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Apr 8, 2008 12:41 AM

New to Pacific Beach. Where should I eat?

Hi. I just moved to PB and was hoping some of you would be kind enough to recommend your favorites and what I should avoid. I eat pretty much everything. Rocky's is a 5-minute walk away and Ichiban is a 30-minute walk. My waistline wishes it was the other way around!

BTW, I've been pleasantly surprised at how friendly and easy San Diegans are. I'm very impressed.

Thanks and bests.

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  1. PB Sushi is surprisingly very good. They have a nice spicy tuna roll and I think during happy hour the rolls around about 20% off?

    1. Welcome to San Diego

      Belgium Frie for delicious fries and yummy sauces
      Cafe Athena for Greek - really good
      Latin Chef for Peruvian - fantastic

      1. Caffe Bella Italia: Home-made Italian

        Tower 23: Ocean front fine dining

        Kono's: #1 egg burrito

        Isabella's Cantina: Coconut french toast

        Olde City Grill: Philly Cheesesteak

        Super Wok: crazy good egg foo yung

        The Australian Pub: Wings (Wed half price)

        Sushi Ota: Omakase sushi (arguably the best in SD)

        Pho Sao Bien: Solid vietnamese, great cha gio

        Los Panchos: House-made mole, albondigas, tacos a cabeza

        Nick's: Late night

        La Torta: Great tortas and quesadillas

        Mama Mia: Great home-made gnocchi

        French Gourmet: Moules Marinieres, Soupe A L'Oignon Gratinee

        Welcome to town!


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        1. re: Captain Jack

          2nd Caffe Bella Italia and also add my favorite thai restaurant in town Karinya Thai.

        2. Taco Surf on Mission Blvd for a touch of SD taco/surf soul. Welcome to SD, now, go home.

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          1. re: deckape

            Ha! That's what my s.o. always says when she sees an out-of-state license plate.

            1. re: PB808

              Best sandwiches in PB by a large margin are at Sully's on Cass St just north of Garnet.

          2. Thanks for taking the time everybody. Now I won't waste my scratch on disappointing food.

            And nice blog Jack. My palette's not sophisticated enough to be a bona fide "foodie," but I can appreciate your stuff. That Kobe beef looked pretty amazing.

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            1. re: PB808

              I don't spend a lot of time in PB, but I enjoyed Costa Brava. Great happy hour with sangria and tapas. Latin Chef is another great place. If you like to cook, Great News is a cook's playground. For great bread, Charlie's Best Bread is one of the best bakeries in SD.

              1. re: geekyfoodie

                Love Charlie's BB, Latin Chef (mentioned by Enorah previously), and Great News.

              2. re: PB808

                Glad you liked the Blog PB808, if you like Kobe beef, Tower 23 now has Kobe tartare. Give me a shout and let's give it a try!

                1. re: Captain Jack

                  Thanks Jack. On a budget here, though, because I'm buying a (gulp) ring in a couple weeks. Will give a yell when I get through that.