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Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Food 7660 Fay Ave Suite I, La Jolla
Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Food
Brunch • $$

Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Food

7660 Fay Ave Suite I, La Jolla, CA 92037

Service/Setting Staff here was very friendly and attentive. The hostess/owner sat us down much quicker than the quoted time, which was a nice surprise! We sat...

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Himitsu 1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla
Himitsu
Japanese • $$$

Himitsu

1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla, CA 92037

Himitsu means ‘secret’ in Japanese, but this little gem won’t be a secret for long! They serve some of the freshest and tastiest sushi/sashimi and in my...

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  • Superb471 Reviews4.6
Eddie V's Prime Seafood 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Seafood • $$$

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

I have now made this place my favorite dining experience. Located on the water in LaJolla, Eddie V's not only had great ambiance, but every item we...

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  • Superb907 Reviews4.5
Catania 7863 Girard Avenue #301 F3, La Jolla
Catania
Italian • $$$

Catania

7863 Girard Avenue #301 F3, La Jolla, CA 92037

Catania is a La Jolla institution, serving up delicious coastal Italian cuisine. The restaurant is located in La Jolla, on the second floor with sweeping views...

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  • Superb349 Reviews4.6
Pamir Kabob House 737 Pearl St, La Jolla
Pamir Kabob House
Afghan

Pamir Kabob House

737 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Wonderful customer service! They were very kind and brought out all the food at a great pace. The restaurant itself has floor and chair seating options. The...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.8
La Dolce Vita Ristorante 1237 Prospect St STE P, La Jolla
La Dolce Vita Ristorante
Italian • $$

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

1237 Prospect St STE P, La Jolla, CA 92037

Manager greeted us at the front with a lot of energy and was very friendly. Food came out quickly and was delicious. The wine selection was relatively limited...

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Bistro du Marché by Tapenade 7437 Girard Ave, La Jolla
Bistro du Marché by Tapenade
French • $$$

Bistro du Marché by Tapenade

7437 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

We had a great experience at Bistro du Marché by Tapenade. Everything we tried was amazing and the staff was delightful. They provided my fiancé with a...

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  • Superb479 Reviews4.5
American Pizza Manufacturing 7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
American Pizza Manufacturing
Pizza

American Pizza Manufacturing

7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

I went to APM for the first time this afternoon and I was extremely impressed!! The owners, Andrew and Lori, made us feel like we were family. The design of...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.8
Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe 7524 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe
Cheese Shops

Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

7524 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Not only was the plate amazing, but the owners are wonderful! There was a misunderstanding in my order, and I didn't realize it until after leaving the...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.8
Candor by Giuseppe 1030 Torrey Pines Rd B, La Jolla
Candor by Giuseppe
American

Candor by Giuseppe

1030 Torrey Pines Rd B, La Jolla, CA 92037

Excellent La Jolla neighborhood place with Italian flair. Strong menu with key items like Fisherman 's Stew and Lamb Pappardelle are definitely hits. Good...

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  • Superb403 Reviews4.5
Osteria Romantica 2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Osteria Romantica
Italian • $$

Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Unfortunately there was no option to book reservations online or through Open Table. I did email the restaurant about 3-4 weeks in advance as we were visiting...

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  • Superb399 Reviews4.5
The Cottage 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla
The Cottage
American • $$

The Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

I would rate this 3.5 if I could, but we'll just settle with 4 stars right now. I've been here a handful of times since my friends like to go here a...

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  • Superb394 Reviews4.5
Mary's Gourmet Salads 723 Pearl St, La Jolla
Mary's Gourmet Salads
Salad

Mary's Gourmet Salads

723 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

I recently drove by Mary's around lunch time and decided to head in for a bite to eat. Everything on the menu sounds delicious, but I decided to order the...

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Green Door Cafe 7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla
Green Door Cafe
Vegan • $$

Green Door Cafe

7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Amazing little cafe with great vegan food! The kitchen is an open concept so I was able t see the chef preparing the dishes and they came out in a quick and...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.6
AROI 7523 Fay Ave suite a, La Jolla
AROI
Thai • $$

AROI

7523 Fay Ave suite a, La Jolla, CA 92037

I was taking a day trip to La Jolla because I got tickets to watch a concert at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, and AROI Thai was close by! Also, I...

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A.R. Valentien 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla
A.R. Valentien
American • $$$$

A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

We’ve traveled many places and eaten in amazing restaurants. But this one tops the list. What a talented kitchen and service staff. I wouldn’t have changed...

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  • Superb513 Reviews4.4
Turmeric Thai Garden 6435 Caminito Blythefield suite g, La Jolla
Turmeric Thai Garden
Thai • $$

Turmeric Thai Garden

6435 Caminito Blythefield suite g, La Jolla, CA 92037

Very nice atmosphere and has an indoor/outdoor feel. We came for a late lunch on a weekday so we were able to take advantage of the lunch special. The food was...

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  • Superb249 Reviews4.5
Cafe Milano 711 Pearl St, La Jolla
Cafe Milano
Italian • $

Cafe Milano

711 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

So good! The sauces were all perfect, and not overly spiced. The tiramisu was to die for, and freshhhhh. The best I've had in a long time. Tastes like...

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Shiku 1277 Prospect St, La Jolla
Shiku
Sushi • $$

Shiku

1277 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

This spot definitely deserves more than a 4 rating. We tried the Indiana Jones/ Dragon and the hunny roll AMAZING. The restaurant is walking distance from the...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.5
El Pescador Fish Market 634 Pearl St, La Jolla
El Pescador Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

El Pescador Fish Market

634 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Oysters here are the best, we wanted to order another half order but the Mexican shrimp were huge alongside with ceviche and chips. Everything was just tasty...

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  • Superb361 Reviews4.4
Cody's La Jolla 1025 Prospect St #210, La Jolla
Cody's La Jolla
American • $$

Cody's La Jolla

1025 Prospect St #210, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great views solid service did not get server name but he was from Brasil , food was ok menu needs little help on menu option very basic love the views and...

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Urban Plates 8707 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla
Urban Plates
New American • $$

Urban Plates

8707 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

I arrived at this restaurant hungry and wanting to avoid huge crowds on a Saturday night. I came to Urban Plates because I knew the food they served is...

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  • Superb328 Reviews4.4
Duke's La Jolla 1216 Prospect St, La Jolla
Duke's La Jolla
Hawaiian • $$

Duke's La Jolla

1216 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Dinner overlooking the ocean can never go wrong. We ordered the salmon and steak, it was cooked to perfection. The calamari was our favorite appetizer, I...

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  • Superb1006 Reviews4.3
The Marine Room 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla
The Marine Room
French • $$$$

The Marine Room

2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Short Wait Time 5/5 Food 5/5 Drinks 5/5 Ambience 5/5 Service 5/5 This place was amazing, we sat near the window & it was beautiful to see the ocean splash...

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CALVIN'S KOREAN HOT CHICKEN 3211 Holiday Ct STE 101A, La Jolla
CALVIN'S KOREAN HOT CHICKEN
Chicken Wings

CALVIN'S KOREAN HOT CHICKEN

3211 Holiday Ct STE 101A, La Jolla, CA 92037

Fried chicken isn’t pretty, but here it’s done right. The place is tucked under the Musashi sign as seen in my picture. The price seems high until you see...

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Sushi Nekosan 1119 Wall St, La Jolla
Sushi Nekosan
Sushi • $$

Sushi Nekosan

1119 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Had time for a quick bite and felt like sushi. Turns out this place is all gluten free and had vegan options. Coming back for sure with my wife who has a hard...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.4
Micheline's Pita House (La Jolla) 4150 Regents Park Row Suite #120, La Jolla
Micheline's Pita House (La Jolla)
Mediterranean • $$

Micheline's Pita House (La Jolla)

4150 Regents Park Row Suite #120, La Jolla, CA 92037

Located in a strip mall but don't let that facade fool you, the food comes out quickly and its super fresh! Recommend the cilantro hummus as one of your...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.4
Don Carlos Taco Shop։ 737 Pearl St UNIT 113, La Jolla
Don Carlos Taco Shop։
Mexican • $

Don Carlos Taco Shop։

737 Pearl St UNIT 113, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great authentic Mexican food. It has a small area to eat in but it's always packed. Super nice staff and the food is delicious. Authentic menu with lots...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Puesto La Jolla 1026 Wall St, La Jolla
Puesto La Jolla
Mexican • $$

Puesto La Jolla

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

We were super bummed when we stopped at the host stand and we’re told it was an hour wait. We left but quick hopped on Open Table and they had a reservation...

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  • Superb596 Reviews4.3
Dough Momma Pizzeria 2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Dough Momma Pizzeria
Pizza

Dough Momma Pizzeria

2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Decided to check out this place after seeing all the good reviews about it. I tried the spinach ricotta and magherita slices, and my friend had the meat lovers...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in La Jolla
Candor by Giuseppe 1030 Torrey Pines Rd B, La Jolla
Candor by Giuseppe
American

Candor by Giuseppe

1030 Torrey Pines Rd B, La Jolla, CA 92037

Excellent La Jolla neighborhood place with Italian flair. Strong menu with key items like Fisherman 's Stew and Lamb Pappardelle are definitely hits. Good...

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  • Superb403 Reviews4.5
The Cottage 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla
The Cottage
American • $$

The Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

I would rate this 3.5 if I could, but we'll just settle with 4 stars right now. I've been here a handful of times since my friends like to go here a...

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  • Superb394 Reviews4.5
A.R. Valentien 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla
A.R. Valentien
American • $$$$

A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

We’ve traveled many places and eaten in amazing restaurants. But this one tops the list. What a talented kitchen and service staff. I wouldn’t have changed...

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  • Superb513 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in La Jolla
American Pizza Manufacturing 7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
American Pizza Manufacturing
Pizza

American Pizza Manufacturing

7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

I went to APM for the first time this afternoon and I was extremely impressed!! The owners, Andrew and Lori, made us feel like we were family. The design of...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.8
Dough Momma Pizzeria 2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Dough Momma Pizzeria
Pizza

Dough Momma Pizzeria

2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Decided to check out this place after seeing all the good reviews about it. I tried the spinach ricotta and magherita slices, and my friend had the meat lovers...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5
Lark and owl 5604 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
Lark and owl
Pizza

Lark and owl

5604 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

I found this place by accident when I was grabbing some coffee, and I'm super glad I did! I got the Windan Sea Acai bowl, which was super good. The...

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  • Superb44 Reviews4.6

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in La Jolla
Don Carlos Taco Shop։ 737 Pearl St UNIT 113, La Jolla
Don Carlos Taco Shop։
Mexican • $

Don Carlos Taco Shop։

737 Pearl St UNIT 113, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great authentic Mexican food. It has a small area to eat in but it's always packed. Super nice staff and the food is delicious. Authentic menu with lots...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Puesto La Jolla 1026 Wall St, La Jolla
Puesto La Jolla
Mexican • $$

Puesto La Jolla

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

We were super bummed when we stopped at the host stand and we’re told it was an hour wait. We left but quick hopped on Open Table and they had a reservation...

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  • Superb596 Reviews4.3
Raymundo's Taco Shop 7918 Ivanhoe Ave, La Jolla
Raymundo's Taco Shop
Mexican

Raymundo's Taco Shop

7918 Ivanhoe Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

My husband and I were wandering around La Jolla looking for some authentic Mexican food and decided to try Raymundo's. We were not disappointed! I had the...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in La Jolla
Eddie V's Prime Seafood 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Seafood • $$$

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

I have now made this place my favorite dining experience. Located on the water in LaJolla, Eddie V's not only had great ambiance, but every item we...

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  • Superb907 Reviews4.5
El Pescador Fish Market 634 Pearl St, La Jolla
El Pescador Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

El Pescador Fish Market

634 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Oysters here are the best, we wanted to order another half order but the Mexican shrimp were huge alongside with ceviche and chips. Everything was just tasty...

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  • Superb361 Reviews4.4
Rubio's 9500 Gilman Dr Price Ctr Food Ct, La Jolla
Rubio's
Seafood • $

Rubio's

9500 Gilman Dr Price Ctr Food Ct, La Jolla, CA 92093

Wonderful service and customer care! Victor was so helpful in making sure my order was corrected when something wasn't quite right. Highly recommend...

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Thai Restaurants

Thai in La Jolla
AROI 7523 Fay Ave suite a, La Jolla
AROI
Thai • $$

AROI

7523 Fay Ave suite a, La Jolla, CA 92037

I was taking a day trip to La Jolla because I got tickets to watch a concert at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, and AROI Thai was close by! Also, I...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.6
Turmeric Thai Garden 6435 Caminito Blythefield suite g, La Jolla
Turmeric Thai Garden
Thai • $$

Turmeric Thai Garden

6435 Caminito Blythefield suite g, La Jolla, CA 92037

Very nice atmosphere and has an indoor/outdoor feel. We came for a late lunch on a weekday so we were able to take advantage of the lunch special. The food was...

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  • Superb249 Reviews4.5
Spice & Rice Kitchen 7734 Girard Ave C, La Jolla
Spice & Rice Kitchen
Thai • $$

Spice & Rice Kitchen

7734 Girard Ave C, La Jolla, CA 92037

Amazing, authentic Thai food. The staff is also extremely kind and accommodating. I recommend asking for your level of hot as they can do anywhere from mild to...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.3

Indian Restaurants

Indian in La Jolla
Clay Oven Indian Cuisine & Catering Services 1030 Torrey Pines Rd Suite E, La Jolla
Clay Oven Indian Cuisine & Catering Services
Indian

Clay Oven Indian Cuisine & Catering Services

1030 Torrey Pines Rd Suite E, La Jolla, CA 92037

Rishi took our order and informed us that they were takeout only and he was nice enough to set up a table with a heater for my family while we waited for the...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.4
Curry Up Now 9500 Gilman Dr PMB 138, La Jolla
Curry Up Now
Indian

Curry Up Now

9500 Gilman Dr PMB 138, La Jolla, CA 92093

Love this place! My favorite dish is the ghee makhni chicken bowl. Hits the spot every time. The burritos are massive and a good value for your money. They...

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Taste of the Himalayas 8008 Girard Ave #170, La Jolla
Taste of the Himalayas
Indian • $$

Taste of the Himalayas

8008 Girard Ave #170, La Jolla, CA 92037

We came across this little restaurant while walking around in La Jolla. We original stopped in just to sit down and get something to drink. The waitress was so...

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  • Good210 Reviews3.7

Italian Restaurants

Italian in La Jolla
Catania 7863 Girard Avenue #301 F3, La Jolla
Catania
Italian • $$$

Catania

7863 Girard Avenue #301 F3, La Jolla, CA 92037

Catania is a La Jolla institution, serving up delicious coastal Italian cuisine. The restaurant is located in La Jolla, on the second floor with sweeping views...

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  • Superb349 Reviews4.6
La Dolce Vita Ristorante 1237 Prospect St STE P, La Jolla
La Dolce Vita Ristorante
Italian • $$

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

1237 Prospect St STE P, La Jolla, CA 92037

Manager greeted us at the front with a lot of energy and was very friendly. Food came out quickly and was delicious. The wine selection was relatively limited...

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  • Superb633 Reviews4.5
Osteria Romantica 2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Osteria Romantica
Italian • $$

Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Unfortunately there was no option to book reservations online or through Open Table. I did email the restaurant about 3-4 weeks in advance as we were visiting...

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  • Superb399 Reviews4.5
Rubicon Deli 4130 La Jolla Village Dr #104, La Jolla
Rubicon Deli
Sandwich Shop • $$

Rubicon Deli

4130 La Jolla Village Dr #104, La Jolla, CA 92037

Yummy sandwiches. There are a lot of options at Rubicon and everything I've had has been good. I do recommend they find a way to signal online orders are...

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  • Good227 Reviews4.1
Windemere Marketplace and Deli 6435 Caminito Blythefield, La Jolla
Windemere Marketplace and Deli
Sandwich Shop

Windemere Marketplace and Deli

6435 Caminito Blythefield, La Jolla, CA 92037

I go here about twice a week for the sandwiches. So delicious. Quality ingredients and satisfying portions. I'm a big fan of the Winetime sand which- plus...

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  • Good57 Reviews4.2
Subway Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr #1327, La Jolla
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr #1327, La Jolla, CA 92093

We had the pleasure of being taken care and they are so kind and welcoming. They start the meal by asking if you have any dietary restrictions or dislikes,...

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  • Average20 Reviews2.8

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in La Jolla
Himitsu 1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla
Himitsu
Japanese • $$$

Himitsu

1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla, CA 92037

Himitsu means ‘secret’ in Japanese, but this little gem won’t be a secret for long! They serve some of the freshest and tastiest sushi/sashimi and in my...

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  • Superb471 Reviews4.6
Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns - La Jolla 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla
Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns - La Jolla
Japanese • $$

Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns - La Jolla

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

I love Harumama and usually look forward to the dining experience. While we had a very kind and charismatic server (I believe his name was Dan? Thank you Dan!)...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.3
Nozomi Sushi & BBQ in La Jolla 4150 Regents Park Row UNIT 190, La Jolla
Nozomi Sushi & BBQ in La Jolla
Japanese • $$

Nozomi Sushi & BBQ in La Jolla

4150 Regents Park Row UNIT 190, La Jolla, CA 92037

Fine Japanese food. I sampled the chicken and salmon teriyaki combos. They were solid, if maybe a little dry? Prices are fairly high (consistent with the...

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  • Good230 Reviews4.2