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“Enjoy the Tapas!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roppongi

Roppongi
875 Prospect St, Ste 102, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4264
858-551-5252
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Ranked #55 of 1,263 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fay
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Enjoy the Tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Gather your family or grab your friends for your next celebration, go to Roppongi and enjoy sharing the tapas. This is elegant casual dining at its best. Enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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La Jolla
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Yes and no”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Roppongi has been one of our favorite places because of the nicely prepared Asian inspired food, the tranquil ambiance, the good service, the location right in downtown La Jolla -- it's been a standby for us since the day it opened for lunch with friends and dinner splurges. But it does have drawbacks: mainly a good but very limited menu, and it can be a very noisy place. I have been there when the Susan Komen 3-Day walkers came in and happily hooted and hollered for hours. And when the business crowd comes in after work and starts drinking, it just gets loud, which is strangely at odds with the elegant Asian decor and the Asian fusion food, so beautifully served.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sitting outdoors around a fire pit at Roppongi in La Jolla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This restaurant exceeded my expectations by a mile. The food was not only unique, it was delicious and impossible not to devour. My group of 12 diners sat outdoors around a fire pit and enjoyed each course to its fullest. The inside tables were packed, so be sure to call for a reservation since this restaurant is extremely popular.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lousy Service and mediocre, overpriced food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were lured here by friends who like cheap happy hours, so it is probably good for that. Who eats dinner at five o'clock? For dinner it was laughable. Service was slow in general, and it seemed to take forever for everything. They were not really very crowded, so there was no excuse. They brought my lamb chops before my salad, which was really irritating, but the way it was handled was insulting. People make mistakes, but it is the way mistakes are handled that separate great places from mediocre places. The server insisted that I did not order a salad, that she was right, and that I pretty much had to eat the food. I was too tired to arguing, so I just skipped my salad. (Of course now it is 5am and I woke up hungry. Good time to write a review.) Then, after all this aggravation, the chops that I order medium rare were not even pink in the center. But the best part of all, is much I over-paid for this nonsense. I would NEVER go back here!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Go here...The apps are AMAZING. No need to eat dinner. Order the onion rings. To die for. The price is right...the service is good and the sushi oh so fresh.

Visited May 2013
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