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Enjoy cuisine from across the globe at these tasty eateries.
Fast-casual Italian at affordable prices defines this all-day eatery,
where Neapolitan-style pizzas start at seven bucks and sandwiches
made from freshly baked bread are less than $10.
950 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter
Tip: The sandwiches are large enough for two meals. And don’t forget to
order one of the dipping sauces.
FILIPINO: OCEAN PACIFIC GRILL
This sleek eatery delivers a modern spin on Filipino
cuisine. The chef, a veteran of Roy’s, puts pork sisig
in tacos and flavors baby back ribs with adobo sauce.
There are also more traditional dishes, like green
papaya salad, lumpia and seabass with crispy skin.
531 F St., Gaslamp Quarter
Tip: Try the tocino (sweet, cured slabs of pork belly) on toast
with burrata, roasted tomatoes and balsamic reduction.
MUZITA ABYSSINIAN BISTRO
Multiple vegetarian and vegan specialties pair nicely with a
traditional honey wine called tej, favored in East Africa.
4651 Park Blvd., University Heights
Tip: Make sure to wash up before dining, as you’ll be eating
with your hands.
JAPANESE: SUSHI OTA
Don’t let the strip mall location
fool you—this has been a San Diego
institution for almost 30 years. Chef-owner Yukito Ota uses only the freshest
seafood; get a seat at the bar and you
could watch the master at work.
4529 Mission Bay Drive, Pacific Beach
Tip: Make a reservation and go with the oma-
kase menu (chef’s choice) to try everything
from local sea urchin to spot prawn.
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