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About Cafe Japengo
Located at the Golden Triangle, Café Japengo is renowned for both fabulous Sushi and incredible fusion creations that combine Japanese and Western flavors. The energetic atmosphere and the trendy clientele make it make it a 'must' when visiting San Diego. Gluten free menu available.
San Diego, CA 92122
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Lunch:
Monday through Friday 11 am to 2 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Monday though Friday: 4:30pm-7:00 pm
Saturday: 4:30 pm-CL
Sushi Hour at the Sushi bar
Monday through Saturday: 4:30pm-5:30 pm
La Jolla Village
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
catering available up to 40 people, selection of Pacific Rim cuisine and Sushi, drop off in the La Jolla area or pick up available
Validated Hotel parking and street parking are also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Up to 50 guests .
Private Party Contact:
Jamie Kelly-Bee: (858) 450-3355
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Book your special event, holiday party or business lunch or dinner.
Family style and prix fixe menus available. Sushi classes scheduled monthly. For inquires email: Jamie.Kelly-Bee@hyatt.com
Cafe Japengo Ratings and Reviews
Japengo never disappoints. Wether we are at the sushi bar or in the restaurant- the food is delicious and beautiful. Portions are good. The dark decor & atmosphere are tasteful.
We were 4 adults and two 10 year old girls and everyone had a great time.
The hostesses were cute and sweet and our waiter was great.
Great service , good proportion of food , shareable , creative menu , their sushi rolls are so big enough to fill up in one order so you can save something for dessert ! Friendly staff, great location , valet service as well as self park where the restaurant validate it for 3 hrs. A great place !!
The service here is always great. Food is also very good, though we would go more often if they would update their menu occasionally. The same menu after three years keeps us going elsewhere even though we feel like it's one of our favorite places. The vibe here is always friendly and inviting. The diners seem to enjoy being here and we feel at home and enjoy ourselves every time.
We celebrated a birthday there with lots of sushi. The place is energetic, beautifully decorated and has a great vibe. The only problem with having an open kitchen is the smell of fried food in the whole restaurant but then the service and delicious food made up for it. Highly recommended this for sushi lovers.
Cafe Japing is very dependable. It's one of the top 5 sushi places in SD, which means good sushi. It has a good variety of other dishes as well, in case members of your party are in the mood for something else. Surpassingly good value considering the location next to TruLucks and Flemings and the lovely decor. A great go to place with relatively easy reservations that won't disappoint!
One of our guests had a nut allergy and Cafe Japengo was awesome in making accommodations for that. My only issue was the service. Our appetizer was cold and it took us 2 and a half hours to get out of there, which might be a plus for some if you like a slow dining experience. However for me, I would have preferred a little speedier service.
I will not return, it use to be a great choice for Sushi but it is definitely not worth what I spent for our lunch. Very limited menu and no daily specials, waitress was alright but had no explanation for why the menu was so limited and no specials... Kitchen staff was standing around eating in the kitchen as they prepared food...
I had a nice evening with my wife for an early valentines day. The sushi was good, but they ran out of Uni. We ordered the Peking duck that was cooked to perfection, but the buns were hard as a rock and through the dish off. The server that we had wasn't very welcoming and only smiled at the end when she gave us our check.
My husband and I enjoyed our dinner and our evening there very much. Thank you! We were also impressed that we were seated right away, arriving on time and had made a reservation beforehand. Some restaurants still make you wait.. This irritates my husband. So thank you! And our waitress was wonderful :-)
Valet parking is $9. However, you can drop off and self park at the Hyatt across the plaza and get valadated. The food was very good, drinks reasonable, our server was helpful and attentive. The downside was the environment. It was cold and fairly dark, along with being expensive.
The Braised Short Ribs are my favorite. Short Ribs at a sushi bar? That's the best thing about this restaurant. We have fish as appetizer and feast on the meat!
We live in OC but when we stay over in Diego, this is our go to place.
Sushi bar is always busy. Fish fresh and tasty. Our waitress (Jessie) was excellent and knowledgeable.
New Years goodies were handed out and made for a great start of the evening.
This is our second time going to cafe japengo. The first time the service was less than good. Melissa was our waitress this time and she was unbelievable. She was upbeat, new the ins and outs of the menu and recommended amazing rolls. Will only go back if we have her!
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