Fish Attack....yes, I actually ate a place called Fish Attack. I thought Playa Azul which used to be in this location was pretty good; perhaps not as good as La Playita, which is also now gone, but a nice place for some mariscos and perhaps a beer. It closed back in 2010 and Fish Attack took the place of the "Blue Beach".
I really wasn't motivated to eat here however, a couple of folks I know like the place.....not for the "California Sushi", which they said was better than Sushi Deli, not exactly a glowing recommendation, but for the lunch specials.......
So there I was, waiting for my Fish Attack......
To be perfectly honest, the Servers here on my two visits were just wonderful....very nice, efficient, on top of things. It looks like a roll heavy neighborhood sushi place, which is really nice if you go for that kind of thing.
The lunch menu features various combos, about 10 or so in all....though I was kind of surprised that the 4 piece nigiri bento was $9.95....you can get a good 8 piece nigiri lunch from Kokoro for $15.
A nice touch with lunch is that a bowl of edamame is brought to your table.
This was fine, a nice touch, and we'll leave it at that.....after all, just the color of the edamame tells all.
I went with the Chicken Katsu Bento ($8.95).
I was kind of wondering if there was dressing on the salad as it didn't seem so.......tasting like plain packaged greens.
The chicken katsu was thigh meat, which I kind of liked, it was moist, had more fat, flavor, and was fried quite well. This was pretty good.....
So when was the last time I had a California Roll? Probably somewhere around 2008. There's a no substitution rule....and frankly, I'm trying to think what I'd be able to substitute for this. In all honesty, the "surimi and mayo" to rice ratio was edging on the "krab" end. Still, it's not my thing....... hopefully, I'll have another reprieve until like 2020? You get your choice of spicy tuna or this..... but really, saku fish in Sriracha mayo versus this? Like I said, it's just not my thing.
Well, that katsu did have an effect on me, so I decided to return to try the Chicken Karaage ($7.95).
Not a big fan of the karaage; I enjoy crisp and light. This was dense and gummy. The rice was also mushy this time around.
But....the folks here were really nice. So I thought I'd come back to try something once again. Until I thought about this; because the folks were really nice, I tip about $3 each time, which makes this an $11-$12 lunch. For under nine bucks, I get this at Kayaba.
4575 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117