Kokoro Restaurant – Another Fine Dining Experience


3298 Greyling Dr. Ste. B, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4113

Prices: $$
Rating: 5 Stars
5 stars

My Favorite Japanese Restaurant

For Father’s Day celebration, my family took me to Kokoro Restaurant.

I will say this. Kokoro is a little bit pricey for a Japanese Restaurant. But, the quality of their Japanese cuisine and the ambience more than makes up for it.

For one, I really love the nice Jazz music playing in the background. It’s a great selection of cool and traditional Jazz and some Bossanovas and the like.

The simplicity of the decor and the Maple wood tables, counter tops and wall treatments truly make this small restaurant very warm and inviting, in a very calming way.

And the people who work here are very polite and friendly.

Vegan Favorites

Once again I went to my favorites Vegan entrées:

  • Miso soup: white miso soup with tofu, wakame, & green onion $3.50
  • Tofu skin salad: baby spinach topped with fried tofu skins $7.00
  • Veggie roll: avocado, gobo, & cucumber roll $5.50
  • Total: $16.00 + tax & tip

My Vegan dinner was rather inexpensive at $16.00! Although other entrées like the Rainbow Roll alone was almost the price of my entire Vegan dinner. But this is a substantial roll made with great quality and freshness. Sushi Chef Akio Ishito does an amazing job!

I can’t have caffeinated beverages, so skipped the Green Tea in favor of iced water.

Rainbow Roll


Rainbow roll: California roll covered with salmon, tuna, shrimp,
yellowtail, white fish, & avocado $14

Miso Soup


Veggie Roll


Tofu Skin Salad


All in All

Kokoro Restaurant came through once again with an exceptional quality dining experience for this devoted Vegan. Many restaurants fail to deliver when catering to their Vegan customers, so as a Vegan, I was able to enjoy the Vegan selections at Kokoro Restaurant.

Most (if not all) of Kokoro Restaurant’s Salad entrées are Vegan, so next time I’ll have to try some of the other salads on the menu.

I’ll definitely be back.



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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