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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine
The menu's spicy sake-fried-chicken appetizer ($8.75) paves the way for drunken black cod in a miso glaze served with grilled scallops and rice ($24), the Caterpillar sushi roll with freshwater eel ($12.50), and sashimi-style Spanish mackerel ($15–$18).
Tomiko Restaurant & Bar
In her time abroad, Tomiko touched down in Taiwan, Turkey, and Korea, savoring the cuisines of each region and even delving into eats native to the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Thirteen years ago, she used her encyclopedic knowledge of world cuisine to found Tomiko Restaurant & Bar, an eatery that sits on a hilltop overlooking purple and pink ocean sunsets. The menu brings together diverse dishes that Tomiko sampled on her travels, from sushi netted via sustainable practices to Asian beef wraps tucked around Korean-style barbecue beef. Chefs add healthy touches to their signature dishes, including hormone-free meats, gluten-free rice, and soy sauce lighter than an astronaut's toothbrush.
In the lounge area, exposed wooden beams come to a point overhead as diners sit at a horseshoe-shaped bar, topped with glasses of chilled sake, wine, and microbrew beers. DJ-spun beats prompt dancing or rhythmic sneezing every second Tuesday and last Thursday of the month.
87 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, California 92024