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

Glass Box Asian Coastal Inspired Kitchen + Bar

4.6
4.6
74 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
A transparent authentic cultural experience of Asian infused cuisine, continuously redefining “fresh”.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Sushi

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  1. TR

    TRP9

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Quality and presentation excellent but location in this upscale food court is not to our comfort level.
  2. LN

    LynneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. All of the food we ordered was good such as the Sashimi Salad, Mushroom Medley, Zen Wings, Miso Chilean Sea Bass, Oysters, Double Tuna Roll, Kampachi, Maguro Carpaccio, Seafood Stir Fried Rice Noodle. The flavors coating of the Zen wings was good but that was it, it needed some seasoning or something because the wings itself was bland.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great!
  4. L

    Lisette

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fresh and amazing taste. Service was superb.
  5. PZ

    PhyllisZ

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Glass Box? Who knew what we were in for? Every Restaurant Week we try someplace new. The food was exceptionally good. We ate inside the “glass box” to cut down the music/noise. Inside was a counter and small white tables. No tablecloths or flowers. On Restaurant Week our 3-course meal was $45, a very good deal.
  6. P

    Pianogirl

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time to this restaurant. The food was very good and fresh and the staff was friendly and very helpful. The restaurant is pretty cool looking and has a very modern vibe. We didn't really like all the music coming from the main part of the center. Everything else was good.
  7. GB

    GwenB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great value during restaurant week, but service was slow. Waiters & waitresses were cordial.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    In general horrible experience - food took way too long; service was bad, and dare to ask for a 20% tip? Won’t not go again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I’m so sorry, I rarely leave bad reviews, and maybe this was just a hiccup in our experience as we visited for the restaurant week menu. My partner and I both got the 3-course menu ($45 each, good price) and 1 drink each (1 cocktail at $17 and one glass of Sancerre at $17). Fall salad: 7.5/10, this was my favorite thing we ate Mackerel sashimi: 2/10, but I also am not the biggest fan of mackerel. It was plated nicely! Soy shrimp: 6/10, not much flavor Salmon with vegetables: 5/10, pretty overcooked Matcha cake: 6/10, would have been better had it been defrosted more - it was a bit hard & icy The biggest issue I had though is that whatever we ate, it kept us up at night. We were sleeping from around 10:30pm - 1:30am, and we both randomly woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. I have a feeling it was caffeine in the matcha cake, but that’s on me for not asking if it had caffeine. My partner’s stomach also felt a bit off. It cost us each around $78 total.
  10. UJ

    UliJ

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great energy in the sky deck
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved trying this place for restaurant week!
  13. CS

    CarolinaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! My group of friends tried the restaurant week menu and everything we tried was delicious. The staff was super friendly, and attentive. Will definitely be coming back to this location.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was lovely. Food came fast. Our waiter was great, and all the flavours reminded me of foods I’d had in Singapore years ago. Will definitely be back!
  15. AW

    AmeliaW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I really wanted to love this place, but was so disappointed. My boyfriend and I came ready to order a ton of sushi and leave very full. After the poke nacho appetizer we each ordered two hand rolls. The hand rolls came out about 1-2 minutes after we ordered them, which flagged to us that they were not made fresh. The handrolls decent at best… but expensive! That kind of turned us off of the whole experience and we ended up leaving shortly after. So disappointing.
  16. m

    michaelb

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu. Terrific ambiance. Excellent sake selection. Great service….ask for Fern. Not to be missed!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful experience at Glassbox! The chefs specials were wonderful and service was phenomenal. This place never disappoints. Tends to be busy so I'd suggest booking a reservation. Can't wait to be back!
  18. c

    cyndiq

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become our favorite sushi restaurant. Go early in the week when less crowded. They have an outstanding and unique menu with chef’s specials every time we have visited. So much more than just sushi rolls. Tuna carpaccio crave -worthy. Duck delicious. So many items I look forward to trying. Excellent service. Nice air-conditioned location which is important to me during these hot days when all restaurants are open-air. Reservations required for weekends.
  19. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in San Diego - the staff and food were excellent.
  20. MS

    MargieS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Never disappoints!!!!
  21. K

    Kgotti

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was amazing. The poke nachos were a favorite. The Salmon collar was also delicious and different. Both specials we ordered of sashimi were excellent quality. Everything was fresh and the service was exceptional.
  22. LW

    LucyW

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, interesting and unusual menu, well executed. Staff very obliging and helpful. Excellent sized portions!
  23. TS

    TiffanyS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great atmosphere. It's a bit loud after 9pm, but very lively.
  24. ST

    SanjeevT

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a great meal with fantastic service. The quality was great and the service attentive and timely.
  25. c

    cyndiq

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was outstanding. Second time we visited and both experiences were great. Highly recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh sushi, we had lunch,prices are goo.
  27. F

    Foodtodie4

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony was an amazing sushi chef.Great sushi rolls and sake
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Ethan is great and really enjoy his team at the Glass Box
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience delicious food and great service
  30. K

    Khaki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and very fresh sushi. Definitely will be back!!
  31. US

    USAKampfswimmer

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great quality on cut and freshness of sushi. Service; attentive as one would wish for. Selection; great variety of both raw and cooked items as well as cold sakes. One criticism. Price is over tue thresh hold on price for certain items. Unknown if high rent dictates passing the price into the customer or location is set in Del Mar area. There are area competitors at more realistic price points in San Diego Propper.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and cocktails!
  33. SO

    SusanO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    fabulous food. Too good for food court type atmosphere.. but them wadda I know?
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service fantastic, Foood phenomenal Noise at understudy terrible. Too loud for all Restrauants
  35. D

    Deanna

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!
  36. T

    Thrasher

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi, staff and saki
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.6 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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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