In search of a new favorite Japanese spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top restaurants specializing in that cuisine around Chula Vista, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list. Read on for a rundown.
Shoppers in the Chula Vista area usually spend more in the winter at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also offers local advertising ideas. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Chula Vista-area restaurants grew to $28 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 2% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Teriyaki Grill
First on the list is Teriyaki Grill. Located at 380 Third Ave., Suite B (between Park Way and G Street), in Northwest, it's the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Chula Vista, boasting 4.5 stars out of 440 reviews on Yelp.
2. Sushi Base
Next up is Northwest's Sushi Base, at 224 Broadway Ave. (at East Street). Yelpers give the sushi bar, which also offers ramen and more, 4.5 stars out of 144 reviews.
3. Aburi Modern Japanese
Aburi Modern Japanese, a sushi bar, lounge and Asian fusion spot is another go-to, with four stars out of 87 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1730 E. Palomar St. (between Vista Sonrisa and Santa Cora avenues) to see for yourself. (Aburi also has a location in North Park.)