Jsix Restaurant

4.1
1009 reviews
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$30 and under
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Organic
Jsix, a farm to table San Diego restaurant on the corner of East Village and the Gaslamp, offers a rooftop bar, American cuisine, cocktails, and the best weekend brunch in downtown San Diego.
Jsix has a rich history as a leader in local and sustainable sourcing of our ingredients and the people who know and grow them. This is found on the ever-rotating menu of ingredients currently provisioning the kitchen and bar. Committed to quality ingredients, locally and sustainably sourced, Jsix offers Modern American cuisine subtly influenced by Chef Anthony Sinsay’s Filipino roots. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter’s adjoining East Village neighborhood Jsix sits in the long ago epicenter of San Diego’s Filipino community and further provides a connection to the cuisine.

Reservations are recommended but not required.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Organic, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Jsix -
Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:30 am Monday - Friday and 8:00 am to 10:30 am Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Dinner: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Bar: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Happy Hour: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday - Friday

Upper East Bar -
Wednesdays: Veuve Around the Clock starting at 5pm
Sundays: “Escape Sundays” 12pm-5pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3pm-6pm
Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-12am (All day menu served till 10pm)
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Phone number
(619) 531-8744
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Sinsay
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Catering
For Large Party Reservations 10-25, please contact Regina Estacio at Regina.Estacio@hotelsolamar.com
For events for 25-100, please contact Kristina Schreck, Kristina.Schreck@hotelsolamar.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
J and Sixth Ave.
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Parking details
$10 for 3 hours with restaurant validation and dining receipt; Complimentary Valet parking for breakfast guests 7am-10am
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Public transit
Trolley and public bus. Broadway & 6th Ave. bus stop. Walk 0.5mi south to J St. & 6th Ave.
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Special events & promotions
Upper East Events:
Wednesdays: Veuve Around the Clock starting at 5pm
Sundays: “Escape Sundays” 12pm-5pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3pm-6pm
Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-12am (All day menu served till 10pm)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Allow award-winning Chef Anthony Sinsay make your event a memorable and tasty tour of the local San Diego food culture. Jsix and the adjacent Kimpton Solamar Hotel offer a variety of private and semi-private venue options for events of any size from 10-400 guests.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Escape the in-laws (and the dishes) and let us do the cooking for you. Please join us for a 3 coursed family style menu for $75 per person. Reservations highly encouraged. 3pm to 8pm, kids 6 and under eat free.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1009 People Are Saying
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LH
San Diego
2 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Jsix! The food was creatively and exquisite prepared, my cocktail was excellent. Our server Michelle was attentive and helpful in making our selections.
Beautiful modern decor, we both loved.
The prices were well matched to the food quality. Will visit again

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h
San Diego
28 reviews
4.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok. Not up to the quality of other similar downtown restaurants. Service was great though.

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BC
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect for celebrations or date night. The ambience was romantic and the decor was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and the food amazing! This restaurant should be on everyone’s must try list.

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RW
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a fabulous dinner. Paid parking at a discount rate at the hotel.

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b
San Diego
22 reviews
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from Michelle and excellent food by Anthony.

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Miami
6 reviews
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Ceviche and meat/cheese board we’re good but the $27 chicken entree was extremely dry. I literally had better, more moist chicken at Sea World. And for a restaurant with a stated focus on sourcing, a seven up soy glaze makes no sense. Plenty of better ways to get sweetness into a soy sauce than high fructose corn syrup. Service was excellent.

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AS
1 review
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A good downtown restaurant. Limited menu but food was well presented and tasted very good. Service was excellent.

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DR
San Diego
8 reviews
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great! The service was slow (and there were only four tables occupied) in the beginning , it was better towards middle , then slow on exit.

Overall I'd recommend it

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B
1 review
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the place, ambiance and good choices, though the meal was fat and the burger salty. Overall a good experience!

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Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and great servers.

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S
San Diego
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing! We appreciated the caring service and the chef taking the time to visit our table. Food was an amazing homage to Filipino food that brought us back to our grandmother’s cooking. Was beautifully crafted and absolutely delicious. Will be back soon and bringing more people with us!
Can’t wait for our Lola and our mom to come with us next time.
Thanks again for a great experience!

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c
San Francisco
27 reviews
3.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Jsix is an okay place to go to in Gaslamp District. Good, but nothing special for the price. Service is just so so.

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S
1 review
1.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

it took 2 hours to get our food and all the other tables got it before us. the food was subpar and it was luke warm by the time it got out. I asked them where it was and they told me 3 times that it would be out in 5 minutes. Horrible experience, do not recommend!!

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FF
Tokyo
189 reviews
5.0Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

オーガニックレストラン。アメリカっぽいレストランでとてもカッコいい。食事も美味しくサービスも親切。

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LB
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to this restaurant, and was overall very pleased! My only "complaint" would be the very limited menu. Most specifically, the entrees. I believe there were only 5 (or 6?), and this was most limiting! I appreciate that the ones offered were excellent, however, it would be nice to have a few more!

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MK
London
1 review
5.0Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and good service!! The chef came by the table and we had a chat...nice touch!

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RC
San Diego
1 review
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

After some confusion entering the dining area for our reservation (entered side door into Bar) we were pointed in a confusing way to the Restaurant. There's not a hostess area persé but we stood where we noticed other diners waiting. Our waiter was great, food was visually awesome, tastes amazed and satisfied as we had a pre-fix 4 course meal. After the first course the evening went much better and felt like a special night as planned. Manger even dropped in to say hello and ask how things were. Thanks JSix for a fantastic meal.

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LF
New Mexico
37 reviews
4.0Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a large, gloppy, delicious burger with crispy fries. Very good-sized - I couldn't finish it. My husband sampled two salads, one caesar-ish, one with warm beets. Excellent!

Tables are close together and there's an active bar, so this isn't the place for quiet conversation - fun, nonetheless.

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MR
San Diego
5 reviews
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and food. Good Service and definitely will come back.

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AF
New York Area
21 reviews
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came here for New Year's Eve and received JSix's Prix Fixe menu which cost $85 and consisted of snacks to share with the table, 2 courses, dessert and a glass of champagne. I really enjoyed the second course which was an ox tail pasta. The snacks were a hit and miss; some were good and others lacked flavor/seasoning. My entree was the grouper which was tasty, but the other guests had duck which seemed to be a better choice. I have been to JSix without a Prix Fixe menu and found I enjoyed the food a bit more.

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Washington DC
1 review
1.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We had the 4 course meal on new years eve. Portions were super small. My food was cold as it came out and bland. It took over 2 hours to receive this meal. My reservation was at 745 we finished close to 10pm. I waited so long in between courses, it was my husband's birthday and he asked to go to get Chinese takeout because we were still hungry. It was not even busy in the restaurant when we were seated so the excuse got me is gone. For a bill for 200.00 I was completely let done. Never coming back save your money.

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OT
Los Angeles
41 reviews
1.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Well to be fair we would have actually had the opportunity to eat the food in order to rate it. We had reservations for breakfast. We were seated rather quickly. Within minutes the waitress came over and rather rudely stated “just so you know it will be a 40 minute wait to get any food as we only have one person working in the kitchen”. No hello. No apology. My wife and I looked at each other and decided to leave. On the way out I mentioned to the manager that they probably shouldn’t accept reservations if they weren’t able to accommodate them. He told me that since we had reservations we wouldn’t have to wait that long for our food. Our experience was already ruined so we left. On the way back to our hotel we walked by a place called Brian’s 24 so we walked in with no reservations. Warm friendly greeting. Great service and great food. We’ll go there first next time.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
4.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve so very few patrons. Service was excellent and the food was very tasty but tepid. Not a lot of vegetarian options but locally sourced and well put together.

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B
San Diego
171 reviews
3.0Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a bad restaurant but nothing like it used to be. I ordered the steak and fries. It was good. But I was just disappointed that the restaurant had changed so much since my last visit. We used to order "Chef's Mercy," a 5 course surprise tasting menu. I was disappointed that it is no longer offered. The new chef seems to specialize in Asian flavors. It really wasn't a bad restaurant, but it's too far out of my way to ever go back.

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Kansas City
10 reviews
2.0Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This was overall a very odd restaurant experience. It is a very nice ambience. We find a server to be seated as no one was at the hostess stand. Had to go get the bartender to order cocktails as the waitress was MIA. He said he only helps people with reservations ( which we had, and the restaurant was 70% empty). Food and drinks were not good. Ceviche was fishy and had to be sent back. Again had to get our waitress to get our check.
Not a great experience:(

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OT
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Would go back again. Liked that the executive chef came out to see how everything was!

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H
San Diego
10 reviews
5.0Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Anthony Sinsay has taken traditional Filipino fare and turned it into an amazing dining experience! Our setver

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EL
Orange County
1 review
2.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I found this restaurant on the passport dining list and was overall displeased by the service. I made a reservation days in advance for 8pm and we had not exited the restaurant until 945pm. We were sat and not attended to for several minutes while the host came by to explain parts of the menu that he wasn’t extremely sure on. Once our server finally came and took our orders, I notified him about my friend’s birthday that evening. Food eventually came out and we ate our food in 10 minutes or less. Then my friend and I left out our passports to show we were ready for the check but was not attended to for a while. Finally, the cake for the birthday girl came and soon after the check came. We were charged for the cake and were unaware of this charge being applied and if we would’ve known then we would’ve picked out a specific dessert. It was an unfortunate experience but the only thing that I have positive to say was the food was good, no complaints there.

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Edmonton
1 review
5.0Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. She was patient with our indecision of what to eat, walked us through the menu to help us choose, and gave us the time and space while we decided if we were going to keep eating. Just as we were finishing our meal, 3 of our friends joined us and started their order! Through it all she was awesome. The food was amazing and all of us shared it all. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting San Diego.

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Orange County
2 reviews
2.0Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

we were one of two tables, server nice yet getting the meal was slow. I asked for my salmon to be cooked all the way, it was not. The server took it back yet did not return with the salmon until my husband was done with his meal. disappointing.

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MD
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date night in San Diego. Was very excited to try JSix food from Chef Sinsay! Fantastic bright flavors great beets caviar puffs the Filipino bread was amazing. The cola BBQ salmon was great! And yummy desserts!

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Vancouver
21 reviews
4.0Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We were the only people at the restaurant. No people watching. Not too much fun. Food was good though. Just no atmosphere.

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P
Hawaii
5 reviews
3.0Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for our Anniversary
Ordered apps - soft shell crab was was very little meat mostly shell also ordered the tuna but was served tuna fish in a sardine can.
Ordered a J6 burger which was good. My wife ordered the fillet... rare and it came back medium well done. The server knew it was over cooked yet made an excuse that it was the best they could do. Really? The only good thing was the server did a good job and they gave us a desert. Do not plan to visit again . Hopefully they learn to cook a steak correctly and not serve overdone steaks .

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MM
Phoenix
63 reviews
3.0Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although the food is good, we think this restaurant is overpriced. We went there several years ago and enjoyed our first visit. We came back this week to celebrate my wife's birthday. No recognition that we were celebrating a special location.

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T
Los Angeles
90 reviews
4.0Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is attached to the hotel
It is in SanDiego's Gaslamp district
All organic menu
My wife's Salmon was wild, non-frozen. It was excellent
The Clams and linguini I had was tasty and different, but small.

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DJ
San Francisco
49 reviews
3.0Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good design Restaurant, fair menu. But service incredibly slow from order to food to paying the bill. Do not go if you want breakfast finished before your lunchtime.

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JG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience

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TR
San Francisco
2 reviews
1.0Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I was intrigued to go as this place had a high review from yelp. I got reeled in even more when I saw that they had a couple Filipino dishes. I think the best part of the experience was the ambiance. Service was ok-though there weren't many patrons our food still took about 30 minutes since we ordered. Hubby ordered the evening special of bolognese pasta and I ordered the "pancit bihon". Let's just say that we won't be coming back or recommending this place to our friends. They have limited vegetarian options and the one that I did pick was less than satisfactory. The server was kind enough to take it out of the bill.

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HM
San Diego
13 reviews
2.0Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Caesar salad was awful. We thought it was very over priced for what we got. Service was wonderful, food was mediocre at best. We won't be back

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EC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
2.0Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I was here a couple of months ago and thought it was good. Now I think it's overpriced and service is horrible.

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