I know, yet another post on Izakaya Sakura, though it's been a couple of months. I'm not sure if any other customers notice, but the service here had started to tank over the last couple of years. On a recent weekend however, the Missus was craving the Gyokai Natto Don.....which is usually something I crave. So we headed on over. Man, this parking lot was a horror story. We ended up parking on the street past Nijiya.
Well, at least this time things were good. The service was decent and the Missus got Her fix.
While She did notice that the portion size had gotten significantly smaller and the quality of the fish was not what it used to be, She was still satisfied. And with all the other dishes; this ends up being pretty hefty.
I got the Katsu Curry.
The curry itself was better than I'd had here previously. Rustically thick, with a nice touch of beefiness, a slight sweetness, a mild umami that I believe is probably Worcestershire, with a nice kick. The tonkatsu was on the dry side, but ok. The rice perfect. We both enjoyed the miso soup, which wasn't as watered down as other places. It was a pretty chilly day....by San Diego standards, so this filled the bill for me.
As we were walking out of the parking lot, the Missus turned to me and said; "ok, now I'm ready for Japan again......"
3904 Convoy St #121
San Diego, CA 92111