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“Stinks to high heaven” 1 of 5 stars
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TABU Sushi Lounge
7734 Girard Ave., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
858-456-2020
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Ranked #420 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: TABU Sushi Lounge is a place to get great sushi at a fair price with a great lounge atmoshpere. Full Bar and DJ keep the place going till 2am on Thursday - Saturday. Come to TABU to get great sushi, music, cocktails, lounge.
san diego,California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Stinks to high heaven”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The so called waitress, busboy and awful food were running neck and neck as to which part of the dining experience was the worst. Stay clear of this dump in snotty La Jolla, Surprised they are still in business.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Laguna Woods, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Mixed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stopped in for lunch yesterday. There were very few diners there; but, that could be attributed to the fact that it was nearly 2 pm. The menu is large and varied and carries a section of Mexican fusion sushi. The fact that the owner and wait staff were clearly not Asian was a bit of a concern; however, the chef was. First, the positive. We had seared tuna - which was very good with a nice presentation. We also had soft-shell crab rolls - also presented very well and the taste of the soft shell was not smothered. The prices were reasonable. The negatives - the place does not appear real clean and when going to the restroom - past the kitchen there was a strong fishy smell. The waitress seemed inexperienced - especially in a sushi environment where wasabi and ginger is a norm as a complement - one should not have to ask for it. While polite and eager to serve she did not anticipate needs. Also the food was very slow to come which considering at one point we were the only diners did not reflect well.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Don't miss ths one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

I travel the country enjoying sushi and this is one of the best yet. Tony the chef was excellent. Personable and unique in all that they do. Whatever you like, they will create. My sin likes sushi one way and I another, Tony says no problem and what a creation he made. We got to the point where we wanted to try it all. Everything he kept making was better and better. My favorite? Try Sexy. You will find it hard to leave. Great service and food. What a find in La Jolla!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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