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About Prepkitchen - La Jolla

When it first opened in 2009, Prepkitchen La Jolla was the first in what would become a string of casual, farm-to-table style restaurants from the minds behind Whisknladle restaurant in La Jolla. Inspired by cooks for cooks, Prepkitchen serves artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine at an everyday-eats price at all three of its locations - La Jolla, Del Mar & in San Diego’s historic Little Italy.

Guests will enjoy a casual, intimate dining experience whether seated inside Prepkitchen’s quaint dining room or outside under a covered, candlelit patio. Prepkitchen serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as breakfast and brunch menus on the weekend, which includes happy hour priced mimosas

7556 Fay Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm
Days we are CLOSED: Super Bow, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Cross Street:
Pearl

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 875-7737

Website:
http://www.wnlhosp.com/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Johnston

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Prepkitchen - La Jolla Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. The cauliflower is fabulous. Will return

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good outdoor patio seating. Good selection of food and wines. All Farm to table food. Nice and friendly service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The experience at PrepKitchen La Jolla was a bit mixed. I enjoyed our tempura cauliflower appetizer, though my boyfriend felt it was on the saltier side. He had a meat based dish which he said was very good, but unfortunately I wasn't blown away by my fish meal. Our server had talked it up as one of his favorite dishes, but unfortunately it didn't match what I had hoped. The fish was the daily catch, a fresh bass cooked to perfection. I didn't realize it was a red sauce preparation though, and I don't usually like red sauces with fish. On top of it was a sweet pepper type topping, and unfortunately I prefer salty over sweet. Overall the service was amazing (they gave us a free and amazing cake slice for a very minor table confusion that didn't bother us at all too much) and while I wasn't thrilled with my food I do believe it was simply a matter of taste preferences. I'd definitely try to go again to try something else.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were never asked for our drink order until we were asked for our food order & it took a long time after we were seated with a reservation for this to happen. Our food was good & everyone said they would order the same thing again but the service was poor.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The staff at Prep Kitchen were so friendly and helpful! My friend and I went for my birthday dinner. Even though they were closing at about 9:30 pm, they let us stay a little longer and didn't rush us at all, which was really nice of them. Five stars for sure! I plan on coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and service. Nice place for outside dining. A little pricey, but recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very pleased with the ambiance, selection, tasty food, and service. Well-priced for what it is. Comfortable place. We brought our puppy and sat outdoors.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Quality food, a bit pricey but great for special occasions and dates! :D

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Stopped by for a quick bite before catching a play at the La Jolla Theater and it was wonderful. Service was fast, food was delicious and the ambiance refreshing. Sat on the patio and soaked in the late summer sun as we ate. Will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food here is always great. Just beer and wine but certainly sufficient with a good meal. Their roasted chicken is the juiciest chicken I ever had and its delicious. Will always be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Superb Food, Service and Ambiance. Prepkitchen La Jolla can't be beat!

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is a regular stop for three generations of my family. We love Prepkitchen, La Jolla.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful food and great service. Lovely to sit outside under the lights. Introduced to Godello wine from Spain and may have a new favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had two appetizers two entrees and a desert for $40 each! A great value for the food we had!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent friendly service. Great meal outside. Away from touristy area a plus too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great ambience, food & service. Nicely done PrepKitchen La Jolla.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love that they reserved the shadiest table out on the patio for us. Service was very friendly and food was perfect as always!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great place for a casual business dinner. Excellent food and great setting

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vip
 (México)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Gran Lugar para una cena casual y sin ambiciones!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Best dinner spot in La Jolla, HANDS DOWN!! Best dinner spot in La Jolla, HANDS DOWN!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always wonderfully careful food preparation and flavor just right. Great service and cucumber water. Nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Awesome experience. We got back the next night and had the same experience again.
Will return for sure

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was quite good.
But the wine list is terribly overpriced
Cheapest Sauvignon Blanc $48!
Muscadet $53!!!!
Will not return

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was great. Service was friendly, and food came out in a reasonable amount of time. But, wow, getting the waiter to come back to your table was super frustrating! Waited to order wine way too long, waited to order dinner too long, and waited to order dessert. Our server had tables all over the place, yet others seemed to be only mildly busy. Still a nice place to go for a casual dinner - if you're super patient.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is a nice spot near the center of La Jolla with outdoor seating. The food was delicious, and the waiter very professional, friendly and helpful. We had a very nice time. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a casual dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food and what a great little covered patio. Really enjoyed the food and the setting. The service was pretty slow, but it was friendly and accurate. I would come back here again, some of the menu items are fantastic (bacon wrapped dates and chilaquiles)!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Overall the food was good. I had roasted cauliflower, which was just ok. My wife had the chicken, which was outstanding.
It's a small place with a lot of outdoor seating. On a nice sunny day, I imagine the ambiance would be terrific. When we were there, it wasn't a nice sunny day.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Cute neighborhood restaurant that serves interesting and delicious food. Love that you can get brunch/ breakfast items at lunchtime. Had the huevos rancheros and it was fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

If you have no where else to go.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 1, 2017

What a great find! Superb wine list, ambiance and perfect entrees. We'll be back for sure. Thanks for making our anniversary extra special👍🏻

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Organic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent find! The donut holes are a must try! And the French Toast was to die for! Turkey sandwich was also a great option. Great for kids too! We sat on the patio which was shaded and provided for a nice people watching!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Visiting from central California; extra warm outdoor heat laps made for a cozy and enjoyable dining experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food was surprisingly good. The presentation reminded me a bit of Gjelina in Venice, CA. Most of the seating is outdoors and although there are heaters overhead, it can get a little chilly during the winter/early spring.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great sharing plates and everyone in iur our party of 4 enjoyed their entree. Excellent food, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Food is very mediocre, unsure why it's rated so highly. Had the pasta...about the same quality as Buca de Beppo or Olive Garden. Salad was bland. Patatas bravas was decent. Service is very good. Bread tastes average. Had Sangria drink which was "ok." But pretty expensive for the quality and quantity of food offered.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great food, great ambiance, good service I would and do recommend this restaraunnt

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Little neighborhood gem. Very tasty, healthy dishes. Friendly though a bit forgetful service. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Charcuterie plate was very well done and perfect for sharing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We make it a point to eat at Prep Kitchen whenever we travel down to the San Diego area to visit our kids in college. We are never disappointed in their seasonal menu; even our vegan friends found satisfying entrees among the squid ink pasta, Mary's roast chicken and the delectable short ribs (I've had all three) that were offered the two nights we were there. And yes, we were there two nights in a row.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We were just looking for something in the area and last minute picked this Resturant. The service and food was great

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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