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Late weeknight in San Diego

dd992emo Jan 11, 2010 04:36 PM

I'm currently working in San Diego and wife and daughter are coming to visit for the long weekend. They will arrive around midnight on a Thursday night and will probably be hungry. Anything open that time of night besides Jack in the Box? Staying in Old Town and probably nothing there, so maybe something in Hillcrest or Gaslamp? Thanks!

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    stevewag23 Jan 11, 2010 04:44 PM

    Yakatori in Hillcrest would be the move. Open late.

    Harney sushi in old town serves late as well.

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      Josh Jan 11, 2010 04:56 PM

      Big 2nd to Yakitori Yakyudori in Hillcrest. They're open until 1am.

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        lovesfood11 Jan 11, 2010 07:58 PM

        Saigon on 5th is also open late in hillcrest. One of my favorite restaurants in town everything is very fresh.

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          daantaat Jan 11, 2010 09:23 PM

          3rd Yakitori Yakyudori...for any time of the evening!

      2. honkman Jan 11, 2010 08:02 PM

        A few other options:

        Basic (I think kitchen is open til 2am)
        Asian Bistro (Hillcrest, open til 3 am but I haven't tried it)
        Studio Diner (Kearny Mesa, 24h)
        Tajima (open til 3 am on weekend for Ramen night)

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          Dagney Jan 11, 2010 09:33 PM

          Honkman- you read my mind! I'll second Studio Diner and Tajima. Husband and I have eaten at both establishments recently and they were delicious meals.

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          DougOLis Jan 11, 2010 11:02 PM


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            dd992emo Jan 12, 2010 04:49 PM

            Thanks, all, for some great recs! Both are southern girls, so the Yakitori place might be iffy, but I know I'll try it! Any more recs are welcome. Heck, Rudford's might be the place...

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              stevewag23 Jan 12, 2010 05:08 PM

              Don't let Yakatori scare you. It is honestly one of the best, most unique, most authentic places in all of san diego. And its priced for the down economy as well.

              Just make sure you have a reservation. And an appetite.

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