Discover the Sushi Menu at Elicit
If you’re looking for delicious, top-quality sushi in San Diego, you only need to go to Elicit Bar & Lounge in El Cajon. Elicit is the ultimate cocktail lounge offering craft beers, cocktails, and aromatic wines. Not only does Elicit offer a menu of raw bar and small plate selections, but the sushi offerings are some of the best that you’ll find.
Elicit’s Sushi Rolls
With a dozen sushi roll varieties on the menu, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from and may just have to try a few different rolls. All of our sushi rolls are expertly crafted by our sushi chefs, and you can take a seat at the sushi bar to watch the artistry that goes into each roll.
For a simple yet elegant classic, start with the California Roll. This combination of crab, avocado, and cucumber makes for a balanced pairing that is light and delicious. In a similar vein, the Shrimp Tempura combines shrimp, cucumber, aioli, and sesame seeds for just the right amount of flavor. The Veggie Roll is also a lighter option, with avocado, cucumber, asparagus, and pickled daikon.
If you’re looking for rolls with a slightly stronger flavor, then try the Philadelphia, made with salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber. Our Rock Shrimp Handroll combines dynamite sauce with scallion and soy paper, and our Spicy Tuna with its tuna, cucumber, chile sauce, and la-yu, is a powerful favorite. The Jackpot is another great spicy option combining spicy salmon, seared salmon, cucumber, masago, ponzu, and scallions.
Some of our more complex rolls explore how different flavors of seafood complement each other. The Protein Roll features tuna, salmon, Hamachi, crab, shrimp, asparagus, and ponzu, while the Rainbow Roll similarly blends Big Eye Tuna, salmon, shrimp, Yellowtail, spicy crab, cucumber, and avocado. For a truly delectable option, try the Singing Hills. This generous roll features Big Eye Tuna, shrimp tempura, spicy crab, cream cheese, cucumber, dynamite sauce, and eel sauce.
No matter what flavor or combination you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here at Elicit. All of our sushi is freshly made and we source the best seafood ingredients to create top-quality dishes.
In addition to sushi rolls, Elicit offers a variety of sashimi. The sashimi is delicately sliced and wonderfully flavorful. The Seared Salmon Sashimi features yuzu, lemon, and is served on a bed of daikon. The Yellowtail Sashimi is served with serrano, sriracha, ponzu, and cilantro.
The Perfect Sake Pairing
Sake and sushi aren’t traditionally paired together in Japan, but here in the United States, they’re often served together. We have plenty of options of both on the menu, so you can pick the sake that complements your sushi roll.
Different sakes pair well with different sushi options. If you’re ordering a sushi made with a strongly flavored fish, then opt for a sake with a stronger flavor that can hold up to the fish’s bold flavors. A mild sake pairs well with complex sushi rolls, since you’ll still be able to enjoy the multiple flavors of the sushi without the sake overpowering them.
Ordering a spicy sushi, like our Spicy Tuna Roll? Then choose a sake that is dry and clean so that you can enjoy the spice without the taste being affected or dulled. Because some fish, like salmon, are just a little bit sweet, if you’re enjoying a salmon roll it’s best to pair it with a fruity or floral sake to complement that sweetness.
We have four different sakes on the menu which pair beautifully with our sushi offerings. If you’re unsure of what to order, our waitstaff will be happy to help you find the right option.
Enjoy the Best Sushi in El Cajon
If you love sushi, you’re in luck: Not only does Elicit have the best sushi around, but on Tuesdays from 5 pm to 11 pm, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi for just $20. It’s the perfect after-work stop with friends, and it makes for an easy dinner when you’re just not up to cooking. You deserve better than grocery store sushi. Make your reservation now and head to Elicit with your friends or family for the best sushi in El Cajon.