Newly opened in the same Clairemont Mesa Boulevard mall as Zen Curry and Lolita’s Mexican Food, Mikami spans a whopping 6,000-square-feet of restaurant and bar space with a large glassed-in kitchen dedicated to kaiten-zushi, a convenient and affordable Japanese style of dining that sends plates of sushi on a circuitous conveyor belt route, winding past customers seated in each booth. Kaiten-zushi is also the specialty of the always-busy Kura Revolving Sushi, which has been open on Convoy Street since 2015.
Currently open for lunch and dinner, Mikami prices all of its kaiten-zushi at $2.80 per plate. Guests can pull plates off the conveyor belt or order directly from a tablet installed at each table. The Kearny Mesa restaurant also features a separate bar and dining area pouring beer, wine, sake, and plum wine; it will eventually offer an eclectic menu that ranges from Cajun seafood buckets to yakitori, fried rice, sushi rolls, and salt and pepper chicken wings.