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Restaurants in La Jolla

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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 had a belated birthday dinner here with my boyfriend. The ambiance and views are outstanding. The food and service was very good; however my boyfriend’s...

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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

Very nice employees. Authentic Italian food. Amazing pasta and pizza. I got the Cannelloni, and it was great other than the ends being just slightly...

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  • Superb324 Reviews4.6
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

Our Server was Allen or Alan. I forgot but he was awesome! Service was quick. We had a reservation and got seated right away. The view was so beautiful. I...

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  • Superb434 Reviews4.3
Osteria Romantica 2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Osteria Romantica
Italian • $$

Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

WOW! New favorite Italian restaurant! This was Italian home cooking at it's finest and the staff makes you feel like family, especially Azzurra, our...

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  • Superb332 Reviews4.5
Puesto La Jolla 1026 Wall St, La Jolla
Puesto La Jolla
Mexican • $$

Puesto La Jolla

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

The food was amazing here! We all ordered a variety if their taco options and each were amazing. I tried their Puesto Clara and Puesto amber beer and both were...

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  • Superb330 Reviews4.4
Catania 7863 Girard Avenue #301 F3, La Jolla
Catania
Pizza • $$$

Catania

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

Love love love this place. We went here for a company Xmas dinner before heading to The Comedy store. The food was amazing. The service was great. Ambience was...

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  • Superb252 Reviews4.6
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

The Dover Sole Meunière was wonderful, as was the Foie Gras, as was our waiter Julien C. We had a horrible experience the night before at Jeune et Folie and...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.6
The Cottage 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla
The Cottage
American • $$

The Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Had a great brunch here :) loved the waitlist option on Yelp instead of having to stand in line for an hour! They didn't rush us which we loved. Go for...

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El Pescador Fish Market 634 Pearl St, La Jolla
El Pescador Fish Market
Seafood • $$

El Pescador Fish Market

634 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Maskless -- for those of you not yet comfortable, note that the staff (chefs and cashiers/ppl getting your food) weren't wearing masks. They also...

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Cody's La Jolla 1025 Prospect St #210, La Jolla
Cody's La Jolla
Fish & Chips • $$

Cody's La Jolla

1025 Prospect St #210, La Jolla, CA 92037

so the ambience was nice with a view of the water down the street. the service was impeccable but the food was ok. pricey but decent. Biscuits and fried...

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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

Kudos to our server’s last night (6pm Friday). She was so cordial and professional and provided an excellent recommendation with the veggie burger - it’s...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.7
Himitsu 1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla
Himitsu
Sushi Bar • $$$

Himitsu

1030 Torrey Pines Rd G, La Jolla, CA 92037

Came here for the first time few weeks ago since I've heard about this place from my Japanese friend. I have my go to place for sushi in SD but thought it...

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

Urban Plates

8707 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Wow! This was delicious. My wife was given this beautiful Mango Tart for her services at work. Each bite from the individual slices to the soft and tasty...

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  • Superb239 Reviews4.4
George's at the Cove 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla
George's at the Cove
American • $$$

George's at the Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Excellent service and amazing food. There was 7 of us and the waiter was able to make recommendations to suit everyone's liking. Appetizers, drinks, and...

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  • Good331 Reviews4.1
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

If you want a quick meal and great food this is the place for you. I got a chicken kabob plate with rice, beans, and humus. It also comes with pita bread. All...

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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

This was my first time trying Thai food and the food was sooooo good, like exceptionally good. Definitely going there again. The employees go above and beyond...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.5
The Marine Room 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla
The Marine Room
French • $$$$

The Marine Room

2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Best view from a restaurant ever! Service was perfect, which was a very nice treat in these post pandemic times. Our waiter had worked there for 18 years and...

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The Melt Shops at La Jolla Village, 8849 Villa La Jolla Dr #305, La Jolla
The Melt
American • $$

The Melt

Shops at La Jolla Village, 8849 Villa La Jolla Dr #305, La Jolla, CA 92037

I usually pick up food from here every other week, and they have always been great. Smooth ordering experience and the pick up hardly takes any time. Their...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.3
Sushi Nekosan 1119 Wall St, La Jolla
Sushi Nekosan
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi Nekosan

1119 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Absolutely amazing gluten-free and vegetarian options! I'll be dreaming about the beau-tofu roll for weeks to come. Outdoor dining setup is small and this...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.4
Manhattan Of La Jolla 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla
Manhattan Of La Jolla
Italian • $$$

Manhattan Of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Kudos for a place that still remembers what the tradition of "fine dining " really entails. A 35 cent white table cloth and high menu prices...

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  • Good248 Reviews4.2
Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns - La Jolla 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla
Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns - La Jolla
Sushi • $$

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

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Went in for a second time and had an awesome time food was great view was awesome. Customer service was great! We were served by I believe Alec? He was so on...

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Cherrywine Modern Asian Cuisine 8008 Girard Ave #210, La Jolla
Cherrywine Modern Asian Cuisine
Asian Fusion • $$

Cherrywine Modern Asian Cuisine

8008 Girard Ave #210, La Jolla, CA 92037

I had the C Jack Noodles. I thought it was super delicious. It was a generous portion and I ate everything. The chef added some tofu (custom for me) in the...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.4
THE LOT La Jolla 7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla
THE LOT La Jolla
American • $$

THE LOT La Jolla

7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Our waiter was great, but we waited at the entrance for a couple minutes while a host and a few servers walked by,no asked to help us. I was able to see where...

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

Shiku

1277 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Cute place a it inside and outside dining. Fast and friendly service. I got the green Lantern with tempura beans and the agadashi tofu. All good and enough...

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

AROI

7523 Fay Ave suite a, La Jolla, CA 92037

Ordered Pineapple Fried Rice and Tom Yum Soup, very satisfied with my meal.The pineapple fried rice achieved a great balance of sweet, sour, and umami. Nice,...

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The Spot 1005 Prospect St, La Jolla
The Spot
Bar & Grill • $$

The Spot

1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Ryan was our server and he was very polite and efficient. My family got a bunch of food to share and some cocktails and everyone was happy with the taste and...

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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

Went in for a second time and had an awesome time food was great view was awesome. Customer service was great! We were served by I believe Alec? He was so on...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.5
Nautilus Tavern 6830 La Jolla Blvd #103, La Jolla
Nautilus Tavern
American • $$

Nautilus Tavern

6830 La Jolla Blvd #103, La Jolla, CA 92037

Such a vibe! Good people, good vibes , good food! I wouldn't bs on this one.... Marshall is the guy to get a drink from. They treat you like family and do...

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Nozomi La Jolla 4150 Regents Park Row UNIT 190, La Jolla
Nozomi La Jolla
Sushi Bar • $$

Nozomi La Jolla

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

really satisfying meal Chirashi salad is very generous and and packed with sliced raw fish, love the somewhat spicy dressing The sushi is always great //...

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  • Good174 Reviews4.2
Cafe Milano 711 Pearl St #5016, La Jolla
Cafe Milano
Italian • $

Cafe Milano

711 Pearl St #5016, La Jolla, CA 92037

I've seen a lot of things in my life. Been here and done that doesn't begin to cover it. I'm telling you now..this is IT. This is where I came...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

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

Candor by Giuseppe

1030 Torrey Pines Rd Ste B, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great place. We met Guiseppe himself! You always get a good experience when the owner is on the property and he apparently is all the time. This one is a can't...

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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 had a wonderful dinner! Service is polite, friendly and not rushed. The menu is fresh and has something for everyone, Sweet Corn Soup is a must try! And the...

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Shores Restaurant 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla
Shores Restaurant
American • $$

Shores Restaurant

8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

I came here for the view and I made a good decision. It's on a part of La Jolla that I've never seen before and it's to die for. The view and...

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Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in La Jolla
California Pizza Kitchen 3363 Nobel Dr, La Jolla
California Pizza Kitchen
Pizza • $$

California Pizza Kitchen

3363 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

We haven't been here in a very long time. Between the pandemic and the construction in the parking lot (new trolley line) it was hard to go here. But they...

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Pizza Pronto 7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla
Pizza Pronto
Pizza • $$

Pizza Pronto

7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Such a quaint little restaurant! It’s a little hidden and out if the way but run by such friendly people! The food was amazing! My mom was a little iffy on...

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

American Pizza Manufacturing

7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tons of good things to say! Customer service was excellent! My family and I rented a place in OB for a week and the rental agency has a partnership with APM. I...

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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

This was a great stop after we went to la Jolla cove. We ordered the carne asada tacos and the serving size was really big. This is a great deal for the price....

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Galaxy Cantina & Grill 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Galaxy Cantina & Grill
Mexican • $$

Galaxy Cantina & Grill

2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Very very cute cantina! They have pretty much open seating but you can sit at the bar if you want. We sat outside and enjoyed the ambience and the weather. We...

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El Charro Mexican Food 2175 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
El Charro Mexican Food
Mexican • $$

El Charro Mexican Food

2175 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Delicious! Perfect quick breakfast! I got the fish taco and my boyfriend got el mananero burrito. Really good and the cashier that took our order was super...

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  • Good124 Reviews3.9
Kinoyume Sushi and Grill 8843 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla
Kinoyume Sushi and Grill
Sushi • $$

Kinoyume Sushi and Grill

8843 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Never and I mean never had o had such delicious sushi. Even the Bento Boxes were top notch. It's a small restaurant but amazing food. Absolutely worth...

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Sushi Mori 2161 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Sushi Mori
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi Mori

2161 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

This place was AMAZING. The sushi was SOO good and the customer service was lovely! We almost didn't find the place with all the flowers covering the...

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Haru sushi 7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla
Haru sushi
Sushi Bar

Haru sushi

7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great sushi. This review is for my experience pre-covid. My friend was visiting from out of town and we happen to in the area. We have this place a try. We ate...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.3

Thai Restaurants

Thai in La Jolla
Spice & Rice Kitchen 7734 Girard Ave C, La Jolla
Spice & Rice Kitchen
Thai • $$

Spice & Rice Kitchen

7734 Girard Ave C, La Jolla, CA 92037

3.5/4 My grilled shrimp was very flavorful but not as spicy as I would have liked- I would request more spice if you're a spicy lover like me! The shrimp...

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Thai Gulf Restaurant 1271 Prospect St, La Jolla
Thai Gulf Restaurant
Thai

Thai Gulf Restaurant

1271 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

This place is the bomb! Ordering is simple and straightforward at the counter, and the food is amazing! I highly recommend! So far we've had the yellow...

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Windemere Marketplace and Deli 6435 Caminito Blythefield, La Jolla
Windemere Marketplace and Deli
Thai

Windemere Marketplace and Deli

6435 Caminito Blythefield, La Jolla, CA 92037

This deli is the place to go for lunch in La Jolla. Huge selection of snacks love the sandwiches, everything Is so clean and fresh !! Reg & Sara are the...

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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

I placed an online order for four sandwiches and scheduled a pick up a little later that afternoon. Everything about the ordering and pickup went smoothly. The...

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Deli-Icious 1237 Prospect St UNIT J, La Jolla
Deli-Icious
Sandwich Shop • $

Deli-Icious

1237 Prospect St UNIT J, La Jolla, CA 92037

Okay so my husband and I went out to San Diego last October and fell in love with La Jolla- but especially cause of this place! The most mouth watering...

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Fresheria - Be Fresh La Jolla 627 Pearl St, La Jolla
Fresheria - Be Fresh La Jolla
Sandwich Shop • $

Fresheria - Be Fresh La Jolla

627 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Pearl St in La Jolla has some really top notch Mexican places - Don Carlos, Morelianas, and of course Taco Stand. All very tasty - but all very heavy....

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