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“Great food, crappy service.”

Tajima Japanese Restaurant #2
Ranked #910 of 5,481 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We frequent this establishment for number of years. Food has always been great, service is average until today. The hostess looked like she got a corn up 'you know what '. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over SD now, perhaps time to go where else.

Thank Huong L
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great ramen and takoyaki. Kakuni is soo tender. Highly recommend, but come early. There's usually a wait and tight parking.

Thank Mikey M
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank BParent
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank MarriedWidow
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Jessica S
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