My wife and I went to Aloha Sushi and Hawaiian Grill last night and were impressed. We have moved to the area and were looking for someplace that we sit outside and relax, but did not have to deal directly with the La Jolla weekend crowd. The is the perfect place.
It is located a few blocks off the main drags of La Jolla which allows you access to the all the shopping and coastal walks, but keeps the noise and traffic to a minimum while you are eating. You are greeted by a friendly hostess upon arrival and the rest of the staff is pleasant and professional.
We choose to sit outside and, as I said, the noise and traffic are minimal. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, but definitely casual. You feel a bit like you are eating on the porch of someone's home.
The food is outstanding. We began with the Kalamarie (with a K) starter which is an excellent twist on the traditional Calamari (highly recommended) and then moved onto a feast of sushi. I agree with the many of the reviewers that the sushi is excellent. It is well prepared, the portions are very large and the overall taste is fresh. We ended with the ribs. This dish deserves a review of its own. They are tender and marinated to perfection!
I found the prices to be reasonable for the La Jolla area, the service to be excellent and the food to be a great surprise. Overall, it is a great place to have an outdoor meal if you are looking to avoid the typically La Jolla crowds on a weekend night.
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