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“Yum Yum Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aloha Sushi & Hawaiian Grille

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Aloha Sushi & Hawaiian Grille
7731 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 551-5000
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Ranked #412 of 1,270 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kline
Description: Exciting, progressive culinary concepts and a relaxing, resort-style ambience has combined to Aloha Sushi Lounge as a dining must in San Diego area. One mere glance at Aloha Sushi Lounge's menu, featuring Asian Fusion dusted with Hawaiian influences, you will see that you are in for an incredible meal. Additionally, Aloha Sushi Lounge features traditional sushi offerings while fully embracing the "new wave" philosophy of sushi, which utilized non-traditional ingredients and techniques to produce sushi specialties that come bursting with an exciting new assortment of taste sensations. Aloha Lounge's tropical decor, highlighted by spacious cabana seating in their outdoor patio, not only lends the perfect complement to their delectable cuisine, it also provides the ideal backdrop to indulge in one of their many fine sakes, wines and sojus. Located in La Jolla and situated mere blocks from the legendary coastline, Aloha Sushi provides a local escape that is deliciously refreshing.
San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum Yum Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The first time I tried this place was during San Diego Restaurant week. I had read both good and not so good reviews. None-the-less, I decided to try this place with some friends. Let me say that the Restaurant Week menu was pretty nice. The food was good and the ambiance was awesome. Me and my sister decided to return, but this time trying items off of the regular menu. Every roll, oyster shooter and non-sushi food we tried was excellent. The cabana's are fun and so is this place!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Herriman
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140 reviews 140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great sushi with great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Went here with my kids and we weren't disappointed. It was late, but the staff, and especially our waitress, was very nice and helpful. We asked her recommendations and went with what she suggested. It was fantastic. I especially liked the Jalapeno Roll.

Even thought it was late on a weeknight, there were a lot of people there. They appeared ot have been there before and were having a good time.

Not sure if anything in particular stood out. I think it's hard for a sushi restaurant to be completely unique. We went in just wanting good sushi and we got it. I would go there again.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Yummy Sushi with outdoor patio seating and indoor sushi bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Friendly waitstaff serve a fusion of traditional sushi with an 'aloha' flair. If you want the southern California outdoor seating experience or seating at the sushi bar getting to know the friendly sushi chefs, it is your choice. The food is fresh with a unique take on each dish the offer.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Simi Valley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Horrible food and service, not sushi atmosphere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Used a groupon and read the reviews ... but the reviews were unreliable or maybe there is a new owner or maybe that is why they did the Groupon deal (but I am glad that I only bought one). The hostess was nice, but she was ditsy and clueless, when we gave her our information apparently she didn't write our name down, just our party number and my cell number, but didn't ask for our name (odd). Then 1 hour later we were seated in the Cabana, and the hostess didn't give us menus, give us utensils or napkins and didn't tell the waitress that we were there (we were the last cabana. We waited for 20+ minutes until someone came and found out that the hostess didn't tell the waitress that we were there (according to the waitress).

So we order, and the waitress brought the ginger and sesame seeds were ordered but didn't bring chopsticks or fork to eat them with. STUPID! So we waited 5 minutes and then had to go get someone. Waited 30+ minutes for our sushi to and, by the time they served it, cold tempura which we sent back because it was cold and soggy.

Sake was horrible and cheap quality!! The sushi was made with old fish and tons of rice (I couldn't eat one of the rolls because it tasted so fishy and yellow tail is not supposed to taste fishy!).

WILL NEVER COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“worst service i've experienced in la jolla”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

i tried going there tonight because it came highly recommended, and when we approached the hostess we were greeted with attitude. even though the place wasn't even half full, we were told there would be a 30-40 minute wait. fine. i casually asked "is this for inside AND outside?" and i was told (in a very nasty tone) "yes, there are people with reservations ahead of you. you should've made a reservation." so we put our names down and were asked for a phone number, and i asked whether they would call us when our table was ready, and was again met with a snarky response of "well yes, of course." then we were dismissed-- which i thought was strange because they had a bar. normally, a decent host invites you to enjoy a drink at the bar while you wait for your table.

after waiting for twenty minutes, and after thinking about how poorly we were treated, we decided to make our way down a couple blocks to toshi-san. they were crowded, but we were greeted warmly and the food was delicious. and i never did receive a call from the hostess. i have to say, this is probably the worst i've been treated in a la jolla restaurant, and i'm very disappointed. i work in a prominent la jolla hotel, and in the future when a guest asks for a sushi bar recommendation, i will be sending them to toshi-san.

Visited January 2011
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