Kyoto Gift & Food is a Japanese Market located just West of the 805 freeway in National City, CA. It took us awhile to find this place because it’s touted more as a market, rather than an eatery. However, I’d say it should be known for both.
Just inside the market there is a small room in the back which houses their sushi production. The market is run by a nice Japanese “mom and pop”. Inside looks like a market you might find on the Island of Maui, with lots of traditional Japanese foods, snacks, and of course sushi.
In addition to their sushi, they have some prepackaged items/condiments like seaweed salad, egg, etc.
This is the sushi bowl with tuna and salmon. It came with a small side of seaweed salad atop a couple scoops of flavored sushi rice.
This is the poke bowl (which you may know I’m obsessed with). The poke was seasoned nicely with a good balance of soy sauce (not too salty). We enjoyed the added avocado on top and seaweed salad. I’d definitely order this and the sushi bowl again.
Kyoto Gift & Food
Rio Sweetwater Plaza Shopping Center
1727 Sweetwater Rd #A
National City, CA 91950