Thank goodness is all I have to say. It’s been awhile since I blasted a restaurant, but Teri Cafe was terrible in my opinion. Granted I haven’t been there in years, but I distinctly remember their chicken was always dry and under season. So, I’m happy to report that Teri Cafe is no longer around and has been replaced with Katsu Cafe!
I’m not exactly sure when they opened since I don’t work in the area any longer, but I decided to check it out with Jorgina and the kids one day while we were furniture shopping. We’re glad we did.
Inside has been updated to have a more Hawaiian “ahola” feel. The menu is nice and visible behind the counter with specials lining the base and counter.
Of course I immediately honed in on the Ahi Poke Bowl. At $6.95, that’s a great price, but how would the quality be?
Here it is. I was pretty pleased with what we got. Not only was the poke decent, but the fresh avocado and seaweed salad made it fantastic. I’d definitely order this again.
Since my daughter loves noodles, Jorgina ordered her their Udon bowl. It was pretty simple, but had a nice broth that wasn’t too salty like many places. The noodles were cooked al dente which was a nice surprise.
Finally, we ordered the chicken teriyaki bowl. It was pretty good. The teriyaki sauce had a nice balance of sweet and savory. The chicken was cooked well and not too dry.
Seating inside is comfortable as they have a pretty good sized space. The food came out within 10 minutes or so. The service was excellent considering it is a quick service restaurant. They were very attentive especially since we need a bunch of extra things (you know what I mean if you have kids!!).
We’ll definitely re-visit when we’re in the area again. Check them out and let me know what else is good! (Ironically we have no clue how their katsu is.)
7305 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste B
San Diego, CA 92111