Jsix Restaurant

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1029 reviews
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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. 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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San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst experience. We had early reservations at 715 (I’m assuming since when we arrived, there was only one famiy eating) As soon as we arrived, the server immediately took us on a wild goose chase and directed us to take the elevator up. When we realized she misdirected us, we came back down, and she did not even apologize!! After we checked in, we stood there (keep in mind only ONE family there) for another FIVE MINUTES.
We finally sat down, and we had to wait another TEN MINUTES until she offered water, and whether or not we wanted a cocktail!
The other family (who were caucasian) were being waited on hand-and-foot!!!
When we left, she just smirked a good bye to us. No “thanks for coming”, NOTHING!!!
WE ARE NOT COMING BACK!!!

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JF
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed by this restaurant. There wasn't a host when we arrived and there were several miscommunications between the bartender and two servers as to who would be seating us. Once we were finally seated, service was slow. What was most frustrating was the mediocre food and misleading menu. The descriptions are highly embellished or just plain false. For example, the churros on the menu note that they come with cajeta but in actuality it was served with Hershey's syrup. This trend was similar throughout most of our items (generic tortilla chips instead of what was described on the menu with the guacamole, etc). The severs were nice but seemed completely overwhelmed. After returning to our hotel, we had found that they had somehow marked our opentable reservation as a no-show which furthered the disappointment. The only pros were friendly service, nice atmosphere, and that the food was plated well. I do not recommend nor will return.

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LK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped by for a quick breakfast being that we were staying at Solamar and honestly I was so pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. It was nothing like what I expect hotel restaurants to offer , it was great food, good service, and everything had a unique twist.

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PJ
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

Jsix Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Under staffed but the single waiter in the dining room did a good job. Kitchen was very slow. Food was good though. Perhaps chefs were reading the recipe directions and are slow readers.

Jsix Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, and our apologies for the the wait for your meal.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and a great location for downtown. The meal was good, portions were somewhat small for the price.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal very good waitress. Nice Valentine meal and happy with the little breakfast sacks.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was very good, we were greeted with a friendly staff and expedient service. The food was very tasty, but it was very pricey for what you get. Other than that, stop by for a very nice experience.

Jsix Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us Salvador. We look forward to having you join us again for dinner.

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, but cocktails were disappointing and over priced.

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TM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time everything was really perfect from the house special cocktail, appetizer and the main course.

Jsix Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing Thomas, looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Evening was cold, and air conditioning was on. We were told that switch was broken.
A pasta dish was barely edible.

Jsix Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2018

SO sorry for your challenges you had with us Ted. No excuses for our AC issues, and pasta dish. I have shared your feedback with our culinary team.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Caesar salad could have had more flavor however our entrees were very delicious and full of flavor our waiter provided excellent service and was very attentive

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Responded on November 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FN
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a party of four and each of us were pleased with our entrees—steak (2), scallops, and chicken. Moreover, after enjoying starters, the two of us who had the larger (8 ounce) steak option also took home yummy leftovers......

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ST
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The combination of expensive food, small portions, and long wait time led to my non-glowing review of this restaurant.

The food and drinks tasted good (7 out of 10). From ordering to actually receiving any food was about 45 minutes. The scallops were over $30, and there were 3 total on top of a little bit of corn and a sauce. I am a 120lb woman, and was hungry after finishing my meal. I would have definitely considered it an appetizer. The staff was friendly, and service was good, but it was just slow getting the meal without any explanation.

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F
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails. Food super good. Bartender very helpful.

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JH
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Second visit and was really disappointed. Considering it wasn’t that busy, waited 40 minutes for our shared charcuterie starter. Had the smallest glass of wine I’ve ever had in a restaurant for $15 ( just a Californian Chardonnay). My burger entree was lukewarm at best and the waitress checked in to ask if all was good without even waiting for an answer! We won’t be going back.

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GA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor, very slow and there didn't seem to be enough wait staff on the floor. Server neglected to bring small plates for the table to share appetizers. Oyster appetizer was very poor. Oysters were mushy like they might have been partially frozen and also had some sand grit in them. Server could not identify the oysters by nsme or region. Main entrees we're pretty good. Overall and for the cost, not a great dining experience.

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BC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was very poor. Bistro steak was chewy and red wine demi was runny. Everyone in our party got the same thing and no one finished it.

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SD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Although we did enjoy the meal and interacting with Michelle we were disappointed for several reasons:

1. We fully expected to be able to enjoy a few glasses of very fine champagne before our meal, I even took the time to change our reservation to allow an hour before being seated (5 till 6PM) to sip bubbly. As we found out when we arrived the $5 bubbly was only available on Wednesdays. Neither your website or Nathan noted that the special was only on Wednesdays. I specifically told Nathan the reason for changing the reservation was for the champagne special. He failed to inform me that we were dining on the wrong day for bubbly sipping.

2. My Sweeties steak was delicious but rather tough with unacceptable amounts of grizzle. She said the fries and the sauce were the best parts of the meal.

3. Scallops were wonderful but for $32 a few short of what I would consider a good value.

Again, Michelle was a highlight and the rest of the experience was somewhat lacking.

We do intend to drop in for bubbly and maybe a small bite someday, hopefully the rooftop service is a little better when we do.

Terry and Daniel

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LH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
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
Dined on August 21, 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
Dined on August 17, 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
Dined on August 11, 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
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from Michelle and excellent food by Anthony.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid choice but on the loud side

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ES
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 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
Dined on May 30, 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
10 reviews
Dined 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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 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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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and great servers.

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S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 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
28 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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
Dined on February 27, 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
222 reviews
Dined 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
Dined on February 24, 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
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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
Dined 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
47 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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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