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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 93%Budget Travelers
- 93%Family Travelers
- 72%Business Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
User Reviews (6 Reviews)
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 06, 2013
Ramem wasn't bad. I got the thin cut noodle with spicy tonkotsu broth. I expected more from this place because of all the great yelp reviews and the price.
Service was great and parking wasn't too bad around 5:30pm. If you can't find parking then I suggest looking for one on the other side of the restaurant.
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
Another place sitting on my SD to-do list has been crossed off. They've been in the midst of a remodel, so the decor has gotten quite the upgrade. The square shaped table where customers can eat around a lit centerpiece is quite the focal point as soon as you enter. The takoyaki appetizer was a great pregame to my order of Tonkotsu ramen with Kakuni (aka stewed pork belly). My dinner pal and I walked out with well earned food babies after that. No regrets here. I'd love to make a return!
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantMember ofFoodiesSep 18, 2012
This place is really small. Parking is really bad but the food is fantastic. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because of the parking situation. Try their lunch specials. It's a great deal and it comes with miso soup, salad and your choice of entree. I love the mayonnaise pork.
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversAug 28, 2012
Tajima is popular with college students and it's not hard to see why. They are open late and the prices are very low. The food is authentic Japanese. Most people come here for the ramen, and I wouldn't call it the best ramen I've ever had, but it's good enough. You can choose your broth (soy, miso, spicy) and whatever other fixin's you like. Along with ramen, they offer raw fish and grilled options, so there should be something for everyone here. They offer student discounts on certain items, depending on the day.
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantJul 25, 2012
i felt like i could've made the nabeyaki udon.
i felt like i could've made the takana fried rice if i studied the ingredients close nouh.
i felt like i could've made the gyozas as well.
overall not much of a wow-factor, but it might be because i ordered everything that is pretty standard. will definitely give the ramen a try. seems like tajima offers "build your own ramen" and you can customize your ramen to your liking.
great restaurant hours for the college students and insomniacs!
- Tajima Japanese RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
What's not to like about Tajima? A delightful Japanese Izakaya in the Convoy street asian restaurant corridor in Kearny Mesa.
The decor is very tastefully Japanese for a small restaurant. Soft back lighting, curved drop ceiling, pleasant neutral color palette, beautiful Ikebana flower arrangements on the built-in eterge, all classic modern Japanese esthetics.
The service is like a Japanese restaurant in Japan. Cute, young, attentive and energetic waitresses who are fluent in Japanese, and quickly rush around to serve conscientiously.
The food is authentic Japanese and very reasonable. There are only 6 dishes over $10, and those are all sirloin or hamburg steak dinners with side dishes. (Hamburg: $9 - $11, Sirloins $17 - $18). Oops, and grilled black cod or mackeral, $11.
Everything else is well prepared, well presented, tasty and reasonably under $10. There are 30 small a la carte dishes ranging from Cold Tofu (Hiyayakko, $2.95) to Seared Tuna Salad ($8.95). That popular specialty from the Kansai area of Japan, Okonomiyaki (8 different okonomiyaki dishes $7.50 to $9.50); popular noodle bowls like Udon, Soba and Ramen; Rice bowls, other entrees, and a kids menu (all kid's dishes $5.95)
I had Maguro Sashimi ($7.50) which was 6 thick slices nicely placed on a stack of daikon shavings; and Tempura Soba ($8.95) which had perfect pieces of shrimp and veggies, including my favorite, sweet yam, over buckwheat noodles.
Tajima serves food that Japanese people eat everyday, unlike Philadelphia rolls, Chili Oyster Shooters, and Benihana steak cubes (all foods very few Japanese have ever tasted.) The only comfort dish I might add is Japanese Rice Curry (extremely popular in Japan, which is sweeter and more brown and less spicy than most other asian curries.)
Tajima-ya wa honto ni oishikatta! Umai!