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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MomE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were wierdly closed . We had to find another restaurant . They did not answer their phone . We went to a lot of trouble to arrange this meal . Very disappointed .

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation on Open Table and when we got there they were closed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived for our reservation, the restaurant was completely dark and closed. No sign of anyone there. Someone at a nearby shop said no one knew what was going on, but they hadn’t opened for the past 3 days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Brunch Review: What kind of place doesn't make pancakes on their Sunday brunch menu? This place, which left two of us very, very disappointed. So they had French toast that was, well, bizarre: Flavored with Cap'n Crunch cereal. The lobster roll was quite good, the avocado toast quite unimaginative – toast and avocado (with a poached egg as a tip-o-the-hat to brunch). So the problem is that it's quite lunchy and not adequately brunchy.

And, shouldn't La Jolla restaurants have espresso machines? I think so.

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SavannahL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely outdoor seating area. The food was excellent. Great place to have dinner before seeing a show at The Comedy Store.

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AmyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food wasn't that great. Mac and cheese could use some work!

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vipMargotP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great local spot. Very gracious manager. Good food with a small but varied menu

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Elizabeth
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. Very limited indoor and handicapped seating but otherwise excellent!

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vipLainieS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed. Came from Scottsdale, good Yelp reviews and eh. Only 2 tables inside, all others are outside. Also, no bar. VERY LIMITED on drinks. Was made very clear that the Sprite we ordered comes in a bottle and NO REFILLS. Lobster Roll, average- served without lemon wedge...weird. The kicker, no bathrooms!!!! you're given a paper coupon to walk outside and down a flight of stairs to use a communal bathroom. How tacky. Sorry, can't recommend this place. I'm sure La Jolla has lots better to offer. Hard pass.

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vipmdcm
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable evening here as always. We come every year from the East coast and never disappointed. I ordered the pasta and my husband ordered the fish tacos. Both were satisfying and delicious. I would have liked bread with my pasta and don't recall being asked.
Danny was our server and he was attentive and polite. We will definitely return.

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iggy
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious and our server Danny made great suggestions as to what we would enjoy. Thanks again!

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AndyN
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with a friend.

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vipJenniferB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved our waiter Danny!!! We enjoyed talking with him and he was very attentive and nice

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DavidM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bolenesge was great! Definitely would order it again!

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vipTonyV
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had the fish tacos.
The fish was over cooked and dry.
Our server Danny was good.
Overall it seemed like the "top notch" crew had taken the night off and the staff that was leftover either didn't have the experience or attention to detail that would be considered "business as usual".
I've had wonderful experiences at prep kitchen in the past. I was sad that our New Years Eve dinner was different.

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JeffJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

comfortable spot. some great dishes to share--brussel sprouts, Mac n cheese, loaded tater tots. Kyle was at our beck and call, very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

No vegan options for date

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DavidW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dinner experience was fantastic. Great location, great service and a fabulous meal. We started with bacon wrapped dates stuffed with parmesan. OMG. So good. My wife had fish tacos that were really good. I had the short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes that was as good as it gets. highly recommended!

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vipAiSeeYou
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was fresh and cooked well, just a little bland. The service was excellent! Waiter was hilarious!

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vipPoonamK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

They don’t have a liquor license and the food options are strictly limited. The little Italy location is way better!!!

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Brussel sprouts were delicious and the service was great. The ambiance was nice, but less formal than we expected from the website when we booked.

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micheller
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The menu was surprisingly small compared to the one shown online, but the food we ordered tasted good. There are too many lights on the patio. The ambiance from the lighting was more like what one would find in a big box store, white and bright. The lighting needs to be warmer and less bright to be inviting.

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vipDonna
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally wonderful; Danny as a waiter did a great job after being greeted by Kyle. Their trademark Brussels sprouts continued to be excellent; with the lobster roll and special lemon chicken dinners just wonderful. They pride themselves on a small menu to ensure that everything is prepared fresh and served in exemplary style; they met this expectation. A must stop when in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu, small portions, good but nothing special. Felt like they wanted to close up and go home at 7:15 PM.

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vipMargotP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PrepKitchen La Jolla is one of my favorite places to dine in La Jolla! It's quiet with a very pleasant outdoor setting. The food is varied and always very good. The service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - great flavors! And the service was very friendly. We sat outside - nice atmosphere on the patio on a quiet Friday night.

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Habboy24
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great service, food and fun. We can't wait to come back. Just a beautiful part of the world.

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Remi
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some family in from out of town and took them here. Fantastic experience. Food was amazing and the vibe was exactly what I was looking for

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vipLA94
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this spot for a lovely brunch experience. Great service and food.

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vipbrittanyh
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good! Everything is done simply well and our server was very pleasant!

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EmmaB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitstaff was lovely and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was tasty. Service was prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great - all the staff were awesome!

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winendine
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!

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JenniferH
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and the server was not attentive. We almost got up and left die to sitting at the table for 10 mins without being greated. The most exciting part was the Brussel sprouts. So good.

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AshleyR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, they catered to vegetarian and gluten-free members of our party, and the service was on point. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great find. We were visiting from the East coast. We had three separate meaningful conversations with tables nearby. Always a plus for us to sit in a restaurant with great food and service AND find happy, positive people that start up conversations.

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vipAlwaysUpperWest
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fact I could get a Sunday brunch reservation was amazing! We had 7 of us at 1:00pm - met friends visiting from NYC. Such a perfect location, right in town. And the setting was great - under some trees, and a blue, blue sky.

Our server was very attentive, drinks came out quickly (yummy bloody mary!)

Food was great - chilaquillas were delicious (not spicy - that's up to you!) 2 of our friends were very happy with their lobster roles. Overall, great experience. Highly recommend!

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MaryS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Great salmon dish and a nice outdoor patio. Very good and friendly servers in a quiet casual setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal, enjoyed space on the shaded patio. Food was good, however limited vegan options for one member of our group. Presentation great!

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VeraP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, quiet dinner. Great food, accommodating staff.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Prepkitchen - La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 875-7737.

Permanently Closed - Prepkitchen - La Jolla is rated 4.3 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.