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Cafe Japengo

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
The Aventine Center, 8960 University Centre Lane, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-450-3355
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (80 reviews)
“yakitori” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Aventine Center, 8960 University Centre Lane, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long story but was a Hyatt. 3 times this month for more than 18 days total with no car and recovering from minor surgery. so comfort food (but high quality) was what i was looking for. the sushi bar is great and the sushi chef...More

1  Thank dhj68
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about the flavors at this restaurant. I have been here three times and each time is well done. There are different appetizer choices, I love the curried calamari. Serving sizes are huge, you could make it a meal. I get half order...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 19 July 2017

There are 3 excellent restaurants within 100 yards of one another (Japengo, Truluck's & Fleming's), and another decent one (Melting Pot). Japengo is our favorite. Good selection, reasonable prices, and the food is always delicious.

Thank ScotProf
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my husband and it was an amazing expirience! We had 3 rolls and that was enough for us - portions are big! I also had the misso soup. Fish was very fresh and rolls were tasty! Place is cozy...More

Thank Roberta1984Hou
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We went late at night after high school graduation. The restaurant is nicely appointed and the wait staff was helpful and courteous. You go to Cafe Japengo for the sushi. My family shared pizza, protein, special albacore, rainbow and fifty/fifty rolls and enjoyed them all....More

Thank UCLABruin84-87
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had a shared experience..yakitori,sushi and duck entree..all excellent Nice ambiance Good wine. Good service

Thank robinhenry
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very good food and excellent service. Stayed at hotel nearby and ate here twice--both nights had great food and wonderful service!

Thank Cori P
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I am in town on business. A coworker and I dined here because of the convenient location. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food was well prepared and beautifully presented. Our server was gracious and very willing to describe each item when asked. I had...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of several restaurants across from the Hyatt. It has fantastic sushi and very good variety of other dishes. We had several sushi rolls. The "carne asada roll " was wonderful (and is meatless) . We also loved the scallops which were served...More

Thank stpauliewoman
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This place had one of the best hamburgers I have ever had -- at a sushi restaurant!!! I was the only one in the group who didn't want sushi, saw they had a burger and thought oh well I can manage -- little did I...More

Thank chgotrvlr71
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Aventine Center, 8960 University Centre Lane, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (La Jolla Village)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-3355
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