Mission Valley & Clairemont Restaurants

10 8 Studio Diner

Address: 4701 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Studio Diner
The Studio Diner is a true local’s paradise; conveniently located in the Kearney Mesa Business District, this deliciously nostalgic eatery serves up heaping helpings of classic American fare with a gourmet twist 24-hours-a-day. Clad in chrome and gleaming with 1940s charm, film-making equipment graces the dining area and celebrates the restaurant’s ongoing relationship with television. The only thing that can steal the spotlight from the Diner’s cool décor is its impressively lengthy and satisfying menu. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be savored any time – from omelets to East Coast classics, the Diner aims to please. Menu favorites include the ... Learn More »

10 8 Phuong Trang

Address: 4170 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Phuong Trang
Tucked in a strip mall on Convoy Street between a kickboxing studio and a bakery sits a vacation to a foreign land. This escape is in the form of Phuong Trang, offering a selection of Pho, as well as traditional delights. Inspired by the Vietnamese home cooking style of Com Thang, meaning “month of meals” catering to family and friends, this establishment serves appetizing Vietnamese cuisine to Kearny Mesa locals. Besides appetizers, and Pho, diners can choose between Rice Paper Wraps, Stir Fried Noodles, Salads, Broken Rice Dishes, Seafood Specials, and Vegetarian dishes. The setting is tranquil, with tan wallpaper ... Learn More »

10 8 Baci Ristorante

Address: 1955 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
Baci Ristorante
Top 10 Special Offer Private Room
Italian rusticity meets modern sophistication at Baci Ristorante, where an Old World appreciation for quality and service marries seamlessly with contemporary style and warmth. The rich, mahogany bar sets an elegant yet unassuming tone, while the classic Italian cuisine menu showcases the brilliance of fresh seafood, succulent meat, and rich accompaniments. Dine in the subtly modern dining room surrounded by art deco accents and crisp white linens, or dine al fresco on the romantic patio. No matter where you sit, a decadent and satisfying meal is sure to be had. Learn More »

10 8 Bud's Louisiana Cafe

Address: 4320 Viewridge Avenue, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92123
Bud's Louisiana Cafe
Discreetly situated in the business sector of Kearny Mesa is Bud’s Louisiana Café, a tried and tested destination for authentic Southern cuisine. This neighborhood eatery is bustling throughout the day with businesspeople and other local loyalists who make a point to savor Bud’s many Creole offerings. The Bud’s façade is almost indistinguishable from adjacent businesses; once inside, diners are welcomed by genuine Louisiana congeniality. The dining room is intimate, but not crowded, and well lit with natural sunlight streaming in from a wall’s length of large windows. Classic Creole specialties include dishes like the Cajun Jambalaya, the Pulled Pork Po ... Learn More »

10 8 Fillipi's Pizza Grotto

Address: 5353 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Fillipi's Pizza Grotto
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10 8 Wa Dining Okan

Address: 3860 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Wa Dining Okan
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The Wa Dining Okan motto is “welcome home”, providing guests a space that is equally warm and cozy, just like home. Its dining room is decorated with Japanese traditional art and furniture that transports guests to a rural location of Japan, far from modern day problems and worries. The menu offers guests a traditional take on Japanese cuisine that utilizes simple flavors and seasonal ingredients that are prepared with kindness, which is definitely hard to find these days. Indulge in Okan's signature grilled dishes like the Roasted Duck with Green Onions or the Chicken Wings: seasoned with special spices and ... Learn More »

10 8 Sushi Yaro

Address: 7905 Engineer Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Sushi Yaro
Sushi Yaro, literally translating to, “Let’s do sushi,” is an appropriate name for this local gem tucked away in the backstreets of Kearny Mesa. Chef and owner Sam Cha discovered his culinary passion for sushi while stationed in Japan. In a traditional style sushi bar, Sushi Yaro boasts the expected large sushi bar where patrons can sit back and marvel at Chef Cha’s distinctive style and see his personality come alive through his edible artwork. Accents of Japanese culture subtlety show themselves through artwork and details along the bar. This menu is home to conventional Japanese cuisine of fresh hand ... Learn More »

10 8 Shogun

Address: 5451 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Shogun
Shogun is located in Kearny Mesa and offers both teppanyaki and sushi dining options. Natural wood tables match the simple décor, creating an environment that suits almost any occasion. Shogun offers an extensive menu of traditional Japanese fare with lunch and dinner specials. There are nearly thirty sushi and sashimi options and a large variety of combinations for their bento boxes. The sushi is presented without the flourishes that the restaurant’s teppanyaki counterpart is known for, but the skilled chefs coax the most out of the simple dishes. The specialty rolls are garnished with the traditional accoutrements and nothing more, ... Learn More »

10 8 Cheesecake Factory

Address: 7067 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Cheesecake Factory
With one of the most extensive menus in town, sure to please even the pickiest of palates, The Cheesecake Factory genuinely has something for everyone at your table. This landmark restaurant prides itself on hospitality and delectable menu items that are both sweet and savory. The restaurant has established itself as the go-to spot for large parties and big celebrations as well as a romantic date for two. Cheesecake Factory’s ambiance combines the hustle and bustle of the city with the quiet intimacy of a corner bistro. Ultimately renowned for their long list of signature cheesecakes, generous portions, and comfortably ... Learn More »

10 8 King's Fish House

Address: 825 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
King's Fish House
Think harbor fish market meets fifties diner: this lively restaurant offers excellent quality seafood in a casual and energetic atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of seafood sensations, including soups, salads, sushi, and pastas. In addition, there is steak, chicken, and burgers for the non-seafood eaters. The "Regional Specials" change daily, while fresh oysters, crab, and lobster add to the extensive choice of specialties. The wine list includes a generous selection of wines by the glass. The adjoining King Crab Lounge is a vibrant bar where one could start with a King’s Martini or micro-brewed beer. Learn More »

10 8 Benihana

Address: 477 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Benihana
The first Benihana opened in 1964, introducing traditional Japanese cuisine to the United States. Now with locations world wide, the hibachi steakhouse serves 'teppanyaki' cooking, with performing chefs preparing and serving chicken, steak, and seafood dishes right in front of guests. Guests are invited to dine at a shared table, and the live preparation of their dishes is both appetizing and memorable, adding a new twist to your average dinner. Dine on delicious entrees such as Colossal Mango Shrimp, Hibachi Chateaubriand, Salmon Tsutsumi-Yaki, and other mouthwatering seafood and meat dishes. In addition, Benihana offers a variety of fresh sushi and ... Learn More »

10 8 Mapo Korean BBQ Cuisine

Address: 4647 Convoy Street Suite #105, San Diego, CA 92111
Mapo Korean BBQ Cuisine
Kearny Mesa is keeping a big secret. In the corner of a tiny strip mall, slightly off the beaten track, hides a venue serving some of the most delicious Korean barbeque in the neighborhood. Although the outside façade is quite unassuming, Mapo greets guests with warm familiarity and the mouthwatering aromas of roasted meat. With an extensive menu featuring everything from seafood dishes to spicy noodle bowls, guests are even offered the unique option of grilling their entrees tableside. Showcasing a generous All-You-Can-Eat-Special, they are perfect for larger family gatherings or the solo diner seeking a quick lunch. Ordering a ... Learn More »

10 8 Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki

Address: 4637 Convoy Street #104, San Diego, CA 92111
Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki
Tucked away in the back corner of one of Convoy’s many Korean restaurant filled plazas, is Nozomi, a quaint Japanese sushi, noodles, and teriyaki eatery. Nozomi’s menu showcases an almost overwhelming variety of fresh sushi, specialty rolls, bento boxes, combo plates, and hot pots. Their specials change daily and they even offer an “all you can eat” deal. Nozomi rolls arrive in style on huge plates in a flower like or animal shaped presentations that come decorated with various sauces and an orchid. Dishes are colorful and fresh and portion sizes are generous and can easily be shared. The décor ... Learn More »

10 8 Euro Pastry & Chocolate Fountain

Address: 2647 Ariane Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
Euro Pastry & Chocolate Fountain
Euro Pastry & Chocolate Fountain is a combination of sweet delights. Choose from the delectable cheesecake and pastry options of Euro Pastry or indulge in the rich, flowing chocolate desserts of the Chocolate Fountain. Every dish is masterminded by Chef Urs Huwyler, who brings his traditional European recipes all the way from Switzerland. Adding a bit more culture to San Diego, Huwyler has special attention for chocolate as he believes it can be used for anything. Whether it is a flowing fountain to dip fruit in or the ultimate pastry for a wedding, he knows to put a creative spin ... Learn More »

10 8 Tio Leo's

Address: 5302 Napa Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Tio Leo's
Tio Leo’s has provided San Diego with quality Mexican food since 1979. The family owned and run restaurant started with one location and expanded to four, by consistently sticking with their motto of “Great Food, Great Service, and Generous Portions.” Tio Leo’s menu offers a wide range of traditional Mexican dishes, as well as some unique specialties. The health-conscious will love Tio Leo’s “Healthy Choice” selections, such as Grilled Eggplant Tacos and Pollo Asado Rice Bowl; the ravenous will appreciate Tio Leo’s Ole’, a platter with a taco, chile relleno, tostada, enchilada, carne asada, beans, rice, sour cream and guacamole. ... Learn More »

10 8 On the Border - Mission Valley

Address: 1770 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
On the Border - Mission Valley
A border is a special place where the best of two worlds blend together to create something even better. Visit On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and step into a world where colors are brighter and flavors are more intense, yet the atmosphere is casual and upbeat. Flavors depart from the familiar and arrive at the extraordinary. Located in Mission Valley, guests can enjoy traditional Mexican dishes that are both memorable and comforting, not to mention full of spice and body. They feature options for take-out and catering, so you can always have a chance to add a little ... Learn More »

10 8 P.F.Chang's - San Diego

Address: 7077 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
P.F.Chang's - San Diego
P. F. Chang's China Bistro offers a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine and American hospitality in a contemporary bistro setting. Intensely flavored, highly memorable culinary creations, prepared from the freshest ingredients, including premium herbs and spices imported directly from China. With popular dishes such as Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and Chang's Spicy Chicken, plus more traditional Chinese dishes like Sweet and Sour Pork or Kung Pau Chicken, P. F. Chang's China Bistro has something for everyone. They even offer a kid's menu, a happy hour menu, and a gluten free menu. Great for romantic dinners for all eaters, this ... Learn More »

10 8 Dave and Buster's

Address: 2931 Camino Del Rio N., San Diego, CA 92108
Dave and Buster's
Wide variety of menu choices from seafood, steaks, pastas to traditional favorites like ribs, and burgers. Separate from gaming area, this casual, yet elegant, setting is a great place to meet for a date or get together with friends. Place where adults can enjoy great food, terrific drinks and the latest interactive games - all in one place. Learn More »

10 8 Gordon Biersch

Address: 5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Gordon Biersch
Gordon Biersch's brewery restaurant in San Diego's Mission Valley features main and private dining, as well as two outdoor patios. Freshly brewed lagers, wood fired rotisserie and oven, live music, and complimentary valet parking make this brewery restaurant a destination for local San Diegans and travelers alike. Learn More »

10 8 Robata Ya Oton

Address: 5447 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Robata Ya Oton
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In a contemporary, cozy, and calming atmosphere, Robata Ya Oton offers patrons traditional Japanese fare that some Japanese restaurants have strayed away from. Located in Kearny Mesa, Robata Ya Oton specializes in the art of “Robatayaki”: the original Japanese barbecue, cooked in front of customers and served direct, similar to the style of sushi. The chef sits in plain view of the customers and surrounds himself with selected ingredients he has on display for all. This offers a lively setting and one-on-one interaction with the chef to help him create the quintessential dish for each guest. Delve into traditional Yakimono ... Learn More »