Superb Japanese Craft Sake and Sushi at Coronado Gem

The Rey Roll at Saiko Sushi Coronado

The Rey Roll at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Looking for San Diego’s most sophisticated Japanese craft sake selection and super fresh sushi? Then a visit to Saiko Sushi Coronado is a must to enjoy regional, single brewery sakes and delectable fare. Chef/owner Anthony Pascale and his partner Evan Bennett are the only Certified Sake Professionals in San Diego. They work together to curate a dynamic, meticulous sake menu grouped into four distinct categories:

•Sea-clean style sake
•Air-light & sophisticated
•Land-rustic & robust
•Nigori-unfiltered

Opt for a flight, glass, carafe or full bottle plus delight in the chance to learn from the educational food pairing suggestions.

On the edible side, seafood is brought in daily from the city’s premier supplier, Catalina Offshore. Choose from appetizers, salads, rolls and specials such as an exquisitely plated Snapper Sashimi with Ponzu Sauce. Saiko’s most popular roll, the Rey — a mouth watering combination of albacore, tempura shrimp, kani-kama, micro cilantro and apple-mustard vinaigrette — perfectly complements an earthy glass of Seven Spearsmen.

Finally, decor invites with sumptuous red walls, black tables, chic pendant lighting and a wood/stone sushi bar that give the place a relaxed modern feel. An adjacent breezy patio sports views of the San Diego Bay.

Snapper Sashimi at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Snapper Sashimi at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Snapper Sashimi with Green Onion and Ponzu Sauce at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Snapper Sashimi with Green Onion and Ponzu Sauce at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Chef Adam Duong Preparing a Sashimi Salad at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Chef Adam Duong Preparing a Sashimi Salad at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Seven Spearsmen Sake and Menu at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Seven Spearsmen Sake and Menu at Saiko Sushi Coronado

California Roll at Saiko Sushi Coronado

California Roll at Saiko Sushi Coronado

Saiko Sushi Coronado Sign

Saiko Sushi Coronado Sign

Saiko Sushi Coronado

Saiko Sushi Coronado

Saiko Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Delectable Bites and Sensational Sips Under the Stars

Bistro 65 Pork Crusted Fried Shrimp at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Bistro 65 Pork Crusted Fried Shrimp at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Sip and Savor kicked off the 2016 La Costa Film Festival with a bang! Guests enjoyed incredible food, beverages and music at the scenic Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

Fresh Flowers at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Fresh Flowers at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Chandlers Carlsbad Thai Chili Ahi Poke at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Chandlers Carlsbad Thai Chili Ahi Poke at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Executive Chef Mario Medina of The MainCourse Restaurant at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival

Executive Chef Mario Medina of The MainCourse Restaurant at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival

Angel's Salumi & Truffles at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Angel’s Salumi & Truffles at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Larry Rinehart and Pascal Besset of Angel's Salumi & Truffles Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Larry Rinehart and Pascal Besset of Angel’s Salumi & Truffles Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Golden Coast Mead at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Golden Coast Mead at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Twenty/20 Sous Vide Octopus & Scallop at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Twenty/20 Sous Vide Octopus & Scallop at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen Beef Tartare at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen Beef Tartare at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Pumpkin Spice D'armond Family Cheesecake at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Pumpkin Spice D’armond Family Cheesecake at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Bistro West French Quarter Framboise Champagne Cocktail at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Bistro West French Quarter Framboise Champagne Cocktail at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

The MainCourse Restaurant Bread Pudding at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

The MainCourse Restaurant Bread Pudding at Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

Sip and Savor La Costa Film Festival 2016

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Bountiful Breakfasts at Cheerful Diner

Ham and Eggs at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

Ham and Eggs at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Nutella Flap Jacks and Mile High Omelettes attract a loyal following of Oceanside locals to the Breakfast Club Diner downtown on North Coast Hwy 101. Open 7am-3pm, the diner serves tasty hearty breakfasts all day. Scrumptious lunch options such as the Widowmaker Burger or Ridgemont Reuben come with french fries. Skateboards, surfboards and ocean themed murals create a fun casual vibe. The amiable owner Perry Roumbos makes customers feel at home and happy as does the fast friendly service with a smile. On weekends expect a line out the door.

French Fries at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

French Fries at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

California Burger with Chicken at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

California Burger with Chicken at the Breakfast Club Diner Oceanside

Breakfast Club Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Gather Round the Campfire

Sprouted Porridge Bread with Cultured Butter at Campfire Carlsbad

Sprouted Porridge Bread with Cultured Butter at Campfire Carlsbad

Remember roasting s’mores around a campfire as a child? Well here’s your chance to enjoy a sophisticated take on open fire cooking that’s big on creativity in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Chef Andrew Bachelier’s enticing menu of small seasonal plates encourages sharing. Dishes are grilled or smoked over wood, charcoal and ash. Sustainability rules from the locally sourced produce to the grass-fed beef. Delectable options include the broccoli with candied peanut, duck liver pâté with griddled bread and black cod with quinoa. Kudos to the knowledgable wait staff providing thoroughly attentive service.

The natural decor screams outdoors with camping gear turned wall decoration, mountain themed mural and wooden tables. A large outdoor teepee keeps kids entertained. Campfire is a welcome addition to the Carlsbad dining scene.

Campfire Carlsbad Sign

Campfire Carlsbad Sign


Duck Liver Pâté at Campfire Carlsbad

Duck Liver Pâté at Campfire Carlsbad

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Wine & Beer Paired with Tasty Small Plates

Roast Beef Sandwich at The Millers Table, Oceanside

Roast Beef Sandwich at The Millers Table, Oceanside

How did owner Traci Miller transform a small restaurant dining room into a welcoming neighborhood gathering place? She pushed all the rectangular tables into the middle of the room to create one big communal “Miller’s Table.” The menu features charcuterie, sandwiches, salads and small plates all designed to pair well with beer or wine. Sandwiches are made with Prager Brothers Artisan Bread and produce from nearby organic Cyclops Farms. The robust roast beef with grainy mustard and horseradish was well balanced by arugula and oven-sweetened tomatoes. The yummy grilled cheese of the day cooked panini style combined sharp cheddar with balsamic braised figs. The sandwiches were served in baskets piled high with freshly made house potato chips. The meticulously curated wine flight menu intrigues and wines are available for purchase on site as well.

Chardonnay and the Menu at The Millers Table, Oceanside

Chardonnay and the Menu at The Millers Table, Oceanside

The Millers Table Sign, Oceanside

The Millers Table Sign, Oceanside

The Miller's Table Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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