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Recommendation for San Diego

I am coming to San Diego for a week in January. Does anyone have any recommendations for restaurants that should not be missed?

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        1. That really depends on what you want. Jewish Deli? Mexican, Afgan, Thi, Sushi, Irish, American??

          1. A place for dinner with a group of colleagues. If there is a Jewish Deli that can compete with the east coast delis, I definitely do not want to miss that.

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            1. re: hopeinmee

              There is nothing in San Diego that can compete with an East Coast Jewish deli.

              What's available to you will be dependent upon where you'll be and if you'll have a car.

              1. re: hopeinmee

                Diva is right. Jewish delis in San Diego are mediocre at best.

                If you'll be near La Jolla, Marine Room, Tapenade, George's At The Cove, and Nine-Ten are guaranteed to please.

                1. re: hopeinmee

                  I third that there are NO delis that even come close to any E. Coast deli. Your closest bet is Brent's Deli all the way in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley (north of LA), a good 2-3 hr drive north without traffic or an accident on the freeway.

                  what kind of price range, ambiance and location are you looking for?

                  1. re: hopeinmee

                    Nope. The east coast deli's are the best. DZ Akins just past SDSU on I-8 is well-known and liked and Milton's on Via De La Valle/Del Mar. There is nothing like the east cost Deli's and some LA deli's.
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