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 Daily
Bar: 4pm to 10pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm Daily

Upper East Bar Hours of Operation:
“All day menu” 12pm to 9pm Daily
Brunch: 10:30am to 3pm Saturday & Sunday only
Bar: 12pm to 9pm Sunday-Thursday. 12pm to 11pm Fridays and Saturday
Dinner options (traditional entrees): 5pm to 9pm everyday

IRD-
Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-10:30am
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 Kaitlyn Engelman at 619-819-9567, kaitlyn.engelman@jsixsandiego.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:
Wine Wednesdays- 50% of selected wines, over 30 bottles to choose from
Sunday Supper- $80 dinner for 2 with wine! 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and a bottle of house wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving Dinner: 2pm to 6:30pm (reservations recommended, but not required)
$45 Per Person/Family style 3 course dinner. Kids 10 and under eat free.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Dinner: 5pm to 11pm seating’s with live music. (reservations required, with a credit card)
$85 4-5 course prix fixe menu. Dinner includes welcome glass of champagne.

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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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4.3

service

4.1

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4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2016

the quality of the food and the prices charged were not aligned. $18 for an overcooked SINGLE tentacle was not a good deal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The staff was very attentive and the food was incredible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2016

At first we were apprehensive when looking at menu. Our waitress ( Michelle) was very helpful in taking us thru the menu. She was very knowledgeable about the menu as well. My wife and I had a great night and do plan to go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Very small menu... mostly appetizers. Excellent preperation and style.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2016

I was really looking forward to trying the menu at Jsix... But when we got there, the menu was actually one page of pretty unfortunate sounding items. I can honestly say I was very unimpressed. I ordered the Caesar and it was drenched in oil. We also got the pita and hummus. It was ok.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 9, 2016

The first thing you're struck by when entering Jsix is the smell of chlorine. Maybe the hotel pool is located nearby. The decor is rustic industrial, nothing special but nice. My martini was strong, so I liked that aspect, but my wife's cosmo was average. The menu was a bit simple yet confusing, if that makes sense. I had the char-grilled opah, which was OK but was very expensive. My wife had the octopus. Again, nothing to write home about. We shared a dessert that was above par, but desserts usually are. The service was very good, but all other aspects were unimpressive. My wife and I don't make it into SD very often, so we always try to find a unique and overly satisfying dining experience. Jsix didn't fit the bill.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Our waiter Mark was very professional, attended, great service, freat food!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2016

The restaurant has been attractively redesigned since I was last there a few years ago. The portions are modest, which is OK. Excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The food was great! My rib-eye was cooked perfectly and my wife enjoyed the Grilled Opah with risotto. That the restaurant provides validation for $10 parking at the hotel made it really easy to park on a Friday evening while the Padres were playing at nearby PetCo Park.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western KY)·Dined on July 29, 2016

This was our favorite restaurant during our 5 day stay in San Diego. The food was sophisticated and delicious! I highly recommend trying Jsix if you appreciate quality cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 27, 2016

The scallop dish was divine! Very impressed with the waitstaff as well.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2016

A quiet place to eat with Comic-Con craziness just outside the doors?
Yes, it's possibly. JSix filled the bill. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. People all around you, some in costume, some not, but all of us were having a good time at our respective tables.

Thanks,

Tod

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The food was pretty good - a little oily, but our waitress was great and extremely nice! The air conditioning wasn't working that well that day, so the restaurant seemed a little muggy while there, but otherwise we had a great experience!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We had the Chef's Mercy 6 course dinner with custom drink pairings. It was fabulous! And Chef SinSay brought our dishes to the table personally and described them to us. We go every time we come to San Diego and it's amazing every time! Top notch doing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2016

My wife and I celebrated an anniversary here. We ordered the Chef's Mercy - a five-course meal with wine parings. The chef makes up what it will be daily depending on what is fresh and looks good. Ours was fantastic. Two of the courses I would order again in a heartbeat - some of the best food I've had. The others were very good, as well. Service was great - it took some time as the courses were individually prepared, but the server was friendly and knowledgeable. We will go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2016

We arrived at 6:00 on a Thursday. We were the only people in the restaurant. We purchased the travelzoo voucher for $59, which gave us 2 drinks, 1 app, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. Everything was really good and had a good presentation. We loved the farm-to-table aspect. Good deal with the voucher, but would be fairly pricey without.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Terrific time at J-Six. Service was outstanding, food was exceptional, and the place was jumping with a fun crowd. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We were in San Diego for one night and wanted a place with good, creative drinks and healthy food choices. Jsix fit the bill perfectly. We had a nice, comfortable meal sharing many smaller dishes, a cocktail each and some nice affordable wine. The atmosphere was very pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 8, 2016

I had the swordfish. There was a satisfying serving size. Cooked perfectly. I don't usually like risotto but the risotto was yummy with a little crunch.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Came here with a pre-paid coupon because I had heard a lot of buzz about this place. Was here from 6PM-8PM on a Tuesday night, and we were the only two people in the dining room that whole time. There were quite a few in the bar, but thought this strange. Must say we got a lot of attention from our waiter though! We shared a Burrata puff pastry dish which was OK (could have used less dough and more barrata though) although a little bland. My scallops were good and my friend's swordfish was also fine. We had a nice Pinot Gris as well, and finished off the meal with a flourless chocolate cake with banana gelato that we moist and tasty. Their website says they have valet parking available but no valets were found, and fortunately was able to find street parking within a couple blocks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Dinner was great. The swordfish was excellent, and very good service from Jake. This worked very well for an early dinner before a Summer Pops concert.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 26, 2016

We had a $51 Groupon, with a $115 value. We were so pleased with how accommodating they were with any changes we wanted to make. The meal was fantastic, the server was friendly and attentive. The ambience was industrial.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Food was delicious. Service was slow. It was a Saturday at 730. We were one of 3 tables. There was one hostess/waitress/busser who may have made the food too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2016

I think the place is overrated. They charge a lot of money based on being organic but there is nothing special about the place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 14, 2016

I was very excited about jsix offering organic food. It had great ratings, so I made a reservation. There were maybe 5 people in the restaurant...the first bad sign. I asked why and they said it was due to the baseball game. Every other restaurant I walked by in the Gaslamp was packed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Food sounded good on the menu but tasted blah! Steak was burnt. Very disappointed .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Best hamburger I've ever had.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Wow! The food is incredible! Absolutely delicious and the best kids menu I've seen in California!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Consistently one of my favorite restaurants in SD. I've been coming for years and have never been disappointed. Service is always amazing and the food absolutely delicious!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Half price wine in Wednesdays is great value. The menu had some interesting options and the meals themselves were fine but there are more 'rave-able' restaurants in town. If you go, don't pass up the brussel sprouts.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Nothing unique or special about this place unfortunately. Food was just OK, Nothing special but not bad either.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 25, 2016

My only disappointment was that it was not ideal for a business dinner for a larger group (8+), if real business is to be discussed, since the noise level was high and a large round table was not an option. I am being very picky with this aspect since most places might have this same issue for a larger group. Other than that Jsix was great in all regards, our server was incredible, very attentive but not disruptive (I wish I could recall her name to give her the kudos she deserves) and the food was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on April 13, 2016

Cannot say enough about the food. Probably the best meal I've had in a really long time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Small menu, competent wine list. Walking distance to theater. Tasty food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2016

We opted to let the kitchen choose our meal with the five-course "Chef's Mercy" option. It was the right choice. Every course was delicious, as were the wine pairings (with one really interesting beer pairing thrown in). We keep debating our choice for top course - certainly the lobster course was wonderful, but ending the meal with a house-made strawberry pie? That was definitely a great finish to a very nice meal. The meal was nicely paced and the service excellent - attentive but not intrusive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 9, 2016

If you like cold food and bad service this is the place for you!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 29, 2016

We ended up getting a private room and had the greatest time. It was literally like eating at a good friend's home with butler service!! They did an amazing job and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend this for a guaranteed perfect event!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Went and the service was terrible and we waited forever for our food. We came when it was not busy and no one there. Out of 6 meals only 1 person was happy with their egg sandwich. It looks like a contemporary cafe (which I love) but was disappointed overall. I will however give their rooftop a try and see if my opinion changes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I were hoping to share a beautiful Valentine's Day lunch before heading off for our afternoon/evening activities and take a break from the kids. I scoured all the top Valentine's Day restaurants and based on location and menu offering, I selected Jsix. All of our restaurant options for that day listed their menus as a Valentine's Day Dinner Menu, a Valentine's Day Lunch Menu, or Valentine's Day Menu. All the descriptions seemed self explanatory. Jsix described their menu as a Valentine's Day Menu with no indication that it was strictly a dinner menu. When we arrived, we were given the standard menu and told that the Valentine's Menu was only for dinner. We also discovered that this happened with at least three other couples that were there for lunch. Suffice it to say, our Valentine's Day meal consisted of a turkey sandwich for me and a hamburger for my wife. Jsix's resolution: 25% off our $30 bill. Thanks? I recall that most restaurants do a better job to make the customer happy when their meal is late or prepared incorrectly. Jsix misled customers either through incompetence or bad intentions. I was intending to spend over $200 in food and drinks and enjoy a memorable meal. Instead I overpaid for a basic lunch that I could find at most cafes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2016

I was extremely disappointed in my experience. We went there for my birthday and I will probably never return. 3 of my friends, on 3 different occasions, told the waitress it was my birthday. She also heard us make a cheers to each other for my birthday. No one said she needed to sing me happy birthday, but she didn't even acknowledge it nor bring out a candle for my friends to wish me a happy birthday or anything. The service was terrible. We ordered a charcuterie board AFTER we ordered drinks... The board came and wasn't even served with the wine. My one drink was so weak, and I am not one to take anything back, but it literally tasted like water. Instead of apologizing and accommodating me, the waitress argued with me and told me she saw the bartender make it... Whether he made it right or not, it didn't taste good and she should've smiled and taken it back like anyone else in the hospitality and/or restaurant industry would know to do. I used to love going to Jsix but this is my first time going since they changed it and after such a terrible experience, will not go or recommend it to anyone else again.

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