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Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

) #119 of 282 Restaurants in El Cajon ££ - £££ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2986 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-4337
+1 619-670-8228
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
21 Dec 2016
“Mark Cain”
21 Feb 2016
“Excellent sushi, a surprising find for us”
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
2986 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-4337
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I enjoyed the rancho and specialty baja roll. I like spicy food and these rolls did the job. Onion soup was good too.

Thank SStalev
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Don't waste your time or money going here when there are so many much better places to get Japanese food. How can you serve burned gyoza? - they did. And you should NEVER get sushi rice wrong. Mine was so sloppy it was falling out...More

Thank hotranga
Reviewed 4 February 2013

this place was just flat out bad, the hostess had an attitude problem like she was burdened by us being there, there sushi was just not that fresh tasting and poor selections of sushi and drinks

Thank randy7496
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This local sushi bar is always packed, which means that the sushi and other dishes are usually very fresh. The sushi chefs are no more than roll makers and they aren't any more Japanese than I am. That's the problem. Still, in a pinch, I...More

Thank patient111
Reviewed 12 October 2012

We have been here 20 times. It is less crowded now than four years ago. The food is quite good. The atmosphere is loud. Ambiance is poor unless you like crowded small tables and lots of TVs. But there is a good sushi bar. The...More

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Hmmm, I can't say I did not like this place, but i definitely can't say I loved it. We literally felt like were in the races of who could clear our plates the fastest. We would literally be done with our dish, or drink and...More

Thank Kaiyasmom
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Japanese food with a Middle Eastern vibe. We were 4 1/2 people for dinner. The smallest person did not eat and obligingly slept through the meal. Yay, no crab stick in the CA maki!! Nama saki, very fresh. Soft shell crab maki comes wrapped in...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2008

TABU IS THE BEST PLACE I HAVE TRIED YET TO GET SUSHI!! I have not tried one dish I didn't like there. I thought the Yardhouse had the best sushi until I tried TABU! This place is the bomb and no other sushi place compares!!!...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2008

Amazing Food! Rolls are delicious, and creative. Great chefs, fun atmosphere. Check it out! Local place with sushi bar! Great place to go on the weekends!

Thank six4suz
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Reviewed 15 February 2008


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2986 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-4337
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-670-8228
  • E-mail
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