Cafe Japengo

★★★★☆
  • 8960 University Center Ln

    San Diego, CA 92122

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  • 858-450-3355

About Cafe Japengo

Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Sunday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 12:00 AM

Food

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This place has great people, great staff and best of all-- great sushi! I love the Hawaiian roll-- simply amazing! This is a great place to go for a special occasion!

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★★★★★

This place has great people, great staff and best of all-- great sushi! I love the Hawaiian roll-- simply amazing! This is a great place to go for a special occasion!

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I think the sushi is pretty good here even though it's a bit out of my area.

When I'm near UCSD though I sometimes stop here because they serve reliably fresh sushi.

4
★★★★☆

I think the sushi is pretty good here even though it's a bit out of my area.

When I'm near UCSD though I sometimes stop here because they serve reliably fresh sushi.

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Japengos has a great sushi bar, cocktail bar and a number of seating areas. They have a buzzing nightlife in the bar, a crowded sushi bar at lunch and dinner is always booked. The food is very good, although its in La Jolla... so its a bit pricey.

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★★★★☆

Japengos has a great sushi bar, cocktail bar and a number of seating areas. They have a buzzing nightlife in the bar, a crowded sushi bar at lunch and dinner is always booked. The food is very good, although its in La Jolla... so its a bit pricey.

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I liked this place. It was good but the not the best that I have had in San Diego. I really did like this place and will go back and I recommend that you try it out but when you have your favorite spot it is hard to try something new.

3
★★★☆☆

I liked this place. It was good but the not the best that I have had in San Diego. I really did like this place and will go back and I recommend that you try it out but when you have your favorite spot it is hard to try something new.

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Cafe Japengo has good sushi as well as other Asian dishes. The atmosphere is very nice and it is dimly lit. It is an elegant place to go for a nice dinner.

4
★★★★☆

Cafe Japengo has good sushi as well as other Asian dishes. The atmosphere is very nice and it is dimly lit. It is an elegant place to go for a nice dinner.

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I went to Cafe Japengo for a birthday celebration and let me tell you, this place is upscale and finely decorated. I order Pizza rolls, if available, at any sushi restaurant I visit. Hands down Cafe Japengo has the best Pizza roll! I also ordered a Fifty-Fifty roll which was also very tasty! This roll has many things going, highly recommended!
Service was prompt and the atmosphere was good! Highly recommended for special occassions.

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★★★★★

I went to Cafe Japengo for a birthday celebration and let me tell you, this place is upscale and finely decorated. I order Pizza rolls, if available, at any sushi restaurant I visit. Hands down Cafe Japengo has the best Pizza roll! I also ordered a Fifty-Fifty roll which was also very tasty! This roll has many things going, highly recommended!
Service was prompt and the atmosphere was good! Highly recommended for special occassions.

Pros: Atmosphere and Sushi

Cons: Price and valet parking

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My friend and I are always looking for new happy hour spots in San Diego. She suggested Cafe Japengo. We went for happy hour on a Thursday and sat in the bar. The crowd was good, wait staff friendly and decor nice. We didn't make it by 7pm and missed out on the food and beverage discount. We tried again a few weeks later on a Wednesday and I wish I never had. We ordered the calamari, spicy tuna roll and a couple of drinks. After we ate, we were ready to order a couple more drinks before 7pm rolled around, but the waitress handed us our bill basically cutting us off. Then I went home thinking all was good, but I found myself hovering over the toilet around midnight. I talked to my friend the next day and she said she threw up also. My guess is they use left over fish for the happy hour rolls, because our spicy tuna roll was mashed up and not sashimi grade fish. Needless to say, I will not return.

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★★★☆☆

My friend and I are always looking for new happy hour spots in San Diego. She suggested Cafe Japengo. We went for happy hour on a Thursday and sat in the bar. The crowd was good, wait staff friendly and decor nice. We didn't make it by 7pm and missed out on the food and beverage discount. We tried again a few weeks later on a Wednesday and I wish I never had. We ordered the calamari, spicy tuna roll and a couple of drinks. After we ate, we were ready to order a couple more drinks before 7pm rolled around, but the waitress handed us our bill basically cutting us off. Then I went home thinking all was good, but I found myself hovering over the toilet around midnight. I talked to my friend the next day and she said she threw up also. My guess is they use left over fish for the happy hour rolls, because our spicy tuna roll was mashed up and not sashimi grade fish. Needless to say, I will not return.

Pros: Decor, people

Cons: Bad Happy Hour sushi, parking

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Very dimly lit restaurant located in La Jolla. Fairly wide variety of entrees, including fish and other meats. BBQ salmon I believe was quite delicious. Sushi was fresh. Desserts were presented nicely. Nice meal, although I did not leave the restaurant feeling especially full. A bit on the pricey side.

4
★★★★☆

Very dimly lit restaurant located in La Jolla. Fairly wide variety of entrees, including fish and other meats. BBQ salmon I believe was quite delicious. Sushi was fresh. Desserts were presented nicely. Nice meal, although I did not leave the restaurant feeling especially full. A bit on the pricey side.

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