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Sat 9:00PM - 11:00PM
We had been to, and enjoyed, Japengo 10 years ago. We decided to revisit the place on a recent date night. The atmosphere was very fun and boisterous. And the servers were very gracious and fun. The food.....was, meh. I've had way better sushi and I'm sure that I paid less for it.
Also, the parking is difficult. I doubt we'll go back.
Have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is good.
Good service! Excellent sushi! Good variety. Love the seaweed salad. Fine rolls.
A Wonderful place to go. Everything was great, service, food and drink. Go!!!
Great food whether going for sushi or the traditional menu. The chefs do an excellent job with both traditional and creative dishes.
Not the type of sushi place we had planned for. It was much better! Quiet environment that allowed my group to enjoy each other's company as if we were the only people in there. The staff was very attentive and made us feel welcomed.
Solomon was amazing. My wife and I had the Omasake and it was more than amazing. Javier was great as well. Very friendly and was very attentive even though it was picking up in business. Overall I loved the decor and the feel of the place. So far my top sushi spot in San Diego that pushed sabuku sushi to number 2.
Fresh, delicious cuisine, friendly and attentive servers, great view of the kitchen happenings as well for those looking to be entertained.
Cafe Japengo always delivers on the quality of their food. However, the service on my recent visit was very slow and our server was not attentive. This was especially during a business lunch when we had limited time to work with.
Located in an enclave of restaurants near the Hyatt this place had a good ambiance. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was very mediocre. Had a roll, a main, and an app. Perhaps we didn’t order the right things but not great. Cocktails pretty good but pricey. Again really liked the service but wish the food was equally good.
Great food that was artistically prepared. Very nice professional and prompt service which combined with the food to make an excellent evening.
Our only go to place for Sushi in San Diego!
Excellent restaurant, food & service.
Always great food and great service. I moved away and the quality was still top notch like it was 10 years ago. Cafe Japengo is a sure thing. And you can actually have a conversation during lunch rush. Each booth is very private and I was very comfortable. They were also very accommodating to my 2 year old as well. You don’t see a lot of kids there but if you plan to bring your child it is not frowned upon. Great game cperience. I will be back sooner.
Our server was fabulous. Service was VERY slow, but the staff was super attentive and friendly. The food was very good quality and we were all very happy with the variety and quality of the menu items. The lunch was a special occasion, made more special by the wonderful attention of our waiter.
The food was great and our waiters selection of sake was perfect
Great happy hour at the bar! We always enjoy our meal at CJ
The service was awesome, food on point, and just a really great experience. Thank you!
Jen at reception is lovely
Karen has rocked it for years
Love us some Solomon and Pai at the sushi bar
Overall we really like this place HOWEVER, 3 out of 4 visits our food was ready and we watched it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes while it got cold. In each instance the server kinda diapered for some reason or was just standing around visiting with other servers. On one occasion I went over and got the food myself, and yes, It was cold and needed to be sent back.
Although all of the servers have been very nice, several of them have failed in one important area (being a server).
The food is always prepared well but the service is a bit lacking in some areas.
They sat us near the kitchen despite the entire restaurant being empty, the food was sub par, the kitchen was crazy loud and the service was terrible (wait staff actually asked my kids to make sure they put any trash from their straws at the edge of the table so he wouldn’t have to collect the trash from multiple places on the table)
Food was fantastic but service was mediocre at best
Delicious, fresh ingredients, desserts to kill for.
Sashimi sampler was awesome!! Oysters and clams were great too!!
Fresh and tesy cooking. Nice for people that like raw fishes!
Good sashimi ! Definitely worth a visit. I was there with my team on a business dinner.
I’d also recommend it for a date and everyday dining.
Excellent restaraunt. We started with the curry crusted calamari, then she had the Japengo rice, I had the Vietnamese pork, and we shared the mochi balls for desert. Everything was excellent!!! Our server, Edie, couldn’t have been better. Also the restaurant is set up really nice, with the tables arranged so your not right up against the next one.
My husband and I met here 28 years ago * we decided to go for lunch as we were in the area!!!
Had the Curry Calamari Salad and Spider Roll * 'too die for'!!!!! Evan our waiter delightful!!!
Always good. Manager Melissa always makes the experience amazing!
Service was sub-par. Our waiter was very impatient to take our order. We ordered appetizers which arrived with our dinner. In addition, they forgot one of the appetizers. Service was very slow and poor.
Everything was great. Service, food and ambiance were excellent.
Love it, everytime... great happy hour too... thank you for being so awesome
A great place for colorful rolls. Sashimi is also creatively done.
This restaurant is meant for old white people. All the rolls are just crab and rice. Have your rich white dad take you here.
Unlike last time, this time I got my favorite server, Stacie, who is attentive but not intrusive, warm and friendly. She has been with this restaurant for years. The food, as always, was just great.
Our sushi chef, Soloman, was outstanding as he always is. Request him when at the sushi bar as he is the best! They are all goid but Soloman is king!
Food was excellent and the quality was top notch. My wife is a picky eater and she enjoyed all the dishes.
Excellent! Presentation and flavor.
I am a regular at this restaurant and I have written glowing reviews on this restaurant in the past but this week I had a business lunch there and the service was horrible! My appointment was a no-show and, instead of drinking my beverage and leaving I decided to stay and have lunch. My server vanished for extended periods of time, never inquiring if he could bring me more than my beverage while I waited. I had to flag him down to get an initial order in and again to order an appetizer entree, then my meals were not plated in a timely way, and it took forever to get my check. Extremely disappointing! I do have a couple of favorite servers and favorite locations to sit -- but in the future, the servers will take priority.
Date: Saturday January 27. Tried calling many, many times and no one answered the phone (between 715 and 745). Get there in less than 20 minutes and it was not busy so there was absolutely no excuse for not answering their phones. There were two hostesses that checked me in. I was told it would be 15 minutes which was fair since we were 15 minutes early. At about 20 minutes, I noticed more and more people coming in and getting seated. I walked up to the check in podium and the two hostesses were talking about something. I kid you not- they both looked me straight in the eye and WALKED AWAY. As I am standing there, one of the ladies (brunette) was fixing the place setting on a table next to the podium and she again, looked right at me and didn't do a thing. I left and then went back a few minutes later and told her that I wanted to be assured that we had not been forgotten. Finally, a few minutes later, we were seated. A male waiter came over and it was obvious that he was in a foul mood. By that time, any happiness that I had was gone. So thank you to the waiter and two hostesses for ruining my evening. I hire hundreds and hundreds of employees in my line of work and I always tell them that life is too short. Do something that makes you happy. To the General Manager of Japengo, please pass on this advice to those 3 employees.