This is right off El Camino near Lawrence expressway and there is always a good lunch crowd there. The sushi is exceptional and my favorite thing is that the pieces are good sized. Their fish is always very fresh and the staff is always friendly and has great recommendations.
I love this sushi place because it is in Hillcrest and is open late every night (I believe until Midnight). You rarely come across a sushi place open late and it is a nice alternative to Mexican food. I really like the way it is decorated. The service was good, and the food was excellent. The garlic edamame is a must try. Their rolls were a bit on the expensive side but were reasonably sized. Overall I was satisfied.
Just to prove how good this sushi is, I drive half an hour to eat here. When they first opened they offered 50% off most rolls and I expected that to end, but fortunately it never did. The sushi here is exceptional. They have the ordinary rolls as well as some specials. The staff is friendly and the wait is usually not too long. The Ocean roll is my favorite. It does get busy but I have never had a problem finding parking and its right by the freeway which is convenient.
I am very picky when it comes to my salon and my hairdresser. I have gone to the same hairdresser for the past 6 years and have never been satisfied going to anyone else. Since I am from the silicon valley but attend school down here in San Diego, I knew I wouldn't be able to wait to get my hair done on vacations when I return home so I decided to search yelp for a good place. The first time I walked into the salon I was greeted by the very friendly staff and offered a drink. The overall look is very modern and sheik. They listened to exactly what I wanted done and delivered. My stylist Lindsay was very accommodating and made sure I was comfortable at all times. Everything about this experience was amazing. The scalp massage was amazing and their Bumble and Bumble products are superior to the other products I have tried, not to mention smell great. The color and cut was even better than I expected. My hair looked shiny and I have never had anyone straighten my hair as well as Lindsay. It always comes out shiny, soft, and PERFECT! I always get so many compliments on my hair after walking out of the salon. So for all those skeptical ones out there, I am assuring you, you will not be dissatisfied. You will LOVE this place!
This is a very small shop and I have passed by it so many times but never went in until a month ago. They refill your cartridges for very low prices. HP ink can be expensive but if you bring in your empty cartridge, they will gladly fill it up. I can't remember the exact price but it was about 1/2 the price of a normal cartridge. I go through ink very fast so I am glad I found a place that refills at a low cost. I will definitely be back. The one time I went to another refill place, my cartridge leaked all over my printer but I have not had this problem with Cartridge World.
I love that this spa is in the middle of Valley Fair Mall. It makes it very convenient to be able to make an appointment and shop at the same time. I know they offer many different services such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, facials, and waxing. I have only been here for waxing because the staff is so friendly. It costs 15.00 for eyebrows which is reasonable. Carla is always very friendly and takes her time to make sure you come out looking perfect. It is sometimes hard to make an appointment with short notice and they do not accept walk-ins. Other than that, this place is great for waxing.
I am very picky when it comes to my salon and my hairdresser. I have gone to the same hairdresser for the past 6 years and have never been satisfied going to anyone else. I really needed to get my hair done and my hairdresser was booked for the next month so I decided to try Capelli's after walking by. The first time I walked into the salon I was greeted by the very friendly staff and offered a drink. Brianne listened to exactly what I wanted done and delivered. She was very accommodating and made sure I was comfortable at all times. Everything about this experience was amazing. The scalp massage was amazing and my color touch up matched the rest of my hair perfectly. My hair looked shiny and I have never had anyone straighten my hair as well as Brianne. It always comes out shiny, soft, and PERFECT! It is a little on the expensive side, but then again you get what you pay for. You will LOVE this place!
I am all about supporting small and local coffee shops. This is a great place to chat over a cup of coffee and a pasty. The free wi-fi is definitely gives them an advantage over Starbucks. I like that they have a great selection of drinks and pastries as well as smoothies and sodas for the kids. They have bay type windows which allow the sun to shine in and is a great place to get some work done or just read the paper. It doesn't get too noisy which I like. The only downside is the unfriendly staff.
I get my eyebrows waxed about every month. One of my friends informed me that eyebrow threading is a lot better for your skin and doesn't pull on the skin or cause burning. Since I have sensitive skin, I decided to try this place. It only costs $10.00. This is a very hidden salon next to a repair shop. Nana did an amazing job on my eyebrows, but my only complaint is that she is never on time for her appointments. I usually sit around waiting for 20 minutes before she takes me back to get my eyebrows done. I keep returning though because no one can do my eyebrows as well as she can :).
I must say, this is one of the things I miss the most about home. Being away at school in San Diego is difficult without my local Counter. The overall vibe of the restaurant is very nice. It is a great place for lunch or dinner.
While they do have a menu with burgers and soups, it is all about the "build-your-own-burger." They have chicken or beef, a few different sizes, different buns to choose from (honey wheat is my favorite), toppings, gourmet toppings such as avocado, portabello mushrooms, etc., and a great variety of sauces to choose from. This is no ordinary burger joint.
Their fries are great too! They have regular fries, sweet potato fries, and onion strings. You can get an order with just one of the above or a little of each. Never had their shakes, but they look amazing!
If you are craving a burger, go here. I promise you will not be disappointed.