May. 18th, 2012

Best Restaurants in the Gaslamp | From Sushi to Steak

Photo Courtesy of Searsucker
San Diego may be best known for its sunny weather and sandy beaches, but the Gaslamp district of the city also has some of the best restaurants and dining options in Southern California. Take a look below at some of our favorite Gaslamp restaurants to find a delicious offering of the best seafood, steaks, and more.

Katsuya, located on F Street, is headed up by Chef Uechi who combines the delicate traditional of Japanese cooking with a contemporary American twist. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. Katsuya also offers specialty cocktails and features a beautiful modern design by visionary Philippe Starck.

Chef Brian Malarkey, a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef, runs the kitchen at Searsucker. Located on Fifth Avenue, Searsucker has a contemporary American menu that includes sumptuous dishes such as Salmon “Loch Duart” with beet, orange, and goat cheese fondue, and Dumplings served with polenta and manchengo. Now, on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, diners can have Brunch With Brian and enjoy an egg scramble with lobster, chorizo, and truffles.

Anyone who follows celebrity gossip will have seen Nobu in the tabloids from time to time, as it is a favorite among those in the limelight. Nobu San Diego features creative Pan-Asian cuisine from Chef Nobu Matushisa. Some of the specialties from this legendary chef include Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno. What’s more, Nobu San Diego is located across from the Convention Center, which hosts prime city events. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, Nobu’s sushi bar and lounge serves crafted cocktails and fresh sashimi and sushi platters.

Cowboy Star
In the mood for steak? Cowboy Star in San Diego’s East Village is known for its Wild West appeal and delicious, all natural steaks and burgers. Sample the 40 oz. Porterhouse for Two, a certified Angus Beef cut aged for 21 days. For something light and fresh try the Cauliflower Soup, garnished with toasted caraway seeds and truffle oil. Image Copyright Google
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