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San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Oceanside

Restaurants in historic buildings, chefs culled from Tokyo, a thriving art scene—Oceanside remains one of San Diego's most creative corners


South O Walkabout | Photo by Jay Reilly

Oceanside This Month

South O Walkabout, South Coast Highway between Whaley Street and Vista Way, February 13

Matthew Barnes: Painter of the Night, Oceanside Museum of Art, February 23–May 12

Ramen Menma

Known for his award-winning ramen shop in Tokyo, at his O’side outpost chef Ryuichiro Shinagawa is making red-hot miso ramen as well as his signature Aburasso, a soupless version with chashu pork, vegetables, seaweed, and chili sauce. menma_oceanside


Masters Kitchen & Cocktail

Masters has retained the industrial charm of its space—it used to be Masters Automotive shop, built in 1939—but added new executive chef Andre Clark. He’s turning out short rib tacos, grilled cheese with San Marzano tomato soup, and vegan options like a mango wrap stuffed with flash-fried jackfruit. masterskitchenandcocktail



Look for bath products, handmade toys, and Moon Juice elixirs at this bright boutique led by the former owner of All Ye Citizens and the founder of Craft + Foster candles.  roamsandiego


Photo by Paula Watts

Dija Mara

After working with Michelin-starred chefs in San Francisco, Ryan Costanza is creating Balinese cuisine in a gritty, art-filled space. Try the nasi goreng, grilled octopus with sambal (hot sauce), and lamb satay. dija.mara


Local Tap House

LTH is a farm-to-table eatery slash community gathering place. The team also recently opened Exhale a block away, serving Mexican staples with a wood-fired touch. localtaphouse


Revolution Roasters

This café is serious about its locally roasted coffee, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also try the flaky almond croissants, pecan sticky buns, and avocado tahini cucumber toasts, preferably from the sunny patio. revolutionroasters


Blade 1936

A building designed by Irving Gill, once home to Oceanside’s Blade Tribune newspaper, will come back to life as an Italian restaurant led by former BiCE chef-owner Mario Cassineri and Caffe Calabria’s John Carlo Ferraiuolo. The menu will include Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, pastas, Italian beer, wines, and more. 

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