Hillcrest Uptown Restaurants

106Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar

Address: 860 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar
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Located in the newly renovated Paseo de Mission Hills is Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar. Specializing in modern Italian fare and utilizing only the freshest seasonal ingredients, guests can revel in Olivetto’s cozy ambiance of exposed brick, dark wood, and rustic toned décor. Serving both lunch and dinner seven days a week, patrons can experience a complete Italian meal day and night, or just stop in to enjoy a glass of wine after a long day. The inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal, whether as a night out on the town with friends, or a romantic ... Learn More »

106Heaven Sent Desserts

Address: 3001 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Heaven Sent Desserts
Heaven Sent Desserts in San Diego’s North Park district is legitimately a slice of heaven right here in California. It’s fresh in house made desserts are imaginative and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening for two, a group celebration, or just feel like curling up on one of their plush couches with a book, a slice of chocolate decadence or a fruity tart and some coffee, you are in store for a fabulous time. The staff is friendly and welcoming, as is the ambiance. Heaven Sent also caters and loves enhancing any celebration you may be having ... Learn More »

107Bleu Boheme

Address: 4090 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA  92116   Make a Reservation
Bleu Boheme
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Visit the heart of Kensington for a taste of France with Owner and Chef Ken Irvine’s Bleu Boheme. Designed to reflect the traditional French eatery of a bygone era, the Bleu Boheme dining room is rustic and inviting. Exposed beam ceilings and pale stone walls are complemented by simple furnishings and understated accent pieces. The ever-evolving daily menu serves as an art installation of sorts, as it is scribed on a wall-sized chalk board. Guests cozy up in the intimate dining room and peruse the classic menu that includes such specialties as Coq au Vin, Escargot a la Portugaise, and ... Learn More »

106Sabuku Sushi

Address: 3027 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA  92116   Make a Reservation
Sabuku Sushi
Sabuku Sushi offers fresh, traditional seafood combined with vibrant sushi creations. Experience a variety of daily specials, including Happy Hour, Monday Madness, Tuna Tuesday, Woohoo Wednesday or the local favorite, Naughty Nights. Later in the evenings, after 9:00pm, just request the “Naughty Menu” which lists popular rolls and special prices that will blow you away. Along with the many specials, Sabuku offers sensible retail pricing across the menu, so everyone can enjoy a meal without breaking the bank. Ranked as one of the best sushi restaurants in San Diego, Sabuku is aesthetically pleasing and the décor joins modern style with ... Learn More »

106The Incredible Cheesecake Company

Address: 3161 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA  92116   Make a Reservation
The Incredible Cheesecake Company
The Incredible Cheesecake Company combines old methods with excellent quality ingredients to bring some of the best cakes that taste heavenly and also look appealing. Aside from the usual classics such as fudge brownie and cookies n’ cream there are other unique creations that aren’t offered anywhere else. These specialty cakes are not difficult for the chefs to create and they usually have the cake done in 3 hours! In the meantime, patrons can enjoy the espresso bar that features many caffeinated sweets to keep the anticipation high until the cheesecake is ready. They’re also extremely popular with weddings due ... Learn More »

107Claire De Lune

Address: 2906 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Claire De Lune
Located on University Avenue, in North Park, this quaint coffee shop remains a favorite among locals for coffee, pastries, and just a place to curl up with a good book. Claire De Lune opens early and closes late daily. They also serve up some of the most creative and tasty coffee drinks in San Diego. Established in 1997, Claire De Lune caters to the college age crowd and hosts live musical acts quite often. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing night in a comfy chair, a casual coffee date, or your morning cup of joe, Claire De Lune is ... Learn More »

106Bombay

Address: 3960 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Bombay
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A fanciful curtain of monsoon rain, visible through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, is a friendly greeting as guests enter the spacious and elegant dining room at Bombay restaurant. Aromas of exotic spices promise a feast of flavors. Having won awards for the “Best Vegetarian Restaurant” and “Best Indian Restaurant in San Diego”, from AOL City Guide and San Diego Magazine respectively, one can remain assured they will enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. The kitchen serves to satisfy expectations and the attentive wait staff ensures a delectable dining experience that you’ll want to repeat over and over again. Flavorful, mysterious fruit drinks ... Learn More »

107Toronado

Address: 4026 30th Street, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Toronado
The North Park neighborhood of San Diego is quickly becoming the welcomed alternative to downtown, with high-quality and hip joints popping up all the time. Toronado is one of those places that have gained quite the local fan base for its staggering selection of craft beers on tap, and its satisfying menu of fresh and tasty pub fare. Toronado boasts a refreshingly casual, roll-up-your-sleeves atmosphere where the enjoyment of fine drink and food takes precedence. In fact, freshness and quality is so important to the Toronado crew that the drink and food menus are updated daily to ensure guests savor ... Learn More »

106Olympic Cafe

Address: 2340 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Olympic Cafe
With a seemingly endless abundance of ethnic foods fairly represented throughout the county, Greek cuisine does not seem to draw a huge number of restaurateurs to San Diego. It just takes a little looking, though. Unassuming inside and out, the food at Olympic Café speaks for itself, as shown by the “Best Greek Restaurant in San Diego” award City Beat gave the café in 2004, and the number of repeat customers that regularly dine here. With the laid-back atmosphere reminiscent of an old diner and friendly staff, customers are made to feel right at home. The family-owned café was established ... Learn More »

106Urban Solace

Address: 3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Urban Solace
Tucked away behind a white, stucco exterior Urban Solace of North Park brings a taste of home back into the neighborhood. Serving up favorites that are sure to reawaken childhood memories as well as the senses, Chef Matt Gordon epitomizes the idea of New American Comfort Food. Along with a cozy softly lit interior, they offer patio seating and a live jazz quartet on featured nights. Pair this with an impressive list of West Coast wines and a menu featuring locally sourced produce and this bit of home is a welcome addition to the city. Learn More »

106Redwing Bar and Grill

Address: 4012 30th Street, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Redwing Bar and Grill
Redwing Bar and Grill offer some of the cheapest appetizers that include all the fancy additions and plenty of drinks. Every day brings something new for those who are willing to brave the craziness that the sports bar delivers. Monday’s are sports days, karaoke on Saturday, Thursdays are usually very low cost beer days, and Wednesday is sushi night with only the freshest Japanese cuisine. There’s always a special occasion going on at Redwing and everyone usually has a great time. Even if one is not that big of a drinker, it is still worth bringing a group of friends ... Learn More »

106Veg N Out

Address: 3442 30th Street, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Veg N Out
Veg N Out offers juicy burgers, loaded hot dogs, and gourmet sandwiches, all created vegetarian. This unique North Park establishment was opened by Rachael Fogg, who yearned to show meat-eaters that vegetarian doesn’t have to mean salads and tasteless garden burgers. Among menu choices are the popular Western Burger, Island Girl pineapple and teriyaki burger, and the I Love Rach’y cucumber, cream cheese, and "bologna" sandwich, which was created by Rachael at age eleven. So if you want to go out for something fresh, give Veg-N-Out a try and experience a truly satisfying vegetarian meal. Learn More »

106Taste of Thai

Address: 527 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Taste of Thai
Taste of Thai in Hillcrest offers an extensive selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, often offered with a choice of chicken, pork, seafood, tofu, or vegetables. The seafood section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Whole Fish in Curry sauce and Grilled Thai Prawns. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well, proving that the kitchen is skilled in crafting intricate and harmonious presentations of taste and flavor. The simple décor imparts a subtle elegance, which serves as ... Learn More »

106Aladdin

Address: 1220 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Aladdin
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Just north of University Avenue, Aladdin restaurant is one of Hillcrest’s most flavorful dining destinations. This Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurant serves an array of fresh, vibrant dishes such as Lamb Schwerma, Vegetarian Bryani, and the chef’s favorite, Halibut Arrabiata. Lighter fare includes an array of traditional Meza such as hommos, tabouleh, and dolmas, as well as salads, sandwiches, and wood-fired middle-eastern pizzas. The casual setting and elegant décor is welcoming and comfortable; combined with the food it just may convince you that you’re not in Hillcrest anymore. Learn More »

106Pomegranate Restaurant

Address: 2312 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Pomegranate is a cheerful Russian-Georgian restaurant with a sense of warmth and hospitality inside the dining room. This is a “come in” “get fed” & “get happy” atmosphere, unlike other conventional Russian restaurants. Pomegranate offers a detailed menu with many vegetarian dishes indicated by tiny Pomegranate symbols next to the entrée. The Kavkaz Beet Salad includes fresh beets mixed with unexpected spices and herbs. The chicken or lamb kabobs have rich flavors and are served with chilled salads and rice. Also try the unique Chicken Tabaka which is consists of a Cornish Hen flattened and fried until crispy then served ... Learn More »

107100 Wines kitchen

Address: 1027 University Avenue, Hillcrest, CA  92103   Make a Reservation

106Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

Address: 4651 Park Blvd San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA  92116   Make a Reservation
Are you looking for exotic flavors and cooking techniques that stay true to Ethiopian tradition and hospitality? Muzita Bistro is family owned and operated, offering only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available, reminiscent of the culture, and the space is great for groups who want to try something unique and new with enormous plates made for sharing. Throw away the forks and spoons as you dig in with your hands to immerse yourself in the full experience of Ethiopian dining. Start off with a plate of Ethiopian Chips and Dip – a must have! Then delve in to entrees ... Learn More »

107Street Side Thai Kitchen

Address: 3025 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Street Side Thai Kitchen
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North Park’s already noteworthy dining scene got a little tastier since Street Side Thai Kitchen opened its doors. This eatery is a destination for both locals that know their way around the neighborhood’s top stops and for Thai food enthusiasts that know their way around a proper menu. Street Side satisfies midday diners with a lunch menu that caters to the appetite as well as the wallet: lunch selections are served with a salad, soup, egg roll, and steamed rice. Later in the day, dinner guests indulge in a menu that features meat and seafood delicacies, along with authentic curry ... Learn More »

106Spread

Address: 2879 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation

107Babycakes

Address: 3766 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Babycakes
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Whimsically whisking guests off to a sweet oasis of tasty times is Babycakes, in Hillcrest. This chic uptown eatery is located in a handsome craftsman-style home characteristic of the neighborhood’s charming architecture, and boasts a large front and back patio. Inside, visitors enjoy a home-away-from-home vibe complemented by antiques, cozy couches, the brick fireplace, and open-beamed ceilings. Sweet dreams meet saccharine-scented fantasies with Babycakes’ luscious dessert cocktails, cupcakes, pastries, and savory delights. Celebrate the weekend with a Babycakes brunch (the Red Velvet Hot Cakes are a hit) or meet up with friends for a proper Monday night nightcap: pair the ... Learn More »