International Smoke Del Mar

4.7
652 Reviews
$30 and under
American

International Smoke Del Mar is the wildly popular collaboration between award-winning Chef Michael Mina and renowned restaurateur, chef, 2x NY Times best-selling cookbook author, philanthropist, television host and producer, and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry. Inspired by Curry and Mina’s shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques, International Smoke ignites a new spark of flavor and creativity focused on woodfired steaks, seafood, ribs, and vegetarian entrees to create flavorful dishes that are craveable worldwide.
Celebrating food as the heart of the community, International Smoke recognizes that fire is the start of all cooking and every country shares this culinary spark. At the center of the dining experience, the bar offers a community-driven atmosphere – creating a social space where guests can connect with friends over delicious food and drinks for a night to remember.
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  • Father's Day!

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    This Father's Day, celebrate Dad in style with our Butcher Box Kit, designed for the Grill Master in your family. The Butcher Box Kit includes everything you'll need for an amazing Family-Style Feast - details in link. Kits are $175 and can be picked up on either Saturday the 19th or Sunday the 20th from 11am till 4pm. Kits can be pre-ordered beginning 6/13 with end date of 6/18 at 8pm. Additionally, we will be offering a specially curated tasting menu (along with our all-day menu) for $68 per person. The menu includes Michael Mina signature dishes, entrees. and desserts as you can enjoy 8+ items to celebrate the day! https://bbot.menu/internationalsmokedm/?_ga=2.71560339.1443896458.1620672893-662396488.1593527311

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 652 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Had a dinner with mom and it was great. Our second drinks took way too long to come out and our server was not super attentive. We waited for around 20 min for second drinks. Food was incredible! Ambience was amazing too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples dined, shared plates, ordered entrees and drinks. The portions are big enough to share. Every dish was intentionally made and seasoned. The fact the pork ribs are smoked for over ten hours let’s you know you’re in for a treat. We enjoyed the speciality drinks and ambiance. We will be back!

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Cara
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were all amazing! They even brought water and a menu for our dog...highly recommended!

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vipsjco
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service and vibe. They just get it right. It’s hip, upbeat and fun. The ribs are super. The fried rice w crab, sublime. Try the grapefruit endive hand wraps, so refreshing. Cornbread is a must.

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ShaniP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this was one of those dinners that you remember for years to come. The food was delicious, the staff was attentive and kind, and the entire experience was flawless. Truly a special establishment, will continue to return for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service. Menu could innovate more

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MichelleD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day and it was delightful! I definitely recommend!

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vipkiml
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for dinner through opentable. When we got

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vipsmartfox
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The aromas are so inviting! Definitely bring an appetite. Great appetizer in the Peking style pork belly bao bun. The meat is velvety. The smoked Korean prime brisket was excellent along with duck fat fries. Good selections of red wines to balance the effects of the meat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the food and the customer service was excellent. It was my mother’s belated bday lunch and the card and cookie was a great touch. Thanks again for make my mom’s day.

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vipNellieV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time on Sunday having dinner with friends
The food was great and some dishes were unusual and fancy.
The service was amazing

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JerryL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The tasting menu is a great way to introduce the menu to newcomers. I really enjoy coming to this restaurant.

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vipScott
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and Tia was excellent waitress with amazing service.

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vipRafii
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is cute and has a good vibe. Service was not that great and you could never be done in 90 minutes as required. We didn't even have our order in 90 minutes. I felt the description of the food was not great. The Halibut is covered in bell peppers and that should have been in the description. I barely ate any because I personally don't like them. Very good care take with my gluten allergy though. I will go back and ask a lot more question on the food before ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came here with some really good friends who had never been. Overall the food here is good. I think we've found our favorites which would definitely be the ribs and the whole roasted cauliflower. All in all, we'd come back, but willing to try Nick's next door and other spots at One Paseo.

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vipSDCreole
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was a tough night for this location. it should have been a memorable dining experience in a good way - it was not . We had rezzies at 730 but were not sat til 20 minutes after our reservation, there was no silverware no plates nor server to welcome ansd attended to us. I had to get up and speak to an on site assistant manager at which time the server came and attended our table. The food is without a doubt, full of flavor. The prices are a bit much, their wine list was missed labeled regarding their vintage and their prices are beyond reasonable .
Michael, their onsite Manager rescued the evening with comparable wine suggestions , friendliness and professionalism.
Not sure will encourage others to visit without proper warnings .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a reservation, party of 3 arrived on time but we weren’t seated until another 20 minutes later. There were tables open as well. It didn’t make sense...other than that, had an good experience. Our waiter was great.

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DavidW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for an off menu item the server recommended and it was fabulous. The whole meal was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommended and will be back

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vipJoshuaG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, food was great, and everyone went above and beyond. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter menu was off the hook! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ribs were not great, appetizers, drinks and location is perfect. Overpriced entree’s.

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MikeK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience. I appreciated that a big-name restaurant was quite child friendly (easily accommodating an additional small child above what was in our reservation) and easy to bring the family to. Great space, nice spacious outdoor patio with plenty of space between tables. We ordered the fixed menu; one of our party was gluten free and again they easily adjusted the fixed menu. The many small plates on the tasting menu were nicely done, and they had a nice wine selection with good options at plenty of price levels.

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KrystalB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My new favorite Del Mar spot!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AWESOME! Food was amazing especially the cornbread, crab Mac n cheese, and cauliflower. The spicy margarita drink was amazing as well. Our server was exactly what we wanted, high energy, fun, and full of great recommendations!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing and fantastic we tried to tasting menu and had more than enough food amazing I should carry did her thing and shove my Camino are great some great creators of this many

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vipBestfoodies
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It was our first time at International Smoke and we were very excited. However, I was a little disappointed with our food. We ordered the ribs and "Korean" brisket. We found the ribs to be ok and the brisket was not the best brisket I have tried. Especially for the price of the brisket. I prefer brisket that is fork soft, this one required a knife and was a bit tough. The cornbread was good and our server at the bar was exceptional. We love BBQ and are glad there are many options in San Diego.

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Lauren
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Fun drinks and atmosphere, excellent food and great service. Highly recommend!!

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Rachel
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here. Trying to get used to the prices but so incredibly flavorful. Would like to be able to order from burger bar at night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service was amazing. Food was very flavorful and delicious. We had the tasting menu. Drinks were great and never got empty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! The tasting menu is always great and usually too much food.. the service is outstanding!!

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vipJackieA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The burger and bao pork buns were amazing! Great service and great food!

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DanG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice birthday dinner. Smoked meat was excellent.

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vipHapaGirl
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent flavors with every dish. Great for those who love a nice spice!

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vipJohnD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and bartenders were fantastic. However, we ordered the prime brisket and for $48 we got only about 6 ounces of meat. The drinks were also way over priced ... most places that charge $17 for a martini don't measure it out as two ounces Loved the food and service, just too over-priced for what you get.

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vipKevin
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Highly recommend!

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mazzera
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service. We will definitely come back!

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AprilS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food was incredible and the and the service was superb. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts and the to die for corn bread. Great drinks as well. Staff was over the top friendly. Great outdoor dining area. I will make a point to visit again soon.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from International Smoke Del Mar using the Order Online button. International Smoke Del Mar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. International Smoke Del Mar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 331-4528.

International Smoke Del Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

International Smoke Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2351-international-smoke-all-locations#/merchant/2351.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.