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The Best Restaurants in San Diego 2014

From happy hours to hotel bistros, it's our annual (reader-selected!) picks for the best eats in town


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Specific Cuisines

Best Middle Eastern

Readers’ Pick: The Kebab Shop
Runner-up: Bandar
Critic’s Pick: The Kebab Shop

Best Italian

Readers’ Pick: Solare Ristorante Italiano
Runner-up: Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Critic’s Pick: Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Best French

Readers’ Pick:  Bleu Bohème
Runner-up: Tapenade
Critic’s Pick: Bellamy’s

Best Greek

Readers’ Pick: Cafe Athena
Runner-up: Mediterranean Cafe
Critic’s Pick: Cafe Athena

Solare Ristorante Italiano

Mangia, Mangia!

Solare’s Italian menu includes the creamy black truffle risotto (left) and house-made gnocchi with San Marzano tomato sauce (right).

Best Mexican

Readers’ Pick: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
Runner-up: El Zarape
Critic’s Pick: Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro

Best Indian

Readers’ Pick: Royal India
Runner-up: Bombay
Critic’s Pick: Surati Farsan

Best Chinese

Readers’ Pick: Del Mar Rendezvous
Runner-up: Mandarin House (La Jolla)
Critic’s Pick: Spicy City

Best Japanese

Readers’ Pick: Sushi Ota
Runner-up: Shimbashi Izakaya
Critic’s Pick: Wa Dining Okan

Best Thai

Readers’ Pick: Amarin Thai
Runner-up: Koon Thai Village
Critic’s Pick: Amarin Thai

Best Asian Fusion

Readers’ Pick: Roppongi
Runner-up: Del Mar Rendezvous
Critic’s Pick: Sipz

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Best Vietnamese

Readers’ Pick: Le Bambou Restaurant
Runner-up: Pho Hoa
Critic’s Pick: Saigon on Fifth

Best Korean

Readers’ Pick: Manna
Runner-up: Tofu House
Critic’s Pick: Do Re Mi

Best Filipino

Readers’ Pick: Tita’s Kitchenette
Runner-up: Zarlito’s
Critic’s Pick: Tita’s Kitchenette

Best Vegetarian Selection

Readers’ Pick: Royal India
Runner-up: Sipz
Critic’s Pick: Punjabi Tandoor

Best Barbeque

Readers’ Pick: Phil’s BBQ
Runner-up: Abbey’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q
Critic’s Pick: Yakitori Yakyudori

Best Steakhouse

Readers’ Pick: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Runner-up: Donovan’s Steak & Chop House
Critic’s Pick: Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

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Best Seafood

Readers’ Pick: Pacific Beach Fish Shop
Runner-up: The Brigantine
Critic’s Pick: Mitch’s Seafood

Best Donut

Readers’ Pick: Donut Bar
Runner-up: V.G. Donut & Bakery
Critic’s Pick: Donut Bar

Best Breakfast

Readers’ Pick: Snooze
Runner-up: Fig Tree Cafe
Critic’s Pick: Tractor Room

Best Brunch

Readers’ Pick: Monello
Runner-up: Snooze
Critic’s Pick: Café Chloe

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