7 Restaurants to Try in San Diego

1. ADDISON Del Mar

French
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San Diego’s highest acclaimed fine dining restaurant, Addison del Mar, combines head chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking, local Californian ingredients, and contemporary French influences. Visit this world-class spot to be blown away by its architectural elegance, impeccable service, and 5-star cuisine. Don’t leave without trying the Kumamoto oysters.

Distance from conference: 36.8 km
http://addisondelmar.com/

2. BIGA

Italian, farm-to-table
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BIGA offers a rotating handcrafted Italian menu combining seasonal ingredients with quality Italian imports to create mouthwatering pizzas, pastas, and antipasti. The pizza is not-to-be-passed-up.

Distance from conference: 1.3 km
https://www.bigasandiego.com/

3. Juniper and Ivy

New American, tapas
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A self-proclaimed “left coast cookery,” Juniper and Ivy is known for experimental cuisine inspired by seasonal, local ingredients and a space as beautifully avant-garde as the dishes. With a lounge-like atmosphere and drink menu featuring creative cocktails, you’ll be happy to stay all night sampling the delectable dinner menu.

Distance from conference: 6.9 km
https://www.juniperandivy.com/

4. Kettner Exchange

New American, cocktail bar
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Kettner Exchange is named after San Diego’s founder, William Kettner, and the indoor/outdoor restaurant is decorated with nods to the city’s history that won it the Orchid & Onion award for Architecture. Kettner Exchange is known for having one of the best rooftop lounges in San Diego and a new American menu packed with Asian flair.

Distance from conference: 6.7 km
https://www.kettnerexchange.com/

5. Menya Ultra

Ramen
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Menya Ultra doesn’t just have the best ramen in San Diego; they have 11 locations across Japan and Taiwan that have won prestigious awards at the largest ramen events in the world. The experience at the San Diego locations – the only in North America – are worth the wait.

Distance from conference: 16.3 km
http://menya-ultra.com

6. Trust

New American
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Both the food and the atmosphere at Trust are rich, warm, and rustic. The menu is divided into “farm,” “ocean,” and “ranch,” and each section boasts locally-sourced ingredients complimented to perfection and meant to be shared. The ricotta agnolotti and the wood-grilled lamb meatballs are among many guest favourites.

Distance from conference: 6.9 km
https://www.trustrestaurantsd.com/

7. Hidden Fish

Japanese
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Hidden Fish is an omakase restaurant, meaning you leave your meal in the hands of the sushi chef, who improvises a creative – and always delicious – 12- or 18-course meal over 30 or 90 minutes, respectively, while you kick back and enjoy the buzzing energy of the sleek, 13-seat bar and sip on sake and beer.

Distance from conference: 12.1 km
http://www.hiddenfishsushi.com/