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Thai 9

My first foray into shrimp in Ohio was with this excellent Pad Thai! Located in downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District is Thai 9. Dayton’s premium Thai and sushi restaurant. Probably the most stunning Thai restaurant I’ve been in across America. The place is beautiful and cavernous with an old world Asian charm.

Sushi Kami

Outstanding Crunch Shrimp Roll at Sushi Kami in Rancho Bernardo! Tempura shrimp, krab, avocado, & cucumber, topped with crunch and eel sauce.

Chicken Charlie’s Table

Outstanding shrimp po boy at Chicken Charlie’s Table in Rancho Bernardo!

Black Angus

Outstanding prime rib and wedge salad at Black Angus! Unfortunately the fire-grilled “jumbo” shrimp were anything but.

Dragon Chinese Cuisine

I always love ordering my fried rice or chow mein “House Special” style! Such a tasty plethora of proteins. Beef, chicken, pork, shrimps, etc. Dragon Chinese Cuisine in Carmel Mountain Ranch is consistently excellent.

Olive Garden

Outstanding Shrimp Scampi at Olive Garden in Santee! It’s so easy to overcook angel hair, I’m glad that was not the case with this dish.

Wasa Sushi Bar & Grill

It’s about time I went in to check out the new Wasa Sushi Bar & Grill. I can’t believe I waited this long! A family run business with dad and daughters, I could not have felt more welcomed and at home. The place was even beautifully decorated for Christmas. I met the new proprietor and it was immediately evident that he has a passion for this business and making it succeed. It was almost infectious. Such a super nice guy and family. 

I ordered a Shrimp Tempura Roll. Made with tempura shrimp, crab, avocado, sprouts and cucumber; rolled with both nori and soy paper, topped with eel sauce. The presentation itself was simply stunning! It tasted as good as it looks, that I can tell you. The last time I ordered a shrimp tempura roll here (Da Tuna Shack), it was $9, in December 2014. Four years later, it’s still only $9! I was impressed. 

In my opinion there are only a handful of restaurants in Ramona that are absolute standouts. I now consider Wasa Sushi among them! If you’re not a fan of susie, there are plenty of other great options; they have much more than just sushi. In fact they’re open for lunch now with an expanded menu, including deli sandwiches, loaded fries and whatnot. I look forward to visiting Wasa again soon!

Brigantine Seafood

Crab must be an endangered species at Brigantine Seafood Restaurants in Poway! Had a Shrimp & Crab Louie recently that was super delicious, but seriously, only one discernible chunk of crab! Hiding somewhere behind that lemon slice. For $19 they could have stepped it up just a bit more I think. Dressing (not pictured) was outstanding, had to request extra. All ingredients were fresh tasting and only slight graying on the boiled egg.

Red Lobster

Outstanding Salmon New Orleans at Red Lobster in La Mesa, CA! Fresh blackened salmon crowned with shrimp tossed in a Cajun butter sauce.

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Outstanding shrimp ceviche tostada at OTMC in Old Town San Diego! Also the enchiladas here are so fatty you only need one. Definitely among the oldest and most popular restaurants in San Diego’s historic Old Town, OTMC never disappoints.

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