About Jsix Restaurant

Jsix Restaurant is a bustling gathering place. This restaurant is perfect for meeting friends for dinner, sharing a glass of wine and an appetizer, or delighting in an enjoyable dinner for two. The menu features Coastal California cuisine, showcasing fresh, innovative, seasonal foods inspired by the freshest of seafood flown in every day and the artisan produce and ingredients of nearby farms.
The Chef sets the standard for innovative, "Slow Food"-inspired cuisine. Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients complement his signature coastal style. In every dish, bright, clear flavors shine. Purity is the hallmark. Grass-fed meats, carefully sourced sustainable seafood from around the world, herbs from Jsix's own burgeoning rooftop garden and organic produce from nearby farms star in creatively simple preparations.
Reservations are recommended but not required.

616 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Organic, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
JSIX:
Breakfast: 7am to 10:30 am Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 10:30am Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 8am to 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Bar: 4pm to 10pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm Daily

Upper East Bar Hours of Operation:
“All day menu” 12pm to 9pm Daily
Bar: 12pm to 9pm Sunday-Thursday. 12pm to 11pm Fridays and Saturday
Dinner options (traditional entrees): 5pm to 9pm everyday

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Breakfast Monday to Friday: 7am-10:30am
Breakfast: 8am to 10:30am Saturday and Sunday
Dinner: 5pm-10pm

Cross Street:
J and Sixth Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 531-8744

Website:
http://www.jsixrestaurant.com/

Catering:
For Large Party Reservations 10-25, please contact Regina Estacio at 619.819.9521, Regina.Estacio@hotelsolamar.com
For events for 25-100, please contact Kristina Schreck, Kristina.Schreck@hotelsolamar.com

Parking Details:
$10 for 3 hours with restaurant validation and dining receipt; Complimentary Valet parking for breakfast guests 7am-10am

Public Transit:
Trolley and public bus. Broadway & 6th Ave. bus stop. Walk 0.5mi south to J St. & 6th Ave.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Sinsay

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm to 6pm in our bar and lounge.

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Details
Sun - Tue 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Wed 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

Jsix offers a variety of private and semi-private dining options for events of any size from 10-400. In addition to our restaurant, our ballroom seats up to 240 and our rooftop terrace accommodates a reception of up to 400 guests. All events feature our award-wining cuisine and outstanding service!!

Jsix Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Great experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Going away dinner

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I relied on the TripAdvisor reviews in selecting this restaurant. The server was enthusiastic, but did not seem to catch on when one of our party indicated they were a vegetarian. Wine showed up w/ a dozen fruit-flies floating around. (Got a free drink and desert at the end...but, seriously!) VERY loud. Could hardly hear the server. Description touted plethora of vegetarian choices...but there was really only one as a main course and one as an appetizer. Food was just OK.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was excellent - we were surprised that there weren't more diners. The bar was crowded but the restaurant was not. Unusual for a Saturday night in San Diego's GasLamp. My sous vide short ribs were very very good and so was the sauce and the vegetables that accompanied the meal. Prices are reasonable. The Manhattan was not cold enough. The glass of malbec was better than average for the price.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Our server Michelle made great recommendations, Seafood Crudo was an excellent starter. A twist a the Caesar Salad with warmed lettuce and fried white anchovies, very tasty, and the Beef Tartare was an excellent recommendation.
The Scallops and the Sea Bass with the Adobo Pork were delicious!!!!
Very enjoyable evening, Thanks

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We were on vacation. Great service. Great cheese board. It was very quiet when we were there. Our service was paced the way we wanted it. Great veggie and hummus plates.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Excellent menu items! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great entree, lovely ambiance, but very slow service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

they need to bring the old chef back !!!!!
That's all I'm saying - thank you

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Had breakfast here on a previous trip to San Diego. Was good then but has been remodeled and redone. Still had excellent food and very nice service. They did forget to register us in for Open Table but otherwise we loved it and would go back. A little spendy for breakfast.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We liked our waitress, but it took FOREVER for our entrees to arrive. Several around the table felt the food was over-salted.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great place and server! Try the drunken goat cheese if possible!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I didn't have a great experience and could not recommend. Ordered 3 courses. First 2 arrived at the same time. Warm beets were interesting. Would not order again. Shrimp okay. Probably better hot, but cold by the time I got to them. Sea bass was odd. The pork in the broth was tastier than the flabby fish. All dishes had strange garnishes; almost trying too hard. Can't say I will go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The front entrance was nice and inviting. The bar area was long and decorative; we had no issues getting served. The restaurant area was well decorated but small. Overall, about 50% of the place was for restaurant and 50% was for bar. The restaurant food was less than what I hoped for. For instance, there seemed to be a desire to put an artistic twist on some traditional items that just didn't work out for me. One example is the Caesar salad. The lettuce was grilled and the flavors just didn't do it for me. Another example is the Spare Ribs. They were okay but not as tender and juicy as I'm used to getting. Also, the vegetables underneath were not edible; they were hard to cut and chew. My guest enjoyed her seared scallops fine.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Excellent food, solid ingredients. Style tended a bit to plain or in your face seasoned, but. I mean just a bit. Chef's South Asia background clear. Knowledgeable, gracious wait staff enhanced a pleasant experience

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Amazing food. Quality ingredients. The chef is outstanding and highly creative. One of the best meals I have had in San Diego. The service is probably some of the best in San Diego. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Seems like an Asian fusion place. Pretty expensive..

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