Dinner at Banbu Sushi with Pammie and Shi last night. While we didn’t order the protein roll (Shi’s favorite) or the double pleasure roll (my favorite, of course), we did take advantage of happy hour and got jalapeno poppers, kobe beef rolls and hamana rolls! My lychee martini and Banbu Bites weren’t offered on the happy hour menu, but both are definite must-haves. I used to live down the street from this place, and I can’t believe I didn’t eat here till after I moved. Their sushi is pretty outstanding, albeit a little pricey for a restaurant in La Mesa. It’s beautifully designed, though, and besides the night I came here during Restaurant Week, I’ve never had to wait too long for dinner. I def recommend taking a date here. And by “date” I mean me.