Ichiro Happy Japanese Restaurant — CLOSED

Rating: One thumb up (Miko), one sideways thumb (Jenne)
Date: 5/6/11
Time in: 7:45 PM
Time out: 8:59 PM
Server’s recommendations: Combination #1 (tempura, California roll, and salmon yakizakana), teriyaki steak, nabeyaki udon, champon
What we ordered: Ginger eggplant appetizer, seafood dumplings, Combination #1 (Jenne), nabeyaki udon (Miko)
Number in our party: 2
Final check amount: $40.73


  • The server was adorable — she actually clasped her hands with joy when we ordered her recommendations.  Very enthusiastic in her recommendations.
  • The nabeyaki was delicious; it was probably the best udon I’d had in San Diego.
  • The broth tasted like my mother’s.  Great comfort food!  The only criticism I had was that the egg should be on top, not the bottom.  (Miko–thumbs up)
  • The rice was dry and a little hard.
  • The salmon was overcooked.  (Jenne–sideways thumb)

Address: 4344 Convoy St, Ste Q
Phone number: 858.565.8603
Accepts credit cards?  Yes
Parking: Private lot shared with a plaza
Ideal group size: 2-8
Available vegetarian options: Veggie sushi options. With everything else, you never know if something might have bonito in it…
Noise level: 4, but only because of a rowdy party that sounded like a whole lot of fun on the other side of the restaurant.
Chopsticks: Come with the meal

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