Tucked into the Renaissance strip mall, Edo Sushi is a fine little restaurant that caters to business associates who enjoy small portions of tasty Japanese food. The word "Edo" is the historical name for "Tokyo".
Edo Sushi is a small restaurant with a maximum capacity of about 50 people. Seating is in the form of small, black-top tables with wooden chairs. About a dozen or so seats available at the sushi bar where chefs prepare your food and pass it to you over the counter top.
Decor is contemporary with almost no Japanese artifacts except for traditional Japanese style tableware. Most notable are the walls which are fitted with faux, rustic bricks and lit-candles. This gives you an impression of being in an underground grotto. Yet. the large windows provide much sunlight and allows for a great view of the busy people outside.
Service is generally good: chefs holler greetings at you as you enter and exit the establishment. Waitress are courteous and efficient. Big secret: restaurant is actually run by Koreans. This doesn't actually matter so much because there are many people living in Japan who are genetically Koreans but are culturally Japanese.
Highchairs, boosters, and cool, plastic tableware are available for kids. Though, there is no kids' menu nor is there any "mac and cheese" type of foods. If you bring your kids, be sure that they like California rolls or Udon noodles. Tables are small, there's lots of breakable ceramicware, and there's no color pencils so,... consider yourself warned.
Bathrooms are large and clean; one for men and one for women.
The food at Edo Sushi is very good. All very fresh, flavorful, and well presented. Prices are reasonable for this type of venue ($8 for lunch; $15+ for dinner).
Each table gets complimentary edamame for starters, water has ice and lemon slices. Those a nice touches.
Two drawback: portions are small; and limited selection.
Shown from top to bottom: Modern Sashi Salade ($10); Crispy Roll and California Roll ($4), Teppan Sake-marinated Salmon ($15), and Shrimp Tempura Udon Noodle Soup ($8)
Edo sushi serves up good food at a good price, but there's not a lot of food and there's not a lot of choices of food. Don't expect an all-you-can eat buffet. Restaurant caters to:
- business associates out for lunch,
- coworkers going to grab a bite to eat, - friends who want to refuel after shopping,
- and the like. Families are welcome, though menu and setting is not compatible with rambunctious children.
Edo Sushi in Renaissance Area,
southeast of UTC Shopping Mall
8895 Towne Centre Dr # 100A
San Diego, CA 92122
Edo Sushi menu (subject to change)
Mon to Thurs
Fri and Sat
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm