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Gang Kitchen
Gang Kitchen

Gang Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gangkitchen.com
  • Email: info@gangkitchen.com
  • Phone: (619) 550-1600
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Monday - Friday: 3pm - 12:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 3pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Pan-Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Faith Kauwe (858) 999-6788

Getting there

  • Cross Street: J Street & K Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gang Kitchen
Effortlessly evolving from happy hour to dinner and drinks—into a cool and casual nightlife scene with late night dining options, Gang Kitchen’s innovative multi-Asian culinary program lies in the hands of Executive Chef Craig Jimenez.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ask for Emily: great waitress with wonderful suggestions!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food, outstanding service, great value! Have already recommended it to friends and will go back the next time I am in town"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Interesting blends of flavors made almost every dish delicious. Farmer's fried rice, wok vegetables, wasabi guacamole, all delicious. Pad thai did not taste like typical pad thai, so that was the only dish that was not loved by all. They also modified dishes for the vegan at the table. Highly recommend for healthy and tasty food!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Order eh bacon fried rice and you won't be disappointed. Food was great but portions weren't very big. Order more than you think you will need and you'll be happy. Service was great. And the drink list was promising."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love Gang but this last visit was sub par to say the least."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "we are so happy to see a new menu without the soy sauce express. our understanding that there is a new chef and has made a very creative and delicious menu. we live a few blocks away and frequent local restaurants quite often and welcome Gang as part one of our go to place when we have out of town visitors!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Our server was knowledgeable in the ingredients and allergy information. She made sure I could safely eat and drink and there were many options (or easy subs) so I could have most of the dishes our party of 6 ordered to share. The food and drinks were delicious. We didn't have anything we didn't love. Even the picky teenager and timid preschooler happily ate away"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I'm not a big fan of Asian fusion cuisine in general, but Gang Kitchen changed my mind. The barbecue short ribs were outstanding as was the bacon fried rice. The other dishes we sampled were great as well. Our waitress was ok, a bit slow, but the bussers were quick and efficient. Makes a huge difference at small tables."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I enjoyed my visit to Gang Kitchen. Good food, good location, excellent service and a hip vibe. I also liked the fact that it's not too brightly lit. On the topic of food, it was very good but not excellent. Everything tasted way too salty to me. I asked them to reduce the salt in my Chicken Firecracker Rolls, and they couldn't because "they're pre-made". Also, it's somewhat pricey for their small plates. I had one mixed drink (forget the name) and it seemed to be trying too hard. Lots of diverse ingredients, but they didn't fit together in a harmonious way. I do recommend Gang Kitchen. I spent $85 on dinner for 2 with drinks and I didn't feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck. But the food was good overall."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This restaurant was featured in the in room hotel guide for San Diego. I tried the suggested dish, Baby Kale salad on quinoa and the Sweet Potato and Avocado spring rolls. with habanero/tomatillo sauce. Both were superb! I also saw several other items that I would like to try as we'll, on another trip to San Diego."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Great food but noisy. The only reason I'm deducting a star is because the music started bumping at 8 and made it difficult to hear...not super romantic...and made me think I needed to bust out some glo sticks and start dancing. BUT the food was great. Loved everything we tried...and you can just order a bunch of the apps to kind of make it tapas style. My favorites were the papaya salad and pork belly tacos. The service was great and I liked the decor...the music was just too much for me...but probably wouldn't stop me from returning."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I needed to find a restaurant for a group of 6 at the last minute one evening, and went on to Open Table to see what I could find. Gang Kitchen was absolutely perfect! We had a U-shaped table so we could all talk, and although there was a lot going on in the restaurant, we could all hear perfectly. Our server was lovely and patient with us when we had no idea what we wanted after quite a while, and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "This is a very, very nice restaurant, it is often quite busy and energetic. The dishes are great, kind of "pan Asian fusion", extremely well done (prepared), and the sauces excellently compliment the cooking. It has lots of smaller dishes that are good for sharing so you can easily get a taste of "everything".The service is great even when they are busy. The collection of sake is very good. Alltogether highly recommended!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Enjoyed this place very much, was recommended by a friend. Ambiance is very hip and contemporary, food was just as good, highly recommended, you won't be disappointed. Guys fyi this is a girls night out hot spot, the ratio must have been 80-20. Centrally located, great spot to grab a bite and some drinks then get your night started. Service was accommodating and friendly."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Took a group of 8 to Gang Kitchen to celebrate my wife's birthday. We got there a few minutes early and had a couple of drinks at the bar. The servers were a bit inattentive and it too a long to get drinks compared to the modest crowd. Decor was the definition of Asian fusion, the panda/pop-culture murals were a noted hit in the modern industrial with Asian flair design. Appetizers were great, the edemame and firecracker rolls we the star. Our entrees arrived quite a bit staggered, but since the portions were intended to be shared family style it wasn't a big deal. Pad Thai and Drunken noodles did not fail to satisfy while our server was attentive to our drinks. We enjoyed Gang Kitchen and will be back! Dessert too next time."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Chain food quality and the service was very poor. Nice ambience but they have a lot of work to do on the quality of the food and the service. This was the first time that I ever tipped less than 15%."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Took 9 Japanese coworker's for dinner. Slow night (Labor Day) so didn't experience the bar scene but good casual Asian-Fusion place and the service was great."
    Dined on 9/2/2013