Kearny Mesa 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 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 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 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 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 »

10 8 Niban

Address: 7081 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Niban
A bustling lunch crowd advertises the popularity of Niban Japanese Restaurant in Kearny Mesa and an outdoor patio makes it an enticing opportunity to get outside for a lunch break. It’s not uncommon to see a line out the door , and the friendly and attentive staff consistently delivers food quickly to the table, no matter the size of the crowd. Menu items are reasonably priced and along with weekly changing specialty rolls like the Spicy Scallop Roll, which are available for $5. All food is freshly prepared and curries, noodle dishes, bento boxes, as well as teriyaki bowls, round ... Learn More »

10 8 Bangkok West Thai Cafe

Address: 9119 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite H, San Diego, CA 92123
Bangkok West Thai Cafe
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10 8 Carl's Jr.

Address: 7404 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111
Carl's Jr.
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10 8 Jack In The Box

Address: 7786 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
Jack In The Box
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10 8 Wendy's

Address: 4770 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Wendy's
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10 8 CK Mediterranean Grille

Address: 5285 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
CK Mediterranean Grille
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10 8 McDonald's

Address: 7085 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111
McDonald's
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10 8 In-N-Out

Address: 4375 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111
In-N-Out
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10 8 KFC

Address: 4140 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
KFC
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10 8 The Godfather

Address: 7878 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111
The Godfather
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10 8 Golden City

Address: 5375 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Golden City
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10 8 Galberto's Mexican

Address: Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111
Galberto's Mexican
Galberto’s is an excellent choice for quality Mexican dishes, friendly hospitality, and fair prices. Specials are offered daily, and chips with salsa are always complimentary and made fresh. From rolled tacos to carne asada burritos and grilled quesadillas to fried tostadas, Galberto’s covers just about every Mexican dish you could imagine, and everything is made fresh to order. Mexican cuisine is not exactly hard to find in San Diego, but Galberto’s is consistently commended for creating quality dishes with fresh ingredients, which is why so many continue to return for more. Learn More »