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Asian-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support Near San Diego

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 05 January 2024

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Asian-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.

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4.4
4.4 (92)
$31 to $50
Californian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Enjoy the California sunshine while eating dishes created with local ingredients at ALBACA, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa's signature restaurant. Gather with family and friends with a cocktail and fresh cuisine by the pool or around a fire pit.
Top review
EllenM
Dined 3 days ago
They have a new menu and it was excellent. Our salad was served at the same time as our entree which was not satisfactory but, otherwise, everything was great.
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4.3
4.3 (994)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Ortega’s Mexican Bistro features the authentic flavors of Puerto Nuevo. Experience Baja style lobster and table side guacamole while sipping one of our classic fresh squeezed margaritas. Enjoy dining in our restaurant or for a more energized evening, dine in our bar - La Cantina. Additional flavors include Banana Crusted Huachinango, Flat Iron Steak Burrito, Chicken Mole. The design captures the festive traditions and tasteful flavors of Puerto Nuevo and Baja California.
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eating2me
Dined 2 days ago
Cute atmosphere and the food was not bad though skip the crab dishes. On guest had an issue with crab shells, but the server was quick to bring another dish and gave him a coupon.
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4.6
4.6 (196)
$30 and under
Deli
College Area
About the restaurant
New York Style Deli located in your backyard, massive menu, and fast paced people watching environment.
Reminder of what once was "Real Deli's" in America still here in your San Diego. Full Deli counter, Bakery in house and all made from scratch with love. 102 Sandwiches to many to choose from, and some really BIG Salads for anyone's desire. Home Style Dinners like your grandmother used to make, and some extreme Eastern European dishes that with blow your mind. Sick? No problem, we have the best medicine, D.Z. Akin's Matzoh Ball Soup! We also have 6 other soups on a daily basis for those soup lovers!!!
We've been voted San Diego Best Deli countless years, and we're in the news and on the radio all the time.
We are right off the Highway 8 east for your convenience, now doing online ordering on OUR WEBSITE and DELIVERY through our delivery partners. Thank you for supporting family owned businesses!!!
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 8 June 2024
Minda is amazing and the food is always delicious! One of my favorite brunch places in San Diego. Try the Ruben omelette with thousand island dressing.
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4.5
4.5 (76)
$31 to $50
Italian
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
Enjoy authentic Italian Steakhouse cuisine right in the heart of Mission Valley in central San Diego. Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse combines a dynamic atmosphere with traditional dishes. From housemade pasta dishes to prime cut steaks and fresh seafood, you will fall in love with our chef’s recipes, transporting you back to Italy. Take pleasure in every dish with perfectly paired selections from a carefully assembled wine collection.

We believe in supporting local farmers and suppliers that produce fresh, sustainable and traceable ingredients. By working together, we can help protect the environment and ensure all animals are treated humanely through modern farming practices. We hope you'll enjoy these local ingredients and have an outstanding dining experience with us.

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Miguel
Dined on 12 June 2024
As first time trying Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse, we were very taken by surprise by the establishment, our hostess as well as the great food! We can’t wait to return to have dinner here!
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4.2
4.2 (413)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
An unforgettable dining and musical soiree awaits you as we transport you to a Nostalgic yet modern Americana meets old world ambiance, perfect for any occasion. Our music program features world class entertainers and touring artists 7 nights a week, paired with an array of specialty craft cocktails and wines from across Italy and the California Coast. Our kitchen uses fresh sustainable ingredients and specializes in California Coastal Italian Cuisine with handmade pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood. Our Mezzanine accommodates up to 100 guests and we offer a private bar, TV's upon request for private events and meeting spaces.

We look forward to hosting you at Il Sogno Italiano and Welcome you to San Diegos hottest place for fine dining and music.

Mondays: Martinis & Jazz w/Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros and friends/Martini specials all night long
Wednesdays: Passport to Italy
Pop, Jazz, RnB, Motown and beyond every night of the week.
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TammieM
Dined on 9 June 2024
The food was amazing, the service outstanding and the music was divine enhancing the total meal experience.
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4.4
4.4 (347)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Little Italy and overlooking the Piazza della Famiglia, Coco Maya offers a contemporary twist on classic American dishes. Our diverse menu ranges from light coastal cuisine to robust, flavorful proteins cooked in a traditional Spanish-style coal-fired Josper oven. Additionally, we pay homage to our neighborhood's roots with several Italian-inspired entrees, featuring unique takes on flatbreads and pastas.

As part of the Grind & Prosper Hospitality Group, Coco Maya is an evolution of our original concept, Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach. Since our inception, we've continued to explore new flavors and culinary techniques while broadening our scope and enriching our cocktail program. Coco Maya boasts a diverse mezcal and tequila selection, alongside the delicious tropical and rum-based cocktails that have become synonymous with Miss B’s.

Open daily for brunch and dinner, with a weekday Happy Hour from 2-5 pm.
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GabrielMvip
Dined 4 days ago
Super cute restaurant if you like rooftop dining. We went for Father's Day brunch and had a great time. The food was good, the drinks were good, and everyone was dressed stylishly. Overall, a great time.
A photo of Greenfinch at Estancia La Jolla restaurant
4.4
4.4 (57)
$30 and under
Californian
Torrey Pines
About the restaurant
Greenfinch is a local San Diego favorite with crowd favorites. You’ll savor wholesome classics while dining on the open-air balcony overlooking Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s lush Garden Courtyard.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 June 2024
Wonderful breakfast/brunch menu and very dog friendly! Loved every time we went (which was every morning we stayed at Estancia)! Karina is the best!
A photo of Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (205)
$30 and under
Sushi
Carmel Valley
About the restaurant
A transparent authentic cultural experience of Asian infused cuisine, continuously redefining “fresh”.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Traveled from LA county to try this spot. Did not dissapoint. Best sushi we’ve had in a very long time
A photo of Loft 94 Yakitori | Noodle | Craft restaurant
4.5
4.5 (52)
$30 and under
Asian
Jamul
About the restaurant
Asian Fusion & Craft Cocktails! Come and join us at one of the coolest places east of downtown. Loft94 is a one-stop destination for the best cocktails, brews, Asian-inspired cuisine & the best DJs in Southern Cali - located inside the lights and flash of an upscale Vegas-style casino just twenty minutes outside the city center. Yakitori, Sushi, Ramen, Craft Brews, Craft Cocktails, Sake and amazing DJs. Cheers.
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Kevin
Dined on 6 Mar 2024
Hostess was corgle, Short wait for food and drinks, price was reasonable.
A photo of METE SUPPER CLUB restaurant
3.8
3.8 (8)
$30 and under
Asian
Banker's Hill
About the restaurant
MĒTE Supper Club is a new San Diego establishment that hopes to create memorable experiences in a high-energy atmosphere with live performances, music, and dancing, over craft cocktails and dinner.
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PatTD
Dined on 22 July 2023
This spot had a really good food and music. I would definitely go back again.
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4.2
4.2 (97)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Point Loma
About the restaurant
Westerly is the gathering place of Point Loma. We focus on utilizing local, seasonal, and coastal ingredients to create inspired, chef-driven interpretations of food and drinks that we all love. Our flavors create both a sense of comfort and excitement. Our spaces invite you to explore, engage, and most importantly, escape. Through our devotion to technique and creativity, we aim to embrace tradition, while creating our own classics. Our passion is the craft behind true hospitality.
Everyday we look forward to welcoming our guests and local community with our warm and gracious service. Every week you can look forward to a local farmer’s market, live music, movie nights, and Point Loma’s best brunch on our beautiful, sun-drenched courtyard. Every season you can anticipate experiencing new and exciting dishes and cocktails that utilize fresh, local ingredients. Westerly is many things. We are both lively and intimate. We are energetic and ambitious, yet laid-back.
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ShannonHvip
Dined on 3 Sept 2023
We had a lovely experience. Great ambiance. Loved the food
A photo of Haetae Korean Hawaiian restaurant
4.4
4.4 (20)
$31 to $50
Korean
Oceanside
About the restaurant
Korean Hawaiian cuisine. Located as a part of the historic Fin Hotel. Weekend KNVS pop-up art inspired menu also available.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 9 Oct 2023
Great food
A photo of Swagyu Pacific Beach restaurant
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Pacific Beach
About the restaurant
Swagyu Pacific Beach | Steakhouse & Butcher Shop by Chef Steve Brown, featuring the best wagyu in the world from the US, AUS, and Japan! Menu favorites include our famous Smashburger, Takamori "Drunken" Wagyu, crispy broccolini, kimchi fried rice & our wagyu fat brownie!

Join us for lunch, dinner, brunch or choose from our steak selection! Just one block from the beach, you can enjoy our patio, the lounge or dining room. We even have a 12-course speakeasy in the back! We hope to see you soon!
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 1 July 2023
Service was quick and efficient. So many great choices for food and sides/shareables. Bar was accommodating to make me a mocktail that was delicious. Indoor and outdoor seating was beautiful. Pricing was higher end but you got good quality food for your money!
A photo of Martinis restaurant
$31 to $50
Pacific Rim
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Martinis has a chef-driven menu with a new focus on Contemporary Fusion cuisine by Diego Ledesma, the prior executive chef from Rustic Root in the historical Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego. Hand-selected, seasonal ingredients crafted with passion and creativity are the focus of this inventive new menu. Bar is a modern upscale lounge in a popular and well known area in Hillcrest located near Urban MO’s Bar & Grill with an outdoor and indoor bar delivering a relaxed and posh ambiance with daily live entertainment and activities.
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Specialvip
Dined on 14 Aug 2022
The Joe Iconic concert was great. One of the best that we have seen at Martini's in many years. The food was very good and our server Adrian was great. Looking forward to our next visit.
A photo of Swagyu Imperial Beach restaurant
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Imperial Beach
About the restaurant
Swagyu Imperial Beach | Steakhouse & Butcher Shop by Chef Steve Brown, featuring the best wagyu in the world from the US, AUS, and Japan! Menu favorites include our famous Smashburger, Takamori "Drunken" Wagyu, crispy broccolini, kimchi fried rice & our wagyu fat brownie!

Join us for lunch, dinner, brunch or choose from our steak selection! Just a few blocks from the beach, you can enjoy our patio or dining room! We hope to see you soon!
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 5 Aug 2023
Great food. Our burgers were delicious. The servers were friendly and we were served very quickly. Will definitely be returning!
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