International Smoke Del Mar

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550 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry is inspired by Curry’s love for healthy, delicious cooking and Mina’s enthusiasm for travel as well as preparing food over an open flame. International Smoke will showcase smoked and grilled foods in a fresh and bright way, combining proteins with local, seasonal produce. Serving wood-fired steaks, seafood and ribs daily over lunch, dinner & brunch. Additionally, we offer private dining space and off-site catering.

Please note; bar seating and standing is currently unavailable until further notice. Lunch is available for take out or quick service dining on our patio based on a first come-first served basis. Dinner reservations are available on our patio only with indoor dining reservations to follow mid-June.

In an effort to keep you and our team safe, we kindly ask all guests to wear masks when entering the restaurant.

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vipKajal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience! Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our friends engagement

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vipJoshuaG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The sample order we got had way too much food. Had leftovers the next night. Our server “Hana Banana” was outstanding.

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vipColinR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad daughter night out

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vipSDWineReviews
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new healthier menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Have already spoken with manager Jessica and have resolved experience. Good food, although not happy about brunch ribs order and not happy with service/timing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Live Music on Friday gives it a great atmosphere. Anna was our server and she was a delight. She full of positive energy & was very detailed when describing the menu. The cuisine is incredible. My date had the ribs & loved them! Their Grilled selfish it’s also delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the corn bread!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was on point. Will definitely dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Branzino has no flavor and was mushy and presentation was poor.

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vipJimF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (I think her name was Kyomi?) was great! Very attentive and informative about the menu.

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Mitt
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were excellent.

We had a reservation to celebrate a 70th birthday. When we got there were shuffled off to an outside table, when asked to be in the dining room they said no. This was very disappointing as we didn't want to sit outside next to a family with children. We wanted to be inside where the action was. We were not happy.

Drinks are overpriced with very small amounts of liquid. The smokey old fashioned was in a beautiful crystal glass with an ice cube that filled the entire glass. There was so little cocktail in the glass, it was all ice. Then I ordered a martini, again a very small glass. Then a glass of red wine to go with my steak .... and again, a very small glass.

Overall all, it's a good restaurant but the drinks need to be bigger and better and damn it I want to sit in the dining room!

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vipvphung
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My $50 reward certificate kept saying it was used when I tried to bring it up for the server. How can I get it applied now and get a refund from what I paid?

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vipgudfud
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Had checked it out on Yelp, looked good. Made reservations thru OpenTable, arrived and was seated within about 3 minutes. Complementary house made chips and green sauce are off the hook good. Huge drinks for the whole table. All the food had a good smokey feel and taste to it. Two people in my party had the ribs, American style and loved it. Two had the filet, and same, loved it. I had the cod, it as awesome with the rice! The sides are more than enough to share and delicious. Service was on point, thanks Michael got a great experience! Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great all around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Sunday brunch with live music entertainment to enjoy.

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AnthonyO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner! Service was great! Food was great! Great time all around! We will definitely return!

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vipLucky13
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Some interesting flavors. Some work, some don't. Everything was salty. And way overpriced.

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Sara
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday, complete with some delicious soft serve on the house! Food and service were excellent

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, bartenders were attentive and recommended some great drinks. We had tuna tartare, cornbread, crab fried rice and wood fired broccolini - everything was yummy! We went on a Friday night and got to listen to live music as well. We'll definitely go again.

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EdotTdot
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & atmosphere, went for a co-workers birthday and felt right at home.

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KerriK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matthew was AWESOME! Super on top of everything, great personality, etc. The food was amazing . We all got the Power Lunch they offer and it was perfect.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great environment, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at International Smoke! The food, the service — all top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food!!! Delicious!!! I always have a wonderful experience at this restaurant

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Joey
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were here to celebrate a friend’s birthday party!

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipMelodyD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Trust me, get the crab legs. I have never had them prepared any more delicious.
Service was also outstanding. Overall a wonderful experience and left us looking forward to visiting again.

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vipPickyPalate
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I really enjoyed the Cornbread and crab fried rice. The half rib order with lemongrass sauce was a little on the dry side. Would definitely come back to try other items on the menu.

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vipAdriaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. It’s our new go-to restaurant. So happy they arrived in Del Mar.

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vipDara
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second time to International Smoke it was quite full and lively even though a Thursday evening. Our guest greatly enjoyed the ribs as did my partner. I had the salmon for the first time and found it all right but not at all "the best ever" as per our server's words (and overpriced for its indication as so fabulous). The cornbread was as delicious as ever, and the cauliflower appetizer really was tasty, too. Once again we enjoyed our evening.

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LeitaE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Michael Mina restaurants. Glad to have on locally.

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CharmayneH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food slightly delayed coming out, (we did not complain, the server took it upon herself to make management aware the kitchen was running behind) both manager and server apologized and comped a glass of wine and an order of their famous cornbread, overall delicious meal, excellent service- highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have dined here twice now and both meals have been disappointing. The pork ribs were tough and did not fall off the bone. My wife’s black card was under cooked and mushy and bland. With the astronomically high price points on the menu, the food is not worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great and we loved the space. Our waiter seemed very new to service. He served my wine in a champagne flute and came over to ask us about dessert twice while we were in the middle of eating our main course. The restaurant was not busy so it was very odd to be hurrying us along like that, especially when we’d told him at the beginning of the meal that we weren’t in a rush.

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RayyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here and it never disappoints. Brunch comes with a live band and bottomless mimosas! The cornbread is a must order as well as the rib tip mac and cheese. My server was very knowledgeable and attentive. An overall great experience.

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viptdk92101
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

While I'd like to blame our issues on the fact that we dined over a holiday weekend, every time we've passed by, the place has been packed, so I assume they are used to dealing with a full house every evening. I appreciate allowing diners to enjoy their time and not feel rushed to give up a table, but I also felt that the time to get our entree (ribs, which I assume are not being cooked from scratch) was excessive. We also spent long periods waiting on water refills (more places need table carafes of water). We tried the wood fired oysters and the raw bar oysters, as well as the avocado starter and the combo rib platter. The oysters were fine, the avocado dish as expected (basically two halves of an avocado with jicama and cucumber, sauced with a chile vinaigrette), and the ribs were tender and tasty. But, nothing was outstanding; if someone told me they were going to eat here, I wouldn't be able to say "You absolutely have to order X when you go." For the price, and the wait, and the scene, I don't know that we'll be clamoring to return.

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Marilyn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here this past weekend. Our server was AMAZING. Food was delicious. I’ve come here multiple times and so far it has never been a disappointment.

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JenniferV
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food was unique and delicious! Great ambiance, perfect pacing, good service!

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International Smoke Del Mar does offer 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 4.4 stars by 550 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.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.