San Diego North County is the place to be! One fact about Sushi is that there’s no potential for under (or over) cooking. Don't think of a sauce being used to mask below average flavor. It’s just you and the sushi, if it's not fresh, there’s nowhere to hide. Satisfy your cravings and enjoy high-quality seafood and rice at these local sushi restaurants.

1. Hapifish

190 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Is a modern sushi joint with a nonchalant beach theme, sake bombs & elevated small plates. HapiFish’s concept fuses California beach cuisine & a laid-back beach vibe. Signature sushi rolls are the stars of the show here. They include a Surf & Turf Roll with grilled cajun shrimp and seared wagyu beef. Nothing can go wrong with their Beach Bum Roll. HapiFish is a place for locals to meet for quick beach eats, happy hour drinks & fresh sushi.


2. Zenbu Sushi Bar, Restaurant & Cocktails

2003 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Zenbu uses fresh fish produced by their own seafood company, Ocean Giant. They also serve Homegrown Meats, which is grass-fed beef raised at their Palomar Ranch. With a strong sedulous focus on the environment and health, Zenbu is a high quality sushi and cocktail bar. Sushi being the all-time favorite include the Mexicali Roll, the Sid Fishious, the Hardcore Albacore, and the Panty Dropper. Zenbu also offers their own exclusive Homegrown Meats that is all natural grass-fed beef raised locally at their Palomar Ranch. Much of the wood used in or restaurants is reclaimed or milled from downed trees in this Palomar Mountain ranch.  They also utilize a 2400 gallon salt water tank in their Cardiff By The Sea location that houses local live fish that is of the freshest offering. The tank has also been used extensively to educate local schools and circulate many native oceanic creatures back into their local waters. They feature comprehensive and unique wine, saki, liquor and beer assortments.


3. Teri Cafe

2216 S El Camino Real #123, Oceanside, CA 92054

Serving hearty portions of Japanese mainstays like teriyaki & noodles in a festive setting.
Initially started in Oceanside in 1987 by Mark & Mary Shinoda. Sushi lovers always look for their Aloha, Hawaiian, Rainbow, Albacore, Caterpillar, Double Crunchy, and Salmon Skin Roll. With lots of alternatives, you can bring friends and family over to share sushi and homemade ramen in an authentic Hawaiian atmosphere.


4. Hon Sushi

1733 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

A unique art of Japanese food restaurant. The amazing chefs at Honsushi prepare fresh, healthy, tasty yummy cuisine by cooking fresh vegetables, signature sauces and Asian seasonings to perfection. Sushi items, including all-you-can-eat lunch specials, order nigiri, sashimi, hand rolls, appetizers, salads, or a combination of all. Plan your date, schedule a bonding day with friends or family to enjoy delicious sushi rolls in a relaxed space with optional mat seating.


5. Sakura Bana Japanese Restaurant

1031 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

This is the perfect sushi bar that offers the best Happy Hour (5:30 to 7:30 pm) deals on rolls in North County for under $3, Sakura is your spot. Savour  the taste of your favorite classic or specialty rolls, or lunch and sushi combos with a refreshing glass of Sapporo.
* Sakura Bana takes "NO reservations".
* Sakura Bana's "Take out" is on regular prices, not happy hour prices.
* Dogs are allowed on patio only

HAPPY EATING!!!



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