The best local restaurants in Downtown San Diego (3/3)
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Bud & Rob's New Orleans Bistro
Looking for authentic creole and cajun food without leaving the state? Bud & Rob's has got you covered! They've brought all the NOLA classics you could crave to their cozy bistro just blocks away from Petco Park.
Think flavorful seafood and sausage gumbo, meaty po' boy sandwiches and hearty jambalaya — the list goes on. But make sure you save some room for dessert, you won't want to miss out on their melt-in-your-mouth beignets or their perfectly smooth lemon cheesecake!
For an impressive array of sushi in a hip and modern indoor/outdoor ambiance, head over to Ogawashi at the corner of 5th Ave and C Street. They’re serving up both Japanese and Korean specialities that we’re sure you’ll love.
You’ll find classics like fried tempura, ramen, yakisoba, udon and rice bowls as well as an extensive list of classic and specialty sushi options that make a great addition to any meal. On top of the food, Ogawashi offers a well-curated sake list, an extensive selection of beers as well as hand-crafted cocktails that are a must try!
P.S. Ogawashi translates to “handmade” — and it's no surprise from the quality of all of their dishes!
Tacos El Cabron
Check out Gaslamp’s Tacos el Cabron on 4th Avenue for a menu inspired by traditional recipes and flavors of Tijuana. Serving nearly a dozen different tacos in their house-made flour tortillas, we’re sure you’ll satisfy your craving. Choose from a selection of classics like carne asada or adobada to freshly caught seafood like spicy shrimp, crispy fish or grilled octopus. And for vegetarians, the portobello taco is a hit!
But don’t let the name fool you! Other favorites include individual portions of the barrio spicy stew, mulitas and their oversized orders of fries stacked with steak, spicy pork or shrimp.
For an authentic taste of the Middle East, check out Sadaf on Fifth Avenue. As a family owned and operated restaurant, Sadaf has held true to their Persian roots as they’ve served San Diego for over 30 years. Their laid-back atmosphere serves as the perfect spot to experience their modern interpretation of classic dishes that will have you coming back for more!