Finally! I'm done reposting all my old reviews from the original Oh-So Yummy site. So here's a new one...
While I was at Michael's (the craft store), I noticed a sign for Sushi Man, so I decided to try them out. They're in the same shopping area as Pacific Theaters and they also have locations in Hawaii and two more in San Diego: 6348 College Grove Way #104 (next to Sam's Club) and 872 Eastlake Parkway #412 (at the Village Walk).
Order any of the Maki or Donburi and it comes with Miso Soup, which I think is pretty much the same anywhere you go. I was excited to see Chicken Karaage ($3.99 for 6 pieces) on the menu since I had some deliciously crunchy chicken karaage at Genki Sushi on Kauai, but at Sushi Man, they batter the chicken and it's not as good or crunchy.
I didn't try the Dynamite Maki ($8.49), but Dave liked it. I think it was a tempura shrimp roll topped with spicy tuna and sauces. I loved the Chicken Teri Maki ($5.99), but keep in mind I'm not an adventurous sushi eater... only the cooked stuff for me! This might be a good one for kids to try! It's teriyaki chicken with cucumber and I think a little mayo or some kind of white creamy sauce. They also offer this in a "hand roll" version for $2.49. It's really more like an uncut roll and not the cone that other restaurants refer to as hand roll.
I like this place. It's nice, clean, and they're inexpensive. I think they mostly cater to a business lunch crowd or to-goers, but there is some seating available inside and out in the food court area. You can also order a party plate with 30-54 pieces for $17-$40. Sure you can get sushi at Costco for your party, but it's probably not as fresh as here! They also serve nigiri and bento boxes. There were several things that I wanted to order, but I had to limit myself. I'll definitely be coming back =)
4705-E Clairemont Dr
San Diego CA 92117