting until it's gone ($11). Salad lovers can toss in an order for the spicy tuna salad, which blends ahi tuna, cucumber, gobo, masago, and sesame dressing ($8); poké salad, with marinated tuna, salmon, and yellow tail on carrot salad ($9); or the classic seaweed salad ($4).
T-Lounge defies expectations. Though Japan, Italy, and Mexico are literally dozens of miles apart, the eatery brings their foods together on its eclectic menu. For example, gourmet sushi rolls are served with steaming plates of fettuccine pasta or chicken quesadillas. On Saturdays and Sundays, the kitchen converts to breakfast food, serving omelets and breakfast sandwiches, and their deli serves healthy sandwiches piled with freshly sliced meats and veggies. T-Lounge serves numerous varieties of beer and wine—such as draft Guinness Stout—and also doubles as an art gallery, which features work from local artists such as Stacy D'Aguiar or Kansley Pye.
1475 University Ave.
San Diego, California 92103