7 Restaurants to Try in San Diego

1. ADDISON Del Mar


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


Italian, farm-to-table

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

3. Juniper and Ivy

New American, tapas

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

4. Kettner Exchange

New American, cocktail bar

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

5. Menya Ultra


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

6. Trust

New American

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

7. Hidden Fish


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