Sushi Deli Experience

Imagine seeing a line forming on the sidewalk for a restaurant. Now you are at the front. The server greets you with a smile and says, “Welcome!” As you’re being led to your table you feel the busy vibe. You see couples, families and others who know they are about to enjoy a great time with each other while eating a delicious, well-priced meal… “Hmm, I wonder what the daily or monthly special is…” “Hey, let’s try the drink special tonight!” “What?? Local Craft Beer with sushi?!”


Our goal at Sushi Deli is to provide our high volume of customers with a unique and enjoyable experience, and above all, quality Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. Customers rave about the cool décor, hip ambiance and upbeat, friendly service. Servers love when you ask them about their favorite rolls and chat about the menu. You’ll find our restaurants are conveniently located in downtown, Hillcrest and our newest location in Kearny Mesa. Happily, we update our menus with new and special creations for you to try, as well as offering monthly and daily specials.


Sushi Deli is more seasoned than you might think. It first opened downtown in 1983 by a young Japanese woman who had just moved to the United States. Sushi wasn’t as “cool” back then, yet still she opened an innovative lunch-style “deli” which served sushi rolls and sandwiches. After changing locations and opening more venues, we eventually became the Sushi Deli you know today. We are proud to continue serving the San Diego community and grateful to have your support for almost a third of a century (31 whole years!!). THANK YOU for your continued visits to all our restaurants.

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