Great ramen and takoyaki. Kakuni is soo tender. Highly recommend, but come early. There's usually a wait and tight parking.
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Main entrees, appetizers, and sushi are all good here. Portions are plentiful and prices are very reasonable.
Servers are friendly and service is good. In a strip mall and usually a line getting seated.
Stopped here on way to visit my daughter. This place seems to cater to a younger crowd but server made this grandma feel welcome. The menu was extensive and they also had specials. The prices were reasonable and atmosphere was upbeat.
I definitely recommend going as early as you can. We've been in right after they open (so, before noon) both times, and have been seated right away. Those arriving after 12 often end up waiting for a table.
They do get busy. It's because their food is pretty tasty. The waitresses are sweet and friendly, if sometimes stretched a bit too thin. The hostess girl seemed new, and could use a bit more "polish" in her customer interactions.
We've only gotten their ramen dishes the two times we've been, so that's all I can write about. No, wait. The first time we added on a couple spicy tuna rolls to our ramen, as well.
The ramen is very good; flavorful broth, delicious toppings. The only negative I have is that my bowl was full of noodles that stuck together. Maybe they weren't fully cooked, or sat in something too long, but they were definitely one large noodle clump, and difficult to eat.
The fried garlic is a nice crunchy treat, but eat them early, otherwise they just end up sticking to your teeth. It's worth it, though! (As is the following eight hours, in which you can see the garlic fumes seeping out of your very pores...)
All in all, I do enjoy their food, quick service and friendly (mostly friendly) staff. It's another great restaurant that we've recently added to our Kearny Mesa rotation.
We decided to try this Tajima Restaurant as the one on Convoy has been our favorite ramen place; however, the parking there was atrocious. First of all, the ramen selection is not quite as extensive as the other Tajima. However, they appear to have more non-ramen dishes, including sushi dishes. All of us agreed that the ramen was better at the other Tajima (they did not have the spicy ramen here...what a shame). We ended up ordering more side dishes, which was very good. Overall, if you just want ramen, go to the one on Convoy. If not, this one has better selection and the parking appears to be a little bit easier.