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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in San Diego

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cesarina restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4995)
$30 and under
Italian
Ocean Beach
About the restaurant
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From meticulous attention to detail and fresh ingredients to the warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a celebration of the power of food and family.

Top review
RaySvip
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience on all counts! Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!
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4.5
4.5 (3243)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Jolla
About the restaurant
JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our semi private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.

Please be advised we don't allow strollers. If you bring your stroller we have a designated area to store your stroller while you dine.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I love dining here. The food and experience is always OUTSTANDING!
A photo of Duke's La Jolla restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6148)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
La Jolla
About the restaurant
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
The service was exceptional. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, providing recommendations and ensuring that all needs were met promptly. The ambiance of the restaurant was charming, with soft lighting and tasteful decor that created a comfortable and relaxing dining environment. I would surely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal in a stunning location.
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4.5
4.5 (3648)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Roman trattorias are a timeless expression of simplicity. Immune to the lure of gastronomic experimentation and ego. In Rome, no chef can cook better than the mothers and grandmothers before them. Our goal is to merge the dogmatic approach of Roman cooking with the amazing abundance of ingredients available to us in San Diego. A True Roman Holiday In SD.

A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

Top review
Michael
Dined 4 days ago
Would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting San Diego or who lives here and has not gone yet. It’s a wonderful environment it’s like you’re stepping back into time yet with a very modern menu. Was a little disappointed we couldn’t sit outside, but as the sun went down, we were probably happy to be inside. we inadvertently had a party of seven because an extra person showed up and they added a gratuity of 22% which I was perfectly fine with but I think because there was an automatic gratuity our service suffered a little bit. Our weight staff was not quite as attentive to us, as they were to the other tables. Aside from that, I do highly recommended. The food was delicious and such a great environment to have dinner.
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4.1
4.1 (6991)
$30 and under
Japanese
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always a fun time. Cooks are very funny and enjoy your interaction with them. Food is great just a little on the pricey side
A photo of The Henry - Coronado restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2061)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Coronado
About the restaurant
Welcome to the greatest neighborhood restaurant, a place where you can always count on a warm welcome from baristas, servers and bartenders who know your order by heart. A fusion of industrial and classical influences, our open dining spaces are bursting with charm and energy. Come and go with ease for your morning coffee, enjoy lunch with a colleague, gather the family together for dinner, or treat yourself to a post-work drink at the bar. For craveable eats and downright delicious cocktails, look no further than a place where you'll always be among friends, a place that feels like home: The Henry.
Top review
TiffanyJ
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoyed our server, Peter! We will definitely visit The Henry next time we are in Coronado!
A photo of C-Level restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4317)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Resting on stilts atop San Diego By C Level Lounge, is an upscale-casual lounge on the waterfront overlooking the city skyline and Coronado.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great experience in a beautiful setting. Food at lunchtime was great but not mind blowing. Loved that they have round tables that can fit a large group—great for conversation! Beautiful patio setting right on the water.
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4.6
4.6 (5901)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Little Italy
About the restaurant
The American steakhouse is an iconic restaurant institution. We’d wanted to tell that story for years, but waited until we had the skill, talent and ability to execute it properly, and the right space to be our canvas, an important corner in Little Italy, a neighborhood where we have deep roots. We brought an almost academic appreciation for steakhouse history and tradition to Born & Raised, while trying to stay relevant and authentic to ourselves and our city. Our dry-aged beef pays tribute to earlier, earthier, pre-government grading practices and is the centerpiece of a meal best savored at a slow pace. A timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants so special. - Consortium Holdings. A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was delish! Nicole was an awesome host.
A photo of Brigantine at Portside Pier restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3872)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Brigantine is more than just home to some of San Diego’s finest seafood. It’s a place where locals and visitors alike come to share a lively atmosphere and authentic sense of community. The Morton family opened the first Brigantine on Shelter Island in 1969, with a vision that embraced the beach town lifestyle, a dedication to flavorful food, and a passion for friendly service.

Today, we’re known far and wide for our San Diego-style surf and turf. From our award-winning fish tacos and freshly shucked oysters, to classic filet mignon or our perpetually best-selling marinated grilled swordfish. Always prepared to exceed expectations, and served with a smile. You can stop in at any neighborhood Brigantine and get a taste of the local flavor, from regionally inspired specials, to custom cocktails and home town craft beers. At the Brigantine we make first timers feel like regulars, and consider regulars part of the family. So come by often, and share our taste for life.

Top review
DrJC
Dined 4 days ago
The good was on spot on flavor and with a beautiful presentation! Nice view of the water perfect ifor a date night! Server Tyler was well versed on the menu and had great recommendations! He's an asset to your resto and deserves commendation! Will be back next time in SD!
A photo of Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4320)
$30 and under
Seafood
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Ironside is now taking reservations for patio and dining room seating.

We are now offering Happy Hour MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

Little Italy was built by the fishing industry. Ironside attempts to continue that narrative. It's our contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar. Located in a historic auction house on India St we did a full comprehensive restoration of the building, with three open-air culinary hubs featuring an expansive raw bar, chefs table, and bakery. We tried to be mindful of the past while looking towards the future. A 4% surcharge will be added to all guest checks.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had the best dinner here. Everything was absolutely delicious but lovedddddd the chefs choice crudo. I’m still dreaming about it. Service was great, and we sat on the outdoor patio and loved the ambiance! However if it’s your first time, definitely sit inside!!! (I had already eaten here) The interior design inside is stunning.
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