When I heard the new all-you-can-eat sushi spot, Little Sakana Sushi Bar & Grill (8270-E Mira Mesa Blvd.), was landing in Mira Mesa, I knew I had to go. There has always been a collision between my firm conviction that there’s no such thing as good, cheap sushi and my guilty pleasure enjoyment of a good all-you-can-eat joint. One of them had to give way.
Mira Mesa is in the process of transforming into Convoy North. And it’s doing so quickly. Excellent Chinese, Korean and hot pot spots are joining the Filipino and Vietnamese places the neighborhood’s been known for.
Little Sakana, though, is an odd fit. It isn’t high-end, by any means, but it isn’t exactly cheap either. What Little Sakana sells is commodity sushi and the perception of value. It’s as if the only limitation to the customer’s ability to get that value are the limitations of that customer’s capacity for packing away sushi in quantity.