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“Tabu Sushi in El Cajon”

Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill
Ranked #148 of 327 Restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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 lettuce and soybean paper. (East Coast wraps in seaweed.) Actually easier to eat West Coast style.

Usual rolls: Philly, spicy crab, tuna,spicy lobster, and shrimp tempura along with several spicy hand rolls.

Unusual for us:

1. Red hot: spicy yellow tail with jalapeno and cilantro
2. After burner: shrimp tempura avocado with spicy crab meat
3. Tabu's: spicy crab meat with eel and avocado
4. Gazuki: shrimp tempura, avocado, cream cheese, spicy salmon, jalapeno and eel sauce. (This one we did not try.)

Lunch specials start at $7 for teriyaki bowls and $9 for teraki bento boxes. Vegetarian specials: agadashi, tempura, cucumber salad, vegetable teriyaki.

Yellow tail collar $9 is an apt appetizer. Open at 11:30, pleasantly noisy, lots of free parking in the well-maintained mall, easy on and off Jamacha Road.

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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!!! I usually don't even like sushi all that much, but at TABU it is SOOOOOOOOOOO YUMMY!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE RANCHO ROLL!!! OH MY....... YUMMMMM

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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!

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Reviewed 15 February 2008

expensive!

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