San Shi Go has been in Laguna for a long time and although the décor was never a draw, their fabulous ocean view provided all the visual satisfaction one needed. However, the restaurant has undergone a recent facelift and the old girl is looking good. Located high atop the Village Fair (on the third floor), featuring reasonably priced Japanese cuisine, the place seems to be buzzing all of the time.
We have always found the cooked food superior to the sushi and our latest visit reconfirmed our opinion. We also recommend ordering a few dishes at a time to enjoy a leisurely meal. Service is very attentive and you won't find yourself waiting.
Starting with simple hamachi sushi, we were underwhelmed by the quality of the fish… not bad but not special either. We moved on to the seaweed salad and were duly impressed. The bright green crunchy wakame was enhanced by the beautifully balanced, sweet and sour dressing and given variety with shredded carrot and sesame seeds. If you've never tasted a seaweed salad, try it — you'll like it!