Tokyo Sushi Loha (Rolando)


The new Tokyo Sushi location opened in October last year and is only a few blocks down the street from its previous, smaller location off of El Cajon Blvd.


It is definitely much more spacious inside than the last location. It is clean and modernized with a lot of glowing blue colors. Tokyo Sushi Loha is perhaps best known for its loud music at night, permeating each crevice of the restaurant. I noticed there were two separate eating areas. We came for lunch when it was quiet and low key. But I’m guessing one of the wings they keep toned down a bit at night for those that don’t want to experience the club atmosphere. We enjoyed the food at the old restaurant, but the music was a bit much.

We were given thin, house made sweet potato chips. They were not bad. Maybe they tasted better due to our hunger level being higher than average. 

We ordered the Crazy Dragon Roll. It had shrimp tempura, avocado, and unagi (eel) on top. This also tasted good. The eel wasn’t slimy and the eel sauce gave it a nice sweetness. The tempura held up and rounded out the roll.


We also got the Monkey Brains. This is a deep fried mushroom, stuffed with crab, spicy tuna, and eel sauce on top. We do tend to love our cooked rolls and this satisfied our craving for them. The tuna had a tiny kick to it and along with the eel sauce, danced around our tongues ever so smoothly. This had to be the favorite of the day.


Last, and in the case, least, the scallop appetizer. It was supposed to be prepared in a butter sauce with mushrooms and broccoli. That last sentence made it sound like it wasn’t. I guess it just didn’t taste like anything we had imagined. It was under seasoned, bland, the scallops did not seem fresh, and overall just bleh. We will stick to the sushi for sure next time!

We have had some good times at the old location when we were in the mood for glow sticks and thumping music. It is a great place to take friends to have some sake and sushi at night. We are looking forward to checking out the night service to see how it compares.

Tokyo Sushi Loha
6502 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115

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