Ototo Sushi Co. - San Diego, CA in Pics

Two weeks since the last post! I've been busy planning my Sunday Brunchuary Cooking Workshops and the BodyBellySoul™ retreats with my friend and biz partner (and awesome newly certified yoga instructor!) Kelli May, and the time has flown.

Yellowtail Tiradito -
Yellowtail Sashimi marinated with Shiso Ponzu Vinaigrette,
topped with microgreens

But there have been so many great experiences in the past few weeks that I want to share, so I'm just gonna start somewhere and make what progress I can.

Garlic Edamame

Ototo Roll -
Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Avocado wrapped with
Cucumber and Yuba (Japanese Soy Paper)

We went to Ototo Sushi Co. after a morning at the San Diego Zoo after yelping for decent looking sushi joints in the area that were actually open for lunch. (A lot of the good ones don't open until dinner on the weekends or at all.) It was well reviewed and with good reason. Great food, clean, casual and convivial atmosphere, and comfortably friendly and attentive service.

Mixed Tempura

Amaebi (Sweet Shrimp)

Not only was the sushi good, but the ramen is super tasty. Great chew to the noodles, and a wonderful lightness and balance to the broth. (It can be really hard to get a bowl of ramen in which the saltiness of the broth hasn't overconcentrated from a little too much time and evaporation on the burner, even if the broth was a good one to begin with.)

White Tonkotsu Ramen with Roast Pork -
pork based soup with bamboo shoots, thin sliced green onion,
and soft boiled egg

Ikura (salmon egg)

Uni (sea urchin)

Bella having her current fave sushi, unagi (eel), with Wa.

Oh, and that Scotch Pudding for dessert was sublime.

Ginger-Vanilla Scotch Pudding

And the prices are surprisingly reasonable for such good food at that level of execution.

Looking forward to going back soon. :)

To see all my pics, click HERE.

Ototo Sushi Co. (link)
5651 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
858.505.8700

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