Good food, nice locationHonestly, I can say only positive things about Japengo. The restaurant located very close to highway, but still facing the little quiet street. Service people were friendly and professional. Food was tasty. I also loved the decorations and our cozy booth. It's a bit pricey but really good choice for special occasions.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite sushiI used to live in San Diego and when I moved away I was sad to leave Japengo! Thrilled to eat there again as its always been and still is one of my favorite restaurants!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood good, waiter good, hostess badThis is a good restaurant, food is awesome. This is why is expensive. However, can't understand why does anyone has to put up with the hostess?5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Excellent food! The spicy seaweed salad is a gem.
Outstanding service! Knowledgeable staff with good recommendations. Rachel was attentive at the right time and allowed us space to leisurely savor the food.
Would definitely return for more.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Jolla "Rolls"Great presentation and wonderfully fresh. Best rolls I've found in quite a while.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Chinese and JapaneseGood Chinese and Japanese food located directly across from our hotel. Excellent service by our waitress.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCoworker and I took a clientCoworker and I took a client to lunch. Good and location are great. Only issue was that our service was lacking. We sat outside for lunch and the bartender was both the bartender and our waiter which meant I had to walk back inside to get the refills we were promised 10 min later. But I will be back and just hope that this was a one off.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMsoniathe sushi was delicious, the the waitstaff was on point. my husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. Very casual and lots of kids (which made me think of my kids on my romantic anniversary dinner. the layout is a bit off, but after a drink the all the energetic noise went away. I would eat sushi here again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. TheThe food was delicious. The smoked salmon sashimi and yellow tail sahimi were incredible. The fried rice and protein role were good. The server was very nice.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sushi in town. Expensive,Best sushi in town. Expensive, you will not pay less than $40pp but worth the splurge. My favorite roll is the red dragon, crunchy and sweet. The salmon sashimi is uber fresh.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday night is a great timeTuesday night is a great time to go - low key, not that crowded and the service is excellent.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great service.Good food and great service. The food is not cheap but if you get a chance to visit during Happy Hours, you can get good food/sushi for good price3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Sushi place in SD!!!Highly recommend this restaurant, the food is of the highest quality and the service is phenomenal absolutely love the ambiance! If you are ever in SD make sure you stop and check it out, especially if you are a sushi lover like myself. Every person and group that I have take here have always returned and rave about it to this day.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi Bar is great. The rollSushi Bar is great. The roll election is varied , not too many fried things-lots of light, ponzu-y rolls . They have most every thing one could want. Good martinis, good cserver, friendly chefs that have stayed for some time; stability in staff a good sign!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTry Something NewClean, crisp food presentation. Enjoy dinner at the sushi bar. The food was divine! Try the Fifty Fifty and Red Dragon Roll!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe mainly stuck to sushi asWe mainly stuck to sushi as we were pretty tired after a long day of air travel. The sushi was outstanding and our server was friendly, efficient and knowledgable. The menu is quite extensive for those with more energy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe various sushi rolls wereThe various sushi rolls were very good as expected. Server also recommended a reasonably priced saki to try which was outstanding. Overall experience was an 8 out of 10 with the value and slightlt slow service preventing a more perfect experience. Would recommend for special occassions3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsJapengo's never disappoints. Went for an office lunch and the food was yummy as usual. This is a place we rely on and it's met our expectations 100% of the time for all of the many, many times we've been there over the years. Excellent in every way, always. If they ever close we'll be heartbroken.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBlissfulWe had a wonderful light lunch of mussels in lemongrass and coconut milk. It's a beautiful place, the mussels were perfect, our server Evie was so gracious and friendly, and we will be back.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM