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Chiroy's Cafe 914 E 8th St, National City
Chiroy's Cafe
American • $$

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

This is my first time at this little spot. It does look like much on the outside but it's actually nice and roomy inside. There are so many menu options...

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Poke Etc. 916 E 8th St, National City
Poke Etc.
Hawaiian • $

Poke Etc.

916 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

I found this poke spot on Tiktok and it did not disappoint! I have genuinely never had better poke here in California, everything was so authentic and tasted...

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  • Superb241 Reviews4.6
Tita's Kitchenette 2720 E Plaza Blvd E, National City
Tita's Kitchenette
Filipino • $

Tita's Kitchenette

2720 E Plaza Blvd E, National City, CA 91950

Their food is great. This is a mom and pop ship so If you're worried about appearance or the dine in experience this isn't for you. If you want...

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  • Superb299 Reviews4.5
Green Vine Delicatessen 2429 National City Blvd, National City
Green Vine Delicatessen
Burgers • $

Green Vine Delicatessen

2429 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

This place is a great find. The food is really good. The portions are large and a good value. The staff is really friendly and deliver exceptional service....

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.5
PHO 7 COW 1025 Highland Ave, National City
PHO 7 COW
Vietnamese • $

PHO 7 COW

1025 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

I come here when I'm too lazy to drive to ES. Lol. This place is fairly new. It's super clean & open floor plan. They use to have a kids/toddler...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.4
Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine 2241 Highland Ave, National City
Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine
Venezuelan • $

Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine

2241 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

One of the best Latin American cuisines in San Diego! We don't live nearby National City however, we make it a point to go to Mi Pana whenever we are in...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.5
Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

Best Mexican food that I ever had in Sn Diego . My self and my boyfriend been there on 05/07/22. We been on vacation in San Diego and I was looking for Mexican...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.5
Pho Mai Cali & Grill 1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City
Pho Mai Cali & Grill
Vietnamese • $

Pho Mai Cali & Grill

1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City, CA 91950

Absolutely love this place! Was looking for a new pho place since my last experience at a different location wasn't the best. Saw very good reviews for...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food 916 E 8th St, National City
Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food
Salvadoran • $

Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food

916 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Good price, good eats.First time trying Pollo Pupusas(chicken and cheese stuffed corn meal gordita) it was tasty. They reminded me of fried cheese quesadillas...

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  • Superb248 Reviews4.4
Over The Tap 2424 Hoover Ave Suite A, National City
Over The Tap
Beer Bar

Over The Tap

2424 Hoover Ave Suite A, National City, CA 91950

This is a great little beer/wine bar in National City. Really good drink selection, good place to watch the Padres, and cool décor. Plenty of food options in...

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Royal Mandarin 1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City
Royal Mandarin
Chinese • $$

Royal Mandarin

1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City, CA 91950

I just want to say you can't go wrong going to Royal Mandarin. I typically stick to the salted pepper chicken and salted pepper calamari. Of course,...

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  • Superb487 Reviews4.3
Raspados Michoacan 1727 Sweetwater Rd, National City
Raspados Michoacan
Tacos • $

Raspados Michoacan

1727 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

This place is great !!! Family friendly and affordable ! They have everything from Birria nachos to raspados and fresh fruit with Chamoy and all the fixing !...

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.7
PHO KHA RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO KHA RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO KHA RESTAURANT

2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City, CA 91950

It was my first time visiting here and it was SO GOOD! I picked up my order to go and. While I was waiting for my food, I was looking at the restaurant and...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.6
Pizza Grande 101 N Highland Ave C, National City
Pizza Grande
Pizza • $

Pizza Grande

101 N Highland Ave C, National City, CA 91950

Found Pizza Grande on Yelp snd thought I would give it a try. 5 item Large Specialty Pizza is $11.99. This pizza was DELICIOUS, much better than those chain...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.6
Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Ave, National City
Machete Beer House
Beer Bar • $$

Machete Beer House

2325 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Chill spot to hang out with friends. They have a lot of IPA beers if your a fan of those and the bartenders are pretty nice. I believe I tried around 5...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.5
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Chopsticks Restaurant

1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

I LOVE THIS SPOT FOOD IS FRESH. CHICKEN WINGS WITH THE GREEN ONIONS ARE BOMB. THE SHRIMP FRIED RICE IS OFF THE CHAIN. THE ORANGE CHICKEN IS GOOD ONLY IF YOU...

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  • Superb297 Reviews4.3
Kimball Coastal Eatery 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery
American

Kimball Coastal Eatery

740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

First time here with a friend and I was a little hesitant because I am definitely someone who likes to stick with what I know, but she insisted on trying this...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.4
Napoleone's Pizza House 619 National City Blvd, National City
Napoleone's Pizza House
Pizza • $$

Napoleone's Pizza House

619 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Do you love cheese? You will love this pizza.Cool little spot lots of pastas and side dishes.Wings were good.Pizza was great. Lots of cheese. Solid crust. It...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.3
Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou 41 E 8th St, National City
Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou
Barbecue • $$

Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou

41 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

I had the catfish platter with Mac n cheese and dirty rice. All of it was amazing! That was the best seasoned fried catfish I've had in a long time! This...

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Oriental Cafe 39 E 7th St, National City
Oriental Cafe
Chinese • $

Oriental Cafe

39 E 7th St, National City, CA 91950

This is it the best Chinese food in National City they have excellent food and the customer service is great I recommend it to everybody and anybody it is...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.4
Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant 933 S Harbison Ave, National City
Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant
Filipino

Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant

933 S Harbison Ave, National City, CA 91950

SUCH A VIBE!! Service was beyond friendly and quick. Fun decor. Reasonable pricing. And beyond all: delicious! Swing by for a beverage paired with their famous...

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  • Superb61 Reviews4.7
Slappy's Burgers and Brews 1105 E Plaza Blvd Suite D, National City
Slappy's Burgers and Brews
Burgers • $$

Slappy's Burgers and Brews

1105 E Plaza Blvd Suite D, National City, CA 91950

Slappy's is more expensive than you might expect. The service is mediocre but the burgers are great. The wings are awesome, it's just a long wait for...

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  • Superb206 Reviews4.3
Teriyaki Sun 4 N Euclid Ave, National City
Teriyaki Sun
Japanese

Teriyaki Sun

4 N Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950

We got the tokotsu ramen, and a flamingo roll, and caterpillar roll. My 5 year old suggested ramen for lunch, and Teriyaki Sun was open early so we tried it...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.3
Ching's Famous Hopia 1722 E 8th St, National City
Ching's Famous Hopia
Filipino • $

Ching's Famous Hopia

1722 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

I bought a “travel pack” of ube and buko pandan hopia as a souvenir to bring with me back to Colorado for my little brother. He says to me, “Kuya pls get...

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It's in the Filling! 2134 I Ave, National City
It's in the Filling!
Cupcakes

It's in the Filling!

2134 I Ave, National City, CA 91950

We ordered the cookies and the cookie cake and it was all delicious! Ordering is easy, I love we can see the prices, when to pick etc before you decide To...

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San Diego Pretzel Company 224 W 12th St, National City
San Diego Pretzel Company
Pretzels • $

San Diego Pretzel Company

224 W 12th St, National City, CA 91950

I haven't visited the factory, but found this BIG pretzel at my local Smart & Final in the fresh bread aisle. It was GOOD! One of the best...

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Stoney's 108 W 25th St Suite Q, National City
Stoney's
Bar & Grill • $

Stoney's

108 W 25th St Suite Q, National City, CA 91950

Chillen bar, strong liquor, none of that watered down crap. Bartenders are super cool and hook it up with extra liquids when tipped, lol. This will become one...

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Saki Sushi & Grill 2424 Hoover Ave Suite F, National City
Saki Sushi & Grill
Sushi

Saki Sushi & Grill

2424 Hoover Ave Suite F, National City, CA 91950

DELICIOUS!Highly recommend this hidden gem. I don't even like sushi but this was otherworldly. Loved the munchies roll and the win win roll. Sooooo good....

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Toto's grill ihaw na 1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City
Toto's grill ihaw na
Filipino • $

Toto's grill ihaw na

1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

This place really surprised me. We randomly came across it on Google maps while looking for a quick snack. They re-grill everything for you after you pay. We...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.3
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge 3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge
Fast Food

Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge

3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City, CA 91950

The vegetarian bun was delicious! The garlic fried rice was well done with balanced flavors and their vinegar sauce was amazing! We are looking forward to...

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  • Superb35 Reviews4.9

American Restaurants

American in National City
Chiroy's Cafe 914 E 8th St, National City
Chiroy's Cafe
American • $$

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

This is my first time at this little spot. It does look like much on the outside but it's actually nice and roomy inside. There are so many menu options...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.7
Kimball Coastal Eatery 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery
American

Kimball Coastal Eatery

740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

First time here with a friend and I was a little hesitant because I am definitely someone who likes to stick with what I know, but she insisted on trying this...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.4
Cafe La Maze 1441 Highland Ave, National City
Cafe La Maze
American • $$

Cafe La Maze

1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

So nice to pop in to an "old school" steakhouse, and this one is about 80 years old, if I remember correctly. The menu is straightforward, and...

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  • Good263 Reviews4.1

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in National City
Pizza Grande 101 N Highland Ave C, National City
Pizza Grande
Pizza • $

Pizza Grande

101 N Highland Ave C, National City, CA 91950

Found Pizza Grande on Yelp snd thought I would give it a try. 5 item Large Specialty Pizza is $11.99. This pizza was DELICIOUS, much better than those chain...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.6
Napoleone's Pizza House 619 National City Blvd, National City
Napoleone's Pizza House
Pizza • $$

Napoleone's Pizza House

619 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Do you love cheese? You will love this pizza.Cool little spot lots of pastas and side dishes.Wings were good.Pizza was great. Lots of cheese. Solid crust. It...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.3
Zappy Pizza 1712 E 8th St, National City
Zappy Pizza
Pizza

Zappy Pizza

1712 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

For the price and taste, you cant go wrong. Delicious cheese bread!! my family liked the wings too, pizza is also good! We go at least a few times a month....

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  • Good118 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

Best Mexican food that I ever had in Sn Diego . My self and my boyfriend been there on 05/07/22. We been on vacation in San Diego and I was looking for Mexican...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.5
Menuderia Don Vicente 2637 Highland Ave, National City
Menuderia Don Vicente
Mexican • $

Menuderia Don Vicente

2637 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

I think this might be my first Menuderia. A nice change of pace from the usual tacos burritos. I like Menudo but seems the pozole is a way to get the Menudo...

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La Original Casa del Taco 1635 Sweetwater Rd A-B, National City
La Original Casa del Taco
Mexican • $$

La Original Casa del Taco

1635 Sweetwater Rd A-B, National City, CA 91950

Food is excellent quality and traditional. I really enjoyed their birria, and the type of fresh-made tortillas that came with the birria.Service was...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.3

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in National City
Royal Mandarin 1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City
Royal Mandarin
Chinese • $$

Royal Mandarin

1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City, CA 91950

I just want to say you can't go wrong going to Royal Mandarin. I typically stick to the salted pepper chicken and salted pepper calamari. Of course,...

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  • Superb487 Reviews4.3
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Chopsticks Restaurant

1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

I LOVE THIS SPOT FOOD IS FRESH. CHICKEN WINGS WITH THE GREEN ONIONS ARE BOMB. THE SHRIMP FRIED RICE IS OFF THE CHAIN. THE ORANGE CHICKEN IS GOOD ONLY IF YOU...

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  • Superb297 Reviews4.3
Oriental Cafe 39 E 7th St, National City
Oriental Cafe
Chinese • $

Oriental Cafe

39 E 7th St, National City, CA 91950

This is it the best Chinese food in National City they have excellent food and the customer service is great I recommend it to everybody and anybody it is...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge 3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge
Fast Food

Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge

3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City, CA 91950

The vegetarian bun was delicious! The garlic fried rice was well done with balanced flavors and their vinegar sauce was amazing! We are looking forward to...

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  • Superb35 Reviews4.9
Red Ribbon Bakeshop 2220 E Plaza Blvd Ste G, National City
Red Ribbon Bakeshop
Fast Food • $

Red Ribbon Bakeshop

2220 E Plaza Blvd Ste G, National City, CA 91950

Red ribbon is definitely my go to place for purchasing cakes for special occasions. They always have the cake that I want available and they are always quick...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.3
Chick-fil-A 400 Mile of Cars Way, National City
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $$

Chick-fil-A

400 Mile of Cars Way, National City, CA 91950

Good food but they could work on the speed for customer service. I'm here almost everyday delivering so it's not the best in that aspect. But if your...

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  • Good297 Reviews3.9

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in National City
San Diego Seafood Inc 1842 McKinley Ave, National City
San Diego Seafood Inc
Seafood Markets • $$

San Diego Seafood Inc

1842 McKinley Ave, National City, CA 91950

We had super fresh swordfish and scallops from San Diego Seafood, and it was very reasonably priced too! Staff was really helpful and we loved the variety they...

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The Ace Crab 3403 East Plaza Boulevard Suite #E, National City
The Ace Crab
Seafood

The Ace Crab

3403 East Plaza Boulevard Suite #E, National City, CA 91950

Went here with my boyfriend and parents just to try out a seafood boil experience since they haven't had tried it before- all 4 of us shared the "Ace...

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Mariscos El Tiburon 543 Highland Ave, National City
Mariscos El Tiburon
Seafood • $$

Mariscos El Tiburon

543 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Ordered to go and it was done quickly. La muchacha es un dulce. Caldo de 7 Mares was the most beautiful and tasty I've ever had and it was HUGE! Mom loved...

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  • Good62 Reviews3.6
Fruteria De Disfrutalas 133 Highland Ave A1, National City
Fruteria De Disfrutalas
Sandwich Shop

Fruteria De Disfrutalas

133 Highland Ave A1, National City, CA 91950

Omg!! So good, the shrimp ceviche us really good, not only on this place but on their other location as well in university avenue they are both really good,The...

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Jersey Mike's Subs 404 Mile of Cars Way, National City
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

404 Mile of Cars Way, National City, CA 91950

I'm from NYC whatever reviews that are NOT 5 stars are due to circumstances not SANDWICHES... BC they are always so ON POINT at JM. Found myself in the...

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  • Good167 Reviews3.7
Subway 925 E Plaza Blvd Suite A, National City
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

925 E Plaza Blvd Suite A, National City, CA 91950

I always go last 30m for lunch since I work graveyard. I feel bad but the service here is excellent, they don't make me feel like a pain in the .........

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D Wings & Ribs 36 N Euclid Ave F, National City
D Wings & Ribs
Chicken Wings

D Wings & Ribs

36 N Euclid Ave F, National City, CA 91950

Every food they have is amazing. I always get the Buffalo fries and the fries always comes out crunchy. The chicken is big and crunchy. And the sauces that...

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bb.q Chicken National City 2527 E Plaza Blvd, National City
bb.q Chicken National City
Chicken Shop

bb.q Chicken National City

2527 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Awesome experienceStaff is very friendlyFood is amazingI tried the chicken bowl with egg and rice topped with sauce and mayo 7.5 outta 5 stars.Tried the honey...

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Street Corner 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City
Street Corner
Chicken Wings

Street Corner

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950

Food: We ordered the mega bucket with original fries, half tossed in cheddar and half in garlic parmesan. The fries came out steaming hot, fried to perfection,...

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  • Good32 Reviews3.3

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in National City
Teriyaki Sun 4 N Euclid Ave, National City
Teriyaki Sun
Japanese

Teriyaki Sun

4 N Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950

We got the tokotsu ramen, and a flamingo roll, and caterpillar roll. My 5 year old suggested ramen for lunch, and Teriyaki Sun was open early so we tried it...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.3
Donburi Rice Bowls 41 E 8th St, National City
Donburi Rice Bowls
Japanese

Donburi Rice Bowls

41 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

My partner and I decided to come here on a whim to try this food hall out. Arrived at 7 PM on a Tuesday. The yakaniku we ordered was considered a new item at...

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Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant 1528 Sweetwater Rd C, National City
Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant
Japanese • $$

Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant

1528 Sweetwater Rd C, National City, CA 91950

Great place to get Japanese food. Delicious food and nice and friendly staff. However, they should keep their hours of operation updated. I recommend you call...

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Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in National City
PHO 7 COW 1025 Highland Ave, National City
PHO 7 COW
Vietnamese • $

PHO 7 COW

1025 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

I come here when I'm too lazy to drive to ES. Lol. This place is fairly new. It's super clean & open floor plan. They use to have a kids/toddler...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.4
Pho Mai Cali & Grill 1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City
Pho Mai Cali & Grill
Vietnamese • $

Pho Mai Cali & Grill

1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City, CA 91950

Absolutely love this place! Was looking for a new pho place since my last experience at a different location wasn't the best. Saw very good reviews for...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
PHO KHA RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO KHA RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO KHA RESTAURANT

2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City, CA 91950

It was my first time visiting here and it was SO GOOD! I picked up my order to go and. While I was waiting for my food, I was looking at the restaurant and...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.6