Tajima Japanese Restaurant

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4.5 rating over 10 reviews

858-576-7244

4681 Convoy St ( )

San Diego, CA 92111-2330

Neighborhoods: Kearny Mesa

 
Description: Tajima Japanese Restaurant is a Ramen, Japanese, and Pan Asian restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.
Tags: Ramen, Japanese, San Diego, Okonomiyaki, Tataki, Takeout, Good For Kids, Pan Asian, Delivery, and Asian
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  • 5 dishes entered by diners at Tajima Japanese Restaurant
  • 2 users love Tajima Japanese Restaurant
Diner Log for Tajima Japanese Restaurant:
  • 07/05/2014 - A diner tried it and liked it.
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  • 10 reviews
  • First reviewed by shaomai
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Craving Tajima tataki!

If there’s one thing I’m sad about from discovering Tajima, it’s that I lived in San Diego for 4 years and never knew about it until now. Tajima is a tiny tiny little restaurant, tucked way in the back of a small plaza off San Diego’s Asian Avenue, Convoy St.

Tajima has a fairly extensive menu, with a couple of pages worth of appetizers, ramen selections, Japanese pancakes (okonomiyaki), specials of the day, hamburg platters, and varieties of udon and soba noodle soups. I felt like the menu was full of very authentic Japanese foods that you really don’t see at most Japanese restaurants. There were so many things I was dying to try there, but the Japanese pancakes sounded the most intriguing. You know something is different about the restaurant when their special of the day was the Beef Teriyaki.

Since I was only able to go once, I’ll have to try all the other menus some other time, but we ordered the beef tataki, tuna tataki, mix Japanese pancake (a savory eggy omelette with pork, beef, and seafood), and a chasu ramen. The beef tataki was sooooo yummy… i’ve actually never had it before because I never really thought i’d be a fan of beef sashimi, but it was so good! The very rare, thin slices of beef were so tender, and were absolutely soaked through with the ponzu sauce. it was topped with a little bit of daikon, which also was soaked through with ponzu. wow, it was sooo good… we ended up ordering 2! I was also a big fan of the ramen – of all the japanese ramen houses i’ve been to, I think this is my favorite. The broth was exactly the way i like it, a little sweet, not too salty, and not too weirdly seasoned… just nice and simple.

There are a couple of things that I think are really nice about this place. One is that they’re open really late – i think until about 2 or 3 am! The other is that the ramen bowls come in different sizes. If you get the small bowl, it’s $2 cheaper than the quoted price, so i think it’s something like $5. Perfect for me, b/c I rarely finish a bowl of ramen on my own!

There are two complaints I have about this place though. One, though the waitresses are really really nice, servicve was pretty slow. The other, is that parking really sucks at this place — there aren’t a lot of spaces and they are very close together and not very clearly marked. It’s a parking lot that invites accidents.

Overall, I pretty much love this place — would go like once a week if i lived closer!

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Beef tataki appetizer

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This dish converted me to become a beef tataki lover. I’m going to try this everywhere now!

Tuna tataki appetizer

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Good, but nothing special.

Okonomiyaki (mix)

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A japanese savory pancake with seafood, pork, and beef — could have been great, but i think it just needed more flavor.

Chasu ramen

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Love the broth, love the consistency of the noodles. The chasu was just a tad fatty for me… but this still is probably my most favorite ramen yet.

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Love the ramen here, try the thick cut noodles...

Love the ramen here, try the thick cut noodles with any soup and fixings. Open very late, perfect for a midnight snack and if you crave traditional ramen.

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I eat there about once a week. Love the ramen...

I eat there about once a week. Love the ramen and everything else, if it looks kind of weird, try it, you’ll probably like it.

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Good price for Excellent quality. Serve traditional japan...

Good price for Excellent quality. Serve traditional japanese food but also chef specially designed food such as kimchi pork fried rice. Hardly find any other japanese restaurant in USA with the same menu as this!

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Although the store is so small, the atmosphere is so good...

Although the store is so small, the atmosphere is so good. Price is reasonable and taste good.
I recommanded people to order Okonomiyaki [Japanese style savory pancakes. Served with aonori (green seaweed powder), katsuobushi (dried fish shavings), okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise]

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Authentic Japanese food, something that's hard to find in...

Authentic Japanese food, something that’s hard to find in San Diego where fusion sushi places are the norm. There’s actually no sushi on the menu at all (at least from my knowledge), but there’ plenty more on the menu to make up for it. It’s known mostly for its ramen, which I must say is quite good indeed. They even have okonomiyaki!

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Okonomiyaki!

Tajima’s is always a solid option if you feel like eating on convoy. Theres ramen, rice bowls, and… okonomiyaki! I haven’t found any other places with okonomiyaki, so I was quite pleased when I first found out about it. The food isn’t overpriced, and the restaurant is open late (always a plus for students).

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Seafood Okonomiyaki

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Flavor and texture was good, but could have used a bit more flair (hit the spot anyways). Wasn’t full afterwards, but thats a good thing (for my health at least :D )

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December 19, 2012

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Best place for Japanese in San Diego! Tasty ramen and great service.

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October 25, 2010

  • 5 star rating
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EXCELLENT

this place was my fav place in SD to eat. the ramen was excellent.

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October 7, 2005

  • 4 star rating
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Authentic

Their japanese food is as if its imported straight from japan. They serve very delicious food. I love their noodle soups the best. It doesnt taste like ramen that you get out of a pack. Just one suprising thing about it is that they dont…

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Tajima Japanese Restaurant is located near the cities of Hillcrest, Coronado, and Old Town San Diego.
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Note: Authentic Japanese food. Open late. What more could you ask for?

Dishes: Ramen

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