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Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar, San Diego, CA

Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar

4.4
4.4
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

A transparent authentic cultural experience of Asian infused cuisine, continuously redefining “fresh”.

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Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (858) 289-4800

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service fantastic, Foood phenomenal Noise at understudy terrible. Too loud for all Restrauants

  2. D

    Deanna

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dine here regularly. The Sushi is fabulous. The Orgasmo Roll is delicious! We’ve tried several appetizers, my faves are the Soft Shell Crab and the Shishto Peppers. Last night we had Ribeye Steak Skewers as a main course and they did not disappoint! Great flavor, tender and everything Ribeye should be! The service has been excellent every time we’ve visited. We’ve been there enough that the staff recognizes us. The owner is the Sushi Chef. I highly recommend the Glass Box!

  3. T

    Thrasher

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing sushi, staff and saki

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Food is mediocre at best. Waitress didn’t bring us bill just portable machine to pay total. When askes for itemized bill ahe said they dont provide that. Mind blowing. Not worth money or anythign. Will never go back

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Sitting at the sushi bar was fun we had a great time with Chef Ethen.

  6. AM

    AmyM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great food, friendly waitress, but reservation availability was annoying. We could only schedule a dinner reservation at 4:45pm or 8:15pm according to Open Table but the restaurant was practically empty the whole time we were there.

  7. CA

    ChadA

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    We were quite disappointed in the food and for the price we had to pay. I had to send my glass of wine back twice because it smelled very fishy . The rolls did look very nice tho.

  8. JC

    JuliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of the best sushi experiences I have ever had. The special fish was king salmon and it was fatty and delicious. Every single item we tried completely exceeded all expectations I can’t wait to go back.

  9. CM

    ChefMarian

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    One of the things that’s very unusual about Japanese food in our neighborhood is having a Chef and staff whose goal is only to make you happy. This quality alone tells me that I am going to bring back a group to this restaurant so that he can really take care of all of us to do a proper Chef Marian Foodies Restaurant Review. This time around, I gave the chef full control to feed me. The oysters were amazing, and each course that followed was very good. I highly recommend the glass door. As in every Japanese experience or should I say most Japanese experiences, if you get the Omakase, which leaves it up to the Chef it’s usually $100 or more. At this particular restaurant they have a Omakase for $49 in addition to the higher priced ones. What an amazing opportunity to let the Chef show you what he can come up with for you!

  10. c

    cyndiq

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our waitress made excellent recommendations.

  11. G

    entropyGain

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Decent sushi, but not special and pretty high on the price range for the quality. cool ambiance and good sake list. Better choices nearby if want either high end or value.

  12. B

    Barney

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at Glass Box. We tried some cut rolls and some nigiri (bluefin and yellowtail). Delicious! We also received excellent service. We were very happy when we left.

  13. T

    Tfinn18

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool location, great food and awesome service, would definitely go back and recommend

  14. NT

    NatalieT

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Pretty good sushi but for the price theres definitely better spots. Service was horribly lacking. Server had zero enthusiasm. Food runners did not even tell you what fish was in the sashimi platters, I had to ask and then he didn't know, had to ask the chef, was still confused when explaining. Wouldnt go back, theres way better options in CV.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The quality of food did not match the price. Not worth it at all when there are other competing restaurants in the skydeck. There is a reason why reservations are easy to come by, people have realized it is not worth it

  16. d

    dreppucci

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food is good. Their spicy rolls are very spicy, so for the spice sensitive, keep that in mind. The service was great. Liked the location and overall vibe very much.

  17. MW

    MalindaW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Servers seemed disorganized and stressed out…chef and crew were composed and offered very nice food. Will go back for the $300 sashimi box!

  18. SE

    StephanieE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    will DEFINITELY be back in the near future! had reservations but they were kind enough to take us in 30mins early! def in my top 3 favorite asian fusion spots

  19. e

    efierro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Food is great but drinks are overpriced and did not really taste according to the price.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Overpriced for the quality and service levels. Need to work out some kinks

  21. EC

    EricaC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    Food was subpar and pricey. Service was great though!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food is overpriced. Good service

  23. G

    Grasshopper

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good overall but way overpriced.

  24. CS

    CrystalS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect food came out fast hot and delicious Staff was polite and attentive. Made a reservation and was seated as soon as we got there Perfect dinner

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service here was outstanding! We came for Valentine’s Day and we were seated quickly. Food and drinks arrived shortly after we ordered. Unfortunately, the food and drinks were average quality which was surprising given the price. Cool date spot if you are in the area but would not recommend making a special trip here.

  26. A

    Anshel

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I liked this place and I think some things are good but I would probably advise they work on the rice for rolls.

  27. MB

    MarlaB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, good service. Very expensive for lunch.

  28. DJ

    DanaJ

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The decor and environment are exciting, new and fresh. We went during the week so there were only a few people. Food is just Ok and pricey for what is offered. Service was attentive but we were about the only ones there. Disappointed, as there are better Japanese restaurants in SD.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    They tried their best with service but we were there for a while. Nigiri was not worth it

  30. AS

    ArshiyaS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Very average They have to up their game and food to be successful With that price there are much more better places

  31. J

    Josh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome and staff was great. Definitely try the TK roll and nigiri.

  32. EL

    EverettL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    There was a lot of hype around this new Asian restaurant. The prices were extremely high and we were hoping the food was well worth it. The sushi was very good, but everything else was mediocre and grossly over priced I would not go back

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very new spot in a food court kind of atmosphere. Kind of loud, but fun. Food was of average quality (when compared to some of the top sushi places in town ie: Sushi Ota or Himitsu), had cut roll, nigiri and sashimi. Chefs sushi most disappointing. Looked great but had sinew in many of the pieces. Wait staff really nice and attentive. B+ overall.

  34. G

    Greatasalways

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place to eat. Their food was fantastic. Not only the sushi, but the wings, "ceviche," salads, and tea. Highly recommended.

  35. JC

    JosiahC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Drinks came out after the food. Everything is waaaaay over priced for the quality especially the cocktails.

  36. CD

    ChristineD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sushi was deelish!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Terrible service and all sushi was so spicy. even after we asked for something mild for our kids, It arrived covered in Siracha. Not worth it at all

  38. TF

    TheFoodieCrewSD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glass box was incredible! We ordered half dozen oysters, yellowtail nigiri, scallop nigiri, and salmon belly nigiri to start. The oysters were fresh and their oyster toppings were delicious. All of the nigiri was AMAZING, but the salmon belly was by far our favorite. We also ordered the Rosarito Roll which was recommended by our server Ava (who was awesome!). It was very good! Definitely a great choice. The shrimp gyozas were also very good, and the dipping sauce was super flavorful. If you aren't a big garlic fan like me though, careful with dunking the whole gyoza in there. We also ordered a couple drinks and the bartender pours very well 😄

  39. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Amazing service. Highly recommend. Will definitely be returning.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food, Drinks & Service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar

3790 Townsgate Dr San Diego, CA 92130-2547

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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