Yu Me Ya, the best little sake house this side of Osaka

Tracie P and I finally made it to Yu Me Ya in Encinitas, California. It’s extremely difficult to get into this small joint without a long wait — it’s that good, folks. But our good friend John Rikkers (who took the photo above) managed to make us a reservation (they only take reservations Tues.-Thurs. btw).

Man, after a day at the beach, there’s nothing like some good Japanese pub grub and cold beer!

Recommendation? RUN DON’T WAlK, people. Thanks again, John!

The Best Little Sake House this side of Osaka

Posting in a hurry this morning (hopping on a super early flight from SD to LGA) but had to share scenes from Yuka Nakai’s Yu Me Ya sake house in Encinitas, California with the Rikkers and Yele last night. When I asked Yuka (above) why she and her family moved to Encinitas, she answered without missing a beat, “well, I surf.” Her spiel on sake and Japanese cuisine is worth double the price of admission at this gem on Pacific Coast Highway 101 (think Cannery Row).

Hanging with the Rikkers always a blast.

Yu Me Ya
1246 N Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024-1441
(760) 633-4288