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

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

My husband and I absolutely love this place! Martin the owner is so kind and attentive, all of the staff are so helpful, and every single aspect of the food is...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.7
Poke Etc. 916 E 8th St, National City
Poke Etc.
Hawaiian • $

Poke Etc.

916 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

So delicious! ? ?I don’t understand people who gift 3-4 stars and say the place was so good. Okay, if it’s that good then give ‘em five stars.I’m...

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  • Superb224 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

Mom and pop place with ample parking conveniently located off the 805 freeway. The lumpia and bbq chicken skewers are AMAZING! Each skewer has at least 3...

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  • Superb282 Reviews4.5
PHO 7 COW 1025 Highland Ave, National City
PHO 7 COW
Vietnamese • $

PHO 7 COW

1025 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

My favorite Pho spot in South Bay! Always great with their potions, quick service and delicious food. I always get my noodles Uncooked when I order to go and...

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  • Superb274 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

We stopped in for dinner here and the food was pretty tasty! I had a taco and an arepas and was not disappointed. We ate in, and while the atmosphere is a bit...

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  • Superb157 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

i rarely come here because i don't have a long enough lunch break...but last week i had time so i suggested this to my colleague. We came in and each...

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  • Superb245 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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Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

The Fish Tacos and the Shrimp Tacos are both very good. The Fish Ceviche Tostada was tasty. Everything was very fresh. Their horchata was delicious and their...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.5
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

I've been here a couple times for lunch and it hasn't disappointed yet. I've gotten mushroom, spinach, and shrimp pupusas when I go and I...

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  • Superb231 Reviews4.4
Royal Mandarin 1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City
Royal Mandarin
Chinese • $$

Royal Mandarin

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

Back in SoCal, gotta make a stop at RM. we had to hold ourselves back and only get 2 of our favorite dishes: Salt & Pepper calamari with Kung pao chicken...

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  • Superb476 Reviews4.3
Green Vine Delicatessen 2429 National City Blvd, National City
Green Vine Delicatessen
Burgers • $

Green Vine Delicatessen

2429 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

I had the Monte Cristo deep fried deli sandwich with turkeys and ham right size and great taste with the claim chowder on point got me feeling ready for my...

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.4
PHO BO RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO BO RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO BO 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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  • Superb92 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

Been coming here for bout 5 months. I rarely order pizza i always order their Greek Salad...mmmmm very good! Great size and portions...i have tasted their...

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  • Superb90 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

Great place to have some drinks yesterday was there 7th year anniversary they had tacos they were selling merchandise all around just a great place to have...

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Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Chopsticks Restaurant

1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

We get takeout here (due to covid) every time we are in the area. Very generous portions compared to any other place. Good food. You won't be...

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  • Superb279 Reviews4.3
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

The food is delicious, we ordered 2 nights in a row we were so impressed. The second order I asked in 3 different places for plates and utensils since we are...

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  • Superb249 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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  • Superb136 Reviews4.4
Toto's grill 1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City
Toto's grill
Filipino • $

Toto's grill

1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

Fun experience when I was in town. It felt like I was back in Philippines cooking and eating with good company. If going as a group call ahead. The food is...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.4
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

Waaay tastier than In N Out! Yes, I said it! Still like in n out, but Slappy's burgers are crazy huge and delicious! That first bite gives me backyard...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.3
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

My husband and I had dinner here while visiting SD. The place is relatively small so there may be a wait. We came for dinner on a Sunday and we got lucky for...

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  • Superb57 Reviews4.7
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

Man idk where to start. This place drew me in on the music alone. The cook I'm assuming was preparing to open for the day a little before 11am I believe....

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  • Superb68 Reviews4.6
Teriyaki Sun 4 N Euclid Ave, National City
Teriyaki Sun
Japanese

Teriyaki Sun

4 N Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950

There food was delicious, we ordered it and had to pick it up and take it back home. When we got home the food was still nice and warm and the sushi was nice...

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  • Superb181 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

This place is perhaps the best Hopia I have ever tasted. Lots of flavor and some I never seen. The crust is flaky but not oily. The filling is all natural...

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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

Found this place when we were getting the husband's bike serviced nearby. This is a new favorite. Easy access/ parking, plenty of seating, friendly staff....

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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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  • Superb32 Reviews5
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
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

I bought salmon, black sea bass, and oysters. All were awesome. Be adventurous and buy seafood from the source of many restaurants. You won't regret it. I did...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.7
Esmeralda's Fruits 2303 Highland Ave, National City
Esmeralda's Fruits
Health Food

Esmeralda's Fruits

2303 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Chicken sandwich was really good! Would have taken a picture of it but i ate the whole thing because I was hungry and man did it hit the spot. It looked pretty...

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  • Superb44 Reviews4.7
Menuderia Don Vicente 2637 Highland Ave, National City
Menuderia Don Vicente
Mexican • $

Menuderia Don Vicente

2637 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

This restaurant has the BEST Pozole in San Diego, omg the best!!! We made the mistake of going Sunday after church and had to wait about 1hr. It was worth the...

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  • Good212 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery
American

Kimball Coastal Eatery

740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

There were 10 of us that went to eat here for Mother’s Day. Jackie was our server and she did an excellent job. It was very busy and she was able to take...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.3
Cafe La Maze 1441 Highland Ave, National City
Cafe La Maze
American • $$

Cafe La Maze

1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Amazing bread, solid steaks and prime rib, excellent coconut shrimp on special, and live music that wasn't too loud and that was better than you'd...

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  • Good253 Reviews4.1
The Waterfront Grill @ Pier 32 Marina - San Diego 3201 Marina Way, National City
The Waterfront Grill @ Pier 32 Marina - San Diego
American • $$

The Waterfront Grill @ Pier 32 Marina - San Diego

3201 Marina Way, National City, CA 91950

I like this place. They have a good burger, accommodating to large groups. It's a chill quiet place. The view is nice! My only complaint is our food came...

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  • Good161 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

Been coming here for bout 5 months. I rarely order pizza i always order their Greek Salad...mmmmm very good! Great size and portions...i have tasted their...

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  • Superb90 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

The food is delicious, we ordered 2 nights in a row we were so impressed. The second order I asked in 3 different places for plates and utensils since we are...

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  • Superb249 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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  • Good116 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

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

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

My husband and I absolutely love this place! Martin the owner is so kind and attentive, all of the staff are so helpful, and every single aspect of the food is...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.7
Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

The Fish Tacos and the Shrimp Tacos are both very good. The Fish Ceviche Tostada was tasty. Everything was very fresh. Their horchata was delicious and their...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.5
Menuderia Don Vicente 2637 Highland Ave, National City
Menuderia Don Vicente
Mexican • $

Menuderia Don Vicente

2637 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

This restaurant has the BEST Pozole in San Diego, omg the best!!! We made the mistake of going Sunday after church and had to wait about 1hr. It was worth the...

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  • Good212 Reviews4.2

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

Back in SoCal, gotta make a stop at RM. we had to hold ourselves back and only get 2 of our favorite dishes: Salt & Pepper calamari with Kung pao chicken...

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  • Superb476 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

We get takeout here (due to covid) every time we are in the area. Very generous portions compared to any other place. Good food. You won't be...

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  • Superb279 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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  • Superb136 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 2220 E Plaza Blvd Ste G, National City
Red Ribbon
Fast Food • $

Red Ribbon

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

Always amazing chicken. We love the mac n cheese. It like homemade. Very creamy. If you go during the lunch hour be prepared to wait. Everyone is there. The...

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  • Good286 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

I bought salmon, black sea bass, and oysters. All were awesome. Be adventurous and buy seafood from the source of many restaurants. You won't regret it. I did...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.7
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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  • Superb112 Reviews4.3
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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  • Good60 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

All their sandwiches are good. The #13 Mike's way is very popular. Last time I had #9 Mike's way and it was great. The roast beef is really good...

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  • Good163 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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  • Average67 Reviews3.1
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

Simply incredible. Family business and they are very friendly. Had the wings and ribs combo. Fries were freshly cooked and crispy. Wings were big crispy and...

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  • Good137 Reviews4.2
Potato Corner 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City
Potato Corner
Chicken Wings • $

Potato 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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  • Good116 Reviews3.6
Street Corner Street Corner, 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City
Street Corner
Chicken Wings

Street Corner

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

There food was delicious, we ordered it and had to pick it up and take it back home. When we got home the food was still nice and warm and the sushi was nice...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.3
Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant 1528 Sweetwater Rd C, National City
Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant
Japanese • $$

Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant

1528 Sweetwater Rd C, National City, CA 91950

Delicious food, terrific service and large menu. Reasonable pricing. We had the Katsu Curry,Tonkotsu Ramen, Soft Shell Crab Roll, Salmon skin salad and Soft...

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  • Good259 Reviews4.1
Donburi Rice Bowls 41 E 8th St, National City
Donburi Rice Bowls
Japanese

Donburi Rice Bowls

41 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Curry fries 10/10 never had it before this place. Really unique. The cashier is really friendly and funny. Overall, would eat here again. Must try pork katsu...

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  • Superb13 Reviews4.6

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

My favorite Pho spot in South Bay! Always great with their potions, quick service and delicious food. I always get my noodles Uncooked when I order to go and...

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  • Superb274 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

i rarely come here because i don't have a long enough lunch break...but last week i had time so i suggested this to my colleague. We came in and each...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.4
PHO BO RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO BO RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO BO 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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  • Superb92 Reviews4.6
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

Found this place when we were getting the husband's bike serviced nearby. This is a new favorite. Easy access/ parking, plenty of seating, friendly staff....

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CAABO Tacos & Beer 831 E 8th St, National City
CAABO Tacos & Beer
Bar & Grill • $

CAABO Tacos & Beer

831 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

I recently visited here for lunch. It is a good truck near the Warf. The location is perfect if you want a quick bite. Everything is outside seating. The food...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
Trolley Side Deli 530 W 21st St, National City
Trolley Side Deli
Bar & Grill • $$

Trolley Side Deli

530 W 21st St, National City, CA 91950

I really don't go to the store that much but I do you like about it has a lot of snacks and drinks and munchies lots of munchies I got maybe so it is...

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