Don’t miss the
dishes at Biga.
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.
RUSSIAN: KAFE SOBAKA RESTORAN POMEGRANATE
Familiar favorites like borscht and beef stroganoff can be found
here, but venturing into unexplored culinary territory with exciting dishes like khachapuri (cheese pie topped with a sunny-side-up egg), shashlik (fire-roasted kebabs basted with pomegranate
molasses) or chanakhi (lamb stew) is more rewarding.
2469 Broadway, Golden Hill
Tip: Servers here are experts in helping first-time diners navigate the
menu, so don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions.
INDIAN: ASHOKA THE GREAT
Regulars at this Miramar mainstay make the drive out for award-winning curries, specialty dishes cooked in a tandoor (a cylindrical
clay oven) and innovative desserts like homemade cheese medallions
in honey rose water. An affordable lunch and dinner buffet offers
variety for diners who don’t care to be limited by menu selections.
9474 Black Mountain Road, Suite G, Miramar
Tip: All dishes can be ordered mild, medium or hot. Err on the side of caution.
JAPANESE: TAJIMA RAMEN BAR
Tajima is a local noodle empire, and their
approachable menu lets you build your
ramen bowl from the toppings down to the
broth, with gluten-free noodles and vegan
options as well. Don’t miss the popular
spicy sesame ramen, topped with ground
pork and fried garlic.
901 E St., East Village
Tip: Several izakaya-style appetizers, like gyoza
(pan-fried pork dumplings) and rice bowls are
standouts on the menu.
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Tajima Ramen Bar