I can’t believe I’ve lived up the hill over 12 years and have never set foot in Da Tuna Shack. Until recently that is.  Now, Lady FoodObs is no fan of Asian cuisine, so I had to wait until she was out of town to try this place for the first time.

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Wow, what a special gem Da Tuna Shack is. A relatively small, yet elegantly appointed dining room. You forget you’re even in a seedy strip mall with bad parking. I ordered a Shrimp Tempura Roll ($9). Made with tempura shrimp, crab, avocado, sprouts and cucumber. Rolled with both nori and soy paper, topped with eel sauce and so beautifully presented. Tasted very good and fresh.  Service was very friendly and extremely attentive. All were in good spirits and very welcoming. They have a wide and varied menu which I look forward to sampling. Much more than just sushi. There’s something for just about any taste, even those who don’t like Asian food…

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Tried an order of Gyoza, which is pretty much just a Japanese pot-sticker.  Pan fried, served with a spicy/sweet dipping sauce.  A favorite appetizer of mine when visiting any Asian restaurant.

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Not long ago we did a series of burger reviews here in Ramona. I passed on my usual sushi roll and tried one of their original burger creations.  This one had a lot going on…  Onion rings, jalapeños, sweaty cheese, etc.  I forget what it was called.  It was overall a tasty and satisfying meal.  Best part were the fresh, deep fried tater tots!

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