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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in San Diego

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cesarina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4926)
$30 and under
Italian
Ocean Beach
About the restaurant
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From meticulous attention to detail and fresh ingredients to the warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a celebration of the power of food and family.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
I love this place. I make sure to come here every time I’m in San Diego. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
A photo of Javier's - La Jolla restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3187)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Jolla
About the restaurant
JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our semi private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.

Please be advised we don't allow strollers. If you bring your stroller we have a designated area to store your stroller while you dine.



Top review
Ron760
Dined 4 days ago
We made reservations ahead of time. We were seated immediately. The service and food were outstanding.
A photo of Duke's La Jolla restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6086)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
La Jolla
About the restaurant
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.

Top review
MichelleB
Dined 1 day ago
It was a total five star evening. Get the macadamia nut crusted fish - you cannot go wrong
A photo of Benihana - San Diego, CA restaurant
4.0
4 (6939)
$30 and under
Japanese
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
Nique
Dined 4 days ago
The food and the entertainment was great. My daughter really enjoyed her birthday.
A photo of Seneca restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3581)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Roman trattorias are a timeless expression of simplicity. Immune to the lure of gastronomic experimentation and ego. In Rome, no chef can cook better than the mothers and grandmothers before them. Our goal is to merge the dogmatic approach of Roman cooking with the amazing abundance of ingredients available to us in San Diego. A True Roman Holiday In SD.

A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Made us feel special on our anniversary! Great staff and ambience 😀
A photo of The Henry - Coronado restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2017)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Coronado
About the restaurant
Welcome to the greatest neighborhood restaurant, a place where you can always count on a warm welcome from baristas, servers and bartenders who know your order by heart. A fusion of industrial and classical influences, our open dining spaces are bursting with charm and energy. Come and go with ease for your morning coffee, enjoy lunch with a colleague, gather the family together for dinner, or treat yourself to a post-work drink at the bar. For craveable eats and downright delicious cocktails, look no further than a place where you'll always be among friends, a place that feels like home: The Henry.
Top review
judys
Dined 3 days ago
Food was Delicious but expensive! The waiter was great,adding positively to Our evening. !
A photo of Jake's Del Mar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (9824)
$30 and under
American
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience. The eclectic menu compliments the casual, yet elegant restaurant atmosphere right on the Del Mar shore. With chef-driven California coastal fare, craft cocktails, and unforgettable ocean views, it’s the best of the west coast. Whether for a date night or a celebration with friends and family, Jake’s serves up something special every time.

Top review
FiveStar
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic! Loved the Brussels’s Sprouts Starter💚 Outstanding ocean views; food; ambience and service.
A photo of Steak 48 - Del Mar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (773)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Del Mar
About the restaurant
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!

If you need any special accommodations or flowers reach out to us at the host desk!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
Kellyvip
Dined 1 day ago
INCREDIBLE. We love Maestros so this place was perfect for us. Best service ever and the decor and atmosphere was luxe. Loved it.
A photo of Born & Raised restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5837)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Little Italy
About the restaurant
The American steakhouse is an iconic restaurant institution. We’d wanted to tell that story for years, but waited until we had the skill, talent and ability to execute it properly, and the right space to be our canvas, an important corner in Little Italy, a neighborhood where we have deep roots. We brought an almost academic appreciation for steakhouse history and tradition to Born & Raised, while trying to stay relevant and authentic to ourselves and our city. Our dry-aged beef pays tribute to earlier, earthier, pre-government grading practices and is the centerpiece of a meal best savored at a slow pace. A timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants so special. - Consortium Holdings. A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. We will definitely go back again
A photo of Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4284)
$30 and under
Seafood
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Ironside is now taking reservations for patio and dining room seating.

We are now offering Happy Hour MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

Little Italy was built by the fishing industry. Ironside attempts to continue that narrative. It's our contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar. Located in a historic auction house on India St we did a full comprehensive restoration of the building, with three open-air culinary hubs featuring an expansive raw bar, chefs table, and bakery. We tried to be mindful of the past while looking towards the future. A 4% surcharge will be added to all guest checks.

Top review
AmeliaA
Dined 5 days ago
It is always a pleasure dining with Ironside Fish & Oyster! This time I brought two of my closest friends. I unfortunately had to modify my reservation due to last minute plans. I changed it from 6 to 3 people and even got there 30 min later. I was able to call the restaurant with ease and get my reservation taken care of by Maya. She was great! Once we sat down and started eating I cannot tell you how obsessed my friends were with the food. The highlight of the show was the bone marrow !!!! Omg it was to die for. We also had the pleasure of meeting Nico, the lead cook, Oxy, the general manager, and Alex who was our server. They were all very attentive and demonstrated how much they were happy to take care of us. We loved our experience and can’t wait to come back!
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