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Let's just cut to the chase with a single-bevel, razor-sharp sushi knife—this is San Diego's best spot for melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi. It's an unassuming little joint tucked into a strip mall with limited parking, so don't expect to be bowled over—until your first bite, that is. Chef-owner Yukito Ota presents a focused menu with popular options such as specialty rolls and tempuras, but it's the daily specials featuring more traditional Japanese seafood delicacies that reward sophisticated palates. Even more adventurous is to opt for the omakase tasting menu and put yourself in the skilled hands of the experienced chefs. There's a good selection of cold and hot sake, as well as beer and wine options. Be sure to make reservations, and don't expect to linger after a satisfying meal; tables are turned over quickly.