Fodor's Choice: The Best Restaurants in San Diego

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Fodor's Choice San Diego Restaurants

Restaurants Overview
Name Price/
Cuisine
Location
 
A. R. Valentien
Known for his insistence on in-season, fresh-today produce and...
$$$$
American
La Jolla
 
Bali Hai
This kitschy-classy waterfront restaurant is loved as much for...
$$
American: Hawaiian
Shelter Island
 
Barrio Star
In a colorful, airy Bankers Hill space, chef Isabel Cruz of Isabel's...
$
Mexican
Bankers Hill
 
Bencotto
The Northern Italian team behind Bencotto opened a fine-dining...
$$
Italian
Little Italy
 
Bread & Cie
There's an East Coast air to this artsy urban bakery and café...
$
Café
Hillcrest
 
Café Chloe
The intersection of 9th and G is the meeting point for San Diego's...
$$
French
East Village
 
Café Sevilla
Sevilla moved into new digs in 2011, allowing a fresh look for...

Reserve
$$
Spanish
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Cowboy Star
Executive chef Victor Jimenez cooks up porterhouses for two and...

Reserve
$$$
Steakhouse
East Village
 
Cucina Urbana
Proprietor Tracy Borkum's casual and stylish Cal-Italian spot...

Reserve
$$$
Italian
Bankers Hill
 
Dumpling Inn
Modest, family-style, and delicious, this is in some ways the...
$
Chinese
San Diego
 
El Pescador
This low-key fish market and café in the heart of La Jolla village...
$
Seafood
La Jolla
 
George's at the Cove
La Jolla's oceanfront destination restaurant includes three dining...
$$$$
American
La Jolla
 
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy's is a standout in the wave of recent gastropubs, and while...
$
American
Point Loma
 
The Kebab Shop
Easy to find in Europe but rare in San Diego are kebab shops:...
$
Greek
East Village
 
Lucha Libre
On any given weekday at lunch, you're sure to see a line of locals...
$
Mexican
Old Town
 
Mistral
Named after the warm wind that blows across southern France and...

Reserve
$$
International
Coronado
 
Nine-Ten
In the sleek, contemporary dining room that occupies the ground...

Reserve
$$$$
American
La Jolla
 
Ortega's Bistro
Californians have long flocked to Puerto Nuevo, the "lobster...

Reserve
$$
Mexican
Hillcrest
 
Phil's BBQ
At peak dining hours, the line can be hours long for diners craving...
$
Barbecue
Point Loma
 
Sushi on the Rock
There's something fun about Sushi on the Rock, from the young...
$
Japanese: Sushi
La Jolla
 
Sushi Ota
Wedged into a minimall between a convenience store and a looming...
$$$
Japanese, Japanese: Sushi
Pacific Beach
 
Taka
It may be on a prominent corner, but the pristine fish imported...
$$
Japanese
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Tender Greens
"Farm-fresh ingredients served up with little fuss" is the ethos...
$
American
Point Loma
 
Whisknladle
This hip, popular eatery that doubles as a fashion show of La...

Reserve
$$
Seafood
La Jolla
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