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Wa Dining Okan

3860 Convoy Street #110, San Diego, CA 92111

Tucked in acorner of a strip-mall that houses is a tiny, warm little restaurant called Okan. There is quite a bit to choose from, as the menu covers a lot of ground, with everything from grilled dishes to sashimi. I’d recommend going with a couple of the small plates from the counter, perhaps the gobo salad, shaved, fried burdock root piled high on a bed of mizuna (mildly peppery greens). It not only tastes good, but makes a statement. While noshing, you can satiate that soju craving by picking one of 30 choices on the list. The sake list is smaller but has everything from good everyday sakes such as Kikusui and Otokoyama, to the wonderfully floral Kubota Manju. You can top off your meal with onigiri (rice balls), a soba or udon dish, or one of a number of rice dishes.

The vibe is fairly relaxed; there’s usually a bit of jazz playing in the background. The whole shop holds about 30 people max and gets crowded, so reservations are recommended.

Lunch Hours: Monday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Dinner Hours: Monday–Wednesday 5:30–11:00 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday 5:30 p.m.–midnight; Sunday 5:30–10:00 p.m.

Fare: Japanese small dishes, sashimi, grilled, fried, simmered, and salads.

Vibe: Casual and cozy, with jazz usually playing in the background.

Must try: Gobo salad, along with a few of the daily special small dishes.

Need to know: The restaurant is tiny, so reservations are recommended. The bar area is good for solo diners. Ample parking, though the spaces are small.

Additional Info

Hours

Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 p.m. to midnight
Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday 5:30 p.m. to midnight
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight

Restaurants details

Cuisine
Price range of entrées $4 - $24
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Payment options Accepts credit cards
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