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vipBreeze
San Diego
212 reviews
Reviewed on February 27, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Really great sushi. Nice dining room in the back.

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Marinaguy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I've ever had! The Park West roll was unbelievably delicious! This place is a must if you love sushi.

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ChellieSD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Definitely a go-to whenever friends come in to San Diego. The ahi poke is one of my favorites, and the sushi ranges from pure fish to mixed rolls. Reservations are definitely a must!

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Happydiner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had several different rolls, seaweed salad, root fries, dessert & drinks. The service was great, the food was fresh & tasty. We were six + a toddler & a vegan. Everything was great & everyone left happy.

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vipJessicaG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED it! 2nd best sushi I have had in the United States. I will eat here every time I am in San Diego. I am grateful my normal spot had no reservations. Staff was as good as the food.

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Jmak
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fish is fresh. The toro melts in your mouth. The garlic edamame, delicious!

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stvi04
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Azuki!! I am a regular there, and enjoy bringing in friends to introduce them to this gem!! Great atmosphere, fantastic service and even better food!! Thank you, again!!

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Justin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food all around. Had the fried calamari appetizer, chirashi bowl lunch special, On the Border roll, and avocado and eel roll. Everything was incredibly yummy and had was so fresh. My partner and I love sushi and normally can keep on eating, but the amount of food we received was enough to satisfy us. Their teas are great too--his iced green tea and my hot jasmine tea were aromatic and flavorful. The complimentary green tea ice cream for his birthday was a nice surprise, too. You must come here!

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myfoodiedreams
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was super fresh and the ordering process was easy with the help of our waitress. Also they acknowledged my request on open table.

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vipLuckyJ
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was perfect! The sushi chef was so knowledgable and I wish I could have ordered more!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was the best of Engawa which is halbit 's edges , what I have never had any like this before even in Japan. Oh my....

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JBogo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish at azuki is always so fresh, I really love eating here. A good friend of mine was in town and was craving Uni sashimi (sea urchin). I wouldn't trust many sushi restaurants with such a special request. I took her to Azuki, and not only was the Uni delicious & fresh- the presentation was gorgeous and the portion was large. We had a great time- and the black sesame ice cream is my favorite!

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vipBeto
Louisville
63 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The sushi was of great quality and the pricing reasonable. Good price quality

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Skip
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for reasonable Sushi near Balboa Park as an early dinner before a Saturday Night play at the Old Globe. VERY pleasantly surprised as the Sushi was excellent, service was cordial and professional, rates were surprisingly reasonable AND it was a comfortable post-dinner walk to the playhouse. We started at 5PM which was perfect - good seats and personalized attention. Didn't take long to fill the place up. Tried a wide variety of Sushi items --- all good and reasonable for the cost. We'll be back.

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HeresTheScoop
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here twice now and we are hooked! I was not a sushi fan but now I am. My wife and I took our daughter here for her birthday, at her suggestion. We enjoyed it so much that we came back just the two of us. We both tried something different from the first time and we were once again completely amazed with the incredible taste, quality of ingredients and presentation of the meal. The outstanding food, authentic atmosphere and helpful staff make this a perfect choice for the experienced sushi fan or the novice needing a bit a guidance. The food will impress you. The staff will keep you coming back. Give'm a try. Both times we've been here it's been busy, so I highly recommend making reservations with OpenTable.

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MalekosWorld
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2014
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food!

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Anniversary
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing. We travel to Japan often and we rate this Japanese food at the top. The service was perfect; very respectfull but friendly, made us feel very comfortable. The food came slow but we don't mind that as long as it is good food, and it ended up being great food. We highly recomend this Japanese restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is always good, great service, great food and love the atmosphere!!!

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Achefswife
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I gave they chefs a ball park of what we wanted to spend on dinner and had them serve us whatever they wanted. The food was perfection. Not only were the items fresh and flavorful, they were works of art too.

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Luv2dine
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, interesting menue. Had the park west roll it was delicious. They should start a happy hour in my opinion. The decor is very modern not like your typical sushi place.

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julie
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The sushi chefs know their stuff. Ask their recommendation let them make you what they want. You won't be sorry!

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PLay
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been here a few times mostly for casual dining nothing fancy. The sushi is great the service is good. The inside is alright nothing super fancy, but the sushi is pretty good. Away from the downtown area with a better parking space after rush hour.

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Strace9255
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Asian food fare with an upscale taste......not to be overlooked!

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vipFoodie4Life
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall5food5service1ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary and wanted sushi. Three place came to mind: Ota; Hane, and Azuki. We decided to go to Azuki, and it was one of the best Omakasi we have ever had. And the price bad either considering what we had. My wife and I sat at the sushi bar in Now's section. Now was very creative in putting together a 13 course meal for us. The servers were very attentive to us also. My glass was never empty, and the sake kept on flowing. One of the guys even went out of his way to open the bathroom door for me. Overall; had an AMAZING experience and will be back very soon.

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vipMmb1970
Mexico City
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, always came by to see if everything was ok, if we needed anything.

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vipAlejo
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place is small, like all classical sushi places. Sushi bar is splendid, the food it self made in a special way, with a presentation you will love...."Are U kidding me'? .... truffle and Crab fried rice, incredible... There is always something new on the menu. White wine list is a little limited by the glass, but their house chardonay is good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have never really had sushi, but this place hooked me! We were visiting San Diego for my wife's birthday, and found Azuki Sushi Lounge through web recommendations. I didn't see a single bad review, and the place lived up to the name. I had a lot of questions, being new to sushi, and they took the time to walk me through what I might like, and I loved everything that I tried! They knew that it was her birthday, and seated us in a corner location, which I greatly appreciated; and they brought us complimentary dessert. We ate upstairs and very much enjoyed the decor. It was removed from the downtown restaurant scene, but had all of the makings of a "must-dine," hotspot. I would definitely go back if I was in the area, it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonably priced and sizable portions. Crab miso was excellent with hunks of shellfish like clams and crab without skimping.
Nigiri included ankimo by request which was not the best i've had, but was still delicious. Also had omu masi (?) which was a fattier version of a salmon, baby snapper and some of the best blue fin i have ever had.

Garlic edamame were a nice take on a classic. Ponzu sauce on seared toro was top notch and everything was beautifully displayed in all cases.

Overall some pretty spectacular food for the price.

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vipMelRuthS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was great. Loved the spicy tuna crispy rice appetizer. Wasn't a huge fan of the bonsai roll, but my boyfriend liked it. Love the back patio area. It's enclosed, and just the right temperature for a 7pm dinner in San Diego. Very pleased with our visit. Will definitely be returning.

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stvi04
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a perfect Birthday dinner Friday night, with 9 of my friends. I absolutely love this place!! The sushi bar is so much fun, as well as their upstairs covered patio. They can host small or large parties. The food is amazing, and so is the entire staff of chefs, hostesses, servers, etc.. This is my 3rd year of having my birthday dinner there. I have had a small group and two large groups. I get the same, wonderful service each time! Highly recommend!!

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vipcsrnjm
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Horrible seating; not a decent table in the house. Regardless of table seated at, half of the party is facing a wall. All tables are way too close to each other; no privacy or peace. Been here numerous times and have tried but just can't do it ever again; will never be back. What a shame because the food is fresh and delicious. Waiter was overwhelmed. Very, very inappropriately loud customers that evening that should not have been ignored by management.

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Brent
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Excellent quality fish and nice space but horrible service. Went there for lunch today with 6 people. It would be fine if you want to share food and eat over the course of an hour or more. We all ordered our own meal and they brought 2 people's food and then 20 minutes later 2 more and then 20 minutes later one more and finally an hour after the first person I got my food. Everybody was long done! I was never asked if I want another drink or how everything was. That's why it only gets 2 stars.

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JoJo
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always go there and always have received good service. This one time we went for dinner, the service was slow.

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vipVoraciousV
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Azuki we are treated like old friends. The fish is always fresh and delicious, and they are very concerned about sustainability. We are mostly fans of sashimi but their rolls are fabulous--not heavy on the rice.
Do your taste buds a favor and dine at Azuki Sushi Lounge!

JG
JesseGreenwood
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome Service!
Thanks for NEW GOOD flavors in SUSHIE!
(But unsure is SUSTAINABLE & is from Fresh Caught-NATURAL (Non-GMO)Fish?
& a bit EXPENSIVE (w drinks & too bad didn't Charge me the SPECIAL PRICES even a Little AFTER 6, seeing as the Buyer was a guy out of work & wasn't even drinking & just paying for young friends drinks!
& Really Great Recommendations by Waitress!
Thanks cutie

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HeresTheScoop
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to a business in the area so we were looking for a sushi restaurant close by. There were several to choose from but my daughter chose this one and we're so glad she did. We made reservations for the beginning of there dinner service. At first glance, from the street, it seems to be a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant however, it was more spacious than it looked. Just inside you'll find a nice sushi bar and cozy lounge area. The real hidden gem however, is the spacious, mostly enclosed, outdoor patio dining area, where we ate. The service was excellent. The staff was friendly & knowledgeable. The food & beverage selection was excellent. The food was OUTSTANDING! We will definitely eat here again and recommend to friends/family.

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vipBrit
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really awesome. The server had great recommendation. Every thing that my boyfriend and I ordered was amazing. A place I would recommend to everyone

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Spells619
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife was craving a great date night with top notch sushi and Azuki delivered. Even though it was V-Day abd was late for reservations we were seated immediately. This is a neighborhood gem nestled in Bankers Hill. Great food and attentive staff. Will be back soon. Thank you!

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Kensan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While Azuki is a passable sushi bar, it's not a great one. The fish is not outstanding or fabulously fresh, at least when I was there. And fresh fish should have been the order of the day: it was Valentine's Day.

The people were nice, the presentation good, prices were not too bad, but no dedicated Japanese sushi chef would be proud to put his name on it. Lots of rolls of various types, but only passable nigiri.

If you don't have much experience with sushi, you'll probably love the place. But if you've been to Japan, or lived in cities like LA ad SF, and eaten at spots like Sushi Nozawa, Matsuhisa, Sushi-Ran, or the former Kabuto, you'll not be likely to make this your first choice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time customers. We sat at the bar and the chef was great! Made a coupe of recommendations which were really good! Great food and service! We will be back very soon!

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Azuki Sushi Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.