Goody’s Sushi


I must admit, living further South these days makes it a bit more challenging to find great San Diego food without driving 20+ minutes.  Thankfully, we just found Goody’s Sushi and Grill and it’s not too far away in National City.


Goody’s is located in a simple strip mall and the inside is simple and quaint.  I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but once food started arriving I got more and more excited.


We started off with the garlic edamame.  It was incredibly tasty and the carmelized garlic really made the flavors pop.  Inside the beans had a great consistency (I hate cheap frozen edamame that is pasty!).


Goody’s is known for their quality fish.  We decided to try out their sashimi which was pretty reasonably priced (I don’t remember exactly, but I want to say this was ~$12).  We received nine pieces of our three favorite fish – salmon, tuna, and yellowtail.  Each was incredibly fresh and rich in flavor… not fishy at all!  I haven’t had such good sashimi in San Diego since my last visit to Sushi Ota.  All of the fish was awesome, but the tuna really stood out for some reason.  A++.


You can see from the picture the buttery fat interlaced throughout the slices of salmon.


The tuna was the bomb.  Wonderful deep rich flavors that I haven’t tasted in tuna in quite awhile.


Yellowtail is always a favorite of ours and this one did not disappoint.


We always decided to check out the Misoyaki Salmon.  This dish was killer.  The salmon was marinated overnight in a miso based soy sauce and then broiled to perfection.


We ordered a dynamite roll for good measure.  It was pretty good, but not necessarily better than some other places we’ve had it.


Finally, my daughter loves spam musubi, so we had to get an order.  One interesting note is that you can actually order it deconstructed here.  If you do, you’ll get a bowl of rice with chopped up spam and furikake.  Anyhow, this traditional version was pretty good, however we were hoping to get the version we’ve seen in pictures before with a lot more furikake mixed in.

Anyhow, it wasn’t the cheapest lunch ever (simply because we wanted to try out several things), but prices for the dishes were reasonable and we felt that it was well worth it.

We will certainly be back soon!!

Goody’s Sushi
2424 Hoover Ave, Ste F
National City, CA 91950

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