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Diners' Choice: Healthy restaurants in San Diego

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall healthy cuisine in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category 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 The Plot restaurant
4.9
4.9 (729)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Oceanside
About the restaurant
The Plot is a haven for culinary enthusiasts, where creative chefs transform locally sourced ingredients into stunningly plant-forward dishes. Indulge in a full-service dining experience in the evenings and for brunch, or opt for a casual lunch on weekdays. Enjoy our beautiful dining room or immerse yourself amongst the plants in our bountiful patio gardens. The Plot team is led by Jessica and Davin Waite, who have been at the forefront of San Diego's culinary scene for over a decade, gaining a loyal following for their inventive and sustainable approach to seafood and plant-based dishes, gaining the attention of critics and culinary innovators far and wide.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food at the Plot is amazing. Especially for vegan food. The employees are very friendly and accommodating. Maria rocks!!
A photo of Sorrento Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (16)
$31 to $50
Italian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Sorrento Ristorante offers traditional Italian cuisines in its warm and hospitable ambiance. The restaurant is decorated with simplicity. Washed in decent shades of brown, it has a decorate ceiling. Tiny bulbs hang from the ceiling to create a romantic environment. Large pillars in the dining room are decorated with fresh flower arrangements and glasswork. The restaurant has a native Italian staff. It has a beautiful outdoor patio, serving the warmth of San Diego nights. Sorrento Ristorante is popular for its variety of authentic Italian dips and sauces. Guests can customize their meals by pairing up the sauces with their main meals. Pesto sauce makes a nice combination with all pastas. Chocolate mousse is served with chopped dark chocolate chunks and white chocolate cream topping. The lightly tossed bleu cheese is prepared in the craft kitchen. The bar at Sorrento Ristorante serves Italian wines and beer.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Our server was fantastic! Very attentive. Food was excellent!
A photo of True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1002)
$31 to $50
American
La Jolla
About the restaurant
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in San Diego for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Located in San Diego at Westfield UTC center in The Pointe, next to Soul Cycle in the Nordstrom wing. Entrance closest to La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.
Top review
LVFoodievip
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
We've eaten here many times, and we always love it.
A photo of The Yasai restaurant
4.7
4.7 (10)
$30 and under
Vegan
Kearny Mesa
About the restaurant
Junya Watanabe, owner and executive chef of line-out-the-door Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen in Kearny Mesa and Little Italy, brings a new plant-based experience to Convoy Street: The Yasai. We are located in the heart of the Convoy District in San Diego.
Top review
Joyful1
Dined on 3 Jan 2024
It was the first time that I have been to a vegan restaurant. I was amazed at how the textures and flavors could resemble real meat and how yummy the food was. 
A photo of MOTHERSHIP restaurant
4.7
4.7 (43)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
North Park
About the restaurant
Tropical space adventure in South Park! Exotic cocktails. Interplanetary fusion small plates. Named Best Bars In America by Esquire Magazine - 2023.

Reservations offer 90-minute experience like no other, venturing towards the outer limits of the tropical flavor galaxy!

WALK INS WELCOME - Walk-in tables are available daily. Early arrival is encouraged and there is a paging system in the event of a waitlist.

Top review
Ansley
Dined 2 days ago
Our first visit was with friends several months ago; we found it overwhelming and couldn't hear across the table-- aside from that, everything was excellent. This visit (a Monday evening) was just my partner and I and we found the ambiance much more enjoyable and less loud so we could talk to each other and hear the server better. We absolutely loved the food we shared (the chips, potato and noodles) and think it's amazing what these chefs can do with veggies! Our drinks were also perfect, we loved the Warbird especially. Thank you for providing such a unique and exciting experience! We decided we're going to visit more often and felt inspired to experiment with our own cooking :)
A photo of True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1782)
$30 and under
American
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in san Diego for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Located at San Diego's Fashion Valley, a Simon Mall. Entrance from Friars Road at Avenida De Las Tiendas, use surface lot near Bloomingdale's. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.
Top review
Lunavip
Dined 5 days ago
Brought out of town guests and they absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food. A special shout out to our server at the Fashion Valley location - Tyler was personable, knowledgeable, and excellent! Thank you. I will return.
A photo of KINDRED restaurant
4.6
4.6 (111)
$31 to $50
Vegetarian / Vegan
South Park
About the restaurant
Equal parts evil lair and Victorian cocktail salon, KINDRED has transfixed and beguiled
all who step into its portal, with whimsical eccentricity, world class vegan dishes, and ambitiously inventive cocktails.

Since opening its doors in late 2015 in the enchanting neighborhood of South Park, San
Diego, KINDRED has garnered recognition which transcends its plant-based credo,
heralded as one of the city's premier dining institutions. It has been named EATER San
Diego's and San Diego Magazine's Restaurant Of The Year, topped Zagat San Diego's
Most Important Restaurant Openings, and earned an Orchid Award for interior
design from the San Diego Architectural Foundation. KINDRED was also named within the Food Network's list of the best vegan restaurants in the country, was voted the Best Vegan Bar in the U.S. by VegNews magazine, and received regional honors from the Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation for Best Restaurant Bar in the West.

Top review
EdoBvip
Dined 1 day ago
Awesome— and not just for vegans. Great drinks. Saw on diners, dive ins.. and it more than lived up to expectations
A photo of Cocina de Barrio restaurant
4.5
4.5 (393)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
*Brunch hours are on a walk-in basis only.
Thank you for your cooperation & support during this time!

Cocina de Barrio by Chef Jose J. Flores

Bienvenidos a Cocina de Barrio, the newest modern-urban Mexican restaurant located in Hillcrest, San Diego! We are proud to feature the culinary richness of Oaxaca as well as other Mexican regions. Stop by and enjoy our bar stocked with plenty tequila and mezcal selections, MUCHA cerveza, and wines sourced from Valle Guadalupe.

Don't forget to join us during our weekend brunch (where we add a Mexican kick) and our happy hour every Tuesday-Friday from 3-5pm! Stay Chido!

Top review
JessicaI
Dined on 7 Feb 2024
The best plant based options I’ve ever had! Wow this food is so good. My meat eater and vegan friends were all satisfied with our dinner and the laidback pretty atmosphere. Highly recommend!
A photo of Ambrogio by Acquerello restaurant
4.4
4.4 (64)
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Join us to experience Michelin Star Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi's Signature 7-Course Tasting Menu Daily.

*For guests short on time, you can experience a shorter version (4 Courses) of Chef Silvio's Signature Tasting Menu Tuesday-Thursday*

At Ambrogio by Acquerello we seek to operate within the frame of a New Italian Cuisine, built on concreteness, innovation and respect for our great Italian Culture and Materia Prima, as well as the amazing resources of San Diego.
We work without employing sous-vide or parboiling techniques but cooking "à la Minute" to accomplish maximum quality and an integral respect for the “materia prima”, seeking to sweep away the customer through the experience and hospitality that we strive to offer.
Italy, France, Korea, Japan and California: the five countries that define our cuisine and allow us to create a unique set of masterpieces where the traditional flavors of Milan typical foods meet the exoticism of Pacific Asian influences.

Top review
HughDvip
Dined 4 days ago
We were absolutely enchanted with the experience! Every course was perfect in flavor and presentation. My highest recommendation!!
A photo of Be Good Restaurant & Experience restaurant
4.0
4 (543)
$30 and under
American
Temecula
About the restaurant
Be Good Restaurant offers a variety of food and drink options while focusing on unique family-friendly experiences for all ages! Our one-of-a-kind restaurant provides a complete scratch kitchen and craft cocktail bar meaning each item is made to order without the use of pre-made items. Be Good proudly supports our local community utilizing local produce and brewery options at all times to serve you the freshest cuisine in the city of Temecula.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 Feb 2024
Tables were dirty. Has to ask someone to clean it.
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