The journey is as sweet as the destination. Ready for a tasty adventure? Fill up the gas tank. Turn on the GPS. And add these gastronomic itineraries as part of the ultimate San Diego culinary road trip.
When it comes to culinary diversity, Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa offers diners a chance to sample nearly every style of Asian cuisine, from dim sum to ah-boong. Add a detour to Black Mountain Road to discover a cluster of authentic Indian restaurants.
Emerald Chinese Cuisine
Where: 3709 Convoy St #101, San Diego, CA 92111
Beginning south on Convoy, fuel up at Emerald Chinese Cuisine. Emerald offers traditional dim sum with a focus on seafood, as well as their popular Peking duck carved tableside.
Manna Korean BBQ
Where: 4428 Convoy St #210, San Diego, CA 92111
Head north to Manna Korean BBQ for generous portions of table-grilled beef, chicken, pork and seafood. Make sure to order one of the delicious sides, like kimchi.
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar
Where: 4609 Convoy Street, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92111
Continue up the street to the fun interactive Kura Revolving Sushi Bar with its endless array of conveyor belt sushi.
Where: 4620 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
For a sweet treat, try an ah-boong (soft serve ice cream in a goldfish-shaped waffle cone) at Somi Somi across the street.
Where: 4764 Convoy St. Ste A, San Diego, CA 92111
Plan ahead if you want to dine at nearby Hidden Fish. This elevated and intimate all omakase sushi restaurant (San Diego’s first) has just a handful of exclusive seats.
Where: 4805 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Serving brew pub bites with an Asian twist, neighboring Common Theory and its exotic Realm of the 52 Remedies speakeasy are a symbiotic cultural fusion of the owners’ Korean-Chinese-Mexican-American background.
Ashoka the Great
Where: 9474 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA
Hop on I-15 north and exit Miramar Road west to find the best Indian cuisine in the region along Black Mountain Road. Bring your appetite to Ashoka the Great and discover their famousall-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
Where: 9484 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
Just a few doors down, Chennai Tiffins serves up vegetarian dishes and a popular breakfast buffet.
Where: 9235 Activity Rd #111, San Diego, CA, 92126
Head north on Black Mountain Road and make a left on Activity Street toward Punjabi Tandoor. The last stop on this culinary road trip offers delicious homestyle Indian cooking.